Who is the World Handball Player of the Decade? Who are the BEST 8 players of the World of Handball in the last 10 years? After nine years of work on the World Handball Player project, Handball-Planet.com is ready to make a conclusion of the 2011-2020 period.
Since 2011 Handball-Planet Jury consisted of our colleagues, journalists-specialists from all over the World, making nominations for the World Handball Player for each position (7 + defensive specialist). These nominations are then divided into the Polls in which handball fans from all over the World can support their favorites players. It’s not only on support of the fans, as votes power are divided between the journalists and the fans, to make the best possible result at the end.
Our Jury for the 10th year of our project will be extended for very obvious reasons. Handball-Planet.com wants to make the most realistic and reliable voting which will include all groups in our sport – coaches, ex-players/legends, journalists and fans. Seven world-known faces from all of these groups will join Handball-Planet.com JURY.
In respect for some previous and current generation of players, Handball-Planet.com made the decision that nominations for the World Handball Player of the Decade have to be based on the number of nominations which players had since 2011. As our visitors know, four players per position have been nominated for every single Content in the last nine years. In total, 89 players deserved to be a part of our project until now. The record holder is Mikkel Hansen, who has 9 of 9 ahead of Uwe Gensheimer (8), Nikola Karabatic and Julen Aguinagalde who had seven nominations in nine years.
Three players on each position with the biggest number of nominations have got the chance to be a part of the World Handball Player of the Decade.
Among 24 players there are 6 retired.
In a situation when two or more players had the same number of nominations (for example Sagosen VS Jicha, Abalo VS Janc), decisive was a better position at the end of Voting for that year.
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD LEFT WING OF DECADE – VOTE
Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Germany)
Timur Dibirov (RK Vardar Skopje – Russia)
Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (Retired – Iceland)
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD LEFT BACK OF DECADE – VOTE
Mikkel Hansen (PSG Handball – Denmark)
Momir Ilic (Retired – Serbia)
Sander Sagosen (THW Kiel – Norway)
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD PLAYMAKER OF DECADE – VOTE
Nikola Karabatic (PSG Handball – France)
Andre Schmid (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Switzerland)
Domagoj Duvnjak (THW Kiel – Croatia)
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD RIGHT BACK OF DECADE – VOTE
Laszlo Nagy (Retired – Hungary)
Kiril Lazarov (HBC Nantes – North Macedonia)
Alex Dujshebaev (Lomza Vive Kielce – Spain)
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD RIGHT WING OF DECADE – VOTE
Lasse Svan Hansen (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Denmark)
Victor Tomas (Retired – Spain)
Luc Abalo (Elverum Handball – France)
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD LINE-PLAYER OF DECADE – VOTE
Julen Aguinagalde (Bidasoa Irun – Spain)
Bjarte Myrhol (Skjern Handbold – Norway)
Cedric Sorhaindo (Barca – France)
NEXE HANDBALL WORLD GOALKEEPER OF DECADE – VOTE
Niklas Landin (THW Kiel – Denmark)
Arpad Sterbik (Retired – Spain)
Thierry Omeyer (Retired – France)
NEXE HANDBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF DECADE – VOTE
Tobias Karlsson (Retired – Sweden)
Viran Morros (PSG Handball – Spain)
Luka Karabatic (PSG Handball – France)
Starting from October 28, visitors of Handball-Planet.com can vote for the World Handball Player of the Decade. In the second week of Voting, we will start to present TOP coaches, legends and journalists who will join our Jury and publish their votes.
The end of voting process will be on November 11.
NEXE GRUPA – TITLE SPONSORS
Our friends from Nexe Grupa will be the title sponsor of the whole project. The successful Croatian company who is famous for investing in handball through RK Nexe Nasice, recognizes and supports our efforts.