Famous Hungarian Sportspersons

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 1 Ferenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskás
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Famous As: Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17, 2006

 2 Judit Polgár

Judit Polgár
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: July 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 3 Mickey Hargitay

Mickey Hargitay
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 4 Katinka Hosszu

Katinka Hosszu
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: May 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pécs, Hungary
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 5 Sándor Kocsis

Sándor Kocsis
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Famous As: Footballer - Striker for Hungary
Birthdate: September 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 22, 1979

 6 Károly Takács

Károly Takács
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Famous As: Olympic shooter
Birthdate: January 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 5, 1976
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 7 Anna Rudolf

Anna Rudolf
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: November 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miskolc, Hungary
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 8 Laszlo Cseh

Laszlo Cseh
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: December 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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 9 Márton Fucsovics

Márton Fucsovics
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyíregyháza, Hungary

 10 Miklós Fehér

Miklós Fehér
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tatabánya
Died: January 25, 2004
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 11 Timea Babos

Timea Babos
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sopron, Hungary

 12 Péter Gulácsi

Péter Gulácsi
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 13 László Polgár

László Polgár
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Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: May 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gyöngyös, Hungary

 14 Imi Lichtenfeld

Imi Lichtenfeld
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Famous As: Martial artist
Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 9, 1998

 15 Agnes Keleti

Agnes Keleti
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Famous As: Gymnast
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.  

 16 Krisztina Egerszegi

Krisztina Egerszegi
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 17 Balázs Dzsudzsák

Balázs Dzsudzsák
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Famous As: Football player - Winger
Birthdate: December 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary

 18 Ladislao Kubala

Ladislao Kubala
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Famous As: Footballer Striker
Birthdate: June 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 17, 2002

 19 Elizabeth Swaney

Elizabeth Swaney
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Famous As: Freestyle skier
Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: California, United States

 20 Zoltán Gera

Zoltán Gera
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pécs

 21 Aladár Gerevich

Aladár Gerevich
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: March 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: May 14, 1991

 22 Krisztian Nemeth

Krisztian Nemeth
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Győr, Hungary

 23 Willi Orbán

Willi Orbán
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Famous As: Footballer centre-back position
Birthdate: November 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany

 24 Flórián Albert

Flórián Albert
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Famous As: Footballer played forward
Birthdate: September 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hercegszántó, Hungary
Died: October 31, 2011

 25 Dzsenifer Marozsán

Dzsenifer Marozsán
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 26 Tamás Darnyi

Tamás Darnyi
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: June 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 27 Béla Guttmann

Béla Guttmann
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Famous As: Former Football player centre-half
Birthdate: January 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 28, 1981

 28 Viktor Kassai

Viktor Kassai
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Famous As: Football official and a former referee who is the current head of refereeing department of the Bulgarian Football Union
Birthdate: September 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tatabánya, Hungary

 29 Péter Lékó

Péter Lékó
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia

 30 Ilona Elek

Ilona Elek
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: May 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 24, 1988

 31 László Kleinheisler

László Kleinheisler
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Famous As: Footballer midfielder
Birthdate: April 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kazincbarcika, Hungary

 32 Adam Hanga

Adam Hanga
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 33 Richard Rapport

Richard Rapport
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: March 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary

 34 Sofia Polgar

Sofia Polgar
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 35 András Schäfer

András Schäfer
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Famous As: Footballer left midfielder
Birthdate: April 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary

 36 László Papp

László Papp
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Famous As: Former boxer who became the first three-time Olympic boxing champion, winning gold medals in 1948, 1952, and 1956
Birthdate: March 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 16, 2003

 37 Arpad Sterbik

Arpad Sterbik
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Senta, Yugoslavia

 38 Wolfgang von Kempelen

Wolfgang von Kempelen
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Famous As: Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine
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.

 39 Aron Szilagyi

Aron Szilagyi
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 40 Gyula Grosics

Gyula Grosics
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Famous As: Football goalkeeper
Birthdate: February 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorog, Hungary
Died: June 13, 2014

 41 Pál Schmitt

Pál Schmitt
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Kingdom of 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.

 42 Gergo Lovrencsics

Gergo Lovrencsics
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Famous As: Football player midfielder, defender
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Szolnok, Hungary

 43 Anita Görbicz

Anita Görbicz
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Veszprém, Hungary

 44 Henrietta Ónodi

Henrietta Ónodi
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: May 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Békéscsaba, Hungary

 45 Vladimir Koman

Vladimir Koman
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Famous As: Football player - Attacking midfielder, winger
Birthdate: March 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Uzhhorod, Ukraine

 46 Otto Blathy

Otto Blathy
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
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.

 47 Alfréd Hajós

Alfréd Hajós
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: February 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 12, 1955

 48 Zsolt Borkai

Zsolt Borkai
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast, Politician
Birthdate: August 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Győr, Hungary

 49 Zsolt Lőw

Zsolt Lőw
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Famous As: Former Footballer defender
Birthdate: April 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 50 György Garics

György Garics
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Famous As: Football player full-back
Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary