Domagoj Duvnjak

Domagoj Duvnjak (born 1 June 1988) is a Croatian professional handball player for THW Kiel and the Croatian national team.[1] Duvnjak is regarded as one of the best handball players of all time alongside fellow Croatian Ivano Balic.

Domagoj Duvnjak
Duvnjak with THW Kiel in 2015
Personal information
Born (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 33)
Đakovo, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club THW Kiel
Number 4
Senior clubs
Years Team
2004–2006
RK Đakovo
2006–2009
RK Zagreb
2009–2014
HSV Hamburg
2014–
THW Kiel
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–
Croatia 214 (694)

He became a member of the Croatia national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He also represented Croatia at the 2012, where Croatia won bronze, and 2016 Olympics.[2][3] On 26 January 2014, he was named the IHF World Player 2013.[4][5]

In August 2009, Duvnjak signed a three-year contract with HSV Hamburg worth €2.25 million, including a transfer fee of €1.1 million, making him – at age 21 – the most expensive handball player in history of the sport.[6]