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IN MEMORIAM – Zlatko Portner

Legendary Yugoslav handball player Zlatko Portner has died at age 59 in Switzerland.

One of the biggest handball names of 80’s, member of famous Yugoslav handball generation and legendary “aliens” from Sabac, the home of RK Metaloplastika, began his career in small town of Hrtkovci (Serbia).

He played also at RK Crvenka (1980-1982),but his best ages were between 1982 and 1992 when Portner won three Champions Cup titles with RK Metaloplastika (1985 and 1986) and FC Barcelona (1991).

Portner played also in France between 1992 and 1994, while the last part of professional career he spent in Switzerland, where he retired in 2002.

He won World Championship gold medal in 1986 and Olympic bronze medal in Seoul 1988.


1980–1982 Jugoslawien RK Crvenka
1982–1989 JugoslawienMetaloplastika Šabac
1989–1992 Spanien FC Barcelona
1992–1994 Frankreich HB Venissieux
1994–1997 Schweiz BSV Bern
1997–1999 Schweiz TV Zofingen
1999–2002 Schweiz BSV Bern


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