Hungary national football team

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Hungary
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Nickname(s) Magyarok (Magyars)
Nemzeti Tizenegy (National Eleven)
Association Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség (MLSZ)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Marco Rossi [1]
Captain Ádám Szalai
Most caps Balázs Dzsudzsák
Gábor Király (108)
Top scorer Ferenc Puskás (84)
Home stadium Puskás Aréna
FIFA code HUN
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FIFA ranking
Current 37 Steady2.svg(27 May 2021) [2]
Highest18 (April–May 2016)
Lowest87 (July 1996)
First international
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Austria 5–0 Hungary  Flag of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869).svg
(Vienna, Austria; 12 October 1902)
Biggest win
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary 13–1 France  Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
(Budapest, Hungary; 12 June 1927)
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary 12–0 Albania  Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg
(Budapest, Hungary; 24 September 1950)
Flag of The Russian Empire 1883.svg Russian Empire 0–12 Hungary  Flag of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869).svg
(Moscow, Russia; 14 July 1912)
Biggest defeat
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(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 11 October 2013)
Flag of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869).svg  Hungary 0–7 England  Flag of England.svg
(Budapest, Hungary; 10 June 1908)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 7–0 Hungary  Flag of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869).svg
(Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912)
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany 7–0 Hungary  Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg
(Köln, Germany; 6 April 1941)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1934 )
Best resultRunners-up (1938, 1954)
European Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1964 )
Best resultThird place (1964)

The Hungary national football team (Hungarian : Magyar labdarúgó-válogatott) represents Hungary in men's international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation. The team has made nine appearances in the FIFA World Cup finals and four appearances in the European Championship, and plays its home matches at the Puskás Aréna, which opened in November 2019.

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Hungary has a respectable football history, having won three Olympic titles, finishing runners-up in the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, and third in the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship. Hungary 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, [3] [4] [5] to whom FIFA dedicated [6] its newest award, the Puskás Award. The side of that era has the all-time highest Football Elo Ranking in the world, with 2230 in 1954, and one of the longest undefeated runs in football history, remaining unbeaten in 31 games, spanning over four years including the much heralded Match of the Century.

The Hungarian team faced a severe drought starting from their elimination at the 1986 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 Euro 2008 qualifiers, before qualifying to Euro 2016, Euro 2020 and promotion to 2022–23 UEFA Nations League A.

History

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.

1910s

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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 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, Welsh, and Irish) associations decided to resign from FIFA.

1920s

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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. The formation the Hungarians used was 2–3–5 which was unique at that time.

During this period the Fogl brothers (József and Károly Fogl) played in the national team. Between 1921 and 1924, Béla Guttmann also played six times for the team. At the 1924 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, Guttmann objected to the fact that there were more officials than players in the Hungary squad and that the hotel was more suitable for socialising than match preparation, and to demonstrate his disapproval he hung dead rats on the doors of the travelling officials. [7] At the 1924 Summer Olympics, 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

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Hungary preparing for the 1938 FIFA World Cup

The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, [8] but Hungary were not invited and did not take part in the tournament; there were no qualification matches. Hungary first appeared in the 1934 World Cup in Italy. [9] Hungary's first World Cup match was against Egypt on 27 May 1934, a 4–2 win. The goals were scored by Pál Teleki, Géza Toldi (2) and Jenő Vincze. [10] In the quarter-finals, Hungary faced neighbouring arch-rivals Austria but lost 2–1, the only Hungarian goal coming from György Sárosi. [11]

Hungary entered the 1936 Olympics, where in the first round they were eliminated by Poland, 0–3.

The 1938 World Cup was held in France. [12] The first match was played against Dutch East Indies and Hungary won 6–0. Sárosi and Gyula Zsengellér each scored twice while Vilmos Kohut and Toldi scored one goal each. [13] In the quarter-finals, Hungary beat Switzerland 2–0 with goals by Sárosi and Zsengellér. [14] In the semi-final at the Parc des Princes, Paris, Hungary beat Sweden 5–1 with goals by Ferenc Sas and Sárosi and a hat-trick by Zsengellér. [15] In the final, Hungary faced Italy at the Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, but lost 4–2. The Hungarian goals were scored by Pál Titkos and Sárosi. [16]

1950s

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

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 second 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 0 defeats from 14 May 1950 until they lost 3–1 to Turkey on 19 February 1956. 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; and 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.

