Flensburg to become “Norwegian”

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Flensburg to become “Norwegian”

Flensburg-Handewitt is one of the strongest clubs, with a tradition to transfer young talents and build a team based on those. Is also one of the German clubs with a Scandinavian line, where over the years a series of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian players made it to the top, becoming from young talents, established and recognized handball players worldwide.

This year one of the biggest handball talents from Norway, lefthanded Magnus Abelvik Rød (20) moved to Flensburg, with his 2,01 meters he is considered one of the possible leaders of the new generation. Is also known that Norwegian national team goalkeeper Thorbjørn Bergerud has already signed a contract from 2018 with Flensburg, for three years, he will change TTH shirt with Flensburg.

Lately has been announced that two other Norwegian national team players, both from Danish side GOG will move to Germany in order to strengthen Flensburg-Handevitt.

Leftwinger Magnus Jøndal (29) and playmaker Gøran Johannessen (23) had also signed three-year contracts with the German club. Jøndal will replace French Kentin Mahe, leaving next season to Telekom Veszprem, as Johannesen will have to take the place of Danish Thomas Mogensen, returning to Denmark.

“I look forward to new challenges in the best handball league. To play in the Bundesliga is the dream of every professional handball-player, and in addition to be able to play for such a successful club is a dream coming true for me.”-says Magnus Jøndal about the transfer.


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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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