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HungaryHungary, HUN
Water polo


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
29 March 1987
193 cm
Sons Bendeguz [2013] and Vince [2016]
Budapest, HUN
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

International Debut

Competing for
World League

General Interest

Dumi (Athlete, 26 Mar 2007)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian water polo players Tamas Kasas and Peter Biros, Montenegrin player Veljko Uskokovic and Serbian player Aleksandar Sapic. (, 02 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2019 World League Europa Cup in Zagreb, Croatia. (, 07 Apr 2019)

He was named MVP of the 2014/15 OB 1 league in Hungary. (, 18 May 2015)

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

He was named MVP of the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (, 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]. (, 06 Jan 2014;, 03 Dec 2013)

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

He was voted MVP of the 2007 World Junior Championships in Long Beach, CA, United States of America. (, 28 Aug 2007)
Famous relatives
His older brother Daniel represents Hungary in water polo. He was part of the team that won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and also competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2018;, 11 Jun 2015)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 02 Jan 2019)
Other information
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." (, 31 Jul 2017)