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List Rules Soccer 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
Ferenc Puskás Forward, Inside forward Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals ...more

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Sándor Kocsis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Sándor Kocsis Forward Sándor Péter Kocsis was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, FC Barcelona and Hungary. During the 1950s, ...more

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László Kubala is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
László Kubala Forward László Kubala Stecz, also referred to as Ladislav Kubala, Ladislao Kubala, was a Hungarian footballer, who played as a forward with, among others, Ferencvárosi TC, ŠK Slovan ...more

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Nándor Hidegkuti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Nándor Hidegkuti Forward Nándor Hidegkuti was a Hungarian football player and manager. He played as a forward or attacking midfielder and spent the majority of his playing career at MTK Hungária FC. During ...more

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József Bozsik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added József Bozsik Midfielder József Bozsik was a Hungarian footballer. He represented Hungary in various international tournaments, and is a member of the Mighty Magyars.

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Zoltán Czibor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Zoltán Czibor Winger Zoltán Czibor, was a Hungarian footballer who played for several Hungarian clubs, including Ferencváros TC and Honvéd, and Hungary before joining CF Barcelona. Czibor played ...more

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Flórián Albert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Flórián Albert Forward Flórián Albert was a Hungarian international football player, later manager and sports official, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967. Nicknamed "The ...more

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Gyula Grosics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Gyula Grosics Goalkeeper Gyula Grosics was a Hungarian football goalkeeper who played 86 times for the Hungary national football team and was part of the legendary Golden Team of the 1950s. He was nicknamed "Black ...more

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Gyorgi Sarosi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Gyorgi Sarosi Midfielder

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Ferenc Bene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Ferenc Bene Forward Ferenc Bene was a Hungarian football player of Újpesti Dózsa, who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He was the top ...more

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Zoltán Gera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Zoltán Gera Forward, Midfielder Zoltán Gera is a Hungarian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. He is currently plays for Ferencvárosi TC and the Hungarian national team. He has previously played for ...more

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Imre Schlosser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Imre Schlosser Imre Schlosser-Lakatos was a Hungarian footballer of Danube Swabian ancestry. He still holds the record as the highest goalscorer in the history of the Hungarian League. Schlosser made his debut ...more

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Mihály Lantos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Mihály Lantos Center-Back Mihály Lantos, also known as Mihály Lendenmayer, was a Hungarian footballer and manager. He played as a defender, spending the majority of his career at MTK Hungária FC. ...more

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Gábor Király is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gilbert Lambing added Gábor Király Goalkeeper Gábor Ferenc Király is a Hungarian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently playing for English club Fulham. Since making his international debut against Austria in ...more

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Lajos Détári is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Lajos Détári Midfielder Lajos Détári is a football manager and a retired Hungarian football midfielder. At the height of his career, he was a well-respected player throughout Europe, winning "Player ...more

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György Sárosi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
György Sárosi Dr. György Sárosi was a Hungarian footballer. Sarosi was a complete footballer renowned for his versatility and technique among other things, and he played in several positions for ...more

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Balázs Dzsudzsák is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gilbert Lambing added Balázs Dzsudzsák Midfielder Balázs Dzsudzsák is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Russian Premier League club Dynamo Moscow and the Hungarian national team as a winger. He began his career at his hometown ...more

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Miklós Fehér is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Austin Kelly added Miklós Fehér Forward Miklós "Miki" Fehér was a Hungarian professional footballer who played as a striker. On 25 January 2004, he died of a cardiac arrest during a match between Vitória ...more

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Lajos Tichy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
George Bela Kemeny added Lajos Tichy Lajos Tichy was a Hungarian footballer. He played for the club Budapest Honvéd FC, scoring 247 goals in 320 league games. He also scored 51 goals in 72 internationals for the Hungary ...more

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Nemanja Nikolić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gilbert Lambing added Nemanja Nikolić Forward Nemanja Nikolić is a Serbian professional football player. Currently, he plays in the Russian Premier League for FC Rostov. He also holds Serbian citizenship. He made his debut in the Russian ...more

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József Takács is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
József Takács József Takács was a Hungarian international footballer who earned 32 caps between 1923 and 1933, scoring 26 goals, and participated at the 1924 Summer Olympics. Takács, who ...more

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István Avar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
István Avar Forward István Avar was footballer of German descent who at various times competed for both Hungary and Romanian. He played for Újpest FC, most famous for playing for the Hungarian ...more

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Tamás Hajnal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Tamás Hajnal Midfielder Tamás Hajnal is a Hungarian football midfielder currently playing for Hungarian League club Ferencváros.

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Lajos Sătmăreanu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Lajos Sătmăreanu Defender Lajos Sătmăreanu, Hungarian: Lajos Szatmári is a former Romanian football player of Hungarian ethnicity. He played for Romania too, winning 44 caps and scoring a goal. As a coach he used ...more

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Szabolcs Huszti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Szabolcs Huszti Midfielder Szabolcs Huszti is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Changchun Yatai. He is well known for his dribbling, pace, passing and goal scoring ability from midfield.

