29 August 1981 |
|Height||1.98 metres (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||96 kilograms (212 lb)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Current club||FC Barcelona|
Siarhei Rutenka, also Sergej Rutenka (Belarusian: Сяргей Рутэнка; born 29 September 1981) is a Belarusian handball player. Besides Belarusian citizenship in 2003 he acquired also Slovenian citizenship. In January, 2008, he received the Spanish nationality, renouncing the Slovenian nationality. His preferred position is outside left, but he is also capable of playing as the pivot and playmaker. He came to prominence while playing for the Slovenian club Celje Pivovarna Laško and earlier for RK Gorenje. He currently plays for FC Barcelona in Spain. The club acquired him for €1 million. His hobbies include bowling and films.
Rutenka was the top goalscorer at the 2006 European Men's Handball Championship, representing Slovenia. Currently he is back to representing native Belarus. In 2013 was included into the list of three candidates for the title of the best left-back in the world. 
- "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, Belarus". EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
- Concedida la nacionalidad española a Sterbik y Rutenka - Marca.com
- "Siarhei Rutenka claims to be the best left-welterweight in the world in 2013". Land of Ancestors. 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.