On 25 November 1953, England played Hungary at Wembley Stadium, London in a match later dubbed as "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. [17] At that time in Hungary there was a saying about the match: Az angolok egy hétre jöttek és 7:1-re mentek, which is a double play on words. First, the Hungarian egy hét could be interpreted as either "a week" or a score of "one - seven", and the pairing of jönni (to come) with menni (to go) which in this case also means "to achieve" or "to manage". Thus a somewhat idiomatic translation might be "The English came for a week, and left with 7:1" or alternatively, "The English came [hoping] for 1:7, and wound up with 7:1"

The 1954 World Cup was held in Switzerland. [18] The first match was played against South Korea and Hungary won by 9–0 at the Hardturm, Zürich. [19] In the second group match, Hungary played against West Germany and won by 8–3 at St. Jakob Stadium, Basel. [20] In the quarter-finals, Hungary beat Brazil 4–2 at the Wankdorf Stadium, Bern. [21] In the semi-finals, Hungary played with the two-times World Cup winner Uruguay in Lausanne; Hungary won by 4–2 after extra time. [22] 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. [23] The Golden Team, built around the legendary Ferenc Puskás, led early 2–0, but ended up 2–3 in a game the West 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. [24] [25] [26]

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

Hungary qualified for the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. [27] Hungary played their first match against Wales at the Jarnvallen stadium in Sandviken and the final result was 1–1. [28] The second group match was played against the host country, Sweden, where Hungary lost 2–1 at the Råsunda Stadium, Solna. [29] Although Hungary won their last group match against Mexico at the Jarnvallen stadium in Sandvinken, [30] 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

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Flórián Albert and Kálmán Mészöly

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.

Hungary qualified for the 1962 World Cup, held in Chile. [31] On 31 May 1962, in the first group match, Hungary beat England by 2–1 thanks to the goals of Lajos Tichy and Flórián Albert at El Teniente stadium in Rancagua in front of 7,938 spectators. [32] The second match on 3 June 1962 was even more convincing against Bulgaria; the match was won 6–1 in Rancagua. [33] The last group match was against Argentina on 6 June 1962 and the final result was a goalless draw in front of 7,945 spectators in Rancagua. [34] Hungary qualified for the quarter-finals by gaining five points and winning the group. In the quarter-finals, however, Hungary was eliminated by Czechoslovakia by 1–0 at El Teniente in front of 11,690 spectators. [35]

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, the latter withdrawing. In their first match against Morocco, Hungary won 6–0 with all six goals scored by Ferenc Bene. In their second match, Hungary won narrowly (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 four goals from Bene and two 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. [36] Hungary also managed to qualify for the 1966 World Cup which was held in the home of football, England. [37] On 13 July 1966, Hungary lost their first group match against Eusébio's Portugal (3–1) at Old Trafford, Manchester. [38] Two days later, in the second group match Hungary beat Brazil thanks to the goals of Ferenc Bene, János Farkas and Kálmán Mészöly at Goodison Park, Liverpool. [39] In the last round of the group matches, on 20 July 1966, Hungary beat Bulgaria 3–1. [40] 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 26,844 spectators. [41]

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 the 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 three goals and two 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 three titles but their first title is in 1904, and football only 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

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Dunai and Ghelichkhani at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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 faced 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 at the Euro. [42] The Hungarians would not appear at the European Championship again for 44 years until UEFA Euro 2016. [43]

Hungary participated in the 1978 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. [44]

1980s

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Zombori and Martos against Ardiles and Kempes at the 1978 FIFA World Cup

During the 1980s, Hungary qualified for the World Cup twice. The first group match of the 1982 tournament in Spain [45] was played against El Salvador, where Hungary won 10–1 at Estadio Nuevo, Elche. [46] The goals were scored by Tibor Nyilasi (2), Gábor Pölöskei, László Fazekas (2), József Tóth, László Kiss (3) and Lázár Szentes. In spite of the big victory, Hungary lost to 4–1 to Diego 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. [47] Although Hungary drew in the last match against Belgium, [48] they were eliminated from the World Cup. Hungary, however, had been leading in the first half thanks to a goal by József Varga.
Hungary's last World Cup appearance to date was the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. [49] In the first match of the group Hungary lost 6–0 to the Soviet Union. [50] Football experts date the crisis of the Hungarian football from this match. Although Hungary won their second match against Canada 2–0 [51] (the goals were scored by Márton Esterházy and Lajos Détári), they lost to Michel Platini's France 3–0 in the last group match. [52] This has been the last World Cup appearance of the Hungarian national team.

