Bogdan Wenta

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Bogdan Wenta

Bogdan Wenta (born 19 November 1961, Szpęgawsk, Poland). He was one of the best players in history of Polish handball and was also considered one of the best players in the World of late 80's and early 90's.

Club career[edit]

1978–1989 Poland Wybrzeże Gdańsk
1989–1992 Spain Bidasoa Irún
1992–1995 Spain FC Barcelona
1995–1998 Germany TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
1998–2000 Germany SG Flensburg-Handewitt

Wenta's entire career in Poland was connected with one club Wybrzeże Gdańsk, where he started playing in first team in 1978, when he was 17. He was five-times Polish Champion (1984–1988) and reached European Cup final twice, losing to RK Metaloplastika Šabac in 1986 and SKA Mińsk in 1987. In 1989 he moved to Spain and played for Bidasoa Irún (1989–1992) and FC Barcelona Handbol (1992–1995). At last, he emigrated to Germany, and played for TuS Nettelstedt (1995–1998) and SG Flensburg-Handewitt (1998–2000).

National career[edit]

Poland National Team[edit]

1981–1993 Poland Poland national handball team

Wenta made his debut in Polish National Team in 1981 when he was barely 20. He represented Poland in 185 official games. He was blamed for Poland's elimination during qualifications to 1994 European Men's Handball Championship. Since then he was never called up again to Polish team.

Germany National Team[edit]

1997–2000 Germany Germany national handball team

In 1996 Bogdan Wenta accepted German citizenship, which caused a lot of controversy in his homeland, Poland. However he has never played against the Polish National Team. He represented the German side in 46 officials playing in the World Championships (1997 and 1999), European Championships (1998 and 2000) and Olympic Games at Sydney 2000.

Coaching career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Bogdan Wenta retired in 2000 and became coach assistant in SG Flensburg-Handewitt. From summer 2006 to autumn 2007 he was head coach of German handball club, SC Magdeburg. Currently he is head coach of Polish handball club, Vive Targi Kielce.

National team[edit]

Since 28 October 2004, Wenta has been the Polish national team head coach. During 2007 World Men's Handball Championship in Germany Wenta's team was a revelation of the tournament, and won the silver medal, having lost the final to host Germany 25:29.

Poland took the fifth place by defeating Russia 29:28 at 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1]

Poland won the bronze medal by defeating Denmark 31:23 at 2009 World Men's Handball Championship in Croatia.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Since 1984 he has been married to Iwona Wenta, who is a fitness instructor. They have one son Tomasz (born 13 March 1996).

Honours as a player[edit]

With Wybrzeże Gdańsk:

  • Polish Championship runner-up (1982,1983)
  • Polish Championship winner (1984,1985,1986,1987,1988)
  • European Cup runner-up (1986,1987)

With Bidasoa Irún:

  • Spanish Cup (1991)

With Barcelona:

  • EHF Cup Winner's Cup (1994, 1995)
  • Spanish Cup (1993, 1994)
  • Spanish Super Cup (1994)
  • Spanish Championship runner-up (1994)

With TuS Nettelstedt Lubeka:

  • EHF City Cup (1997, 1998)
  • German Super Cup (1998)

With German National Team

  • European Men's Handball Championship - 3rd place (1998)
  • World Men's Handball Championship - 5th place (1999)
  • Summer Olympics in Sydney - 5th place (2000)

Individual honours:

  • The best pair of foreign players of ASOBAL League (with Alfreð Gíslason) (1991, 1992)
  • The best player of ASOBAL League (1991, 1992)
  • The best playmaker of ASOBAL League (1995)

Honours as a coach[edit]

With Polish National Team:

  • World Men's Handball Championship runner-up (2007)

With SC Magdeburg:

  • EHF Cup (2007)

Coach of the Year Award 2009 in a Plebiscite of the Sport Review (Polish: Przegląd Sportowy).[3]

Individual honours:

  • Knight's Cross

On 5 February 2007 he was honored by Lech Kaczyński with Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta for his contribution to the development of Polish sport.

