Hungary's biggest European success stories

With Hungarians around the world celebrating St Stephen's Day, and the foundation of their nation, UEFA.com salutes the mightiest Magyars in UEFA club competition.

Top-scoring Hungarian players in UEFA club competition ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a Hungarian player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
41:
Ferenc Puskás (Budapest Honvéd, Real Madrid)
34: Ede Dunai (Újpest)
34: László Fazekas (Újpest)
33: András Tóth (Újpest)
30: György Korsós (Sturm Graz, Rapid Wien)
30: Sándor Zámbó (Újpest)
29: Roland Juhász (MTK Budapest, Anderlecht, Videoton)
28: Ferenc Bene (Újpest)
26: László Bodnár (Dynamo Kyiv, Salzburg, Debrecen)
26: Antal Szentmihályi (Vasas, Újpest)
25: Imre Szabics (Sturm Graz, Stuttgart)

Top-scoring Hungarian players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
35: Ferenc Puskás (Budapest Honvéd, Real Madrid)
15: Ferenc Bene (Újpest)
10: Péter Palotás (MTK Budapest)
9: Flórián Albert (Ferencváros)
9: Antal Dunai (Újpest)
9: Sándor Kocsis (Budapest Honvéd, Barcelona)
8: Lajós Csordás (Vasas)
8: János Farkas (Vasas)
8: László Fazekas (Újpest)
7: Lajós Detari (Budapest Honvéd)
7: Tibor Nyilasi (Ferencváros, Austria Wien)
7: László Pál (Vasas)

Roland Juhász in his Anderlecht days
Roland Juhász in his Anderlecht days©Getty Images

Most appearances by Hungarian players in UEFA club competition*
69:
Roland Juhász (MTK Budapest, Anderlecht, Videoton)
57: Bálázs Dzsudzsák (Debrecen, PSV Eindhoven, Dinamo Moskva)
51: Leandro (Ferencváros, Debrecen, Omonia, Ferencváros)
50: Imre Szabics (Sturm Graz, Stuttgart)
49: Gábor Halmai (Budapest Honvéd, Germinal Beerschot, MTK Budapest, Hapoel Tel-Aviv)
48: Zoltán Kiss (Debrecen)
46: Ádám Komlósi (Budapest, MTK Budapest, Debrecen)
45: István Pisont (Budapest Honvéd, Beitar Jerusalem, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, MTK Budapest)
44: Pál Dárdai (Hertha Berlin)
44: Tibor Dombi (Debrecen)
44: Peter Lipcsei (Ferencváros)
44: Krisztián Lisztes (Ferencváros, Stuttgart, Werder Bremen)
44: Péter Szakály (Debrecen)

18/05/60: Hampden’s goal rush
18/05/60: Hampden’s goal rush

Top-scoring Hungarian players in UEFA club competition*
37:
Ferenc Puskás (Budapest Honvéd, Real Madrid)
20: Ferenc Bene (Újpest)
18: Tibor Nyilasi (Ferencváros, Austria Wien)
17: Péter Lipcsei (Ferencváros)
14: Flórián Albert (Ferencváros)
14: Kálmán Kovács (Budapest Honvéd, Auxerre, APOEL)
13: Janós Göröcs (Újpest)
13: István Sallói (Budapest Honvéd, Beitar Jerusalem)
12: Lajos Détári (Budapest Honvéd, Olympiacos, Bologna, Ferencvárosi)
12: Sándor Kocsis (Budapest Honvéd, Barcelona)

First Hungarian player to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt, 1960)

First Hungarian coach to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Béla Gutmann (Benfica 3-2 Barcelona, 1961)

First Hungarian coach to win the European Cup Winners' Cup
Nándor Hidegkuti (Fiorentina 2-0 2-1 Rangers, 1961)

First Hungarian club to reach a UEFA club competition final
MTK Budapest 3-3 0-1 Sporting CP (1964 European Cup Winners' Cup final)

First Hungarian club to reach a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Videoton 0-3 1-0 Real Madrid (1985)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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