Hungary National Team

“The Magyar” Hungary was one of the best nations in Europe the first half of the 1900 century and the 1960s. In aforementioned era, Hungary has prolifically produced world-class forwards. Hungary’s first legendary player must be retrospective to the 1900s when Imre Schlossser conveniently dominate status as the best player in Europe. Gyorgi Sarosi appeared as the best player in the World in the second half 1930s contemporarily with a phenomenon scorer Gyula Zsengeller. In the post-war era, the golden age of Hungarian football was represented as “The Magic Magyar” which is regarded as one of the best teams in history of the World Cup tournament led by Ferenc Puskas, the best player in the World during the first half 1950s, and is one of the best forwards ever, being surrounded by Sandor Kocsis, Zoltan Czibor, Nandor Hidegkuti and Jozsef Bozsik. Florian Albert became the only Hungarian to win Ballon’Dor in the 1960s and is one of the last Hungarian world-class players together with Ferenc Bene. Afterwards, Its greatness became gradually down and legendary players has been finally extinctive.

Hungary



Location     :  Eastern Europe
European Championship Participation : 2 Times (1964, 1972)
World Cup Participation :  9 Times (1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986)
Achievement  :  2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1934, 1954)
Most Caps  : Jozsef Bozsik  (101 Games)         
Top Scorer :  Ferenc Puskas (84 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever :  Ferenc Puskas






                            All-Time Hungarian Squad



1. Gyula Grosics

Date Of Birth  :  4 February 1926
Position : Goalkeeper
Height    :   180 cm
Caps  :  86 Games
Major Club   :   Budapest Honved, Tatabanya
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1962, 1966 (9 Games)
Club Honours  :  4 Times Hungarian League
International Honours  : 1953 Central European Cup Winner
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1954 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper
Class : Prince Gold



2. Karoly Fogl

Date Of Birth  :  12 January 1895
Position  :  Right-Defender
Height  :   180 cm
Caps   :  51 Games
Major Club  :  Ujpest
Olympic Games Participation  :  1920, 1924
Club Honours :  1 Time Hungarian League
1 Time Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None           
Class : Prince Silver

3. Sandro Biro

Date Of Birth  :  19 August 1911
Position :  Left-Back
Height  :  185 cm
Major Club :  MTK Hungary
Caps  :  54 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1934, 1938
Club Honours  :  2 Times Hungarian League
 1 Time Hungarian Cup
International Honours  :  1938 World Cup Runner-up
Individual Achievement : 1940 Hungarian Footballer of the Year
Class :  Prince Silver

4. Gyula Lorant

Date Of Birth  :  8 January 1921
Position  :  Center-Back
Height  : 185 cm, Caps : 37 Games
Major Club  :   Kispest Honved
World Cup Participation  : 1954
Club Honours  :  4 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Romanian Champion
International Honours : 1952 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class :  Prince Gold

5. Gyorgi Sarosi

Date Of Birth : 5 August 1912, Height : 186 cm
Position :  Central Defender/Destroyer/Forward
Caps : 61 Games (42 Goals), Major Club  : Ferencvaros
World Cup Participation : 1934, 1938 (5 Games with 6 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 420 Goals/ 450 Games
Club Honours    :   5 Times Hungarian League
4 Times Hungarian Cup, 1937 Mitropa Cup
International Honours   :  1938 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times Mitropa Cup Topscorer (1935, 1937), All-Time Top Scorer                       2 Times Central European International Cup Top Scorer (1935, 1937)
European International Cup All-Time Top Scorer
Ferencvaros All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
                                                    1938 FIFA World Cup All Stars Team          
                                                     Class : Queen Gold

6. Jozsef Bozsik 

Date Of Birth :  28 November 1925
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height : 173 cm, Caps  : 101 Games 
Major Club  :  Kispest Honved
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1958 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Hungarian League, 1959 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1954 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Class : Queen Gold

7. Ferenc Bene

Date Of Birth  : 17 December 1944
Position  :  Forward, Right-Winger
Height  :  171 cm, Major Club  :  Ujipest
Caps : 76 Games (36 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 341 Goals/ 487 Games
World Cup Participation : 1966 (4 Games with 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 7 Times Hungarian League, 3 Time Hungarian Cup
International Honours : 1964 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement  : 5 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times Hungarian Footballer of the Year (64, 69)
1964 UEFA Euro Best XI, 1972 UEFA Euro Top Scorer
1969 Inter Cities Fair Cup Top Scorer
Class : Queen Bronze


