Balázs Megyeri

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The native form of this personal name is Megyeri Balázs. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Balázs Megyeri
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Megyeri playing for Olympiacos
Personal information
Full name Balázs Attila Megyeri[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Greuther Fürth
Number 24
Youth career
2005–2007 Ferencváros
2007–2008 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Ferencváros 26 (0)
2010–2015 Olympiacos 45 (0)
2015–2016 Getafe 0 (0)
2016– Greuther Fürth 24 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Hungary U21 5 (0)
2016– Hungary 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:23, 18 March 2017 (UTC).

Balázs Attila Megyeri (born 31 March 1990) is a Hungarian footballer who plays for German club Greuther Fürth as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Ferencváros[edit]

Born in Budapest, Megyeri began his career with Ferencvárosi TC and played a short time on youthside for Bristol City, before returning to his previous club in 2008.[2] On 23 August 2009, he began a short trial with Hertha BSC Berlin,[3] but nothing came of it.

Megyeri made his Nemzeti Bajnokság I debut on 26 August, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Szombathelyi Haladás. He appeared in 24 league matches during the campaign, with his side finishing seventh.

Olympiacos[edit]

On 15 June 2010, Megyeri signed a three-year contract with Olympiacos.[4][5] He took part in the international match "8th Match Against Poverty" on 14 December at the Karaiskakis Stadium, as the club's All Star team goalkeeper.

Megyeri made his debut for the club on 3 April 2011, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 home win against Kavala. He appeared in only three matches during the campaign, being a third-choice behind Antonis Nikopolidis and Urko Pardo.

After Nikopolidis' retirement and Pardo's departure to APOEL, Megyeri was challenged by new signings Franco Costanzo and Iosif Daskalakis. After Constanzo's poor performances, he was elected as first-choice; despite the arrival of Roy Carroll in January 2012, he continued to appear regularly, contributing with 22 matches.

Megyeri battled for the starting spot with Carroll in 2012–13, but was later overtaken by new signing Roberto in the following season.

Getafe[edit]

On 15 July 2015 Megyeri signed a three-year deal with La Liga side Getafe CF, after his contract with Olympiacos expired.[6]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 February 2015
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ferencváros 2008–09 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Total 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Olympiacos 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 22 0 2 0 6 0 30 0
2012–13 14 0 4 0 3 0 21 0
2013–14 2 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15 4 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Total 45 0 20 0 9 0 74 0
Getafe 2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 68 0 20 0 9 0 102 0

International career[edit]

After representing Hungary in the under-21 level, Megyeri was called up to the main squad on 16 May 2012, for a friendly against Czech Republic. However, he was only an unused substitute during the match. Megyeri was named in Hungary's provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2016 but was cut from the final squad.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ferencváros
Olympiacos

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 11. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Megyeri Balázs" (in Hungarian). Ferencváros' official website. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Erwischt! Hertha testet neuen Keeper" [Gotcha! Hertha testing new goalkeeper] (in German). BZ Berlin. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ανακοίνωση" [Announcement] (in Greek). Olympiacos' official website. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Aνακοίνωσε Μέγερι ο Ολυμπιακός" [Announcement: Megyeri at Olympiacos] (in Greek). Contra. 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Balázs Megyeri, fichaje del Getafe" [Balázs Megyeri, signing of Getafe] (in Spanish). Getafe's official website. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hungary include Gabor Kiraly in 23-man Euro 2016 squad". espnfc.co.uk. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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