Lino Červar

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Lino Červar

Lino Červar (born 22 September 1950 in Delići near Vrsar) is a Croatia handball coach who is currently coaching the Macedonian handball team RK Metalurg Skopje and a politician, and former member of the Croatian Parliament. He also holds a Macedonian passport.

Career as handball coach[edit]

After an experience as coach of Italy, Červar has been head coach for the Croatian men's national handball team from 2002.[1] He led the Croatian team to win the 2003 World Men's Handball Championship in Portugal. His team followed up by winning gold medals in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and the Croatian team received silver medals in the 2005 World Men's Handball Championship. The Croatian team received silver medals at the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship, after playing the final game against Denmark. Also, they received the silver medal at the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship and 2010 European Men's Handball Championship, after the final game against France.

Head coaching career with clubs[edit]

Head coaching career with national teams[edit]

Championships and cups as head coach[edit]

European club continental championships[edit]

National domestic league championships[edit]

National domestic cup championships[edit]


  • Croatian Coach of the Year - 2004
  • Best handball Coach of the Year in Macedonia - 2011


  1. ^ "EHF Euro: Croatia". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 4 March 2015.