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Flórián Albert Sr. (born September 15, 1941 in Hercegszántómarker) is a retired Hungarianmarker football striker, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967. He has been described as one of the most elegant footballers of all time.

Early life

The son of a blacksmith, Albert grew up in the little town of Hercegszántómarker near the border with the former Yugoslavia, where he got his first taste of the game playing with his two brothers. When the family later moved to Budapest, he joined the country's most popular club Ferencváros.

Career

Albert spent his club career with only one club: Ferencváros, where he played from 1958 to 1974. He made his debut with Ferencváros at the age of 16. Two games later, he received his call up from the Hungarian national team. He scored 32 goals in 75 caps for the Hungarian national team. He tied five others for as the top scorer at the 1962 World Cup, with four goals.

In 2007, Ferencváros's playground was named after him.

His son Flórián Albert Jr. was also football player with Ferencváros and played for the Hungarian national team, as well.

Career statistics

http://www.level-k.com/player/F_Albert.htm



Honors

  • Fairs Cup 1965 (predecessor to UEFA Cup);
  • Hungarian League 1963, 1964, 1967 et 1968 ;
  • Hungarian Cup 1972.
  • World Cups: 2 participations, 7 matches, 4 goals (1962-1966)
  • Top Scorer: World Cup (Golden Boot) 1962 (shared with five other players at 4 goals)
  • Top Scorer: Fairs Cup 1967
  • Top Scorer: Hungarian Championship 1960, 1961, 1965
  • 350 club games (258 goals)
  • France Football Ballon d'Or: Winner(European Footballer of the Year) 1967.
  • The stadiummarker of Ferencvárosi Torna Club on Üllői út, Budapestmarker was named Albert-stadium after him in 2007.


1958-59 Ferencvárosi National Championship I 15 6
1959-60 26 27
1960-61 26 21
1961-62 22 17
1962-63 21 11
1963 12 11
1964 16 19
1965 24 27
1966 25 24
1967 27 28
1968 27 19
1969 13 11
1970 8 4
1970-71 24 7
1971-72 30 15
1972-73 26 6
1973-74 9 2
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