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Ferenc Puskás - 1950
Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2021-06-29 04:39:45
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This edition of Nemzeti Bajnokság I. marked a different era for all of Hungarian football, especially for the main teams in the territory. Honvéd, which had already been on the rise in recent seasons, gained even more strength with the arrival of Gyula Grósics, László Budai and, above all, the inside right Sándor Kocsis. Consequently, József Bozsik and Puskás would have more support in their performances. This was a different season for Ferenc Puskás. The young Hungarian, in previous seasons, constantly demonstrated unsportsmanlike acts, lack of discipline, being sent off from the field and among other facts. However, Puskás was already one of the best players in the world. This season he demonstrated yet another high level of performance, but he was second to none compared to other stars. Puskás was exemplary, a true leader, a general who advanced with his team towards glory in each match, each battle fought. He was more encouraging, always inspiring his teammates with his speeches.
The inside left was in tremendous form for this season. He started the season very well and didn't present many irregularities throughout the matches. Öcsi Puskás even scored 10 goals in just two matches — Szegedi MTE and Dorogi Tárna —, therefore presenting an overwhelming goalscoring style against opposing defenses. Puskás, consequently, was returning more to plan his team's offensive actions, therefore placing Kocsis more as the team's goalscorer.
His style was richer, more refined. Puskás was, like almost the entire Honvéd team, changing his style as the game demanded, whether he was a more creative agent or executor. Sometimes Puskás performed in full; distributing passes and scoring the goals himself.
Puskás was more explosive, more energetic, playing with spirit and enthusiasm. He constantly switched positions and moved more than was expected of him.
Due to the standard Hungarian system, Puskás and Kocsis played more in front of Horváth, mainly the inside right. Puskás, however, often came back to catch passes from the half-back line, thus playing on average behind Kocsis. The inside left Puskás, nevertheless, managed to score more goals than his teammate.
At the end of the season, Ferenc Puskás scored 25 goals in the 15 matches played by Budapesti Honvéd S.E. It was an exceptional season, indeed, and Puskás confirmed this with his performances of the highest level presented. In the main matches, he was important, especially in the last one against Budapesti Textiles S.E., of Péter Palotás and Nándor Hidegkuti, and the show against Salgótarjáni Tárna S.E.
The best part of the Honvéd team is the forward line. Of this line, we must also highlight Puskas. His technique is almost eye-catching, his bursts are lightning fast and dangerous, and he also tries to use his physical strength to his advantage. He shoots superbly from all positions, and not just with his left foot. He has scored a remarkable number of goals with his right foot in the one-round tournament. He is very much part of the attack, often going back and bringing the ball up himself, but he never misses a chance to finish. He's the leader of the forward line.
See also: Pál Hoppe and Ferenc Szabó: Ferenc Puskás 1950.
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