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Slavko Goluža (born 17 September 1971) is a retired Croatian handball player and current handball coach of Tatran Prešov.[1]

Slavko Goluža
Slavko Goluža - Handball-Coach Poland (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Slavko Goluža
Born (1971-09-17) 17 September 1971 (age 48)
Stolac, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Center back/left back
Club information
Current club Tatran Prešov (manager)
Youth career
Years Team
0000
Razvitak Metković
Senior clubs
Years Team
1988–1989
Razvitak Metković
1989–1998
Badel 1862 Zagreb
1998–1999
TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
1999–2002
Metković Jambo
2002–2003
Paris Saint-Germain
2003–2004
Fotex Veszprém
2004–2006
RK CO Zagreb
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2005
Croatia 204 (545)
Teams managed
2006–2010
Croatia (assistant)
2008–2010
RK Siscia Sisak
2010–2015
Croatia
2012–2013
RK CO Zagreb
2017
RK Zagreb (interim)
2017–
Tatran Prešov

Club careerEdit

Goluža was born in Pješivac-Kula near Stolac, SR BiH, Yugoslavia. He began his career in Mehanika Metković. At the age of 18 he moved to Zagreb-Chromos. Goluža won two European Champions Cup's as a player with RK Zagreb in 1992 and 1993.[2]

He won the EHF Cup with Metković Jambo in 2000 and the year later the club reached the final again.[3]

He also played in Germany for TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke, France for PSG and Hungary for Fotex Veszprém.

International careerEdit

He was a member of the Croatian national team that won Olympic gold medals two times: at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the 2004 Summer Olympics. For over a decade he participated in all medals that Croatian team has won on World Championship (gold in 2003, silver in 1995 and 2005) and European Championship (bronze in 1994).

Coaching careerEdit

He was assistant coach of Lino Červar in Croatian national team from 2005 and 2010. Lino Červar went, and Goluža was appointed a head coach of national team. He also coached Croatian club Siscia (Sisak). In June 2017, he became the Slovakian Tatran Presov head coach. In two times, he coached RK Zagreb, but in 2017 he was interim manager for the SEHA League final four tournament.

Personal lifeEdit

He is a supporter of HDZ. He was married for Iva Goluža, with whom he has a son.

HonoursEdit

Zagreb
Metković
Veszprém
Coach
Zagreb
Individual

OrdersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ "O klubu" (in Croatian). http://rk-zagreb.hr/.
  3. ^ "Made in Metković: Grad koji je dao Ćavara, Čupića, Golužu..." (in Croatian). 24 sata.
  4. ^ "Slavko Goluža biography". hoo.hr (in Croatian).
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Patrik Ćavar
5
Captain of Croatia  
1999-2006
Succeeded by
Petar Metličić
6