Hungary national football team

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Hungary
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Magical Magyars
(In the 1950s)
Association Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség (MLSZ)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pál Dárdai
Captain Zoltán Gera
Most caps József Bozsik (101)
Top scorer Ferenc Puskás (84)
Home stadium Stadium Puskás Ferenc
FIFA code HUN
FIFA ranking 34 Increase 4 (14 August 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 27 (September 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 87 (July 1996)
Elo ranking 46
Highest Elo ranking 1 (1953–57, 1958, 1964, 1965)
Lowest Elo ranking 80 (November 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Austria 5–0 Hungary 
(Vienna, Austria 12 October 1902)
Biggest win
 Hungary 13–1 France 
(Budapest, Hungary; 12 June 1927)
 Hungary 12–0 Albania 
(Budapest, Hungary; 24 September 1950)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 0–7 England 
(Budapest, Hungary; 10 June 1908)
England England Amateurs 7–0 Hungary 
(Solna, Sweden; 30 June 1912)[1]
 Germany 7–0 Hungary 
(Cologne, Germany; 6 April 1941)
 Netherlands 8–1 Hungary 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 11 October 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 9 (First in 1934)
Best result Runners-up; 1938 and 1954
European Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 1964)
Best result Third place, 1964
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold 1952 Helsinki Team
Bronze 1960 Rome Team
Gold 1964 Tokyo Team
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team
Silver 1972 Munich Team

The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

It has a respectable football history, having won three Olympic titles, finishing runners-up in the 1938 and 1954 FIFA World Cups, and third in the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship. Hungary revolutionized 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,[2][3][4] whom FIFA dedicated[5] 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 more than 4 years and including matches such as the Match of the Century.

History[edit]

Although Austria and Hungary were constituent countries of the dual monarchy known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, they formed separate football associations and teams around the start of the 20th century.

Alfréd Hajós, who won two gold medals in swimming in the first Olympic Games in 1896, was one of the first managers of the national team

The 1910s[edit]

The Hungarian national team at the 1912 Summer Olympics

The national side first appeared at the Summer Olympic Games in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. The team had to ask for donations in order to be able to go to the games. Hungary played with the England and lost 7–0 and thus were eliminated. After the Olympic Games Hungary played two matches against Russia in Moscow. The first match was won by 9–0 while the second 12–0 which is still a record of the national side. The top scorer of the two matches was Imre Schlosser who scored seven goals. The beginning of World War I had a deep impact on the thriving Hungarian football. Not only was the country suffering financial problems but the clubs were too. During World War I Hungary played Austria 16 times. In 1919 England claimed the exclusion of the Central Powers (including Hungary) from FIFA. Since FIFA refused England's plea, the British and the Irish associations (English, Scottish, Welsh) decided to resign from FIFA.

The 1920s[edit]

Budapest was denied the opportunity to host the Summer Olympics in 1920, therefore it was held in Belgium. Moreover, the countries of the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria) were excluded from the Olympics. During this period the Fogl brothers (József Fogl and Károly Fogl) played in the national team. The formation the Hungarians used was 2–3–5 which was unique at that time. In 1924 The national team played at the Summer Olympics in Paris, France. In the first match Hungary beat Poland but in the second round they lost to Egypt. As a consequence, both the head coach and the head of the Hungarian Football Federation resigned. Between 1927 and 1930 Hungary participated in the Europa Cup, which is considered as the first international tournament, with Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Russia, and Yugoslavia. In the final Hungary lost to Russia. On 12 June 1927 Hungary beat France by 13–1 which is still a record. József Takács scored six goals against France.

The 1930s - Silver medal at the 1938 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.[6] Hungary did not take part in the tournament since they were not invited and there were no qualification matches. Therefore, Hungary first appeared in the World Cup in Italy where the 1934 FIFA World Cup was held.[7] Hungary's first World Cup match was played against Egypt on 27 May 1934, in the end the match was won 4–2. The goals were scored by Teleki, Toldi (2) and Vincze.[8] In the quarter-finals Hungary faced neighbouring arch-rivals Austria and lost 2–1. The only Hungarian goal was scored by Sárosi.[9]

Hungary entered the 1936 Olympics. In the first round they were eliminated by Poland 0 - 3.

The 1938 FIFA World Cup was held in France.[10] The first match was played against Dutch East Indies and Hungary won 6–0. Sárosi and Zsengellér scored twice while Kohut and Toldi also scored a goal each.[11] In the quarter-finals Hungary played with Switzerland and the match was won 2–0 thanks to a goal by Sárosi and Zsengellér each.[12] The semi-finals at the Parc des Princes in Paris Hungary played against Sweden and won 5–1. Sas, Sárosi and Zsengellér's hat-trick sent them to the 1938 FIFA World Cup final.[13] In the final Hungary faced Italy at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris. The final result was 4–2 to Italy. The Hungarian goals were scored by Titkos and Sárosi.[14]

The 1950s - Hungary - the Undefeated[edit]

The restored match clock has been installed in front of the Stade de Suisse as a memorial.

Hungarian football was best known for being one of the most formidable and influential sides in football history, which revolutionized the play of the game. Centred around the dynamic and potent quartet of strikers Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, attacking half-back József Bozsik and withdrawn striker Nándor Hidegkuti, the "Aranycsapat" (Golden Team) of the "Magnificent Magyars", captivated the football world with an exciting brand of play drawn from new tactical nuances and amassed, barring the 1954 World Cup Final, a remarkable record of 43 victories, 6 ties, and no defeats from 14 May 1950 until they lost 3–1 to Turkey on 19 February 1956.

The formation of the Aranycsapat (Golden Team or Magical Magyars)

In the 1952 Summer Olympics that was held in Helsinki, Hungary beat Romania 2 - 1 thanks to a goal each from Czibor and Kocsis in the Preliminary Round. In the first round Hungary won 3 - 0 against Italy. In the quarter-finals Hungary beat Turkey easily 7 - 1. In the semi-finals Hungary faced Sweden, the 1948 Olympics champions and Hungary won 6 - 0. In the final Hungary beat Yugoslavia 2 - 0 by a goal each from Puskás and Czibor and thus won the Olympic title for the first time.

On 25 November 1953 took place the match of the century between England and Hungary at the Wembley Stadium, London, England. The English team were unbeaten for 90 years at home. In front of 105,000 spectators Nándor Hidegkuti scored the first Hungarian goal in the first minute. In the first half the result was 4–2 to Hungary. The Hungarian goals were scored by Nándor Hidegkúti (1st, 22nd) and Ferenc Puskás (25th 29th). In the second half the Hungarians scored twice (Hidegkúti and József Bozsik) which resulted the most important victory of the Hungarians in the twentieth century. The final result was 6–3. On 23 May 1954 the Hungarian national team beat England by 7–1, which remains their worst defeat to date, at the Puskás Ferenc Stadium.[15] At that time in Hungary there was a saying about the match which is the following: Az angolok egy hétre jöttek és 7:1-re mentek in English: The English came for a (one) week (seven days) and went home with seven (7) one (1) (the result of the match).

