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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 18:06 GMT 19:06 UK
Puskas 'taken to intensive care'
Ferenc Puskas
Ferenc Puskas scored 512 goals in 528 matches for Real
Hungary and Real Madrid legend Ferenc Puskas has been admitted to an intensive care unit in a Budapest hospital, according to reports.

The 79-year-old, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, scored 83 goals in 84 matches for his country.

Hungary, inspired by Puskas, reached the 1954 World Cup final, a game they lost to underdogs West Germany.

Puskas won three European Cups with Real Madrid, scoring four goals in the 1960 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

He scored 512 goals in 528 matches for Real and in 1962 he became a Spanish citizen, playing for them in the World Cup finals later that year.



SEE ALSO
Hungary's football masterclass
21 Nov 03 |  Football Focus
Real's Hampden return
13 May 02 |  Champions League
Stadium renamed after Puskas
02 Apr 02 |  Football
Puskas Alzheimers claim denied
29 May 01 |  Europe


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