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List of famous athletes from Hungary, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hungary has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Hungarian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Hungary and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Hungary then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of athletes on this list include Gyula Strausz and János Vas.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Hungarian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Hungary?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Hungary in order to get more information about each one.
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Dániel Gyurta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Dániel Gyurta is a Hungarian swimmer who mainly competes in the 200m breaststroke. Also known as Dani, he was only 15 years old when he won a silver medal in the men's 200m breaststroke ...more
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Zsuzsanna Jakabos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Zsuzsanna "Zsu" Jakabos is a Hungarian swimmer. She competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics in seven events in total, with the best achievement of sixth place in the 4×200 m ...more
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Ferenc Puskás is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
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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Kálmán Konrád is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
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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Krisztina Egerszegi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Krisztina Egerszegi is a Hungarian former world record holding swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era. She is a three-time Olympian and five time Olympic ...more
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Ágnes Szávay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ágnes Szávay is former professional tennis player from Hungary. She was the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2007. She achieved her career high ranking of World No. 13 on 14 April 2008
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András Haklits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
András Haklits is a Croatian hammer thrower. He represented Hungary until July 1998. He finished tenth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and eighth at the 2008 Olympic Games. ...more
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Yozhef Sabo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
FC Dynamo Kyiv
Yozhef Yozhefovich Sabo is a former Soviet football player of Hungarian background. He is baptized as a Greek-Catholic.
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Ágnes Kovács is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ágnes Kovács is an Olympic and national record holding former breaststroke swimmer from Hungary. She swam from Hungary at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. At the 2000 Olympics, ...more
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Júlia Sebestyén is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Júlia Sebestyén is a Hungarian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2004 European Champion and 2002–2010 Hungarian national champion. At the 2004 European Figure Skating ...more
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István Avar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Újpest FC
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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Ilona Elek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ilona Elek, known also as Ilona Elek-Schacherer of a Jewish father and Roman Catholic mother, was a Hungarian Olympic fencer. Elek won more international fencing titles than any other woman.
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Katalin Marosi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Katalin Marosi is a professional tennis player from Hungary. Marosi has won 15 ITF Circuit singles titles and 31 doubles titles. She was once known as Katalin Marosi-Aracama.
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Gréta Arn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Gréta Arn is a retired Hungarian tennis player of Danube Swabian German descent. She won two WTA titles, the 2007 Estoril Open, in Portugal, and the 2011 ASB Classic, in Auckland, New ...more
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László Cseh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
László Cseh is a Hungarian five-time Olympic medalist swimmer. He is a 28-time European Champion.
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Melinda Czink is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Melinda Czink is a Hungarian professional female tennis player. On September 21, 2009 Czink reached her career-high singles ranking of world no. 37. She has reached two WTA Tour singles finals. ...more
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Iuliu Bodola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Iuliu Bodola was a Romanian-Hungarian footballer who played international football for both of those nations. His nickname was Duduş.
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Ágnes Keleti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ágnes Keleti is a Hungarian-born Israeli retired artistic gymnast and coach. While representing Hungary in the Summer Olympics, she won 10 Olympic medals including five gold medals, and ...more
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Natasa Dusev-Janics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Nataša Dušev-Janić is a Serbian sprint canoer who has competed for Hungary since 2001 and has won six Olympic medals in the sprint canoe events.
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Iuliu Barátky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Gyula Barátky was a football player who had represented both Hungary and Romania. His preferred position was the half right. He played a total of 155 games in the national Romanian ...more
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Petra Mandula is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Petra Mandula is a Hungarian tennis player, who represented her native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. There she was eliminated in the first round by Amanda Coetzer of ...more
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Éva Novák-Gerard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Éva Novák-Gerard is a former swimmer from Hungary, and the younger sister of Ilona Novák, who was also a famous swimmer for her native country. She won three medals at the ...more
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Henrietta Ónodi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Henrietta Ónodi is an Olympic gold medal-winning Hungarian gymnast who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.
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Jenő Konrád is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Jenő Konrád also referred to as Eugen Conrad or Eugène Conrad or Eugenio Konrad was an Hungarian footballer and manager. He is most noted for his career as a football manager; he ...more
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Katinka Hosszú is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Katinka Hosszú is a female Hungarian swimmer, who has competed three times at the Summer Olympics: 2004, 2008, and 2012. She currently swims for the Vasas SC, Hungary, under head coach