Renato Sulić

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Renato Sulić
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Personal information
Born (1979-10-12) 12 October 1979 (age 37)
Rijeka, Croatia
Nationality Croatian/Hungarian
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Telekom Veszprém
Number 33
Youth clubs

1995-1996
RK Trsat
RK Zamet
Senior clubs
1995-1998
1997
1998-1999
1999-2001
2001-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2009
2009-present
Zamet
Pećine (loan)
Metković Jambo
Zamet Crotek
Zagreb
Fotex Veszprém
Agram Medvečak
Pivovara Laško Celje
Telekom Veszprém
National team
2001-2008 Croatia 100 (221)

Renato Sulić (born 12 November 1979 in Rijeka)[1] is a Croatian handball player who currently plays for MKB Veszprém KC.

Club career[edit]

Sulić started his youth career in RK Trsat where very quickly he showed a great capability in playing handball. Soon he moved to RK Zamet where he helped the team return to the First A League in 1995-96 season. The same year he was also a part of the winning Zamet team in the U-19 Championship.[2]

After four years in Zamet he became unhappy with his status in the club and left to Metković Jambo. He stayed in the club for only a year and won his first European competition EHF Cup and finishing second in the league.

Sulić returned for a season to RK Zamet before going to play for RK Zagreb. During his time in Zagreb he won 3 league titles and 2 cup titles. After Zagreb he had short stints in Fotex Veszprém, Agram Medvečak before spending three years in Pivovarna Laško Celje.

In 2009 Sulić returned to Veszprém where he has won every domestic cup and league season since 2009 and SEHA League since 2014.

International career[edit]

Renato made his first appearance for Croatia at the 2001 World Championship. The same year he won his first medal at the 2001 Mediterranean Games where Croatia won first place.

In 2003 Renato played a pivotal role in Croatia winning the 2003 World Championship.[3]

After the 2004 European Championship where Croatia secured 4th place Sulić got hit in a car accident. He had an operation on his left knee and missed out on the 2004 Summer Olympics.[4]

In 2006 he played at the World Cup in Sweden where Croatia won first place. In 2008 he won a silver medal with Croatia at 2008 European Championship in Norway. The same year he represented his country at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[1] Croatia lost in the semi-finals and finished at fourth place.

After not being selected for 7 years Željko Babić called up Sulić to play for the national team but Sulić refused and said his national team days are a finished story.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sulić has been married to former Miss Universe contestant Maja Cecić-Vidoš since 2003.[6] Renato and Maja have four children, three daughters and a son.[7]

For a while Sulić and his wife owned a local bar in Rijeka named Maat Bar. Renato and Maja have four children, three daughters and a son.[8]

In 2016 Sulić obtained Hungarian citizenship[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Renato Sulić Profile". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zamet". rk-zamet (in Croatian). 
  3. ^ "Croatia world champions". vijest.hrt.hr (in Croatian). 
  4. ^ "Croatia world champions". index.hr (in Croatian). 
  5. ^ "Renato Sulić: The national team is a finished story for me". Glas Slavonije (in Croatian). 
  6. ^ "Renato i Maja Sulić čekaju djevojčicu i dečka blizance". 24 sata (in Croatian). 
  7. ^ "Blizanci stigli kući". www.story.hr (in Croatian). 
  8. ^ "Renato i Maja Sulić u Rijeci otvorili Maat Bar". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 
  9. ^ "ŠOK IZ MAĐARSKE: Renato Sulić dobio državljanstvo, sada može igrati i protiv Hrvatske". net.hr (in Croatian). 

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