Puskas wrote Real Madrid history - Zidane

7 years ago

Zinedine Zidane says fellowGoal Hall of Fameinductee Ferenc Puskas "wrote the history" of Real Madrid.
The Hungarian takes his place alongside Zidane, Pele and Diego Maradona in the inaugural Hall of Fame - chosen byGoalreaders.
Puskas excelled for Real Madrid in a team that also included legends Gento and Alfredo Di Stefano and won three European Cup titles during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
"His place is here at Madrid," Zidane toldGoal. "Even though I haven’t really known him, there are pictures, as there are for Di Stefano.
"They’re men who wrote pages of Real Madrid’s history. Of this prestigious club where the best players have played, each and every one of them in their prime."
Like Zidane, Puskas dominated a European Cup final at Glasgow's Hampden Park in a Real Madrid victory. Zidane scored an exquisite volley there against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 and it was Puskas's four goals, along with Di Stefano's hat-trick, that gave Madrid a historic 7-3 victory in Scotland over Eintracht Frankfurt in 1960.
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Puskas was also an international legend for Hungary, leading the 'Mighty Magyars' to 1952 Olympic glory and to the 1954 World Cup final before defecting to the west.
A panel of experts from acrossGoal’s global network chose a shortlist of 15 former stars to enter the Hall of Fame, with readers deciding on the final five. Zidane entered the Hall of Fame on Monday, followed by Pele on Tuesday, Maradona on Wednesday and Puskas on Thursday. There is one more name to be revealed on Friday.

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