Győri Audi ETO KC

Győri ETO KC (Hungarian: Győri Egyetértés Torna Osztály Kézilabda Club, lit. Concordance Gymnastics Department of Győr Handball Club) is a Hungarian women's handball club from Győr. Since they are sponsored by Audi, the official name for the team is Győri Audi ETO KC.

Győri ETO KC
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Full nameGyőri Egyetértés Torna Osztály Kézilabda Club
Short nameGyőr
Founded1948; 73 years ago (1948)
ArenaAudi Arena
Capacity5,500 seats
PresidentDr. Csaba Bartha
Head coachAmbros Martín
CaptainAnne Mette Hansen
LeagueNemzeti Bajnokság I
2020–21Nemzeti Bajnokság I, 2nd
Club colours   
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Home
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Website
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On domestic level ETO won 15 Hungarian Championship title, including seven in a row between 2008 and 2014. They are also a fifteen-time Hungarian Cup winners, having won all their finals between 2005 and 2016.

ETO won the Champions League in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The team also reached the final in 2009, 2012, and in 2016.[1][2] In addition, Győr reached the final of the EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 2006 and the final of the EHF Cup in 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2005.

Location of Győri Audi ETO KC
Győr
Győr
Location of Győri Audi ETO KC

HistoryEdit

The first golden era[3]

The ETO was founded in 1904, but the women's handball section wasn't created until 1948. The first edition of the Hungarian Championship was held in 1951.

President János Lang and department leader Vilmos Joósz started to build the first "golden team" in the mid-fifties. The members of the first team that succeeded were Magdolna Matulay, Ilona Dittrich, Magdolna Novák, Ilona Szalai, and Éva Boudny. At the beginning, the coach of the team was Pál Kellner, but he emigrated to Sweden after the 1956 revolution, so the team was in a need for a new coach. Károly Varga took over the responsibility, but after the summer break, he was replaced by László Stéger.

In 1957, ETO won their first Hungarian Championship title - in their first season playing in the top level championship - after a victory in the final round against Goldberger. Multiple players missed the 1958 Championship due to pregnancy, therefore the team finished at the disappointing 8th position. The new year however brought success again, thanks to signing one of the greatest players of the era, Magda Jóna. ETO won the 1959 Championship, while Magda Jóna became the topscorer with 225 goals scored. The successful performance continued, in 1960 they finished second behind Bp. Spartacus.

Towards the end

After Magda Jóna left the team in 1960, the success seemed to avoid the club as well. Between 1961 and 1965, ETO reached only a 4th and an 11th position, while László Stéger left the bench. His replacement was Jenő Kheim. In 1966, ETO finished 13th and got relegated from the Nemzeti Bajnokság I. They gained promotion to the first league once more for a season, but could not make their good run last long, since they got relegated even from the third division. The club of ETO decided to terminate the handball department.

More than a decade without ETO

Between 1980 and 1992, the handball team in Győr went through several struggles. They either played in the lower championships or were considered as a "middle team" in the first league. There were several names changes in the club's life, including Győri Vasas or Győri Richards. In 1992, Győri ETO Kézilabda Club was established, which was owned by the Municipality of Győr. The president was Attila Vanyus (between 1992 and 2012), who built up the successful club we know today with his persistent, hard work.

ETO again

From 1993, a really strong team was formed in Győr. Players like Mariann Horváth, Beáta Hoffmann, Anikó Nagy, Gabriella Szabados, Eszter Mátéfi, and Anna Szántó were playing for ETO. They reached the 5th position, while Eszter Mátéfi became the top scorer of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I. Kálmán Róth took over the team from 1994. With his lead, the team played their first ever European Cup match in the City Cup against the Swiss team, ZMC Zürich. Katalin Pálinger, Krisztina Pigniczki or Anita Kulcsár were the key players of their club and the national team as well.

ETO played in the EHF Cup for the first time in the 1998/99 season. They reached the final, but fell short against the more powerful Danish side, Viborg HK.

