Piroska Szamoránsky

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The native form of this personal name is Szamoránsky Piroska. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Piroska Szamoránsky
Szamoránsky Piroska.jpg
Szamoránsky in 2011
Personal information
Born (1986-07-09) 9 July 1986 (age 30)
Győr, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Height 1.71 metres (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Ferencvárosi TC
Number 98
Senior clubs
Győri ETO KC
Ferencvárosi TC
Budućnost Podgorica
Ferencvárosi TC
National team
2006– Hungary 137 (270)

Piroska Szamoránsky (born 9 July 1986)[1] is a Hungarian handball player currently under contract with Ferencvárosi TC.[2]



As a child she practiced aerobic, jazz ballet and rope skipping. She caught the fancy of handball around 1995, by watching matches in TV, and that time she determined to pursue a professional handball career.

She started to play in the Balázs Béla ÁMK under Zoltán Basák, and when she began her highschool studies, she has already signed a contract with Győri ETO KC. Szamoránsky came through the ranks quickly, having won the national championship both on youth and junior level and later with the first team as well. However, in 2005, after Győr player policy slightly favoured the older and more experienced players against youngsters, the pivot decided to leave the club.

Éva Szarka, the coach of Ferencvárosi TC, immediately swooped down on the talented line player, who became an integral part of the team that copped the league title in 2007. After a short spell in Montenegro, she re-signed to the club in June 2010.


Szamoránsky debuted in the national team on 4 April 2006 against Norway.[3] Yet in that year she participated in the European Championship, finishing in fifth place. She represented Hungary in two more European Championships (2008, 2010) and in a World Championship (2007). She was also member of the Hungarian team that finished fourth in the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]


She has a twin sister, Anikó, also a professional handballer, who just like Piroska, plays as a line player .


Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Piroska Szamoránsky Biography and Olympics Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "2014 European Championship Roster" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Piroska Szamoránsky Factsheet" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  4. ^ ""Baia Mare Champions Trophy", the final day". baiamarechampionstrophy.ro. 17 August 2014. 

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