Daniel Gazdag named to Hungarian National Team for UEFA Euro 2020


Philadelphia Union's newly acquired midfielder Daniel Gazdag has been named to the Hungarian National Team squad for the upcoming UEFA European Championships set to kick off in a few weeks.

Hungarian National Team Head Coach Marco Rossi announced his 26-man roster on Tuesday morning after the team wrapped up a training camp in Austria ahead of the 2020 EURO competition. Gazdag will face off against some of the best teams in Europe with Hungary in Group F alongside defending FIFA World Cup Champions France, defending Euro champions Portugal and powerhouse Germany.

Gazdag came to Philadelphia from the Hungarian First Tier Nemzeti Bajnoksag league, where he played for Budapest Honvéd FC, the same club famed striker Ferenc Puskas came through and whom the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year is named after. Gazdag has scored 13 goals and notched six assists across 30 appearances (30 starts).

The 25-year-old came up through the Honvéd youth system, playing for their youth team starting in 2010 and advancing through their system playing for the U17 and U19 teams, before turning pro with the senior team in 2015.

Internationally, Gazdag has earned multiple caps for the Hungarian Men’s National Team. Before being called up to the senior team, Gazdag made a combined 17 appearances for the Hungary U17, U18, U20 and U21 national team squads. He made his debut for the men’s national team in a friendly vs. Montenegro on September 5, 2019. Since then, he has earned a total of six caps, and recently netted his first international goal in a 4-1 victory over Andorra la Vella in a World Cup Qualifier on March 31, 2021.

Hungary kicks off the tournament on June 15th hosting Portugal and four days later will host defending World Cup Champions France on June 19th. Group F play concludes on June 23rd with a showdown against Germany.