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Legendary Fegyverneky leaves lasting legacy after calling time on career

SOPRON (Hungary) - An inspirational leader and revered role model, Zsofia Fegyverneky has hung up her game shoes and signs off with the third most EuroLeague Women appearances of the modern era. 

The veteran guard has excelled in the competition across the past two decades and is much loved by so many Hungarian fans and especially those at Sopron Basket, where she has spent the last 12 consecutive years.


Highly respected throughout the women's game for her skills, dedication and impressive longevity, she hangs up her sneakers at the age of 39. She made her EuroLeague Women debut in 2004 with Mizo Pecs where she played for six seasons - a run only broken by one campaign with Czech giants, Gambrinus Brno.

Joining Sopron Basket in 2012, her greatest moment came in 2022 when in her role as captain, she led her team to the EuroLeague Women title for the first-time, with a spectacular upset of Fenerbahce in Istanbul, a proud moment for the player, the club and Hungarian basketball at large.

"I think it is more than a dream. I have no words to truly explain  it, maybe except that it is one of the most important moments of my whole life," she reflected at the time.

Fegyverneky ended up making a staggering 264 EuroLeague Women outings and that leaves her in third place behind Ann Wauters on 271 games and appearance leader Laia Palau with 277.

Fegyverneky with modern-era EuroLeague Women appearance leader Laia Palau

She can also reflect proudly on other impressive career numbers and not least being in sixth place for assists with 754. Fegyverneky also netted 1970 points (#24), pulled down 514 rebounds (#66), grabbed 212 steals (#43) and blocked 41 shots (#88).

Sopron Basket are honoring the service of Fegyverneky with a special reception and it is one that will give fans a chance to no doubt shower one of their all-time favorites with the recognition and appreciation she deserves.