Person List of Famous Handball Players

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List of famous handball players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top handball players in the world? This includes the most prominent handball players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. These popular handball players are also featured on the best Olympic athletes in team handball and the most famous female handball players. This list of notable handball players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic handball players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned handball players.

Famous handball players on this list include Gro Hammerseng, Anders Eggert,  Katrine Lunde, and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known handball players to the lesser known handball players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the handball player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous handball players ever?" and "What are the names of famous handball players?" then you're in the right place.

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Linnea Torstenson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Linnea Marie Torstenson is a Swedish female handballer who plays as a left back for CSM București in the Romanian Liga Naţională and the Sweden national team. She was among the top ten goalscorers at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She has also competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Eskilstuna, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Profession: Handball Player

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#783 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#61 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Team Handball

#52 on The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Anders Eggert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Anders Eggert


Anders Eggert Magnussen is a Danish handball player currently playing for SG Flensburg-Handewitt. He has previously played in Denmark for GOG and Brabrand IF. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Profession: Handball Player

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Oussama Boughanmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Oussama Boughanmi is a Tunisian handball player. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the quarterfinals. ...more

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Age: 25

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Nationality: Tunisia

Profession: Handball Player

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Therese Islas Helgesson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Therese Islas Helgesson is a Swedish handball player. She plays for the club Nordstrand IF and for the Swedish national team. She participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, where the Swedish team placed eight. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Stockholm, Nacka, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Profession: Handball Player

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#66 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Team Handball

#95 on The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Gro Hammerseng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Gro Hammerseng-Edin is a Norwegian handballer playing for the Norwegian national team and Norwegian club Larvik HK. She has been the captain of the national team for several years, and in 2007 she was voted female World Handball Player of the Year. ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Gjøvik, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Profession: Handball Player

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#247 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#68 on Openly Gay Athletes

#582 on The Best European Athletes of All Time

#17 on Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Katrine Lunde Haraldsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Katrine Lunde is a Norwegian team handball goalkeeper, playing for the Russian club Rostov-Don. She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Kristine Lunde-Borgersen. Her sporting achievements include gold medals with the Norwegian national team at the Olympic Games, World Championships and ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Profession: Handball Player

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Kornél Nagy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Kornél Nagy


Kornél Nagy is a Hungarian handball player who plays for US Dunkerque HB and the Hungarian national team. He participated on three European Championships and two World Championships. ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Püspökladány, Hungary

Nationality: Hungary

Profession: Handball Player

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Maja Zebić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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Maja Zebić is a Croatian handballer playing in the left wing position for the Croatian national team and ŽRK Vardar. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Profession: Handball Player

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