Denmark

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THE NEW LEADERS?

Over the last decade, together with France, Croatia and Spain, Denmark has consistently reached the highest level in international competitions. However, although the Danes won the continental title twice, in 2008 and 2012, it has taken time to realise their great potential on the world stage. Semi- finalists in 2007 and 2009, finalists in 2011, losing to France after an epic match, and again in 2013 to Spain, Denmark finally succeeded in winning the global title at the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio. Managed since 2014 by the Icelander Gudmundur Gudmundsson and led by the immense talents of Niklas Landin and Mikkel Hansen, the Danish team previously had two disappointing results: 5th in the World Championship in Qatar and 6th in the Euro 2016. The excellent results in Brazil have removed any doubt: the Danish team is the one to beat in France.


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DID YOU KNOW?

Superstar of Danish handball, elected Most Valuable Player in the last Olympics, Mikkel Hansen still has to blot his copybook. His father, Flemming Hanssen, who also played left-back, also wore the jersey of the Danish national team (120 selections) and played in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1984). But unlike his illustrious son, he returned without a medal, with Denmark failing to win the bronze against Romania (19-23).

 

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Stars of the World Championship : Mikkel Hansen
Stars of the World Championship : Niklas Landin


COACH: Gudmundur GUDMUNSSON (Iceland)

PLAYERS

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    Casper U. Mortensen 14/12/1989 Left Wing
  • DEN-18-LINDBERG-HANS_0
    Hans O. Lindberg 01/08/1981 Right Wing
  • DEN-21-MOLLGAARD-HENRIK
    Henrik Mollgaard Jensen 02/01/1985 Left Back
  • DEN-23-TOFT-HENRIK
    Henrik Toft Hansen 18/12/1986 Pivot
  • DEN-16-GREEN-JANNICK
    Jannick Green Krejberg 29/09/1989 Goalkeeper
  • DEN-15-NODDESBO-JESPER-B
    Jesper B. Nøddesbo 23/10/1980 Pivot
  • DEN-22-SONDERGAARD-KASPER
    Kasper Sondergaard Sarup 09/06/1981 Right Back
  • DEN-28-ANDERSSON-LASSE_B
    Lasse B. Andersson 11/03/1994 Centre back
  • DEN-17-SVAN-LASSE
    Lasse Svan Hansen 31/08/1983
  • DEN-5-MENSAH-MADS
    Mads Mensah Larsen 12/08/1991 Centre Back
  • DEN-4-LANDIN-MAGNUS
    Magnus Landin Jacobsen 20/08/1995 Left Wing
  • DEN-27-DAMGAARD-MICHAEL
    Michael Damgaard Nielsen 18/03/1990 Left back
  • DEN-24-HANSEN-MIKKEL
    Mikkel Hansen 22/10/1987 Left back
  • DEN-25-OLSEN-MORTEN
    Morten Olsen 11/10/1984 Centre back
  • DEN-3-KIRKELOKKE-NICLAS
    Niclas Kirkelokke 26/03/1994 Pivot
  • DEN-1-LANDIN-NIKLAS
    Niklas Landin Jacobsen 19/12/1988 Goalkeeper
  • DEN-19-TOFT-NIELSEN_RENE
    Rene Toft Hansen 01/11/1984 Pivot