Lars Christiansen (handballer)

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Lars Christiansen
Lars Christiansen 07.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lars Roslyng Christiansen
Born (1972-04-18) 18 April 1972 (age 45)
Sønderborg, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.82 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kilograms (187 lb)
Playing position Left wing
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth clubs
1976-1990 Vidar Sønderborg
Senior clubs
Ribe HK
KIF Kolding
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
KIF Kolding
National team 1
1992-2012 Denmark 338 (1503)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 30 January 2012

Lars Roslyng Christiansen (born April 18, 1972 in Sønderborg) is a former Danish team handball player.[1] He is European Champion, winning the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship and 2012 European Men's Handball Championship with the Danish national handball team.[2] He was top scorer at the 2008 championship together with Nikola Karabatic and Ivano Balić, and was also voted into the 2008 All-star team.

Christiansen has played 338 games for the Danish national team,[3] and scored 1503 goals.[4] He is currently the player with most games and most goals for the Danish national team.

He played for the German club SG Flensburg-Handewitt, and was part of the team when the club won the German championship in 2004, and won the EHF Cup in 1997. In his 14 years with SG Flensburg-Handewitt he scored 3996 times, 1623 of these was scored from the 7 meter penalty spot.

Lars Christiansen's cousin Jan Paulsen has played together with Lars Christiansen for the Danish national handball team - as playmaker.

He has been married to former handballer, Christina Roslyng, who played at the Danish national handball team. Together, they have a son, Frederik. They split up in 2009, however, as of 2012, they are back together.


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  1. ^ Hare, Hans-Henrik (31 May 2012). "Bevæget Lars Christiansen: Det er slut". Ekstrabladet (in Danish). Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Denmark"European Handball Federation (Retrieved on February 5, 2012)
  3. ^ "HERRE A-LANDSKAMPE". hå