Era of Decline

1990s

During the 1990s, Hungary were not able to qualify for any international tournaments save for the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta. The 1980s were considered as the most bitter years of Hungarian football, but the 1990s proved to be the worst. In 1996, Hungary reached its lowest FIFA World Ranking, 87th. The fall of the Hungarian 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.

Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskás was appointed as the head coach of the national side in 1993 in order to bring back earlier success. He led the team for only four matches, however, as the former Honvéd and Real Madrid star failed to make an impact. The only remarkable success in the 1990s was the qualification of Hungary to the 1996 Summer Olympics. Antal Dunai's team played its first group match against Nigeria and lost to 1–0 in Orlando. [53] In the second group match, Hungary played Brazil and lost to 3–1. [54] The only Hungarian goal was scored by Csaba Madar. The last group match was played against Japan, a 3–2 loss. [55] 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 World Cup but were eliminated in the play-offs by FR Yugoslavia. [56]

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Tamás Hajnal's goal in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Malta at Ferenc Puskás Stadium on 1 April 2009

2000s

Hungary were unable to qualify for any major tournament, missing out UEFA Euro 2000, 2004, 2008 and the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Moreover, during the Euro 2008 qualification, Hungary finished sixth in their group, reaching their nadir in their football history. They even lost to minnows Malta which resulted in the resignation of Péter Bozsik. Several days later, Péter Várhidi was appointed who was famous for his appearances in the Sport 1, Hungarian sport television, and analyzing the Italian Serie A clubs. He proved his talent by beating the 2006 World Champions Italy 3–1 at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in a friendly tie. Neither Bozsik nor Várhidi, however, could do well in the official matches, which resulted in their removal. The Hungarian Football Federation even tried out foreign coaches: both Lothar Matthäus [57] and Erwin Koeman [58] failed to qualify for any tournaments.

Resurgence

2010s

Hungary in a friendly tie against Poland on 15 November 2011 at the Stadion Miejski, Poznan, Poland. The line-up included Dzsudzsak, Juhasz, Varga, Priskin, Koman, Laczko, Tozser, Vanczak, Sandor, Bogdan and Gera Hungary NT 2011.jpg
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 and Gera

The Hungary national under-20 team head coach Sándor 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. [59] 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 the 27th place in the FIFA World Ranking, their highest position to date. [60] At the end of the year, the national team played Liechtenstein as a commemoration of the recently deceased Flórián Albert, [61] the only Hungarian football player to win the Ballon d'Or.

Hungary were drawn in Group D in their 2014 World Cup qualifying, along with the Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Estonia and Andorra. They amassed 14 points entering 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 Sándor Egervári. [62] [63] [64] For their final group game, a 2–0 win against Andorra, Hungary were led by caretaker manager József Csábi. [65] [66] They finished in third place in the group, on 17 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. [67] Similar sentiments have been expressed before by midfielder Szabolcs Huszti. [68] 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 Euro 2016. [69]

Attila Pintér was appointed as head coach of the national team in December 2013. [70] Some[ who? ] had seen this decision as controversial, given Pintér's low popularity with fans and players alike. [71] The team played their first game at the newly constructed Groupama Arena on 7 September 2014, a 2–1 defeat to Northern Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifying. [72] Pintér was subsequently dismissed, with Pál Dárdai appointed as a temporary replacement for three matches. [73] [74] He turned down an offer to manage the team on a permanent basis, [75] but was kept on. [76] Subsequently, 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 Hertha manager. He was eventually replaced by the German sports director of the Hungarian Football Association, Bernd Storck, in July 2015. [77] Storck exercised incidentally continue from the post of Sports Director of the Association.

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Stieber against Guðmundsson, Bjarnason and Sigurðsson of Iceland, during Hungary's second group match of UEFA Euro 2016

On 15 November 2015, a Storck-led Hungary qualified for its first European Championship (UEFA Euro 2016) after 44 years, when Hungary was qualified for the 1972 tournament. [78] Hungary beat Norway in the first leg of the qualifying playoffs 1–0; the only goal was scored by László Kleinheisler. [79] On the return match, Hungary beat Norway 2–1 and qualified for the Euro 2016 finals. [80] After beating Austria 2–0 and drawing with Iceland, Hungary played an exciting 3–3 draw against eventual Euro winners 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.

