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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 and Inside forward from Kispest

Nationality: Hungary, Spain

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 from Budapest

Nationality: Hungary

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 Kub... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Budapest

Nationality: Hungary, Spain

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 from Budapest

Nationality: Hungary

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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József Bozsik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder from Kispest

Nationality: Hungary

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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Flórián Al... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Flórián Albert Forward from Hercegszántó

Nationality: Hungary

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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Zoltán Czibor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Winger from Kaposvár

Nationality: Hungary

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 from Dorog

Nationality: Hungary

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
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Zoltán Gera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward and Midfielder from Pécs

Nationality: Hungary

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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Ferenc Bene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Balatonújlak

Nationality: Hungary

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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Gábor Kirá... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gilbert Lambing added Goalkeeper from Szombathely

Nationality: Hungary

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

Nationality: Hungary

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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Imre Schlosser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked

Nationality: Hungary

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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Mihály Lantos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added

Nationality: Hungary

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 Sáros... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked

Nationality: Hungary

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 Dzsudzs&aa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Gilbert Lambing added Midfielder from Debrecen

Nationality: Hungary

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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Szabolcs Huszti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Szabolcs Huszti Midfielder from Miskolc

Nationality: Hungary

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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Miklós Fehé... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Austin Kelly added Forward from Tatabánya

Nationality: Hungary

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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Tamás Hajnal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Tamás Hajnal Midfielder from Esztergom

Nationality: Hungary

Tamás Hajnal (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtɒmaːʃ ˈhɒjnɒl]; born 15 March 1981) is a retired Hungarian football midfielder.
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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 from Sárvár

Nationality: Hungary

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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István Avar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Vest

Nationality: Austria, Hungary, Romania

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
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István Nyers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Luigi Scaini added

Nationality: France, Hungary

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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Iuliu Bodola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Brașov

Nationality: Hungary, Austria-Hungary, Romania

Iuliu Bodola (also known as Gyula Bodola; 26 February 1912 – 12 March 1992) was a Romanian association football striker who played internationally for Romania and Hungary. His nickname was
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Kálmán Kon... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Bačka Palanka

Nationality: Austria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria-Hungary

Kálmán Konrád (23 May 1896 in Bácspalánka – 10 May 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden), an inside right, was one of the best football players in the Kingdom of Hungary ...more