Vyacheslav Atavin

Russia Russia

As of December 22, 2013

Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Atawin (Russian Вячеслав Владимирович Атавин; born February 4, 1967 in Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union ) is a former Russian handball player.

The 2.02 m wide Atawin was mostly used in the left back. He began his career at Dinamo Astrakhan and changed over the stopover Neva St. Petersburg in the Spanish league ASOBAL to BM Granollers, with whom he won the EHF Cup in 1995 and 1996. After moving to the SC Magdeburg he triumphed in 1999 for the third time in the EHF Cup. A year later he returned to Granollers. After a three year stint in Greece at AC Filippos Verias with veterans like Alexander Tutschkin and József Éles he played until his retirement in late 2007 in the Spanish club BM La Roca.

With the Soviet national team, he won at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul the gold medal as well as the Men's Handball World Championship men's 1990 silver medal. With the Russian national team, he was in 1993 and 1997 World Champion and 1996 European Champion. Atawin played a total of 288 internationals.