Contract talks with the Slovenian are ongoing, but the aim of the club is to extend his deal which as it stands is set to expire at the end of June. His jersey with the number 33 was retired by Maribor.
Handanovic made nine saves against Barcelona on 24 October 2018, matchday three of the Champions League, a record for an Inter goalkeeper in the Champions League equalled only by Toldo against Arsenal in 2003.
Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and Italy due to his performances, he is also known for his speed off his line and anticipation as a goalkeeper, as well as his ability to get to ground quickly, which make him particularly adept at stopping spot-kicks, and, as a result, he has developed a reputation as an exceptional penalty-kick saving specialist, having stopped an Italian record of six consecutive penalties between 2013 and 2015.
Handanović retired from professional football after the 2020—21 season. Handanović was one of three Slovenian goalkeepers chosen to go to the , but did not feature in any matches. Handanovic confirmed his reputation as an expert penalty-saver, keeping all but one of the eight he faced out of the Nerazzurri net between 2014 and 2015, a statistic that places him second in the all-time rankings only behind Gianluca Pagliuca.Next
Despite his large stature and imposing physique, which make him effective at handling crosses, Handanović is an extremely agile and athletic goalkeeper, who is renowned in particular for his outstanding reflexes, acrobatic saves and excellent shot-stopping abilities, as well as his positional sense, leadership, and ability to organise his defence.
Retrieved 5 November 2014.
Handanović is in a long-standing relationship with Zoja Trobec, former KK Olimpija cheerleader, with whom he has a son Alen, born on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2014. Handanovic represented the Slovenian national team from 2004 until his international retirement in 2016, recording 80 appearances.
While playing for Maribor, on 5 November 2014, in a group match against , he saved an 85th-minute from to ensure a 1—1 draw.
On 13 February 2019, Inter announced via their official Twitter account that Handanović has been named new team captain, replacing Mauro Icardi.
Internazionale GK Serie A 28 29-06-2016.
Samir Handanovic was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 4 July 1984..
Former Inter goalkeeper Giuliano Sarti has also praised Handanović for his consistency.
Retrieved 16 July 2021. 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.Next
As the season progressed, Handanović reached another landmark, as the clean sheet he achieved in the 4—0 away win against Genoa, the first since December 2011, was his 150th in Serie A.
Year Weekly Wage Yearly Salary Club Position League Age Contract Expiry 2020 £96,000 £4,992,000 Inter GK Serie A 34 30-06-2021 2019 £102,000 £5,304,000 FC Internazionale Milano GK Serie A 33 30-06-2021 2018 £77,000 £4,004,000 FC Internazionale GK Serie A 32 30-06-2021 2017 £75,000 £3,900,000 F.
He played his final game for the national team in September 2012 against. Internazionale GK Serie A 29 29-06-2016 2014 £55,000 £2,860,000 F.
Retrieved 16 July 2021.
Samir Handanović is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper.