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Igor Vori (born 20 September 1980) is a Croatian former handball player who competed for Croatia in the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medals, 2008 Summer Olympics (placing fourth), and 2012 Summer Olympics (bronze medalist).[1][2][3] He is an assistant coach in the Croatian national team.[4]

Igor Vori
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Igor Vori in 2016
Personal information
Born (1980-09-20) 20 September 1980 (age 39)
Sesvete, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Croatia (assistant manager)
Senior clubs
Years Team
RK Zagreb
Alpi Pallamano Prato
Pallamano Conversano
RK Zagreb
FC Barcelona
RK Zagreb
HSV Hamburg
PSG Handball
RK Zagreb
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Croatia 240 (587)
Teams managed
Croatia (assistant)

Club careerEdit

Igor Vori played in RK Zagreb from Zagreb and has also played for Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. He won the EHF Champions League with HSV Hamburg during the 2012–13 season. He was shortlisted in the IHF's election of the 2009 World Handball Player of the Year. He retired in June 2018.

International careerEdit

Vori is World champion from 2003 with the Croatian national team,[5] and Olympic champion from 2004.[6] He received a silver medal at the 2005 World championship, and a silver medal at the 2008 European championship, where he also was voted Best defensive player.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Vori was part of the Croatian team that reached the semifinals, after defeating Denmark in the quarter final. They lost their semifinal against France, and lost to Spain in the bronze final, ending fourth in the 2008 Olympics.[2]

At the 2009 World Championships, Vori was part of the silver medal winning team, as well as being voted 'Player of the Tournament', but was given a red card during the final match after pretending to throw the ball at a referee's face.

Vori was part of the Croatian team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where they lost to France in the semifinal, and won the bronze game against Hungary.[2]


  • Serie A: 2002-03
  • Italian Cup: 2003



  1. ^ EHF profile
  2. ^ a b c "Igot Vori at". Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  4. ^ handball-world. "Croatia: restart after home EURO comes with "familiar faces having new roles"". handball-world. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  5. ^ "Croatia" Archived 2008-02-05 at the Wayback MachineEuropean Handball Federation (2008) (Retrieved on February 1, 2008)
  6. ^ Profile: "Igor Vori" (Retrieved on February 1, 2008)
  7. ^ "Igor Vori biography". (in Croatian).

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