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NO MEDAL FOR NATIONAL HERO: Laszlo Nagy retires from national team

The 36-years old Hungarian star Laszlo Nagy announced retirement from the national team. 

  • In recent weeks I have agreed with Máté Kocsis, the President of MKSZ, that I will finish my career in the Hungarian national team after almost 18 years, László Nagy said at a press conference on Monday.
  • The reason is simple: There is no problem on the right back position. Gábor Ancsin and Zsolt Balogh have both proven themselves. There are plenty of memories, experiences and friendships, as well as love for the team. It was an uplifting feeling in the national team, I would like to thank all members of the national team,” he was quoted on the federation website.
  • Laszlo’s decision is something we should honour. He has achieved a number of successes in the national team, so we lose a role model and one of the world’s finest defenders, said national team head coach Ljubomir Vranjes.

Laszlo Nagy had 200 appearances for the national team. He scored 700 goals, played at 12 big events, but stayed without a medal in the national jersey.

The best results with Hungary were two fourth places at Olympic Games in Athens 2004 and London 2012.

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