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István Nyers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Luigi Scaini added István Nyers István Nyers, also known as "Stefano Nyers", was a Hungarian football player. Although he played in only two international matches for Hungary, he is considered one of the ...more

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Norbert Németh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Norbert Németh Midfielder Norbert Németh is a Hungarian football player who currently plays for Egri FC .

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Béla Illés is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Béla Illés Midfielder Béla Illés is a retired Hungarian football player who has spent most of his career playing for MTK Hungária FC. He is considered to be the greatest Hungarian footballer of ...more

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Péter Kurucz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Péter Kurucz Goalkeeper Péter Kurucz is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Ferencvárosi TC as a goalkeeper.

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Péter Halmosi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Péter Halmosi Defender, Midfielder Péter Halmosi is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Szombathelyi Haladás as a midfielder. Halmosi is a Hungarian International player, having won 31 caps for his country. His ...more

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Tamás Priskin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Tamás Priskin Forward Tamás Priskin is a Hungarian footballer who is currently playing for Győri ETO FC and the Hungarian national football team as a striker.

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Alexander Vencel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Alexander Vencel Goalkeeper Alexander Vencel is a former Slovak football goalkeeper. He played 25 matches for Czechoslovakia. He was a participant at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, and at the 1976 UEFA European Championship, ...more

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Iuliu Bodola is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Iuliu Bodola Forward Iuliu Bodola was a Romanian-Hungarian footballer who played international football for both of those nations. His nickname was Duduş.

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Béla Guttmann is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Béla Guttmann Defender, Midfielder Béla Guttmann was a Jewish Hungarian footballer and coach. He played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States. However he ...more

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Gene Strenicer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gene Strenicer Defender, Midfielder Jeno "Gene" Strenicer is a retired Canadian soccer player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League. He earned eight caps with ...more

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Vasile Miriuță is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Vasile Miriuță Midfielder Vasile Miriuță is a Romanian-born naturalized Hungarian football manager and former footballer. This midfielder played nine matches for the Hungarian national team, in which he scored one goal ...more

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György Garics is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
György Garics Defender, Midfielder György Garics is a Hungarian-born Austrian with Croatian roots professional football defender. He currently plays in Serie A for Bologna.

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Kálmán Konrád is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Kálmán Konrád Forward Kálmán Konrád, an inside right, was one of the best football players in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1910s, and played on the Hungarian National team with his brother, Jenő ...more

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Csaba László is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Csaba László Midfielder Csaba László is a Romanian born Hungarian football manager and former player. He was the manager of Belgian Pro League club Charleroi SC and of Scottish Premier League club Heart ...more

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József Pecsovszky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
József Pecsovszky Forward József Pecsovszky or Iosif Petschovschi, was a Romanian football player with Hungarian nationality, one of the best Romania ever produced. His nickname was Peci. He could play in any ...more

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Tibor Vigh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Tibor Vigh Tibor Vigh is a retired Hungarian-born Canadian association football player who earned 4 caps for the Canadian national side in 1968, scoring 2 goals. He played club football for Houston Stars, ...more

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György Szűcs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
György Szűcs Midfielder György Szűcs was a Hungarian footballer who played for Újpest FC, as well as representing the Hungarian national football team at the 1934 and the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He went on to ...more

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Zoltán Végh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Zoltán Végh Goalkeeper Zoltán Végh is a Hungarian professional goalkeeper currently playing for Ferencvárosi TC. He was the first-choice goalkeeper for Hungary for several years in the late 1990s, ...more

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Miklós Lendvai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Miklós Lendvai Midfielder Miklós Lendvai is a Hungarian football player.

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László Bodnár is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
László Bodnár Defender László Bodnár is a Hungarian football defender. He currently plays for the Hungary national football team. On 28 August 2009, he was involved in a fatal road accident: while ...more

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Alfréd Schaffer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Alfréd Schaffer Alfréd Schaffer was a Hungarian international footballer. He is recorded as having played for a record number of clubs: 21 in a 15-year career which lasted from 1910 to 1925. He joined ...more

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Nicolae Kovács is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolae Kovács Nicolae Kovács was a Romanian-Hungarian football player and coach. He was a dual international football player and played both for Romania and Hungary. For the Romania national football ...more

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Koloman Gögh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Koloman Gögh Koloman Gögh was a professional Czechoslovak footballer. Gögh was born in Kladno in what is today the Czech Republic, but began playing football in Kolárovo, a city currently ...more

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Zsolt Laczkó is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Zsolt Laczkó Defender, Midfielder Zsolt Laczkó is a Hungarian footballer who currently plays for Hungarian League club Ferencvárosi TC.

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Lajos Czeizler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Lajos Czeizler Lajos Czeizler was a Hungarian football coach born in Heves. With altogether 11 major titles he remains one of the most successful football coaches of all time. He began his coaching career in ...more