The 1954 FIFA World Cup was held in Switzerland.[16] The first match was played against South Korea and Hungary won by 9–0 at the Hardturm in Zurich.[17] In the second group match Hungary played against West Germany and won the match by 8–3 at the St. Jakob Stadium in Basel.[18] In the quarter-finals Hungary beat Brazil 4–2 at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern.[19] In the semi-finals Hungary played with the two-times World Cup winner Uruguay in Lausanne. Hungary won by 4–2 after extra time.[20] In the final Hungary faced with West Germany again. Although Hungary won the group match against the Germans, they lost 3–2 in the final in Bern at the Wankdorf Stadium.[21] The Golden Team, built around the legendary Ferenc Puskás, led early 2–0, but ended up 2–3 in a game the Germans subsequently christened "The Miracle of Bern".

In 2010 Journalist Erik Eggers speculates in a study that the Germany team may have used drugs to beat the Hungarian team, which were considered invincible at that time.[22][23][24]

Jenő Buzánszky, the last living member of the Golden Team

.

Although Hungary is qualified as the defending champions for 1956 Olympics, they did not enter the tournament.

Hungary qualified for the 1958 FIFA World Cup which was held in Sweden.[25] Hungary played their first match against Wales at the Jarnvallen stadium in Sandviken and the final result was 1–1.[26] The second group match was played against the host country, Sweden. Hungary lost 2–1 in the Råsunda Stadium, Solna.[27] Although Hungary won their last group match against Mexico at the Jarnvallen stadium in Sandvinken,[28] they were eliminated from the World Cup after losing a play-off to Wales, who they had drawn level with on points. The Welsh had managed to draw all the group games and then beat the once-mighty Hungarians in a play-off match to decide which nation should follow Sweden into the knock-out stage. Had goal difference been the decider, Hungary would have gone through, as the Hungarians had a goal ratio 6-3 compared to 2-2 of Wales. As it was, Wales had the honour of meeting Brazil in the quarterfinals and becoming the recipient of young Pelé´s first World Cup goal.

The 1960s - The Golden Era continuation[edit]

In 1960 Hungary again entered the Olympics held in Italy and was drawn into Group D with France, Peru and India. Hungary finished top of the group with all wins and a goal difference of +12. In the Semi-finals they lost to Denmark 0 - 2, but beat Italy in the Bronze medal match 2 - 1 thanks to a goal each from Orosz and Dunai and thus won a Bronze medal.

Hungary qualified for the 1962 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile.[29] On 31 May 1962 in the first group match Hungary beat England by 2–1 thanks to the goals of Tichy and Albert at the El Teniente stadium in Rancagua in front of 7938 spectators.[30] The second match on 3 June 1962 was even more convincing against the Bulgarian national side. The match was won by 6–1 in Rancagua.[31] The last group match was against Argentina on 6 June 1962 and the final result was a goalless draw in front of 7945 spectators in Rancagua.[32] Hungary qualified for the quarter-finals by gaining 5 points and winning the group. In the quarter-finals of the World Cup Hungary was eliminated by Czechoslovakia by 1–0 at the El Teniente stadium in Rancagua in front of 11690 spectators.[33]

In 1964 Hungary again qualified for the 1964 Olympics held in Tokyo and was drawn into Group B with defending champions Yugoslavia, Morocco and North Korea, who withdrew. In their first match against Morocco Hungary won 6 - 0 with all 6 goals scored by Ferenc Bene. In their second match Hungary won narrowly with a 6 - 5 against Yugoslavia and advanced into the next round along with runners-up Yugoslavia. In the Quarter-finals Hungary beat Romania 2 - 0 with goals from Csernai. In the Semi-finals Hungary beat United Arab Republic (Egypt) 6 - 0 with 4 goals from Bene and 2 from Komora. In the finals Hungary beat Czechoslovakia 2 - 1 thanks from an own goal by Weiss and a goal by Bene, thus won their second gold medal.

Hungary qualified for the 1964 European Nations' Cup which was organised in Spain. Hungary played against Spain in the semi-finals of the tournament. The final result was 2–1 after extra time. The only Hungarian goal was scored by Ferenc Bene. In the third place play-off Hungary beat Denmark 3–1 after extra time. Dezső Novák scored twice in the extra time.[34]

Hungary also managed to qualify for the 1966 FIFA World Cup which was held in the home of football, England.[35] On 13 July 1966 Hungary lost their first group match against Eusébio's Portugal by 3–1 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.[36] Two days later in the second group match Hungary beat Brazil thanks to the goals of Bene, Farkas and Mészöly in the Goodison Park in Liverpool.[37] In the last round of the group matches on 20 July 1966 Hungary beat Bulgaria by 3–1.[38] The goals were scored by Mészöly and Bene. Hungary finished second in the group and qualified for the quarter finals. In the quarter-finals Hungary were eliminated by the Soviet Union on 23 July 1966 by 2–1 at the Roker Park in Sunderland in front of 26844 spectators.[39]

In 1968 Olympics Hungary qualified as defending champions to defend their title and was drawn into Group C with Israel, Ghana and El Salvador. Hungary finished top and advanced into the next round with Israel. In Quarter-finals Hungary beat Guatemala narrowly with 1 - 0 from a goal by Szűcs. In the Semi-finals they beat Japan 5 - 0 thanks to Szűcs with 3 goals and 2 from Novák. In the finals they beat Bulgaria 4 - 1 and won their third title, being the most successful team at the Olympics in football (Great Britain also won 3 titles but their first title is in 1904, and football became an official event in 1908).

Flórián Albert was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967. He was the most successful footballer of Ferencváros since the formation of the club, scoring 255 goals in 351 matches from 1958–74.

The 1970s - Signs of decline[edit]

Hungary came back again as long-time defending champions in the 1972 Olympics in Munich and was drawn into Group C with Denmark, Iran and Brazil. They finished top and advanced into the next round with Denmark. In their Second group round they were drawn into Group 1 with East Germany, West Germany and Mexico. They again finished top undefeated and advanced into the finals with East Germany. In the finals they faced Poland and lost 1 - 2. The only Hungarian goal was scored by Varady.

Hungary qualified for the finals of the UEFA Euro 1972 which was held in Belgium. In the semi-finals Hungary played with the Soviet Union and lost 1–0. In the third place play-off Hungary lost to Belgium 2–1. The only Hungarian goal was scored by Lajos Kű. Hungary finished fourth in the 1972 UEFA Euro.[40]

Hungary participated in the 1978 FIFA World Cup which was held in Argentina. On 2 June 1978 at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires Hungary played with Argentina. Although Károly Csapó scored an early goal, the home side won the match by 2–1. Hungary played their second group match against Italy and the Azzurri won by 3–1. Hungary's third match was played against Michel Platini's France and Hungary lost 3–1 which resulted the farewell of the national side.[41]

The 1980s - Troubles[edit]

During the 1980s Hungary qualified for the FIFA World Cup twice. The first group match of the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain[42] was played against El Salvador and Hungary won by 10–1 at Estadio Nuevo in Elche.[43] The goals were scored by Nyilasi (2), Pölöskei, Fazekas (2), Tóth, Kiss (3) and Szentes. In spite of the big victory, Hungary lost to 4–1 to Maradona's Argentina in the second match of the group stages. Maradona scored twice, while the only Hungarian goal was scored by Pölöskei at the Estadio José Rico Pérez in Alicante.[44] Although Hungary drew in the last match against Belgium,[45] they were eliminated from the World Cup. However, Hungary was leading in the first half thanks to a goal by Varga.
Hungary's last World Cup appearance was the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.[46] In the first match of the group Hungary lost 6–0 to the Soviet Union.[47] Football experts date the crisis of the Hungarian football from this match. Although Hungary won their second match against Canada by 2–0[48] (the goals were scored by Esterházy and Détári), they lost to Platini's France 3–0 in the last group match.[49] This has been the last World Cup appearance of the Hungarian national team.

