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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 Torstenson 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 ...more

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

Oussama Boughanmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Oussama Boughanmi 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 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 ...more

Gro Hammerseng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Gro Hammerseng 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 ...more

Katrine Lunde Haraldsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Katrine Lunde 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 ...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 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 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 Mikkel Hansen is a Danish handball player, currently playing in PSG Handball. He was voted as the IHF World Player of the Year in 2011 by the International Handball Federation. He joined FC ...more

Nikola Karabatić is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Nikola Karabatić Nikola Karabatić is a French handball player of Croatian and Serbian origin. With the French national handball team, he won two gold medals in Summer Olympics, three gold medals in World ...more

Jaleleddine Touati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jaleleddine Touati 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 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 is a Brazilian female handball player. She plays for HCM Baia Mare in the Romanian Liga Naţională and the Brazilian national team. In 2012, she was the first ...more

Jessica Alonso Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jessica Alonso Bernardo Jessica Alonso Bernardo is a Spanish handball player, playing for the club Le Havre AC and on the Spanish women's national team. She was part of the Spanish team at the 2008 European Women's ...more

Bertrand Gille is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Bertrand Gille Bertrand Fabien Gille is a handball player from France. Very strong physically, he is considered one of the best pivot players in the world, and was honored with the title of World Player of the ...more

Ivana Lovrić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Ivana Lovrić 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 Thierry Omeyer is a French handball goalkeeper who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain Handball. Member of the French national team since 1999, he has won all major titles with the team: ...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 is a Spanish handballer who plays for Fleury Loiret HB and the Spanish national team. Previously, Mangué played for RK Zaječar, however, due to ...more

Camilla Herrem is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Camilla Herrem Camilla Herrem is a Norwegian handball player who plays as a left wing for HCM Baia Mare in the Romanian Liga Naţională and the Norwegian national team.

Yvonne Leuthold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Yvonne Leuthold 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 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 is a Brazilian handball player who plays as a left back for the Hungarian club Győri Audi ETO KC and the Brazilian national team. She was voted ...more

Arpad Sterbik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Arpad Sterbik Arpad Sterbik Capar is a professional handball goalkeeper who plays for RK Vardar. Born in Senta, SFR Yugoslavia, Sterbik is of Hungarian descent and holds Hungarian, Serbian and Spanish ...more

Paek Won-Chul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Paek Won-Chul Paek Won-chul is a Korean handball player who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, in the 2004 Summer Olympics, in the 2008 Summer Olympics and in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Sarah Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Sarah Hargreaves Sarah Hargreaves is a British handball goalkeeper. She plays for the British national team, and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Her club is Slagelse FH.

Louise Burgaard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Louise Burgaard Louise Burgaard is a Danish handball player. She plays on the Danish national team, and participated at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London ...more

Lynn McCafferty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Lynn McCafferty Lynn McCafferty is a British handball player. She plays for the British national team, and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Patrekur Jóhannesson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Patrekur Jóhannesson Patrekur Jóhannesson is an Icelandic former handball player and current coach who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. In November 2011 he was appointed the head coach for the Austrian ...more

Amine Bannour is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Amine Bannour Amine Bannour is a Tunisian handball player.

Wael Jallouz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Wael Jallouz Wael Jallouz is a Tunisian handball player.

Rajko Prodanović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Rajko Prodanović Rajko Prodanović is a Serbian handballer who plays for SC Pick Szeged and the Serbian national team as a right wing.

Jelena Grubišić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jelena Grubišić Jelena Grubišić is a Croatian team handball goalkeeper. She plays on the Croatian national team and for Hungarian handball club Győri Audi ETO KC. She participated at the 2011 World Women's ...more

Heykel Megannem is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Heykel Megannem Heykel Megannem is a Tunisian handball player and coach.

Johnny Jensen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Johnny Jensen Johnny Jensen is a Norwegian handball player. He played 191 matches and scored 287 goals for the Norway national handball team between 1995 and 2009. He participated at the 2001, 2005, 2007 and ...more

Christopher Mohr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Christopher Mohr Christopher Mohr is a British handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Great Britain national handball team in the men's tournament.

Dobrivoje Marković is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Dobrivoje Marković Dobrivoje Marković is a Serbian handballer who plays for the Macedonian team RK Vardar PRO and the Serbia national team. He was part of the Serbian squad at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Nina Heglund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Nina Heglund Nina Heglund is a Norwegian-British handball player. She plays for the British national team, and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Heglund has a Scottish mother and is a dual ...more

Moon Eun Hee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Moon Eun Hee Ryu Eun-Hee is a South Korean handball player. She plays for the club Incheon, and on the South Korean national team. She competed for the Korean team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Jung Yu-Ra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jung Yu-Ra Jung Yu-Ra is a South Korean team handball player. She plays on the South Korean national team, and participated at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil.

Amanda Kurtović is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Amanda Kurtović Amanda Kurtović is a Norwegian handball player. She currently plays for Oppsal IF Håndball, and on the Norwegian national team. She made her debut on the Norwegian national team in 2011. ...more

John Pearce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
John Pearce John Pearce is a British handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Great Britain national handball team in the men's tournament. He was educated at Dumpton School where ...more

Lyn Byl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Lyn Byl Lyn Byl is a British handball player. Born in Germany, she has an English mother and plays for the British national team. She made her debut for Great Britain in 2008 and competed at the 2012 ...more

Jung Suyong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Jung Suyong Jung Su-young is a Korean handball player who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Park Kyungsuk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Park Kyungsuk Park Kyungsuk is a South Korean handball player.

Holly Lam-Moores is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Holly Lam-Moores Holly Lam-Moores is a British team handball player. Born in Burnley, Lancashire, Lam-Moores started playing handball aged 12 at Alder Grange High School in Rawtenstall after it had been ...more

Martin Hare is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Martin Hare Martin Hare is a British handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Great Britain national handball team in the men's tournament.

Marie Gerbron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Marie Gerbron Marie Gerbron is a British handball player. She plays for the British national team, and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Aymen Toumi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Handball Players
Aymen Toumi Aymen Toumi is a Tunisian handball player for HBC Nantes, French team in the LNH Division 1. He was born in Sousse. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in ...more