Ferenc Puskás statue unveiled in Kispest

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Legendary footballer Ferenc Puskás statue was unveiled at “Kőbánya-Kispest” traffic junction across the shopping center's main entrance in Kispest on Wednesday.

On Puskás' 86th birthday anniversary a full-length statue of the footballer will be also unveiled in Óbuda on Monday.

"Puskás loved football, his wife, and freedom" said Richárd Tarnai, the district's parliamentary representative while remembering the former home-grown superstar footballer.

Ferenc Puskás (born Ferenc Purczeld; 1 April 1927 – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and was a World Cup finalist in 1954. He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships (5 Hungarian & 5 Spanish Primera División) and 8 top individual scoring honors. --wikipedia

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