Zlatko Saračević

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Zlatko Saračević
Zlatko Saračević and co-commentator.JPG
Saračević (left) during the 2009 World Championship
Personal information
Full name Zlatan Saračević
Date of birth (1961-07-05)5 July 1961
Place of birth Banja Luka, FPR Yugoslavia
Date of death 21 February 2021(2021-02-21) (aged 59)
Place of death Koprivnica, Croatia
Position(s) Right back
Youth career
RK Borac Banja Luka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1987 RK Borac Banja Luka
1987–1990 RK Medveščak Zagreb
1990–1993 Nîmes
1993–1994 Bordeaux
1994–1995 Créteil
1995–1997 Istres
1997–2000 Badel 1862 Zagreb
2000–2002 Fotex Veszprém
2002–2003 RK Zamet Crotek
National team
1980–1981 Yugoslavia U-21
1981–1991 Yugoslavia 145 (200)
1992–2000 Croatia 75[1] (244)
2000–2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teams managed
2003–2004 RK Zamet Crotek
2004–2005 Nyíregyházi KSE
2009–2010 RK Čelik Zenica
2010–2015 RK Zagreb (assistant)
2014 RK Zagreb (interim)
2016–2017 RKHM Dubrovnik
2017–2018 Croatia (assistant)
2017–2018 RK Zagreb
2018–2021 RK Podravka
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Zlatan "Zlatko" Saračević (5 July 1961 – 21 February 2021) was a Croatian professional handball player and coach. He competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics for Yugoslavia and in the 1996 Summer Olympics for Croatia.

After the domestic league match between RK Podravka, of which he was coach, and RK Lokomotiva. He was a commentator on RTL Televizija together with Filip Brkić.[2]

Saračević died of cardiac arrest in Koprivnica on 21 February 2021, aged 59.[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Igrači Zlatko Saračević" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2003-05-30. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  2. "'I ja sam sada postao navijač...' Brkić: 'I ja sam odavno'". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  3. "Umro je Zlatko Saračević". Index.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  4. "Potpuni šok: Umro je Zlatko Saračević, legendi HR rukometa pozlilo nakon utakmice, preminuo je u bolnici". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  5. "Le Croate Zlatko Saracevic, emblématique joueur puis entraîneur, est mort". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 22 February 2021.