Award Nominees

Didier Dinart

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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/Denmark 2019, Dinart led France to the bronze medal thanks to a thrilling last-second victory over Germany in the 3/4 play-off. 

France topped their preliminary round group after four wins, versus Brazil, Serbia, the Unified Team of Korea and Russia, as well as one draw, against Germany. Germany passed France in the main round standings, with France beating Spain and Iceland in that stage, but losing to Croatia. Still, the second-place finish in the main round was enough for France to reach the semi-finals. 

After the disappointing semi-final loss to Denmark in Hamburg, France vied for the bronze medal against Germany in Herning. A last-second counter attack goal scored by Nikola Karabatic earned France the bronze medal. 
 

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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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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