Forward known as The Man with the Golden Head, he scored 11 goals in the 1954 World Cup tournament for the Hungarian national team.
He began his professional career with Kobanyai TC in 1943.
He spent eight seasons with FC Barcelona, where he scored 151 goals in 235 appearances, earning two league titles and two Spanish Cups.
He grew up in Budapest, Hungary.
He and Ferenc Puskas were teammates and rivals on the Hungarian national team that became known as the Mighty Magyars.