|Full name||Valter Matošević|
11 May 1970 |
Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
RK Badel 1862 Zagreb
RK Metković Jambo
Portland San Antonio
|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.
In 1993 he left to join Badel 1862 Zagreb later Croatia Banka the Croatian handball title holders. 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.
He played for the Croatian national team from 1992 till 2004.
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.
He also played in various friendly tournaments for Croatian such as: Croatia Cup, Elfag Cup, Paris tournament and Super League.
After the 2004 Summer Olympics he 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 young children in Rijeka and Kastav.
- Croatian First A League Runner-up (1): 1992
- Croatian Cup Runner-up (1): 2000
- Team of the year by CHF - 1998
- Croatian First League (5): 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2002-03, 2004-05
- Croatian Handball Cup (5): 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2005
- EHF Champions League Runner-up (1): 1995
- EHF Cup Winners' Cup Runner-up (1): 2005
- Croatian First League Runner-up (1): 2000-01
- Croatian Handball Cup (1): 2001
- EHF Cup Runner-up (1): 2001
- Danish Handball Cup (1): 2009
- 2. Bundesliga promotion (1): 2014-15
- 2nd best goalkeeper at World Championship in Iceland 1995
- Franjo Bučar State Award for Sport - 1996 and 2004
- Record in Croatian national team for the number of defenses - 24
- Rijeka's sportsperson with the most sports honours
- RK Zamet hall of fame
- Order of Duke Trpimir with Neck Badge and Morning Star 1996
- Order of Danica Hrvatska with face of Franjo Bučar 2004
- "Valter Matošević hall of fame". rk-zamet.com (in Croatian).
- "Croatia 3rd in the European Championship". voicefromcroatia.com (in Croatian).
- "Zamet hall of fame legendary players reveal jersey's". EHF.
- "Matošević still active now in Lubbecke". handball-planet.com.
- "Matošević comeback". thsv-eisenach (in German).
- "Croatia world champions". index-hr (in Croatian).
- "Croatia's biggest victory in history!". sportnet (in Croatian).
- "Croatia wins tournament in Visseu". index-hr (in Croatian).
- "Matošević and Smajlagić return to Zamet". Novi list (in Croatian).
- "Matošević again in the national team". Novi list (in Croatian).
- "Famous Olympic player Valter Matošević". liburnija.hr (in Croatian).
- "Valter Matošević two time winner of the Franjo Bulčar State Award for Sport". hrvatskareprezentacija.hr (in Croatian).
- "The recorder by the defense was not Filip Ivić with 21, but Matošević with 24". Večernji list (in Croatian).
- "Zamet hall of fame legendary players reveal jersey's". HRT (in Croatian).
- "Valter Matošević biography". hoo.hr (in Croatian).
- "President Mesić gives commendation" (in Croatian). Večernji list.
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