Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

9. Ferenc Puskas

The Galloping Major enjoyed a career playing for one of the greatest club sides and one of the all-time great national teams the game has ever produced. At club level he starred for the all-conquering Real Madrid side of the 1950s, winning the three European Cups – scoring four goals in the final at Hampden Park against Frankfurt – and five La Liga titles.

Internationally he starred for the Hungary team that won Olympic gold at the 1952 Games, stunned England 6-3 at Wembley and reached the final of the World Cup in 1954, where they were controversially beaten by West Germany in the game that became known as the Miracle of Bern.  Puskas was awarded the Golden Ball for best player at the tournament.

Career highlight: In his only European Cup final, at Hampden Park in 1960, Puskas scored four goals as Madrid crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3.

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