Best Handball Player – List of The Greatest of All Time 

According to wages, Nikola Karabatić is the best handball player followed by Mikkel Hansen. Cristina Neagu is the best-paid woman in handball. Gheorghe Gruia and Ivano Balic are notable former players as well.

Some of the best handball players in history can’t be compared to today’s players as the wages and the popularity of the sport are different. Even social dynamics are different for both players and the fans of the sport. This is why we’ve named a few handball players.

The best handball players

The best handball player today is often chosen between Nikola Karabatić and Mikkel Hansen. Both are elite players, the Messi and the Ronaldo of the handball world.

Mikkel Hansen – Danish national at Paris Saint Germain

Nikola Karabatić – French national at Paris Saint Germain

Uwe Gensheimer – German player at Rhein-Neckar Löwen

Sander Sagosen – Norwegian player at Paris Saint Germain

Daniel Narcisse – French national at Paris Saint Germain

Domagoj Duvnjak – Croatian national at THW Kiel

Ferrán Solé – Spanish national at Fenix Toulouse

Arpad Sterbik – Spanish national playing for Telekom Veszprém

Kire Lazarov – top scorer from Macedonia

Anders Eggert – Danish national at Skjern Håndbold

Bertrand Gille – French national and top pivot

Bjarte Myrhol – Norwegian national captain of the national team

Best handball player of all times

The best handball player ever is steeped in changing history, borders and the golden era of the game. Here are just a few names who wrote history.

Magnus Wislander – Swedish national with 380 national team games

Talant Dujshebaev – Russian-Spanish player who played for CSKA Moscow

Ivano Balic – Croatian national and Olympic champion

Joachim Deckarm – German national who played for VfL Gummersbach

Handball players of one of the best teams in the world – 1963 KSV Holstein Kiel

Bernhard Kempa – German national with a Polish origin

Ólafur Stefánsson – former captain of Iceland’s national team

Heiner Brand – German national who won the world cup in handball both as a coach and as a player

Niklas Landin – Danish national who won Olympic gold

Thierry Omayer – French handball goalkeeper and 5 times world champion

Veselin Vujović – Montenegrian national and manager of RK Zagreb and the national team

Best women’s handball player

The best woman handball player is Cristina Neagu. But she has stiff competition heading into the 2019 Women’s Handball World Cup in Japan.

Cristina Neagu – Romanian player with 4 IHF Player Of The Year awards

Majda Mehmedovic – Montenegrin national at ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica

KSV Holstein Kiel had some of the best players and dominated Germany up to the 60’s

Stine Bredal Oftedal – Norwegian player at Győri

Anna Vyakhireva – Russian national at Rostov-Don

Jovanka Radicevic – Montenegrin national at ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica

Crina Elena Pintea – Romanian national at CSM Bucuresti

Eduarda Amorim – Brazilian national at Győri

Amandine Leynaud – French national at Amandine Leynaud

The best handball player ever – the untold stories and players who’ve made it

Stories untold are always present in handball. Gruia was named the best handball player of all time and his story impresses. He won the 1964 handball world cup just 2 years after his debut in handball. Who’s your favorite?



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