Gergely Kiss

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Gergely Kiss
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Kiss in 2016
Personal information
Nickname(s) Geri
Born (1977-09-21) 21 September 1977 (age 40)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 112 kg (247 lb)
Sport
Sport Water polo

Gergely Kiss (born 21 September 1977)[1] is a Hungarian water polo player who plays for Vasas SC in the Hungarian Championship. He plays on the right side, but moves to 2-meters on offense sometimes. He is considered to be one of the best left-handed water polo players in the world.

Kiss dominated internationally in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, especially in final match against Serbia and Montenegro. The Hungarian team was not at its best in the first quarter, but Kiss was able to score thrice, helping them to keep up with Serbia and Montenegro. After the Hungarian side came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter, Kiss put in the game-winning goal on a 'power play' opportunity. He was voted to the all-star team along with teammate Tamás Kásás. Kiss first became known internationally at Olympic level during the 2000 Olympics helping Hungary win gold in the finals.

Kiss, nicknamed Geri, is greatly influenced by his coach Dénes Kemény. He finished studying law in 2005.

Club career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Euroleague Winners (3): (1998 - with Posillipo; 2004 - with Bp. Honvéd; 2009 - with Primorac Kotor)
  • LEN Cup Winners (1): (1999 - with UTE)
  • LEN Super Cup Winner (2): (2004 - with Bp. Honvéd; 2009 - with Primorac Kotor)
  • Hungarian Championship (OB I): 6x (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 - with Bp. Honvéd; 2012 - with Vasas)
  • Hungarian Cup (Magyar Kupa): 2x (1997 - with FTC; 2006 - with Bp. Honvéd)
  • Hungarian SuperCup (Szuperkupa): 1x (2005 - with Bp. Honvéd)
  • Montenegrin Cup (Kup Crne Gore): 1x (2010 - with Primorac Kotor)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gergely Kiss". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olimpikonok kitüntetése a Parlamentben" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Olympic Committee. 29 August 2008. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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