Is George Puscas Related To Ferenc Puskas?
George Puscas is not related to Ferenc Puskas despite both the players having a common last name.
There is no evidence uncovered that verifies he shares a bloodline with one of "the greatest players of all time." So far, there has been nothing that establishes his relation with Ferenc Puskas.
The fuss started on social media when a Twitter user uploaded a tweet in April 2015. The user posted two pictures, one of George and one of Ferenc, and captioned, "18-year George Puscas...A real footballer's name. No relation to Ferenc, I believe."
After that, it attracted lots of attention as many football fans became eager to find out if the young player was the blood of a legendary football player. The Romanians forward, though he addressed the concern a few times during his interviews, has never clearly denied the fact that they could be blood-related.
Whenever anyone from the press is about to ask him regarding the relation with Ferenc, he states he does not like to be linked or draw parallels with him and their last name being common has nothing to do with their relationship. He even said once, "To be honest, I am Romanian and have nothing to do with his name. I'll do it my way. I'll be the Romanian Puscas."
Are Puscas And Puskas, The Same?
Some might argue that they cannot be related as their family name is not precisely the same. Though the pronunciation is the same, their spelling is different. And they are partially correct. George's last name has the word "C" in the middle while Ferenc's Puskas has the word "K," so how can they be the same?
Well, George, although born in Romania, he is of half Hungarian descent, and his last name Puscas is derived from Hungarian Puskas, and that is the reason he draws a resemblance with Ferenc Puskas.