Handball-Planet.com announces the official nominations for the WORLD FEMALE PLAYER 2014 based on opinion of the 17 handball journalists from all over the world! Handball-Planet.com Jury of Experts made the lists of four best players in 2014 per position in the team, while the last member of the Jury, handball fans across the Globe can vote in the next few weeks (until January 6) and support their favorite players. Visitors’ votes will be added to the existing number of votes given by the journalists, after which Handball-Planet.com will announce who is the WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2014 and the best players per position – “BEST 8”.
Here are the nominations (CLICK AND VOTE):
VOTE UNTIL JANUARY 6!
Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)
Riči Gjamovski (Makedonski Sport, Macedonia)
Lojze Grčman (SIOL, Slovenia)
Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)
Patrick Andersson (Hbold.dk, Denmark)
Jelena Bagarić (Sportnet.hr, Croatia)
Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)
Luca Zadra (Pallamano Italia, Italy)
Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)
Laura Agena (Handball-Planet.com correspondent, Argentina)
Marian Ursescu (GAZETA SPORTURILOR, Romania)
Zorica Radojković (Balkan-handball.com, Serbia)
Yves Michel (Handzone.net, France)
Ibolya Szekeres (TimeOut Magazine, Hungary)
Mark Hegedus (female handball expert, Austria/Hungary)
Nikola Nikolić (Vijesti.me, Montenegro)
Larissa Rocha (Brazilian Confederation, Brazil)
JURY MEMBERS FROM EUROPE, ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA
This year Handball-Planet.com made the biggest Jury until now in order to get opinion from the countries with various handball tradition. Our Jury members are the recognized handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO, SIOL), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as Handzone.net, Hbold.dk, Balkan-Handball.com and so on…
LOKE, TOMORI, LOKE
This is the fourth year of Handball-Planet.com Contest for the WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER. The winner in 2011 and 2013 (88.631 votes of fans) was legendary Norwegian line player Heidi Loke, while in 2012 won Hungarian back Zsuzsanna Tomori.
ŽRK BUDUĆNOST’S DOMINATION – NORGE POWER
The most players nominated for the WORLD FEMALE PLAYER 2014 are coming from ŽRK Budućnost – 6, ahead of Hungarian Gyor – 5. Macedonian TOP team ŽRK Vardar Skopje and Danish Viborg HK have four nominees, while ambitious Romanian team HCM Baia Mare has three. Two nominated players have Norwegian Larvik HK and second Romanian team CSM Bucuresti. There are six other teams with a single nomination (Metz Handball , Savehof , Team TVIS Holstebro , FC Midtjylland, Team Esbjerg, RK Krim Mercator)
In total, 32 nominees coming from 12 teams.
Situation with the national teams is little bit different (13 in total). Norway are giving the biggest number of players (6 – in total 7 due double nomination of Heidi Loke) followed by Montenegro (4). Denmark, France and Sweden with 3. Brazil, Romania, Serbia and The Netherlands have two nominations each.
Croatia, Hungary, Spain and Germany have also nominations for the WORLD FEMALE PLAYER 2014.
WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER – OFFICIAL PARTNER