8. Zoltan Czibor

Date Of Birth  :  23 August 1929
Height : 169 cm, Position  :  Left-Winger
Caps  : 43 Games (17 Goals), Major Club : Barcelona
World Cup Participation  : 1954 (5 Games)
Club Honours  :  3 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Spanish La Liga
1960 Inter Cities Fair Cup, 1961 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  :  1952 Olympic Games Champion
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1954 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team           
Class : Queen Gold

9. Sandor Kocsis

Date Of Birth  :  21 September 1929
Caps  : 68 Games (75 Goals), Height  : 177 cm
Position : Target Striker, Major Club :  Budapest Honved
World Cup Participation : 1954 (5 Games with 11 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  418 Goals/ 470 Games
Club Honours  :  4 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
1960 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1953 Central European Champions, 1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times European and World League Top Scorer (1952, 1954)
1954 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - Silver Ball 
                                                     Class  : Queen Gold

10. Laszlo Kubala

Date Of Birth  : 10 June 1927
Position :  Deep-lying Forward
Height :  176 cm, Major Club : Barcelona
Caps : 32 Games (19 Goals) (Split into Hungary,Czechoslovakia,Spain)
Professional Score Record  : 262 Goals/ 417 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  4 Times Spanish La Liga
5 Times Copa Del Rey, 1 Time Latin Cup
2 Times Inter Cities Fair Cup (1958, 1960)
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 1999 Barcelona Greatest Player of The Century
La Liga All-Time Most Goal In One Match
 Class : Queen Gold

11. Ferenc Puskas

Date Of Birth  :  2 April 1927
Position : Left-Side Forward, Height :  174 cm
Major Club : Real Madrid, Caps : 85 Games (84 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  662 Goals/ 669 Games
World Cup Participation : 1954 (6 Games / 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 5 Times Hungarian League
5 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
3 Times European Cup (1959, 1960, 1966)
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1962, 1964)
1960 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Hungarian league Top Scorer
4 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer, 3 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1960, 1962, 1964)
1948 European League Top Scorer, 1948 World League Top Scorer
1953 Central European International Cup Top Scorer
L’Equipe European Footballer of The Century, 1960 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, 1999 IFFHS Hungary Player of The Century
Hungarian League Greatest Player Ever, Hungary All-Time Top Scorer
UEFA Jubilee Awards (Hungary)
Class : King Silver
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Substitution 


12. Karoly Zsak

Date Of Birth  :  30 August 1895
Position  :  Goalkeeper
Height  :  188 cm
Major Club  :  33 FC
Caps  :   30 Games
Olympic Games Participation : 1912, 1924
Club Honours  :  None
International Honours   :   None
Individual Achievement  : 1920 Hungarian Player of the Year
Class :  Prince Gold


13. Ferenc Rudas

Date Of Birth  :  6 July 1921
Position  :  Right-Back
Height  :   Unknown
Major Club  :   Ferencvaros
Caps  :  23 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours  : 1 Time Hungarian League
3 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours : 1953 Central European Cup
Individual Achievement  : 1946 Hungarian Player of the Year
Class :  Prince Silver    


14. Mihaly Lantos 

Date Of Birth  :  29 September 1928
Position  : Left-Back
Height : 177 cm, Caps :   52 Games
Major Club :   MTK Hungary
World Cup Participation  : 1954 (5 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Hungarian Cup, 1 Time Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :   None
Class :  Prince Silver

15. Sandor Szuc

Date Of Birth  :  8 January 1921
Position  :  Center-Back
Height  :  178 cm
Major Club  :   Szolnoki, Ujpest
Caps :   19 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  :  3 Times Hungarian League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class :  Prince Silver


16. Kalman Meszoly

Date Of Birth  :  16 July 1941
Position  :  Center-Back
Height  :  181 cm
Major Club  :   Vasas
Caps  :   61 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1962, 1966 (8 Games)
Club Honours :  4 Times Hungarian League
4 Times Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1962 Hungarian Player of the Year
Class :  Prince Silver

