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Postby Grzymisław » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:49 pm

I started searching tallest handball players a year ago in some other site relating to handball. Most I've found on my own, but other people helped too. Here is the list with short description of every player:

-Valerij Savko(2,20m-2,24m)
Ukrainian played on time when handballers with 2,00m were real giants, not 2,08m or above like today!! He played in 1990s in Bundesliga for Lübbecke after couple of seasons in 2.Bundesliga. His mass was about 150kg, so he's probably also the heaviest handballer ever(today is nobody much above 130 kg. Only Kristopans and spanish pivot Baena has occasionally weights of 130kg in statistics). I thought he might be even tallest ever white skin sportsman, but today I know there was some taller basketballers. Some articles listed him at 2,24m, but on Thetallestman.com - website about tallest people he's only handballer and listed at 2,20m(this website only lists confirmed heights).

-Dieter Bartke(about 2,16m)
In 1980s and beginning of 1990s he was a goalkeeper of some strong Bundesliga clubs like Göppingen or Essen. His height is controversial, (2,14m appears also), but surely one of the talles. One of the best german goalkeepers on his time and national player. Died early(at the age of 47) in 2002.

-Dainis Kristopans(2,15m)
Latvian RB playing for Tatran Presov - slovak champions - is sometimes written to be 2,15m tall. When I saw him on TV in the game against Hamburg and compared with Vori, I don't think the difference between them to be 12cm. But maybe? The other possibilty is that he's still growing a bit(at the age of 22). At least he is one of the tallest.

-Fedor Neshpor(about 2,15m)
Former line player of 2nd team in Sankt Petersburg. Left playing handball at the age of 23, never played in proffesional league, but found and listed thanks to Wbk - expert in handball in Russia. Exact height is unknown, listed at 2,15m at only known source(club's roster list for 2010/11 season).

-Mark Dragunski(2,14m)
Line player was european champion, and olympic silver medalist with german NT. In Bundesliga he played for Essen, Flensburg or Gummersbach. Retired in 2009, sometimes occasionally helped lower division teams. Replaced the all-time tallest Savko in Lübbecke in 1997. Currently he's coaching TUSEM Essen in 2.Bundesliga.

-Angel Montoro(about 2,12m)
RB of Wisła Płock, former play of such a teams like FC Barcelona and Ademar Leon. Depends on source he's between 2,10m-2,13m tall. His former club's website says 2,11m. I saw him in TV and and I believe. Also maybe still growing, but more propably he is fully grown(age of 23). For Champions league he's listed 2,12m this season. Tallest player of recent big tournaments and 2013 world champion.

-Michal Kasal(about 2,12m)
20 year-old Czech LB made his debut at European Championships this season. Moving to Celje after couple of seasons in Barcelona 2nd team with very rare apperances for the 1st selection recently.
And in ASOBAL site listed at 2,12m, previously at 2,07m, but may grow a bit last 2 years.

Endre Komendant(about 2,12m)
Young Hungarian goalkeeper who was part of Veszprem junior class for couple of seasons and currently plays for Kecskemét SE which is one of weaker teams in Hungarian top division.

-Alexey Danilkin(about 2,12m)
20 year-old line player appeared in Russian top division for the first time this season playing for Nara Naro-Fominsk.

-Volker Zerbe(2,11m)
Legend of Lemgo - his only club he played for his very long career(retired at the age of 38). After retiring he became team manager in Lemgo. European champion and olympic medalist with german national team. He's in top 5 with the highest number of matches for both national team and Bundesliga. Also he got the highest number of penalty minutes in the history of Bundesliga(that record will be propably beaten by Roggisch in couple of seasons).

-Marian Cozma(2,11m)
Romanian pivot who died tragically(killed by group of Romani people) in 2009 played for Veszprem and romanian national team. In contrast to many of other giants of the list he was very well-built(about 120kg).

