Frank von Behren

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Frank von Behren
Frank von Behren (2010-12-10).JPG
Frank von Behren in 2010
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's Handball
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team Competition
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2002 Sweden Team Competition

Frank von Behren (born 28 September 1976 in Hille) is a retired German team handball player.

Club career[edit]

Von Behren played professionally for GWD Minden (1996–2003), VfL Gummersbach (2003–2006), SG Flensburg-Handewitt (2006–2008) and again Minden (2008). He reached the EHF Champions League final in 2007 with Flensburg.

Sustaining a broken thumb on top of a severe shoulder injury, van Behren ended his playing career on 1 August 2008.

International career[edit]

On 10 March 1998 von Behren made his international debut for Germany in a match against Sweden in Ellwangen. Until 2008, he played 167 games for the national team, scoring 356 goals.

He received a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] Prior to that, he had received a silver medal at the 2002 European championship.

Personal life[edit]

Von Behren is married and has three children. In 2008 he started studying sport management in Oldenburg. Van Behren worked as a pundit for Eurosport's German language coverage of the EHF Champions League. As of the 2014–15 season he does the same job for Sky Deutschland.


  1. ^ "2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Handball" (Retrieved on February 2, 2008)