Tibor Benedek

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The native form of this personal name is Benedek Tibor. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Tibor Benedek
Medal record
Men's water polo
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Perth Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Melbourne Team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth Team
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1997 Sevilla Team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Sheffield Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Vienna Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Belgrade Team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Budapest Team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Kranj Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Málaga Team
FINA World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Athens Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Belgrade Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens Team

Tibor Benedek (born 12 July 1972 in Budapest) is a retired Hungarian water polo player, who played in the gold medal squads at the 2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics. Benedek also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where the Hungarian team was placed 4th. He was a member of team Domino-Honvéd.

Benedek is currently the head coach of Hungary men's national water polo team since 2013.

Benedek was named Hungarian Water Polo Player of the Year in 1992, 1993 and 1994. He made his debut for the national side in 1990. His father, Miklós Benedek, is a famous actor.

Club career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Benedek has additionally had summer league club stints in Malta with Sliema (2006), respectively.

Honours[edit]

As player[edit]

National[edit]

384 present in the national team of Hungary

  • Junior World Championships: (Bronze medal - 1991)
  • Junior European Championship: (Bronze medal - 1990)
  • Youth European Championship: (Gold medal - 1989)

Club[edit]

  • Hungarian Championship (OB I): 6x (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 - with UTE; 2005, 2006 - with Bp. Honvéd)
  • Hungarian Cup (Magyar Kupa): 3x (1991, 1993 - with UTE; 2006 - with Bp. Honvéd)
  • Hungarian SuperCup (Szuperkupa): 1x (2005 - with Bp. Honvéd)
  • Scudetto.svg Italian Championship (Serie A1): 7x (1999 - with AS Roma; 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - with Pro Recco)
  • Coccarda Coppa Italia.svg Italian Cup: 5x (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - with Pro Recco)
  • Adriatic League: 1x (2012 - with Pro Recco)
  • Euroleague Winners (5): (1994 - with UTE; 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - with Pro Recco)
  • LEN Cup Winners (1): (1993 - with UTE)
  • LEN Super Cup Winner (5): (1994 - with UTE; 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - with Pro Recco)

As head coach[edit]

 Hungary (from 2 November 2012– )

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olimpikonok kitüntetése a Parlamentben" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Olympic Committee. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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