Bogdan Wenta

Bogdan Wenta (2010)

As of January 8, 2014

Bogdan Wenta ( born November 19, 1961 in Szpęgawsk ) from 2004 to 2012 Manager of the Polish men's national handball team. From 2008 to January 2014, he also coached the Polish first division KS Vive Kielce, whose manager he is. Previously, he was a Polish and later, after his naturalization, German national handball players.

Curriculum vitae

At the top Polish club Wybrzeze Gdańsk began his career as one of the best backcourt players of his time. Eleven years (1978 to 1989), he remained loyal to the club. This period saw five Championship titles ( 1984-1988 ) and two appearances in the final of the European Champions Cup in 1986 and 1987. 1989, he moved to Spain, where he played only for four years at Bidasoa Irun and then went to FC Barcelona. In 1995 he moved to Germany to TuS Nettelstedt. After 185 appearances for the Polish national handball team, he resigned in 1997 and applied for German citizenship. His goal was to participate again in the Olympics. For Germany, he also played at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Overall Wenta completed 50 games for Germany. In 1998, he moved one last time to the club and joined the SG Flensburg- Handewitt on. Before the season 2002/2003 he finished his playing career at the age of 41 years. Since Flensburg complained several injury-related failures in November 2005, Wenta was used in a European Cup match against Paris HB again.

After his retirement, he was assistant coach of the SG Flensburg -Handewitt. In summer 2006 he was appointed Bernd -Uwe Hildebrandt and took over as the successor of Alfreð Gíslason the position of head coach at SC Magdeburg. Here he was on leave in November 2007. In June 2008 Wenta signed a contract dated to 2013 as a club coach of the KS Vive Kielce. In his first season he won the double of league and cup. In January 2014 he joined the management of the club, his successor as coach in Kielce was Talant Dujshebaev.

Wenta trained from November 2004, the Polish national handball team, who moved under his direction the first time in the World Cup final (2007). In the final, but lost his team against the German selection with 24:29. In autumn 2007 his team won the high class occupied Supercup in Germany. After Poland failed to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2012, he resigned in April 2012 from his office.

On 5 February 2007, he Lech Kaczyński of the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta was awarded for his sporting achievements.

Awards and achievements

  • Polish Champion: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 ( with Wybrzeze Gdańsk)
  • Spanish King Cup: 1991 ( with Bidasoa Irun ), 1994 ( with FC Barcelona)
  • Copa Asobal: 1995 ( with FC Barcelona)
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1994, 1995 ( with FC Barcelona ), 2001 ( with SG Flensburg- Handewitt )
  • European " City Cup": 1997, 1998 ( with TuS Nettelstedt - Luebbecke )
  • Second place in the Handball World Cup 2007 in Germany
  • Third place in the Men's Handball World Championship 2009 in Croatia
  • 5th place at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • First place at the QS - Supercup 2007
  • EHF Cup Winner 2007
  • Polish Champion 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Polish Cup Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Of the Order of Polonia Restituta ( Ritter), awarded 2007