The last negotiations have also been concluded, the final squad of Győri Audi ETO KC has been formed for the next season. In addition to the adult team, several youth player from our youth system will join clubs in the Hungarian League.
The squad of Győri Audi ETO KC has become final. Today, all open questions are closed for next season, so we can announce the final squad “There are several reasons why we did not respond to information previously published on various portals. We received a lot of criticism for the timing of our communication, or precisely because we did not respond to the news that was released. On the one hand, we have always been transparent, a good example of which is that we also spoke openly about the coronavirus infections that afflicted the team (unlike other clubs). On the other hand, during the negotiations, there may be facts and other requests beyond our control, due to which the player asks for the transfer to be announced later, which we try to fulfill, taking into account the interests of the prospective player. We are aware that it is the job of the press to convey the various information as quickly as possible, but there are situations where we need to put the interests of the club first. Nevertheless, we remain open to inquiries from the press.” President Dr. Csaba Bartha began.
For the first time out of the 2020/21 squad, in connection with the future of team captain Anita Görbicz, we would like to highlight that we will issue a joint statement with the player about the role of Anita in the near future.
President Csaba Bartha reacted to the news regarding the other key player of Győri Audi ETO KC, Eduarda Amorim. “Eduarda Amorim is an iconic player of Győri Audi ETO KC, she has been strengthening our team for more than 12 years. At the club level, she won everything possible with the team several times. In previous appointments, she informed us that she would end her career at the end of the season. For the next season, knowing her retirement, we put together the club’s player squad for next year, as she had to find a replacement in both attack and defense. At the end of January, after the transfer issues had been closed at the club, Eduarda informed that she had reconsidered her previously announced retirement and still did not finish her career in the summer of 2021, but did not plan to continue her career in Győr. We regret her decision, Győri Audi ETO KC thanks Eduarda Amorim for the last 12 years, and we wish her much success from summer at her new station. Of course, it is not a question of continuing to fight together this year to achieve common goals. ” said the club leader.
"I had plans to stop but this new opportunity come along, and I decided to take it. It was not an easy decision to make of course, but I feel a new challenge will be good for me. I would like to see how it is to work with a different atmosphere, and different impulses. I am not getting any younger, and this is my last chance to try a different place. My history in Gyor is very beautiful, and I will be always grateful for how the club, city and fans have accepted me. I am really proud of what we have achieved together in these 12 years. It is important for people to know that the fact that I will play for another club one more year won’t change my love and the respect I have for this club and this city. I have spent my most beautiful years in here, so Gyor will be always a important part of my life and I will always cheer for the success of this place. Additionally, it is also important to mention my ambitious are the same. I still want to win all the tittles with Gyor not just for me, but for everyone who has been supporting me during all this period. It is important to for me and I really hope I can finish my cycle here with a flourish. " – said Eduarda Amorim
In connection with the newcomers, Dr. Csaba Bartha announced that after three seasons, Ambros Martín will return to the bench of Győr from the summer of 2021.
“We were definitely looking for a routine, heavy-duty, success-oriented head coach to lead the team, and Ambros Martín met all the conditions perfectly. We know each other well, we didn't have to introduce ourselves, the negotiations went smoothly. He will take over a whole new team from the summer, with only three players he worked with in his previous era. Of course, a lot has happened with him and here in Győr over the last 3 years, but it has not changed that we will continue to fight for the highest goals. I am pleased to welcome him again in Győr from summer to two years in the position of head coach of Győri Audi ETO KC. ” said Dr. Csaba Bartha.
“I was pleased to hear that I am in the interest of Audi ETO. For me, this is really more than a return, as I told you in the summer of 2018 that Győr became my home, and now I am returning home. We have a two year contract and I am looking forward to working together. Győri Audi ETO KC has been at the top of handball in the last three years as before, but there are many areas, I am thinking mainly of regeneration and rehabilitation, which have undergone tremendous development in recent years. In Győr, everything is given for success, and my goal cannot be other than to fight with the team for the very first position on every front next season. ” said Ambros Martín.
The spanish coach is currently without a team, from the summer of 2018 to August 2020 he was the head coach of the Russian Rostov, and from August 2019 to December last year he also served as the federal captain of the Russian national team. Between 2012 and 2018, he won the Champions League four times with Győri Audi ETO KC, and the Hungarian Championship and the Hungarian Cup five times.
The squad of Győri Audi ETO KC is changing, and based on the infographics displayed earlier, it was obvious that the identity of two players in the pivot position was still primarily questionable.
“I am pleased to announce that we have managed to reach an agreement with the Swedish national team player Linn Blohm and she will transfer her headquarters to Győr from the summer. Linn is a routine player, she is a big threat to the opponent's goal in attack, and she is able to do an incredible job in defense, which will be needed from the summer. We’ve been following her performance for a long time, she’s been constantly evolving, and I think she’s ripe for it to prove it at the highest level. We have signed a two-year contract. ” said Dr. Csaba Bartha.
