Golden Ball Winner Florian Albert Dies

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Albert Florian
Albert Florian

The 1967 winner of the Golden Ball award Florian Albert has died.

Florian Albert, Hungary‚Äôs only Golden Ball winning soccer player, died on Monday at the age of 70. He was born in the village of Hercegszanto in southern Hungary in September 1941 and became known as “The Emperor” in his homeland. He played his entire career with Ferencvaros. Albert played 537 matches for Ferencvaros, scoring 383 goals and winning four Hungarian championships. Florian Albert won a bronze medal at the 1960 Olympic Games. He died following complications after heart surgery last week. Albert’s son, Florian Albert Jr, also played for Ferencvaros and Hungary and the club’s stadium is named after him.