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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 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
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
3
László Kubala is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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 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 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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Flórián Albert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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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Zoltán Czibor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added 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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Gyula Grosics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added 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
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
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-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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Lajos Détári is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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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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 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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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, 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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György Sárosi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
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 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 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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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, 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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Béla Illés is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Tamás Hajnal is listed (or ranked) 22 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 Tichy is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Szabolcs Huszti is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Tamás Priskin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward
Tamás Priskin is a Hungarian footballer who is currently playing for Győri ETO FC and the Hungarian national football team as a striker.