Ferenc Puskás will be included in the soon-to-be-released FIFA 21 video game. He is named among the FUT 100, the hundred biggest icons “ever to play the game.”
According to the publisher, EA Sports commented: “there are few players who stand as tall as Ferenc Puskás in football history, let alone Real Madrid’s near-fictional club lineage. Widely recognized as one of the greatest forwards ever, Puskás drove Madrid to three European Cups, with his dribbling ability, movement, and perfect timing contributing to some of Real Madrid’s most glorious moments. He also carried Hungary to a FIFA World Cup final – amassing 84 goals in 85 appearances for his nation. The FIFA ‘’Puskás’’ Award is given to the scorer of the best goal each year. You can only imagine what the man it’s named after’s goals were like.
Sports daily Nemzeti Sport notes that there is no footballer among the hundred icons who was born earlier than Ferenc Puskás, and recently retired players were mostly elected.
According to György Szöllősi, the Ambassador of Hungarian Football Tradition and affairs concerning the heritage of Ferenc Puskás, “after many years of hope and lobbying, thousands of comments, votes, likes, and posts from Hungarian and madridista fans, articles, recommendations, blog posts, Ferenc Puskás made it into the EA Sports FIFA 21 game.” This means that “the best-known Hungarian will be on the screens and thoughts of hundreds of millions of young FIFA-players (…) and a new generation will get to know him.”
The new edition will be released on October 9, 2020.
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