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Gyula Zsengellér (born December 27, 1915) was a Hungarian footballer, most famous for his part in taking the Hungarian national team to the 1938 World Cup Final. He was that tournament's second-highest scorer, behind Leonidas of Brazil.
His first international cap came on December 2, 1936, when Hungary lost 6-2 against England. In total, he gained 39 caps for his country, scoring 32 goals. This makes him the eighth-highest goalscorer of all-time for the Hungarian national side.
Zsengeller also played 325 games in the Hungarian league and scored 387 goals between 1935 and 1947, making him the third-highest goalscorer of all-time in the Hungarian league. He was the league's top-scorer in five seasons: 1938, 1939, 1943, 1944 and in the spring season of 1945.
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