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Famous Female Handball Players

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List of famous female handball players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female handball players list contains the most prominent and top females known for being handball players. There are thousand of females working as handball players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic handball players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a handball player then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female handball players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female handball players?" and "Who are the best female handball players?"
  • Linnea Marie Torstenson (born 30 March 1983) is a Swedish female handballer who plays as a left back for Liga Națională club CSM București. She officially retired from the Sweden national team on 21 February 2017. Torstenson competed in three Olympic Games (2008, 2012 & 2016).She was given the award of Cetățean de onoare ("Honorary Citizen") of the city of Bucharest in 2016.  ...more
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • Therese Islas Helgesson (born 1983) 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, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, where Sweden came 11th.  ...more
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Nacka, Sweden
  • Gro Hammerseng-Edin (born 10 April 1980 in Gjøvik as Gro Hammerseng) is a Norwegian former handballer who last played for the club Larvik HK. She was captain of the Norwegian national team for several years, and in 2007 she was voted female World Handball Player of the Year.  ...more
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Gjøvik, Norway
  • Maja Zebić is a Croatian handballer playing in the left wing position for the Croatian national team and ŽRK Vardar.  ...more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Croatia