Managerial stats[edit]

Team Country From To Record
Games Won Lost Drawn Win %
Poland National Handball Team  Poland October 28, 2004 present 75 43 27 5 57.33
SC Magdeburg  Germany July 1, 2006 present 48 34 11 3 70.83
Total 123 77 38 8 62.60

Poland's matches with Wenta as a coach[edit]

Match Result Date Type of game, country
1.  Poland -   Switzerland 33:28 19.11.2004 Four Nations Friendly Tournament, Switzerland
2.  Poland -  Norway 36:36 20.11.2004 Four Nations Friendly Tournament, Switzerland
3.  Poland -  Tunisia 26:26 21.11.2004 Four Nations Friendly Tournament, Switzerland
4.  Poland -  Czech Republic 29:38 25.12.2004 Christmas Cup, Czech Republic
5.  Poland -  Slovakia 34:33 26.12.2004 Christmas Cup, Czech Republic
6.  Poland -  Hungary 32:20 27.12.2004 Christmas Cup, Czech Republic
7.  Poland - Poland Vive Kielce (club) 35:32 8.01.2005 Friendly match, Poland
8.  Poland - Poland Vive Kielce (club) 36:29 9.01.2005 Friendly match, Poland
9.  Poland -  Netherlands 32:25 14.01.2005 European Championship 2006 pre-qualification, Poland
10.  Poland -  Azerbaijan 43:14 15.01.2005 European Championship 2006 pre-qualification, Poland
11.  Poland -  Slovakia 28:31 16.01.2005 European Championship 2006 pre-qualification, Poland
12.  Poland - Iceland Haukar Hafnarfjördur (club) 32:31 23.03.2005 Friendly match, Iceland
13.  Poland - Iceland HK Reykjavik (club) 34:33 24.03.2005 Friendly match, Iceland
14.  Poland -  Iceland 33:38 25.03.2005 Friendly match, Iceland
15.  Poland -  Iceland 32:28 26.03.2005 Friendly match, Iceland
16.  Poland -  Iceland 30:31 27.03.2005 Friendly match, Iceland
17.  Poland -  Ukraine 29:21 04.06.2005 Friendly match, Poland
18.  Poland -  Ukraine 27:30 05.06.2005 Friendly match, Poland
19.  Poland -  Sweden 28:33 12.06.2005 European Championship 2006 qualification, Sweden
20.  Poland -  Sweden 32:26 19.06.2005 European Championship 2006 qualification, Poland
21.  Poland -  Norway 27:29 29.07.2005 Friendly match, Norway
22.  Poland -  Norway 31:25 30.07.2005 Friendly match, Norway
23.  Poland -  Norway 29:30 31.07.2005 Friendly match, Norway
24.  Poland -  Iceland 37:38 27.10.2005 International Handball Tournament, Poland
25.  Poland -  Norway 37:34 28.10.2005 International Handball Tournament, Poland
26.  Poland -  Denmark 34:29 29.10.2005 International Handball Tournament, Poland
27.  Poland -  Slovakia 30:25 20.12.2005 Christmas Cup, Hungary
28.  Poland -  Hungary 24:24 21.12.2005 Christmas Cup, Hungary
29.  Poland -  Czech Republic 22:30 22.12.2005 Christmas Cup, Hungary
30.  Poland -  France 22:27 05.01.2006 Friendly Tournament in Besançon, France
31.  Poland -  Portugal 31:26 07.01.2006 Friendly Tournament in Besançon, France
32.  Poland -  Denmark 29:28 08.01.2006 Friendly Tournament in Besançon, France
33.  Poland -  France 27:32 09.01.2006 Friendly Tournament in Besançon, France
34.  Poland -  Denmark 28:33 21.01.2006 Friendly match, Denmark
35.  Poland -  Denmark 30:32 22.01.2006 Friendly match, Denmark
36.  Poland -  Ukraine 33:24 26.01.2006 European Championship 2006 - round 1, Switzerland
37.  Poland -   Switzerland 31:31 28.01.2006 European Championship 2006 - round 1, Switzerland
