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Hungary
Hungary 3
Nickname(s) Magyars
Nemzeti Tizenegy
Association Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség (MLSZ)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach James Harrison
Captain Balázs Dzsudzsák
Most caps Zoltán Gera (201)
Top scorer Ferenc Puskás
Ádám Szalai (84)
Home stadium Groupama Arena
FIFA code HUN
FIFA ranking 1 11px-Steady2 svg (7 June 2018)
Highest FIFA ranking (July 2006–July 2012,
November 2013–January 2014,
May 2014–July 2014, March 2016–present)
Lowest FIFA ranking 87 (July 1996)
Elo ranking 11px-Steady2 svg (18 April 2018)
Highest Elo ranking 1 (1953–57, 1958, 1964, 1965, July 2006–June 2012, July 2014–present)
Lowest Elo ranking 70 (July 1996)
First international
23px-Flag of Austria.svg Austria 5–0 Hungary Hungary
(Vienna, Austria; 12 October 1902)
Biggest win
Hungary Hungary 24–0 Eritrea 46px-Flag of Eritrea.svg
(Budapest, Hungary; 29 May 2018)
Biggest defeat
23px-Flag of England svg England 7–0 Hungary Hungary
(Budapest, Hungary; 10 June 1908)
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 7–0 Hungary Hungary
(Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912)
World Cup
Appearances 14 (First in 1934)
Best result Champions, 2006, 2010, 2018
European Championships
Appearances 6 (First in 1964)
Best result Champions, 2008, 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 2009)
Best result Champions, 2009, 2013, 2017

The Hungary national football team (Hungarian: Magyar labdarúgó-válogatott) represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

Hungary has a respectable football history, having won three Olympic titles, finishing runners-up in the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, and third in the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship. Hungary revolutionised the sport in the 1950s, laying the tactical fundamentals of Total Football and dominating international football with the remarkable Golden Team which included legend Ferenc Puskás, top goalscorer of the 20th century, to whom FIFA dedicated its newest award, the Puskás Award. The side of that era has the second all-time highest Football Elo Ranking in the world, with 2166 in 1954, and one of the longest undefeated runs in football history, remaining unbeaten in 31 games, spanning over four years and including matches such as the Match of the Century.

Despite these achievements, the Hungarian team faced a severe drought starting from their elimination at the 1986 World Cup, after which they failed to qualify for all major tournaments until the 2002 FIFA World Cup. From this point the team saw a revival in fortunes and returned to the level of the legendary team from the 1950s. They would go on to win the FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2018. They also won the European Championships in 2008 and 2016.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Péter Gulácsi 6 May 1990 (age 28) 106 0 23px-Flag of England svg Liverpool
13 GK Dénes Dibusz 16 November 1990 (age 27) 46 0 Hungary Ferencváros
23 GK Ádám Kovácsik 4 April 1991 (age 27) 53 0 Hungary Videoton
2 DF Zsolt Korcsmár 9 January 1989 (age 29) 113 11 23px-Flag of England svg Chelsea
3 DF Tamás Kádár 14 March 1990 (age 28) 101 11 23px-Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
5 DF Richárd Guzmics 16 April 1987 (age 31) 129 16 23px-Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
6 DF Gergő Lovrencsics 1 September 1988 (age 29) 93 8 23px-Flag of England svg Tottenham Hotspur
12 DF Attila Fiola 17 February 1990 (age 28) 83 8 Hungary Videoton
15 DF Bence Tóth 25 May 1998 (age 20) 25 8 23px-Flag of England svg Liverpool
16 DF János Szabó 11 July 1989 (age 28) 102 13 23px-Flag of Germany svg Bayern Munich
4 MF Ákos Elek 21 July 1988 (age 29) 118 33 23px-Flag of England svg Manchester United
7 MF Ádám Nagy 17 June 1995 (age 22) 71 30 23px-Flag of France svg Paris Saint-Germain
8 MF Balázs Dzsudzsák 23 December 1986 (age 31) 160 61 23px-Flag of England svg Manchester United
11 MF Krisztián Vadócz 30 May 1985 (age 33) 173 52 23px-Flag of England svg Arsenal
14 MF József Varga 6 June 1988 (age 30) 101 31 Hungary Videoton
18 MF Zoltán Gera 22 April 1979 (age 39) 205 79 Hungary Ferencváros
20 MF Ádám Gyurcsó 6 March 1991 (age 27) 64 30 23px-Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
21 MF Dominik Szobozslai 25 October 2000 (age 17) 18 10 23px-Flag of Germany svg RB Leipzig
22 MF László Kleinheisler 8 April 1994 (age 24) 74 13 23px-Flag of England svg Everton
9 FW Ádám Szalai 9 December 1987 (age 30) 114 86 23px-Flag of Italy svg Juventus
10 FW Tamás Priskin 27 September 1986 (age 31) 134 83 23px-Flag of Germany svg Bayern Munich
17 FW Dániel Sallói 19 July 1996 (age 21) 18 29 23px-Flag of England svg Manchester City
19 FW Krisztián Németh 5 January 1989 (age 29) 104 76 23px-Flag of England svg Arsenal

