Award Nominees

Roberto García Parrondo

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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, as he led North Macedonian club HC Vardar to the title in Europe’s premier international club competition, the Champions League.

Vardar had survived a challenging season to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League and secure a place at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019 in Cologne, Germany. In the semi-final, they pulled off a miraculous comeback after trailing Barcelona by seven goals at half-time. In the end, Vardar qualified for the final with a 29:27 win. The North Macedonian team clinched the title with a 27:24 victory over Telekom Veszprém. 

Following the Champions League win, Parrondo changed his focus solely to the Egypt men’s national team. 

Photo: EHF/Uros Hocevar, Axel Heimken, Marcel Lämmerhirt, Christian Stadler

Nominated World Coaches Of The Year

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Nikolaj Jacobsen

Country: DEN


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Christian Berge

Country: NOR


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Maik Machulla

Country: GER


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Didier Dinart

Country: FRA


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