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Puskás Commemorated at the Hungarian Football Association and on the Honvéd Pitch


INDEX / Hungarian News Service
Friday, 17 November 2006, 21:18

At the 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.

In front 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 7 a.m.

Past and Present Footballers Pay Tribute

A 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

Since 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 brought wreaths.

Hungarian Television to Broadcast the 6-3 Match on Sunday

On Friday, 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.


Source: Index

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