| Friday, May 18, 2007
Remembering a Soccer Legend: Ferenc Puskás, 1927-2006
News of Ferenc
Puskás’s death on—of all days—November 17 last year
brought back memories of the first time I saw him, and nearly kicked a ball
to him. It was on a hot August afternoon at Panathênaikos’s
home ground at Leôforos Alexandras
in Athens, during a team training session. A little incongruous perhaps, given
that Puskás acquired his legendary status as a player
with star performances in the greatest stadiums of the world while competing
in major tournaments. But for a 15-year old Athenian born when Puskás
was already famous, it was good enough.
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