Hungary national football team

Nickname(s)Magyarok (Magyars)
Nemzeti Tizenegy (National Eleven)
AssociationMagyar Labdarúgó-Szövetség (MLSZ)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMarco Rossi[1]
CaptainÁdám Szalai
Most capsGábor Király
Balázs Dzsudzsák (108)
Top scorerFerenc Puskás (76)
Home stadiumPuskás Aréna
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 40 3 (16 September 2021)[2]
Highest18 (April–May 2016)
Lowest87 (July 1996)
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)
Russian Empire 0–12 Hungary 
(Moscow, Russia; 14 July 1912)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 8–1 Hungary 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 11 October 2013)
 Hungary 0–7 England 
(Budapest, Hungary; 10 June 1908)
 Great Britain 7–0 Hungary 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912)
 Germany 7–0 Hungary 
(Cologne, 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-szövetség) 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.

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, one of the top goalscorers 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.