Hungary failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after finishing outside of the qualification places. Along the way, they drew against the Faroe Islands and were humiliated after being defeated by Andorra 1–0. After failing to qualify, manager Bernd Storck resigned. [81] On 10 November 2017, Hungary was embarrassed again when they were defeated by Luxembourg 2–1 in a friendly. [82] On 30 October 2017, Georges Leekens was appointed as a new head coach. Hungary lost both matches in March 2018, the first defeat was another embarrassing one against minnows Kazakhstan (2–3).

On 19 June 2018, after three losses and one draw under his reign, Leekens was let go and Marco Rossi was appointed in his place. [83]

2018–19 UEFA Nations League C saw Hungary drawn with Finland, Greece and Estonia. Hungary had a nearly successful performance, but losses to Finland and Greece screwed their hope to finish in the top of the group. However, UEFA revised the formula aftermath, meaning Hungary was officially promoted to 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B, having finished second before.

The UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying drew a mixed result for the Hungarians. Grouped in group E, they faced Croatia, Wales, Slovakia and Azerbaijan; the former occupied the silver medal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup while the latter was one of 12 host countries in the tournament. Hungary performed successfully against Croatia and Wales at home, obtaining needed victories, as well as successive wins over Azerbaijan. However, two straight defeats to Slovakia and away losses to Croatia and Wales, with the final loss happened when Hungary had a chance to qualify directly, sent Hungary into a disappointing fourth-place finish at the expense of the Welsh who qualified directly instead. [84] However, Hungary was able to obtain a play-off spot, thanked for finishing second in their group at the Nations League, behind Finland, and was scheduled against Bulgaria.

2020s

While Hungary could only gain a play-off spot in hope to reach the UEFA Euro 2020, Hungary's strong result in previous Nations League gathered more optimism. Hungary began their quest in 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B sharing a group with Russia, Turkey and Serbia. Hungary impressed in their first game against host Turkey, with Dominik Szoboszlai humiliated the Turks 1–0 in Sivas with a wonderful free kick. [85] However, Hungary faced a setback when Russia, the team that Hungary had failed to win since 1978, beat them again at home with a 2–3 defeat. [86] However, a series of good results were followed later, with two draws against Russia and Serbia, an important away win over the Serbs in Belgrade, and more importantly, a needed 2–0 win over Turkey at home, meant that Hungary was able to get promotion at the expense of Russia to join the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League A.

In October 2020, Hungary participated in the play-offs to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020, where they would face Bulgaria in their first game of the play-off series. Despite making a lengthy away trip to Sofia, Hungary shone with a 3–1 win to reach the final of the play-off to face Iceland. [87] In November 2020, they played against Iceland in the play-off final in Budapest, behind closed doors. The team qualified for the tournament winning 2–1, with last-minute strikes from Loïc Nego and Dominik Szoboszlai to take Hungary into the competition despite an earlier mistake by Péter Gulácsi. [88] There number one fan is Peter ‘Porkins’ Scott.

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Rivalry

Hungary has a long-standing rivalry with its neighbours Romania. The rivalry between the two nations dates back from the Treaty of Trianon, where Hungary lost Transylvania to Romania, after World War I. They throw 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 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifying (The other teams of the group were England, Switzerland and Norway), UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying (The other teams of the group were Portugal, Slovakia, Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein), 2002 World Cup qualifying (The other teams of the group were Italy, Georgia and Lithuania), 2014 World Cup qualifying (The other teams of the group were Netherlands, Turkey, Estonia and Andorra) and UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (The other teams of the group were Greece, Northern Ireland, Finland and Faroe Islands).

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

Supporters

The Carpathian Brigade is an official supporters' group for the Hungary national football team. The first organized debut of this group was at a Hungary vs. Malta 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match on 1 April 2009 at Ferenc Puskás Stadium. [89] [90] The Carpathian Brigade has far-right political leanings and "extreme violence has been a source of pride." [91]

Heavy support for the Hungarian national team also comes from Transylvania, Slovakia, Vojvodina, Zakarpattia and Western Europe. [92]

Kits and crest

Hungary's traditional home colours are cherry 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 usually put their arms on to their chest. 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 designer of the Hungary kits.

