We took a closer look at how many countries are represented in the Final Four in Budapest and how many players are from each of these countries! The magic of numbers…
The most players-twelve (19) are coming from the tiny country Montenegro, followed by Romanian players in the number of ten.On the third place, there are Hungarian players, the country gives seven handballers to this F4. Right behind comes Croatian players at a number of six. Very close are Russia with five players and Serbia with four.
Handball nations like Norway (4), Sweden (2), Denmark (2), Netherlands (2) or Brazil (3) are also well represented.
Only one player is coming from Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Tunisia, the last one being the first player ever from the African continent playing in the F4 for women.
Outside Europe, only Brasil and Tunisia are represented!
Coaches are coming from Spain (2), Denmark, Montenegro alongside with Macedonian, Hungarian, Romanian assistants.
Hungarian: seven players from Győr and one coach
Romanian: eight players (seven from Bucuresti and Neagu)
Montenegrin: twelve players (Buducnost players and Radicevic, Klikovac, Grbic from Vardar)
Croatian: six players (Penezic, Zebic, Covic, Zderic, Grubisic and Pletkosic-BUD)
German: one player (Althaus)
Spanish:one player (Martin), two coaches (Győr, Vardar)
Brazilian: three or four players (Amorim, Rodriquez, Pessoa, Da Silva is injured)
Dutch: two players (Groot, Broch)
Norwegian: four players (Grimsbö, Löke, Sulland, Alstad)
Danish: two players, (Fisker, Jörgensen), one coach (Rasmussen)
Swedish: two players (Gullden, Torstenson)
Russian: five players (Suslina, Hmirova, Chernoivanenko, Ikhneva and Vetkova)
Czech: one player (Knedlikova)
Tunisia: one player (Achraf)
Serbian: four players (Damnjanovic, Cvijic, Lekic and Kovacevic-BUD)
Macedonian: two players (Ristovska and Petkovska) and one coach
Slovenian: two players (Irman and B.Lazovic)
French: two players (Leynaud and Dembele)
Polish: one player (Achruk-BUD)