Champions League

Group C: FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria

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Group C: FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria
Ibolya Szekeres

Group C: HC Vardar, Larvik HK, FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria, Thüringer HC

FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria has almost the same squad than in previous season with some small changes. At the end of the last season, team captain Zita Szucsánszki got injured and had a shoulder surgery, besides this she decided to take a one-year break in order to become a mother.

During the summer the club decided to release Szandra Szöllösi-Zácsik from her contract (reasons kept secret by both parts) and parallel with that Szucsánszki announced her come-back, postponing her baby-project with another year. The club called back Noémi Háfra, a young, talented prospect from the loan (she played in MTK last season). At the same time a qualified left-handed back player signed with the club as Dutch right-back, Lauda Van Der Heijden arrived in Budapest.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Blanka Bíró, Melinda Szikora

Backplayers: Nerea Pena (ESP), Marija Jovanovic (MNE), Anikó Kovacsics, Dóra Hornyák, Noémi Háfra, Laura van der Heijden (NED), Zita Szucsánszki, Klára Szekeres, Lívia Nagy, Nikolett Tóth

Rightwing: Viktória Lukács, Dorottya Faluvégi, Kíra Bánffai

Leftwing: Nadine Schatzl, Gréta Márton

Lineplayers: Danick Snelder (NED), Rea Mészáros


Left the club: Adrienn Szarka (Békéscsabai NKSE), Szandra Szöllősi-Zácsik (Budaörs Handball), Orsolya Monori (Dunaújvárosi Kohász Kézilabda Akadémia)

Newcomers: Laura van der Heijden (Team Esbjerg), Gréta Márton (MTK Budapest, on loan), Noémi Háfra (MTK Budapest, on loan), Lívia Nagy, Nikolett Tóth and Kíra Bánffai (FTC junior)

Injuries: Dóra Hornyák suffered a knee injury with surgery and she is back after a longer recovery time, Rea Mészáros had an injury too, soon ready to play.


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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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