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Hungary national under-21 football team

The Hungary national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Hungary and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

Hungary Under-21
Nickname(s)The Magyars
Nemzeti Tizenegy (National Eleven)
AssociationMagyar Labdarúgó Szövetség
Head coachZoltán Gera
Captainvacant
Most capsPéter Gulácsi (26)
First colours
Second colours
First international
U23: Norway Norway 1–0 Hungary Hungary
(Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway; 6 October 1970)
U21: Hungary Hungary 7–0 Greece Greece
(Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun, Hungary; 9 October 1976)
Biggest win
Hungary Hungary 7–0 Greece Greece
(Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun, Hungary; 9 October 1976)
Biggest defeat
 Serbia 8–0 Hungary 
(Belgrade, Serbia; 7 September 2008)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1978)
Best resultSemi-finals, 1986
Hungary U-21-national football team goal celebration against Austria

Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Hungarian Under-21 team was formed. The team has a modest record, reaching the last eight of three tournaments, and the semi-finals of one, but failing to qualify for eleven, including the forthcoming 2006 tournament.

Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, Hungary's excellent record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.

Contents

Olympics recordEdit

Olympics record
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Until 1988 See Hungary national football team
1992   Barcelona Did not qualify
1996   Atlanta Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 3 7
2000   Sydney Did not qualify
2004   Athens
2008   Beijing
2012   London
2016   Rio de Janeiro
2020   Tokyo
Total Group stage 1/7 3 0 0 3 3 7

UEFA U-23 Championship recordEdit

  • 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1974: Winners.
  • 1976: Runners-up.

UEFA U-21 Championship recordEdit

  • 1978: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1980: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1988: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1990: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1992: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1994: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1996: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1998: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Play-off stage.
  • 2007: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2011: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2013: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2017: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2021: Host country.

SquadEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches on 22 and 26 March 2018. Caps and goals as of 10 November 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Patrik Demjén (1998-03-22) 22 March 1998 (age 21) 7 0   Budaörs
12 1GK Balázs Bese (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Vasas
1GK Bence Gundel-Takács (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Újpest

4 2DF Bence Lenzsér (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 23) 13 2   Paks
2DF Bence Pávkovics (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Debrecen
15 2DF János Hegedűs (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 22) 5 0   Puskás
2DF András Jancsó (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 23) 3 0   Haladás
2DF Bence Tóth (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Vasas
3 2DF Szabolcs Barna (1996-04-27) 27 April 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Debrecen
21 2DF Máté Katona (1997-06-22) 22 June 1997 (age 22) 10 0   MTK Budapest
17 2DF Kristóf Hinora (1998-02-05) 5 February 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Vasas
2DF Attila Szalai (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Mezőkövesd
2DF Bence Gergényi (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Zalaegerszeg

2 3MF Donát Szivacski (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 22) 14 0   Vasas
18 3MF Attila Haris (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 22) 8 2   Debrecen
20 3MF Bence Banó-Szabó (1999-07-25) 25 July 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Honvéd
3MF Barnabás Rácz (1996-04-26) 26 April 1996 (age 23) 4 1   Újpest
7 3MF Benedek Murka (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 21) 3 0   Vasas
3MF Donát Zsótér (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 23) 9 1   Újpest

9 4FW Bence Bíró (1998-07-14) 14 July 1998 (age 20) 12 4   Vitória S.C. B
4FW Gábor Makrai (1996-06-26) 26 June 1996 (age 23) 12 3   Diósgyőr
19 4FW Norbert Kundrák (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 20) 10 1   Soroksár
11 4FW Kevin Varga (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Debrecen

Recent callupsEdit

The following players have been selected by Hungary in the past 12 months.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club

1GK Dániel Horváth (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Kozármisleny
1GK Illés Zöldesi (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Kisvárda
1GK Erik Bukrán (1996-12-06) 6 December 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Diósgyőr
1GK Gábor Megyeri (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Nyíregyháza

2DF Péter Zachán (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 21) 2 0   Paks
2DF Kristóf Hinora (1998-02-05) 5 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Nyíregyháza
2DF János Hegedűs (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Puskás
2DF Zsombor Nagy (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0   MTK Budapest
2DF Kristóf Polgár (1996-11-28) 28 November 1996 (age 22) 4 0   Haladás

3MF Bence Bedi (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 22) 1 0   Zalaegerszeg
3MF Bálint Kártik (1997-04-18) 18 April 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Nyíregyháza
3MF Viktor Sejben (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Csákvár
3MF Tamás SzántóINJ (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Rapid Wien
3MF Kornél Csernik (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Ferencváros
3MF Márk Kleisz (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Vasas
3MF Máté Tóth (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Haladás
3MF Bence Szabó (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Videoton
3MF Mátyás Tajti (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Atlético Malagueño
3MF Roland Sallai (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 22) 8 1   APOEL

4FW Gábor Makrai (1996-06-26) 26 June 1996 (age 23) 10 2   Diósgyőr
4FW Dániel Gottfried (1997-03-04) 4 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Csákvár
4FW Milán Mayer (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Mosonmagyaróvári TE 1904
3MF Kevin Korozmán (1997-03-02) 2 March 1997 (age 22) 3 0   MTK Budapest
3MF Norbert Kundrák (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 20) 5 1   Ferencváros
Notes
  • INJ = Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Zoltán Gera
Assistant Coach   György Sándor
Goalkeeping Coach Vacant
Team Doctor   Jenő Gyarmati
Physiotherapist   Zsolt Erdős

Administrative staffEdit

Position Name
Delegation Leader   Vince Annus
Secretary   Béla Brünyi
Press Officer   Márton Dinnyés
Kit Manager   László Hegyesi

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2015-2018Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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