Daniel Narcisse

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Daniel Narcisse
Daniel Narcisse 12.jpg
Narcisse in 2013
Personal information
Born (1979-12-16) 16 December 1979 (age 37)
Saint-Denis, France
Nationality French
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
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
2000–2017 France 309 (912)

Daniel Narcisse (born 16 December 1979) is a French handball player for Paris Handball and the French national team.[1][2]


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

Narcisse is a longtime player on the France national handball team, and won with it all major titles: world title (in 2001, 2009, 2015 and 2017), European title (in 2006, 2010 and 2014) and Olympic gold medal (in 2008 and 2012). His main strength as a field player is his jumping ability, enabling him to score goals above interfering defense players. This ability earned him the nickname Air France.[3]

Narcisse was voted into the All star team at the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship,[4] where France finished third. In 2012 he was named the IHF World Player of the Year.[3][5]


  1. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel Narcisse. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Daniel Narcisse. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "France"European Handbal Federation (2008) (Retrieved on February 1, 2008)
  5. ^ "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.