“I am really happy to be in Győr next year! A dream come true and I’m glad to be able to play in the Champions League again. It was a great feeling when I found out that Győri Audi ETO KC was interested in me. Of course, it is every player's dream to be able to perform in Győr once, and yes, I would also like to win the Champions League, for which I have every opportunity here. I would like to help the team to the best of my knowledge from the summer. Now I'm still focusing on my current club to the maximum, but I'm really looking forward to being in green and white! ” Linn Blohm said
Linn Blohm is a 28-year-old Swedish national team handball player. She grew up in the Savehof team and then in Danish teams (Holstebro, Midtjylland, Kobenhavn). She has been a player of the Romanian Nagybánya since the summer of 2020. Se has been in the Champions League with several of her teams, and she will not be new to the atmosphere of the most prestigious series. In 2015 she won the EHF Cup and in 2016 KEK with the Holstebro guard. In the 2016/17 Champions League season, she played as an opponent in the matches against Győri Audi ETO KC and also scored 4 goals. As a member of the Swedish national team, she won a bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships. In 2019, she was voted the best pivot in the World Cup in Japan. She is holder of the Youth (2010) and Junior (2012) World Championship titles, and mother of a boy.
Crina Pintea, who does not need to be introduced to the fans in Győr, will return to the pivot position in the summer. Many closed the player in their heart, who presented her team with 8 goals in her debut match against Ferencváros, and then left, winning everything at the end of the season.
“Crina Pintea produced a memorable half year in our team in the 2018/19 season. When she left, we both felt there would be another sequel. I am glad that the opportunity to play in Győr has come again. We are maximally aware of how professional player she is, who is very determined and hungry for success. With her mentality and knowledge, she fits perfectly into our team. Crina Pintea signed a two-year contract in Győr. ” said Dr. Csaba Bartha
"Yes, the news are true, I will continue my career in Győr again from the summer!" begins Crina Pintea. “It is a beautiful memory for me having spent half a year in Győr, because in the half year we won everything with the girls. I won the Champions League with the team, which is the biggest success of my career so far. I look forward to working together with them from the summer, I want to continue collecting gold medals. ” said Crina Pintea.
Crina Pintea will return to Győr from the Romanian CSM Bucharest team in the summer of 2021. The excellent pivot arrived in December 2018 in Győr next to Kari Brattset to replace Yvette Broch, who decided to take a rest in her career. During her six-month period in Győr, Crina scored 48 goals in 16 league matches and 12 goals in 3 Hungarian Cup matches. She scored 27 goals in 10 matches in a green and white jersey in the Champions League. She is Hungarian champion, Hungarian Cup winner and Champions League gold medalist.
Beatrice Edwige and the club decided together that the player would not stay in Győr from next season. The French national team player will leave Audi ETO after two years.
“I thank everyone who worked at the club for giving me the opportunity to be in this fantastic club with such great teammates. Despite my departure in the summer, of course we will continue to work together this season to achieve our goals, ”said Beatrice Edwige.
Beatrice Edwige joined Győr in the summer of 2019 from Metz. Due to last year’s truncated season, she has not have chance to win titles in the club’s league. She scored 10 goals in the Champions League last year, 19 this season. She has played in 40 matches in Hungarian championship matches so far and has 69 goals next to her name.
Szidónia Puhalák will also leave the team at the end of the season. The young wing has unfortunately struggled with shoulder injury this season, plus she has been infected with coronavirus, which has put her back in rehabilitation again. “Szidónia is running through a hectic, difficult season, and this time too, I wish she could get a full-fledged job and get back to the team as soon as possible. She has done a lot for the team in recent seasons, I hope she avoids injuries in the future and will be able to play handball again at her usual high level. ” the club leader continued.
“This is the hardest season of my career this year. I had to miss a longer period first because of my injury and then my coronavirus infection. During 5 years I gained a lot of experience in Győr, I became a better player. It’s time for a change in the summer, but in the meantime, I’ll be working every day to get back on track as soon as possible and help the girls achieve our common goals, ”the wing player said.
Since the summer of 2016, Szidónia Puhalák has been strengthening the team of Győri Audi ETO KC in 84 championship and cup matches in green and white jerseys, in which she scored 161 goals. In the international arena, the Champions League has loaded the opponents ’net with 50 goals in matches.
Amanda Kurtovic will not return to Győr in the summer. The Norwegian back player was able to leave Győr on loan at the end of November. The player chose the Turkish Kastamonu team and our club had an option for the last year of the contract, originally from the summer of 2019 to 2022. “In the case of Amanda Kurtovic, we considered her intention to leave in the fall, so we allowed her to go on loan. It has been decided that the club will exercise its option rights for the 2021/22 season and thus her contract with our club will expire in the summer of 2021. I thank Amanda for everything she has done for our team and wish her more sporting success. ” - continued the president of Győri Audi ETO KC.
Next year’s squad will be complete with two young talents. Júlia Farkas and Eszter Ogonovszky will have the opportunity to be among the adults, but of course they will play the main role in their age-old teams.
Negotiations are still underway for players who are leaving the field and who have already been lent. It has already been decided that Diána Világos, who recently made her debut in the adult team, will prove to Vác from the summer. Rita Lakatos, who is currently a player of Győri Audi ETO KC and is on loan in Vác, will join Siófok's team from the summer. We will be releasing a summary of the future of our players who are already on loan and our young talents soon, as soon as all negotiations are over.