Tamás Mocsai

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The native form of this personal name is Mocsai Tamás. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Tamás Mocsai
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Personal information
Born (1978-12-09) 9 December 1978 (age 38)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Height 1.96 metres (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club MKB Veszprém KC
Number 5
Youth clubs
1989–1994
1994–1997
TBV Lemgo
GWD Minden
Senior clubs
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2002
2002–2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2010
2010–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
TV Jahn Duderstadt
Dunaferr SE
TV Suhr
Pfadi Winterthur
SG Kronau/Östringen
TBV Lemgo
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
MKB Veszprém KC
National team
  Hungary 179 (423)[1]

Tamás Mocsai (born 9 December 1978) is a retired Hungarian handball player who played for MKB Veszprém KC and the Hungarian national team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He started to play handball at the age of 10 in Lemgo, where his father, Lajos Mocsai was in charge at that time. He spent his youth career in Germany, before debuting in the Handball-Bundesliga. His biggest success during his spell in Germany was the EHF City Cup, he achieved in 1998.

Then he moved to Hungarian vice-champions Dunaferr SE, with whom he has broken the long-term hegemony of MKB Veszprém KC and won the Hungarian National Championship in his first season. He collected a silver and a bronze in the following seasons, and in addition, he lifted the Hungarian Cup trophy in 2001.

Later, he tried his hands in Switzerland. He signed to TV Suhr in 2002 and quickly became a fans' favourite. He was voted the best player of his team in 2003, and finished third on the goalscoring charts.[2] He switched to domestic rivals and Champions League aspirants Pfadi Winterthur in 2004 to replace Cho Chi-Hyo, who was transferred to Wacker Thun.[3] Mocsai signed a two-year deal with his new team, however, the bad performances and the restructure of the board resulted a mass exodus in 2005. Many players left the club, including Mocsai, who started the season at SG Kronau/Östringen.

At the end of the season he signed a three-year contract with his former club TBV Lemgo. With the North Rhine-Westphalian team he won the EHF Cup in 2010, after beating Kadetten Schaffhausen in the finals. Between 2010 and 2012 he played for SG Flensburg-Handewitt, subsequently he signed a two-year contract with Bundesliga rivals TSV Hannover-Burgdorf.[4] In December 2013 he left Hannover and went to MKB Veszprém KC.[5]

International[edit]

The first major event he participated was the 2004 European Championship. Since then he played on three World Championships (2007, 2009, 2011)[6] and two European Championships (2008, 2012). He was also present at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where Hungary finished fourth.[7] He was also part of the Hungarian team that finished fourth at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[8][9]

Achievements[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, Hungary" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vass Gábor Svájcban lett kézibajnok" (in Hungarian). Origo.hu. 27 May 2003. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mocsai Tamás a Winterthurhoz szerződött" (in Hungarian). Origo.hu. 2 April 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Simon, Józset (24 April 2012). "Mocsai Tamás: Flensburg után Hannover" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Surprise at Hannover: Tamas Mocsai moves back to Hungary". IG Handball e.V. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Magyarok a férfi világbajnokságokon, érmesek" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tamás Mocsai". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mocsai-tamas-1130934/
  9. ^ http://www.london2012.com/handball/event/men/index.html

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