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(PA) Friday 19 March 2010
Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas scored 83 goals in 84 internationals. The former army man was nicknamed 'The Galloping Major' and was equally renowned for his club achievements, and his legendary partnership at Real Madrid with Alfredo Di Stefano.
Puskas was the best player in the Hungary side which beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953, the first time an overseas team had beaten the English at the national stadium.
He finished as a runner-up in the 1954 FIFA World Cup™ in Switzerland, scoring the opening goal in the final against West Germany, who went on to spring a major upset and win the match 3-2.
He won three European Cups with Madrid, scoring four times in their 7-3 final win over Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park in 1960. Puskas died in November 2006 aged 79. (fifa.com)