Handball-Planet.com is proud to announce the results of our traditional Contest for the WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2021 powered by Nexe Grupa. The Danish superstar, left back of PSG Handball, Mikkel Hansen, got the highest number of points based on cumulative votes of 11 members of the international jury of handball journalists and visitors of our website. The year 2022 began with unforgettable Men’s World Championship 2021 in Egypt when Hansen was MVP with the gold medal in the pocket, while six months later, he won Olympic silver as the best left back of the tournament in Tokyo.
This is his third Handball-Planet.com title after 2016 and 2019.
He became the first player in the history of our Contest (since 2011), who won three titles – ahead of Nikola Karabatic (2014 and 2015) and Sander Sagosen (2018 and 2020).
Other winners are Arpad Sterbik (2017), Domagoj Duvnjak (2013), Filip Jicha (2012) and Laszlo Nagy (2011).
In three weeks of voting, all of 32 nominated players have got amazing support by the handball community. Handball lovers voted (36.893) for their favorite players in eight categories.
Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)
Rici Gjamovski (g-sport.mk, North Macedonia)
Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)
Yann Hildwein (L Equipe, France)
Jasmin Tajić (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)
Rasmus Boysen (handball-world.com ENG, Denmark)
Života Bogdanović (Balkan-handball.com, Serbia)
Lars Bruun-Mortensen (TV2.dk, Denmark)
Sergey Prigolovkin (handballfast.com, Russia)
Maciej Wojs (TVP Sport, Poland)
JURY MEMBERS FROM ALL OVER THE HANDBALL WORLD
Our goal that handball world gets a public and fair contest for the World best players of the year, since 2010 received a big support from the parts of handball globe. WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2021 Jury is consisted of the people with their names and CV’s with the clear aim to get opinion from different countries, continents, handball schools and traditions. Our Jury members are famous handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO, L Equipe), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as Handball Woche, Balkan-Handball.com,g-sport.mk, Handball-World, etc…
NAGY, JICHA, DUVNJAK, KARABATIĆ, HANSEN…
Handball-Planet.com looking for the 11th World’s Handball Player in the history of our Contest. Hungarian TOP star Laszlo Nagy won award in 2011 when over 6500 fans voted on our Poll question. WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2012 was Czech star Filip Jicha (over 13.000 voters), while in 2013 the first name in the handball world was Domagoj Duvnjak with unified opinion of Jury members and huge support of the fans (about 146.000 votes for all nominees in total).
The WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2014 was Nikola Karabatić, with the great support of Jury members, but also over 171.000 fans who voted in our Polls. Fantastic French star won also the title in 2015.
The winner of 2016 Contest was his team-mate from PSG Handball, Danish TOP star Mikkel Hansen.
HANDBALL-PLANET.COM WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2011 – Laszlo Nagy
2012 – Filip Jicha
2013 – Domagoj Duvnjak
2014 – Nikola Karabatic
2015 – Nikola Karabatic
2016 – Mikel Hansen
2017 – Arpad Sterbik
2018 – Sander Sagosen
2019 – Mikkel Hansen
2020 – Sander Sagosen
2021 – Mikkel Hansen
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