Commemorated at the Hungarian Football Association and on the Honvéd Pitch
INDEX / Hungarian News Service
Friday, 17 November 2006, 21:18
headquarters of the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ), in Puskás
Stadium, and in Bozsik Stadium in Kispest, fans as well as past and
present players and sports leaders lit candles and laid flowers in memory
of Ferenc Puskás, who passed away at the age of 79 on Friday morning.
of the headquarters of the Hungarian Football Association, more than a
hundred bowed their heads silently to commemorate the legendary Golden
Team player Ferenc Puskás, who died at the age of 79 on Friday morning at
Past and Present Footballers Pay Tribute
three-storey-tall portrait of Ference Puskás, bordered by a black frame of
mourning, was placed in front of the headquarters of the Hungarian
Football Association. After the singing of the national anthem, leaders of
the association, along with former association captains, players past and
present, club leaders, county association leaders, MLSZ staff, journalists,
and fans all paid their respects.
Following this, the memorial continued in Puskás Stadium, where István
Kisteleki, President of MLSZ, place a bouquet of 79 flowers at the
centennial memorial to Hungary's Best Eleven.
Thousands in Bozsik Stadium
five in the afternoon on Friday, thousands have paid their respects to
Ferenc Puskás, the Golden Team's legendary football player, at the
designated memorial in Bozsik Stadium.
Beside the marble plaque to "Buddy"'s best friend József Bozsik in front
of the headquarters of the Budapest Honvéd League, fans have placed votive
candles in mourning. Fans arrive at the tribute site continuously.
At Bozsik's marble plaque, as well as on the clay pitch, Budapest Honvéd's
supporters have spelled out the name of the perished legend in votive
candles: PUSKÁS. They have placed hundreds of flowers, and many also
Hungarian Television to Broadcast the 6-3 Match on Sunday
Hungarian Television informed the Hungarian News Service that Sunday, 19
November, beginning at 10:35 p.m., the football match of the century, the
6-3 in London, would be broadcast in honour of Ferenc Puskás's memory.
Viewers could see the entire game with György Szepesi's vintage commentary.