Arūnas Vaškevičius

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Arūnas Vaškevičius
Player information
Nickname "Era"
birthday 3rd August 1973
place of birth Druskininkai , Soviet Union
citizenship LithuaniaLithuania Lithuanian
height 1.93 m
Playing position goalkeeper
Throwing hand right
Club information
society Career ended
Clubs in the youth
from ... to society
0000-0000 Lithuania 1989Lithuania Druskininkai
0000- Lithuania 1989Lithuania Granitas Kaunas
Clubs as active
from ... to society
1991-10 / 1999 Lithuania 1989Lithuania Granitas Kaunas
10 / 1999-2001 HungaryHungary Dunaferr SE
2001-2005 AustriaAustria A1 Bregenz
2005-2006 GermanyGermany 1. SV Concordia Delitzsch
2006-2008 GermanyGermany Eintracht Hildesheim
2008-2011 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Amicitia Zurich
2011-2014 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Cadets Schaffhausen
2014-2018 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Pathfinder Winterthur
National team
  Games (goals)
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania 180 (0)

Status: national team December 20, 2013

Arūnas Vaškevičius (born August 3, 1973 in Druskininkai , Soviet Union ) is a former Lithuanian handball player . He is 1.93 m tall.

Vaškevičius last played for the Swiss club Pfadi Winterthur and for the Lithuanian national team as a handball goalkeeper .

Arūnas Vaškevičius began playing handball in his hometown; later he came to the youth boarding school of Granitas Kaunas, where he also made his debut in the first Lithuanian league. His team has won the championship every year since the establishment of an independent Lithuanian league; therefore Vaškevičius was looking for a new challenge in 1999 and moved to Dunaferr SE in the Hungarian league. There he won the Hungarian championship and the Hungarian Cup in 2000 and was in the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup . In 2001 he left Duanferr for Austria, where he joined A1 Bregenz . With the men from Lake Constance, he won the Austrian championship in 2002, 2004 and 2005 and the Austrian Cup in 2002 and 2003. In 2005 he moved to the German handball league for promoted 1. SV Concordia Delitzsch , but rose again with this, whereupon he went to this time promoted Eintracht Hildesheim . Even with the Hildesheimers, he was relegated again, but stayed with the club for a year in the second division. In 2008 he was unable to agree on a contract extension with the people of the cathedral city, which is why Vaškevičius signed on with the Swiss champions ZMC Amicitia Zurich. With Amicitia Zurich he won the championship and the SHV Cup in 2009 . In 2011 he switched to league rivals Kadetten Schaffhausen , with whom he won the championship in 2012 and 2014 and the SHV Cup in 2014. In January 2013 he was named Lithuanian Handball Player of the Year 2012. In summer 2014 he joined Pfadi Winterthur . He ended his career after the 2017/18 season.

Arūnas Vaškevičius played 180 international matches for the Lithuanian national team. For his country he took part in the men's handball world championship in 1997 and the European handball championship in 1998 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Transfer overview Switzerland , accessed on September 13, 2018
  2. Cadets extend with Goalie Vaskevicius , accessed on January 8, 2016
  3. Pfadi Winterthur signs goalkeeper from league competitor , accessed on April 28, 2014
  4. Scout goalie Arunas Vaskevicius retires , accessed on September 13, 2018