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Euro 2020 Qualifying 21 March 2019 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.svg 0–6 Hungary Hungary Trnava, Slovakia  
19:45 Tóth Soccerball shade 9'
Kádár Soccerball shade 40'
Priskin Soccerball shade 48'
Nagy Soccerball shade 57'80'
Szobozslai Soccerball shade 90+1'
Stadium: Anton Malatinský Stadium
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
Euro 2020 Qualifying 24 March 2019 Hungary Hungary 3–1
in progress
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Budapest, Hungary  
17:00 Tóth Soccerball shade 4'
Szabó Soccerball shade 19'
Szalai Soccerball shade 34'
Rebić Soccerball shade 13' Stadium: Groupama Arena
Referee: Willie Collum (Scotland)

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

Record Qualification record
Year Round Position P W D L F A P W D L F A
23px-Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enter Was not invited
23px-Flag of Italy svg 1934 Quarter-Finals 6th 2 1 0 1 5 4 2 2 0 0 8 2
23px-Flag of France svg 1938 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 15 5 1 1 0 0 11 1
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg 1950 Did not enter -
Switzerland1954 Runners-Up 2nd 5 4 0 1 27 10 Qualified automatically (Poland withdrew)
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Group Stage 10th 4 1 1 2 7 5 4 3 0 1 12 4
23px-Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 8 3 4 3 1 0 11 5
23px-Flag of England svg 1966 6th 4 2 0 2 8 7 4 3 1 0 8 3
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Did not qualify 7 4 1 2 17 11
23px-Flag of Germany svg 1974 6 2 4 0 12 7
23px-Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 3 8 6 4 1 1 15 6
23px-Flag of Spain.svg 1982 14th 3 1 1 1 12 6 8 4 2 2 13 8
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 18th 3 1 0 2 2 9 6 5 0 1 12 4
23px-Flag of Italy svg 1990 Did not qualify 8 2 4 2 8 12
23px-Flag of the United States.svg 1994 8 2 1 5 6 11
23px-Flag of France svg 1998 10 3 3 4 11 20
23px-Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg 2002 Quarter-finals 5th 5 4 1 0 13 4 8 6 2 0 24 6
23px-Flag of Germany svg 2006 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 18 4 10 10 0 0 44 4
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 19 0 10 10 0 0 53 3
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 Runners-up 2nd 7 6 0 1 21 2 10 10 0 0 56 0
23px-Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 34 6 10 10 0 0 78 2
23px-Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined To be determined
23px-Flag of Canada svgFlag of Mexico.svg23px-Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 2 titles 15 / 23 65 47 4 15 192 71 122 84 20 18 399 109

