Orsolya Herr

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Orsolya Herr
Herr Orsolya.jpg
Herr in 2011
Personal information
Born (1984-11-23) 23 November 1984 (age 32)
Tatabánya, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Fehérvár KC
Number 12
Youth career
Years Team

Tatabányai TSC
Győri Audi ETO KC
Senior clubs
Years Team
Győri Audi ETO KC
Budapesti Spartacus SC (loan)
Podravka Koprivnica
Siófok KC
Győri Audi ETO KC
Fehérvár KC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Hungary 142 (0)[1]

Orsolya Herr (born 23 November 1984)[2] is a Hungarian handball goalkeeper playing for Fehérvár KC and the Hungarian national team.



Started to play at the age of 12, she was first selected for her hometown club Tatabányai TSC. Two years later she was signed by Hungarian giants Győri ETO KC and got an excellent opportunity to train on one of the best academies in the country.

She debuted in the Hungarian championship in 2001, but her playing minutes remained limited in the forthcoming years and she was eventually loaned to Budapest Kőbányai Spartacus SC for the 2003–2004 season. After her comeback she slowly established herself as a regular, and on 23 March 2005 she won her first cap for the national team as well, when Hungary hosted Slovakia.[3]

Her contract in Győr ran out in summer 2009 and she decided not to extend it. She joined Podravka Koprivnica instead, as a replacement of Paula Ungureanu, who signed to CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea. In Croatia she got the chance to play together with national team mate Anita Bulath and former Győr player Ana Ðokić, under the guidance of world-class coach Zdravko Zovko.[4]

However, just few months after her move to Koprivnica, financial troubles were revealed and on 4 August the club announced that they release all their foreign players with immediate effect to axe the wage bills.[5]

She has not been a free agent for too long, just two weeks after her dismissal she signed a deal with Vác. Herr told in an interview, that right after the official statement made by Podravka she got many calls and offers, and she had nothing else to do just choose the best one.[6] In the summer of 2011 she moved to ambitious Siófok KC alongside with other three Hungarian internationals, Szilvia Ábrahám, Bernadett Bódi and Renáta Mörtel.[7] However, just after one season she signed to her former club Győri ETO as a replacement of the retiring Katalin Pálinger.[8]


Herr debuted in the national team in 2005 and a year later she already took part on her first European Championship, finishing fifth. She participated on further two European Championships (2008, 2010) as well as two World Championships (2007, 2009). She was also present on the 2008 Summer Olympics, where Hungary placed fourth.[9]


One of her two sisters, Anita, is also a Hungarian international handballer, playing in the right back position. They played together in Győr until 2009, and both of them were wanted by Podravka, but Anita finally moved to Germany. In 2012 they reunited in Siófok KC for a brief period, following Anita left her club, VfL Sindelfingen, which went to bankruptcy, and joined the Balaton-side team.[10]



  1. ^ "2014 European Championship Roster" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orsolya Herr Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Orsolya Herr Factsheet" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Herr Orsolya a jövőben Zdravko Zovko kezei alatt játszik Kaproncán" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Elküldte légiósait a Podravka" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Herr Orsi is megtalálta a helyét" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Siófokon folytatja pályafutását Herr Orsolya!" (in Hungarian). Siófok KC Official Website. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Női kézilabda: Herr Orsolya visszatér a Győri ETO-hoz" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hungary Handball at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Herr Anita testvére miatt döntött a Siófok mellett" (in Hungarian). Sport Fórum. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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