Hrvoje Horvat

Hrvoje Horvat (born 22 May 1946) is a Croatian handball coach and player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics for SFR Yugoslavia.

Hrvoje Horvat
Personal information
Full name Hrvoje Horvat
Born (1946-05-22) 22 May 1946 (age 75)
Bjelovar, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Years Team
1959–1962
RK Partizan Bjelovar
Senior clubs
Years Team
1962–1979
Partizan Bjelovar
1979–1980
Milbertshofen
1980–1983
MTSV Schwabing
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1976
 Yugoslavia 231 (621)
Teams managed
1991–1994
VfL Gummersbach
1994–1997
TV Eitra
1997–1999
TV 08 Willstätt
1999–2003
MT Melsungen
2005–2009
HSC 2000 Coburg
2009–2011
RK Dubrava
2011–2013
HSC 2000 Coburg
Medal record
Representing  Yugoslavia
Men’s handball
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Team competition
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1970 France Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1974 East Germany Team competition
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Tunis Team competition

International careerEdit

He was part of the Yugoslav team which won the gold medal at the Munich Games. He played all six matches and scored fifteen goals. Four years later he was a member of the Yugoslav team which finished fifth. He played all six matches and scored fifteen goals again.

Managerial careerEdit

In 2005 he became coach of German team HSC 2000 Coburg and has led them up into the second league.

Personal lifeEdit

His nickname is Cveba, which is the Croatian word for raisin. Horvat has a son Hrvoje, who is also a handball coach, and daughters Jasenka, who was married to the late Iztok Puc, one of the best players in handball history, and Vanja, who was married to former footballer and now a manager Zoran Mamić.[1]

HonoursEdit

Player
Partizan Bjelovar
Coach
HSC 2000 Coburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marjan Beloševič (27 October 2011). ""Moj oče je bil najboljši oče na svetu," je dejal Borut Puc!" ["My father was the best father in the world", said Borut Puc!]. tenisportal.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 20 November 2011.

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Mirko Sandić
Flagbearer for   Yugoslavia
Montreal 1976
Succeeded by
Matija Ljubek