First season in the Champions League, another success on European level

ETO played in the Champions League in the 2000/01 season for the first time. They could not go through from the group phase, on the other hand they finished on the 3rd position in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I. Important players left the team, so the staff decided to fill up the empty gaps with players from their own youth team. Players like: Anita Görbicz, Ibolya Mehlmann, Viktória Petróczi, and Gabriella Kindl.

In 2002, ETO played the final of the EHF Cup against Ikast, then the semifinal of Cup Winners' Cup in 2003 against ESBF Besançon and the 2004 EHF Cup final against Viborg HK, while more young players joined the squad, like Bernadett Bódi, Orsolya Herr, Renáta Mörtel, Bernadett Temes or Gabriella Juhász.

In 2005, ETO strengthened their squad with Romanian internationals; Aurelia Brădeanu and Simona Gogîrlă. In the Hungarian Championship, ETO was able to win the title after an exciting fight against Dunaferr, which meant that the gold medal returned to Győr after 46 years.

2005 - 2012 Dominance in Hungary

Since 2005, the club is sponsored by Audi, therefore the official name for the team is Győri Audi ETO KC. With the help of their new sponsor, they won 6 Hungarian Championship titles and 7 Hungarian Cup during seven seasons.

In the European Cups, they reached the final of EHF Cup in 2005, where they fell short against Hungarian rivals, Alcoa FKC, then the final of EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 2006, where they lost against ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica.

In 2009, Győri ETO reached the final of the Champions League, meeting Danish champion Viborg HK. Due to a knee injury suffered days before the first leg, captain Anita Görbicz couldn't take part in the finals.[4] Győr won the first match away 26–24[5] but was defeated at Veszprém Aréna 23–26, thus losing the title on aggregate score. In 2012, the team made it to the EHF Champions League finals again, where they fell short to ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica on the away goals rule. ETO won the first leg on home soil to 29–27, while their Montenegrin opponent achieved a 27–25 victory in the rematch which was just enough for them to gain the title.

During the years, both Hungarian and foreign handball talents and stars wore the green and white jersey, such as Anikó Kovacsics, Zsuzsanna Tomori, Eduarda Amorim, Katrine Lunde, Heidi Løke, Ana Gros, Andrea Lekić or Jovanka Radičević.

2012–2021 Reaching the Top

For the 2012/13 season, coach Ambros Martín joined the squad and have worked with the team for six years. ETO reached the final of the Champions League and could finally win after 7 lost European cup finals. They were able to win a thrilling semifinal rematch against Oltchim Vâlcea, where the guest Romanian team were leading in the 51st minute even with 6 goals.[6] The last 10 minutes of the match were incredible from Győr's point of view, because they were able to come back to the match and lose with only 1 goal. Considering, that they have won their first match in Romania with 2 goals, that loss meant that they have made it to the final, where they had to face the Norwegian powerhouse Larvik HK. After a victory in Norway (24–21), they won the rematch and the title at the same time in the Veszprém Aréna.[7] Since 2014 the winner of the Champions League have been decided in a Final Four tournament. ETO defended their title, which meant they won the last title in the old format and the first in the new one.

In the Ambros Martín era (2012–2018) ETO won 4 Champions League titles (in 2013 against Larvik, in 2014 against Budućnost, in 2017 against HC Vardar and in 2018 once again against HC Vardar) and lost one final (in 2016 against CSM București). In Hungary, their dominance remained, they won 5 Hungarian Championship titles and 5 Hungarian Cups, as well as 2 Hungarian Supercups. They lost only two titles, both against Ferencváros.

In February 2018, the club announced that the most successful coach of the club's history, Ambros Martín won't extend his contract and will leave the team after the 2017–18 season.[8] Gábor Danyi - who was the assistant coach of the team since 2011 - took over his place on the bench. Danyi's first season as the head coach was ETO's best season so far. They did not just win all the titles possible, but remained unbeaten throughout the whole season.[9] However, in May 2021 Danyi got sacked after a huge (9 goals) defeat against the domestic rivals Ferencváros, which also meant the team lost the National Championship title for the first time after 2015.[10] The team lost 2 matches in total during Danyi's three-year tenure. Ambros Martín returned to the bench.

