Kiril Lazarov

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Kiril Lazarov
Kiril Lazarov 07.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 (age 35)
Sveti Nikole, SR Macedonia,
Nationality Macedonian
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kilograms (209 lb)
Playing position Right back
Nickname Kire
Club information
Current club FC Barcelona
Number 77
Youth clubs
RK Ovče Pole
RK Borec
Senior clubs
RK Pelister
RK Zagreb
KC Veszprém
RK Zagreb
BM Ciudad Real
Atlético Madrid
FC Barcelona Lassa
National team
1999– Macedonia 160 (1203)[1]
Kiril Lazarov during a game

Kiril "Kire" Lazarov (Macedonian: Кирил Лазаров) (born 10 May 1980) is a Macedonian handball player who currently plays for Barcelona Handbol. He is also the captain of the Macedonia national handball team.


Lazarov was top scorer of the EHF Champions League two times with KC Veszprém and RK Zagreb. In 2011–12, he was top scorer for Velux EHF Final 4 runner-up Atlético Madrid.[2]

On 29 January 2009, Lazarov became world record-holder for the number of goals scored in one World Championship. In nine games he scored 92 goals for the Macedonia national team at the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship that took place in Croatia. On 24 March 2009, Kiril Lazarov was awarded the Medal for Service to the Country by the then-president of the Republic of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski in acknowledgement of his sport achievements and his contribution to developing and popularizing sport in Macedonia as well as promoting the country abroad.

On 27 January 2012, Lazarov became both the European and World record-holder for scored goals in a single championship by scoring 61 goals in 7 games at the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship.



Lazarov has won 15 national championships and the same number of national cup tournaments for five different clubs. In international club tournaments his best results are two runners-up.

  • RK Zagreb

Personal life[edit]

Lazarov has been married to his wife Ljubica since June 2006. They have two children, a boy named Blagojče and a girl named Lana. His brother Filip Lazarov is also a handball player for the national team.


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