The 1990s - The Bitterness[edit]

Antal Dunai's team qualified for the 1996 Summer Olympics

During the 1990s Hungary were not able to qualify for any international tournaments except for the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, the United States. The 1980s were considered as the most bitter years of the Hungarian football, but the 1990s proved to be the worst. In 1996 Hungary reached its lowest FIFA ranking (87). The fall of the Communist regime caused financial problems to many Hungarian clubs. Formerly successful clubs like Ferencváros and Újpest faced financial crisis and bankruptcy. This had a profound effect on the Hungarian national team as well since earlier the biggest clubs from Budapest (Ferencváros, Újpest, Honvéd and MTK) produced the players for the national side. Another important reason for the decline can be attributed to the Bosman ruling. Since the Hungarian clubs lost the financial aid from the state in the early 1990s, they were not able to compete with the richer Western European clubs. The crisis in the Hungarian club football affected the performance of the national team.
The Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskás was appointed as the head coach of the national side in 1993 in order to bring back earlier success. However, he led the team during only four matches. Consequently, the coaching of the former Honvéd and Real Madrid legend could not change anything. The only remarkable success in the 1990s was the qualification of the Hungarian national team for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Antal Dunai's team played its first group match against Nigeria and lost to 1–0 in Orlando, in the United States.[50] In the second group match Hungary played with Brazil and lost to 3–1.[51] The only Hungarian goal was scored by Csaba Madar. The last group match was played against Japan. Hungary lost to 3–2.[52] The Hungarian goals were scored by Csaba Madar and Tamás Sándor. Although the Olympic qualification of the young team was a big surprise and people thought that Hungary would have a better future in football history, the team never reached any similar success later.
In the 1990s Hungary were the closest to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup but they were eliminated in the play-offs by FR Yugoslavia.[53]

The 2000s - Abyss[edit]

Zoltán Gera in action playing for Fulham in August 2009

The most talented players of the 2000s were Gera and Dárdai. Both played abroad (Gera in the Premier League for West Bromwich Albion F.C. and Fulham F.C., while Dárdai in the Bundesliga for Hertha BSC). However, other significant players did not emerge in order to form a strong national team which resulted the consecutive failures of the qualification for the international competitions in the 2000s. Hungary were unable to qualify for the UEFA Euro 2000, 2004, 2008 and for FIFA World Cup 2002, 2006, and 2010. Moreover, during the UEFA Euro 2008 qualification Hungary finished sixth in their group reaching their nadir in their football history. They even lost to Malta which resulted the resignation of Péter Bozsik. Couple of days later Péter Várhidi was appointed who was famous for his appearances in the Sport 1, Hungarian sport television, and analysing the Italian Serie A clubs. He proved his talent by beating the 2006 FIFA World Champions Italy by 3–1 at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in a friendly tie. However, neither Bozsik nor Várhidi could do well in the official matches which resulted their removal.

The Hungarian Football Federation even tried out foreign coaches. Both the German Lothar Matthäus[54] and the Dutch Erwin Koeman[55] failed to qualify for any tournaments.

In the 2000s only the Hungary U-20 team could bring back the emotions of the early years. Hungary won a bronze medal in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.[56] The new talents of the U-20 team were immediately signed by foreign clubs. Koman to Sampdoria, Németh to Liverpool, Simon to Palermo. However, the big question was whether they can develop enough to be able to play in the senior team.

The 2010s - Signs of hope[edit]

József Varga, Vilmos Vanczák and Robert Lewandowski in a friendly tie against Poland on 15 November 2011

Egervári era[edit]

The successful trainer of the U-20 team Sándor Egervári was nominated as the head coach of the national side.[57] He tried to include new talents into the senior team creating a balance between the younger (Koman and Dzsudzsák) and the older players (Gera and Juhász).

In the Euro 2012 qualifying Hungary was drawn into Group E. On 3 September Hungary lost 2–0 to Sweden at the Råsunda Stadium, in Solna.[58] In the second match Hungary beat Moldova by 2–1 at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest.[59] In the 50th Rudolf and in the 66th Koman scored. On 8 October 2010, Hungary scored eight goals against San Marino at the Pukás Ferenc Stadium.[60] Szalai scored a hat-trick. On 12 October, After many years Hungary was able to win away against a team which was ranked ahead. Hungary beat Finland by 2–1 at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.[61] Szalai's and Dzsudzsák's goal resulted the success. In the spring of 2011 Hungary played with World Cup 2010 finalist the Netherlands. At home Hungary was beaten by 4–0,[62] while away 5–3.[63] Although Gera scored twice and Rudolf once, Hungary was unable to win or draw at the Amsterdam Arena. On 7 June 2011 Hungary beat San Marino away by 3–0.[64] On 2 September 2011, Egervári had to leave out the key people (Dzsudzsák, Juhász and Gera) from the national side due to injuries and suspension. In spite of the difficulties Hungary beat Sweden at home. Szabics scored against Sweden at the Puskás Ferenc Stadium in the last minutes of the first half. However, Sweden equalized in the second half. A late goal by Rudolf resulted the celebration of 25,000 spectators after beating Sweden by 2–1 at the Puskás Ferenc Stadium.[65] On 6 September 2011, Hungary beat Moldova 2–0 at the Zimbru Stadium in Chişinău.[66] An early goal by Vanczák in the 7th minute calmed down the national side and in the second half a goal by Rudolf secured the victory away in order to stay in the hunt for the play-offs of the Euro 2012 qualifiers. Since Hungary won the two matches in September 2011 there was still hope for the play-offs of the Euro 2012 qualifiers. In September 2011 Hungary reached its highest FIFA ranking in the team's history with the 27th position due to the victories over Sweden and Moldova in the qualifiers.[67] In the penultimate round of the Euro 2012 qualifiers Sweden beat Finland away (2–1), as a consequence the last match was without any stake for the Hungarian national side which left its mark on it. Hungary drew with Finland at home (0–0).[68]

In the last two matches of the year 2011 Hungary played with Liechtenstein at home (the match was aimed as a commemoration of the recently deceased football legend Flórián Albert[69] who was the only Hungarian football player who won the prize Ballon d'Or) and the Euro 2012 hosts Poland away. On 1 June 2012 in a friendly tier Hungary beat the Czech Republic by 2–1. Egervári invited Szakály, Mészáros and Gyurcsó for the first time. Gyurcsó was the first player from the Puskás Ferenc Academy and he contributed to the success by a late goal.[70][71] Three days later Hungary drew with Ireland.[72][73][74]

Qualifying results in the Egervári era Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
2012 UEFA Euro qualification 10 6 1 3 22 14 +8 19
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification 10 5 2 3 21 20 +1 17
Overall 20 11 3 6 43 34 +9 36
Sándor Egervári has been the most successful coach in the last 20 years

