Venio Losert

Venio Losert (born 25 July 1976) is a retired Croatian handball player who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeping coach of MVM Veszprém KC.

Venio Losert
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Losert in 2013 with Targi Kielce
Personal information
Born (1976-07-25) 25 July 1976 (age 45)
Zavidovići, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Telekom Veszprém (GK coach)
Number 1
Senior clubs
Years Team
1993–1999
Badel 1862 Zagreb
1999–2000
Garbel Saragosse
2000–2001
Teka Cantabria
2001–2004
BM Granollers
2004–2005
Portland San Antonio
2005–2006
CB Cangas
2006–2009
Barcelona
2009–2010
Créteil
2010–2012
Ademar León
2012
Copenhague
2013–2014
Vive Targi Kielce
2014
Montpellier
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2014
Croatia 211[1] (0)
Teams managed
2016–present
Veszprém (GK coach)
2016–2017
Croatia (GK coach)

Losert was born in Zavidovići, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, grew up in Slavonski Brod, SR Croatia.

Winning the first medal at the age of 19 at 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, when Croatia won the first gold medal as an independent nation, he is considered the youngest debutant of the team.

Losert was also the member of the golden national handball team that won the first place at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

As a youngster he joined Badel Zagreb, the strongest team in the country and was part of the team who won the European Cup in 1992 and 1993. In total he won 7 league titles and 7 cups with Badel Zagreb. In 1999, Venio Losert took the plunge into Spanish handball, signing for Garbel Zaragoza (1999-2000). He later played for various ASOBAL League teams including Teka Cantabria (2000–01), BM Granollers (2001-04), Portland San Antonio (2004–05) and Cangas Frigoríficos del Morrazo. In the Portland team he won the ASOBAL League title.

As one of the best goal keepers, with plenty of honours in the game, Venio Losert was given the honour to be the flag bearer in London 2012. Unlike other icons of the handball, Losert has always called himself a "normal, regular and not a showy keeper who only does what's needed to keep the ball out". Losert has always been a key part of the Croatian national team, winning also silver medals in the 1995 and 2005 World Championships. He was voted Croatian player of the year in 1997.

In 2016 he became the goalkeeping coach of Croatian national team in staff of Željko Babić.

HonoursEdit

Badel 1862 Zagreb
Granollers
Portland San Antonio
Barcelona
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, Croatia" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014.

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for   Croatia
London 2012
Succeeded by