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The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked

Updated November 8, 2019 5.8k votes 1.1k voters 72.4k views80 items

List RulesSoccer players born in Hungary or played for the Hungarian national team.

Who comes to mind when you think of the best Hungarian soccer players of all time? For many soccer fans, famous footballers such as Ferenc Puskás and Flórián Albert are in the top ten. In order to see which Hungarian footballers truly stand out, fans such as yourself have voted on who they think are the best of all time. It can be a pitched battle, as there have been many top footballers from Hungary.

The list below is formatted so that the soccer players with the most votes are at the top of the list. Short biographies, photos, and details such as positions played are included when available. If you're searching for a particular famous Hungarian soccer player you can use the search box to find what you're looking for. So, if you've ever wondered whether one Hungarian footballer was better than another, this list answers that question.

So who qualifies to be in the running for the best soccer players from Hungary? The player must either be Hungarian born or have played for the Hungarian national soccer team. So players such as Tibor Vigh, who was Hungarian-born but played in Canadian associate football and the Canadian national team, are eligible. Other top players you'll see on this list include Lajos Czeizler, Csaba Csizmadia, and more. Add any Hungarian soccer player you don't see on this list but feel should be considered.

This list should answer any questions about who are the best Hungarian soccer players of all time, once and for all. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of the best Hungarian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy learning about.
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    Ferenc Puskás is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Ferenc Puskás

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary,Spain

    Ferenc Puskás (UK: FERR-ench PUUS(H)-kəss, -⁠enk -⁠, -⁠ PUUSH-kash, Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s... more on Wikipedia

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    Sándor Kocsis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Sándor Péter Kocsis (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃaːndor ˈpeːtɛr ˈkot͡ʃiʃ]; 21 September 1929 –... more on Wikipedia
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    László Kubala is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary, Spain

    László Kubala Stecz (10 June 1927 – 17 May 2002), also referred to as Ladislav Kubala (in... more on Wikipedia

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    Nándor Hidegkuti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Nándor Hidegkuti (3 March 1922 – 14 February 2002) was a Hungarian football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    József Bozsik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    József Bozsik

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    József Bozsik (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈboʒik]; 28 November 1925 – 31 May 1978) was... more on Wikipedia
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    Zoltán Czibor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceKaposvár, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Zoltán Czibor (23 August 1929 – 1 September 1997) was a Hungarian footballer who played for... more on Wikipedia
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    Flórián Albert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Flórián Albert

    Forward

    BirthplaceHercegszántó, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Flórián Albert (15 September 1941 – 31 October 2011) was a Hungarian international football... more on Wikipedia
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    Gyula Grosics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Gyula Grosics

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceDorog, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Gyula Grosics (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟulɒ ˈɡroʃit͡ʃ]; 4 February 1926 – 13 June 2014) was... more on Wikipedia
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    Ferenc Bene is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceBalatonújlak, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Ferenc Bene (17 December 1944 – 27 February 2006) was a Hungarian football player of Újpesti... more on Wikipedia
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    Zoltán Gera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Zoltán Gera

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplacePécs, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Zoltán Gera (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈzoltaːn ˈɡɛrɒ]; born 22 April 1979) is a former... more on Wikipedia
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    Imre Schlosser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
    Imre Schlosser (a.k.a. Imre Schlosser-Lakatos; 11 October 1889 – 19 July 1959) was a Hungarian... more on Wikipedia
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    Gyorgi Sarosi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Gyorgi Sarosi

    Midfielder
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    Lajos Détári is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Lajos Détári

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Lajos Détári (born 24 April 1963 in Budapest) is a football manager and a retired Hungarian... more on Wikipedia
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    György Sárosi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
    Dr. György Sárosi (Hungarian: Sárosi György [ˈʃaːroʃi ˈɟørɟ]; born on 5 August 1912 as... more on Wikipedia
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    Mihály Lantos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Mihály Lantos

    Center-Back

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Mihály Lantos (29 September 1928 – 31 December 1989), also known as Mihály Lendenmayer, was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Gábor Király is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Gábor Király

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSzombathely, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Gábor Ferenc Király (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡaːbor ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈkiraːj]; born 1 April 1976)... more on Wikipedia
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    Balázs Dzsudzsák is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceDebrecen, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Balázs Dzsudzsák (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbɒlaːʒ ˈd͡ʒud͡ʒaːk]; Polish Dudziak) born 23... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Vencel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    BirthplaceIlva Mare, Romania

    NationalityHungary, Romania

    Alexander Vencel (born 8 February 1944) is a former Slovak football goalkeeper. He played 25... more on Wikipedia
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    Péter Kurucz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Péter Kurucz

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Péter Kurucz (born 30 May 1988) is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Ferencvárosi TC as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Gene Strenicer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Gene Strenicer

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityCanada, Hungary

    Jeno "Gene" Strenicer (born August 12, 1945) is a Canadian retired soccer player who played... more on Wikipedia
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    Lajos Tichy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
    Lajos Tichy (21 March 1935 – 6 January 1999) was a Hungarian footballer. He played for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Csaba László is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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    Csaba László

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCentru, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania

    NationalityHungary, Romania

    Csaba László may refer to: Csaba László (footballer, born 1964), Romanian-born Hungarian... more on Wikipedia
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    József Takács is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
    József Takács (30 June 1904 – 3 September 1983) was a Hungarian international footballer who... more on Wikipedia
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    Emerich Jenei is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
    Emerich Jenei or Imre Jenei (also known as Emeric Jenei or Ienei; 22 March 1937) is a Romanian... more on Wikipedia
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    József Pecsovszky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked

    BirthplaceTimișoara, Romania

    NationalityHungary, Romania

    József Pecsovszky or Iosif Petschovschi (also known as József Perényi; 2 July 1921 – 6 October... more on Wikipedia
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