Stian Vatne on April 26, 2009 in Gummersbach
As of July 3, 2011
Stian Vatne began in his hometown with the handball game. In 1994 he came to Stavanger IF, where he debuted in the first Norwegian league. After three years he sought a new challenge and joined the cadets Schaffhausen. There he won the 1999 Swiss Cup in 2000 and the runner-up, before he returned in 2001 to his old club Stavanger IF. There, however, he remained only one year; In 2002, to Ademar Leon to Spain, where in 2005 he won the European Cup Winners' Cup. In 2005 he moved on to Algeciras BM, 2006 BM Aragón. With the men of Saragossa, he moved in 2007 to the EHF Cup final, but it lost to the German SC Magdeburg Gladiators. For the 2009/10 season Vatne signed a two -year contract with the foxes Berlin, where he played as a defender. After the end of the 2010/2011 season, he finished his career as a professional handball player.
Stian Vatne played 101 international matches for the Norwegian national team; He played his first international match on 27 May 1994 against the Russian national team. At the World Cup in Tunisia in 2005 and the World Cup 2007 in Germany, he belonged to the extended squad of his country. Vatne has also participated in the 2008 European Championship on home soil with Norway.
Vatne took over in October 2012 as coach of the Norwegian national youth team.