Szamoránsky in 2011
9 July 1986 |
|Height||1.71 metres (5 ft 7 in)|
|Current club||Ferencvárosi TC|
|Győri ETO KC
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. 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.
She has a twin sister, Anikó, also a professional handballer, who just like Piroska, plays as a line player .
- Nemzeti Bajnokság I:
- Winner: 2005, 2007
- Silver Medalist: 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012
- Bronze Medalist: 2008, 2011
- Magyar Kupa:
- Silver Medllist: 2007
- Montenegrin Championship:
- Winner: 2010
- Montenegrin Cup:
- Winner: 2010
- EHF Cup:
- Winner: 2006
- EHF Cup Winners' Cup:
- Winner: 2010, 2011, 2012
- Semifinalist: 2007
- EHF Champions Trophy:
- Fourth Placed: 2006
- European Championship:
- Bronze Medalist: 2012
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- "2014 European Championship Roster" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Piroska Szamoránsky Factsheet" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
- ""Baia Mare Champions Trophy", the final day". baiamarechampionstrophy.ro. 17 August 2014.
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