Ferenc Bene (17 December 1944 – 27 February 2006) was a Hungarian football player of Újpesti Dózsa, who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. A striker, he was the top scorer of the tournament (12 goals in 5 matches).
|Date of birth||17 December 1944|
|Place of birth||Balatonújlak, Hungary|
|Date of death||27 February 2006(aged 61)|
|Place of death||Budapest, Hungary|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Bene was born in Balatonújlak. He 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 Hungarian Footballer of the Year in 1964 and 1969. He died in Budapest, 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:
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Hungary||League||Hungarian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1961–62||Újpesti Dózsa||National Championship I||22||6|
- "1964 team of the tournament". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
- Image (futbolocos.com) at the Wayback Machine (archived 2015-09-24)
- Ferenc Bene at the International Olympic Committee
- Ferenc Bene at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)