17. Gyorgi Orth

Date Of Birth  :  30 April 1901
Position :   Destroyer/Attacking Midfielder
Height  : 187 cm, Caps  :  32 Games
Major Club  :  MTK Hungary
Olympic Games Participation  :  1924
Club Honours : 7 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours   :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1918 Hungarian Footballer of the Year
3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
Class :  Queen Silver


18. Kalman Konrad

Date Of Birth  :  23 May 1896
Position :  Deep-lying Forward/Right-Winger
Height  :   179 cm
Major Club  :   MTK Hungary
Caps  :   12 Games
Olympic Games Participation  :  None
Club Honours  :  3 Times Hungarian League
3 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class :  Queen Bronze     


19. Istvan Nyers

Date Of Birth  :  25 May 1924
Position  : Left-Winger/Forward
Height : 174 cm, Caps  :  2 Games (2 Goals)
Major Club  :  Inter Milan
World Cup Participation  : None
Club Honours  :  1 Time Hungarian League
2 Times Italian Series A
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Gold

20. Nandor Hidegkuti

Date Of Birth  : 3 March 1922
Height : 179 cm, Position : Deep-lying Forward
Major Club   :  MTK Hungaria, Caps : 69 Games (39 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (6 Games / 4 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  267 Goals/ 385 Games
Club Honours  : 3 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Hungarian Cup, 1955 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1954 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
MTK Hungary Greatest Player Ever
Class : Queen Silver

21. Florian Albert

Date Of Birth  :  15 September 1941
Position   :  Forward, Height :  181 cm
Caps  :  75 Games (32 Goals), Major Club  :  Ferencvaros
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (7 Games with 4 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 256 Goals/ 351 Games
Club Honours  :  4 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Hungarian Cup, 1965 Inter Cities Fair Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times Hungarian Footballer of the Year (1966, 1967)
1962 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe,1964 UEFA Euro Best XI
1966 European Cup Top Scorer,1966 FIFA World Cup All Stars
1967 European Footballer of The Year
                                                      Class : Queen Silver

22. Imre Schlosser

Date Of Birth  : 11 October 1889
Height  : 185 cm, Position  :  Fast Striker
Major Club  :  Ferencvaroc, MTK Hungary
Caps  : 68 Games (59 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation  :  1912
Amateur Score Record  : 430 Goals/ 340 Games
Club Honours  : 13 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement :  All-Time Hungarian League Top Scorer  
Hungarian League All-Time Most Top Scorers (7 Times)
4 Times European/World League Top Scorer (1911 – 1914)
Class : Queen Gold



Manager


Bela Guttmann



Year Of Birth :  13 March 1900
Major Team :  Ujpest, Benfica
Major Achievement :  2 Times Hungarian League
3 Times Portuguese Liga
1 Time Brazil State Championship
1 Time Portuguese Cup
1 Time Mitropa Cup
2 Times European Cup (1961, 1962)
Class  :  Queen Gold




Conclusion of Squad

GK : Gyula Grosics, Karoly Zsak
DF : Karoly Fogl, Sandor Biro, Ferenc Rudas, Mihaly Lantos, Gyula Lorant, Sandor Szucs, Kalman Meszoly
MF : Jozsef Bozsik (Captain), Gyorgy Orth, Gyorgy Sarosi, Zoltan Czibor, Nandor Hidegkuti, Kalman Konrad
FW : Ference Bene, Istvan Nyers, Florian Albert, Ladislao Kubala, Imre Scholosser, Ferenc Puskas, Sandor Kocsis

Manager : Bela Guttmann



Formation XI  (3-5-2)




Explanation of Formation

Team strategy is an extreme offensive approach. Grosics is selected as a goalkeeper. Karoly Fogl and Sandor Biro is entirely responsible for protective task in the semi-side area. Gyula Lorant led the defensive line as a central defender. Bozsik would perform both functions as a destroyer and deep-lying playmaker. Sarosi is an essential central midfielder to support defensive task and would support scoring under a suitable situation. Czibor is on his best position at left-wing. Bene is performed as a right-wing-forward, would run to the inside area to support scoring. Kubala would go forward often to back up the best Du-O forward of all-time, Puskas would be on the left-forward to create the opportunity outside penalty area while Kocsis is positioned in slight more advanced area and always move straight to the goal. 


