A Swede at the top

After eleven years with award winners from other prominent handball countries, a Swedish player reached the top in Handball-Planet’s poll. Jim Gottfridsson starts the World Cup 2023 as “World Handball Player 2022”.

’It is, of course, a great honor for me even thoughtitles with the club or our national team have always been more important to me than individual awards’, Gottfridsson said in a comment.

Jom Gottfridsson was a central figure in the Swedish EuroCup triumph last year. Always being at his best in the big matches, playing for Sweden or in the club team SG Flensburg-Handewitt, is certainly a mark that pays off among the jury members and nearly 50,000 fans who made their voice heard via Handball-Planet.

Jim Gottfridsson was originally playing for our home club Ystad in Sweden, where he in the youth teams also played with my son. We are very proud of him, the best player in the world.

The IHF World Cup 2023 starts this week and itnis played in Sweden and Poland. Denmark, Sweden, France and Spain are the favorites for the title.