Didier Dinart

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Didier Dinart
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Personal information
Full name Didier Dinart
Born (1977-01-18) January 18, 1977 (age 39)
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies
Nationality Flag of France.svg French
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 104 kilograms (229 lb)
Playing position Pivot
Nickname La Roca
Club information
Current club Retired
Senior clubs
Dijon Bourgogne HB
Montpellier HB
BM Ciudad Real
Atlético Madrid
PSG Handball
National team
1996-2008 French 231(133)
French Champion (DIM)
French Cup

Didier Dinart (born January 18, 1977 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French handball player, currently playing for the internationally renowned BM Ciudad Real handball team in Spain (where he is partner to, among others, Luc Abalo). Before joining BM Ciudad Real, he played for the current best French club Montpellier HB.

He is a highly skilled defensive player, and is widely regarded as one of the world's best handball defensive players. This effectiveness has granted him the nickname of La Roca (The Rock) in Spain.[citation needed]

He is also one of the most enduring players of the national team: his first appearance on the team was on Dec 20, 1996 against Croatia. He won all three major titles in handball (European championship, world championship, Olympic championship). He has represented France at four Olympic Games, including winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics[1] and the 2012 London Olympics.[2]


  • World Cup : 2001, 2009, 2011
  • Champions League : 2003, 2006, 2008
  • French Championship : 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
  • Spanish Championship : 2004
  • Spanish Supercup : 2004
  • Copa Asobal :
  • French Cup : 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • EHF Men’s Champions Trophy: 2006