Thirteen years since Puskas's passing

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NEWS | 17/11/2019

He's Real Madrid's fifth all-time leading goalscorer with 242 goals to his name.
On 17 November 2006, Real Madrid bode farewell to Ferenc Puskas, one of the greatest forwards in the club's history. The Hungarian legend, who passed away at the age of 79, left his mark on an era thanks to his goalscoring exploits during what was one of the most successful periods in the club's history. He hit 242 goals in 262 outings, a return which makes him Real Madrid's fifth all-time goalscorer. 

Puskas was born in Budapest on 1 April 1927 and joined Real Madrid aged 31. He took his place alongside Alfredo Di StéfanoKopaRial and Gento to form what was one of the best forward lines in the history of the game and lifted three European Cups, an Intercontinental Cup, five LaLiga titles and a Spanish Cup as a madridista. Amongst his standout moments as a Real Madrid player are the 1960 final that saw the club secure its fifth European Cup crown, a game in which he struck four times against Eintracht Frankfurt. This four-goal haul still stands as the biggest in the final of Europe's elite club competition.

Given his significance within the history of the game, FIFA named the award for the best goal of the year after him (Puskas Award). Real Madrid also pay tribute to him in the form of the bust that stands within Real Madrid City.