Award Nominees

Gabor Danyi

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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 up to the task when he led the side to their third straight title in his first season as head coach. 

With Danyi’s guidance, Györ extended an incredible unbeaten run in the Champions League, which saw them undefeated since January 2018. Recording only wins in the group phase and main round, Györ effortlessly qualified for the quarter-finals. Györ took a decisive quarter-final win to reach the FINAL4, beat Vipers Kristiansand in the semi-final, and won the final versus Rostov by one goal. 

Danyi also led Györ to Hungary’s domestic championship title in 2019. 

Photo: EHF/Aniko Kovacs

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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Carlos Viver Arza

Country: ESP


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-fi...


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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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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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