Ferenc Puskas Stadium




Opened : 1953
City :  Budapest
Capacity : 56,000 Seats
Field Dimension : 105x70m










Statistics

By Decade
By Class
By Club
1910s : 1
1920s : 4
1930s : 2
1940s : 5
1950s : 7
1960s : 3
1970s :  -
1980s :  -
1990s :  -
2000s :  -

King : 3
Queen : 10
Prince : 9

Budapest Honved : 7
Ferenvaroc : 6
MTK Hungary : 4
Ujpest : 3
Vasas : 1



Positional Ranking of Substitution 

Goalkeeper


Ferenc Plattko

Date Of Birth  :  2 December 1898
Position : Goalkeeper
Height  :  188 cm
Major Club  :   Barcelona
Caps  :  6 Games
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours :  1 Time Spanish La Liga
3 Times Copa Del Rey
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class :  Prince Silver



Offensive Midfielder

1. Tibor Nyilasi

Date Of Birth  :  18 January 1955
Height  : 189 cm, Position : Attacking Midfielder
Major Club :  Ferencvaros, Austria Vienna
Caps :  70 Games (32 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1978, 1982 (5 Games With 2 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 213 Goals/ 363 Games
Club Honours : 1 Times Hungarian League, 3 Times Austrian League
3 Times Hungarian Cup, 1 Time Austrian Cup
International Honours  : 1938 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Hungarian League Top Scorer
1 Time Austrian League Top Scorer
1984 UEFA Cup Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Gold

2. Lajos Detari 

Date Of Birth  :  24 April 1963
Position  :  Playmaker
Height   :  183 cm, Caps : 61 Games (13 Goals)
Major Club  :  Budapest Honved
World Cup Participation  : 1986 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time DFB-Pokal, 1 Time Greek Cup
3 Times Hungarian League, 1 Time Hungarian Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement :  3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



3. Janos Goroc

Date Of Birth :  8 May 1939
Position : Playmaker
Height  : 189 cm
Major Club :  Ujpest
Caps  :  62 Games (19 Goals)
World Cup Participation :  1962
Club Honours :  4 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours   :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1962 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Silver





Forward

1. Gyula Zsengeller

Date Of Birth  :  27 December 1915
Height  : 177 cm, Position :  Forward
Caps  : 39 Games (33 Goals), Major Club :  Ujpest
World Cup Participation : 1938 (4 Games With 5 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 387 Goals/ 327 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Hungarian League, 1 Time Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 1938 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
2 Times European League Top Scorer (1939, 1945)
1939 Time World League Top Scorer
Ujpest Greatest Player Ever
Class :  Queen Silver

2. Lajos Tichy

Date Of Birth  :  21 March 1935
Height : 180 cm, Position  :  Forward
Major Club :  Budapest Honved
Caps  :  72 Games (51 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1958, 1962,1966 (8 Games/7 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 247 Goals/320 Games
Club Honours :  2 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Hungarian Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Gold

3. Geza Toldi

Date Of Birth  :  11 February 1909
Height  :  170 cm, Position  :  Forward
Major Club   :  Ferenvaroc
Caps  :  46 Games (25 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1934, 1938
Professional Scores Record : 271 Goals/324 Games
Club Honours :  4 Times Hungarian League
3 Times Hungarian Cup
2 Times Mitropa Cup (1928, 1937)
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver

4. Peter Palotas

Date Of Birth :  27 June 1929
Height  :  176 cm, Position  :  Deep-lying Forward
Caps  :  24 Games (18 Goals), Major Club : MTK Hungary
World Cup Participation  :   1954 (2 Games With 2 Goals)
Professional Scores Record  : 156 Goals/ 231 Games
Club Honours  :  3 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Hungarian Cup, 1955 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class :  Prince Silver


5. Lazlo Cseh

Date Of Birth  :  4 April 1910
Height  :  180 cm, Position  :  Forward
Major Club  :  MTK Hungary
Caps  :   34 Games (15 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1938
Professional Scores Record  : 201 Goals/ 210 Games
Club Honours  :  2 Times Hungarian League
1 Time Hungarian Cup
International Honours    :   1938 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer   
Class  : Prince Silver

6. Laszlo Fazekas

Date Of Birth  :  15 October 1947
Height  : 178 cm, Position : Right-Side Forward
Major Club  :  Ujpest
Caps  :  92 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1978, 1982
Professional Scores Record  : 201 Goals/ 210 Games
Club Honours  :  9 Times Hungarian League
3 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer   
Class  : Prince Silver


