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Bust of Puskás Ferenc at Zalaszabar - by Papp György Zoltán - from magyarorszag-szep.hu

Did you know ...

... that thousands of travelers from around the world have voted The Advent Feast at the Basilica in Budapest ”The Most Beautiful Christmas Market in Europe”?  Vienna came in second, Gdansk, Poland third.

Budapest was also awarded the title ”The Best European Destination”.

... that Puskás Ferenc, Hungarian soccer legend (1927-2006) was honored  posthumously in 2019 with the World Sports Legends Award for life-time achievement.  It is usually granted to sporting champions, active or retired, not only for their sporting achievements, but also for their example as inspiring role models for young athletes.

Puskás scored 83 goals in 84 games with the Hungarian national, so-called ”golden” team, and became an Olympic champion in 1952.  In the 1954 World Cup, he was named the tournament’s best player.  Having left Hungary, he played for Real Madrid in Spain, and was a member of three of their European Cup winning teams (in 1959, 1960 and 1966).

The award was accepted by his granddaughter Ane De Juan Damborena and the Olympic Champion Schmitt Pál, former President of Hungary in Monaco early last December.

Puskás said, ”Sport teaches one to win fair and square, and to lose with head held high. In short, sport teaches everything.”