Hungary Water Polo

Peter Biros announces retirement

Peter Biros has announcement to retire from his active playing career at the end of this season, Hungarian media report Wednesday. The three-time Olympic champion, currently playing for ZF-Eger, will become the women’s team coach.

The 39-year old winger can look back at an incredibly successful career that was highlighted by 3 straight Olympic Games gold medals in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Biros came through internationally in 1999 scoring 5 goals in the final of the European Championships in Florence, Italy against Croatia. Biros went on to become a vital part of the Hungarian squad that became world champion in 2003 in Barcelona, won two World League titles (2003, 2004), the 1999 World Cup, four more Europeans bronze medals as well as two more World Championships silver medals. After the 2012 Olympics in London, Biros retired from his international career.

At club level Biros, born in Miskolc, started playing at the local Miskolc VSC but combined water polo with handball until the age of 17. Playing for Ujpest from 1997, the success started coming as Biros was part of the team that won the LEN Cup in 1999. Following his international success Biros signed with Primorje Rijeka in Croatia with whom he reached the LEN Cup quarterfinals. After several offerings, Biros continued next season in Yugoslavia playing for VK Becej who were defending Euro League champions but lost in the Final Four semifinals that season, despite becoming Yugoslav champion and winning the national cup.
Biros returned home to join Domino Honvéd where he would celebrate five Hungarian championships, a European Super Cup and the 2004 Euro League title and Euro League lost finals in 2002 and 2003.
From 2007 onwards Biros is a member of ZF-Eger with whom he became Hungarian champion (2013, 2014) and won the national cup.

Peter Biros was flag bearer for Hungary at the 2008 Olympic Games, a 5-time Hungarian water polo player of the year (2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011) and LEN European Player of the Year in 2008.

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