Famous Hungarian Sportspersons

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Ferenc Puskás
(Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder)
Ferenc Puskás
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Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17, 2006
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Mickey Hargitay
(Hungarian-American Actor and the 1955 Mr. Universe)
Mickey Hargitay
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Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14, 2006
Former Mr.Universe, Mickey Hargitay made his way into showbiz with Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Husband of actress Jayne Mansfield, he was also a proficient football player. He earned the Joe Weider Lifetime Achievement Award; he was the first one to recieve that honor. During World War II, he was an underground fighter.
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Judit Polgár
(Chess player)
Judit Polgár
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Birthdate: July 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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Katinka Hosszu
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Birthdate: May 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pécs, Hungary
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Bela Karolyi
(Gymnastics Coach Known for Developing the Romanian Centralised Training System for Gymnastics)
Bela Karolyi
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Birthdate: September 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Bela Karolyi is a prominent gymnastics coach who developed the Romanian centralized training system for gymnastics.  His wife, Márta Károlyi, is also a gymnastics coach and together they have trained numerous Olympic, European, and World champions. The couple has been credited with transforming gymnastic coaching in USA. Many gymnasts have called him out for his abusive coaching style. 

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Károly Takács
(Olympic shooter)
Károly Takács
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Birthdate: January 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 5, 1976
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Laszlo Cseh
(Swimmer)
Laszlo Cseh
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Birthdate: December 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 8 
Anna Rudolf
(Chess player)
Anna Rudolf
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Birthdate: November 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miskolc, Hungary
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Márton Fucsovics
(Tennis player)
Márton Fucsovics
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Birthdate: February 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyíregyháza, Hungary
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Miklós Fehér
(Footballer)
Miklós Fehér
3
Birthdate: July 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tatabánya
Died: January 25, 2004
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Timea Babos
(Tennis player)
Timea Babos
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Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sopron, Hungary
 12 
Sándor Kocsis
(Footballer - Striker for Hungary)
Sándor Kocsis
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 22, 1979
 13 
Péter Gulácsi
(Footballer)
Péter Gulácsi
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Birthdate: May 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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László Polgár
(Chess player, Writer)
László Polgár
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Birthdate: May 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gyöngyös, Hungary
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Agnes Keleti
(Gymnast)
Agnes Keleti
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Birthdate: January 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Agnes Keleti is a Hungarian-Israeli former artistic gymnast and coach. A former Olympic and world champion, Keleti won 10 Olympic medals including two bronze medals, three silver medals, and five gold medals. She is regarded as one of the most successful Jewish Olympians of all time. In 2001, Agnes Keleti was inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.  

