Anita Görbicz

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The native form of this personal name is Görbicz Anita. This article uses the Western name order.
Anita Görbicz
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Personal information
Born (1983-05-13) 13 May 1983 (age 31)
Veszprém, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Height 1.73 metres (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kilograms (130 lb)
Playing position Central back
Nickname Görbe
Club information
Current club Győri Audi ETO KC
Number 13
Senior clubs
1998– Győri Audi ETO KC
National team
2002– Hungary 190 (893)[1]

Anita Görbicz (born 13 May 1983 in Veszprém)[2] is a Hungarian handballer playing for Győri Audi ETO KC and the Hungarian national team. She was voted World Handball Player of the Year 2005[3] by the International Handball Federation.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Anita Görbicz started her career at Hungarian club Győri Audi ETO KC in 1993, aged 10. She has become a key member of the team and her absence is considered a notable disadvantage.[4] With Győr, Görbicz has won the Hungarian Championship and Cup several times. At European level, she has reached the finals of the Cup Winners' Cup and EHF Cup.

Győri ETO reached the final stage of the Champions League for the first time in 2009. Due to a knee injury a few days before the matches, Görbicz missed the finals where Győr lost against Danish champion Viborg HK. In spite of this, she ranked second in the tournament's top goalscorers list.[5]

International[edit]

Görbicz participated in the 2003 World Championship where Hungary lost the final match against France. She received a bronze medal at the 2004 European Championship. In Russia 2005 she won bronze with her team.

Anita Görbicz has seen her performance with the national team officially recognized several times. She has been a member of the World Championship All-Star Team three times in a row: 2003, 2005 and 2007.[6] She was also among the tournament top goalscorers in 2005 (ranked third) and 2007 (ranked second).

She was part of the Hungarian team at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, and again at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.[7] In 2004 the Hungarian team placed fifth, after losing to the French team in the quarterfinals, and beating Brazil and Spain in the placement matches.[7][8] At the 2008 Olympics Games Hungary placed fourth, after beating Romania in the quarterfinals and qualifying for the semifinals, losing to Russia in the semi, and then losing to South Korea in the bronze final.[7][9] Görbicz scored 49 goals at the 2008 Olympics,[7] second only to Romania's Ramona Maier.

Achievements[edit]

  • Nemzeti Bajnokság I:
    • Winner: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Silver Medalist: 2000, 2004, 2007
    • Bronze Medalist: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Magyar Kupa:
    • Winner: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Finalist: 2000, 2002, 2004
  • EHF Champions League:
    • Winner: 2013, 2014
    • Finalist: 2009, 2012
    • Semifinalist: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • EHF Cup:
    • Finalist: 2002, 2004, 2005

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XXI Women's World Championship 2013. Team Roster, Hungary". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "EHF Champions League 2008/09 profile". EHF. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Previous World Handball Players". IHF. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Balogh, Ildikó (7 May 2009). "We won't give up". handball.hu. EHF. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "EHF Champions League 2008/09 - Scorers". EHF. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Görbicz at All Star csapatban!". Handball.hu (in Hungarian). 16 December 2007. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2007. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Anita Görbicz". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Hungary Handball at the 2004 Athina Summer Games". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Hungary Handball at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "EHF Women's Champions League 2011/12 – Top 50 scorers". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Buducnost win EHF Women's Champions League 2011/12". European Handball Federation. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  12. ^ ""Tricolorele" au triumfat la Trofeul Carpaţi" (in Romanian). Arena Vâlceană. 9 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Hungary Anita Kulcsár
IHF World Player of the Year – Women
2005
Succeeded by
Germany Nadine Krause
Preceded by
Norway Heidi Løke
EHF Champions League top scorer
2011–12
Succeeded by
Hungary Zsuzsanna Tomori
Preceded by
Hungary Zsuzsanna Tomori
EHF Champions League top scorer
2013–14
Succeeded by
Incumbent