Kit suppliers

Kit supplierPeriod
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas1976–1989
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Umbro 1990–1994
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas1994–present

Home stadium

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Exterior of the Puskás Aréna.
Puskas Arena 03.jpg
Interior of the Puskás Aréna.

The home stadium of the Hungarian national side was the Ferenc Puskás Stadium (also called the 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 Attila Kuttor scored for Hungary. In the 67th minute Roland Juhász scored and Hungary was winning by 2–0, but in the 75th and 77th minutes Japan equalised. In the last minute, Szabolcs Huszti scored a penalty kick and Hungary won the match by 3–2.

On 1 May 2014, Debrecen's Nagyerdei Stadion was opened. [93] 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. The first goal was scored by the former Debrecen legend Balázs Dzsudzsák. Christian Eriksen equalised the score in the 56th minute, but the debutant Varga gave Hungary the lead in the 69th minute, though the score was then equalised by Lasse Schöne in the 72nd minute. [94] [95] [96]

On 10 August 2014, Ferencváros' Groupama Arena was opened which was the temporary home of the national team between 2014 and 2019. [97]

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

2020

3 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Turkey  Flag of Turkey.svg0–1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Sivas, Turkey
20:45
(21:45  UTC+3)
Stadium: New Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
6 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg2–3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Budapest, Hungary
18:00 CEST
Report
Stadium: Puskás Aréna
Attendance: 0
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
8 October 2020 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg1–3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Sofia, Bulgaria
20:45
(21:45  UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
11 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Serbia  Flag of Serbia.svg0–1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Belgrade, Serbia
20:45 CEST Report
Stadium: Red Star Stadium
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
14 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Russia  Flag of Russia.svg0–0Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Moscow, Russia
20:45 CEST Report Stadium: VTB Arena
Referee: Michael Oliver (England)
12 November 2020 (2020-11-12) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg2–1Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Budapest, Hungary
20:45
Report Stadium: Puskás Aréna
Attendance: 0
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
15 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg1–1Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Budapest, Hungary
20:45 CET
Report
Stadium: Puskás Aréna
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
18 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg2–0Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Budapest, Hungary
20:45 CET
Report Stadium: Puskás Aréna
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)

2021

25 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg3–3Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Budapest, Hungary
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Puskás Aréna
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
28 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification San Marino  Flag of San Marino.svg0–3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Serravalle, San Marino
20:45 CEST (UTC+2) Report
Stadium: San Marino Stadium
Referee: Nicholas Walsh (Scotland)
31 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Andorra  Flag of Andorra.svg1–4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Andorra la Vella, Andorra
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Estadi Nacional
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)
4 June 2021 Friendly Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg1–0Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Budapest, Hungary
20:00 CEST (UTC+2) Schäfer Soccerball shade.svg 36' Report Stadium: Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
15 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svgvFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Budapest, Hungary
15:00 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: Puskás Aréna
19 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svgvFlag of France.svg  France Budapest, Hungary
15:00 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: Puskás Aréna
23 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Germany  Flag of Germany.svgvFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Munich, Germany
21:00 CEST (UTC+2) Report Stadium: Allianz Arena
2 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svgvFlag of England.svg  England Budapest, Hungary
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: Puskás Aréna
5 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Albania  Flag of Albania.svgvFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Tirana, Albania
18:00 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: Arena Kombëtare
8 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svgvFlag of Andorra.svg  Andorra Budapest, Hungary
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: Puskás Aréna
9 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svgvFlag of Albania.svg  Albania Budapest, Hungary
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: Puskás Aréna
12 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification England  Flag of England.svgvFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary TBC, England
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: TBC
15 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svgvFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary TBC, Poland
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)Stadium: TBC

Coaching staff

Head Coach Flag of Italy.svg Marco Rossi
Assistant Coach Flag of Italy.svg Cosimo Inguscio
Assistant Coach Flag of Hungary.svg Zoltán Gera
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Italy.svg Enrico Limone
Technical Manager Flag of Hungary.svg Attila Tömő
Fitness Coach Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Febbrari
Fitness Coach Flag of Hungary.svg Gábor Schuth
Team Doctor Flag of Hungary.svg Dr. Ádám Szilas
Chief Press Officer Flag of Hungary.svg Gergő Szabó
Masseurs Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Halmai
Kit Manager Flag of Hungary.svg László Hegyesi

