Today's Samir Handanović Talking Points
Samir Handanović (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈsaːmiɾ xanˈdaːnɔʋitʃ]; born 14 July 1984) is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Italian club Inter Milan. During the 2010–11 Serie A season he saved a total of six penalty kicks, equalling an all-time league record set in the 1948–49 season.
Having previously represented Slovenia's under-21 team, Handanović made his senior international debut in 2004. He has gone on to earn 81 caps for his country, the second-most appearances for Slovenia and most by a goalkeeper, and played for them at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, he is one of only three non-Italian keepers to be named Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year, winning the honor twice. He is nicknamed Batman due to his acrobatic saves.Close