-Nikolaj Markussen(2,11m)
Former LB of Atletico Madrid(earlier BM Ciudad Real) and European Champion in 2012. I read in some article that he's 2,15m tall, but in most of statistics 2,11m. Tallest handballer at Olympic tournament in 2012, but his performance was very weak there. Moving back to Denmark(Skjern) after unsuccesful period in Qatar when he lost whole season due to knee injury.

-Jordan Bonilauri(2,11m)
Junior French line player who is listed at 2,11m on league website. Plays for national team in junior categories and is part of junior class in Toulouse, current team of famous Jerome Fernandez. Height not sure, but also maybe still growing.

-Marko Kopljar(2,10m)
RB of croat national team and one of the star players of Paris Handball was the tallest player of big tournaments before Markussen's arrival. Perform well especially in defence despite he isn't powerfully built (not only 102kg as before, but 108kg appears for last season). All-star team member at Euro 2012.

-Dennis Klockmann(2,10m)
Long time GK for current 2.Bundesliga team Eintracht Hildesheim. In the past he was reserve goalkeeper of THW Kiel. Tallest known active goalkeeper.

-Finn Lemke(2,10m)
22 year-old LB who started his Bundesliga career in TBV Lemgo where he became important member of the team in both offense and defense. Unfortunately not left-hander as Volker Zerbe was.

Andrei Pivovarov(about 2,10m)
Long time line player for Budivelnik Brovary in Ukraine. Still playing(don't know if regularly) at the age of 42. Height of 2,10m may be result of rounding, but surely he's over 2,05m tall according to photos.

-Laszlo Nagy(2,09m)
Hungarian RB is moving to Veszprem after 12 years in Barcelona and very long story of the transfer. He is the first non-Catalan to became the captain of handball team of FC Barcelona. He've won 2 CL titles(1 as team captain) with Barcelona. Despite huge height and mass(116kg) he isn't good only at 9-m throws and defence, but very complete player. One of the best giant players in handball and one of the best RB of today.

-Josip Sandrk(2,09m)
Young Croat backshooter playing in Champions League for CO Zagreb after long time in Balatonfüredi - one of Hungarian top division teams also sometimes playing secondary international competitions in last few years.

-Dmitrij Pavlović(2,09m)
Former LB of THW Kiel and HSG Nordhorn in Bundesliga. Later played in Liga ASOBAL for clubs from the middle and bottom of the table. Last infos I've found are from 2010(now only 31 year-old so he can be still active).

Stanislav Nakhaenko(about 2,09m)
Line player of Dinamo Minsk who is mostly playing in their 2nd team. Star of Belarussian junior national team. I'm afraid his height may be result of mistake when writing, but possibly it's true and Belarus will have a giant line player in their national team soon.

-Sergey Stepanenko(2,08m)
Chekhovskie Medvedi(Bears) should possibly sign him. With 2,08m and 124kg he would fit to the club name better than even Rastvortsev or Chipurin. Played for SKIF Krasnodar - russian team competing sometimes on international level. According to last news retired after 2011/12 season.

-Alexandru Stamate(2,08m)
LB of multiple Romanian champions HCM Constanta(until 2011/12 and I couldn't find where he is now) and romanian national team is sometimes told to be 2,09m, but more often 2,08m. Good both in offense and defence.

-Serhiy Burka(2,08m)
LB of ukrainian national team who plasy in Champions League. He played for ukrainian multiple champions - ZTR Zaporozhye, before transfer to new eastern top force - MOTOR Zaporozhye.

-Nenad Bilbija(2,08m)
Slovenian LB used to play in Champions League with BM Valladolid. Since 2011 he plays for GWD Minden - the team which is back to 1.Bundesliga this season.

-Maciej Stęczniewski(2,08m)
Veteran GK of Azoty Puławy in polish top division. Former national team member, but before Bogdan Wenta's era. Sometimes in the past listed taller(up to 2,11m).

-Henning Siemens(2,08m)
German right back who played for THW Kiel some years ago. Retired very early - at the age of 31. Played in All-star game once.

-Kamil Syprzak(2,08m)
Young pivot who plays for polish vice-champion Wisła Płock. National team member since Euro 2012 and one of the biggest hopes for Poland. After improving defensive skills he might be one of the best line players of the world.

