The seventh Content for the WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2017 giving another perspective on everything what happened in previous 11 months. Based on opinion of 30 handball journalists from all over the world, 32 best players from 15 countries got nominations.
Handball stars coming from 11 TOP teams, the most of them are members of PSG Handball. Nikola and Luka Karabatic, Uwe Gensheimer, Mikkel Hansen, Sander Sagosen and Nedim Remili represent the club with the highest budget in world of handball – French champions and EHF Champions League runners-up.
The reigning EHF CL champions RK Vardar Skopje following with five players, among them goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik, left wing Timur Dibirov, left back Vuko Borozan, playmaker Luka Cindric and defensive specialst Ilija Abutovic, all of the “guilty” for the historical success in Cologne last June.
FC Barcelona Lassa and Telekom Veszprem have four players each in the World Handball Player 2017 race. The Spanish champions have Victor Tomas (right wing), Viran Morros (defensive player), Cedric Sorhaindo (line player) and Gonzalo Perez de Vargas between the posts.
The Hungarian powerhouse has traditionaly two back-line players Momir Ilic (left) and Laszlo Nagy (right), but also playmaker Mate Lekai as the newcomer in Contest and right wing Gasper Marguc.
The two best teams of Germany, Rhein Neckar Lowen and SG Flensburg Handewitt, and Polish champions PGE Vive Kielce as well, are included with three nominations. The “Lions” are represented with team leader Andre Schmid on playmaker, Jerry Tollbring (left wing) and legendary Icelander Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (left wing).
Lasse Svan Hansen (right wing), Mattias Andersson (goalkeeper) and Tobbias Karlsson (defensive specialist) are three nominated SG Flensburg Handewitt players.
Alex Dujshebaev won EHF Champions League with RK Vardar Skopje, but Spanish right back is now force of PGE Vive Kielce. The World best line-player 2016, Julen Aguinagalde is again in the race for the best on his position, but also right wing Blaz Janc.
Two French teams Montpellier Handball and HBC Nantes are also “in the game” with Ludovic Fabregas (line-player) and Kiril Lazarov (right back). Fantastic Norwegian line-player Bjarte Myrhol made everyone happy in Danish Skjern Handbold, while Danish goalkeeper Niklas Landin keeps the flame for THW Kiel at WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2017 Project.
PHOTO: SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE