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Date: 2/21/2019
 

With the voting for the 2018 IHF Player of the Year opening today, the IHF are pleased to announce the nominees for the coveted award. The five nominees in each category have been selected based on proposals submitted by a panel of experts, comprised of national team coaches and members of the IHF.  

 

2018 IHF World Player of the Year nominees – men

 

Sander Sagosen (NOR)

Position: centre back/left back
Club: Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 All-star centre back

- Third at VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018

- VELUX EHF Champions League All-star left back

- French Cup winner

- French championship winner


Jim Gottfridsson (SWE)

Position: centre back
Club: SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER) 

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 Most Valuable Player

- EHF EURO 2018 runner-up with Sweden

- German championship winner

 

Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (DEN)

Position: centre back
Club: SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER) 

Achievements in 2018:

- German championship winner

- EHF EURO 2018 semi-finalist (fourth place)

- Third top scorer at EHF EURO 2018 (40 goals)

 

Mikkel Hansen (DEN)

Position: left back
Club: Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)  

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 All-star left back

- EHF EURO 2018 semi-finalist (fourth place)

- Second top scorer at EHF EURO 2018 (43 goals)

- Third at VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018

- French Cup winner

- French championship winner

 

Vincent Gerard (FRA)

Position: goalkeeper
Club: Montpellier HB (FRA)  

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 All-star goalkeeper

- EHF EURO 2018 bronze medallist

- Second-ranked goalkeeper at EHF EURO 2018

- VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/18 winner

- French championship runner-up

 

2018 IHF World Player of the Year nominees – women

 

Anna Vyakhireva (RUS)
Position: right back/right wing
Club: Rostov-Don (RUS)  

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 Most Valuable Player

- EHF EURO 2018 runner-up

- Fourth top scorer at EHF EURO 2018 (43 goals)

- Fourth at Women’s EHF FINAL4 2018

- Russian Superleague winner

- Russia Cup winner

 

Cristina Neagu (ROU)

Position: left back
Club: CSM Bucuresti (ROU)  

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF Champions League top scorer (110 goals)

- Bronze at Women’s EHF FINAL4 2018

- EHF EURO 2018 semi-finalist (fourth place)

- Broke all-time top scorer record at European championships at EHF EURO 2018 – now first in all competition history, with 237 goals

- Third top scorer at EHF EURO 2018

- Romanian championship winner

- Romanian Cup winner


Amandine Leynaud (FRA)

Position: goalkeeper
Club: Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN) in 2018/19 season; HC Vardar in 2017/18

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 All-star goalkeeper

- EHF EURO 2018 winner

- Women’s EHF FINAL4 Most Valuable Player

- EHF FINAL4 runner-up (with HC Vardar)

- Macedonian championship winner

- -Macedonian Cup winner

 

Stine Oftedal (NOR)

Position: centre back
Club: Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 All-star centre back

- EHF Champions League winner

- Hungarian championship winner

- Hungarian Cup winner

 

Estelle Nze Minko (FRA)

Position: centre back/left back
Club: Siófok KC (HUN)

Achievements in 2018:

- EHF EURO 2018 winner

- Fifth top scorer at EHF EURO 2018 (38 goals)

 

In order to cast your vote, please click HERE. Voting closes on 15 March 2019.

 

Voters are kindly reminded to focus their selection on performance in 2018, and to disregard the first months of 2019.

 

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    Liselotte Nielsen 21 February 2019

    2018 IHF World Player of the Year nominees – men

    I am voting for Mikkel Hansen

    Marianne Agerne Jepsen 21 February 2019

    Rasmus Lauge schmidt

    Rasmus Lauge Danmark fortjener at vinde, han har virkelig spillet fantastisk, han er i den grad verdensklasse.

    Gina Avram 21 February 2019

    Cristina Neagu

    Cristina Neagu - the best of all times

    Ioana Goldbach 22 February 2019

    Vote 2018

    Cristina Neagu (ROU the best in all for 2018

    Milen Yanev 22 February 2019

    2018

    Ana Vyahireva

    Bogdan Nicolau 22 February 2019

    Vote 2018

    Cristia Neagu the best

    Manea Catalin 22 February 2019

    World player 2018

    Cristina Neagu îs The Best!

    Razvan Guler 22 February 2019

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    I cannot vote as they are requesting for a password

    Catalina Iacob 22 February 2019

    Cristina Neagu!!!

    Cristina Neagu, the best of the best!!!

    Daniel Crisan 22 February 2019

    2018 IHF Player of the Year

    Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (DEN) Stine Oftedal (NOR)