2021–present

On 4th of June 2021 the legend and icon of Győri ETO KC, Anita Görbicz played her last match for the team and retired after spending 24 seasons playing for the club.[11] Another important and outstanding player of the era, Eduarda Amorim also played her last match for the team that day, leaving the club after 12 seasons.

Crest, colours, supportersEdit

 
2011 Szabella European Super Cup-winning team

Kit manufacturers and Shirt sponsorEdit

The following table shows in detail Győri ETO KC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
adidas
2004–2006 graboplast / e·on
2006–2010 Audi / e·on
2010 Erima Audi
2011 Audi / Digi
2011–2012 adidas
2012–2013 Audi
2013–2015 Audi / MVM
2015 Audi / Győr
2016– Audi / Győr / Szerencsejáték Zrt.

KitsEdit

ArenaEdit

TeamEdit

Current squad 2021–2022Edit

Squad information
No. Nat. Player Position Date of Birth In Contract until Previous club
1   Laura Glauser Goalkeeper 20 August 1993 2020 2023   Metz Handball
5   Linn Blohm Line Player 20 May 1992 2021 2023   Minaur Baia Mare
6   Nadine Schatzl Left Wing 19 November 1993 2021 2024   Ferencvárosi TC
7   Kari Brattset Dale Line Player 15 February 1991 2018 2024   Vipers Kristiansand
8   Anne Mette Hansen Left Back 25 August 1994 2017 2022   København Håndbold
11   Ryu Eun-hee Right Back 24 February 1990 2021 2023   Busan Bisco
12   Amandine Leynaud Goalkeeper 2 May 1986 2018 2022   ŽRK Vardar
15   Stine Bredal Oftedal Centre Back 25 September 1991 2017 2024   Issy Paris
16   Silje Solberg Goalkeeper 16 June 1990 2020 2023   Siófok KC
21   Veronica Kristiansen Left Back 10 July 1990 2018 2024   Midtjylland Håndbold
22   Viktória Lukács Right Wing 31 October 1995 2020 2023   Ferencvárosi TC
23   Csenge Fodor Left Wing 23 April 1999 2017 2025   NEKA
27   Estelle Nze Minko Centre Back 11 August 1991 2019 2023   Siófok KC
45   Noémi Háfra Left Back 5 October 1998 2021 2024   Ferencvárosi TC
48   Dorottya Faluvégi Right Wing 31 March 1998 2019 2022   Ferencvárosi TC
77   Crina Pintea Line Player 3 April 1990 2021 2023   CSM București
80   Jelena Despotović Left Back 30 April 1994 2021 2023   Debreceni VSC

Retired numbersEdit

Győri Audi ETO KC
No. Player Position Tenure Matches Goals Seasons
13   Anita Görbicz Centre Back / Left Wing 1997–2021 750 3797 24

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2022–23 season

Out on loanEdit

Staff membersEdit

  •   Chairman: dr. Csaba Bartha[12]
  •   Sports Director: Anita Görbicz
  •   International Relations: Tamás Szabó
  •   Technical Director: Péter Molnár
  •   Head Coach: Ambros Martín
  •   Assistant Coach: Attila Kun
  •   Fitness Coach: Zoltán Holanek
  •   Club Doctor: Péter Balogh, MD
  •   Club Doctor: László Szálasy, MD

Notable former playersEdit

Head coach historyEdit

[13]

  László Stéger 1957–1963
  Jenő Kheim 1964–1968
  Zoltán Tompa 1973
  Lajos Horváth 1989–1992; 1993–1994;
  Tibor Kocsis 1992–1993
  Kálmán Róth 1994–1996; 2002–2007
  István Hikádé 1996
  József Vura 1996–2002
  Csaba Konkoly 2007–2011
  Karl Erik Bøhn 2011–2012
  Ambros Martin 2012–2018; 2021–present
  Gábor Danyi 2018–2021

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Nemzeti Bajnokság I (National Championship of Hungary)

Magyar Kupa (National Cup of Hungary)

Szuperkupa (Super Cup of Hungary); Championship vs. Cup winner

  •   Winners: 2014 (Ch.), 2015 (C.)

