BUDAPEST, Sept 22 (Reuters) -- Hungarian soccer great Ferenc Puskas has been kept in intensive care as his condition has not improved in the past week, the doctor in charge of the intensive care department of his hospital said on Friday.
Puskas, 79, known affectionately in Hungary as Ocsi bacsi, or "our little brother", was taken into intensive care early last week, although the reason has not been disclosed.
"Ocsi bacsi's condition has not improved sufficiently for him to be released," the head of intensive care at Kutvolgy hospital, Zsolt Ivanyi was quoted on saying on state news agency MTI.
Puskas has been hosptitalised with an Alzheimer-like disease for six years.
Puskas notched 83 goals in 84 appearances for his country, won an Olympic gold medal, and famously scored four goals in Real Madrid's 7-3 demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1960 European Cup final.