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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 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 Jakabos 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 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 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 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 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 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
Yozhef Sabo 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 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 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
István Avar 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Natasa Dusev-Janics 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
Iuliu Barátky 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 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 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 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 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 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

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Tímea Nagy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Tímea Nagy Tímea Nagy is a Hungarian fencer who has won two Olympic gold medals in the Individual Épée. She is left-handed, and became world champion in the épée ...more

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Nóra Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Nóra Hoffmann Nóra Hoffmann is a Hungarian ice dancer. With Maxim Zavozin, she is the 2010 Cup of Russia silver medalist and a two-time Hungarian national champion. With Attila Elek, she is a two-time ...more

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Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő was a Hungarian foil fencer.

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Krisztina Tóth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Krisztina Tóth Krisztina Tóth is a female Hungarian table tennis player from Gödöllő, who currently resides in Augsburg, Germany. She has won several medals in single, doubles, and team events ...more

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Andrea Temesvári is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Andrea Temesvári Andrea Temesvári is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the Italian Open at age sixteen, but injuries would later hamper her career.

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Emerich Jenei is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Emerich Jenei Emerich Jenei or Imre Jenei is a Romanian former football player and coach. He is considered one of Romania's best coaches, alongside Ştefan Kovács, Mircea Lucescu, and Anghel Iordănescu. ...more

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Ibolya Csák is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ibolya Csák Ibolya Csák was a Hungarian athlete.

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Olga Gyarmati is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Olga Gyarmati Olga Gyarmati was a Hungarian all-round athlete who competed at three Olympic Games in four different events. Her greatest success was winning the inaugural Olympic Women's Long Jump competition ...more

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Evelyn Verrasztó is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Evelyn Verrasztó Evelyn Verrasztó is a Hungarian swimmer, who competed for her native country at the Summer Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Her father and coach, Zoltán Verrasztó, and her ...more

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Katalin Kovács is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Katalin Kovács Katalin Kovács is a Hungarian sprint canoer who has competed since 1997. Competing in three Summer Olympics, she won eight medals with three golds and five silvers. Kovács also won ...more

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Éva Risztov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Éva Risztov Éva Risztov is a Hungarian female swimmer. She won four silver medals at the 2002 European Aquatics Championships and three silver medals at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. She won ...more

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Ágota Bujdosó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Ágota Bujdosó Ágota Bujdosó is a former Hungarian international handball goalkeeper.

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Andrea Gyarmati is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Andrea Gyarmati Andrea Gyarmati is a Hungarian retired female swimmer. She won two medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Her mother and coach, Éva Székely was a breaststroke swimmer who ...more

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Magda Maros is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Magda Maros Magda Maros is a Hungarian fencer who won three Olympic medals in the foil competitions. She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year in 1980 after having won two Olympic medals the same

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Annamária Tóth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Annamária Tóth Annamária Tóth is a Hungarian athlete who competed in various disciplines.

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Angéla Németh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Angéla Németh Angéla Németh was a Hungarian track and field athlete, known as Angéla Ránky after her marriage. In competing for her native country at the 1968 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Tamás Priskin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Tamás Priskin FC Spartak Vladikavkaz Tamás Priskin is a Hungarian footballer who is currently playing for Győri ETO FC and the Hungarian national football team as a striker.

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Beatrix Boulsevicz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Beatrix Boulsevicz Beatrix Boulsevicz is a butterfly swimmer from Hungary, who won the gold medal in the 200 m butterfly at the European SC Championships 2005. She is trained by Attila Selmeczi.

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Gabriella Csépe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Gabriella Csépe Gabriella Csépe is a former breaststroke swimmer from Hungary, who competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting at the 1988. Her best Olympic results came ...more

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Éva Orbán is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Éva Orbán Éva Orbán is a Hungarian hammer thrower. She set her personal best and a Hungarian national record with a throw of 71.33 metres on the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzen, with that ...more

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Szabolcs Sáfár is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Szabolcs Sáfár Vasas SC Szabolcs Sáfár is a Hungarian football goalkeeper who currently plays for the Austrian club SC Ritzing. He obtained 14 caps for the Hungarian national team, and participated at the ...more

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József Navarrete is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
József Navarrete József Navarrete is a Hungarian fencer, who won a silver medal in the team sabre competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta together with Bence Szabó and Csaba Köves.

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Éva Székely is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Éva Székely Éva Székely is a Hungarian swimmer. She won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and the silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. She held the first world record ...more

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Rita Drávucz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Rita Drávucz Rita Drávucz is a female water polo player from Hungary, who competed for her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China and ...more

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Aida Mohamed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Hungary
Aida Mohamed Aida Mohamed is a Hungarian foil fencer, silver medallist at the 1993 World Championships and team gold medallist at the 2007 European Championships. She has competed at five Olympic Games from ...more