38.  Poland -  Slovenia 29:33 29.01.2006 European Championship 2006 - round 1, Switzerland
39.  Poland -  Spain 25:34 31.01.2006 European Championship 2006 - round 2, Switzerland
40.  Poland -  France 21:31 01.02.2006 European Championship 2006 - round 2, Switzerland
41.  Poland -  Germany 24:32 02.02.2006 European Championship 2006 - round 2, Switzerland
42.  Poland -  Romania 24:23 12.04.2006 Friendly match, Poland
43.  Poland -  Romania 32:28 13.04.2006 Friendly match, Poland
44.  Poland -  Romania 27:27 14.04.2006 Friendly match, Poland
45.  Poland -  Greece 22:27 10.06.2006 World Championship 2007 qualification, Greece
46.  Poland -  Greece 29:20 16.06.2006 World Championship 2007 qualification, Poland
47.  Poland -  Germany 34:29 23.09.2006 Friendly match, Poland
48.  Poland -  Germany 27:28 24.09.2006 Friendly match, Poland
49.  Poland -  Portugal 36:28 26.10.2006 Grundfos Cup, Poland
50.  Poland -  Denmark 33:35 27.10.2006 Grundfos Cup, Poland
51.  Poland -  Norway 31:29 28.10.2006 Grundfos Cup, Poland
52.  Poland -  Czech Republic 34:28 20.12.2006 Christmas Trophy, Poland
53.  Poland -  Slovakia 29:26 21.12.2006 Christmas Trophy, Poland
54.  Poland -  Hungary 18:29 22.12.2006 Christmas Trophy, Poland
55.  Poland -  Denmark 31:26 05.01.2007 Lauritz Knudsen Cup, Denmark
56.  Poland -  Iceland 39:40 06.01.2007 Lauritz Knudsen Cup, Denmark
57.  Poland -  Norway 30:34 07.01.2007 Lauritz Knudsen Cup, Denmark
58.  Poland -  Spain 25:27 12.01.2007 Friendly Tournament in Leon, Spain
59.  Poland -  Russia 32:30 13.01.2007 Friendly Tournament in Leon, Spain
60.  Poland -  Brazil 28:27 14.01.2007 Friendly Tournament in Leon, Spain
61.  Poland -  Argentina 29:15 20.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 1, Germany
62.  Poland -  Brazil 31:23 21.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 1, Germany
63.  Poland -  Germany 27:25 22.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 1, Germany
64.  Poland -  France 22:31 24.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 2, Germany
65.  Poland -  Iceland 35:33 25.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 2, Germany
66.  Poland -  Tunisia 40:31 27.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 2, Germany
67.  Poland -  Slovenia 38:27 28.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - round 2, Germany
68.  Poland -  Russia 28:27 30.01.2007 World Championship 2007 - 1/4 final, Germany
69.  Poland -  Denmark 36:33 01.02.2007 World Championship 2007 - 1/2 final, Germany
70.  Poland -  Germany 25:29 04.02.2007 World Championship 2007 - final, Germany
71.  Poland -  Iceland 36:32 06.04.2007 Friendly Tournament in Bercy, France
72.  Poland -  Tunisia 30:27 07.04.2007 Friendly Tournament in Bercy, France
73.  Poland -  France 20:26 08.04.2007 Friendly Tournament in Bercy, France
74.  Poland -  Lithuania 32:27 05.06.2007 Friendly match, Poland
75.  Poland -  Netherlands 31:20 09.06.2007 European Championship 2008 qualification, Netherlands
76.  Poland -  Netherlands 41:27 16.06.2007 European Championship 2008 qualification, Poland