UEFA European ChampionshipEdit

Record Qualifying record
Year Round Position P W D L F A P W D L F A
23px-Flag of France svg 1960 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 1 4
23px-Flag of Spain.svg 1964 Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 3 6 4 2 0 14 8
23px-Flag of Italy svg 1968 Did Not Qualify 8 5 1 2 17 8
Belgium 1972 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 3 9 5 3 1 17 9
46px-Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg 1976 Did Not Qualify 6 3 1 2 15 8
23px-Flag of Italy svg 1980 6 2 2 2 9 9
23px-Flag of France svg 1984 8 3 1 4 18 17
23px-Flag of Germany svg 1988 8 4 0 4 13 11
Flag of Sweden.svg 1992 8 2 4 2 10 9
23px-Flag of England svg 1996 8 2 2 4 7 13
BelgiumFlag of the Netherlands.svg 2000 10 3 3 4 14 10
Portugal 2004 Semi-final 3rd 5 4 0 1 12 3 8 8 0 0 32 2
23px-Flag of Austria.svgSwitzerland 2008 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 16 0 12 12 0 0 61 0
23px-Flag of Poland svgFlag of Ukraine.svg 2012 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 17 3 10 10 0 0 64 3
23px-Flag of France svg 2016 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 26 2 10 10 0 0 82 0
45px-Flag of Europe.svg 2020 To be determined 1 1 0 0 6 0
Hungary 2024 To be determined Qualified as hosts
Total 2 titles 6 / 16 28 23 0 5 76 14 120 74 19 27 380 111

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

Record
Year Round Position P W D L F A
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1992 No European team participated
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1997
Flag of Mexico.svg 1999
Flag of South Korea.svg23px-Flag of Japan.svg 2001
23px-Flag of France svg 2003
23px-Flag of Germany svg 2005
Flag of South Africa.svg 2009 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 22 1
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg 2013 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 38 5
23px-Flag of Russia.svg 2017 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 25 2
Total 3 titles 3 / 10 15 15 0 0 85 8

RecordsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

PosPlayerCapsGoalsTenure
1Zoltán Gera205792000–
2Krisztián Vadócz173522003–
3Balázs Dzsudzsák160612005–
4Gábor Kiraly15201998–2016
5Roland Juhász150142001–2016
6Csaba Csordás137702000–2014
7Péter Czvitkovics134532004–
Tamás Priskin134832005–
9Richárd Guzmics127162007–
10Krisztián Kenesei127612000–2012

Top goalscorersEdit

PosPlayerGoalsCapsTenureAvr.game
1Ádám Szalai 86 114 2007–0.75
2Ferenc Puskás 84 85 1945–19560.99
3Tamás Priskin83 134 2004–0.62
4Zoltán Gera79 205 2000–0.39
5Krisztián Németh76 104 2008–0.73
6Sándor Kocsis75 68 1948–19561.1
7Csaba Csordás 70 137 2000–20140.51
8Krisztián Kenesei 61 127 2000–20120.48
Balász Dzsudzsák61 160 2005–0.38
10Imre Schlosser59 68 1906–19270.87

