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The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked

Updated November 24, 2020 6.3k votes 1.2k voters 76.2k 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

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalitySpain, Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary

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

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    #79 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#78 of 1,295 The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Sándor Péter Kocsis (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃaːndor ˈpeːtɛr ˈkot͡ʃiʃ]; 21 September 1929 –...  more
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    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalitySpain, Hungary

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

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    #34 of 114 The Best FC Barcelona Players Of All Time, Ranked#34 of 114 The Best Soccer Players from Spain

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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
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    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Nándor Hidegkuti (3 March 1922 – 14 February 2002) was a Hungarian football player and...  more
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    BirthplaceKaposvár, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Zoltán Czibor (23 August 1929 – 1 September 1997) was a Hungarian footballer who played for...  more
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    Flórián Albert

    Forward

    BirthplaceHercegszántó, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Flórián Albert (15 September 1941 – 31 October 2011) was a Hungarian international football...  more
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    Gyula Grosics

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceDorog, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Gyula Grosics (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟulɒ ˈɡroʃit͡ʃ]; 4 February 1926 – 13 June 2014) was...  more
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    BirthplaceBalatonújlak, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Ferenc Bene (17 December 1944 – 27 February 2006) was a Hungarian football player of Újpesti...  more
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    Imre Schlosser (a.k.a. Imre Schlosser-Lakatos; 11 October 1889 – 19 July 1959) was a Hungarian...  more
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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
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    Gyorgi Sarosi

    Midfielder
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    Dr. György Sárosi (Hungarian: Sárosi György [ˈʃaːroʃi ˈɟørɟ]; born on 5 August 1912 as...  more
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    94
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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
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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
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    72
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    Gábor Király

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSzombathely, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Gábor Ferenc Király (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡaːbor ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈkiraːj]; born 1 April 1976)...  more
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    BirthplaceDebrecen, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Balázs Dzsudzsák (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbɒlaːʒ ˈd͡ʒud͡ʒaːk]; Polish Dudziak) born 23...  more
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    József Takács (30 June 1904 – 3 September 1983) was a Hungarian international footballer who...  more
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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
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    Lajos Tichy (21 March 1935 – 6 January 1999) was a Hungarian footballer. He played for the...  more
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    26
    2

    Tibor Nyilasi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceVárpalota, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Tibor Nyilasi (born 18 January 1955 in Várpalota, Hungary) is a retired Hungarian football...  more
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    György Garics

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSzombathely, Hungary

    NationalityAustria, Hungary

    György Garics ( Croatian: Jurica Garić; born 8 March 1984) is a Hungarian-born Austrian former...  more
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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
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    BirthplaceTatabánya, Hungary

    NationalityHungary

    Miklós "Miki" Fehér (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmikloːʃ ˈfɛheːr]; 20 July 1979 – 25 January...  more
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    Emerich Jenei or Imre Jenei (also known as Emeric Jenei or Ienei; 22 March 1937) is a Romanian...  more