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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.

Linnea Torstenson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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 ...more
Anders Eggert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Anders Eggert
Anders Eggert Magnussen (born 14 May 1982) is a Danish handball player currently playing for Skjern Håndbold. He has previously played in Denmark for GOG and german side SG ...more
Oussama Boughanmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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.
Therese Islas Helgesson ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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, ...more
Gro Hammerseng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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 ...more
Katrine Lunde Haraldsen ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Katrine Lunde (born 30 March 1980) is a Norwegian handball goalkeeper for Vipers Kristiansand and the Norwegian national team.She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Kristine ...more
Kornél Nagy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
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.
Maja Zebić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Maja Zebić is a Croatian handballer playing in the left wing position for the Croatian national team and ŽRK Vardar.
Anita Gaće is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Anita Gaće is a Croatian handballer playing for Dinamo Volgograd and the Croatian national team. After winning many Croatian championship and Croatian cup trophies in the past years, Gaće ...more
Mikkel Hansen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Mikkel Hansen (born 22 October 1987) is a Danish handball player for Paris Saint-Germain and the Danish national team.Hansen has been named the IHF World Player of the Year for a record-tying ...more
Nikola Karabatić is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Nikola Karabatić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Карабатић; born 11 April 1984) is a male French handball player for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team.With the French national handball ...more
Jaleleddine Touati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jaleleddine Touati is a Tunisian handball player, playing for Dunkerque. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the ...more
Selim Hedoui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Selim Hedoui is a Tunisian handball player, playing for Al Arabi. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the
Alexandra Do Nascimento ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Alexandra Do Nascimento
Alexandra Priscila do Nascimento (born 16 September 1981) is a Brazilian female handball player who plays for Érd HC and the Brazilian national team.
Jessica Alonso Bernardo ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jessica Alonso Bernardo
Jessica Alonso Bernardo (born 20 September 1983 in Gijón) is a former Spanish handball player, who was of the Spanish women's national team. She was part of the Spanish team at the 2008 ...more
Bertrand Gille is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Bertrand Fabien Gille (born 24 March 1978 in Valence, Drôme) is a handball player from France. Very strong physically (1.87m, 98 kg), he is considered one of the best pivot players in the ...more
Ivana Lovrić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Ivana Lovrić is a Croatian team handball player. She plays on the Croatian national team, and participated at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil.
Thierry Omeyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Thierry Omeyer (born 2 November 1976) is a retired French handball goalkeeper. A member of the French national team since 1999, he has won all major titles with the team: world champion (five ...more
Miranda Tatari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Miranda Tatari
Miranda Tatari is a Croatian handball player. She plays on the Croatian national team, and participated at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil.
Marta Mangué is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Marta Mangué
Marta Mangué González (born 23 April 1983) is a Spanish handballer for Brest Bretagne Handball and the Spanish national team. She was part of the Spanish team that won the bronze ...more
Camilla Herrem is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Camilla Herrem (born 8 October 1986) is a Norwegian handball player for Sola HK and the Norwegian national team.
Yvonne Leuthold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Yvonne Leuthold is a British handball player. She plays for the British national team, and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Lee Chang-Woo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Lee Chang-woo is a Korean handball player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Eduarda Amorim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Eduarda Amorim
Eduarda Idalina "Duda" Amorim Taleska (born 23 September 1986) is a Brazilian handball player for Győri Audi ETO KC and the Brazilian national team.She was voted World Handball Player ...more
Arpad Sterbik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Arpad Sterbik Capar (Hungarian: Sterbik Árpád, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛrbik ˈaːrpaːd]; Serbian: Арпад Штербик / Arpad Šterbik; born 20 November 1979) is a Spanish handball ...more