Arpad Sterbik at the end: Thank you, handball!

One of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time, Arpad Sterbik (41), talks for about the best moments of his career which will end in Veszprem this June.

  • When I look back at my title with Vardar in 2017, I remember there was a lot of confidence. We all believed in it. There was not a moment when any of us did not think we would win it. It was a marvellous experience and a great feeling to be part of that team. We were all as one and it felt like we were all on the same wavelength. 

Looking back, what was the best moment of your career?

Arpad Sterbik: It is difficult to choose a single best moment, so I will have to go with the one that felt best.  When we first won the Champions League with Ciudad Real (in 2006) it was definitely a unique feeling. I have never felt that way before. To experience something you have only dreamed of, it is unforgettable.  Another one of those unforgettable moments was in 1999 World Championship with Yugoslavia. I was a 19-year-old debutant, when coach Zivkovic gave me a chance in front of 25,000 people against Germany in the quarter-finals. I am proud of that bronze medal for many reasons. Looking back, I have had so much luck in my life. Through handball, I was able to meet so many good people and play with the best players. I can only say: thank you, handball. 

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