-Heiner Bültmann(2,08m)
Former left back for HSG Nordhorn and Bad Schwartau. Never made it to regular playing in Bundesliga, found thanks to this great site:http://www.handball-statistik.de. Current coach of HSG Nordhorn-Lingen

-Malte Semisch(2,08m)
Young GK of TS Nettelstedt-Lubbecke. One of a few young goalkeepers coming to play in Bundesliga, not regular player yet.

-Emerson Santos Silva(about 2,08m)
Young Brazilian line player still playing in his home country. National player in junior categories. Height not sure, but also maybe still growing.

-Mateusz Piechowski(about 2,08m)
Surely still growing and going to be the tallest Polish handballer ever Piechowski is 18-year old LB who entered 1st team in Płock this season. Appearing from time to time only is listed at 2,08-2,1m, but may be already taller.

-Yuri Nesterov(about 2,08m)
1988 Olympic Champion with USSR. Powerful line player is one of the oldest players on this list. Height might be lower or higher, there are differences between sources, but surely very tall player.

-Alberto Val(about 2,08m)
I've found his parametres only in spanish sources so I don't know if his height of 2,08m is real. Pivot of CAI BM Aragon(current club of famous Demetrio Lozano), stayed there due to collapse of Atletico Madrid, while he was expected to play there since 2013/14. He used to candidate for the award for best ASOBAL defender, but title gone to Dinart as usual.

-Aleksandr Tatarintsev(about 2,08m)
Young(22 year-old) left back of Ademar Leon is one of the last foreign players in Liga ASOBAL. Listed at 2,07m on his former club website, but listed at 2,08m too. Might be still growing.

-Fedor Nikiforov(about 2,08m)
Defense specialist for top division team of Lokomotiv Chelyabinsk from Russia.

-Krzysztof Gąsiorowski((about 2,08m)
Polish goalkeeper who played for Nielba Wągrowiec - team which used to play in top division for couple of seasons in XXI century - until 2008. Polish handball federation(ZPRP) lists him at 2,08m in players base. Currently he plays in 3.Bundesliga for VfL Edewecht.

-Tomasz Morawski(about 2,08m)
Former backshooter for Zagłębie Lubin in polish top division. Played abroad later, may be still active(35 year-old), but no info about him for couple of years.

-Andriy Xepkin(2,05m/2,10m)
Born in Ukraine Xepkin was possibly the best handball defender ever. He's the only handballer to win Champions League 7 times(6 with Barcelona, 1 with Kiel as "mercenary" for the last matches). Called "El gigante" in Spain is sometimes(mostly in spanish sources) told to be 2,10m tall. Quite big difference to more popular 2,05m, which I think more realistic. Best line player of 20 years in Champions League.

-Rico Göde(2,07m)
Former line player of Füchse Berlin. Now he plays in 2.Bundesliga for Leipzig. On his time in top division he was often high in penalty minutes and cards rankings.

-Colin Rabiger(2,07m)
Young goalkeeper of Bundesliga's MT Melsungen. Possibly still growing at the age of 20.

-Aleksander Børresen(2,07m)
Long time line player for norwegian side Elverum Handball, playing often in international competitions.

Romaric Guillo(about 2,07m)
Line player of French top division team Cesson-Rennes. Still their junior class member who appears sometimes in league games already.

Dmitri Erokhin(about 2,07m)
Defensive specialist of Kaustik Volgograd in Russian top division. Played one season in Chekhovskie Medvedi before. His height may be even below 2,05m(listed 2,03-2,04m in previous team and national team), but current club claims 2,07m on their website.

-Mikhail Revin(about 2,07m)
Russian LB playing in French top division for Dijon. During his time in Zaporozhye he was listed at 2,07m, more often 2,05m.

-Azat Valiullin(about 2,07m)
Young left back who started his top division career in Lokomotiv Chelyabinsk in Russian Superliga. Might be still growing.

Pavel Nikiforov(about 2,07m)
Ukrainian right back who played for Dinamo Minsk and Vive Kielce among other teams. Propably retired in 2007.

