Mikkel Hansen

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Mikkel Hansen
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Personal information
Born (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 29)
Helsingør, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club PSG Handball
Number 24
Youth clubs
1997–2000
2000–2005
IF Helsingør
Virum-Sorgenfri HK
Senior clubs
2005–2008
2008–2010
2010–2012
2012–
GOG Svendborg TGI
FC Barcelona
AG København
PSG Handball
National team
2007– Denmark 174 (822)

Mikkel Hansen (born 22 October 1987) is a Danish handball player for PSG Handball and the Danish national team.[1]

Career[edit]

He was voted as the IHF World Player of the Year in 2011[2] and 2015 by the International Handball Federation.

He joined FC Barcelona in June 2008. He previously played for Danish Handball League club GOG, with whom he won the Danish championship in 2007. On 2 June 2010 he returned to Denmark, to play for AG København, after 2 years of playing in Spain.

Mikkel Hansen is an Olympic Champion and European Champion with the Danish national team, winning the 2016 title in Rio de Janeiro and 2012 title in Serbia. He was also selected into the All-Star team of the tournament as the best left back.[3] In 2011 he was a part of the Danish team that finished second in the World Championships in Sweden. He was the tournament's overall top goal scorer.

Personal life[edit]

His father Flemming Hansen played for the Danish national handball team, where he played 120 national team matches, scored 240 goals and participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[4][5]

In his spare time, he knits.

Individual awards[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danish National Team Roster". DHF. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011". International Handball Federation. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO official website. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mikkel går i farmands fodspor". sporten.dk. 2008-06-10. 
  5. ^ "HERRE A-LANDSHOLDSPILLERE - FLEMMING HANSEN". håndbold.info. 
  6. ^ "Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011". International Handball Federation. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "They did it again – Hansen and Neagu IHF World Handball Players of the Year 2015". International Handball Federation. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mikkel Hansen is WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2016". Handball-Planet.com. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Men's All-star Team". International Handball Federation. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "EHF Champions League 2011/12 – Top 50 scorers". European Handball Federation. ehfcl.com. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO 2012 official website. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO 2014 official website. 26 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Revolution in the All-star team: five debutants and none of last year's names". ehfcl.com. 1 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "All-star team vote reaches new heights with 44,000 fans". ehfcl.com. 29 May 2015. 

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