Alexandra do Nascimento and Daniel Narcisse are World Handball Players of the Year 2012

Alexandra do Nascimento and Daniel Narcisse are World Handball Players of the Year 2012

photo: Hypo NÖ


The International Handball Federation has announced the Grundfos World Handball Players of the Year 2012: fans, media representatives and an IHF expert group have decided – and two debutants become the winners: Alexandra do Nascimento is the first ever Brazilian GRUNDFOS World Handball Player of the Year and Daniel Narcisse is the sixth Frenchman to win this award since the first vote in 1988 .



Results of the GRUNDFOS World Handball Player of the Year 2012:

1. Alexandra do Nascimento (Brazil, Hypo Niederösterreich/Austria) 28% 
2. Heidi Löke (Norway, Audi ETO Györ/Hungary) 24%
2. Bojana Popovic (Montenegro, Buducnost Podgorica) 24 %
4. Andrea Penezic (Croatia, Krim Mercator Ljubljana/Slovenia) 12%
4. Katarina Bulatovic (Montenegro, Oltchim Valcea/Romania) 12%

1. Daniel Narcisse (France, THW Kiel/Germany) 25%
2. Mikkel Hansen (Denmark, Paris Handball/France) 21%
3. Filip Jicha (Czech Republic, THW Kiel/Germany) 18%
3. Kim Andersson (Sweden, KIF Kolding/Denmark) 18%
3. Julen Aguinagalde (Spain, Atletico Madrid/Spain) 18%
Portraits of the 2012 GRUNDFOS World Handball Players of the Year:

Photo: Márta Kállai

Alexandra do Nascimento (Brazil)
-Born on 16 September 1981 in Sao Paolo
-Position: right wing
-Club: Hypo Niederösterreich (since 2003)

Top scorer of 2011 World Championship ; six times Pan-American champion;Olympics participations in 2004, 2008, 2012; All-star team member at the Olympic Games in London; 5th place at 2011 World Championship ; EHF Champions League finalist in 2008 and 10 Austrian championship and Cup winner titles with Hypo Niederösterreich

Daniel Narcisse (France)
-Born on 16 December 1979 in Saint Denis, La Reunion
-Position: left back
-Club: THW Kiel (since 2009)

Olympic champion in 2008, 2012; World champion in 2001, 2009; European champion in 2006, 2010
EHF Champions League winner in 2010 and 2012, German champion in 2010, 2012, German Cup winner in 2010, 2011, 2012; IHF Super Globe winner in 2011, IHF Super Globe finalist in 2012

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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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