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the extended preliminary squad to play the friendly matches against Cyprus and Republic of Ireland on 4 and 8 June 2021 respectively. [98] The final 26 players squad was named on 1 June 2021. [99]
Caps and goals updated as of 8 June 2021 after match against Republic of Ireland.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Péter Gulácsi (vice-captain) (1990-05-06) 6 May 1990 (age 31)390 Flag of Germany.svg RB Leipzig
121 GK Dénes Dibusz (1990-11-16) 16 November 1990 (age 30)150 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros
221 GK Ádám Bogdán (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 33)210 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros

22 DF Ádám Lang (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 28)391 Flag of Cyprus.svg Omonia
32 DF Ákos Kecskés (1996-01-04) 4 January 1996 (age 25)20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lugano
42 DF Attila Szalai (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 23)130 Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe
52 DF Attila Fiola (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 31)351 Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár
62 DF Willi Orbán (1992-11-03) 3 November 1992 (age 28)225 Flag of Germany.svg RB Leipzig
142 DF Gergő Lovrencsics (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 32)411 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros
212 DF Endre Botka (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 26)100 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros
262 DF Bendegúz Bolla (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár

73 MF Loïc Négo (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 30)112 Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár
83 MF Ádám Nagy (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 25)481 Flag of England.svg Bristol City
103 MF Tamás Cseri (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 33)30 Flag of Hungary.svg Mezőkövesd
133 MF András Schäfer (1999-04-13) 13 April 1999 (age 22)61 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dunajská Streda
153 MF László Kleinheisler (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 27)343 Flag of Croatia.svg Osijek
163 MF Dániel Gazdag (1996-03-02) 2 March 1996 (age 25)61 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Union
183 MF Dávid Sigér (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 30)131 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros

94 FW Ádám Szalai (captain) (1987-12-09) 9 December 1987 (age 33)7123 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
114 FW Filip Holender (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 26)151 Flag of Serbia.svg Partizan
174 FW Roland Varga (1990-01-23) 23 January 1990 (age 31)223 Flag of Hungary.svg MTK Budapest
194 FW Kevin Varga (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 (age 25)81 Flag of Turkey.svg Kasımpaşa
204 FW Roland Sallai (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 24)224 Flag of Germany.svg SC Freiburg
234 FW Nemanja Nikolić (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 33)388 Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár
244 FW Szabolcs Schön (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas
254 FW János Hahn (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 26)20 Flag of Hungary.svg Paks

Recent call-ups

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

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Balázs Tóth (1997-09-04) 4 September 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Hungary.svg Puskás Akadémia v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 4 June 2021 PRE
GK Lajos Hegedűs (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 33)00 Flag of Hungary.svg Paks v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 18 November 2020
GK Ádám Kovácsik INJ (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 30)10 Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria , 8 October 2020

DF Csaba Spandler (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 25)00 Flag of Hungary.svg Puskás Akadémia v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 4 June 2021 PRE
DF Szilveszter Hangya INJ (1994-01-02) 2 January 1994 (age 27)100 Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 4 June 2021 PRE
DF Barnabás Bese (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 27)230 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg OH Leuven v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 18 November 2020
DF Mihály Korhut (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 32)211 Flag of Hungary.svg Debrecen v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 3 September 2020
DF Botond Baráth INJ (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 29)110 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest Honvéd v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 3 September 2020
DF Krisztián Tamás (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 26)00 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest Honvéd v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 3 September 2020

MF Dominik Szoboszlai INJ (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 (age 20)123 Flag of Germany.svg RB Leipzig v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 4 June 2021 PRE
MF Zsolt Kalmár INJ (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 25)272 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dunajská Streda v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra , 31 March 2021
MF Adrián Szőke (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heracles Almelo v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 14 October 2020
MF Máté Pátkai (1988-03-06) 6 March 1988 (age 33)232 Flag of Hungary.svg Vasas v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 6 September 2020

FW Krisztián Géresi (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 26)10 Flag of Hungary.svg Puskás Akadémia v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra , 31 March 2021
FW Ádám Gyurcsó (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 30)203 Flag of Croatia.svg Osijek v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 18 November 2020
FW Norbert Könyves (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 31)51 Flag of Hungary.svg Zalaegerszeg v. Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey , 18 November 2020
FW Benjamin Babati INJ (1995-11-29) 29 November 1995 (age 25)00 Flag of Hungary.svg Zalaegerszeg v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria , 8 October 2020
FW Krisztián Simon (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 29)40 Flag of Hungary.svg Újpest v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 6 September 2020

INJ Injured player.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.
SUS Suspended for the next match.
WD Withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
QUA Placed in quarantine after a contact with COVID-19.