7. Jarnos Farkas

Date Of Birth  :  27 March 1942
Height  :  180 cm, Position  :  Forward
Major Club  : SC Vasas
Caps  :   33 Games (20 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1962, 1966
Professional Scores Record  : 151 Goals/ 250 Games
Club Honours  :  4 Times Hungarian League
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer   
Class  : Prince Silver







Striker

1. Jozsef  Takacs
Date Of Birth  :  30 June 1904
Height  :  172 cm, Position  :  Fast Striker
Major Club  :  Vasas, Ferenvaroc
Caps  : 32 Games (26 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation  :   1924
Professional Scores Record  : 448 Goals/ 307 Games
Club Honours  : 3 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Hungarian Cup, 1 Time Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
Class :  Queen Bronze  

 2. Ferenc Deak

Date Of Birth  :  16 January 1922
Height :  174 cm, Position  :  Target Striker
Major Club : Szentlőrinci, Ferencvaroc
Caps  :  20 Games (29 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record  :  547 Goals/ 400 Games
Club Honours   :  1 Time Hungarian League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement   : 3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
1947 Balkan Cup Top Scorer
3 Times European and World League Top Scorer (1946,1947,1949)
World’s All-Time Highest Goalscorer In a Single League Season
Class : Queen Silver

3. Alfred Schaffer

Date Of Birth  : 13 fevruary 1893
Position  : Target Striker
Height  :  174 cm
Major Club  :  MTK Hungary
Caps  :  15 Games (17 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 3 Times Hungarian League
1 Time German League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : 2 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times European/World League Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Gold

4. Ferenc Szusza

Date Of Birth  :  1 December 1923
Position  :  Fast Striker
Height  :   176 cm
Major Club  :  Ujpest
Caps :   24 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Scores Record  : 392 Goals/ 463 Games
Club Honours :  4 Times Hungarian League
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   Ujpest All-Time Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Silver


5. Istvan Avar

Date Of Birth  :  238 May 1905
Height :  176 cm, Position  :  Target Striker
Major Club  :  Ujpest, Rapid Bucharest
Caps  : 21 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1934
Professional Scores Record : 219 Goals/230 Games
Club Honours :  4 Times Hungarian League
5 Times Romanian Cup, 1929 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Romanian League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver




Minor Reserved Group

Goalkeeper

Antal Szabo

Defender

Sandor Biro
Sandor Matrai
Ferenc Sipos
Laszlo Balint
Erno Solymosi

Midfielder

Jozsef Braun    
Laszlo Budai
Karoly Sandor
Mate Fenyvesi
Zolran Varga

Forward

Andras Toroczik  
Gyula Szilagyi




The Greatest Hungarian Footballers of All-Time

1. Ferenc Puskas
2. Sandor Kocsis
3. Gyorgi Sarosi
4. Jozsef Bozsik
5. Laszlo Kubala
6. Imre Schlosser
7. Florian Albert
8. Nandor Hidegkuti
9. Zoltan Czibor
10. Ferenc Bene

19 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/4/15

    what about Ferenc Hirzer?

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    1. He definitely spent too short career in the top competitions (only second half 1920s).

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  2. Anonymous6/8/15

    János Göröcs often played as central (maybe even defensive-holding!) midfielder. For example, I remember that he he was in the role of central-left (or central-right) in the Final of 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

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  3. Anonymous22/12/15

    in 2013 a book was published in Hungarian, entitled "VÁLOGATOTT GYÜJTEMÉNY" i.e. "The best team". There is an interesting list compiled by Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ).
    List below:

    HUNGARY XI All-time (2-1-2-5):

    (GK): 1.GROSICS Gyula, 2.PLATKÓ Ferenc, 3.ZSÁK Károly, 4.SZABÓ Antal, 5.KIRÁLY Gábor, 6.HENNI Géza, 7.SZENTMIHÁLY Antal, 8.DOMONKOS László, 9.GÉCZI István, 10.GELEI József, 11.MÉSZÁROS Ferenc.

    (DF R): 1.RUDAS Ferenc, 2.MÁTRAI Sándor, 3.FOGL II Károly, 4.MÁNDI Gyula, 5.BUZÁNSZKY Jenő, 6.NOVÁK Dezső, 7.KORÁNYI Lajos, 8.RUMBOLD Gyula, 9.POLGÁR Gyula, 10.KÁRPÁTI Béla, 11.TÖRÖK Péter.

