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The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked  

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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
Forward, Inside forward
Ferenc Puskás (UK: FERR-ench PUUS(H)-kəss, -⁠enk -⁠, -⁠ PUUSH-kash, Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈpuʃkaːʃ]; né Purczeld; 2 April 1927 – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and ...more
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Sándor Kocsis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward
Sándor Péter Kocsis (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃaːndor ˈpeːtɛr ˈkot͡ʃiʃ]; 21 September 1929 – 22 July 1979) was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, ...more
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László Kubala is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward
László Kubala Stecz (10 June 1927 – 17 May 2002), also referred to as Ladislav Kubala (in Slovak) or Ladislao Kubala (in Spanish), was a professional footballer. Regarded as one of ...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 Forward
Nándor Hidegkuti (3 March 1922 – 14 February 2002) was a Hungarian football player and manager. He played as a forward or attacking midfielder and spent the majority of his playing career ...more
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Flórián Albert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Flórián Albert Forward
Flórián Albert (15 September 1941 – 31 October 2011) was a Hungarian international football player, later manager and sports official, who was named European Footballer of the Year ...more
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József Bozsik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder
József Bozsik (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈboʒik]; 28 November 1925 – 31 May 1978) was a Hungarian footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent his entire club career at his ...more
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Zoltán Czibor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Winger
Zoltán Czibor (23 August 1929 – 1 September 1997) was a Hungarian footballer who played for several Hungarian clubs, including Ferencváros TC and Honvéd, and Hungary before ...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 Goalkeeper
Gyula Grosics (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟulɒ ˈɡroʃit͡ʃ]; 4 February 1926 – 13 June 2014) was a Hungarian football goalkeeper who played 86 times for the Hungary national football team and was ...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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Imre Schlosser is listed (or ranked) 10 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 footballer of Danube Swabian ancestry who played as a forward. He still holds the record as the ...more
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Ferenc Bene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward
Ferenc Bene (17 December 1944 – 27 February 2006) 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 ...more
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Zoltán Gera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder
Zoltán Gera (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈzoltaːn ˈɡɛrɒ]; born 22 April 1979) is a former Hungarian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He played for Fulham, Pécsi ...more
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Lajos Détári is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder
Lajos Détári (born 24 April 1963 in Budapest) is a football manager and a retired Hungarian football midfielder. At the height of his career (1984–94), he was a well-respected ...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 Goalkeeper
Gábor Ferenc Király (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡaːbor ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈkiraːj]; born 1 April 1976) is a retired Hungarian professional footballer who last played for Szombathelyi ...more
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Mihály Lantos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Center-Back
Mihály Lantos (29 September 1928 – 31 December 1989), also known as Mihály Lendenmayer, was a Hungarian footballer and manager. He played as a defender, spending the majority of ...more
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György Sárosi is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Stefanicsics György, died on 20 June 1993) was a Hungarian footballer. ...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 Midfielder
Balázs Dzsudzsák (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbɒlaːʒ ˈd͡ʒud͡ʒaːk]; Polish Dudziak) born 23 December 1986) is a Hungarian professional footballer who plays for the Hungary national ...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 Forward
Miklós "Miki" Fehér (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmikloːʃ ˈfɛheːr]; 20 July 1979 – 25 January 2004) was a Hungarian professional footballer who played as a striker. He ...more
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Nemanja Nikolić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gilbert Lambing added 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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István Nyers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Luigi Scaini added
István Nyers (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈiʃtvaːn ˈɲɛrʃ]; 25 May 1924 – 9 March 2005), also known as Stefano Nyers, was a Hungarian footballer who played as a forward or as a winger. ...more
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Béla Illés is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Béla Illés Midfielder
Béla Illés (Hungarian: [ˈbeːlɒ ˈilleːʃ]; born 27 April 1968 in Sárvár, Hungary) is a retired Hungarian football player who has spent most of his career playing for ...more
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Lajos Tichy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
George Bela Kemeny added
Lajos Tichy (21 March 1935 – 6 January 1999) 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 ...more
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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 earned 32 caps between 1923 and 1933, scoring 26 goals, and participated at the 1924 ...more
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Szabolcs Huszti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Szabolcs Huszti Midfielder
Szabolcs Huszti (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsɒbolt͡ʃ ˈhusti]; born 18 April 1983) is a Hungarian footballer. He is well known for his dribbling, pace, passing and goal scoring ability from
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István Avar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward
István Avar (German: Stefan Auer, Romanian: Ștefan Auer) (28 May 1905 – 13 October 1977) was a footballer and manager of German descent who at various times competed for both Hungary and ...more