The eighth year in a row, Handballl-Planet.com organizes the Contest for the WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER! The Voting process of the traditional November competition is based on the opinion of 24 handball journalists from all over the world. Handball-Planet.com Jury of handball Experts from four continents (22 countries) made the list of 32 players (four per team’s position) who will be in the race for the title of the NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018, but also “BEST 8” OF WORLD HANDBALL 2017.
The last member of Jury, as usual – Handball-Planet.com visitors can support their favorites by joining the Polls until December 9. It is important to be remembered that votes of handball fans across the globe will be added to the existing number of points given by the journalist’s jury.
Journalists and fans will together announce the best at the end of the voting process.
Here are the nominations for the NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 per position (CLICK AND VOTE):
WORLD HANDBALL LEFT WING 2018
WORLD HANDBALL LEFT BACK 2018
WORLD HANDBALL PLAYMAKER 2018
WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT BACK 2018
WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT WING 2018
WORLD HANDBALL LINE-PLAYER 2018
WORLD HANDBALL GOALKEEPER 2018
WORLD HANDBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2018
VOTE UNTIL DECEMBER 9
Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)
Peter Zalokar (SIOL, Slovenia)
Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)
Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)
Marcin Gorczynski (Sportowe Fakty, Poland)
Johan Flinck (Aftonbladet, Sweden)
Mladen Miletic (Vecernji List, Croatia)
Jasmin Tajić (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)
Yann Hildwein (L’Equipe, France)
Lars Bruun-Mortensen (TV 2, Denmark)
Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)
Sergey Novikov (handballfast.com, Russia-Belarus)
Rui Guimaraes (O Jogo, Portugal)
Konstantinos Chatzidimitriou (e-HANDBALL.gr, Greece)
Igor Grachov (Komanda newspaper, Ukraine)
Luca Zadra (Pallamanoitalia.it, Italy)
Sergey Prigolovkin (handballfast.com, Russia)
Sreten Raskovic (Arena Sport TV, Balkan)
Hernan De Lorenzi (Handball De Primera Radio, Argentina)
Johannes Hahn (ORF, Austria)
Dean Shmuel Elmas (Sport 1, Israel)
Života Bogdanović (Balkan-handball.com, Serbia)
JURY MEMBERS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA
Our goal that handball world gets a public and fair contest for the World best players of the year, since 2010 received a big support from the parts of handball globe. NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 Jury is made of the people with their names and CV’s with the clear aim to get opinion from different countries, continents, handball schools and traditions. Our Jury members are famous handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO, TV 2 DK, L’Equipe, Aftonbladet, Arena Sport, Delo, Oslobodjenje, Nemzeti Sport), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as Handball Woche, Balkan-Handball.com, handballfast, E-handball…
NAGY, JICHA, DUVNJAK, KARABATIĆ, HANSEN, STERBIK…
Handball-Planet.com looking for the eighth World’s Handball Player in the history of our Contest. Hungarian TOP star Laszlo Nagy won award in 2011 when over 6500 fans voted on our Poll question. WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2012 was Czech star Filip Jicha (over 13.000 voters), while in 2013 the first name in the handball world was Domagoj Duvnjak with unified opinion of Jury members and huge support of the fans (about 146.000 votes for all nominees in total).
The WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2014 was Nikola Karabatić, with the great support of Jury members, but also over 171.000 fans who voted in our Polls. Fantastic French star won also the title in 2015.
The winner of 2016 Contest was his team-mate from PSG Handball, Danish TOP star Mikkel Hansen.
The last winner was Spanish NT goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik.
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