European competitionsEdit

OthersEdit

Recent seasonsEdit

As of 2 September 2021
Season Division Pos. Magyar kupa
1993–94 NB I 5th
1994–95 NB I 5th
1995–96 NB I 4th
1996–97 NB I 5th
1997–98 NB I  
1998–99 NB I  
1999–00 NB I     Finalist
2000–01 NB I  
2001–02 NB I     Finalist
2002–03 NB I  
Season Division Pos. Magyar kupa
2003–04 NB I     Finalist
2004–05 NB I     Winner
2005–06 NB I     Winner
2006–07 NB I     Winner
2007–08 NB I     Winner
2008–09 NB I     Winner
2009–10 NB I     Winner
2010–11 NB I     Winner
2011–12 NB I     Winner
2012–13 NB I     Winner
Season Division Pos. Magyar kupa
2013–14 NB I     Winner
2014–15 NB I     Winner
2015–16 NB I     Winner
2016–17 NB I     Finalist
2017–18 NB I     Winner
2018–19 NB I     Winner
2019–20 NB I Cancelled
2020–21 NB I     Winner
2021–22 NB I

In European competitionEdit

Source: kézitörténelem.hu

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2021–22 Champions League Group stage
(Group B)
  CSKA Moscow 32–22
  Vipers Kristiansand 35–29
  RK Krim Mercator 31–26
  Odense Håndbold 31–26
  Metz Handball 33–29
  Kastamonu Bld. GSK 37–20 38–22
  IK Sävehof 41–19

Statistics: matches played – 316, wins – 229, draws – 21, losses – 66, goals scored – 9,135, goals conceded – 7,714, goal difference – +1,421

StatisticsEdit

Top scorers in the EHF Champions League FINAL4Edit

(All-Time) – Last updated on 6 June 2021
Rank Name Appearances Goals
1   Anita Görbicz 6 57
2   Eduarda Amorim 6 49
3   Nycke Groot 4 37
4   Stine Bredal Oftedal 3 21
5   Bernadett Bódi 5 21
6   Heidi Løke 3 19
7   Kari Brattset Dale 2 16
8   Veronica Kristiansen 2 15
9   Anikó Kovacsics 2 12
10   Yvette Broch 3 10

Champions League winnersEdit

Rank Players Titles Winning years
1   Anita Görbicz 5 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
  Eduarda Amorim 5 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
3   Bernadett Bódi 4 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
4   Éva Kiss 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Dorina Korsós 3 2013, 2014, 2017
  Adrienn Orbán 3 2013, 2014, 2017
  Tamara Pál 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Szidónia Puhalák 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Zsuzsanna Tomori 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Kari Aalvik Grimsbø 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Nora Mørk 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Heidi Løke 3 2013, 2014, 2017
  Nycke Groot 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Jana Knedlíková 3 2017, 2018, 2019
15   Csenge Fodor 2 2018, 2019
  Orsolya Herr 2 2013, 2014
  Ágnes Hornyák 2 2013, 2014
  Dóra Hornyák 2 2013, 2014
  Anikó Kovacsics 2 2013, 2014
  Szederke Sirián 2 2013, 2014
  Viktória Soós 2 2013, 2014
  Ivett Szepesi 2 2013, 2014
  Katrine Lunde 2 2013, 2014
  Stine Bredal Oftedal 2 2018, 2019
  Anne Mette Hansen 2 2018, 2019
  Raphaëlle Tervel 2 2013, 2014
  Yvette Broch 2 2017, 2018
27   Júlia Hársfalvi 1 2017
  Gabriella Tóth 1 2017
  Jovanka Radičević 1 2013
  Katarina Bulatović 1 2014
  Kari Brattset Dale 1 2019
  Veronica Kristiansen 1 2019
  Amandine Leynaud 1 2019
  Anja Althaus 1 2018
  Crina Pintea 1 2019
  Andrea Lekić 1 2013
  Mireya González 1 2018
  Asma Elghaoui 1 2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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