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Famous Athletes from Hungary

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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.
  • Dániel Gyurta1
    Dániel Gyurta (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdaːniɛl ˈɟurtɒ]; born 4 May 1989) is a Hungarian...  more
  • Zsuzsanna Jakabos2
    Zsuzsanna "Zsu" Jakabos (born 3 April 1989) is a Hungarian swimmer. She competed at the 2004,...  more
  • Ferenc Puskás3
    Ferenc Puskás (UK: FERR-ench PUUS(H)-kəss, -⁠enk -⁠, -⁠ PUUSH-kash, Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s...  more

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  • Kálmán Konrád4
    Kálmán Konrád (23 May 1896 in Bácspalánka – 10 May 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden), an inside...  more
  • Krisztina Egerszegi5
    Krisztina Egerszegi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkristinɒ ˈɛɡɛrsɛɡi]; born 16 August 1974) is a...  more
  • Ágnes Szávay6
    Ágnes Szávay (Hungarian: Szávay Ágnes, pronounced [ˈsaːvɒi ˈaːɡnɛʃ]; born 29 December 1988) is...  more
  • András Haklits7
    András Haklits (born 23 September 1977) is a Croatian hammer thrower. He represented Hungary...  more
  • Yozhef Sabo8

    Yozhef Sabo

    FC Dynamo Kyiv

    BirthplaceUzhhorod, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine, Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary, Soviet Union


    Yozhef Yozhefovich Sabo (Ukrainian: Йожеф Йожефович Сабо; Hungarian: Szabó József; born 29...  more
  • 9
    Ágnes Kovács (born 13 July 1981) is a Hungarian swimmer who competed at the 1996, 2000 and...  more
  • Júlia Sebestyén10
    Júlia Sebestyén (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈjuːliɒ ˈʃɛbɛʃceːn]; born 14 May 1981) is a...  more
  • István Avar11

    István Avar

    Újpest FC

    BirthplaceArad, Vest, Romania

    NationalityAustria, Hungary, Romania


    István Avar (German: Stefan Auer, Romanian: Ștefan Auer) (28 May 1905 – 13 October 1977) was a...  more
  • Ilona Elek12
    Ilona Elek, known also as Ilona Elek-Schacherer (née "Schacherer"; May 17, 1907 – July 24,...  more
  • 13
    Katalin Marosi (born 12 November 1979 in Gheorgheni) is a professional Hungarian female tennis...  more
  • Gréta Arn14
    Gréta Arn (born 13 April 1979) is a Hungarian tennis player of Danube Swabian German...  more
  • László Cseh15
    László Cseh (pronounced [ˈlaːsloː ˈt͡ʃɛ]; born 3 December 1985) is a Hungarian competitive...  more
  • Melinda Czink16
    Melinda Czink (born 22 October 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. On...  more
  • Iuliu Bodola17
    Iuliu Bodola (also known as Gyula Bodola; 26 February 1912 – 12 March 1992) was a Romanian...  more
  • Ágnes Keleti18
    Ágnes Keleti (born Ágnes Klein, 9 January 1921) is a Hungarian-Israeli retired Olympic and...  more
  • Natasa Dusev-Janics19
    Natasa Dusev-Janics (Serbian Latin: Nataša Dušev-Janić, Serbian Cyrillic: Наташа Душев-Јанић,...  more
  • Iuliu Barátky20
    Gyula Barátky (Romanian: Iuliu Baratky; 14 May 1910 – 14 April 1962) was a football player who...  more
  • 21
    Petra Mandula (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpɛtrɒ ˈmɒndulɒ]; born 17 January 1978) is a...  more
  • 22
    Éva Novák-Gerard (8 January 1930 – 30 June 2005) was a swimmer from Hungary, and the younger...  more
  • Henrietta Ónodi23
    Henrietta Ónodi (born May 22, 1974) is a Hungarian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 1992...  more
  • Jenő Konrád24
    Jenő Konrád (13 August 1894 – 15 July 1978) also referred to as Eugen Conrad or Eugène Conrad...  more
  • Katinka Hosszú25
    Katinka Hosszú (Hungarian: [ˈkɒtiŋkɒ ˈhossuː]; born 3 May 1989) is a Hungarian competitive...  more

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