Award Nominees

Nikolaj Jacobsen

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Nikolaj Jacobsen’s most notable 2019 success was undoubtedly the historic first world title won on home ground in January at the 26th IHF Men’s World Championship hosted by Germany and Denmark. Denmark had never raised the World Championship before, and they did it after a perfect run of only victories on the path to the podium in Herning. 

Denmark’s world title win was hardly ever in doubt. Even in the high-pressure final stages, the World Championship co-hosts had little trouble, defeating France 38:30 in the semi-final and Norway 31:22 in the final. 

Alongside his role as head coach for Denmark, Jacobsen was head coach for German Bundesliga club Rhein-Neckar Löwen until the end of the 2018/19 season, leading the side to fourth place in the German championship that year. Löwen reached the Last 16 in the Champions League, where they were eliminated. 
 

Nominated World Coaches Of The Year

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Christian Berge

Country: NOR


Christian Berge was Jacobsen’s opponent in the 26th IHF Men’s World Championship final, after leading Norway to the trophy match for the second con...


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Roberto García Parrondo

Country: EGY


While Roberto Parrondo took the helm of the Egypt men’s national team in May 2019, his biggest 2019 success came prior to that and on a club level,...


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Maik Machulla

Country: GER


In 2019, Maik Machulla celebrated his second straight title with Flensburg in what is regarded as the toughest domestic league in Europe, the Germa...


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Didier Dinart

Country: FRA


Didier Dinart rounds out the list of nominees voted in based on their team’s performance at the 2019 IHF Men’s World Championship. At Germany/Denma...


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