Péter Kovács (handballer)
Péter Kovács (born April 8, 1955 in Budapest) is a former Hungarian international handball player and handball coach, currently in charge by Békéscsabai Előre NKSE.
One of the best players of his time, Kovács played 323 times for Hungary and scored 1797 goals, having captured a World Championship silver medal in 1986.
On club level, beside the number of domestic successes, his biggest achievement is the European Champions Cup title, he has taken with Budapest Honvéd in 1982. Kovács has shown his class abroad as well, having won both the German championship and cup title. He was also awarded the Sportsman of the Year prize while in Dortmund, just ahead of the football professionals of the local club Borussia. Thanks to his outstanding performances he was given the nickname "Peter the Great".