Ivan Čupić

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Ivan Čupić
Ivan Cupic 03.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 29)
Metković, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kilograms (172 lb)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club Vive Targi Kielce
Number 27
Senior clubs
RK Metković
RK Medveščak
SD Octavio Vigo
RK Gorenje
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Vive Targi Kielce
National team
  Croatia 97 (378)[1]

Ivan Čupić (born 27 March 1986) is a Croatian professional handballer who currently plays for Vive Targi Kielce. He was selected by the Croatian national team for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship. He scored 8 goals in the opening match against South Korea, settling as the top scorer after the first day.

Finger amputation[edit]

Čupić missed the Games of XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, after losing his left ring finger in bizarre accident in July 2008.

During a training session, Čupić fell and caught his wedding ring on a wire fence. The force of the fall severed his finger at the first joint.[2]

Though the amputated portion of the digit could not be reattached, his career has since been unaffected by having only nine fingers.


  1. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Croatia's Cupic loses finger (English)