    (DF L): 1.BIRÓ Sándor, 2.SÁROSI László, 3.LANTOS Mihály, 4.BALOGH II Sándor, 5.IHÁSZ Kálmán, 6.FOGL III József, 7.DALNOKI Jenő, 8.TÓTH József, 9.JUHÁSZ Péter, 10.PAYER Imre, 11.STERNBERG László.

    (MF R): 1.BOSZIK József, 2.NAGYMAROSI Mihály, 3.KOVÁCS Imre, 4.BUNDZSÁK Dezső, 5.SZALAY Antal, 6.SZOJKA Ferenc, 7.MATHESZ Imre, 8.NAGY István, 9.SOLYMOSI Ernő, 10.DUNAI III Ede, 11.DARDAI Pál.

    (DF/MF C): 1.MÉSZÖLY Kálmán, 2.LÓRÁNT Gyula, 3.BÖRZSEY János, 4.PÁNCSICS Miklós, 5.SZÜCS Sándor, 6.KISPÉTER Mihály, 7.BÁLINT László, 8.KOVÁCS József, 9.VÁRHIDI Pál, 10.JUHÁSZ Roland, 11.DISZTL László.

    (MF L): 1.ORTH György, 2.LÁZÁR Gyula, 3.SIPOS Ferenc, 4.KOTÁSZ Ferenc, 5.SZÜCS Lajos, 6.BERENDY Pál, 7.ZAKARIÁS József, 8.LAKAT Károly, 9.GARABA Imre, 10.BLUM Zoltán, 11.LIPCSEI Péter.

    (RW): 1.SÁNDOR Károly, 2.FAZEKAS László, 3.BRAUN József, 4.KIPRICH József, 5.SAS Ferenc, 6.BUDAI II László, 7.MARKOS Imre, 8.TÁNCOS Mihaly, 9.EGRESI Béla, 10.SZÕKE István, 11.MOLNÁR Dezső.

    (RI): 1.KOCSIS Sándor, 2.KUBALA László, 3.GÖRÖCS János, 4.VARGA Zoltán, 5.CSEH II László, 6.TAKÁCS II József, 7.SZUSZA Ferenc, 8.MACHOS Ferenc, 9.NYILASI Tibor, 10.KONRÁD II Kálmán, 11.KOCSIS Lajos.

    (CFW): 1.ALBERT Flórián, 2.HIDEGKUTI Nándor, 3.SÁROSI György dr., 4.BENE Ferenc, 5.SCHAFFER Alfred, 6.TURAY József, 7.KALMÁR Jenő, 8.DÉAK Ferenc, 9.TÖRÕCSIK András, 10.PALOTÁS Péter, 11.SZILÁGYI Gyula.

    (LI): 1.PUSKÁS Ferenc, 2.SCHLOSSER Imre, 3.ZSENGELLÉR Gyula, 4.TICHY Lajos, 5.FARKAS János, 6.TOLDI Géza, 7.OPATA Zoltán, 8.BODOLA Gyula, 9.DÉTÁRI Lajos, 10.DUNAI II Antal, 11.RÁKOSI Gyula.

    (LW): 1.CZIBOR Zoltán, 2.KOHUT Vilmos, 3.TITKOS Pál, 4.ZÁMBÓ Sándor, 5.FENYVESI Máté dr., 6.VÁRADY Béla, 7.BORBÁS Gáspár dr., 8.NYERS István, 9.KOVÁCS Kálmán, 10.ESTERHÁZY Márton, 11.DZSUDZSÁK Balázs.

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    1. Thanks for contribution ! At the first sight, I think many defenders in the list are underrated in my list. I'm going to reconsider based on the poll result.

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    2. OK, there is some revision based on further study from this valuable list. Ferenc Rudas and Sandor Biro has replaced Buzansky and Jozsef Fogl in substitution.

