Marcus Ahlm

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Marcus Ahlm (born 7 July 1978) is a Swedish handballer. He retired from handball in 2013 after playing for German Handball-Bundesliga team THW Kiel.

Career[edit]

In his youth, Marcus Ahlm played for the IFK Kristianstad Handball team and then later moved to IFK Ystad HK. In 2003 he transferred to the team THW Kiel and impressed enough to become one of their most important players in 2004/05. In that season he worked with Nikola Karabatic, a centre back who ranked among the best players in German handball. After the 2012/13 season Ahlm ended his career. He was considered one of the best circle runners in the world and was often compared to Magnus Wislander. In 2005 he was voted the Swedish Player of the Year. With THW Kiel, Ahlm won the German Championship eight times and the Champions League three times.

In 1999, Marcus Ahlm took part in the Junior World Championships, in which Sweden won silver. In 2001 he played for the Swedish national team for the first time. One year later he won the European Championship on home soil. For the World Qualifiers in 2005, Ahlm was intended to play as a circle runner, but an injury prevented him from participating in games against Turkey, Belgium and Belarus. Instead, he was replaced by Pelle Linders. He had 114 international caps and 367 goals scored in total by the end of his career.

At the end of his active career Alhm became a member of the board for THW Kiel.

Private Life[edit]

Marcus Ahlm studies Chemistry, and is married with a son and two daughters.

Achievements[edit]

  • German Champions in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 with THW Kiel
  • DHB Cup winner in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • DHB-Supercup winner in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012
  • 2nd place at the Scandinavian Open 2006
  • Champions League winner in 2007, 2010 and 2012
  • Super Globe Winner 2011
  • EHF Champions Trophy 2007 winner
  • EHF Winners Cup 2004
  • European Champion 2002
  • Silver at the 1999 Junior World Championships
  • Sweden's Player of the Year in 2005
  • National team Supercup winner in 2005

Honours[edit]

  • 3rd place in Handballwoche's "Player of the Year" vote in 2005.
  • Handball magazine ranking: Council: 1. 2005 (WK), 3. 2004 (IK)
  • In the Handballwoche team of the Season in 2003/2004, 2004/2005 und 2005/2006
  • Schleswig-Holstein medal for sport 2011[1]

Career in Bundesliga[edit]

Season Team League Games Goals Seven-meter throws Field goals
2003/04 THW Kiel Bundesliga 34 159 0 159
2004/05 THW Kiel Bundesliga 34 142 0 142
2005/06 THW Kiel Bundesliga 34 174 1 173
2006/07 THW Kiel Bundesliga 25 140 0 140
2007/08 THW Kiel Bundesliga 34 151 0 151
2008/09 THW Kiel Bundesliga 33 112 0 112
2009/10 THW Kiel Bundesliga 32 79 0 79
2010/11 THW Kiel Bundesliga 28 90 0 90
2011/12 THW Kiel Bundesliga 32 105 0 105
2012/13 THW Kiel Bundesliga 31 52 1 51
2003–2013 total Bundesliga 317 1204 2 1202[2]

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