Slovenia

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A SERIOUS OUTSIDER

The Slovenian team qualified for the Rio Olympic Games through a burst of brilliant play against Spain at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Sweden. After a disappointing Euro 2016 (with 14th place), it also won its ticket to the 2017 World Championship by eliminating Norway, that placed 4th in the last Euro. At the Rio Olympic Games, it had a good group stage (four wins and one defeat) before coming to an end in the quarter-finals against Denmark, that would go on to win the Olympic Games. These past months, Slovenia has re-joined the path of high performance under the rule of Veselin Vujovic, who became Olympic (1984) and World (1986) champion when he played for the former Yugoslavia, the first handball player in history to be elected IHF Player of the Year. Having joined the team in June 2015, the Montenegrin also aims to reach dizzy heights in his role as coach. Featuring some talented players, some of them playing in France, Slovenia is again a serious outsider on the world stage, even after the retirement from international sport of Dragan Gajic, the former right wing at Montpellier and top scorer at the 2015 World Championship.


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DID YOU KNOW?

Slovenian players appreciate France and especially, Montpellier. In the wake of Vid Kavticnik, who arrived in 2009, and the star Dragan Gajic (2011), there were five of them wearing the Hérault club jersey, where their talent and humour are highly appreciated. Today, there are still three Slovenian internationals at MHB: Vid Kavticnik, Miha Zvizej and Jure Dolenec.

 

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Stars of the World Championship : Vid Kavticnik


COACH: Veselin VUJOVIC (Montenegro)

STATISTICS

PLAYERS

  • SLO-02-BLAGOTINSEK-BLAZ
    Blaz Blagotinsek 17/01/1994 Pivot
  • SLO-09-JANC-BLAZ
    Blaz Janc 20/11/1996 Right Wing
  • SLO-15-MACKOVSEK-BORUT
    Borut Mackovsek 11/09/1992 Left Back
  • SLO-04-CINGESAR-DARKO
    Darko Cingesar 25/07/1990 Left Wing
  • SLO-16-MARGUC-GAS
    Gasper Marguc 20/08/1990 Right Back
  • SLO-05-DOLENEC-JURE
    Jure Dolenec 06/12/1988 Right Back
  • SLO-01-BEZJAK-MARKO
    Marko Bezjak 26/06/1986 Center Back
  • SLO-06-GABER-MATEJ
    Matej Gaber 22/07/1991 Pivot
  • SLO-24-SKOK-MATEVZ
    Matevz Skok 02/09/1986 Goalkeeper
  • SLO-08-HENIGMAN-NIK
    Nik Henigman 04/12/1995 Left Back
  • SLO-12-KODRIN-TILEN
    Tilen Kodrin 14/05/1994 Left Wing
  • SLO-10-KASTELIC-URH
    Urh Kastelic 27/02/1996 Goalkeeper
  • SLO-11-KAVTICNIK-VID
    Vid Kavticnik 24/05/1984 Right Back
  • SLO-19-POTEKO-VID
    Vid Poteko 05/04/1991 Pivot
  • Jan GREBENC 18/08/1992 Lest Back