Guillaume Gille

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Guillaume Gille
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Guillaume Gille playing for HSV Hamburg in 2007.
Medal record
Men's handball
Competitor for  France
Summer Olympics
Gold 2008 Beijing Team competition
Gold 2012 London Team
World Championships
Gold 2001 France Team competition
Gold 2009 Croatia Team competition
Bronze 1997 Japan Team competition
Bronze 2003 Portugal Team competition
Bronze 2005 Tunisia Team competition
European Championships
Gold 2006 Switzerland Team competition
Gold 2010 Austria Team competition
Bronze 2008 Norway Team competition

Guillaume Alain Gille (born 12 July 1976 in Valence, Drôme), is a retired handballer from France, having last played for Chambéry SH. He was the winner of the gold medal at the 2008[1] and 2012 Summer Olympics[2] and is the older brother of Bertrand Gille.

Career[edit]

Gille's career as a handballer began early. Already in 1984, he was playing for HBC Loriol, followed by a sport étude. From 1996 to 2002, he played for Chambéry SH, before joining HSV Hamburg in the Bundesliga. He has been playing with his brother, Bertrand Gille, since their childhood.

He has been a member of the French national team since 1996. Gille got his debut on 26 November 1996 against Serbia. He has played 276 matches and scored 658 goals in full. He was a play-maker on the team, that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2009 World Championships and 2010 European Championships. He has been a part of the French team, that completed a hat-trick by winning in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Gille was named Hamburgs Sportler des Jahres (Hamburg athlete of the year) in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

He has two younger brothers; Bertrand Gille, born in 1978 and Benjamin Gille, born in 1982.

Medals and victories[edit]

  • French Handball champions 2001
  • Vicechampion in Germany 2004 and 2008
  • Supercup winner in Germany 2004, 2006 and 2009
  • German Cup-winner 2006, 2010
  • French Cup-winner 2002
  • Winner of Cup Winners Cup 2007
  • Bronze medal from European Championships 2008
  • Gold medal from Summer Olympics 2008
  • World Champion 2009
  • European Champion 2010
  • Hamburgs Sportler des Jahres 2009
  • Gold medal from Summer Olympics 2012

Seasons for HSV Hamburg[edit]

Season Club League Games Goals 7-Meter Besides 7-Meter
2002/03 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 10 34 1 33
2003/04 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 31 111 0 111
2004/05 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 34 130 0 130
2005/06 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 33 84 0 84
2006/07 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 34 90 0 90
2007/08 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 30 66 0 66
2008/09 HSV Hamburg Bundesliga 31 59 0 59
2002–2009 Total Bundesliga 203 574 1 573

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