Dragutin Surbek

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Dragutin Surbek

SURBEK, Dragutin (YUG/CRO)

Born: 08/08/1946 in Zagreb/CRO (former Yugoslavia)

Yugoslavian Sportsman of the Year in 1983.

Olympic Games: Participation in 1992 for Croatia.

Powerful, physically fit and always well prepared; his powerful top spin play was his trademark of his play. He represented Yugoslavia on no less than 503 occasions and then Croatia 15 times; it is thought to be a record that no other player can achieve.

Achievements / World Championships:
1979 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Antun Stipancic/YUG)
1983 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Zoran Kalinic/YUG)
1975 Vice World Champion in Men’s Teams
1975 Vice World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Antun Stipancic/YUG)

Achievements / European Championships:
1968 European Champion in Men’s Singles
1970 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Antun Stipancic/YUG)
1976 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1982 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Zoran Kalinic/YUG)
1984 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Zoran Kalinic/YUG)
1964 Vice European Champion in Men’s Teams
1970 Vice European Champion in Men’s Teams
1972 Vice European Champion in Men’s Teams
1980 Vice European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Antun Stipancic/YUG)
1982 Vice European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Branka Batinic/YUG)

Europe TOP 12: Winner in 1976 + 1979.

International Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Austria: 1968
Belgium: 1969
Czechoslovakia: 1975 / 1981
Netherlands: 1968
Poland: 1974
SOC: 1973 / 1974
USA: 1976
Yugoslavia: 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1976

Europe – Club- Cup:
1st place in 1973 + 1974 with GSTK Vjesnik Zagreb/YUG:
Team: D. Surbek, Antun Stipancic, Zlatko Cordas
1st place in 1976 with GSTK Vjesnik Zagreb/YUG:
Team: D. Surbek, Antun Stipancic, Damir Jurcic

ETTU – Cup:
1st place in 1970 with GSTK Vjesnik Zagreb/YUG:
Team: D. Surbek, Zlatko Cordas, Ivica Koprivinjak
1st place in 1972 with GSTK Vjesnik Zagrab/YUG:
Team: D. Surbek, Antun Stipancic, Zlatko Cordas.
1st place in 1982 with ATV Saarbrücken/FRG:
Team: D. Surbek, John Hilton, Peter Engel

Yugolavian National Championships:
1st place in Men‘s Singles: 1965 / 1972 / 1975 / 1976
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1970 – 1973 / 1975 / 1976

Best rankings:
ITTF: 3rd place in 1975 /1976.
ETTU: 1st place in 1969 / 1982.

Skills

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July 9, 2015