László Kubala

1927 - 2002

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László Kubala (Slovak: Ladislav Kubala, Spanish: Ladislao Kubala, 10 June 1927 – 17 May 2002) was an Hungarian-born professional footballer. He played as a forward for Ferencváros, Slovan Bratislava, Barcelona, and Espanyol, among other clubs. Regarded as one of the best players in history, Kubala is considered a hero of FC Barcelona. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of László Kubala has received more than 454,590 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). László Kubala is the 25th most popular soccer player (up from 27th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Hungary (up from 37th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

László Kubala is most famous for being the first player to score in a European Cup final.

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Among soccer players, László Kubala ranks 25 out of 16,923Before him are Didi, Luis Suárez, Mário Zagallo, Josef Bican, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Raymond Kopa. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Sócrates, Ronaldo, Vavá, Gunnar Nordahl, and Francisco Gento.

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Among people born in 1927, László Kubala ranks 15Before him are Peter Falk, Albert Uderzo, Samuel P. Huntington, Lawrence Kohlberg, Vladimir Komarov, and Mstislav Rostropovich. After him are Turgut Özal, Janet Leigh, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Sidney Poitier, Kim Young-sam, and Mary Higgins Clark. Among people deceased in 2002, László Kubala ranks 11Before him are Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, John Rawls, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Billy Wilder, and Richard Harris. After him are Chuck Jones, Traudl Junge, Vavá, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, James Coburn, and Niki de Saint Phalle.

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Among people born in Hungary, László Kubala ranks 31 out of 696Before him are Ernő Rubik (1944), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), Edward Teller (1908), Dennis Gabor (1900), and László Bíró (1899). After him are Joseph Pulitzer (1847), Sándor Kocsis (1929), Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), Emmerich Kálmán (1882), Zoltán Kodály (1882), and Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, László Kubala ranks 2Before him are Ferenc Puskás (1927). After him are Sándor Kocsis (1929), Béla Guttmann (1899), Flórián Albert (1941), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Zoltán Czibor (1929), József Bozsik (1925), Gyula Grosics (1926), Gusztáv Sebes (1906), György Sárosi (1912), and Gyula Lóránt (1923).