Valter Matošević

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Valter Matošević
Personal information
Full name Valter Matošević
Born (1970-05-11) 11 May 1970 (age 46)
Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94kg
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Zamet
Number 16
Youth clubs
1984-1987 RK Zamet
Senior clubs
Zamet II
RK Zamet
RK Badel 1862 Zagreb
RK Zamet
RK Metković Jambo
Bologna 69
RK Zagreb
Wilhelmshavener HV
RK Zagreb
HSG Wetzlar
Portland San Antonio
FCK Håndbold
RK Zamet
TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
ThSV Eisenach
National team
22 (0)
191 (2)
Teams managed
Croatian U-19 (GK Coach)
Zamet (Assistant Coach)
Croatia (GK Coach)

Valter Matošević (born 11 June 1970 in Rijeka, Croatia) is a former Croatian team handball player who was at the goalkeeper position. He played for professional teams in Croatia, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Italy. He is currently the goalkeeper coach at Zamet, Croatia and Croatia U-19.


Matošević started his career in his hometown club RK Zamet where he competed in Yugoslav First League and Croatian First League.

In 1993 he left to join Badel 1862 Zagreb later Croatia Banka the Croatian handball title holders.[3] At Zagreb Matošević had three successful winning the league and cup while reaching Champions League finals in 1995.

He returned to Zamet in 1996 who just came out of the Croatian Second League and spent four years there helping return the club to the top of Croatian handball. Later his career took him to Metković Jambo, Bologna 69, Wilhelmshavener HV, two more spells at Zagreb, HSG Wetzlar, Portland San Antonio and FCK Håndbold. After playing out of Croatia for a few years Matošević returned to RK Zamet to end his career.

In December of 2010 TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke called up Matošević to play for half a season do to the injury of their goalkeeper Nikola Blažičko.[4]

In 2015. he came out of retirement again to play for ThSV Eisenach so they could get promoted to the A rank bundesliga.[5]

International career[edit]

Matošević made his first appearance for the Yugoslav national team in 1989. He competed for Yugoslavia at 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens.

He played for the Croatian national team from 1992 till 2004.

Matošević was a member of the Croatian national team that won gold Olympic medals two times: at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

He played in: 1994 European Championship, 1995 World Championship, 1996 European Championship, 1997 World Championship, 1998 European Championship, 2000 European Championship 2001 World Championship, 2002 European Championship and 2003 World Championship where Croatia was the world champion.[6]

He also played in various friendly tournaments for Croatian such as: Croatia Cup, Elfag Cup, Paris tournament and Super League.

Matošević scored a goal against United States in 2001. [7] He also scored a goal at the 2003 World Championship Qualification Tournament against Saudi Arabia.[8]

After the 2004 Summer Olympics he into retirement form the national team.

Coaching career[edit]

After his second retirement he started coaching the goalkeepers of Croatia U-19, RK Zamet[9] where he is also the assistant coach and the Croatian national team.[10] Matošević has also been a part of the RINA handball academy, coaching young children in Rijeka and Kastav.[11]



RK Zamet

RK Zagreb

RK Metković

FCK Håndbold

ThSV Eisenach




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