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Tonči Valčić (born 9 June 1978) is a Croatian former handball player.

Tonči Valčić
Tonci Valcic 20160904.jpg
Valčić in 2016
Personal information
Full name Tonči Valčić
Born (1978-06-09) 9 June 1978 (age 41)
Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Left back
Number 24
Senior clubs
Years Team
1996–2000
Badel 1862 Zagreb
2000–2003
TV Grosswallstadt
2003–2007
CB Torrevieja
2007–2008
CB Ademar León
2008–2018
Zagreb
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2010
Croatia 144 (226)
Teams managed
2018–
RK Zagreb (assistant)

He was a member of the Croatia national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

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Playing careerEdit

Valčić began his career in Croatian powerhouse RK Zagreb where he has played for the majority of this career.[2]

Valčić played for three seasons in Germany for TV Grosswallstadt. He also played in Spain for CB Torrevieja and CB Ademar León before returning to Croatia.[3]

Valčić debuted for the national team at the 1999 World Men's Handball Championship in Egypt.[4]

He played for the national team from 1999 to 2010 winning the 2003 World Men's Handball Championship and coming to the finals of 2008 European Men's Handball Championship, 2009 World Men's Handball Championship and 2010 European Men's Handball Championship.

Coaching careerEdit

After end of playing career he became an assistant coach under the staff of Lino Červar in RK Zagreb, during the 2018–19 season.

Personal lifeEdit

His younger brother is Josip Valčić.[5]

HonoursEdit

Zagreb
  • Premier League
    • Winner (13): 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Croatian Cup
    • Winner (13): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
CB Torrevieja

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/va/tonci-valcic-1.html
  2. ^ "Tonči Valčić nakon šest godina prekinuo medijsku šutnju, evo što je rekao!". večenji.hr (in Croatian).
  3. ^ "Vori, Džomba, Jerković, Špoljarić i Valčić dolaze u RK Zagreb". monitor.hr (in Croatian).
  4. ^ "HRVATSKA VRAĆENA U DRUGI RAZRED SVJETSKOGA RUKOMETA". arhiv.slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian).
  5. ^ "Braća Valčić: Godina za pamćenje". arhiva.nacional.hr/ (in Croatian).