Daniel Narcisse

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Daniel Narcisse
Daniel Narcisse 13.jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-12-16) 16 December 1979 (age 35)
Réunion, France
Nationality French
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 93 kilograms (205 lb)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Paris Handball
Number 25
Senior clubs
Chambéry Savoie Handball
VfL Gummersbach
Chambéry Savoie Handball
THW Kiel
Paris Handball
National team
  France 264 (814)[1]

Daniel Narcisse (born 16 December 1979) is a French handball player.

He joined THW Kiel in 2009 , replacing Nikola Karabatic, and has since 2013 played for Paris Handball .[2]

He is also a longtime player on the France national handball team, with which he won all major titles: World champion (twice, in 2001 and 2009), European champion (three times, in 2006, 2010 and 2014) and Olympic champion (twice, in 2008 and 2012).

His main strength as a field player is his ability to jump very high, to the point of being able to score goals above interfering defense players. This ability has earned him the nickname of Air France, in France as well as in Germany.

He was voted into the All star team at the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship,[3] where France finished third. In 2012 he was named the IHF World Player of the Year.[4]


  1. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Daniel Narcisse Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "France"European Handbal Federation (2008) (Retrieved on February 1, 2008)
  4. ^ "Alexandra do Nascimento and Daniel Narcisse are GRUNDFOS World Handball Players of the Year 2012". International Handball Federation. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
Preceded by
Denmark Mikkel Hansen
IHF World Player of the Year – Men
Succeeded by
Croatia Domagoj Duvnjak