-Mike Bezdicek(2,06m)
Former german national team pivot who played for teams like Lemgo and Kiel in Bundesliga. He is also very high in the penalty minutes ranking for Bundesliga.

-Borja Fernandez(2,06m)
Powerful line player played in HBC Nantes after long years in ASOBAL. Moved to Qatar before 2013/14 season and rumours say he may play for their NT too.

-Patrik Hruščák(2,06m)
Right back of Slovak national team(played at Euro 2012) and former Bundesliga player. Height is sometimes shortened to 2,05m, but it's still within limit.

-Evgeni Kalinichenko(about 2,06m)
Playing for Motor Zaporozhye in ukrainian league russian line player is told to be 2,06m by his club website. Before he played in RGUFK Chekhovskie Medvedi(something like the 2nd team of famous Medvedi from Moscow area).

Yuriy Stepanenko(about 2,06m)
Former goalkeeper of SKIF Krasnodar in Russia. Later succesful beach handball player.

-Anton Ponomarev(about 2,06m)
He's line player for 7th team of Ukrainian Politekhnik Donetsk.

-Lars Møller Madsen(2,05m)
Danish LB currently plays for IFK Kristianstad in swedish league. European champion in 2008. Later he was the transfer bomb in Poland coming to Wisła Płock. After couple of injuries he couldn't came back to form and playing for national team. He won also bronze medal on 2007 WC in Germany.

-Johannes Bitter(2,05m)
His height of 2,05m is quite controversial when his height given by german handball federation for some big tournament was 2,04m. Jogi, as he is called, became the best german and one of the top goalkeepers in all handball world while playing in Hamburg since 2007. Also the tallest of top quality goalkeepers. World champion in 2007 and Champions League winner in 2013.

-Cristian Telehuz(2,05m)
Romanian line player who plays in Leipzig in 2.Bundesliga. In the past played for top clubs in his country.

-Theis Baagøe(2,05m)
Young backshooter of Bjerringbro-Silkeborg and succesful player in youth and junior teams of Denmark. At the age of 20 he's playing already 2nd season in Champions League. He may be still growing as he gain some height during last 2 years.

-Morten Nyberg Kristensen(2,05m)
RB of a few Danish top division team, recently playing for Holstebro. Powerfully built, listed over 110 kg, most often 116kg.

-Patrick Lykke Eilert(about 2,05m)
Young(23 year-old now) right back from Denmark. He moved at the young age to Spain. Already participated in wildcard Champions League tournament with BM Valladolid where he's still playing despite financial crisis in Liga ASOBAL.

-Lev Tselishchev(about 2,05m)
His height isn't confirmed, but at the age of 22 he might still gain some height. Found as RB playing for Russian Superliga team Sungul Snezhinsk where he's listed at 2,05m. No other source so far.

-Viacheslav Shumak(about 2,05m)
Belarussian pivot I've never seen listed at 2,05m or more, but I've an impression that he is so tall(maybe up to 2,07m) since I've seen him playing for national team. Plays for Meshkov Brest for a long time.

I suppose the list isn't complete. Please help and list any handballer you know with height of 2,05m or more. The source you read about this one would be nice as well. I'm very much interested in handball since 2008, so I could miss some players who retired earlier and weren't famous.
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Re: Handball giants

Postby barry.romania » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Telehuz played only for Steaua, in rest for Minaur Baia Mare. not such a good scorer, but good defender.
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Re: Handball giants

Postby Galpa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:54 pm

Good job, interesting aspect! Thanks for sharing! =D>
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Postby meteo » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:09 pm

-Dieter Bartke(about 2,16m)
In 1980s and beginning of 1990s he was a goalkeeper of some strong Bundesliga clubs like Göppingen or Essen. His height is controversial, (2,14m appears also), but surely one of the talles. One of the best german goalkeepers on his time and national player. Died early(at the age of 47) in 2002.

