Arpad Sterbik

Arpad Sterbik Capar (Hungarian: Sterbik Árpád, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛrbik ˈaːrpaːd]; Serbian: Арпад Штербик, romanized: Arpad Šterbik; born 20 November 1979) is a retired handball player who represented the national teams of Yugoslavia (later known as Serbia and Montenegro) and Spain.[1][2]

Arpad Sterbik
Personal information
Full name Arpad Sterbik Capar
Born (1979-11-20) 20 November 1979 (age 41)
Senta, Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Hungarian
Spanish
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior clubs
Years Team
0000–2001
RK Jugović
2001–2004
MVM Veszprém
2004–2011
BM Ciudad Real
2011–2012
Atlético Madrid
2012–2014
FC Barcelona
2014–2018
RK Vardar
2018–2020
Telekom Veszprém
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006
FR Yugoslavia
Serbia and Montenegro
120 (0)
2008–2020
Spain 78 (0)
Teams managed
2020–
Telekom Veszprém (GK coach)

Born in Senta, SFR Yugoslavia, Sterbik is an ethnic Hungarian from Serbia who acquired Hungarian citizenship shortly after playing in Hungary[3] and holds Spanish citizenship per post naturalization process. Internationally he has represented Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and Spain, winning a World Championship bronze medal and one gold. On club level, he has league and cup titles both in Hungary and Spain, and most notably he won the EHF Champions League, the premier continental club competition in Europe. His performances were acknowledged several times, having been named Hungarian Handballer of the Year in 2002 and IHF World Player of the Year in 2005.