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Hungarian football hero dies

11-02-2011 16:28 BJT

The only Hungarian to win the European Footballer of the Year, Florian Albert, has died following complications after heart surgery.

The former Ferencvaros forward, who turned 70 in September, won Europe’s top individual award in 1967. He was capped 75 times for his country, scoring 31 goals. He was also joint top scorer at the 1962 World Cup with four goals.

Florian Albert, the former Hungary striker and European Footballer of the Year, has died in hospital at the age of 70, the Hungarian news agency MTI said Monday. (AFP Photo/Ferenc Isza)

Florian Albert was the only Hungarian footballer ever awarded
the 'Ballon d'Or' prize as the European Footballer of the Year
in 1967, beating Manchester United and England star Bobby
Charlton into second place by 68 votes to 40. (AFP Photo/Staff)


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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