|Full name||Valter Matošević|
11 May 1970 |
Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|RK Zamet II
RK Badel 1862 Zagreb
RK Metković Jambo
Portland San Antonio
|Croatia U-19 (GK Coach)
Zamet (Assistant Coach)
Croatia U-21 (GK Coach)
Croatia (GK Coach)
Zamet (Youth academy)
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 head coach at newly established RK Mornar-Crikvenica.
Matošević started his career in his hometown club RK Zamet where he competed in Yugoslav First League and Croatian First League. At a very young age he was recognized as a goalkeeper prodigy so at the age of 16 he made his debut for Zamet II.
In 1993 he left to join Badel 1862 Zagreb later Croatia Banka the Croatian handball title holders. At Zagreb Matošević had three successes, winning the league and cup while reaching the Champions League finals in 1995.
He returned to Zamet in 1996, who had just come out of the Croatian Second League, and spent four years there helping return the club to the top of Croatian handball. During this time he captained his team. Later his career took him to Metković Jambo, Bologna 69, Wilhelmshavener HV, two more spells at Zagreb, Poreč, HSG Wetzlar, Portland San Antonio and FCK Håndbold. After playing out of Croatia for a few years Matošević returned to RK Zamet in 2009 to end his career.
He played for the Croatian national team from 1992 till 2004.
He played in the 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.
He also played in various friendly tournaments for Croatia such as the Croatia Cup, Elfag Cup, Paris tournament and Super League.
After the 2004 Summer Olympics he went into retirement form the national team.
After his second retirement he started coaching the goalkeepers of Croatia U-19, RK Zamet where he is also the assistant coach and the Croatian national team. Matošević has also been a part of the RINA handball academy, coaching children in Rijeka and Kastav.
On October 31 Željko Babić, the head coach of the Croatian national team, announced that Venio Losert would be the new goalkeeper coach of the national team. Matošević responded three days later stating that Babić didn't even call him to tell him the news. He then gave the players and the team his best wishes.
- Order of Danica Hrvatska with face of Franjo Bučar - 1995
- Order of Duke Trpimir with Neck Badge and Morning Star - 1996
- Order of Duke Branimir with Necklace - 2004
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- "Valter Matošević postao Pedro u reprezentaciji: 'Da nije vratara, ne bismo vidjeli Rio". Novi list (in Croatian).
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- "Zamet hall of fame legendary players reveal jersey's". HRT (in Croatian).
- "The recorder by the defense was not Filip Ivić with 21, but Matošević with 24". Večernji list (in Croatian).
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