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Imi Lichtenfeld
(Martial artist)
Imi Lichtenfeld
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Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 9, 1998
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Krisztina Egerszegi
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Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 18 
Ladislao Kubala
(Footballer Striker)
Ladislao Kubala
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Birthdate: June 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 17, 2002
 19 
Elizabeth Swaney
(Freestyle skier)
Elizabeth Swaney
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Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: California, United States
 20 
Zoltán Gera
(Footballer)
Zoltán Gera
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Birthdate: April 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pécs
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Balázs Dzsudzsák
(Football player - Winger)
Balázs Dzsudzsák
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Birthdate: December 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary
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Willi Orbán
(Footballer centre-back position)
Willi Orbán
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Birthdate: November 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Aladár Gerevich
(Olympic athlete)
Aladár Gerevich
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Birthdate: March 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: May 14, 1991
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Krisztian Nemeth
(Association football player)
Krisztian Nemeth
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Birthdate: January 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Győr, Hungary
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Dzsenifer Marozsán
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Birthdate: April 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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Flórián Albert
(Footballer played forward)
Flórián Albert
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Birthdate: September 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hercegszántó, Hungary
Died: October 31, 2011
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Tamás Darnyi
(Swimmer)
Tamás Darnyi
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Birthdate: June 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 28 
Béla Guttmann
(Former Football player centre-half)
Béla Guttmann
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Birthdate: January 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 28, 1981
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Péter Lékó
(Chess player)
Péter Lékó
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Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia
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Viktor Kassai
(Football official and a former referee who is the current head of refereeing department of the Bulgarian Football Union)
Viktor Kassai
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Birthdate: September 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tatabánya, Hungary
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Richard Rapport
(Chess player)
Richard Rapport
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Birthdate: March 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary
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Ilona Elek
(Olympic athlete)
Ilona Elek
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Birthdate: May 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 24, 1988
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Adam Hanga
(Basketball player)
Adam Hanga
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Birthdate: April 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 34 
Sofia Polgar
(Chess player)
Sofia Polgar
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Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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László Kleinheisler
(Footballer midfielder)
László Kleinheisler
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Birthdate: April 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kazincbarcika, Hungary
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András Schäfer
(Footballer left midfielder)
András Schäfer
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Birthdate: April 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary
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Arpad Sterbik
(Handball player)
Arpad Sterbik
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Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Senta, Yugoslavia
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László Papp
(Former boxer who became the first three-time Olympic boxing champion, winning gold medals in 1948, 1952, and 1956)
László Papp
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Birthdate: March 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 16, 2003
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Wolfgang von Kempelen
(Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine)
Wolfgang von Kempelen
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Birthdate: January 23, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: March 26, 1804

Known as an eccentric thinker, Wolfgang von Kempelen is best remembered for his automatic chess-playing machine The Turk and his speaking machine. The Turk eventually turned out to be a hoax, designed by Kempelen to impress Maria Theresa, the Austrian Empress, and had human chess players operating it.

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Aron Szilagyi
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Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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Gyula Grosics
(Football goalkeeper)
Gyula Grosics
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Birthdate: February 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorog, Hungary
Died: June 13, 2014
 42 
Pál Schmitt
(President of Hungary (2010 - 2012) and Former Olympic Fencer)
Pál Schmitt
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Birthdate: May 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Pál Schmitt hasn’t just served Hungary as its president, but has also won 2 Olympic gold medals as a fencer. He was also a member of the IOC and has been the Magyar Olympic Committee’s general secretary. Additionally, he has served his country as its ambassador to Spain, Switzerland, and Andorra.

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Gergo Lovrencsics
(Football player midfielder, defender)
Gergo Lovrencsics
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Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Szolnok, Hungary
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Anita Görbicz
(Handball player)
Anita Görbicz
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Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Veszprém, Hungary
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Vladimir Koman
(Football player - Attacking midfielder, winger)
Vladimir Koman
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Birthdate: March 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Uzhhorod, Ukraine
 46 
Henrietta Ónodi
(Olympic athlete)
Henrietta Ónodi
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Birthdate: May 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Békéscsaba, Hungary
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Alfréd Hajós
(The First Modern Olympic Swimming Champion)
Alfréd Hajós
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Birthdate: February 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 12, 1955

Alfréd Hajós was a Hungarian football player, swimmer, and architect. He is best remembered for winning two gold medals in swimming at the 1896 Olympic Games, becoming the first modern Olympic swimming champion. He was also Hungary's first Olympic champion. Alfréd Hajós was made an inductee of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

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Otto Blathy
(Electrical engineer)
Otto Blathy
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Birthdate: August 11, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tata, Hungary
Died: September 26, 1939

In his 20s, Hungarian inventor Otto Blathy co-invented the transformer and various other engines and motors that are used in AC technology. In spite of being born into an affluent merchant family, he pursued science. Apart from his interest in electrical engineering, he was also known for authoring various chess problems.

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Zsolt Lőw
(Former Footballer defender)
Zsolt Lőw
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Birthdate: April 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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Zsolt Borkai
(Artistic gymnast, Politician)
Zsolt Borkai
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Birthdate: August 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Győr, Hungary