Ivan Čupić

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Ivan Čupić
Ivan Cupic 03.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 31)
Metković, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club RK Vardar
Number 27
Senior clubs
RK Metković
RK Medveščak
SD Octavio Vigo
RK Gorenje
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Vive Targi Kielce
RK Vardar
National team
2005– Croatia 125 (471)

Ivan Čupić (born 27 March 1986) is a Croatian professional handballer who currently plays for RK Vardar. 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.[1] He also played in the Croatian team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

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


Vive Targi Kielce


  1. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ivan Čupić Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  3. ^ Croatia's Cupic loses finger (English)