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Athletes

Dénes
Varga
HungaryHungary, HUN
Male
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
29 March 1987
Height
193 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Sons Bendeguz [2013] and Vince [2016]
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1993.
Why this sport?
His parents chose the sport for him.
Club / Team
Ferencvarosi TC: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Zsolt Varga [club], HUN; Tamas Marcz [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Hungary
Tournament
World League

General Interest

Nicknames
Dumi (Athlete, 26 Mar 2007)
Awards and honours
He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2014/15 OB 1 league in Hungary. (waterpolo.hu, 18 May 2015)

He received the 2014 Hungarian Male Player of the Year Award. (waterpolo.hu, 10 Dec 2014)

He was named MVP of the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (nemzetisport.hu, 27 Jul 2014)

In 2013 he was named the Male Water Polo Player of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA], and the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (hvg.hu, 06 Jan 2014; nepszava.hu, 03 Dec 2013)

He was named MVP of the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (hatharom.com, 03 Aug 2013)

He was voted MVP of the 2007 World Junior Championships in Long Beach, CA, United States of America. (vlv.hu, 28 Aug 2007)
Famous relatives
His older brother Daniel won a gold medal for Hungary in water polo at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (vasarnap.ujszo.com, 11 Jun 2015; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Other information
COMPETITIVE BREAK
He announced he would take a break from international water polo after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, in March the following year he made himself available for the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He then decided to take a break from the Hungarian national team until 2018 after the event had finished. "I went through an interesting journey from the end of the last season and I finally spent this summer with the national team. Even if it was difficult, I do not regret it. I will remember this summer positively." (24.hu, 31 Jul 2017)

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