FOOTBALL LEGEND PUSKAS DIES
Friday, 17 November 2006 09:16:45
[FOTO Friday, 17 November 2006 09:16:45] MILAN - Ferenc Puskas, considered one of the greatest players of all time and a legend of Hungarian football, died in a Budapest hospital this morning at the age of 79 after a long illness.
Captain of the 'Mighty Magyars' team that dominated world football in the 1950s with its 'Danubian' style, Puskas led Hungary to a famous victory over England at Wembley in 1953, their first defeat on home soil.
The following year Puskas, known as the 'Galloping Major' led Hungary to the World Cup final, scoring one and having a goal disallowed in the final minutes as his side lost 3-2 to Germany, bringing a long unbeaten run to an end.
FC Internazionale offers its condolences to the Puskas family over the death of a legend of world football.
The Hungarian legend, no, the football legend Puskas has sadly left this world. I hope he rests in peace up there. I know he's gonna enjoy having a spar match with the Facchettis and Bests though.
Rest In Peace.