Hungary started the FIFA world cup 2014 qualifying campaign in group D along with the Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Estonia and Andorra. Egervári, head coach of the national team, said in an interview with the FIFA that Netherlands are the favourites and the battle for the second place will be between Romania, Turkey and Hungary.[75] On 7 September, Hungary started the FIFA world cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 5–0 win over Andorra.[76][77] Just four days later Hungary lost to the Netherlands at home 4–1.[78][79] On 12 October Tamás Hajnal celebrated his 50th appearance in the national team with a goal against Estonia which resulted the 1–0 victory over the Baltic linguistic relatives in the FIFA world cup 2014 qualifiers.[80][81] Four days later, on 16 October 2012 Hungary battle back to beat Turkey at home 3–1.[82][83] In March 2013 Hungary played two crucial matches in their group. On 22 March 2013 Hungary drew with Romania at the empty Puskás Ferenc Stadium.[84] Vanczák's header was equalized by Mutu's penalty, while Dzsudzsák's penalty was equalized by Chipciu's late goal finishing tha match 2-2.[85][86][87] and on 26 March 2013 Turkey hosted Hungary at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul. Böde's equalizer secured a 1-1 draw in Turkey.[88][89][90] Hungary prepared for their crucial autumnal FIFA qualifiers with a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic at home and on 6 September 2013 Hungary lost 3-0 to Romania in Bucharest.[91][92][93] Four days later Hungary beat Estonia 5-1 at home,[94][95][96] On 11 October 2013 Hungary suffered an 8-1 record defeat at the Amsterdam Arena against the Netherlands,[97][98] which resulted the resignation of Egervári.[99] Therefore, on 14 October 2013 Csábi, caretaker, led the team against Andorra in a 2-0 victory.[100][101]

Pintér era[edit]

On 19 December 2013, Attila Pintér was appointed as the head coach of the national team by the Hungarian Football Federation in Telki.[102] Some has seen this decision as controversial, given Pintér's low popularity with fans and players alike.[103] On 7 September 2014, Hungary were defeated by Northern Ireland by 2-1 at the newly-built Groupama Arena on the first matchday of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[104] Pintér was subsequently dismissed, with Pál Dárdai appointed as a temporary replacement for three matches.[105]

Home stadia[edit]

The home stadium of the Hungarian national side is the Ferenc Puskás Stadium (also called Népstadion). The stadium was built between 1948 and 1953 using a large number of volunteers, including soldiers. The stadium was opened in 1953. On 23 May 1954 England lost to 7–1 against the Hungarian national team. The capacity of the stadium is 41,000 (approved by the UEFA) though its original capacity exceeded the 100,000. The stadium also hosted one of the Derbies of Budapest, including Ferencváros, Újpest, MTK, Honvéd or Vasas. The stadium is going to be demolished after the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Finland in order to replace the old Ferenc Puskás stadium with a new multi-purpose stadium.

On 29 May 1974, Hungary host Yugoslavia at the Stadion Sóstói in Székesfehérvár in front of 16,000 spectators. The final result was 3-2 to Hungary.

On 25 April 2004, Hungary host Japan at the ZTE Arena in front of 7,000 spectators. The was the first national team match in Zalaegerszeg. The final result was 3-2 to Hungary. In the 53th minute Kuttor scored for Hungary. In the 67th minute Juhász scored and Hungary was winning by 2-0, but in the 75th and 77th minutes Japan equalised. In the last minute Huszti scored a penalty kick and Hungary won the match by 3-2.

On 1 May 2014, Debrecen's Nagyerdei Stadion was opened.[106] On 22 May 2014, the first match of the Hungarian national football team was played at the stadium in front of 20,000 spectators which ended with a 2-2 draw against Denmark national football team. The first goal was scored by the former Debrecen legend Dzsudzsák. Eriksen equalised the score in the 56th minute. The debutant Varga took the lead in the 69th minute again, but the score was equalised by Schöne in the 72nd minute.[107][108][109]

On 10 August 2014, Ferencváros's Groupama Arena was opened which will host the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches.[110]

First matches
Stadium Date Competition Home Away Score Attendance
Ferenc Puskás Stadium 15 November 1953 Friendly match Hungary Hungary Sweden Sweden 2-2 80,000
Stadion Sóstói 29 May 1974 Friendly match Hungary Hungary Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3-2 16,000
ZTE Arena 25 April 2004 Friendly match Hungary Hungary Japan Japan 3-2 7,000
Nagyerdei Stadion 22 May 2014 Friendly match Hungary Hungary Denmark Denmark 2-2 20,000 (Report)
Groupama Arena 7 September 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Hungary Hungary Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1-2 20,672 (Report)

Colours and kits[edit]

Hungary home kit 2008.svg
Hungary away kit 2008.svg

Hungary's traditional home colurs are red shirts, white shorts and green socks. The combination of the colours represent the Hungarian flag. However, the team sometimes wears all white kit even at home. The coat of arms are worn on the left side of the shirt, where the human heart can be found. When the Hungarian players listen to the national anthem of Hungary, Himnusz, they put their arms on to their chest. The national anthem is considered beautiful by Hungarians but many football fans criticize it because of its melancholy which can have an effect on the players. The actual coat of arms could have always been found on the shirt of the national team in contrast with many other national teams which wear the logo of the football federation. Adidas is currently has been the main designer of the Hungary kits.

Evolution of the kits[edit]

1950s
2000
2004
2006
2008
2010

Current kits[edit]

Home
Away
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2
Goalkeeper 3

Recent times[edit]

With the appointment of Erwin Koeman the Hungarians had high hopes for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. However, a good start turned to a moderate finish with Hungary ending up fourth in Group 1, holding close with 16 points to Sweden's 18, Portugal's 19 and Denmark's 21. Albania finished fifth with a deep gap of 9 points, gaining 7, while Malta harvested one. This qualifying run saw them three points away from making it into the world cup, and the closest they have been since the 1986 world cup in Mexico. This positive result gave the Hungarians more hope to qualify for UEFA Euro 2012 and more importantly the 2014 FIFA World Cup, however, following two disappointing season-end defeats to World Cup participants Germany and Netherlands, Erwin Koeman got dismissed as the head coach. 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup bronze medal winner Sándor Egervári replaced Koeman to coach the senior Hungarian squad at the UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifiers. Again, Hungary were in a tight race against the Sweden right up until the last match, however the Hungarians were eliminated following their nil draw with Finland and with the Swedes defeating the Netherlands 3–2. Despite not qualifying for the 2012 UEFA Euro, the Hungarian team is currently enjoying a competitive resurgence at the world stage, as they have earned their highest ever FIFA ranking in September 2011, listing at 27 overall. With their best team in recent history, the Hungarians have positive expectations to compete with the Netherlands, Turkey and Romania in Group D of the 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary draw.

