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.

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)

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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