Nycke Groot ends her national team career

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Nycke Groot ends her national team career
Ibolya Szekeres

One of the most valuable players of the world, Dutch playmaker, Nycke Groot decided to end her career in the national team of the Netherlands, in order to have less pressure oh ner shoulders and to be able to perform at the highest level in her club team, which is currently Győri Audi ETO KC.

“To play handball for the national team, in the Champions League and in the Hungarian League with my club is too much. I like to do everything by giving the maximum and I felt that this was not possible at the moment, not having the right amount of energy for that.

“I really like playing handball and giving the necessary rest and recovery for my body I hope to be able to extend my career with years.

“I have been thinking and weighing for a long time to come to this decision. Handball is my passion. I have worked so hard for it, but everything currently costs a lot of energy and I get too little in return. I hope to find my energy with more peace and quiet. “- says, Nycke Groot.

Nycke Groot won several medals with the Dutch national team: WCh silver (2015 Denmark), EURO 2016 silver (Sweden), WCh bronze (2017 Germany) and EURO bronze (2018, France).

Individual prizes Dutch team:
Most valuable player (MVP) European Championship 2016
All-Star Team European Championship 2016 (best playmaker)




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Ibolya Szekeres

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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