UEFA Euro 2012[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 10 9 0 1 37 8 +29 27
 Sweden 10 8 0 2 31 11 +20 24
 Hungary 10 6 1 3 22 14 +8 19
 Finland 10 3 1 6 16 16 0 10
 Moldova 10 3 0 7 12 16 −4 9
 San Marino 10 0 0 10 0 53 −53 0
  Finland Hungary Moldova Netherlands San Marino Sweden
Finland  1–2 4–1 0–2 8–0 1–2
Hungary  0–0 2–1 0–4 8–0 2–1
Moldova  2–0 0–2 0–1 4–0 1–4
Netherlands  2–1 5–3 1–0 11–0 4–1
San Marino  0–1 0–3 0–2 0–5 0–5
Sweden  5–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 6–0


World Cup 2014[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 10 9 1 0 34 5 +29 28
 Romania 10 6 1 3 19 12 +7 19
 Hungary 10 5 2 3 21 20 +1 17
 Turkey 10 5 1 4 16 9 +7 16
 Estonia 10 2 1 7 6 20 −14 7
 Andorra 10 0 0 10 0 30 −30 0
  Andorra Estonia Hungary Netherlands Romania Turkey
Andorra  0–1 0–5 0–2 0–4 0–2
Estonia  2–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–2
Hungary  2–0 5–1 1–4 2–2 3–1
Netherlands  3–0 3–0 8–1 4–0 2–0
Romania  4–0 2–0 3–0 1–4 0–2
Turkey  5–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–1


UEFA Euro 2016[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Finland 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
 Northern Ireland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
 Romania 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
 Hungary 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
 Greece 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
 Faroe Islands 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0
  Faroe Islands Finland Greece Hungary Northern Ireland Romania
Faroe Islands  1–3 13 Jun '15 14 Oct '14 4 Sep '15 11 Oct '15
Finland  7 Sep '15 11 Oct '14 13 Jun '15 11 Oct '15 14 Oct '14
Greece  14 Nov '14 4 Sep '15 11 Oct '15 14 Oct '14 0–1
Hungary  8 Oct '15 14 Nov '14 29 Mar '15 1–2 4 Sep '15
Northern Ireland  11 Oct '14 29 Mar '15 8 Oct '15 7 Sep '15 13 Jun '15
Romania  29 Mar '15 8 Oct '15 7 Sep '15 11 Oct '14 14 Nov '14


Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Northern Ireland on 7 September 2014.
Caps and goals up to 7 September 2014 after the match against Northern Ireland.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ádám Bogdán (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 26) 19 0 England Bolton Wanderers
12 1GK Péter Gulácsi (1990-05-06) 6 May 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
22 1GK Dénes Dibusz (1990-11-16) 16 November 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Hungary Ferencváros
3 2DF Vilmos Vanczák (1983-06-20) 20 June 1983 (age 31) 79 4 Switzerland Sion
4 2DF Ádám Lang (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Hungary Győr
5 2DF Zoltán Lipták (1984-12-10) 10 December 1984 (age 29) 18 1 Hungary Győr
6 2DF Mihály Korhut (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 25) 3 0 Hungary Debrecen
21 2DF Zsolt Korcsmár (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 25) 23 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
23 2DF Roland Juhász (Vice-captain) (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 31) 81 6 Hungary Videoton
2 3MF Tibor Heffler (1987-05-17) 17 May 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Hungary Videoton
7 3MF Balázs Dzsudzsák (Captain) (1986-12-23) 23 December 1986 (age 27) 62 15 Russia Dynamo Moscow
8 3MF József Varga (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 26) 29 0 Hungary Debrecen
11 3MF Dániel Tőzsér (1985-05-12) 12 May 1985 (age 29) 22 1 England Watford
13 3MF Zsolt Kalmár (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 19) 3 0 Germany RB Leipzig
14 3MF Balázs Balogh (1990-06-11) 11 June 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Hungary Újpest
15 3MF Ádám Gyurcsó (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 23) 12 1 Hungary Videoton
18 3MF István Kovács (1992-03-27) 27 March 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Hungary Videoton
20 3MF László Zsidai (1986-07-16) 16 July 1986 (age 28) 3 0 Hungary Debrecen
9 4FW Gergő Lovrencsics (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 26) 5 0 Poland Lech Poznań
10 4FW Gergely Rudolf (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 29) 28 10 Hungary Győr
16 4FW Roland Varga (1990-01-23) 23 January 1990 (age 24) 3 2 Hungary Győr
17 4FW Nemanja Nikolić (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 26) 6 1 Hungary Videoton
19 4FW Tamás Priskin (1986-09-27) 27 September 1986 (age 27) 45 15 Hungary Győr

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have been selected by Hungary in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Dániel Rózsa (1984-11-24) 24 November 1984 (age 29) 2 0 Hungary Haladás v.  Northern Ireland, 7 September 2014 (Preliminary)
GK Tamás Horváth (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Hungary Videoton v.  Kazakhstan, 7 June 2014
GK Balázs Megyeri (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos v.  Denmark, 22 May 2014 (Preliminary)
GK János Balogh (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 31) 1 0 Hungary Nyíregyháza v.  Finland, 5 March 2014
GK Gábor Király (1976-04-01) 1 April 1976 (age 38) 90 0 England Fulham v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013
DF Róbert Litauszki (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Hungary Újpest v.  Northern Ireland, 7 September 2014 (Preliminary)
DF Predrag Bošnjak (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 28) 1 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Kazakhstan, 7 June 2014
DF Pál Lázár (1988-03-11) 11 March 1988 (age 26) 6 0 Hungary Debrecen v.  Albania, 4 June 2014
DF Tamás Kádár INJ (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 24) 16 0 Hungary Diósgyőr v.  Albania, 4 June 2014 (Preliminary)
DF János Szabó INJ (1989-06-11) 11 June 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Hungary Paks v.  Albania, 4 June 2014 (Preliminary)
DF Attila Fiola (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Hungary Paks v.  Denmark, 22 May 2014 (Preliminary)
DF Richárd Guzmics (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 27) 7 0 Poland Wisła Kraków v.  Finland, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
DF Norbert Mészáros (1980-08-19) 19 August 1980 (age 34) 9 0 Hungary Debrecen v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013
DF Szilárd Devecseri (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Hungary Haladás v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013
MF Zoltán Gera INJ (1979-04-22) 22 April 1979 (age 35) 77 23 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Northern Ireland, 7 September 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Gábor Nagy (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 28) 1 0 Hungary Újpest v.  Northern Ireland, 7 September 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Máté Pátkai (1988-03-06) 6 March 1988 (age 26) 5 0 Hungary Győr v.  Kazakhstan, 7 June 2014
MF Bálint Vécsei (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Hungary Honvéd v.  Kazakhstan, 7 June 2014
MF Krisztián Simon (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Hungary Újpest v.  Kazakhstan, 7 June 2014
MF Zoltán Stieber (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 25) 4 0 Germany Hamburg v.  Albania, 4 June 2014
MF András Radó (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Hungary Haladás v.  Albania, 4 June 2014
MF Vladimir Koman INJ (1989-03-16) 16 March 1989 (age 25) 36 7 Unattached v.  Albania, 4 June 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Péter Szakály INJ (1986-08-17) 17 August 1986 (age 28) 6 0 Hungary Debrecen v.  Albania, 4 June 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Ákos Elek (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 26) 29 1 Hungary Diósgyőr v.  Denmark, 22 May 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Leandro INJ (1982-03-19) 19 March 1982 (age 32) 11 0 Cyprus Omonia v.  Finland, 5 March 2014
MF György Sándor (1984-03-20) 20 March 1984 (age 30) 9 0 Hungary Videoton v.  Finland, 5 March 2014
MF Zsolt Laczkó (1986-12-18) 18 December 1986 (age 27) 22 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Finland, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Ádám Vass (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 26) 11 0 Hungary MTK v.  Finland, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Tamás Hajnal (1981-03-15) 15 March 1981 (age 33) 59 7 Unattached v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013
MF Gábor Gyömbér (1988-02-27) 27 February 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013
FW Márkó Futács (1990-02-22) 22 February 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu v.  Northern Ireland, 7 September 2014 (Preliminary)
FW Dániel Böde (1986-10-24) 24 October 1986 (age 27) 7 2 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Finland, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
FW Ádám Szalai (1987-12-09) 9 December 1987 (age 26) 19 7 Germany Hoffenheim v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013
FW Krisztián Németh (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 25) 15 1 Unattached v.  Andorra, 15 October 2013

