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László Kubala

1927 - 2002

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László Kubala (Slovak: Ladislav Kubala, Spanish: Ladislao Kubala, 10 June 1927 – 17 May 2002) was a Hungarian professional footballer who also had Spanish citizenship. 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 511,976 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). László Kubala is the 39th most popular soccer player (down from 25th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 31st in 2019) and the 3rd 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 39 out of 16,880Before him are Vavá, Stanley Matthews, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Mircea Lucescu, Ronaldinho, and Josef Masopust. After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Baggio, Antonín Panenka, Paolo Maldini, and Ronaldo.

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Among people born in 1927, László Kubala ranks 18Before him are Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Turgut Özal, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Kim Young-sam. After him are Niklas Luhmann, Albert Uderzo, Juliette Gréco, Margaret Keane, Maurice Béjart, and Janet Leigh. Among people deceased in 2002, László Kubala ranks 14Before him are John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and Traudl Junge. After him are Niki de Saint Phalle, Chuck Jones, James Coburn, Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

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Among people born in Hungary, László Kubala ranks 39 out of 866Before him are Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), Edward Teller (1908), Zoltán Kodály (1882), Joseph Pulitzer (1847), Ágota Kristóf (1935), and Viktor Orbán (1963). After him are Orestes (420), John Sigismund Zápolya (1540), Imre Lakatos (1922), Stephen V of Hungary (1239), Béla III of Hungary (1148), and Anne of Bohemia and Hungary (1503).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, László Kubala ranks 3Before him are Ferenc Puskás (1927) and Sándor Kocsis (1929). After him are Flórián Albert (1941), Béla Guttmann (1899), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Zoltán Czibor (1929), József Bozsik (1925), Gyula Grosics (1926), Gusztáv Sebes (1906), Gyula Zsengellér (1915), and Ferenc Bene (1944).