János Konrád was capped 123 times with the Hungarian water polo team between 1959-73. He won an Olympic gold in 1964, Olympic bronzes in 1960 and 1968 and European titles in 1962. He also won two golds (1963, 1965), a silver (1959) and a bronze (1961) at the Universiade. At the club level, Konrád started water polo with the Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club in 1956 and from 1964-70 played with Budapesti Honvéd. He finished his career by playing with Vasas Izzó from 1970-75 and Orvosegyetem Sport Club in 1975-76. Konrád never won a Hungarian title, winning one silver (1967) and four bronzes (1958, 1965, 1968, 1976) at the Hungarian championships.
After finishing his sporting career, Konrád worked as a water polo coach. He was head coach of Orvosegyetem SC from 1976-80, the Kuwaiti national team from 1981-83, the Hungarian national women’s team from 1985-90, and the Hungarian national men’s team from 1990-92. Beginning in the 1990s, Konrád worked with the Hungarian National Olympic Committee, as a member of their economic committee since 2000 and a board member since 2004. His brothers Sándor and Ferenc were also international level water polo players, Sándor winning a European title in 1962 and Ferenc an Olympic title in 1976.
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