Award Nominees

Estavana Polman

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As the Most Valuable Player of the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship, Estavana Polman played a critical role in the Netherlands’ trophy-winning success. Polman ranked among the top scorers at Japan 2019, with 58 goals, and was fourth in assists, with 43. Along with her MVP award, Polman was named All-star Team centre back at the World Championship. 

With her club, Team Esbjerg, Polman had a great year in 2019. The 2019 season ended with Esbjerg claiming their second Danish championship trophy in history, as well as reaching the final of Europe’s second-tier international competition, the EHF Cup. For the 2019/20 season, Esbjerg moved up to the premier club competition, the Champions League. 

Polman was instrumental in all club competitions for Esbjerg. She finished as the fourth top scorer overall in the EHF Cup 2018/19 and also ranking among the top scorers in the Champions League in the first half of the 2019/20 season. 

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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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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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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