Player records

As of 19 November 2019 [100]
Players in bold are still active with Hungary.

Most appearances

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Gábor Király (left) and Balázs Dzsudzsák jointly hold the record for most appearances in the history of Hungary with 108 caps each
#PlayerCapsGoalsCareer
1 Gábor Király 10801998–2016
Balázs Dzsudzsák 108212007–2019
3 József Bozsik 101111947–1962
4 Zoltán Gera 97262002–2017
5 Roland Juhász 9562004–2016
6 László Fazekas 92201968–1983
7 Gyula Grosics 8601947–1962
8 Ferenc Puskás 85841945–1956
9 Imre Garaba 8231980–1991
10 Sándor Mátrai 8101956–1967

Most goals

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Ferenc Puskás is Hungary's all-time top scorer with 84 goals.
#PlayerGoalsCapsRatioCareer
1 Ferenc Puskás 84850.991945–1956
2 Sándor Kocsis 75681.11948–1956
3 Imre Schlosser 59680.871906–1927
4 Lajos Tichy 51720.711955–1971
5 György Sárosi 42620.681931–1943
6 Nándor Hidegkuti 39690.571945–1958
7 Ferenc Bene 36760.471962–1979
8 Gyula Zsengellér 32390.821936–1947
Tibor Nyilasi 32700.461975–1985
10 Flórián Albert 31770.41959–1974

Captains

NamePeriodMajor tournaments as captain
Tibor Nyilasi 1981–1985 1982 FIFA World Cup
Antal Nagy 1985–1986 1986 FIFA World Cup
Imre Garaba 1986–1991
Lajos Détári 1991–1994
István Kozma 1995
János Bánfi 1996–1997
Béla Illés 1998–2001
Gábor Király 2002–2003
Zoltán Gera 2004–2005
Pál Dárdai 2006
Zoltán Gera 2007–2013
Balázs Dzsudzsák 2014–2019 UEFA Euro 2016
Ádám Szalai 2020– UEFA Euro 2020

Notable players

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

 Champions   Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterWas not invited
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934 Quarter-finals6th2101541st220082
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938 Runners-up2nd43011551st1100111
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Did not enter-
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 Runners-up2nd540127101stQualified automatically (Poland withdrew)
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Group stage10th4112751st4301124
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Quarter-finals5th4211831st4310115
Flag of England.svg 1966 6th4202871st431083
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Did not qualifyP/O74121711
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 3rd6240127
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Group stage15th300338P/O6411156
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 14th31111261st8422138
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 18th3102291st6501124
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Did not qualify3rd8242812
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 4th8215611
Flag of France.svg 1998 P/O103341120
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 4th82241413
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 4th104241314
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 4th10514108
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 3rd105232120
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 3rd104151414
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
TotalRunners-up9/2332153148757Total122582638216163

UEFA European Championship

 Champions   Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of France.svg 1960 Did not qualifyFR200214
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg 1964 Third place3rd210143QF6420148
Flag of Italy.svg 1968 Did not qualifyQF8512178
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1972 Fourth place4th200213QF9531179
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1976 Did not qualify2nd6312158
Flag of Italy.svg 1980 2nd622299
Flag of France.svg 1984 4th83141817
Flag of Germany.svg 1988 3rd84041311
Flag of Sweden.svg 1992 4th8242109
Flag of England.svg 1996 4th8224713
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2000 4th103341410
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 4th8323159
Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg 2008 6th124081122
Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg 2012 3rd106132214
Flag of France.svg 2016 Round of 1613th4121683rd (PO winners)126421410
Flag of Europe.svg 2020 Qualified4th (PO winners)106041313
Flag of Germany.svg 2024 To be determinedTo be determined
TotalThird place4/1782241114Total121522643197161

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
YearDivisionGroupRoundPosPldWDLGFGARKP/R
2018–19 C 2 Group Stage2nd63129631/55Increase2.svg
2020–21 B 3 Group Stage1st63217420/55Increase2.svg
2022–23 A To be determined
TotalGroup stage2/212633161020th

