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TOP 10 Handball Investments in 2010/2011: Barbosa, Haraldsen, Popovic, Sjostrand…

The ending stage of the season is the right time to make conclusions about what we saw from September 2010. That is why Handball-Planet.com made a list of the best investments of the players, which made a huge progress for their new teams in 2010/2011 or individual skills.

TOP 10 Handball Investment in 2010/2011:

1. Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa (25 – Itxako)

The biggest surprise of the Women’s EHF Champions League, Spanish Itxako brought to European handball a group of fantastic players. One of them is the Portuguese left-back, Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa, 7th goalscorer of the EHF CL with 6,3 goals per match in the Main Round thanks to which the Spanish champion qualified for the semifinal. Before she came to Itxako, Barbosa played three years in Romanian’s Rumentul.

2. Bojana Popovic (32 – Budućnost Podgorica)

After five EHF CL trophies, she came back to Montenegro to win EHF Champions League with the team, where she made a huge individual progress at the beginning of last decade.  They are in TOP 4 and going further. Popović motivated handball fans, political authorities and other structures of society. That is something what is a precondition for success.

3. Johan Sjostrand (24 – F.C Barcelona)

In their search for a new “Svensson”, F.C Barcelona decided to sign contract with young Swedish star and didn’t make a mistake. Playing for the Swedish national team or for F.C Barcelona, Sjostrand shows huge motivation and mental strength. He is a bright future of one of the biggest handball team ever…

4. Katrin Lunde Haraldsen (31 – Gyori)

This was one of the biggest transfers at the beginning of the season. That was approved almost after the first match of Katrin Lunde in a new team. She left Scandinavia, but her skills went with her. The main trump in Gyori’s dreams about EHF CL title…

5.  Cecilie Leganger (36 – Larvik)

She is not too young, but her name is Cecilie Leganger. Larvik is on the way to make something big with her between the posts…

6. Edin Basic (32 – Chambery Savoie)

The best season in his professional career playing in France. He moved from Swiss Amicitia last summer, but nobody expected that Chambery will be a TOP 16 team in Europe with Bašić in the TOP 10 scorers of EHF CL, leader in France, etc…

7. Frantisek Sulc (32 – Pick Szeged)

After almost 15 years of professional career, Slovak playmaker, Frantisek Sulc got the chance to play in EHF Champions League and become the “first scorer” of Hungarian vice-champion, Pick Szeged. As 9th scorer of the EHF CL, Sulc showed that he was a “great hit” of the team from the city, where handball is very popular…

8. Sven-Sören Christophersen (26 – Fuchse Berlin)

Fuchse Berlin Management bought 26 years old left back from HSG Wetzlar and in small period of time, Sven Soren Christophersen became a vital part of the strong team, the best scorer, etc. Fuchse are on the way to the first European season and people from the club can be satisfied with the job they did so far…

9. Mikkel Hansen (24 – AG Copenhagen)

Maybe it isn’t the right time to make conclusions in this case, but Mikkel Hansen showed to the handball world that he became the best shooter on the Planet at WC 2011 in Sweden. It is obvious that Kasi Jensen wants to make from him a Danish sports legend for many years ahead. AG will play in EHF CL from the next season and then we will say something more…

10. Alexander Petersen (31 – Fuchse Berlin)

He didn’t get his chance in SG Flensburg along Oscar Carlen and he left the North. In the capital city, the Icelandic right wing-back showed his TOP class. Fantastic player…

One Comment

  1. falmen

    30. March 2011. at 13:50

    How about Xavier Barachet ?

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