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
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
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?