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FAMOUS SIX - PÉTAR BIROS -

When it comes to waterpolo achievements, one cannot look past the famous six Hungarian players to win three consecutive Olympic Gold medals, in the golden era of Hungarian waterpolo (2000, 2004, 2008).


It had been twenty four years of drought, since the waterpolo loving nation of Hungary had seen Olympic Gold produced by legendary Tamás Faragó and his team in 1976.

Head Coach Dénes Kemény selected a core group of players that would become the backbone of Hungarian success spanning twelve years.

All rounder Péter Biros #10 ( 3 x Olympic Gold meadalist )

Born in Miskolc, he combined water polo with handball until the age of 17, then dedicating his time to the pool.


It was 1997 when the 1.94m Biros joined the Hungarian team, during an international tournament in Seville, Spain.


Biros was a true leader and his alpha presence in the pool was one to behold.

He was a coaches dream, due to his incredible ability to play any position and evolved his game to great heights, enabling him to score from virtually any position in the pool.


Biros would form part of an incredible journeying the national team, including the golden twelve years, finishing his career at the London 2012 Olympics, with the honour of being the nations flag bearer at the opening ceremony.


Biros dedicated the majority of his career to the club system in Hungary, with just two stints abroad in Croatia and Serbia.

Hungary Miskolci VSC (1993–1995)

Hungary ÚVMK Eger-Egervin (1995–1997)

Hungary Újpesti TE-Taxi2000 (1997–1999)

Croatia Primorje Erste Banka Rijeka (1999–2000)

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia NIS Naftagas-Bečej (2000–2001)

Hungary Domino-BHSE (2001–2007)

Hungary ZF-Eger (2007–2016) 2x

Biros was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (2015) as well as collecting many accolades to this name.


Ribbon Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2000)

Ribbon Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2004)

Ribbon Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary with the Star (2008)

Honorary Citizen of Eger (2008)

Honorary Citizen of Budapest (2008)

Best European player of year (LEN): 2008

Best Water Polo Player of the Year (Swimming World): 2009

UNESCO Fair Play Award (2009)

Ministerial Certificate of Merit (2012)

Péter Biros a legend of waterpolo.





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