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Dean Ožbolt

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Full name  Dean Ožbolt
Playing position  Right wing
Number  7
Died  28 May 2003
Nationality  Croatian
Current club  Zamet
1980-1984  RK Kozala
Born  13 December 1967 Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia (1967-12-13)

Dean Ožbolt (December 13, 1967 - May 28, 2003) was a Croatian handball player.



Before discovering handball Ožbolt played water polo in his youth. His first coach was Romano Rubinić with whom he won the Croatian Handball Championship U-16 in 1983.

After playing a one season for Kozala Ožbolt was invited to play for RK Zamet in which he played for 15 years. In Zamet Ožbolt helped the club reach the Yugoslav First League in 1987, reach second place in Croatian First A League witch also gave Zamet their first match in a European competition and reach their first final in the Croatian Cup.

He also captained his side from 1992 to 1996.

In 1991 he got called up to play for Croatia to play at a tournament in United States where Croatia won first place. He also played at a tournament in Sardinia in 1992 where he was named player of the tournament.

Personal life

During his playing career he earned his coaching degree in Pula. Unfortunately Ožbolt never got to coach, on May 28, 2003 Ožbolt died in a car accident on the highway near Novska.


  • Yugoslav Second League (1): 1986-87
  • Croatian First B League (1): 1995-96
  • References

    Dean Ožbolt Wikipedia