Szandra Zácsik

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Szandra Zácsik
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Personal information
Full name Szandra Szöllősi-Zácsik
Born (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 27)
Komárno, Slovakia
Nationality Hungarian
Height 1.83 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Ferencvárosi TC
Number 2
Senior clubs
Years Team
2004–2006
2006–2009
2009–2010
2010–
Váci NKSE
Ferencvárosi TC
RK Krim
Ferencvárosi TC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Hungary 32 (98)

Szandra Zácsik (born 22 April 1990)[1] is a Hungarian handballer who plays for Ferencvárosi TC and the Hungarian national team.[2]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in Komárno into an ethnic Hungarian family, Zácsik made her senior debut for Váci NKSE at the age of 14. Her talent was spotted early and was traced by both Győri ETO KC and Ferencvárosi TC. Finally, in 2006, Ferencváros secured her services. During her spell at the club she won all color of medals in the Hungarian championship and added a Hungarian cup silver to her success list as well.

In 2009, she moved to Slovenian EHF Champions League outfit RK Krim, but her recurrent shoulder injury hampered her to settle in the area, and on 27 April 2010 it was reported that she is leaving Krim and going to re-join Ferencváros in summer 2011.[3]

However, the transfer move was realized earlier than expected, as Zácsik have been released by Krim on 22 December 2010, making her able to join her former team immediately.[4]

Ferencváros called a press conference on 27 December 2010, where it was announced that they have agreed with Zácsik and have signed a contract which will keep the left back by the club until 30 June 2013.[5]

Zácsik immediately found herself in the starting lineup and played a pivotal role in the club's EHF Cup Winners' Cup triumph in 2011. She first found herself in the limelight against past year EHF Champions League winners Viborg HK: with only a few seconds left and trailing by one on aggregate goals, she hit a penalty shot, giving a dramatic and unexpected victory over their highly rated rivlas on away goals.[6]

In the following round she helped her team with sixteen goals to knock out Toulon St-Cyr Var Handball, that was eliminated during the Group phase of the EHF Champions League and continued their European adventure in the EHF Cup Winners' Cup. After beating Metz Handball in a close encounter,[7] Ferencváros played the finals against CB Mar Alicante. This time Zácsik did not contribute to the success with number of goals, but with a clever team play. She got a tight man marking, making her unable to get into shooting position. However, by dividing the attention of the defenders, she created space for her teammates to score goals easier. Ferencváros eventually went to win the trophy and Zácsik ended the competition with 49 goals on eight matches.

International[edit]

Zácsik have won the silver medal on the Junior European Championship on home soil, and also debuted in the senior team on 22 September 2009 against Germany.[8]

Personal[edit]

Her cousin, Mónika Kovacsicz, is a professional handball player as well, having represented the Hungarian national team on a number of international tournaments. She is in a long-term relationship with handball player Szabolcs Szöllősi.[9] She gave birth to their daughter, Hanna in March 2015.[10]

Achievements[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • All-Star Left Back of the Junior European Championship: 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Szandra Zácsik Profile". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hungary squad – 2012 Women’s EHF European Championship" (PDF). European Handball Federation. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zácsik jövőre visszatér a Népligetbe" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Szandra Zacsik nič več v Krimu" (in Slovenian). RK Krim Official Website. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Zácsik már a Vác ellen bevethető" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Az FTC drámai csatában búcsúztatta a Viborgot" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "2010/11 Women's Cup Winners' Cup – Semifinals". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 May.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Szandra Zácsik Factsheet" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/kezilabda/a-csurgoi-golvago-aki-elt-a-lehetoseggel-portre-szollosi-szabolcsrol-2212715
  10. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/kezilabda/kezilabda-megszuletett-zacsik-szandra-kislanya-2403123

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