Ivano Balić

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Birthday
1, 1979
Birthplace
Split, Croatia
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1979 (age 40)
Birthplace
Split, Croatia

About

Olympian and world handball champion considered to be one of the best players of all time. He represented Croatia in both the 2004 Athens and 2012 London Olympics. He also bore the Croatian flag at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Before Fame

Prior to beginning his handball career, he trained with the KK Split basketball club before joining RK Split in 1997.

Trivia

He twice received the International Handball Federation World Player of the Year award in 2003 and 2006.

Family Life

He and his wife Ivana have two sons: Dino and Vigo.

Associated With

Both he and Ivica Kostelic are former Olympians from Croatia.