Friday, 17 November 2006

Goodbye, Galloping Major

The name among football names, Ferenc Puskas has died today aged 79.

Since Tom did a big article on him fairly recently, I’ll let him do the full obituary.

In this country, Puskas is probably most famous for being in the Hungary team that crushed England 6-3 at Wembley and 7-1 in Budapest in the 50s and for his 4 goals in Real Madrid’s 7-3 win over Frankfurt at Hampden in the European Cup Final of 1960, a game many regard as the finest ever played.

Suffice to say Puskas was one of the all time football greats and it’s a shame his final few years weren’t more financially comfortable.

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