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach Hungary Pál Dárdai
Assistant Coaches TBD
TBD
Goalkeeping Coach Hungary József Andrusch
Technical Manager Hungary József Bazsánt
Team Doctor Hungary Dr. György Szilágyi
Chief Press Officer Hungary László Pajor-Gyulai
Masseurs Hungary László Eisemann
Hungary Tamás Halmai
Kit Manager Hungary Imre Ambrus

Former squads[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

UEFA Euro[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record Manager(s) 
Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn* Lost GF GA Pld Won Drawn Lost GF GA Pos
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter Was not invited Hungary Mihály Pataki
Italy 1934 Quarter-Finals 6th / 16 teams 2 1 0 1 5 4 2 2 0 0 8 2 1/3 Hungary Károly Dietz
France 1938 Runners-Up 2nd / 16 teams 4 3 0 1 15 5 1 1 0 0 11 1 1/2 Dietz
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter - Hungary Gusztáv Sebes
Switzerland 1954 Runners-Up 2nd / 16 teams 5 4 0 1 27 10 Qualified automatically (Poland withdrew) 1/1 Sebes
Sweden 1958 Group stage 10th / 16 teams 4 1 1 2 7 5 4 3 0 1 12 4 1/3 Hungary Lajos Baróti
Chile 1962 Quarter-Finals 5th / 16 teams 4 2 1 1 8 3 4 3 1 0 11 5 1/3
England 1966 6th / 16 teams 4 2 0 2 8 7 4 3 1 0 8 3 1/3
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Group Round 1 15th / 16 teams 3 0 0 3 3 8
Spain 1982 14th / 24 teams 3 1 1 1 12 6
Mexico 1986 18th / 24 teams 3 1 0 2 2 9
Italy 1990 Did Not Qualify
United States 1994
France 1998
South KoreaJapan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022 To Be Determined
Total Runners Up 9/20 32 15 3 14 87 57

UEFA European Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

UEFA European Football Championship record UEFA European Football Championship qualification record Manager(s) 
Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn* Lost GF GA Pld Won Drawn Lost GF GA
France 1960 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 4 Hungary Lajos Baróti
Spain 1964 Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 3 6 4 2 0 14 8 Baróti
Italy 1968 Did Not Qualify 8 5 1 2 17 8 Hungary Károly Sós
Belgium 1972 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 3 9 5 3 1 17 9 Hungary Rudolf Illovszky
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 Did Not Qualify
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992
England 1996
Belgium Netherlands 2000
Portugal 2004
Austria Switzerland 2008
Poland Ukraine 2012
France 2016 To Be Determined
Total Third Place 2/14 4 1 0 3 5 6

Summer Olympic record (Unofficial)[edit]

Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn* Lost GF GA
France 1900 Was not invited
United States 1904
Greece 1906
Total 0/3 0 0 0 0 0 0

The first 3 Olympic football events were only unofficial tournaments, with a few nations represented by a club team. Starting from 1908, the Olympic football tournament became an official event, with representation of the official national football teams.

Summer Olympic record (Official)[edit]

The gold medal of the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki

     Gold medal  

     Silver medal  

     Bronze medal  

Olympic Games record Olympic Games qualification record
Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn* Lost GF GA Pld Won Drawn Lost GF GA Pos
England 1908 Did not enter No qualification
Sweden 1912 Round 2 10th 1 0 0 1 0 7
Belgium 1920 Did Not Enter
France 1924 Round 2 9th 2 1 0 1 5 3
Netherlands 1928 Did Not Enter
Nazi Germany 1936 Round 1 13th 1 0 0 1 0 3
England 1948 Did Not Enter
Finland 1952 Gold medal 1st 6 6 0 0 20 2 No qualification
Australia 1956 Did Not Enter Qualified as defending champions
Italy 1960 Bronze medal 3rd 5 4 0 1 17 9 4 4 0 0 10 3 1/3
Japan 1964 Gold medal 1st 5 5 0 0 22 6 4 3 1 0 11 3 1/3
Mexico 1968 Gold medal 1st 5 5 1 0 18 3 Qualified as defending champions
West Germany 1972 Silver medal 2nd 7 5 1 1 21 5 Qualified as defending champions
Canada 1976 Did Not Qualify
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Total 3 Gold Medal, 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal 8/17 32 26 2 5 104 39

Summer Olympics (U-23)[edit]

After the Olympics 1988, the football event was changed into a tournament, with participation only for the Under-23 national teams.

Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn* Lost GF GA
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify
United States 1996 Group Stage 16th 3 0 0 3 3 7
Australia 2000 Did Not Qualify
Greece 2004
China 2008
England 2012
Total 1/6 3 0 0 3 3 7

Honours[edit]

International titles[edit]

FIFA World Cup
UEFA European Cup.svg UEFA European Championship
  • Third place (1): 1964
  • Fourth Place(1): 1972
Gold medal.svg Olympic football tournament
  • Winner (1): 1948–53
  • Runners-up (1): 1955 - 60
  • Third Place (2): 1931 - 32, 1933 - 35
  • Nasazzi's Baton:
    • Winners (6): 1941, 1943, 1983, 1984, 2007 and 2008
    • Runners-up (5): 1940, 1941, 1943, 1983, 2007

Friendly titles[edit]

  • Nehru Cup:
    • Winners (2): 1983, 1989
    • Runners-up (1): 1991

Records[edit]

Puskás, Top scorer of the 20th century

The match between Austria and Hungary in Vienna in 1902 was the first international match played between two non-British European countries.

Hungary was the first team from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to beat England at home, famously winning 6–3 at Wembley on 25 November 1953. Six months later they beat England 7–1 in 1954, this time in Budapest. This still ranks as England's record defeat.

The trainer responsible for gelling together the elements of the Hungarian side on the 1950s, Gusztáv Sebes holds the highest ratio of victories per game past 30 matches with 72.06% (49 wins, 12, draws, 7 defeats). Brazil great Vicente Feola (1955–1966) owns the second highest with 71.88% (46 wins, 12 draws, 6 defeats).

Hungary owns the records for quality in offensive throughput in a single World Cup finals competition. Football historians often relate to the 27 goals (5.4 gls / game) and a goal differential of +17 as records likely never to be passed in the more preventive modern game. Sándor Kocsis, along with his record 7 hat tricks in the international game, owns the single World Cup finals competition's record with 2.2 goals/match. In 1953, they also became Central European Champions

Hungary had the distinction of setting the then highest Elo football rating of 2166 in 1954, a record that stood for 60 years until it was bettered by Germany in the 2014 World Cup. It was set after Hungary's 4–2 victory over Uruguay in the 1954 World Cup semi-final on 30 June 1954, the final match in their 31 game unbeaten streak (see below). They also own the third highest rating of 2156, set in 1956. Brazil owns the fourth highest with 2153, and Spain with 2142 is the fifth.

