Hungary national football team

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Hungary
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Magical Magyars (In the 1950s)
Nemzeti Tizenegy (National Eleven)
Association Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség (MLSZ)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Bernd Storck
Captain Balázs Dzsudzsák
Most caps Gábor Király (107)
Top scorer Ferenc Puskás (84)
Home stadium Groupama Arena
FIFA code HUN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 19 Increase 1 (14 July 2016)
Highest 18 (April–May 2016)
Lowest 87 (July 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 37 (29 June 2016)
Highest 1 (1953–57, 1958, 1964, 1965)
Lowest 80 (November 2003)
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 3 (First in 1964)
Best result Third place, 1964
Medal record
Men's Football
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Team
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Team
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Team
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Team

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 FIFA 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,[2][3][4] to 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 4 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 FIFA World Cup, failing to qualify to a major tournament for 30 years and reaching their lowest FIFA ranking (87) in 1996 as well as finishing sixth in their group of UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers, before qualifying to UEFA Euro 2016 where they made their best European Championship performance in over 40 years by reaching the Round of 16.

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

1910s[edit]

The Hungarian national team at the 1912 Summer Olympics
Hungary versus Great Britain 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 lost 7-0 to England and thus were eliminated. After the Olympic Games Hungary played two matches against Russia in Moscow. The first match was won 9–0 and the second 12–0, which is still a record for 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. Both the country and the clubs were suffering financial problems. During World War I Hungary played Austria 16 times. In 1919 England claimed the exclusion of the Central Powers (including Hungary) from FIFA. When FIFA refused England's plea, the British (English, Scottish, and Welsh) and Irish associations decided to resign from FIFA.

1920s[edit]

Poland-Hungary in 1924

Budapest was denied the opportunity to host the 1920 Summer Olympics, which were held in Belgium. 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 and Károly Fogl) played in the national team. The formation the Hungarians used was 2–3–5 which was unique at that time. The national team played at the 1924 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 to be 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.

1930s[edit]

Hungary preparing for the 1938 FIFA World Cup
Poland-Hungary in 1939

The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930,[6] but Hungary were not invited and did not take part in the tournament; there were no qualification matches. Hungary first appeared in the 1934 FIFA World Cup in Italy.[7] Hungary's first World Cup match was against Egypt on 27 May 1934; Hungary won 4–2. The goals were scored by Teleki, Toldi (2) and Vincze.[8] In the quarter-finals Hungary faced neighbouring arch-rivals Austria but 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 each scored twice while Kohut and Toldi also scored a goal each.[11] In the quarter-finals Hungary beat Switzerland 2–0, with goals by Sárosi and Zsengellér.[12] In the semi-final at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Hungary beat Sweden 5–1, with goals by Sas and Sárosi and a hat-trick by Zsengellér.[13] In the final Hungary faced Italy at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris, but lost 4–2. The Hungarian goals were scored by Titkos and Sárosi.[14]

1950s[edit]

Ferenc Puskás, all-time top-scorer

This Hungarian team was best known as one of the most formidable and influential sides in football history, which revolutionised 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[clarification needed] striker Nándor Hidegkuti, the Aranycsapat ("Golden Team") of the "Magnificent Magyars" captivated the football world with an exciting brand of play with innovative tactical nuances. Excluding the 1954 World Cup Final, they achieved a remarkable record of 43 victories, 6 draws, 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 in Helsinki, Hungary beat Romania 2–1 with a goal each from Czibor and Kocsis in the Preliminary Round. In the first round Hungary beat Italy 3–0. In the quarter-finals Hungary beat Turkey 7–1. In the semi-finals Hungary faced Sweden, the 1948 Olympics champions and won 6–0. In the final Hungary beat Yugoslavia 2–0 with a goal each from Puskás and Czibor and thus won the Olympic title for the first time.

Jenő Buzánszky, was the last living member of the team who died 11 January 2015

On 25 November 1953 England played Hungary at Wembley Stadium, London, England, which would later be dubbed "the match of the century". 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. At half-time the score 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 more (Hidegkúti and József Bozsik). The final score was 6–3.

On 23 May 1954 the Hungarian national team beat England 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: Az angolok egy hétre jöttek és 7:1-re mentek, or in English: "The English came for one week (seven days) and went home with 7:1."