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  4. Anonymous22/12/15

    This information is available on the Internet, copiers here, just in case.

    in 2010 hungarian football magazine "FourFourTwo" voted among experts about the best players ever.
    List below:

    1. Puskás Ferenc 950
    2. Bozsik József 904
    3. Hidegkuti Nándor 859
    4. Albert Flórián 848
    5. Orth György 800
    6. Kocsis Sándor 790
    7. Kubala László 742
    8. Sárosi György 736
    9. Schlosser Imre 702
    10. Zsengellér Gyula 642
    11. Szusza Ferenc 633
    12. Bene Ferenc 610
    13. Nyilasi Tibor 593
    14. Grosics Gyula 533
    15. Czibor Zoltán 521
    16. Lázár Gyula 520
    17. Göröcs János 515
    18. Détári Lajos 500
    19. Deák Ferenc 483
    20. Sándor Károly 467
    21. Törőcsik András 453
    22. Mészöly Kálmán 447
    23. Farkas János 446
    24. Tichy Lajos 433
    25. Fazekas László 414
    26. Varga Zoltán 378
    27. Schaffer Alfréd 377
    27. Toldi Géza 377
    29. Sipos Ferenc 364
    30. Mátrai Sándor 291
    31. Bölöni László 284
    32. Buzánszky Jenő 278
    33. Titkos Pál 256
    34. Nagymarosi Mihály 254
    35. Zsák Károly 224
    36. Kocsis Lajos 218
    37. Lóránt Gyula 176
    38. Cseh László 170
    39. Takács József 166
    40. Novák Dezső 156
    41. Rudas Ferenc 153
    42. Machos Ferenc 152
    43. Fenyvesi Máté dr. 150
    44. Bodola Gyula 140
    45. Kovács Imre 137
    46. Nyers István 133
    47. Fogl Károly 125
    48. Lantos Mihály 124
    49. Budai László 121
    50. Dunai Antal 119

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  5. Hungary was runner-up in 1938, not in 1934

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  6. Anonymous26/2/16

    Additions.
    Gyula Grosics - Olympic Games Gold Medal (1952), Central European International Cup Winner (1953), Hungarian Sportsman of the Year (1952), Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1949/50).
    Sandor Biro - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1939/40).
    György Sárosi - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1940/41).
    Jozsef Bozsik - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1952).
    Ferenc Bene - 2 Times Hungarian Footballer of the Year (seasons 1964, 1969), Olympic Games Top Scorer (1964), Fairs' Cup Top Scorer (1969), 5 Times Nominee Ballon d'Or. Fairs' Cup Runner-Up (1969), 1964 UEFA Euro Top Scorer (not 1972 !).
    Sándor Kocsis - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1954).
    Ferenc Puskás - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1950).

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    1. Anonymous27/2/16

      1920/1: Zoltán Blum, 1921/2: György Molnár, 1922/3: Gyula Mándi, 1923/4: Rudolf Jeny, 1924/5: József Takács, 1925/6: Mihály Pataki, 1926/7: Vilmos Kohut, 1927/8: Márton Bukovi, 1928/9: Jenő Kalmár, 1929/30: Ferenc Borsányi, 1930/1: István Avar, 1931/2: József Turay, 1932/3: Gyula Lázár, 1933/4: Gyula Polgár, 1934/5: Antal Szalay, 1935/6: László Cseh, 1936/7: Pál Titkos, 1937/8: Géza Toldi, 1938/9: Gyula Zsengellér, 1939/40: Sándor Bíró.

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    2. Anonymous27/2/16

      1940/1: György Sárosi, 1941/2: Gyula Bodola, 1942/3: István Szalay, 1943/4: Ferenc Sárvári, 1945: Sándor Balogh, 1945/6: Ferenc Deák, 1946/7: Ferenc Szusza, 1947/8: Béla Marosvári, 1948/9: Mihály Kispéter, 1949/50: Gyula Grosics, 1950: Ferenc Puskás, 1951: Péter Palotás, 1952: József Bozsik, 1953: Nándor Hidegkuti, 1954: Sándor Kocsis, 1955: Gyula Szilágyi, 1956: Ferenc Szojka, 1957: Dezső Bundzsák, 1957/8: Ferenc Sipos, 1958/9: Lajos Tichy, 1959/60: János Göröcs, 1960/1: Pál Berendy, 1961/2: Kálmán Mészöly, 1962/3: Máté Fenyvesi, 1963: Károly Palotai.

