Thirteen years without Puskas

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NEWS | 11/17/2019

He is the fifth top scorer in Real Madrid with 242 goals

On November 17, 2006, the Real Madrid said goodbye to Ferenc Puskas, one of the best strikers in its history. The Hungarian legend passed away at the age of 79 and as a Real Madrid player he marked an era thanks to his scoring ability during one of the most successful stages of the club. He achieved 242 goals in 262 games and is the fifth highest goal scorer in Real Madrid.

Puskas was born in Budapest on April 1, 1927 and arrived at Real Madrid With 31 years. Beside Alfredo Di Stefano, Kopa, Rial Y Gento formed one of the best strikers in football history and won 3 European Cups, one Intercontinental, 5 Suspenders and 1 Spanish Cup. Among his highlights as Real Madrid is the final of the fifth European Cup, in which he signed four goals against Eintracht in Frankfurt in 1960. This figure is still the best in a final of the top European competition.


Because of its importance in the history of football, FIFA has named the best goal of the year award with its name (Puskas Award). Real Madrid also pays tribute to him with a bust of his in the Ciudad Real Madrid.

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