The Most Famous

HANDBALL PLAYERS from Norway

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This page contains a list of the greatest Handball Players. The pantheon dataset contains 304 Handball Players, 28 of which were born in Norway. This makes Norway the birth place of the 3rd most number of Handball Players behind Spain and France.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Handball Players of all time. This list of famous Handball Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Handball Players.

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1. Nora Mørk (1991 - )

With an HPI of 41.67, Nora Mørk is the most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 29 different languages on wikipedia.

Nora Mørk (born 5 April 1991) is a Norwegian handball player for Team Esbjerg and the Norwegian national team.She made her debut on the Norwegian national team on 21 September 2010.Before joining Team Esbjerg, she played for Bækkelaget, Aalborg DH, Njård, Larvik, Győr, CSM București and Vipers Kristiansand.

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2. Katrine Lunde (1980 - )

With an HPI of 40.01, Katrine Lunde is the 2nd most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Katrine Lunde (former Haraldsen; born 30 March 1980) is a Norwegian handball goalkeeper for Vipers Kristiansand and the Norwegian national team.She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Kristine Lunde-Borgersen. Her sporting achievements include gold medals with the Norwegian national team at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, as well as club victories in the EHF Champions League, and national championships in Denmark, Hungary, Russia and Norway.

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3. Heidi Løke (1982 - )

With an HPI of 38.98, Heidi Løke is the 3rd most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Heidi Løke (born 12 December 1982) is a Norwegian handball player for Larvik HK and the Norwegian national team.Among her achievements as club player are national championships, a silver medal in the EHF Women's Cup Winners' Cup, and winner of the EHF Women's Champions League several times.

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4. Stine Bredal Oftedal (1991 - )

With an HPI of 38.25, Stine Bredal Oftedal is the 4th most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Stine Bredal Oftedal (born 25 September 1991) is a Norwegian handball player for Győri Audi ETO KC and the Norwegian national team, where she is the team captain.She was voted World Handball Player of the Year 2019 by the International Handball Federation. She hails from Nittedal and started her career in Nit/Hak HK. She then continued to Fjellhammer IL before continuing to Helset IF. Helset is a feeder team for Stabæk Håndball, and so she has played for Stabæk since the 2008–09 season while still being registered in Helset.She studied at BI Norwegian Business School. Previously she competed for Nittedal IL in the javelin throw, throwing 32.08 m at the age 13.

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5. Camilla Herrem (1986 - )

With an HPI of 35.49, Camilla Herrem is the 5th most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Camilla Herrem (born 8 October 1986) is a Norwegian handball player for Sola HK and the Norwegian national team.Her international achievements include one Olympic gold medal, three World Championship gold medals, and five gold medals at the European Championship. She became the most successful player in World Championships history with three gold, one silver and one bronze medal by winning the 2021 World Championship.

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6. Sander Sagosen (1995 - )

With an HPI of 34.95, Sander Sagosen is the 6th most famous Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Sander Sagosen (born 14 September 1995) is a Norwegian handball player for THW Kiel and the Norwegian national team.He has previously played for Kolstad IF, Haslum HK, Aalborg Håndbold and Paris Saint-Germain.

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7. Marit Malm Frafjord (1985 - )

With an HPI of 34.17, Marit Malm Frafjord is the 7th most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Marit Malm Frafjord (born 25 November 1985) is a Norwegian handball player for Team Esbjerg and formerly the Norwegian national team.

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8. Bjarte Myrhol (1982 - )

With an HPI of 34.06, Bjarte Myrhol is the 8th most famous Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Bjarte Håkon Myrhol (born 29 May 1982) is a former Norwegian handballer, previously playing for THW Kiel and Norway men's national handball team.Bjarte Myrhol was the captain of the Norway national team from 2014 to 2021. At the end of his contract with Rhein-Neckar Löwen his jersey number 18 was retired by the club. In 2021 he decided to end his career. On 3 June 2022 it was announced he’d make a comeback and join THW Kiel for the rest of the season because of injuries in their squad.

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9. Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (1985 - )

With an HPI of 33.25, Kari Aalvik Grimsbø is the 9th most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (born 4 January 1985) is a former Norwegian handball player who last played for Győri Audi ETO KC and the Norwegian national team. Since her retirement she is the goalkeeping coach at Byåsen HE.

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10. Gro Hammerseng-Edin (1980 - )

With an HPI of 32.96, Gro Hammerseng-Edin is the 10th most famous Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Gro Hammerseng-Edin (born 10 April 1980 in Gjøvik as Gro Hammerseng) is a Norwegian former handballer who last played for the club Larvik HK. She was captain of the Norwegian national team for several years, and in 2007 she was voted female World Handball Player of the Year.

Pantheon has 32 people classified as handball players born between 1975 and 1995. Of these 32, 32 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living handball players include Nora Mørk, Katrine Lunde, and Heidi Løke. As of April 2022, 4 new handball players have been added to Pantheon including Sanna Solberg-Isaksen, Kari Brattset Dale, and Kristine Breistøl.

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