Gille playing for HSV Hamburg in 2007
|Full name||Guillaume Alain Gille|
|Born||12 July 1976 (age 40)
Valence, Drôme, France
Guillaume Alain Gille (born 12 July 1976 in Valence, Drôme), is a retired handballer from France, having last played for Chambéry SH. He was the winner of the gold medal at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics and is the older brother of Bertrand Gille.
Gille's career as a handballer began early. Already in 1984, he was playing for HBC Loriol, followed by a sport étude. From 1996 to 2002, he played for Chambéry SH, before joining HSV Hamburg in the Bundesliga. He has been playing with his brother, Bertrand Gille, since their childhood.
He has been a member of the French national team since 1996. Gille got his debut on 26 November 1996 against Serbia. He has played 276 matches and scored 658 goals in full. He was a play-maker on the team, that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2009 World Championships and 2010 European Championships. He has been a part of the French team, that completed a hat-trick by winning in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Gille was named Hamburgs Sportler des Jahres (Hamburg athlete of the year) in 2010.
Medals and victories
- French Handball champions 2001
- Vicechampion in Germany 2004 and 2008
- Supercup winner in Germany 2004, 2006 and 2009
- German Cup-winner 2006, 2010
- French Cup-winner 2002
- Winner of Cup Winners Cup 2007
- Bronze medal from European Championships 2008
- Gold medal from Summer Olympics 2008
- World Champion 2009
- European Champion 2010
- Hamburgs Sportler des Jahres 2009
- Gold medal from Summer Olympics 2012
Seasons for HSV Hamburg
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