|Ferenc Puskás (April 2, 1927 - November 17, 2006), also referred to as Puskás Ferenc or Ferenc Puskas Biro; is a former Hungarian footballer and manager. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time, scoring 84 goals in 85 internationals for the Hungary, and 511 goals in 533 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues.
Puskás played for Honvéd and Hungary before joining Real Madrid and going on to play for Spain. During the 1950s he was both a prominent member and captain of the legendary Hungarian national team known as the Mighty Magyars. Other members of the team included Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti. In 1958, two years after the Hungarian Revolution, he emigrated to Spain where he played in the legendary Real Madrid team that also included Alfredo Di Stéfano, Francisco Gento, Raymond Kopa, Héctor Rial and José Santamaria.
Puskás, with a deadly accurate left-foot, was a prolific goalscorer throughout his career. He was top scorer in the Hungarian League on four occasions, and in 1948 he was the top goal scorer in any European league. While playing with Real Madrid, he won four Pichichis and scored seven goals in two European Cup finals. In 1995 he was recognized as the top scorer of the 20th century by the IFFHS.
After retiring as a player he became a coach.