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Hungary


Federation founded: 1901
FIFA member since: 1907
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red, white and green
Nickname: The Magical Magyars (in the 1950s)
World Cups qualified for: 9 (of 20)
Best results: Runners-up 1938, 1954

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 32 W 15 D 3 L 14 GF 87 GA 57 Pts 48
Hungary are 16th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
1938 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
1958 First round 10 Squad Qualifiers
1962 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 First round 15 Squad Qualifiers
1982 First round 14 Squad Qualifiers
1986 First round 18 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists 1938, 1954
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1934, 1962, 1966
Biggest win 10-1 vs El Salvador 1982
Biggest loss 0-6 vs Soviet Union 1986
Most wins in a row 4
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 4
Longest run without win 4
Longest run qualifying 4 (1954-66)
Longest run not qualifying 7 (1990 - )
Penalty shoot-outs -
HUN vs Europe W6 - D2 - L12
HUN vs South America W3 - D1 - L2
HUN vs Asia W2 - D0 - L0
HUN vs Africa W1 - D0 - L0
HUN vs N/C America W3 - D0 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Sandor Matrai 12 1958-66
Ferenc Sipos 12 1958-66
Gyula Grosics 11 1954-62
Jozsef Bozsik 8 1954-58
Kalman Meszöly 8 1962-66
Laszlo Sarosi 8 1958-62
Lajos Tichy 8 1958-62
Florian Albert 7 1962-66
Gyula Rakosi 7 1962-66

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Sandor Kocsis 11 1954
Lajos Tichy 7 1958-62
Gyorgy Sarosi 6 1934-38
Gyula Zsengeller 5 1938
Florian Albert 4 1962-66
Ferenc Bene 4 1966
Nandor Hidegkuti 4 1954-58
Ferenc Puskas 4 1954
Zoltan Czibor 3 1954
Laszlo Kiss 3 1982
Geza Toldi 3 1934-38


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1934 1R Egypt W 4-2 QF Austria L 1-2 1938 1R Dutch East Indies W 6-0 QF Switzerland W 2-0 SF Sweden W 5-1 F Italy L 2-4 1954 1R South Korea W 9-0 1R West Germany W 8-3 QF Brazil W 4-2 SF Uruguay [aet] W 4-2 F West Germany L 2-3 1958 1R Wales D 1-1 1R Sweden L 1-2 1R Mexico W 4-0 P/O Wales L 1-2 1962 1R England W 2-1 1R Bulgaria W 6-1 1R Argentina D 0-0 QF Czechoslovakia L 0-1 1966 1R Portugal L 1-3 1R Brazil W 3-1 1R Bulgaria W 3-1 QF Soviet Union L 1-2 1978 1R Argentina L 1-2 1R Italy L 1-3 1R France L 1-3 1982 1R El Salvador W 10-1 1R Argentina L 1-4 1R Belgium D 1-1 1986 1R Soviet Union L 0-6 1R Canada W 2-0 1R France L 0-3



 

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