Flórián Albert is buried
Thursday, 10 November 2011 11:11
Thousands of people followed Flórián Albert – the famous Ferencváros soccer player who died of heart attack at the age of 70 last Sunday night – on his last journey in the Óbuda cemetery midday Sunday. First Sándor Csányi, president of the Hungarian Soccer Association bid farewell to the Emperor by saying: „His game was full of grace, elegance, ideas and virtuoso; he could settle the score of many a match played with genius moves at the very last moment. He was an icon and inimitable figure of Hungarian soccer, who earned respect of others by his interpersonal skills and modesty.” The president of Ferencváros Soccer Club, Gábor Kubatov, said that while Flórián Albert would have been welcomed by any professional soccer club around the world, he actually remained loyal to his team, to his family and to Hungary.
Flórián Albert scored 256 goals in 351 championship games with Ferencváros between 1958 and 1974. He also played in the National Team where he scored 31 goals and he received the Golden Ball Award in 1967. He received a bronze medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, a bronze medal at the 1964 European Championships, and was awarded the title of Sportsman of the Nation in 2004.