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 German team may have used drugs to beat the Hungarian team, who were considered invincible at that time.[22][23][24]

The restored match clock has been installed in front of the Stade de Suisse as a memorial.
Puskás with Hidegkuti in 1954 in Budapest

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

Hungary qualified for the 1958 FIFA World Cup 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 drawn all their group matches 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 tally of 6–3 compared to 2–2 for Wales. As it was, Wales instead met Brazil in the quarter-finals and were the recipient of young Pelé´s first World Cup goal.

1960s[edit]

A stamp representing the gold medal won by Hungary over Czechoslovakia at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games
Hungary-East Germany 0–2 in Budapest

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 to 1974.

1970s[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]

1980s[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.

1990s[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 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. 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 Madar. The last group match was played against Japan. Hungary lost to 3–2.[52] The Hungarian goals were scored by Madar and 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]

2000s[edit]

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 Bozsik. Couple of days later 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 Matthäus[54] and Koeman[55] failed to qualify for any tournaments.

2010s[edit]

Varga, Vanczák and Lewandowski in a friendly tie against Poland on 15 November 2011
Hungary in a friendly tie against Poland on 15 November 2011 at the Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland. The line-up included Dzsudzsák, Juhász, Varga, Priskin, Koman, Laczkó, Tőzsér, Vanczák, Sándor, Bogdán, & Gera

Under 20's coach Egervári was appointed as head coach for the senior side ahead of Euro 2012 qualifying, in which Hungary were drawn against Finland, Moldova, the Netherlands, San Marino and Sweden.[56] Hungary won six, drew one, and lost three games as they finished the group in third place with 19 points. During the qualification process, in September 2011, Hungary reached 27th in the FIFA ranking, their highest position to date.[57] At the end of the year the national team played Liechtenstein as a commemoration of the recently deceased Albert,[58] the only Hungarian football player to win the Ballon d'Or.

Bernd Storck led Hungary to the UEFA Euro 2016

Hungary were drawn in Group D in their FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying, along with the Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Estonia and Andorra. They had 14 points going into the penultimate round of games, but suffered a joint national record defeat 8–1 to the Netherlands, which resulted in the resignation of head coach Egervári.[59][60][61] For their final group game, a 2–0 win against Andorra, Hungary were led by caretaker manager József Csábi.[62][63] They finished in third place in the group, on seventeen points, missing out on qualification. After the match, striker Ádám Szalai gave a press conference delivering a poignant scathing monologue about his perception of "continuously lying to our supporters" when it came to suggesting that the team had a chance against current leading teams of the world.[64] Similar sentiments have been expressed before by midfielder Szabolcs Huszti.[65] During this period, a film crew began filming the team during both their preparations and matches; the film, Még 50 perc was eventually released in 2016 just before the European Championships.[66]

Dzsudzsák celebrating his second goal against Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2016

Pintér was appointed as the head coach of the national team in December 2013.[67] Some[who?] had seen this decision as controversial, given Pintér's low popularity with fans and players alike.[68] The team played their first game at the newly constructed Groupama Arena on 7 September 2014, a 2–1 defeat to Northern Ireland in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[69] Pintér was subsequently dismissed, with Dárdai appointed as a temporary replacement for three matches.[70][71] He turned down an offer to manage the team on a permanent basis,[72] but was kept on.[73] Subsequently Pál Dardai was at Hertha BSC, where he had been passing youth coach, was promoted to manager of the first team, but he remained still coach. In the summer of 2015 he resigned as coach of the Hungarian national team to devote himself to his work as manager of Hertha BSC. He was eventually replaced by the German sports director of the Hungarian Football Association, Storck, in July 2015.[74] Storck exercised incidentally continue from the post of Sports Director of the Association. On 15 November 2015, Storck-led Hungary qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 after 44 years when Hungary was qualified for the UEFA Euro 1972.[75] Hungary beat Norway in the first leg of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs 1–0. The only goal was scored by Kleinheisler.[76] On the return match, Hungary beat Norway 2–1 and qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals.[77] After beating Austria 2-0 and drawing with Iceland, Hungary played an exciting 3-3 draw against eventual Euro champions Portugal. Hereupon, Hungary managed to qualify for the Round of 16 with a game to spare, marking their best Euro or World Cup performance in over 40 years.

Rivalry[edit]

Hungary has a long-standing rivalry with their neighbours, Romania. The rivalry between the two nations dates back from the Treaty of Trianon, where Hungary lost Transylvania in favor of Romania, after World War I. Every time the two sides met, they threw flares and matches between the two sides usually end in a fight between Hungarian and Romanian supporters, however, recently also before the matches conflicts have emerged outside the stadium. These was seen as they shared the same group in 2014 World Cup qualifying and UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.

