Award Nominees

Tess Wester

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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-star Team goalkeeper, after making 107 saves – the second highest number in the competition. 

On a club level, Wester clinched third place in the Danish championship with her club Odense. Odense reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2018/19, but were knocked out by Györ in that stage. For the 2019/20 season, Odense contested the second-tier EHF Cup. 

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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Lois Abbingh

Country: NED

Left Back

Alongside Polman, Lois Abbingh was the critical element for the Netherlands’ world title win in December 2019. Abbingh was the top scorer of the Wo...


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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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