Ivan Čupić

Ivan Čupić (born 27 March 1986) is a Croatian handball player who plays for RK Vardar 1961 and the Croatian national team.[1]

Ivan Čupić
Ivan Cupic 03.jpg
Čupić with Vive Targi Kielce in 2013
Personal information
Born (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 35)
Metković, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club RK Vardar 1961
Number 27
Senior clubs
Years Team
RK Metković
RK Medveščak
SD Octavio Vigo
RK Gorenje
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Vive Targi Kielce
RK Vardar 1961
RK Zagreb
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Croatia 137 (511)


He was selected by the Croatian national team for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship. He scored 8 goals in the opening match against South Korea, settling as the top scorer after the first day.[2] He also played in the Croatian team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

Čupić missed the Games of XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, after losing his left ring finger in bizarre accident in July 2008. During a training session, Čupić fell and caught his wedding ring on a wire fence. The force of the fall severed his finger at the first joint.[4] Though the amputated portion of the digit could not be reattached, his career has since been unaffected by having only nine fingers.


Vive Targi Kielce
RK Vardar


  1. ^ EHF profile
  2. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Ivan Čupić Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  4. ^ Croatia's Cupic loses finger Archived 2012-07-25 at the Wayback Machine (in English)