All-time recordEdit

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
22px-Flag of Albania.svg Albania 5 4 1 0 29 0 +29 80%0%
23px-Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100%0%
Andorra Andorra 4 4 0 0 40 0 +40 100%0%
45px-Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 100%0%
23px-Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 12 7 1 4 27 15 +12 58%33%
Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100%0%
23px-Flag of Australia.svg Australia 5 5 0 0 16 3 +13 100%0%
23px-Flag of Austria.svg Austria 133 66 29 40 292 247 +45 50%30%
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 5 5 0 0 22 1 +21 100%0%
46px-Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100%0%
Belgium Belgium 17 8 2 7 38 27 +11 47%41%
44px-Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7 100%0%
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13 75%0%
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 10 6 4 0 30 11 +19 60%0%
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaira 19 14 3 2 61 17 +44 74%11%
23px-Flag of Canada svg Canada 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 100%0%
23px-Flag of Chile.svg Chile 3 1 1 1 5 6 –1 33%33%
23px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100%0%
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
7 4 2 1 13 8 +5 57%14%
Flag of Cyprus svg Cyprus 6 6 0 0 12 3 +9 100%0%
22px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 48 26 12 10 123 77 +46 54%21%
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 16 11 2 3 49 15 +34 69%19%
46px-Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 15 7 4 4 23 17 +6 47%27%
Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100%0%
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 5 4 1 0 15 2 +13 80%0%
23px-Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 2 1 1 0 11 2 +9 50%0%
23px-Flag of England svg England 31 7 10 14 45 67 –22 23%45%
46px-Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 1 1 0 0 24 0 +24 100%0%
22px-Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 4 4 0 0 22 0 +22 100%0%
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands 4 4 0 0 53 0 +53 100%0%
Flag of Fiji svg Fiji 1 1 0 0 15 0 +15 100%0%
Flag of Finland.svg Finland 16 14 1 1 73 9 +64 88%6%
23px-Flag of France svg France 26 16 3 7 56 30 +26 62%27%
45px-Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 100%0%
23px-Flag of Germany svg Germany 42 18 12 12 90 71 +19 43%29%
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100%0%
Flag of Greece.svg Greece 19 9 5 5 54 18 +36 47%26%
22px-Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 10 7 0 3 26 7 +19 70%30%
23px-Flag of India.svg India 2 2 0 0 14 1 +13 100%0%
45px-Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100%0%
Flag of Iran.svg Iran 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 100%0%
23px-Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 14 8 4 2 47 19 +28 57%14%
Flag of Israel.svg Israel 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 50%25%
23px-Flag of Italy.svg Italy 40 15 10 15 82 69 +13 38%38%
Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 100%0%
Japan 7 7 0 0 25 1 +24 100%0%
Jordan 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 100%0%
Kuwait 1 1 0 0 11 1 +10 100%0%
Latvia 5 5 0 0 19 1 +18 100%0%
Liechtenstein 3 2 1 0 18 0 +18 67%0%
Lithuania 4 4 0 0 24 1 +23 100%0%
Luxembourg 8 8 0 0 41 7 +34 100%0%
Macedonia 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6 50%0%
Malta 12 10 2 0 60 4 +56 83%0%
Mexico 10 4 1 5 16 16 0 40%50%
Moldova 7 6 1 0 36 1 +35 86%0%
Morocco 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 100%0%
Netherlands 21 14 2 5 49 28 +21 67%24%
New Zealand 5 5 0 0 24 2 +22 100%0%
Nigeria 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 100%0%
Northern Ireland 7 7 0 0 28 2 +26 100%0%
Norway 16 9 5 2 37 9 +28 56%13%
Paraguay 4 3 1 0 16 3 +13 75%0%
Peru 2 0 0 2 3 5 –2 0%100%
Poland 27 19 3 5 82 35 +47 70%19%
Portugal 22 13 3 6 52 26 +26 59%27%
Qatar 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 67%0%
Romania 22 16 5 1 73 15 +58 73%5%
Russia 7 5 0 2 41 8 +33 71%29%
San Marino 3 3 0 0 31 0 +31 100%0%
Saudi Arabia 2 1 1 0 10 2 +8 50%0%
Scotland 12 9 2 1 46 12 +34 75%8%
Senegal 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100%0%
Slovakia 6 4 1 1 18 1 +17 67%17%
Slovenia 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 67%33%
Somalia 1 1 0 0 20 0 +20 100%0%
South Africa 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 100%0%
South Korea 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10 67%0%
Soviet Union 14 2 2 10 11 30 –19 14%71%
Spain 21 10 5 6 42 29 +13 48%29%
Sweden 44 24 9 11 108 68 +40 55%25%
Switzerland 45 33 5 7 137 53 +84 73%16%
Tahiti 1 1 0 0 16 0 +16 100%0%
Thailand 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 100%0%
Turkey 12 9 1 2 39 9 +30 75%17%
Ukraine 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 100%0%
United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 100%0%
United States 6 4 1 1 19 4 +15 67%17%
Uruguay 6 2 3 1 11 9 +2 33%17%
Vietnam 1 1 0 0 12 0 +12 100%0%
Wales 15 10 2 3 55 12 +43 67%20%
Yugoslavia 29 13 9 7 53 48 +5 45%24%
Total 984 597 178 211 2,886 1,206 +1,680 61% 21%

FIFA rankingEdit

Last updated 21 October 2017

Key to FIFA World Rankings table
Highest position
Lowest position
Notes
  • Note 1: from January 1999 the FIFA changed the system of the ranking calculation
  • Note 2: from July 2006 the FIFA changed the system of the ranking calculation
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