Ferenc Ilyés

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Ferenc Ilyés
Ferenc Ilyes 01.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-12-20) 20 December 1981 (age 35)
Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania
Nationality Hungarian
Height 1.98 metres (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 103 kilograms (227 lb)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Tatabánya KC
Senior clubs
SC Pick Szeged
Makói KC (on loan)
KC Veszprém
TBV Lemgo
KC Veszprém
Wisła Płock
SC Pick Szeged
Tatabánya KC
National team
2003– Hungary 211 (498)[1]

Ferenc Ilyés (born 20 December 1981) is a Romanian-born Hungarian handballer who plays for Tatabánya KC and the Hungarian national team.



Born in Odorheiu Secuiesc into an ethnic Hungarian family, Ilyés started to play handball for his hometown club. He was spotted by the scouts of SC Pick Szeged, and the talented left back signed a contract with the Tisza-side team in 2000. His playing minutes were limited in the early times, so he moved to Makói KC on loan to get more experience. He returned to Szeged as a more mature player and immediately became a regular team member.

He played in Szeged until 2007, when he switched to domestic rivals MKB Veszprém KC. With them he has won the EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 2008. After his contract ran out in 2009, he moved to Bundesliga outfit TBV Lemgo on a two-year deal. He took the EHF Cup title with the German team in 2010, after beating Kadetten Schaffhausen in the finals.[2]

On 14 January 2011 it was announced that Ilyés signed a three-year contract with his former club, Veszprém, and will re-join the record champions in the summer.[3]


He made his debut in the Hungarian national team on 27 December 2003 against the Czech Republic. His first major tournament was the 2004 European Championship in Slovenia. He participated on another four European Championships (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) and was also present on three World Championships (2007, 2009, 2011).[4] His best result on international level is a fourth place, which he achieved at the 2004 Summer Olympics and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5][6]


Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ "valogatott jatekosok rangsora". kezitortenelem.hu. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "2009/10 Men's EHF Cup Final". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ilyés Ferenc visszatér!" (in Hungarian). MKB Veszprém KC official website. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Magyarok a férfi világbajnokságokon, érmesek" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ferenc Ilyés". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/handball/handball-m

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