SC Magdeburg's matches with Wenta as a coach (season 2006/2007)[edit]

Match Result Date Type of game
1. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany MT Melsungen 33:28 26.08.2006 Bundesliga
2. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany TuS N-Lübbecke 32:26 30.08.2006 Bundesliga
3. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany VfL Gummersbach 26:31 02.09.2006 Bundesliga
4. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Kronau-Östringen I 33:20 10.09.2006 Bundesliga
5. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany TBV Lemgo 39:27 16.09.2006 Bundesliga
6. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany 1. Potsdam 35:16 27.09.2006 German Cup, round 2
7. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Frisch Auf Göppingen 36:29 30.09.2006 Bundesliga
8. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSG Nordhorn 24:29 03.10.2006 Bundesliga
9. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSV Hamburg 31:20 13.10.2006 Bundesliga
10. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HBW Balingen 28:22 21.10.2006 Bundesliga
11. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Post Schwerin 29:23 31.10.2006 German Cup, round 3
12. Germany SC Magdeburg - Belarus BLR BGUFK Minsk 31:23 04.11.2006 EHF Cup, round 3
13. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Minden 31:23 08.11.2006 Bundesliga
14. Germany SC Magdeburg - Belarus BLR BGUFK Minsk 37:26 12.11.2006 EHF Cup, round 3
15. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSG Düsseldorf 37:31 15.11.2006 Bundesliga
16. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Kronau-Östringen I 39:26 02.12.2006 EHF Cup, 1/8 final
17. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Wilhelmshavener HV 33:29 06.12.2006 Bundesliga
18. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Kronau-Östringen I 34:38 09.12.2006 EHF Cup, 1/8 final
19. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany VfL Gummersbach 26:22 12.12.2006 German Cup, 1/8 final
20. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany SG Flensburg 29:34 17.12.2006 Bundesliga
21. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany THW Kiel 39:24 20.12.2006 Bundesliga
22. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany TV Großwallstadt 28:27 23.12.2006 Bundesliga
23. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSG Wetzlar 38:27 27.12.2006 Bundesliga
24. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany MT Melsungen 41:32 30.12.2006 Bundesliga
25. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany TuS N-Lübbecke 34:30 11.02.2007 Bundesliga
26. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSV Hamburg 29:31 14.02.2007 German Cup, 1/4 final
27. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany VfL Gummersbach 36:36 18.02.2007 Bundesliga
28. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Kronau-Östringen I 27:32 21.02.2007 Bundesliga
29. Germany SC Magdeburg - Denmark FCK Handbold A/S Kopenhagen 35:27 25.02.2007 EHF Cup, 1/4 final
30. Germany SC Magdeburg - Denmark FCK Handbold A/S Kopenhagen 39:35 03.03.2007 EHF Cup, 1/4 final
31. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany TBV Lemgo 30:28 07.03.2007 Bundesliga
32. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Frisch Auf Göppingen 29:26 10.03.2007 Bundesliga
33. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HBW Balingen 30:21 16.03.2007 Bundesliga
34. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSG Nordhorn 30:30 20.03.2007 Bundesliga
35. Germany SC Magdeburg - Switzerland Grasshopper-Club Zürich 32:24 25.03.2007 EHF Cup, 1/2 final
36. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Eintracht Hildesheim 35:31 28.03.2007 Bundesliga
37. Germany SC Magdeburg - Switzerland Grasshopper-Club Zürich 27:26 01.04.2007 EHF Cup, 1/2 final
38. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSV Hamburg 26:33 11.04.2007 Bundesliga
39. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Minden 27:24 18.04.2007 Bundesliga
40. Germany SC Magdeburg - Spain CAI BM Aragón 30:30 21.04.2007 EHF Cup, final
41. Germany SC Magdeburg - Spain CAI BM Aragón 31:28 29.04.2007 EHF Cup, final
42. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSG Düsseldorf 33:24 03.05.2007 Bundesliga
43. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Eintracht Hildesheim 35:36 06.05.2007 Bundesliga
44. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany Wilhelmshavener HV 32:21 11.05.2007 Bundesliga
45. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany THW Kiel 23:30 16.05.2007 Bundesliga
46. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany SG Flensburg 28:35 19.05.2007 Bundesliga
47. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany TV Großwallstadt 34:27 26.05.2007 Bundesliga
48. Germany SC Magdeburg - Germany HSG Wetzlar 29:30 02.06.2007 Bundesliga

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