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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greats, 12 Feb. 2005
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This review is from: Puskas on Puskas: The Life and Times of a Footballing Legend (Paperback)
When people list their all time greatest footballers, you can expect certain names to be one their list: Pele, Maradona, Beckenbauer, Cryuff. Ferenc Puskas belongs on the list of any true football fan, along with the other greats of the game.

Puskas scored an incredible 84 international goals in 85 matches and led one of the truely great international teams, the Hungarian team that revolutionized football in the 1950s.

He was equally successful at club and with 513 league goals lies third in the list of all time club, top division, goalscorers. Puskas played for the great Honved and Real Madrid teams of the 1950s/60s and formed one of the great striking partnerships with Alfredo DiStefano.

Puskas also starred in some of the most legendary matches in history: the England-Hungary match of 1953, the controversal 1954 World Cup final and the famous 1960 European Cup final, which saw Real Madrid win their 5th straight European Cup.

This is an excellent book telling Puskas version of the events that made up his truely incredible life.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars English Referees!?!?! Tell me about it!, 24 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Puskas on Puskas: The Life and Times of a Footballing Legend (Paperback)
An excellent read. I will be honest, I only read football books, mainly biographies and this is one of the best. It tells not only the story of Puskas' life but also the Hungarian football revolution of the late forties/fifties and the problems faced by the players with regards communist rulings and propaganda. Presented in a series of short anecdotes by a wide range of witnessess, mainly Puskas himself along with formation diagrams and tactical discussion it is easy to read, but would perhaps become bewildering and therefore boring to anyone other than a true football nut!
Away from football Puskas was a master smuggler, political rebel and at times a mouthy so and so. On the field he was a charismatic leader with more ability in all departments than any of his colleagues or opponents. Puskas was in my opinion one of, if not the, greatest footballer ever. Its just a shame there isn't anymore literature to further delve into what was a fascinating life story, both on and off the football field.
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Puskas on Puskas: The Life and Times of a Footballing Legend by Ferenc Puskas (Paperback - 4 April 1998)
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