Michael V. Knudsen

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Michael V. Knudsen
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Personal information
Full name Michael Vestergaard Knudsen
Born (1978-09-04) 4 September 1978 (age 38)
Hobro, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 99 kilograms (218 lb)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
Number 77
Senior clubs
Viborg HK
Skjern Håndbold
Viborg HK
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
National team
1999-2014 Denmark 244 (796)[1]

Michael Vestergaard Knudsen (born 4 September 1978) is a Danish team handball player. He is a European Champion, having won the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship with the Danish national handball team.[3] He received a bronze medal at the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship, where he was voted into the All-star-team (as Pivot). In 2011 he won a silver medal at the world championships, with Denmark losing to France in what was described as "the most thrilling World Championships final since decades".[4][5]

At the 2006 European Men's Handball Championship he was number three on the top scoring list, and the Danish team received bronze medals, as they did in 2002 and 2004. Knudsen currently plays for Danish side Bjerringbro-Silkeborg. In 2014, he was part of the Danish team that won the silver medal at the European Championship.

At Olympic level, he has represented Denmark at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.[6]



  1. ^ "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, Denmark" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "1999 IHF Men's Junior World Championship" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 5 September 2005. 
  3. ^ "Denmark" Archived 2008-01-29 at the Wayback Machine. – European Handball Federation (2008) (Retrieved on February 5, 2008)
  4. ^ "XXII Men's Handball World Championship 2011". www.ihf.info. IHF. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "It’s France again!". www.ihf.info. IHF. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Michael Knudsen at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 

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