Siarhei Rutenka

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Siarhei Rutenka : biography

September 29, 1981 –

Siarhei Rutenka, also Sergej Rutenka ( born September 29, 1981 in Minsk, Belarus) is a Belarusian handball player. Besides Belarusian citizenship in 2003 he acquired also Slovenian citizenship. In January, 2008, he received the Spanish nationality, renouncing the Slovenian nationality. His preferred position is outside left, but he is also capable of playing as the pivot and playmaker. He came to prominence while playing for the Slovenian club Celje Pivovarna Laško and earlier for RK Gorenje. He currently plays for FC Barcelona in Spain. The club acquired him for €1 million. His hobbies include bowling and films.

Rutenka was the top goalscorer at the 2006 European Men’s Handball Championship, representing Slovenia. Currently he is back to representing native Belarus.