Zlatko Saračević, the Croatian Olympic and world champion handball player and former excellent player of Veszprém, died on Sunday evening at the age of 59, writes MTI. According to a report by the website of the Hungarian Handball Association, the late world-class assassin, who worked as the head coach of the Croatian women’s team Podravka Koprivnca, was badly taken home from the Lokomotiva Zagreb on Sunday and could no longer save his life.
Zlatko Saračević won the World Championship with the Yugoslav national team in 1986 and won an Olympic bronze medal in 1988. With the Croatian national team, he won a European Championship bronze medal in 1994, silver in a world championship in 1995, and Olympic gold in 1996. The legendary player strengthened first Borac Banja Luka and then Medveščak Zagreb, after which he spent seven years in France.
In the colors of Badel Zagreb in 1998 and 1999, then with the ensemble of Veszprém in 2002 he was a Champions League silver medalist, in 2001 and 2002 he won a Hungarian championship, in 2002 a Hungarian Cup. As the second stage of his coaching career, in 2004/05 he managed the professional work of the Nyíregyháza KSE. He later worked in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, alongside the Croatian national team, and since 2018 has been the head coach of Podravka Koprivnica.