Zoltán Horváth (basketball)
September 27, 1979|
|Died||December 28, 2009
|Listed height||6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)|
|Listed weight||241 lb (109 kg)|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2008–2009||Falco KC Szombathely|
Zoltán Horváth (born 27 September 1979 in Satu Mare, Romania; died 28 December 2009 in Szombathely) was a Hungarian basketball player. He had been part of the Hungary national basketball team from 2005 to 2009, and briefly played for PAOK Thessaloniki in the A1 Ethniki of Greece.
Horváth began his career on senior level in 2003 with the team of the PVSK Panthers from Pécs. He soon became the leading rebounder of the team, and in 2005 moved to the Hungarian league's defending champion, Atomerőmű SE. There, Horváth won the domestic championship and reached the national cup's final in his first year, and played in the FIBA EuroCup the following season. In 2007, he was signed by PAOK Thessaloniki, but played just four games for them before returning to Atomerőmű. Horváth then again became part of the defending domestic champion's roster, in that case Falco KC Szombathely. He reached the domestic cup's final in 2009, and developed into one of the league's dominating players during his last months, scoring more than 20 points in the first five matches of the season.
As part of his country's national team, Horváth took part in one match of the EuroBasket 2005 qualification, in six matches of the EuroBasket 2007 qualification, and in all six matches of the EuroBasket 2009 qualification's relegation. Although the Hungarian team eventually did not qualify for any of these tournaments, they at least avoided relegation from the Division A.
- 2006/07 EuroCup statistics fibaeurope.com
- Horváth's A1 Ethniki statistics Archived December 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. sport.gr
- Horváth's profile at eurobasket.com
- Horváth's statistics from 2005 at fibaeurope.com
- Horváth's statistics from 2007 at fibaeurope.com
- Horváth's statistics from 2009 at fibaeurope.com
- Hungary Mourn Death Of National Team Center Horváth fibaeurope.com