Zvonimir Serdarušić

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Zvonimir Serdarušić
Zvonimir Serdarusic 02.jpg
Serdarušić with THW Kiel in 2007
Personal information
Born (1950-09-02) 2 September 1950 (age 66)
Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality German
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kilograms (200 lb)
Playing position Pivot (Line player)
Club information
Current club PSG Handball (Manager)
Senior clubs
1967–1970
1970–1973
1973–1980
1980–1981
1981–1984
RK Velež Mostar
RK Bosna Sarajevo
Partizan Bjelovar
THW Kiel
Füchse Berlin
National team
1973-1978 Yugoslavia 79 (?)
Teams managed
1984–1986
1986–1989
1989–1990
1990–1993
1993–2008
2009–2010
2010
2013
2014–2015
2015–present
RK Velež Mostar
Mehanika Metković
VfL Bad Schwartau
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
THW Kiel
Slovenia
RK Celje
Pays d'Aix (Advisor)
Pays d'Aix
PSG Handball

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.[1]

Career[edit]

Yugoslavia[edit]

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.[2]

Germany[edit]

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[edit]

International career[edit]

Seradušić first appeared at 1974 World Championship in East Germany. There Yugoslavia won the bronze medal defeating Poland 18:16.

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.

Controversy[edit]

He was charged with allegedly having bribed referees in ten championship matches in 2010, while at THW Kiel.[3] However, he was officially cleared in 2012.[4]

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Bosna Sarajevo
Partizan Bjelovar
Füchse Berlin

Coach[edit]

Velež Mostar
Bad Schwartau
Flensburg-Handewitt
THW Kiel
Celje
PSG
Individual
  • Best coach of Bundesliga: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Coach of the year in Germany: 1996, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in German)
  2. ^ "Zvonimir Serdarusic". archiv.thw-handball.de/ (in German). 
  3. ^ [1] German magazine article about the game manipulation allegations
  4. ^ "Zwei Freisprüche und viele offene Fragen" (in German). 

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