Ferenc Puskás was recognized to be the top scorer of the 20th century, by the IFFHS.

Top international goalscorers of the 20th century[edit]

Three of the six top international goalscorers of the 20th century were Hungarian, two of them from the Golden Team of the 1950s.[citation needed]

# Player Nation Goals Scored Games Played Years Active
1. Ferenc Puskás  Hungary 84 goals 85 internationals 1945–1956
2. Pelé  Brazil 77 goals 92 internationals 1957–1971
3. Sándor Kocsis  Hungary 75 goals 68 internationals 1948–1956
4. Gerd Müller  West Germany 68 goals 62 internationals 1966–1974
5. Hussein Saeed  Iraq 63 goals 126 internationals 1976–1990
6. Imre Schlosser  Hungary 59 goals 68 internationals 1906–1927

Undefeated run[edit]

Hungary, with its master narrative of being undefeated in the 1950s also broke one of football's timeless benchmarks being first to eclipse an 1888 Scotland national football team record of being undefeated in 22 consecutive matches. They bettered the old mark by nine additional games to 31 (or 32 counting the match against East Germany, that is not considered an official international for that team). Hungary holds the third longest consecutive run of matches unbeaten with 31 international games between 14 May 1950 and 4 July 1954, when they lost the World Cup final to Germany.[111]

Spain and Brazil holds the longest string of 35 unbeaten matches.

* = not official

Opponent Type Date Result
 Poland Friendly match 4 June 1950 5–2
 Albania Friendly match 24 September 1950 12–0
 Austria Friendly match 29 October 1950 4–3
 Bulgaria Friendly match 12 November 1950 1–1
 Poland Friendly match 27 May 1951 6–0
 Czechoslovakia Friendly match 14 October 1951 2–1
 Finland Friendly match 18 November 1951 8–0
 East Germany Friendly match 18 May 1952 5–0*
 Poland Friendly match 15 June 1952 5–1
 Finland Friendly match 22 June 1952 6–1
 Romania 1952 Olympics 15 July 1952 2–1
 Italy 1952 Olympics 21 July 1952 3–0
 Turkey 1952 Olympics 24 July 1952 7–1
 Sweden 1952 Olympics 28 July 1952 6–0
 Yugoslavia 1952 Olympics 2 August 1952 2–0
 Switzerland Central European Cup 20 September 1952 4–2
 Czechoslovakia Friendly match 19 October 1952 5–0
 Austria Friendly match 26 April 1953 1–1
 Italy Central European Cup 17 May 1953 3–0
 Sweden Friendly match 5 July 1953 4–2
 Bulgaria Friendly match 4 October 1953 1–1
 Czechoslovakia Friendly match 4 October 1953 5–1
 Austria Friendly match 11 October 1953 3–2
 Sweden Friendly match 15 November 1953 2–2
 England Friendly match 25 November 1953 6–3
 Egypt Friendly match 12 February 1954 3–0
 Austria Friendly match 11 April 1954 1–0
 England Friendly match 23 May 1954 7–1
 South Korea 1954 FIFA World Cup 17 June 1954 9–0
 West Germany 1954 FIFA World Cup 20 June 1954 8–3
 Brazil 1954 FIFA World Cup 27 June 1954 4–2
 Uruguay 1954 FIFA World Cup 30 June 1954 4–2 (a.e.t.)

Player history[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Name Years Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
1. Hungary Ferenc Gillemot 1902–04 5 3 0 2 60.0
2. Hungary Ferenc Stobbe 1904–06, 1907–08 10 3 2 5 30.0
3. Hungary Alfréd Hajós 1906 2 1 1 0 50.0
4. Hungary Frigyes Minder 1908–11, 1914–17, 1919, 1930 22 13 2 7 59.1
5. Hungary Ede Herczog 1911–14 22 14 5 3 63.6
6. Hungary Ákos Fehéry 1918–19 5 5 0 0 100.00
7. Hungary József Harsády 1920 1 0 1 0 00.0
8. Hungary Lajos Tibor 1920 2 0 0 2 00.0
9. Hungary Gyula Kiss 1921–24, 1926–28 40 20 8 12 50.0
10. Hungary Ödön Holits 1924 1 1 0 0 100.00
11. Hungary Lajos Máriássy 1924–26, 1930–32 31 12 8 11 38.7
12. Hungary János Földessy 1928–29 6 3 2 1 50.0
13. Hungary Mihály Pataki 1930 3 0 2 1 00.0
14. Hungary Ödön Nádas 1932–34 16 7 3 6 43.8
15. Hungary Károly Dietz 1934–39 41 19 9 13 46.3
16. Hungary Dénes Ginzery 1939–41 14 6 7 1 42.9
17. Hungary József Fábián 1941-42 3 0 1 2 00.0
18. Hungary Kálmán Vághy 1942–43 6 5 0 1 83.3
19. Hungary Tibor Gallowich 1945–48 22 16 1 5 72.7
20. Hungary Gusztáv Sebes 1949–56 66 49 11 6 74.2
21. Hungary Márton Bukovi 1956–57 8 6 1 1 75.0
22. Hungary Lajos Baróti,
Hungary Károly Lakat,
Hungary Károly Sós
1957 4 3 0 1 75.0
23. Hungary Lajos Baróti 1957–66, 1975–78 117 62 27 28 53.0
24. Hungary Rudolf Illovszky 1966–67, 1971–74 49 20 10 19 40.8
25. Hungary Károly Sós 1968–69 10 5 4 1 50.0
26. Hungary József Hoffer 1970–71 10 4 3 3 40.0
27. Hungary József Bozsik 1974 1 0 0 1 00.0
28. Hungary Ede Moór 1974–75 6 2 2 2 33.3
29. Hungary János Szőcs 1975 1 0 0 1 00.0
30. Hungary Ferenc Kovács 1978–79 8 2 4 2 25.0
31. Hungary Károly Lakat 1979–80 6 3 0 3 50.0
32. Hungary Kálmán Mészöly 1980–83, 1990–91, 1994–95 60 23 12 25 38.3
33. Hungary György Mezey 1983–86, 1988 35 20 7 8 57.1
34. Hungary Imre Komora 1986 3 0 1 2 00.0
35. Hungary József Verebes 1987, 1993–94 14 3 3 8 21.4
36. Hungary József Garami 1987 5 2 1 2 40.0
37. Hungary László Bálint 1988 6 2 2 2 33.3
38. Hungary Bertalan Bicskei 1989, 1998-2001 45 15 19 11 33.3
39. Hungary Róbert Glázer 1991 4 0 2 2 00.0
40. Romania Emerich Jenei 1992–93 14 6 4 4 42.9
41. Hungary Ferenc Puskás 1993 4 1 0 3 25.0
42. Hungary János Csank 1996–97 16 6 2 8 37.5
43. Hungary Imre Gellei 2001–03 23 8 3 12 34.8
44. Germany Lothar Matthäus 2004–06 28 11 3 14 39.3
45. Hungary Péter Bozsik 2006 7 3 0 4 42.9
46. Hungary Péter Várhidi 2006–08 16 7 1 8 43.8
47. Netherlands Erwin Koeman 2008–10 20 7 4 9 35.0
48. Hungary Sándor Egervári 2010–13 34 17 8 9 50.0
49. Hungary József Csábi 2013 1 1 0 0 100.00
50. Hungary Attila Pintér 2013–14 5 2 1 2 40.0
51. Hungary Pál Dárdai 2014- 0 0 0 0 !

