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11.12.2012, 15:40◄ last page     

Serbo-German signs four years contract at HSV as apart of major club transition

Đorđić from Flensburg to Hamburg

Like father, like son: Petar Đorđić will join HSV Hamburg from next season on. Twenty two year old son of former HSV goalkeeper Zoran Đorđić, who currently plays for SG Flensburg-Handewitt, signed a four years contract at Hamburg, valid from 2013 until 2017.

The left back could not participate in the duels of both German VELUX EHF Champions League clubs in the Group Stage, as he suffers from a ruptured crucial ligament, an injury occurred in the German Cup final Flensburg vs. Kiel in September.

Đorđić started his professional career at former European cup winner SG Wallau-Massenheim, before ne transferred first to HSG Wetzlar and then to SG Flensburg-Handewitt, where he became one of the top stars in the previous season – and was a key to win the EHF Cup Winners’ Cup.

Born in the Serbian handball city of Šabac, he played eight matches for his mother country, but announced that he plans to wear the German jersey in future, as he only played for German clubs in his career.

After his health check – focused on his injured knee – now Hamburg announced that they will sign Đorđić. He is the third Hamburg newcomer after German international Adrian Pfahl and Danish line player Henrik Toft Hansen. All those transfers are part of a long-term transition of the team, integrating young players.

“We had Petar on our list for a long time and observed his development intensely. He is a top talent on the left back position, and we really enjoy that he decided to join our team. But first of all he has to recover from his severe knee injury,” HSV coach Martin Schwalb was quoted in a club release.

Petar Đorđić added: “I am really looking forward to this challenge. I had and have a very good time in Flensburg, where I could continue my development. My goal is to get back on track as soon as possible to help Flensburg in the current season, before giving all I can for Hamburg.”

TEXT: Björn Pazen / br

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