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IHF World Player of the Year

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IHF World Player of the Year

The IHF World Player of the Year is an handball award given annually to the player who is considered to have performed the best in the previous season, both at club and internacional competitions. It is awarded based on votes Fans, media and an IHF expert group.


  • Men 1
  • Women 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Year Winner Country
1988 Veselin Vujović  Yugoslavia
1989 Kang Jae-Won  South Korea
1990 Magnus Wislander  Sweden
1991 No vote
1993 Magnus Andersson  Sweden
1994 Talant Dujshebaev  Russia
1995 Jackson Richardson  France
1996 Talant Dujshebaev  Spain
1997 Stéphane Stoecklin  France
1998 Daniel Stephan  Germany
1999 Rafael Guijosa  Spain
2000 Dragan Škrbić  Yugoslavia
2001 Yoon Kyung-Shin  South Korea
2002 Bertrand Gille  France
2003 Ivano Balić  Croatia
2004 Henning Fritz  Germany
2005 Arpad Šterbik  Serbia and Montenegro
2006 Ivano Balić  Croatia
2007 Nikola Karabatić  France
2008 Thierry Omeyer[1]  France
2009 Sławomir Szmal[2]  Poland
2010 Filip Jícha[3]  Czech Republic
2011 Mikkel Hansen[4]  Denmark
2012 Daniel Narcisse[5]  France
2013 Domagoj Duvnjak  Croatia
2014 Nikola Karabatić  France


Year Winner Country
1988 Svetlana Kitić  Yugoslavia
1989 Kim Hyun-Mee  South Korea
1990 Jasna Kolar-Merdan  Austria
1991 No vote
1994 Mia Hermansson  Sweden
1995 Erzsébet Kocsis  Hungary
1996 Lim O-Kyeong  South Korea
1997 Anja Andersen  Denmark
1998 Trine Haltvik  Norway
1999 Ausra Fridrikas  Austria
2000 Bojana Radulović  Hungary
2001 Cecilie Leganger  Norway
2002 Zhai Chao  China
2003 Bojana Radulović  Hungary
2004 Anita Kulcsár  Hungary
2005 Anita Görbicz  Hungary
2006 Nadine Krause  Germany
2007 Gro Hammerseng  Norway
2008 Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth[6]  Norway
2009 Allison Pineau[7]  France
2010 Cristina Neagu[3]  Romania
2011 Heidi Løke[4]  Norway
2012 Alexandra do Nascimento[5]  Brazil
2013 Andrea Lekić  Serbia
2014 Eduarda Amorim  Brazil


  1. ^ "Player of the Year - Men 2008". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Player of the Year - Men 2009". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Neagu and Jicha World Handball Players of the Year 2010". IHF. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011". International Handball Federation. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Alexandra do Nascimento and Daniel Narcisse are GRUNDFOS World Handball Players of the Year 2012". International Handball Federation. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Player of the Year - Women 2008". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Player of the Year - Women 2009". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 

External links

  • All the previous World Handball Players on the IHF homepage
  • World Handball Awards on the IHF homepage
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