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Milestone for Jurack, 300 games for the national team!

Grit Jurack joined a club which was so far reserved exclusively to men only. She has now officially played 300 games for the national team, a feat that was never before accomplished by a woman. With the tournament in Norway, the number of games played reached 300. Playing since 1996 for the national team, she has expressed her feelings saying she is very proud of it. So far, only 4 people had done it, all men, Frank-Michael Wahl (344), Klaus-Dieter Petersen (340) and Christian Schwarzer (319).

Also successful on club level, she has won the champions league three times, the first with Viborg HK in 2006, also became the first German to win it. Next task: The WC in Brazil in December. But this to happen she must help her team pass Hungary in the qualifications for the WC. Should this happen and she plays a little more, she might pass Schwarzer and be in the top3 of Germans with most caps for their national team.

photo: bongarts/getty images


  1. Borjan Zafirovski

    13. May 2011. at 09:11

    Hi Simon, thanks for the comment, it is true that Wendling played more than 300 for France, something around 335. The article referes concretely to German handball only, and she’s the first German to achieve this feat, and the men mentioned above are all Germans, so the focus is on Germany.

  2. Simon Marjenberg

    13. May 2011. at 04:42

    Jurack is not the only women having played more than 300 matches for national selection. French Isabelle Wendling played much more . Thank you to let it know

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