The match-up between Austria and Hungary is the second most-played international in football (only Argentina vs Uruguay met each other in more matches), although the two teams have only met each other 3 times since 2000.

Home stadium[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 35,100 (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. This was the first national team match in Zalaegerszeg. The final result was 3–2 to Hungary. In the 53rd 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.[78] 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.[79][80][81]

On 10 August 2014, Ferencváros's Groupama Arena was opened which will host the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches.[82]

Stadia by capacities over 15,000
Stadium Location Opened Capacity
Ferenc Puskás Stadium Budapest 1953 56,100 (35,100 UEFA standards)
Groupama Arena Budapest 2014 22,000
Nagyerdei Stadion Debrecen 2014 20,340
ETO Park Győr 2008 16,000

Colours and kits[edit]

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 the main designer of the Hungary kits.

Evolution of the kits[edit]

1950s
1972
1982
1986
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
2016

Current kits (as of 2016)[edit]

Home
Home (Alt.)
Away
Away (Alt.)
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players are in the official squad for the UEFA Euro 2016 and for the Friendly match against Germany on 4 June 2016.
Caps and goals up to 26 June 2016 after the match against Belgium.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gábor Király (1976-04-01)1 April 1976 (aged 40) 107 0 Hungary Haladás
12 1GK Dénes Dibusz (1990-11-16)16 November 1990 (aged 25) 4 0 Hungary Ferencváros
22 1GK Péter Gulácsi (1990-05-06)6 May 1990 (aged 26) 3 0 Germany RB Leipzig

2 2DF Ádám Lang (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 23) 15 0 Hungary Videoton
3 2DF Mihály Korhut (1988-12-01)1 December 1988 (aged 27) 5 0 Hungary Debrecen
4 2DF Tamás Kádár (1990-03-14)14 March 1990 (aged 26) 33 0 Poland Lech Poznań
5 2DF Attila Fiola (1990-02-17)17 February 1990 (aged 26) 16 0 Hungary Puskás Akadémia
20 2DF Richárd Guzmics (1987-04-16)16 April 1987 (aged 29) 18 1 Poland Wisła Kraków
21 2DF Barnabás Bese (1994-05-06)6 May 1994 (aged 22) 2 0 Hungary MTK Budapest
23 2DF Roland Juhász RET (1983-07-01)1 July 1983 (aged 32) 94 6 Hungary Videoton

6 3MF Ákos Elek (1988-07-21)21 July 1988 (aged 27) 40 1 Hungary Diósgyőri VTK
7 3MF Balázs Dzsudzsák (captain) (1986-12-23)23 December 1986 (aged 29) 82 20 Turkey Bursaspor
8 3MF Ádám Nagy (1995-06-17)17 June 1995 (aged 20) 11 0 Italy Bologna
10 3MF Zoltán Gera (1979-04-22)22 April 1979 (aged 37) 93 25 Hungary Ferencváros
14 3MF Gergő Lovrencsics (1988-09-01)1 September 1988 (aged 27) 14 1 Hungary Ferencváros
15 3MF László Kleinheisler (1994-04-08)8 April 1994 (aged 22) 7 1 Germany Werder Bremen
16 3MF Ádám Pintér (1988-06-12)12 June 1988 (aged 27) 24 0 Hungary Ferencváros
18 3MF Zoltán Stieber (1988-10-16)16 October 1988 (aged 27) 15 3 Germany Hamburger SV

9 4FW Ádám Szalai (1987-12-09)9 December 1987 (aged 28) 36 9 Germany Hoffenheim
11 4FW Krisztián Németh (1989-01-05)5 January 1989 (aged 27) 26 3 Qatar Al-Gharafa
13 4FW Dániel Böde (1986-10-24)24 October 1986 (aged 29) 14 4 Hungary Ferencváros
17 4FW Nemanja Nikolić (1987-12-31)31 December 1987 (aged 28) 20 3 Poland Legia Warsaw
19 4FW Tamás Priskin (1986-09-27)27 September 1986 (aged 29) 58 17 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava

Recent call-ups[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 Balázs Megyeri (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 26) 0 0 Germany Greuther Fürth UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
GK Ádám Bogdán (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 28) 20 0 England Wigan Athletic v.  Croatia, 26 March 2016
GK Gergely Nagy (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Hungary Vasas v.  Faroe Islands, 8 October 2015 PRE

