BUDAPEST, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Hungarian soccer great Ferenc Puskas is in a critical condition in intensive care in a Budapest hospital, sport daily Nemzeti Sport said on Thursday.
Puskas, 79, known affectionately in Hungary as Ocsi bacsi, or 'our little brother', is suffering from pneumonia and high fever, the paper said citing information from the Puskas family.
Kutvolgyi Hospital intensive care director Zsolt Ivanyi declined to comment and said only the family may give out news about his health.
Puskas, who is suffering from an Alzheimer-like disease, has been in intensive care since September.
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.