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Attila DECKER
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born25 Aug 1987 in Budapest, HUN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age 10 in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
He went to the BVSC club with his brother, Adam, and was told that he should be a goalkeeper because of his height. He enjoyed his first few training sessions and has held a passion for the sport ever since.
Club / Team
Budapesti Honved SE: Hungary
Name of coach
Marton Szivos [club], HUN; Tamas Marcz [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Dek, Deki (honved.hu, 25 Aug 2019; vizilabda-szolnok.hu, 09 May 2013)
Hobbies
Hunting, dogs. (honved.hu, 09 May 2020; nemzetisport.hu, 15 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian water polo player Zoltan Szecsi. (vlv.hu, 12 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm a perfectionist. I'm not in other areas, but in sport I am. I always try to be critical of myself." (m4sport.hu, 17 Feb 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the Janos Steinmetz Award in 2013 and 2014. It is given to the best goalkeeper in the OB 1 league in Hungary. (vlv.hu, 24 Jun 2014)
Famous relatives
His older brother Adam has represented Hungary in water polo. He competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and was part of the team that won silver at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Aug 2017; vizilabda-szolnok.hu, 09 May 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014 Budapest, HUN Team