-Mark Dragunski(2,14m)
Line player was european champion and olympic silver medalist with german NT. In Bundesliga he played for Essen, Lübecke, Flensburg or Gummersbach. Retired in 2009, sometimes occasionally helps lower division teams. Replaced the all-time tallest Savko in Lübbecke in 1997. Now works at TUSEM Essen in the office and as a youth coach (last season quarterfinals of German Championship, lost against later champion Berlin)


-Volker Zerbe(2,11m)
Legend of Lemgo - his only club he played for his very long career(retired at the age of 38). After retiring he became team manager in Lemgo (has to stop some weeks ago). European champion and olympic medalist with german national team. He's in top 5 with the highest number of matches for both national team and Bundesliga. Also he got the highest number of penalty minutes in the history of Bundesliga(that record will be propably beaten by Roggisch in couple of seasons).

-Nenad Bilbija(2,08m)
Slovenian LB used to play in Champions League with BM Valladolid. Now he signed for GWD Minden in german 2.Bundesliga where he'll meet famous(but not tall) Swede Dalibor Doder. Minden promoted to 1. Bundesliga in 2012.


-Heiner Bültmann(2,08m)
Former left back for HSG Nordhorn and Bad Schwartau. Never made it to regular playing in Bundesliga, found thanks to this great site:http://www.handball-statistik.de he is coach of 2. Bundesliga-Team officially called HSG Nordhorn-Lingen nowadays
-Malte Semisch(2,08m)
Junior GK of TSV Hannover-Burgdorf. We'll see in the future if he can take an advantage on his great height and become one of top german goalkeepers.

-Rico Göde(2,07m)
Former line player of Füchse Berlin. Now he plays in 2.Bundesliga (SC DHfK Leipzig). On his time in top division he was often high in penalty minutes and cards rankings.

-Patrik Hruščák(2,06m)
Right back of Slovak national team(played at Euro 2012) and former Bundesliga player (Essen, Rhein-Neckar Löwen). Height is sometimes shortened to 2,05m, but it's still within limit.

-Cristian Telehuz(2,05m)
Romanian line player who plays in Leipzig (buildingthe defence block with Göde !!! in 2.Bundesliga. In the past played for top clubs in his country.
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Re: Handball giants

Postby Grzymisław » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:47 pm

Meteo thanks for correcting and adding some infos. Some descriptions stayed the same since the beginning in 2011. Will edit, maybe not exactly with your words.

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Postby max » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:37 pm

meteo wrote:-Volker Zerbe(2,11m)
Legend of Lemgo - his only club he played for his very long career(retired at the age of 38). After retiring he became team manager in Lemgo (has to stop some weeks ago). European champion and olympic medalist with german national team. He's in top 5 with the highest number of matches for both national team and Bundesliga. Also he got the highest number of penalty minutes in the history of Bundesliga(that record will be propably beaten by Roggisch in couple of seasons).

Off topic : http://www.handball-world.com/o.red.c/n ... 41503.html

If I understand this correct, Zerbe is no longer a "Legend of Lemgo" ??
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Postby meteo » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:57 pm

They now file a lawsuit against him, correct.
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Postby max » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:42 pm

Hmm... a sad story for Lemgo and Volker.

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Postby meteo » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:10 pm

One of the "former handball giants" to mention is Dirk Nowitzki, NBA pro at Dallas Mavericks. ;)
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Postby Grzymisław » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:33 pm

MAX - I'll write more. Joined forum yesterday. Think about starting threads about vintage rosters and penalty records. Maybe some more in the future.

Well, I won't add Nowitzki as non handballer. Also read that Croat basket NT center who is 2,17m played handball as youngster and so on. Only real handball players.

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Postby max » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:03 pm

meteo wrote:One of the "former handball giants" to mention is Dirk Nowitzki, NBA pro at Dallas Mavericks. ;)

Handball,, Nowitzki ? Okay I didn´t know that.

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Postby sindri » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:34 pm

Robert Julian Duranona is 202-206cm and used size 51 shoes depending on sources so right on the edge of the list.
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Postby Grzymisław » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:11 pm

sindri wrote:Robert Julian Duranona is 202-206cm and used size 51 shoes depending on sources so right on the edge of the list.
Has over 300 caps for Cuba and Iceland.

