Christian Schwarzer

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Christian Schwarzer
Schwarzer in 2006
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Born 23 October 1969 (1969-10-23) (age 47)
Braunschweig, Germany

Christian "Blacky" Schwarzer (born 23 October 1969) is a now-retired professional German handball player and a member of the 2004 Olympic silver medal-winning Germany national handball team.

Born in Braunschweig, Schwarzer played for VfL Fredenbeck from 1987 to 1991; Schwarzer's first game for the German national handball team was on 21 November 1989, against the German Democratic Republic in Wilhelmshaven.

Schwarzer played for TV Niederwürzbach from 1991 to 1999. While playing for FC Barcelona Handbol from 1999 to 2001, the German handball player of the year 2001, won the National Championship of Spain, the National Cup of Spain and the EHF Champions League in 2000. Since 2001, he has played for TBV Lemgo, with which he won the National Cup of Germany in 2002, the National Championship of Germany in 2003 and the EHF Cup in 2006.

During his career, Schwarzer took part in six World Men's Handball Championships, five European Men's Handball Championships and three Olympic Games. He has participated in 310 international matches, with 949 goals. In 2004, he retired but was reactivated for the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship. After becoming World champion, he stepped down again and became a handball coach.