      After 1963 -- http://www.worldfootball.net/footballer_of_the_year/ungarn/

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  7. Anonymous26/2/16

    Additions:
    Károly Zsák - Hungarian footballer of the Year (season 1913/4).
    Károly Fogl - Hungarian footballer of the Year (season 1919/20).
    Ferenc Rudas - 1953 Central European International Cup Winner.
    Kálmán Mészöly - Hungarian footballer of the Year (season 1961/2).
    György Orth - Hungarian footballer of the Year (season 1917/8).
    Nándor Hidegkuti - Hungarian footballer of the Year (season 1953).
    Florian Albert - 2 Times Hungarian footballer of the Year (seasons 1966, 1967). 8 Times Nominee Ballon d'Or.
    Imre Schlosser - Hungarian footballer of the Year (season 1911/2).

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    1. Anonymous27/2/16

      Best player of NB1 (Hungarian Championship) = Hungarian footballer of the Year 1901-1963 (selected by Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ). Sources: Hoppe, P., Szabó F. Labdarúgó bajnokságaink 1945-1986, ed.1987, Hoppe, L. Labdarúgó-bajnokságaink 1901–1969, ed.1970):

      1901: Ferenc Ray, 1902: Béla Ordódy, 1903: József Pokorny, 1904: Imre Pozsonyi, 1905: Ödön Bodor, 1906/7: Gáspár Borbás, 1907/8: László Domonkos, 1908/9: Gyula Rumbold, 1909/10: Jenő Károly, 1910/1: Gyula Biró, 1911/2: Imre Schlosser, 1912/3: Sándor Bodnár, 1913/4: Károly Zsák, 1914/5: Alfréd Schaffer, 1915/6: Alfréd Schaffer, 1916/7: Ferenc Plattkó, 1917/8: György Orth, 1918/9: József Braun, 1919/20: Károly Fogl.

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  8. Anonymous26/2/16

    Additions:
    Ferenc Plattkó - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1916/7).
    Tibor Nyilasi - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1980/1). 5 Times Nominee Ballon d'Or.
    Lajos Détári - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1984/5).
    János Göröcs - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1959/60). 1969 Fairs' Cup Runner-Up.
    Gyula Zsengellér - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1938/9).
    Lajos Tichy - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1958/9). 3 Times Nominee Ballon d'Or.
    Géza Toldi - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1937/8).
    Péter Palotás - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1951).
    László Cseh - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1935/6).
    József Takács - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1924/5).
    Ferenc Deák - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1945/6).
    Alfréd Schaffer - 2 Times Hungarian Footballer of the Year (seasons 1914/5, 1915/6).
    Ferenc Szusza - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1946/7).
    István Avar - Hungarian Footballer of the Year (season 1930/1). 1929 Mitropa Cup Top Scorer, 1930 Cup of Nations Winner, 1930 Cup of Nations Top Scorer, 1932 Central European International Cup Top Scorer.

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  9. Anonymous1/5/16

    'By Class: King : 3' Where?? King : 1 (Puskas)!

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  10. Anonymous18/6/17

    I think you underrate the Hungary players.. to see so many players who dominated world football for som many years in a row, get such low rankings is just sad :( You give so many King Gold rankings for brazilian players that can be debated also.. Rijkaard and Gullit get King rating, while someone like Sarosi, Kubala, Bozsik, who in my opinion deserves better ranking that those 2 dutch players. Puskas deserves king gold as well if you look at the fact that he is always mentioned in being one of the best ever to play the game, and even top 5. I have nothing to do with Hungary myself but I really just think that some ratings are wrong, when you look at the other national teams on who gets king rating, then it makes no sense to me. thank you so much for your awesome work on football history! hop to hear back.

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    1. The classification is applied from performance rating in positional hall of fame not pure skill and it was done by each position. Puskas played in World Cup just very few games so his NT point is not high enough to conduct overall rating to achieve King Gold.

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    2. Anonymous19/6/17

      Okay fair enough.. even though I still think you underrate many Hungarian players. Another question I have is, how can Abe Lenstra get Queen rating when Helmchen from Germany can't even get a profile created? Helmchen and Lenstra both played on amateur level and Helmchen even scored 100 goals more than Lenstra during his career. Football in Germany were also better and more popular back then, and most likely better quality as well. I truly don't get it

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    3. Abe Lenstra was made research in Groningen University that conclude him as one of the best Dutch players ever. Although he played in amateur era, his complete quality is undeniable. Helmut Schoen ? I think he is never rated as a legendary player but manager. Scoring is not everything.

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