DF Zsolt Korcsmár (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 27) 24 0 Hungary Vasas UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
DF Gergő Kocsis (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Slovakia DAC Dunajská Streda UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
DF Vilmos Vanczák (1983-06-20) 20 June 1983 (age 33) 79 4 Switzerland Sion v.  Norway, 15 November 2015
DF Leandro de Almeida (1982-03-19) 19 March 1982 (age 34) 16 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Norway, 15 November 2015
DF Predrag Bošnjak (1985-11-12) 12 November 1985 (age 30) 1 0 Hungary Haladás v.  Norway, 15 November 2015
DF Endre Botka (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Hungary Honvéd v.  Northern Ireland, 7 September 2015

MF Ádám Gyurcsó (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 25) 14 1 Poland Pogoń Szczecin UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
MF Roland Sallai (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Hungary Puskás Akadémia UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
MF Máté Vida (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Hungary Vasas UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
MF Dániel Gera (1995-08-29) 29 August 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Hungary MTK Budapest v.  Croatia, 26 March 2016 PRE
MF István Kovács (1992-03-27) 27 March 1992 (age 24) 5 0 Hungary Videoton v.  Norway, 15 November 2015
MF Ádám Bódi (1990-10-18) 18 October 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Hungary Videoton v.  Norway, 15 November 2015 PRE
MF Dániel Tőzsér (1985-05-12) 12 May 1985 (age 31) 31 1 England Queens Park Rangers v.  Greece, 11 October 2015
MF Zsolt Kalmár (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 21) 7 0 Germany FSV Frankfurt v.  Greece, 11 October 2015
MF András Radó (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Greece, 11 October 2015 PRE

FW László Lencse (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Hungary Újpest UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
FW László Pekár (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Hungary Puskás Akadémia v.  Norway, 15 November 2015
FW Norbert Balogh (1996-02-21) 21 February 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Palermo v.  Norway, 15 November 2015 PRE

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach Germany Bernd Storck
Assistant Coaches Germany Andreas Möller
Hungary Zoltán Szélesi
Goalkeeping Coach Germany Holger Gehrke
Technical Manager Hungary József Bazsánt
Team Doctor Hungary Dr. Gergely Pánics
Chief Press Officer Hungary László Pajor-Gyulai
Masseurs Hungary Tamás Halmai
Kit Manager Hungary Imre Ambrus

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter Was not invited
Kingdom of Italy 1934 Quarter-Finals 6th 2 1 0 1 5 4 1st 2 2 0 0 8 2
France 1938 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 15 5 1st 1 1 0 0 11 1
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter -
Switzerland 1954 Runners-Up 2nd 5 4 0 1 27 10 1st Qualified automatically (Poland withdrew)
Sweden 1958 Group Stage 10th 4 1 1 2 7 5 1st 4 3 0 1 12 4
Chile 1962 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 8 3 1st 4 3 1 0 11 5
England 1966 6th 4 2 0 2 8 7 1st 4 3 1 0 8 3
Mexico 1970 Did Not Qualify P/O 7 4 1 2 17 11
West Germany 1974 3rd 6 2 4 0 12 7
Argentina 1978 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 3 8 P/O 6 4 1 1 15 6
Spain 1982 14th 3 1 1 1 12 6 1st 8 4 2 2 13 8
Mexico 1986 18th 3 1 0 2 2 9 1st 6 5 0 1 12 4
Italy 1990 Did Not Qualify 3rd 8 2 4 2 8 12
United States 1994 4th 8 2 1 5 6 11
France 1998 P/O 10 3 3 4 11 20
South KoreaJapan 2002 4th 8 2 2 4 14 13
Germany 2006 4th 10 4 2 4 13 14
South Africa 2010 4th 10 5 1 4 10 8
Brazil 2014 3rd 10 5 2 3 21 20
Russia 2018 To be determined To be determined
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Total Runners Up 9/22 32 15 3 14 87 57 Total 112 54 25 33 202 149