I think Duranona rather 2,02m and it's his size I've read. Could you give the link to 2,06m? Photos are welcome too.
By the way, you're from Iceland. Could you tell if there is no some giant players in your country? I couldn't enter league site. There were several links but when I clicked it it redirected to some company site(as I remember it might be main sponsor of the league). So then I don't even know rosters, of course physical parametres too.

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Postby palmvik » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:21 pm

I`ve just got from vacation and I foudn this intersting topic and have a few "names" myself.
There is one Frence younger national player who is sized like 2.10. One young brazilian player to be like 2.10 and one young Checzh player that is bought by Barcelona who is like 2.07.
Sorry for not have the names in my head at the moment ;)

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Postby Grzymisław » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:49 pm

palmvik wrote:I`ve just got from vacation and I foudn this intersting topic and have a few "names" myself.
There is one Frence younger national player who is sized like 2.10. One young brazilian player to be like 2.10 and one young Checzh player that is bought by Barcelona who is like 2.07.
Sorry for not have the names in my head at the moment ;)

Interesting, never heard about so young real giant. In French top division(I've found parametres for all teams - there are available at league page) tallest is Marko Kopljar at 2,10m, only other higher or equal 2,05m is B.Fernandez(2,06m) who is also on the list. Or I read about such a player, but I hadn't managed to confirm this one - Stanislav Nakhaenko from Belarus' champion Dinamo Minsk is listed at 2,09m by EHF. Only 19 year-old, entered main team this season and only Belarussian I managed to contact doesn't know this player. If anyone can confirm, please do it. I think it might be a mistake and he's rounded to 2,00m as they often do at the east(more than half of heights and at 0 or 5, I mean you're 1,83m then you're listed at 1,85 etc.).
If you can tell me - what about Norway? League page doesn't exist, federation shares the rosters which I'm not sure to be current and I never managed to look for the team's pages because in Denmark(where handball is sport number 2nd, in Norway I think 5th) many of them don't list physical parametres. Tallest player in your national team who appeared in last couple of years was C.Rambo at 2,01m(sometimes listed at lower height). For Sweden tallest I've read about was Kristian Bliznac at 2,03/2,04m, so not enough. And this season I gave up checking their league because of some problems with internet
Also never heard there is a Czech player in Barcelona - maybe he's basketballer:lol:?

Countries I've checked:
-Germany(thanks to Kiel's website and handball-statistik.de) - since 1996 propably all top divisioners, some lower divisioners also thanks to help by native German).
-Poland - current teams, will look for past on ZPRP's site.
-Slovenia - current top division(some teams don't list physical parametres)
-Denmark - current top division(some teams don't list physical parametres)
-Russia - current top division(many teams don't list physical parametres or have old rosters)
-Ukraine - current top division(found all players lists, federation shared registation applications).
-Spain - only last 2 seasons I checked at ASOBAL page and Wikipedia, but 2,05m listed there aren't on the list, because there is a lot of mistakes with famous players, so I don't believe about not famous too.
-France - current top division. Someone knows if it's possible to see player's pages for those who don't play this season in LNH? Please tell me.
-Sweden - as wrote earlier I checked last season.
-All Champions League teams.
Also tried for Iceland, Belarus and Norway, but hadn't managed to find rosters or (for Norway) physical parametres.
In other not listed countries I wasn't searching(mostly because I don't believe it's possible to find some).

