Magnus WISLANDER. Nicknamed "The Hose" because of his ability to slither through the defence, Magnus Wislander was voted World Handball Player of the Century in 1999. He first played for the Swedish national team on 16 January 1985 and continued to represent his nation through 2004.
Handball has origins from many different countries. By the late 19th century, handball was being played in Germany, Scandinavia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine. The first evidence of handball goes back to long before, however. The women of the Roman Empire played a game similar to handball, which they called expulsim ludere.
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Best players of all time. In 1992, Gheorghe Gruia of Romania was named Best Player of All Time by the International Handball Federation. In 2000, the Swedish Magnus Wislander and the Ukrainian Zinaida Turchyna were elected Players of the 20th Century by the IHF.
During the late 17th century, court tennis became something of a rage in London, and many courts were built. The rage died in the 18th century, though, and handball players took over some of the abandoned tennis courts. Most of them were probably immigrants from Ireland. The first great player, John Cavanagh, certainly was.
He also came in second in the IHF World Player of the Century voting behind Magnus Wislander from Sweden. In 2014 (8 January) he replaced Bogdan Wenta as head coach of PGE Vive Kielce. Contemporaneously with his job in Kielce, he has been also coaching the Hungarian men's national handball team since October 8, 2014 until 2016.
Handball, also known as Team Handball or Olympic Handball, is a fast-paced game played in its modern conception in a seven-a-side contest of sixty minutes, divided into two periods of thirty minutes.
These players constantly reigned and dominated one-, three-, and four-wall handball national championships during their time. Their unlimited handball skills, their great variety of shots and their highest level of play set them apart from the rest. Oscar Obert, Open player ( NY ) Vic Hershkowitz, ( dec’d ) Open player ( NY )
Handball was invented by Nicolaj Ernst in 1897 in Nyborg, in Denmark. It is an indoor game played between two teams, containing a total of 7 players each. In the game, the players pass the ball with their hands and try to score by throwing the ball into the goal of the opponent team.