Hans Baumann Trophy

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The Hans Baumann Trophy, which was endowed by the Spanish members of the IHF, commemorates the late President of the IHF (1950 to 1971), Hans Baumann. It is awarded to IHF member federations.


The Hans Baumann Trophy is awarded to a member federation every two years at the IHF Ordinary Congress. It is awarded for particular services to the development and spread of Handball in the member federation’s own country and/or throughout the world.

The recipient is selected and the trophy awarded by the IHF Council at the recommendation of the IHF Executive Committee. Member federations may submit a detailed recommendation to the IHF Head Office, specifying the reasons, no later than six months before the Congress.

The member federation receiving the award is given a diploma drawn up by the donors and a small replica of the trophy.

Previous winners[edit]

In 1986, Spain has been selected as the recipient of the Hans Baumann Trophy. The Spanish Handball Federation has made a particular contribution by organizing the symposium and special tournament for studying and testing new ideas for the format of the game.

In 2002, Russia has been selected as the recipient of the Hans Baumann Trophy. The Handball Union of Russia was awarded the trophy for the great contribution to the world development of this sport.

List of Winners[edit]

From the commencement of the Trophy till date, the trophy has been awarded to the following countries for their extra ordinary contribution to the development of Handball.

Year 1972 - 1998[edit]

Year Winner
1972 United Kingdom British Handball Association
1974 Italy Italian Handball Federation
1976 Algeria Algerian Handball Federation
1978 Kuwait Kuwait Handball Association
1980 France French Handball Federation
1982 South Korea Korea Handball Federation
1984 Republic of the Congo Federation de Handball du Congo
1986 Spain Royal Spanish Handball Federation
1988 Austria Austrian Handball Association
1990 Portugal Portuguese Handball Federation
1992 Ivory Coast Federation Ivoirienne de Handball,
1994 None Awarded
1996 Brazil Brazilian Handball Confederation
1998 Japan Japan Handball Association

Year 2000 - 2100[edit]

Year Winner
2000 China Chinese Handball Association
2002 Russia Handball Union of Russia
2004 Croatia Croatian Handball Federation
2007 Romania Romanian Handball Federation
2009 Germany German Handball Association
2011 Argentina Argentinean Handball Confederation
2013 Denmark Danish Handball Federation

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