The best handball players of the year were selected by participating handball enthusiasts and experts from all around the world. Brazilian Eduarda Amorim for women and the most famous handball star Serbian-born French Nikola Karabatic were awarded with the title of “the world’s best handball player”.
For the award given every year by the International Handball Federation (IHF), five top-level handball players, who have made a great effect on the handball during the year, are determined. Handball enthusiasts, handball experts and handball writers all around the world vote for the most favorite player by participating in the online voting at the official IHF site.
French Nikola Karabatic, who got 33,7 % votes for men, was selected the best player, Danish star Mikkel Hansen with 21% votes and French National team goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer who is the most valuable player of the Qatar World Championship and World’s best handball player in 2008 followed him with 19,5 %.
Nikola Karabatic succeeded in winning this award second time. In 2007, French star was selected World’s Best Handball Player and he had a great role in handball world.
For women the best handball player of the world was Brazilian Eduarda Amorim. Cristina Neagu with 25,8 %, and Heide Loke with 16,8 % from Romania followed Amorim, who was the handball player of the year with 35.2 percent vote. Isabella Gulden was fourth with 13% and Marta Mangue was fifth with 9,3 % in voting.
Eduarda Amorim, who was born in 1986, September 23, was the second Brazilian won this award after Alexandra Nascimento who was the best handball player in 2012. Eduarda Amorim, who played for Hungarian Győri Audi ETO KC, a team of women’s handball, took part in the Brazilian team for World Championship in Serbia in 2013. Moreover, Amorim also had a great role in winning EHF Championship League (Women’s EHF CL) cup for the second time.