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Hungary's all-time international record, correct as of 7 September 2014.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 6 5 1 0 19 0 +19
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Argentina 7 1 1 5 6 15 −9
 Armenia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Australia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
 Austria 136 66 30 40 297 252 +45
 Azerbaijan 5 5 0 0 15 1 +14
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 2 5 −3
 Belgium 13 2 3 8 17 28 −9
 Bolivia 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3
 Brazil 5 3 1 1 11 7 +4
 Bulgaria 22 12 5 5 52 24 +28
 Canada 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
 Chile 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4
 China PR 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Colombia 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Croatia 9 1 5 3 7 14 −7
 Cyprus 7 6 0 1 13 5 +8
 Czech Republic 47 23 13 11 106 77 +29
 Denmark 16 9 4 3 40 16 +24
 East Germany 17 9 4 4 30 17 +13
 El Salvador 2 1 1 0 11 2 +9
 Egypt 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4
 England 22 5 2 15 30 56 −26
 Estonia 2 2 0 1 6 1 +5
 Finland 14 9 3 2 43 11 +32
 France 22 12 2 8 47 31 +16
 Georgia 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1
 Germany 33 11 10 12 64 69 −5
 Greece 17 4 5 8 30 26 +4
 Iceland 10 7 0 3 21 10 +11
 India 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Iran 4 4 0 0 11 1 +10
 Israel 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2
 Italy 22 6 6 10 24 27 −3
 Japan 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2
 Jordan 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Kuwait 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Latvia 5 4 0 1 11 6 +5
 Lebanon 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Liechtenstein 3 2 1 0 10 0 +10
 Lithuania 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8
 Luxembourg 10 10 0 0 47 10 +37
 Macedonia 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6
 Malta 12 9 2 1 28 6 +22
 Mexico 7 1 1 5 6 15 −9
 Moldova 7 4 2 1 10 6 +4
 Montenegro 2 0 1 1 4 5 −1
 Netherlands 17 5 2 10 29 53 −22
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
 Northern Ireland 5 4 0 1 6 2 +4
 Norway 17 7 5 5 32 19 +13
 Peru 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
 Poland 32 20 4 8 87 39 +48
 Portugal 10 0 3 7 7 23 −16
 Qatar 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6
 Republic of Ireland 12 5 5 2 25 18 +7
 Romania 23 11 6 7 47 31 +16
 Russia 27 6 8 13 44 44 0
 San Marino 4 4 0 0 19 0 +19
 Saudi Arabia 2 0 2 0 2 2 0
 Scotland 8 4 2 2 18 13 +5
 Serbia 32 15 9 8 58 54 +4
 Slovakia 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2
 Slovenia 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2
 South Korea 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10
 Spain 13 3 5 5 18 21 −3
 Sweden 44 18 10 16 90 76 +14
 Switzerland 44 30 5 9 127 58 +69
 Turkey 13 7 2 4 32 16 +16
 Ukraine 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
 United States 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Uruguay 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2
 Wales 10 3 2 5 14 15 −1

FIFA ranking[edit]

Last updated 4 July 2013

Key to FIFA Ranking table
Highest position
Lowest position
Year Jan Febr. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1992 36. (–)
1993 42. (36) 48. (34) 49. (33) 50. (34) 50. (34)
1994 50. (34) 49. (34) 52. (32) 53. (32) 49. (33) 56. (30) 55 (31.) 55 (31.) 54. (32) 52. (32) 59. (31) 61. (31)
1995 61. (31) 63. (30) 63. (30) 57. (32) 53. (35) 54. (35) 55. (35) 61. (30) 54. (32) 65. (32) 60. (33) 62. (33)
1996 64. (33) 66. (33) 66. (33) 74. (29) 82. (26) 82. (26) 87. (26) 81. (29) 74. (32) 78. (32) 72. (34) 75. (34)
1997 75. (34) 76. (34) 76. (34) 72. (35) 74. (35) 71. (38) 71. (38) 72. (38) 71. (38) 68. (40) 78. (37) 77. (37)
1998 77. (37) 84. (36) 82. (36) 73. (37) 62. (41) 62. () 56. (42) 60. (41) 59. (41) 49. (44) 45. (46) 46. (47)
1999 45. (533)1 46. (531) 47. (528) 45. (540) 44. (540) 46. (532) 48. (531) 50. (530) 43. (547) 46. (538) 47. (536) 45. (533)
2000 46. (533) 50. (532) 50. (530) 53. (526) 54. (524) 53. (523) 50. (529) 53. (528) 49. (540) 53. (532) 48. (555) 47. (556)
2001 48. (556) 49. (554) 47. (560) 48. (559) 53. (551) 53. (561) 54. (559) 54. (557) 64. (540) 67. (532) 64. (540) 66. (537)
2002 67. (537) 68. (535) 68. (531) 68. (528) 68. (523) 68. (523) 67. (511) 71. (499) 64. (517) 54. (546) 58. (533) 56. (533)
2003 58. (532) 56. (538) 56. (535) 58. (534) 54. (544) 49. (570) 48. (568) 48. (564) 52. (549) 67. (525) 67. (524) 72. (517)
2004 72. (516) 74. (514) 67. (531) 72. (519) 68. (522) 74. (519) 78. (514) 77. (514) 76. (523) 68. (540) 74. (539) 64. (562)
2005 63. (562) 65. (561) 69. (556) 69. (556) 69. (552) 65. (561) 66. (559) 65. (557) 66. (557) 66. (562) 71. (551) 74. (547)
2006 70. (552) 72. (550) 72. (548) 75. (538) 76. (535) 76. (535) 84. (383)2 80. (383) 59. (484) 76. (437) 67. (466) 62. (483)
2007 61. (494) 64. (474) 64. (474) 58. (518) 57. (521) 66. (461) 65. (461) 65. (464) 55. (544) 48. (630) 52. (581) 50. (588)
2008 50. (594) 52. (598) 51. (594) 56. (546) 57. (546) 52. (580) 52. (591) 50. (591) 50. (561) 62. (507) 56. (551) 47. (603)
2009 47. (606) 43. (629) 48. (596) 44. (662) 43. (662) 43. (687) 44. (681) 43. (681) 47. (669) 50. (645) 55. (603) 54. (613)
2010 52. (615) 48. (645) 52. (589) 56. (567) 57. (565) 57. (565) 62. (534) 62. (534) 51. (567) 44. (598) 43. (615) 42. (632)
2011 41. (632) 37. (632) 36. (654) 52. (559) 52. (559) 45. (603) 47. (603) 45. (613) 27. (754) 36. (701) 37. (665) 37. (665)
2012 37. (665) 37. (678) 37. (658) 36. (692) 35. (692) 31. (735) 31. (716) 28. (746) 37. (663) 49. (593) 30. (753) 32. (750)
2013 32. (750) 33. (728) 32. (752) 33. (749) 33. (749) 33. (759) 32. (749) 30. (746) 30. (744) 43. (636) 44. (668) 44. (668)
2014 46. (668) 44. (673) 43. (652) 44. (623) 45. (623) 47. (624) 38. (642) 34. (656) 18/09 23/10
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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