Award Nominees

Christian Berge

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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 consecutive time. 

The two sides were drawn into the same preliminary round group, and therefore also met at the end of the first stage. Denmark were the only team to destroy an otherwise perfect record for Norway at GER/DEN 2019. 

In the preliminary round, Norway beat all the same opponents as Denmark – Tunisia, Chile, Austria and Saudi Arabia – before suffering a 26:30 loss to the ultimate world champions. In the main round, Norway overthrew Sweden, Egypt and Hungary to reach the semi-finals. There, Norway knocked Germany out of the running for the title with a 31:25 win.

Berge’s work with Norway has now seen them reach the semi-finals in four of the five most recent major international championships. 
 

Nominated World Coaches Of The Year

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Nikolaj Jacobsen

Country: DEN


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 Wor...


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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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