Marko Vujin

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Marko Vujin
Marko Vujin 02.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-12-07) 7 December 1984 (age 32)
Bačka Palanka, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 95 kilograms (209 lb)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club THW Kiel
Number 41
Senior clubs
0000–2003
2003–2006
2006–2012
2012–
RK Sintelon
Dunaferr SE
MKB Veszprém KC
THW Kiel
National team
2003– Serbia 104 (428)[1]

Marko Vujin (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Вујин, born 7 December 1984)[2] is a Serbian handball player who plays for THW Kiel and for the Serbian national team.

Career[edit]

Vujin started his professional career in his hometown club RK Sintelon, where he played with national team mate Žarko Šešum and Bosnian top goalkeeper Danijel Šarić, who later won the EHF Champions League with FC Barcelona Handbol.[3]

In July 2003, he was signed by the Hungarian Championship outfit Dunaferr SE, who were strengthening their squad for the forthcoming EHF Cup campaign.[4]

Vujin spent three years with the Danube-side and collected a championship bronze medal in each season. Although during his spell in Dunaferr the club did not manage to break the dominance of the Pick SzegedMKB Veszprém duo, he showed his unique scoring skills and was crowned as the top scorer of the Hungarian Championship in the 2005–2006 season.[5]

With his brilliant performances he drew the attention of MKB Veszprém KC, and the record champions secured the services of the right back in the summer of 2006. In his new club Vujin has grown into a player of the highest calibre and became the key of Veszprém's success. He helped the team to the EHF Cup Winners' Cup title in 2008 with scoring nine goals in the first leg of the finals, that was eventually won by the Hungarian club with a five-goal margin.[6]

On 30 October 2009, while playing against Hungary in an international friendly tournament, Vujin suffered a serious knee injury that had to be operated.[7] He underwent surgery on 4 December 2009 and the recovery process took four months. He returned into action on 3 April 2010 against HCM Constanţa in an EHF Champions League match. He entered the field first in the 45th minute to take a penalty shot, which he missed, however, his teammate Pérez scored from the rebound. Few minutes later he got another chance from the line and this time he did not miss.[8]

In the autumn of 2010, he reached his best form again and in the winter break he topped the EHF Champions League top scorers' list with 65 goals, sixteen goals ahead of second placed Uwe Gensheimer. His continuous superb play attracted the attention of THW Kiel, the Champions League winners of the past season, and the German club offered a contract for Vujin that Veszprem could not match. As a result, the Serbian international will now join Kiel in 2012, once his current contract expires.[9][10]

He played for the Serbia national handball team at the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship and won a silver medal.

Achievements[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, Serbia" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marko Vujin Player Profile". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "RK Sintelon 2002/2003 team". Europen Handball Federation. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Szerb kézisekkel erősített a Dunaferr" (in Hungarian). Origo.hu. 16 July 2003. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hungarian Championship Score list – 2005/2006". Worldhandball.com. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "2007/08 Men's Cup Winners' Cup Match Details". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Műtét vár a Veszprém szerb jobbátlövőjére" (in Hungarian). Origo.hu. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Egy lépéssel közelebb a final fourhoz" (in Hungarian). Hajraveszprem.hu. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Marko Vujin a BL-címvédő Kielhez igazol" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "THW Kiel verpflichtet Marko Vujin als Topspieler für die Zukunft" (in German). THW Kiel Official Website. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 

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