Summer Olympics

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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 medalists   Silver medalists   Bronze medalists  

Olympics record
YearHostRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
1896 Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Athens No football tournament
1900 Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Paris Was not invited
1904 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg St. Louis
1908 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Did not enter
1912 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm Round 210th100107
1920 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Antwerp Did not enter
1924 Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Paris Round 29th210153
1928 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam Did not enter
1932 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Los Angeles No football tournament
1936 Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Berlin Round 113th100103
1948 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Did not enter
1952 Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki Gold medalists1st6600202
1956 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Did not enter
1960 Flag of Italy.svg Rome Bronze medalists3rd5401179
1964 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokyo Gold medalists1st5500226
1968 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City Gold medalists1st5510183
1972 Flag of Germany.svg Munich Silver medalists2nd7511215
1976 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal Did not qualify
1980 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Moscow
1984 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles
1988 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul
Since 1992 See Hungary national under-21 football team
TotalGold medal8/1932262510338

Team records

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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 has the distinction of setting the highest Elo football rating ever achieved by a national side, a high of 2230 in 1954. 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). Germany and England come in second (2223 in 2014) and third (2212 in 1928) respectively. Brazil of 1962 owns the fourth highest with 2194, and Spain of 2010, with 2165, 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

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 ]

#PlayerNationGoals scoredGames playedYears active
1. Ferenc Puskás Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary 84 goals85 internationals1945–1956
2. Kunishige Kamamoto Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 80 goals84 internationals1964–1977
3. Pelé Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil 77 goals91 internationals1957–1971
4. Sándor Kocsis Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary 75 goals68 internationals1948–1956
5. Majed Abdullah Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 71 goals116 internationals1978–1994
6. Gerd Müller Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 68 goals62 internationals1966–1974

Undefeated run

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 West Germany. [101]

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

* = not official

OpponentTypeDateResult
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Exhibition game 4 June 19505–2
Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg  Albania Exhibition game 24 September 195012–0
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Exhibition game 29 October 19504–3
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria Exhibition game 12 November 19501–1
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Exhibition game 27 May 19516–0
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Exhibition game 14 October 19512–1
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Exhibition game 18 November 19518–0
Flag of Germany.svg  East Germany Exhibition game 18 May 19525–0*
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Exhibition game 15 June 19525–1
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Exhibition game 22 June 19526–1
Flag of Romania (1948-1952).svg  Romania 1952 Olympics 15 July 19522–1
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1952 Olympics 21 July 19523–0
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1952 Olympics 24 July 19527–1
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1952 Olympics 28 July 19526–0
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1952 Olympics 2 August 19522–0
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Central European Cup 20 September 19524–2
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Exhibition game 19 October 19525–0
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Exhibition game 26 April 19531–1
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Central European Cup 17 May 19533–0
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Exhibition game 5 July 19534–2
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria Exhibition game 4 October 19531–1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Exhibition game 4 October 19535–1
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Exhibition game 11 October 19533–2
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Exhibition game 15 November 19532–2
Flag of England.svg  England Exhibition game 25 November 19536–3
Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg  Egypt Exhibition game 12 February 19543–0
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Exhibition game 11 April 19541–0
Flag of England.svg  England Exhibition game 23 May 19547–1
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea 1954 FIFA World Cup 17 June 19549–0
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 1954 FIFA World Cup 20 June 19548–3
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil 1954 FIFA World Cup 27 June 19544–2
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1954 FIFA World Cup 30 June 19544–2 (a.e.t.)

All-time team record

The following table shows Hungary's all-time international record, correct as of 17 Nov 2020. [102]

AgainstPlayedWonDrawnLost GF GA
Total94443820530018981415

Head-to-head record

The following table shows Hungary's all-time international record, correct as of 31 March 2021.

    FIFA ranking

    Last updated 7 April 2021

    Key to FIFA World Rankings table
    Highest position
    Lowest position
    Notes

    Honours

    International titles

    FIFA World Cup
    UEFA European Championship
    • Third place (1): 1964
    • Fourth place (1): 1972
    Olympic football tournament
    • Winner (1): 1948–53
    • Runners-up (1): 1955–60
    • Third place (2): 1931–32, 1933–35

    Friendly titles

    See also

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