The Hungarian legend scored 7 goals in a match
Laszlo Kubala was a player who left a strong mark on Barça in the 50s of the 20th century. Very technical, the Hungarian is remembered for great performances.
On 10th February 1952, just 63 years ago, Kubala reached a spectacular record. In a match against Sporting Gijon in the 22nd week of La Liga, Kubala scored 7 goals. Obviously, Barça won, 9 to 0. It was the widest score of the 1951-52 season and supposed the first place that week and winning La Liga at the end of the season.
Kubala made 2 goals from the penalty spot (the 3rd and the 5th). the 3rd one was from a free-kick. And at the end of the match, Kubala said it didn't have much merit "because they had conceded four goals very easily." Ferdinand Daucik, coach and father-in-law of the player, even said that "he has not played well; he must work much harder."
Before Kubala, only Agustín Sauto Arana "Bata" (Athletic Club striker in the 30s) had scored 7 goals in a game. And it was against Barça in the 1930-31 season, on February 8, when Athletic defeated Barça 12-1 in Bilbao, on the 10th week of La Liga.
After Kubala, scoring 7 goals in a match is a record that even Messi has been able to beat - maybe he hasn's considered doing so.
Here you can see some amazing skills from Laszlo Kubala: