Ali Daei’s birthday party

Ali Daei didn’t just make history once. He was forced to do it twice. Ferenc Puskas’ record of 84 international goals had stood for 47 years. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 had cruelly ended his career with the Magical Magyars, aged just 29. After defecting to Spain, Puskas scored 242 goals for Real Madrid – but no more at international level.