Award Nominees

Lois Abbingh

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Alongside Polman, Lois Abbingh was the critical element for the Netherlands’ world title win in December 2019. Abbingh was the top scorer of the World Championship, with 71 goals – and it was her 71st that secured the trophy for the Netherlands. She also made 30 assists. 

Earlier in the year, playing alongside Vyakhireva with Russian club Rostov-Don, Abbingh reached the final of the Champions League and also won the Russian championship. She was Rostov’s top scorer in the 2018/19 season, with 63 goals. 

Nominated World Players Of The Year

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Anna Vyakhireva

Country: RUS

Right Back

Russian right back Anna Vyakhireva was a key player when her team claimed the bronze medal at the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship in December 2...


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Tess Wester

Country: NED

Goalkeeper

Dutch goalkeeper Tess Wester capped 2019 by winning the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship with the Netherlands. She was named the Japan 2019 All-...


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Estavana Polman

Country: NED

Centre Back

As the Most Valuable Player of the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship, Estavana Polman played a critical role in the Netherlands’ trophy-winning s...


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Stine Bredal Oftedal

Country: NOR

Centre Back

Stine Oftedal’s biggest achievements in 2019 were in club competitions, as she was a key part of Györi Audi ETO KC’s retention of the Champions Lea...


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