Simona Spiridon

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Simona Spiridon
Personal information
Born (1980-02-01) 1 February 1980 (age 37)
Roman, Romania
Nationality Austrian
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Line Player
Club information
Current club Hypo Niederösterreich
Number 80
Senior clubs
1998–2001
2001–2006
2006–2007
2007–2011
2011–2012
2013-2014
A.S. Silcotub Zalau
Hypo Niederösterreich
CS Rulmentul Braşov
Győri ETO KC
Zvezda Zvenigorod
Hypo Niederösterreich
National team
-2004
2004–
Romania
Austria

98 (368)

Simona Spiridon (born 1 February 1980 in Roman, Romania) is a Romanian-Austrian handballer who plays for the Austrian club Hypo Niederösterreich. She is also member of the Austrian national team.[1]

Career[edit]

Romanian born Spiridon moved to Austria in 2001 when she signed for Hypo Niederösterreich. Having gained Austrian citizenship, her first outing with her new national team came in 2004, at a tournament in the Ukraine where they defeated Belarus. Averaging 3 goals per match, Spiridon has scored over 368 goals in 98 international appearances.[2]

Her club successes are well documented. With Romania, she has picked up two gold medals in younger age category World and European Championships in addition to the 4 Hungarian Cup and 5 Austrian Cup titles. Spiridon has also made it to the EHF Champions League Final 2009 against Viborg and semi-final on four occasions.[2]

Since autumn 2012 Spiridon worked at Hypo Niederösterreich as a youth coach, at the beginning of the season 2013/14 she was reactivated in Hypo's squad. In the begin of 2014 she ended her active career. In summer 2014 she will start working as a coach at the ÖHB.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EHF Champions League 2009/10 profile". EHF. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "2008 European Championship Guide" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 8 December 2009. [dead link]