Balázs Dzsudzsák



The Hungarian national team is an exception to the norm as they lack any true superstar but are still a fairly solid unit with potential to advance past the group stages. This means they work exceptionally well together and play as a team, making it is difficult to single out an individual player but if you had to it would be Balazs Dzsudzsack. As a modern left winger Dzsudzsack is able to blow past his defender as well as cross the ball accurately and is therefore a constant threat to defenses, but compared to the other wings in the tournament he is relatively weak. However, what he lacks in superstar talent he makes up for with his intangible quality to inspire his teammates and the crowd, a skill that arguably fits better with the Hungarian team than superstar talent. If Dzsudzsack can continue to motivate his side to continue playing unselfishly, the Hungarians have a fairly good shot of making it out of the group stages, but their lack of world-class caliber places a ceiling on how far they can realistically advance.

Other Players:


Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimović

Midfielders: Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modrić, Dimitri Payet, Robbie Keane, Arda Turan

Defenders: Jordi Alba, Vlad Chiricheș, Ashley WilliamsTaulant Xhaka

Goalkeeper: The Gianluigi Buffon


Forwards: Eden HazardJakub Błaszczykowski

Midfielders: Mesut ÖzilYevhen KonoplyankaGökhan Inler, James Milner


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Written By: Austin Tran and Chris Arora


How to cite this article: “Euro 2016 Key Players to Watch” Written by Austin Tran and Chris Arora (2016), European Cup 2016 Guide, Soccer Politics Blog, Duke University, (accessed on (date)).