Mikkel Hansen

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Mikkel Hansen
Mikkel Hansen 01.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 26)
Helsingør, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kilograms (205 lb)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Paris Handball
Number 24
Youth clubs
IF Helsingør
Senior clubs
0000–2005
2005–2008
2008–2010
2010–2012
2012–
Virum-Sorgenfri HK
GOG Svendborg
FC Barcelona
AG København
Paris Handball
National team
2008– Denmark 103 (486)[1]

Mikkel Hansen (born 22 October 1987) is a Danish handballer, currently playing in Paris. He was voted as the best handballer in the world in 2011 by the International Handball Federation. He joined FC Barcelona in June 2008. He previously played for Danish Handball League club GOG Svendborg, with whom he won the Danish championship in 2007. On 2 June 2010 he returned to Denmark, to play for AG København, after 2 years of playing in Spain.

Mikkel Hansen is also European Champion with the Danish national team, winning the 2012 title in Serbia. He was also selected into the All-Star team of the tournament as the best left back.[2] In 2011 he was a part of the Danish team that finished second in the World Championships in Sweden. He was the tournament's overall top goal scorer.

On 1 March 2012 Hansen was given the IHF World Player of the Year award in recognition of his performances throughout 2011 both on club and international level.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His father Flemming Hansen played for the Danish national handball team, where he played 120 national team matches, scored 240 goals and participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[4][5]

Achievements[edit]

  • Danish Cup:
    • Winner: 2005, 2010, 2011
    • Finalist: 2007, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, Denmark". EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO official website. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011". International Handball Federation. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mikkel går i farmands fodspor". sporten.dk. 2008-06-10. 
  5. ^ "HERRE A-LANDSHOLDSPILLERE - FLEMMING HANSEN". håndbold.info. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Czech Republic Filip Jícha
IHF World Player of the Year – Men
2011
Succeeded by
France Daniel Narcisse