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Mikkel Hansen

Mikkel Hansen

Danish handball player
Mikkel Hansen
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Danish handball player
Is Athlete Handball player
From Denmark
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 October 1987, Helsingør, Denmark
Age 33 years
Star sign Libra
Stats
Height: 196 cm
Peoplepill ID mikkel-hansen
The details

Biography

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

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

Career

He was voted as the IHF World Player of the Year in 2011 ,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. 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.

Personal life

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.

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

Individual awards

  • IHF World Player of the Year – Men: 2011, 2015, 2018
  • Handball-Planet – Best World Handball Player: 2016, 2019
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Olympic Games: 2016
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the World Championship: 2013, 2019
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the LNH Division 1: 2016
  • Top Scorer of the World Championship: 2011, 2019
  • Top Goalscorer of the EHF Champions League: 2012, 2016
  • Top Goalscorer of the LNH Division 1: 2015, 2016
  • All-Star Left back of the Olympic Games: 2016
  • All-Star Left back of the World Championship: 2011
  • All-Star Left back of the European Championship: 2012, 2014, 2018
  • All-Star Left back of the EHF Champions League: 2017
  • All-Star Playmaker of the EHF Champions League: 2014, 2015

Honours

  • Danish Championship:
    • Winner: 2007, 2011, 2012
    • Silver Medalist: 2006, 2008
  • Danish Cup:
    • Winner: 2005, 2010, 2011
    • Finalist: 2007, 2008
  • Spanish Championship:
    • Silver Medalist: 2009, 2010
  • ASOBAL Cup:
    • Winner: 2010
    • Finalist: 2009
  • Spanish Supercup:
    • Winner: 2009, 2010
  • Spanish Cup:
    • Winner: 2009, 2010
  • French Championship:
    • Winner: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Coupe de France:
    • Winner: 2015
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 25 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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