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Ferenc Bene

Personal information
Full nameFerenc Bene
Place of birthBalatonújlak, Hungary
Place of deathBudapest, Hungary
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7.3 in)
Playing positionForward

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Ferenc Bene (Balatonújlak, 17 December 1944 Budapest, 27 February 2006) was a Hungarian football (soccer) player of Újpesti Dózsa, who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He was the top scorer of the tournament (12 goals in 5 matches).

Bene played his first international match against Yugoslavia on 14 October 1962, and his last against Czechoslovakia on 12 September 1979. He obtained 76 caps and scored 36 goals. He was bronze medallist at the European Championship of 1964, and a quarter-finalist at the World Cup of 1966 (at the latter event he was the top scorer of the Hungarian national team). Bene was named Footballer of the Year in 1969. He died after a lengthy treatment following a fall at the end of 2005. His son Ferenc Bene jr. is also a former player, currently working as a coach

He played for the following teams:

*Újpesti Dózsa (1961 1978)

*Volán FC (1978 79, 1983 84)

*Sepsi-78, Finland (1981 82)

*Soroksári VOSE (1984)

*Kecskeméti SC (1985) Category:1944 births

Category:2006 deaths

Category:Hungarian footballers

Category:Association football forwards

Category:Hungarian expatriate footballers

Category:Hungary international footballers

Category:Olympic footballers of Hungary

Category:Olympic gold medalists for Hungary

Category:Footballers at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Category:UEFA Euro 1964 players

Category:1966 FIFA World Cup players

Category:UEFA Euro 1972 players

Category:Újpest FC players

Category:Rákospalotai EAC footballers

Category:Expatriate footballers in Finland

Category:Sepsi-78 players

Category:Hungarian expatriates in Finland

Category:Soroksári TE footballers

Category:Kecskeméti TE footballers

Category:Hungarian football managers

Category:Újpest FC managers

Category:Olympic medalists in football

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