Mikkel Hansen

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Mikkel Hansen
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PSG vs. Toulouse on 16. April 2016
Personal information
Born (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 32)
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 career
Years Team
1997–2000
Helsingør IF
2000–2005
Virum-Sorgenfri HK
Senior clubs
Years Team
2005–2008
GOG Gudme
2008–2010
FC Barcelona
2010–2012
AG København
2012–
PSG Handball
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–
Denmark 201 (1000)

Mikkel Hansen (born 22 October 1987) is a Danish handball player for Paris Saint-Germain and the Danish national team.[1][2][3]

Hansen has been named the IHF World Player of the Year for a record-tying three times.

Career[edit]

He was voted as the IHF World Player of the Year in 2011[4] ,2015 and 2018 by the International Handball Federation.

He joined FC Barcelona Handbol 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, a World Champion, and European Champion with the Danish national team, winning the 2016 title in Rio de Janeiro, the 2019 title in Denmark, and 2012 title in Serbia. He was also selected into the All-Star team of the tournament as the best left back.[5] 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.

In 2019, he led Denmark to their first ever World Championships win. He became the topscorer and MVP of the tournament. Later same year he was named the best in the world for the third time of his career.[citation needed]

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.[6][7]

In January 2019, he became a father when his girlfriend Stephanie gave birth to a son.

Individual awards[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danish National Team Roster". DHF. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. ^ EHF profile
  3. ^ "Mikkel Hansen". PSG Handball. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011". International Handball Federation. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  5. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO official website. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Mikkel går i farmands fodspor". sporten.dk. 10 June 2008.
  7. ^ "HERRE A-LANDSHOLDSPILLERE – FLEMMING HANSEN". håndbold.info.
  8. ^ "Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011". International Handball Federation. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Neagu and Hansen named 2018 World Players of the Year". International Handball Federation. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Mikkel Hansen is WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2016". Handball-Planet.com. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Men's All-star Team". International Handball Federation. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  13. ^ "EHF Champions League 2011/12 – Top 50 scorers". European Handball Federation. ehfcl.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  14. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO 2012 official website. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  15. ^ "All Star Team announced". EHF EURO 2014 official website. 26 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Revolution in the All-star team: five debutants and none of last year's names". ehfcl.com. 1 June 2017.
  17. ^ "All-star team vote reaches new heights with 44,000 fans". ehfcl.com. 29 May 2015. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015.

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