Award Nominees

Carlos Viver Arza

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Carlos Viver was Mayonnade’s opponent in the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship final. His side, Spain, lost the final narrowly, but their semi-final performance was one of the most memorable at Japan 2019. 

Spain reached the semi-finals after topping their preliminary group thanks to five straight wins – versus Romania, Hungary, Senegal, Kazakhstan and Montenegro. In the main round, Spain drew with Sweden, defeated Japan and lost to Russia, ranking second and booking a semi-final place. 

In the semi-final, Spain produced an exceptional defensive game and always appeared to have the upper hand over Norway despite a level score line at half-time. The ‘Guerreras’ (warriors) proved worthy of their nickname in the semi-final and again in the final, but were ultimately defeated by one goal in the trophy match. 

Nevertheless, it was the first time Spain reached the Women’s World Championship final and hopes are high for Carlos Viver’s squad at the next edition on home ground. 
 

Nominated World Coaches Of The Year

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Emmanuel Mayonnade

Country: NED


2019 was an exceptional year for Emmanuel Mayonnade. In the first half of the year, he led Metz Handball to the semi-finals in the Champions League...


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Ambrosio Jose Martin Cedres

Country: RUS


After many years leading top Champions League club Györ, Ambros Martin moved to Rostov-Don before the 2018/19 season and led the team to the final ...


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Gabor Danyi

Country: HUN


Gabor Danyi had the tough task of filling Ambros Martin’s shoes when the Spaniard departed Györ, but Martin’s former assistant coach proved he was ...


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Thorir Hergeirsson

Country: NOR


As head coach of Norway, Thorir Hergeirsson’s headlining achievement in 2019 was reaching the semi-finals at the IHF Women’s World Championship in ...


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