Karabatić in 2012.
|Full name||Nikola Karabatić|
|Date of birth||April 11, 1984|
|Place of birth||Niš, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Left Back|
|Current club||Pays d'Aix Université Club handball|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nikola Karabatić (Serbian: Никола Карабатић, pronounced [nǐkɔla karabǎːtitɕ]; born April 11, 1984) is a French player, who was part of the French national handball team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship. He was top scorer at the championship together with Ivano Balić and Lars Christiansen, and was voted as Most Valuable Player at the championship. He also won the gold medal with France at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2011, he won L'Équipe Champion of Champions.
French national team 
He is World Champion, Olympic and European Champion. He is European Champion from 2006, and received a bronze medal in 2008. He has received two bronze medals at the World Championships, in 2003 and 2005. At the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship he was voted into the All-Star Team, when France finished fourth. He was also voted into the All Star Team at the 2004 European Men's Handball Championship.
Club player 
Karabatić played for the German club THW Kiel, becoming German champions in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and winning the EHF Champions League in 2007. He is earlier French champion in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 with the club Montpellier HB, which also won the Champions League in 2003. The summer 2009 he left Germany for the French top club, Montpellier HB. Since February 2013 he plays for Pays d'Aix Université Club handball (Aix-en-Provence).
Nikola was born on April 11, 1984 in Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia), to a Croatian father and Serbian mother. Nikola's father Branko Karabatić is originally from Vrsine, a village between Trogir and Marina (maritime Croatia), and was also a professional handball player. In his career, Branko played for the Železničar handball team from Niš, which is where he met his wife Radmila who is from Aleksinac, Serbia. The family moved to France when Nikola was 3 and a half years old after Branko got a coaching job there. Nikola has a younger brother Luka, born on 19 April 1988.
- "France" – European Handbal Federation (2008) (Retrieved on January 31, 2008)
- SVI SMO NAVIJALI ZA NAŠU HRVATSKU , Slobodna Dalmacija, July 21, 2003
- Код куће говоримо само српски , Ilustrovana Politika, January 22, 2009
|Awards and achievements|
|French Sportperson of the Year
Camille Muffat (female)
Teddy Riner (male)
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