Serdarušić with THW Kiel in 2007
2 September 1950 |
Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||90 kilograms (200 lb)|
|Playing position||Pivot (Line player)|
|Current club||PSG Handball (Manager)|
|RK Velež Mostar
RK Bosna Sarajevo
|RK Velež Mostar
VfL Bad Schwartau
Pays d'Aix (Advisor)
Zvonimir "Noka" Serdarušić (born 2 September 1950 in Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia) is a German handball coach and former player who competed for Yugoslavia. In May 1998 he took on German citizenship, thereby resigning Croatian nationality.
Serdarušić began his handball career in Velež from Mostar. After three seasons he moved to RK Bosna Sarajevo. In two seasons with Bosna Sarajevo he moved up from the third league to the first. In 1973 Serdarušić moved to Partizan Bjelovar. He stayed at the club for seven years winning the First League twice in 1977 and 1979 and the Cup once in 1977.
In 1981 he spent one season in THW Kiel before moving to Füchse Berlin Reinickendorf HBC. At Füchse Berlin he got to the semi final of the IHF Cup in 1983 and the final of the DHB-Pokal 1984 before retiring.
He also played a match for the world all star team.
Appearances and goals
He was part of the Yugoslav team which finished fifth in the 1976 Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 17 goals. Currently Serdarušić is considered one of the top handball coaches in the world. He also played at the 1975 Mediterranean Games where he won a gold medal. His last tournament for the national team was the 1978 World Championship where Yugoslavia finished fifth.
- Bosna Sarajevo
- Partizan Bjelovar
- Füchse Berlin
- DHB-Pokal Finalist (1): 1984
- Velež Mostar
- Yugoslav Third League (1): 1984-85
- Bad Schwartau
- THW Kiel
- Bundesliga (11): 1993-94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
- DHB-Pokal (5): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008
- German Super Cup (5): 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008
- EHF Champions League (1): 2006-07
- EHF Champions Trophy (1): 2007
- EHF Cup (3): 1998, 2002, 2004
- Best coach of Bundesliga: 2006, 2007, 2008
- Coach of the year in Germany: 1996, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007
- profile (German)
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