Isabel Blanco

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Isabel Blanco
Isabel Blanco 20141115.jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-05-10) 10 May 1979 (age 35)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Larvik HK
Number 5
National team
2004– Norway 79 (156)[1]

Isabel Blanco (born May 10, 1979 in Bergen) is a Norwegian handball player of Galician descent. She is currently a line player for the Norwegian club Larvik HK and the Norwegian National Team.

Club career[edit]

Blanco has previously played for the clubs Kjøkkelvik, Vadmyra, Nordnes, Tertnes, Club El Ferrobus Mislata and Aalborg DH. She obtained a silver medal in the 2005 and 2008 Danish championships, and a bronze medal in 2006, when she was voted Pivot of the Year in the Danish league.

National team[edit]

She won a gold medal at the 2004 European Women's Handball Championship with the Norwegian national team[2] and again at the 2008 European Women's Handball Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Her father is Fernando Blanco Jiménez, a Spanish-Galician and former Deportivo de La Coruña football player. She has not lived in Spain except for the one year at Club El Ferrobus Mislata.[3]

Blanco is an avid painter and photographer, and has stated on numerous occasions that she would like to pursue them as a career when she is done with handball. Blanco has her own website where she sells her paintings.[4]


  1. ^ "XXI Women's World Championship 2013. Team Roster, Norway". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "6th European Handball Championships – Hungary 2004 – Team Norway" (Retrieved on February 25, 2008)
  3. ^ Christiansen, Anders K. (11 December 2004). "- Vi bør slå Spania". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  4. ^