Arpad Sterbik ja és blaugrana / FOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

Sterbik supera la revisió mèdica / FOTO: ÁLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

Arpad Sterbik will be wearing a Barça shirt for the next five seasons, The 2-metre tall 32 year old from the Serbian town of Senta has been signed from BM Atlético Madrid and has also played for RK Jugovic, Veszprém and BM Ciudad Real.

Many honours

The Spanish nationalised Serb is one of the best stoppers in the world. He has played for the Spanish and Serbian national teams, as well as Veszprém, Ciudad Real and Atlético Madrid and played a key role on the many successes of those clubs.

He has 30 club titles and 3 world championship medals to his name, making him one of the most celebrated handball players in Europe. Among other honours, he was won 7 leagues, 3 European Cups, 3 European Supercups and 2 Clubs World Cups. Wherever he goes, he has a happy habit of winning major tournaments.

He and Saric meet again

Danjel Saric and Arpad Sterbik played together for Serbia from the late 1990s into the new century, but have since moved in different directions. Sterbik now plays for Spain and Saric for Bosnia, but now they are back together again.

As well as his many medals won with his different teams, Sterbik has also collected individual accolades. He was named best goalkeeper at the 2005 World Championship, IHF Player of the Year in 2005 and Asobal Player of the Year in 2006.

Sterbik was named best goalkeeper in the Asobal in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Presentation on Monday

Danjel Saric will be presented on Monday at 13.00 in the Ricard Maxenchs pressroom at the Camp Nou. He will be joined by the director in charge of the section, Eduard Coll, and the technical secretary for handball, Enric Masip.

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