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Puskás posthumously honoured in Monte Carlo

21 Dec. 2019.

Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskás has been posthumously honoured in Monte Carlo with the World Sports Legends Award for lifetime achievement.

Sportsmen and women who have had outstanding careers, made great contributions to society and whose lifetime achievements set an example for new generations are recognised by the World Sports Legends Award, with the awards being handed out at The Oscars Of Sport gala dinner in Monaco on Saturday evening.

The 2019 event saw Ferenc Puskás – the three-time European Cup winner who died in 2006 – receive a posthumous award, his great-granddaughter Ane de Juan Damborena and two-time Olympic fencing champion and former President of the Republic Pál Schmitt being there to receive it in his name.

Szokás, hogy az ünnepeltek kézlenyomatát is megörökítik a gála előtt, így Réka Puskás és Ane De Juan is így tett a Puskás-család nevében (Fotó: PFLA.hu)

Hungarian Football Federation deputy-president Sándor Berzi was also in attendance in Monte Carlo, along with Puskás’s one-time teammate Amancio Amaro Varela who was there on behalf of Puskás’s former club Real Madrid.

Puskás Ferenc egykori csapattársa, a díjátadó Amancio Amaro Varela mellett Puskás dédunokája, Ane de Juan Damborena a posztumusz díjjal, Schmitt Pál és Szöllősi György Puskás-nagykövet, lapunk főszerkesztője (Fotó: Ifj. Döme László)

The Puskás Institute in Felcsút erected a mini-exhibition on one of the wings of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo Hotel, in front of the Salle d'Or, the hall hosting the awards ceremony. The exhibition featured numerous valuable artefacts of Ferenc Puskás's life in Kispest and Madrid, as well as his significant role in the Hungarian national team.

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