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Re: Handball giants

Postby velvet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:03 am

palmvik wrote:I`ve just got from vacation and I foudn this intersting topic and have a few "names" myself.
There is one Frence younger national player who is sized like 2.10. One young brazilian player to be like 2.10 and one young Checzh player that is bought by Barcelona who is like 2.07.
Sorry for not have the names in my head at the moment ;)

czech young player in FCB: Michal Kasal ,1994 , 2.09. http://www.denik.cz/ostatni_sport/zuber ... 20718.html

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Re: Handball giants

Postby Grzymisław » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:46 am

velvet wrote:
palmvik wrote:I`ve just got from vacation and I foudn this intersting topic and have a few "names" myself.
There is one Frence younger national player who is sized like 2.10. One young brazilian player to be like 2.10 and one young Checzh player that is bought by Barcelona who is like 2.07.
Sorry for not have the names in my head at the moment ;)

czech young player in FCB: Michal Kasal ,1994 , 2.09. http://www.denik.cz/ostatni_sport/zuber ... 20718.html

Thanks. He's not going to be in Barca's main roster yet, right? But will add him to the list at 2,07m so far.

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Re: Handball giants

Postby velvet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:41 pm

Grzymisław wrote:
velvet wrote:
palmvik wrote:I`ve just got from vacation and I foudn this intersting topic and have a few "names" myself.
There is one Frence younger national player who is sized like 2.10. One young brazilian player to be like 2.10 and one young Checzh player that is bought by Barcelona who is like 2.07.
Sorry for not have the names in my head at the moment ;)

czech young player in FCB: Michal Kasal ,1994 , 2.09. http://www.denik.cz/ostatni_sport/zuber ... 20718.html

Thanks. He's not going to be in Barca's main roster yet, right? But will add him to the list at 2,07m so far.

youth team ,B team. http://www.fcbarcelona.es/balonmano/bal ... -balonmano

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Re: Handball giants

Postby Grzymisław » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:58 pm


OK. He's added already.

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Re: Handball giants

Postby palmvik » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:27 pm

French player is Jordan Bonlauri, 211 cm. I think he plays in Toulouse.
Brazilian player Emerson Santos Silva, 208 cm, but also said to be 217, but I think 208 is correct.
When it comes to norweigan players, we have no really tall players, at last not at a decent lewel. Its a talent called Erik Köpp that are 16 y.o that is 201 and they say he will be like 210 when he is fully grown.

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Re: Handball giants

Postby palmvik » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:36 pm

I forgot one player from Norway, Alexander Børresen from Elverum, he is 207 cm :)

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Re: Handball giants

Postby Grzymisław » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:48 pm

palmvik wrote:French player is Jordan Bonlauri, 211 cm. I think he plays in Toulouse.
Brazilian player Emerson Santos Silva, 208 cm, but also said to be 217, but I think 208 is correct.
When it comes to norweigan players, we have no really tall players, at last not at a decent lewel. Its a talent called Erik Köpp that are 16 y.o that is 201 and they say he will be like 210 when he is fully grown.

I tried to find something about Bonlauri, but it looks you made some mistake in his name because didn't succeded in finding anything. In Toulouse he isn't at least first team member, about juniors I don't know.
Found about Brazilian he's 2,08m. And I think he's still playing in home country.
I'm a bit surprised, Norwegian handballes are tall, but not especially. You're 2nd tallest nation in average height, but tallest Norwegian I know is 2,03m(Jon Olav Einnemo - MMA fighter).
palmvik wrote:I forgot one player from Norway, Alexander Børresen from Elverum, he is 207 cm :)

So now he's tallest Norwegian I know.
What about his team-mate Leonel Ojala and Bodo's Selveste Magnus Heieraas? At least their look is great - almost like Jernemyr or Sigfus Sigurdsson.

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Re: Handball giants

Postby Grzymisław » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:33 pm

palmvik wrote:French player is Jordan Bonlauri, 211 cm. I think he plays in Toulouse.
(...)

Found him at league website where they list junior classes for each team too.
Correct name is Jordan Bonilauri. I'm not sure if his size is real, but for now will list him as well as Brazilian Silva.

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Re: Handball giants

Postby max » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Eric Gull

Another "not so tall" player, 204 cm.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Gull
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Re: Handball giants

Postby Grzymisław » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:37 pm

MAX wrote:Eric Gull

Another "not so tall" player, 204 cm.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Gull

Yeah, I know Gull, but always read he's 2,04m. So not enough. This way some legends like Perunicić, Tuchkin, Hens or Bielecki miss the list, but there have to be some minimum height.


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