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The world's greatest goalscorer - remembering Hungary's Ferenc Puskas

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By Euronews
The world's greatest goalscorer - remembering Hungary's Ferenc Puskas

<p>He won a reputation as the world’s greatest goalscorer. It is 50 years since Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas took to the pitch for the last time for Real Madrid. </p> <p>He died in 2006, but the memory of his success on the pitch lives on – a true legend in football history.</p> <p>To mark the half century anniversary, his original kit has gone on show in the Hungarian capital Budapest.</p> <p>“With him (Puskas) I have unforgettable memories. I truly believe that it will take a few decades in Hungary but also elsewhere in the world for a legend like him to be born again, a good man and a football player at the same time,” said Kálmán Mészöly, a former football player and coach.</p> <p>It was a golden age for Hungarian football during the era of Puskas. </p> <p>One the country hopes will be a source of inspiration as it competes in the upcoming European Championships for the first time in decades. </p> <p>“Through success, there might be some other idols in Hungarian football which is very important for children,” said Roland Juhász, a member of the Hungarian national football team.</p> <p>“We want more and more Hungarian children to play sports and these events can make them start this adventure called football.”</p> <p>Hungary’s football fans will be hoping there will be plenty to raise a glass to in this year’s Championships – success that Ferenc Puskas would be proud of.</p>