UEFA European Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

UEFA Championship record UEFA qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Position Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did Not Qualify FR 2 0 0 2 1 4
Spain 1964 Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 3 QF 6 4 2 0 14 8
Italy 1968 Did Not Qualify QF 8 5 1 2 17 8
Belgium 1972 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 3 QF 9 5 3 1 17 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 Did Not Qualify 2nd 6 3 1 2 15 8
Italy 1980 2nd 6 2 2 2 9 9
France 1984 4th 8 3 1 4 18 17
West Germany 1988 3rd 8 4 0 4 13 11
Sweden 1992 4th 8 2 4 2 10 9
England 1996 4th 8 2 2 4 7 13
Belgium Netherlands 2000 4th 10 3 3 4 14 10
Portugal 2004 4th 8 3 2 3 15 9
Austria Switzerland 2008 6th 12 4 0 8 11 22
Poland Ukraine 2012 3rd 10 6 1 3 22 14
France 2016 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 6 8 P/O 12 6 4 2 14 10
Europe 2020 To be determined To be determined
Total Third Place 3/16 8 2 2 4 11 14 Total 121 52 26 43 197 161

Summer Olympics[edit]

The gold medal of the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki

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.

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

     Gold medal        Silver medal        Bronze medal  

Olympics record
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1896 Kingdom of Greece Athens No Football Tournament
1900 French Third Republic Paris Was Not Invited
1904 United States St. Louis
1908 United Kingdom London Did Not Enter
1912 Sweden Stockholm Round 2 10th 1 0 0 1 0 7
1920 Belgium Antwerp Did Not Enter
1924 French Third Republic Paris Round 2 9th 2 1 0 1 5 3
1928 Netherlands Amsterdam Did Not Enter
1932 United States Los Angeles No Football Tournament
1936 Nazi Germany Berlin Round 1 13th 1 0 0 1 0 3
1948 United Kingdom London Did Not Enter
1952 Finland Helsinki Gold Medal 1st 6 6 0 0 20 2
1956 Australia Melbourne Did Not Enter
1960 Italy Rome Bronze Medal 3rd 5 4 0 1 17 9
1964 Japan Tokyo Gold Medal 1st 5 5 0 0 22 6
1968 Mexico Mexico City Gold medal 1st 5 5 1 0 18 3
1972 West Germany Munich Silver medal 2nd 7 5 1 1 21 5
1976 Canada Montreal Did Not Qualify
1980 Soviet Union Moscow
1984 United States Los Angeles
1988 South Korea Seoul
1992 Spain Barcelona
1996 United States Atlanta Group Stage 16th 3 0 0 3 3 7
2000 Australia Sydney Did Not Qualify
2004 Greece Athens
2008 China Beijing
2012 United Kingdom London
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
2020 Japan Tokyo TBA
Total Gold Medal 9/29 32 26 2 5 104 39

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]

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]

Two of the top six international goalscorers of the 20th century were Hungarian, both 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. Kunishige Kamamoto  Japan 80 goals 84 internationals 1964–1977
3. Pelé  Brazil 77 goals 91 internationals 1957–1971
4. Sándor Kocsis  Hungary 75 goals 68 internationals 1948–1956
5. Majed Abdullah  Saudi Arabia 71 goals 116 internationals 1978–1994
6. Gerd Müller  West Germany 68 goals 62 internationals 1966–1974

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.[83]

Spain and Brazil hold 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]

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Hungary's all-time international record, correct as of 26 June 2016.

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 138 68 30 40 299 252 +47
 Azerbaijan 5 5 0 0 15 1 +14
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 2 5 −3
 Belgium 14 2 3 9 17 32 −15
 Bolivia 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7
 Bosnia and 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 10 1 6 3 8 15 −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
 Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 Finland 16 11 3 2 45 11 +34
 France 22 12 2 8 47 31 +16
 Georgia 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1
 Germany 34 11 10 13 64 71 −7
 Greece 19 4 6 9 33 30 +3
 Iceland 11 7 1 3 22 11 +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
 Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 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 5 4 1 0 14 2 +12
 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 7 4 2 1 8 4 +4
 Norway 19 9 5 5 35 20 +15
 Peru 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
 Poland 32 20 4 8 87 39 +48
 Portugal 11 0 4 7 10 26 −16
 Qatar 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6
 Republic of Ireland 12 5 5 2 25 18 +7
 Romania 26 11 8 7 48 32 +16
 Russia 28 6 8 13 45 46 −1
 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 14 July 2016

Key to FIFA World Rankings 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) 54. (548) 50. (561) 44. (632) 45. (632)
2015 45. (632) 48. (634) 46. (659) 43. (665) 43. (665) 42. (685) 31. (763) 35. (763) 37. (740) 33. (741) 33. (759) 20. (945)
2016 20. (945) 19. (945) 19. (945) 18. (925) 18. (925) 20. (886) 19. (915)
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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