The Most Famous

HANDBALL PLAYERS from Norway

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This page contains a list of the greatest Norwegian Handball Players. The pantheon dataset contains 305 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 Norwegian Handball Players of all time. This list of famous Norwegian 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 Norwegian Handball Players.

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1. Heidi Løke (1982 - )

With an HPI of 51.14, Heidi Løke is the most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages on wikipedia.

Heidi Løke (born 12 December 1982) is a Norwegian handball player for Vipers Kristiansand 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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2. Katrine Lunde (1980 - )

With an HPI of 49.10, Katrine Lunde is the 2nd most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 21 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. Nora Mørk (1991 - )

With an HPI of 49.02, Nora Mørk is the 3rd most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

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

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4. Bjarte Myrhol (1982 - )

With an HPI of 48.26, Bjarte Myrhol is the 4th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Bjarte Håkon Myrhol (born 29 May 1982) is a former Norwegian handballer, who last played for Skjern Håndbold and Norway men's national handball team.Bjarte Myrhol has been the captain of the Norway national team since 2014. 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.

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5. Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (1985 - )

With an HPI of 48.20, Kari Aalvik Grimsbø is the 5th most famous Norwegian 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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6. Stine Bredal Oftedal (1991 - )

With an HPI of 48.13, Stine Bredal Oftedal is the 6th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 20 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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7. Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (1980 - )

With an HPI of 47.79, Kristine Lunde-Borgersen is the 7th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (born 30 March 1980) is a retired Norwegian handballer who played for the Norwegian national team. She is Olympic champion, World Champion and three times European champion. She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Katrine Lunde. On 13 June 2017, she announced her return to playing handball for the 2017-2018 season, to replace Marta Tomac, who is out of play following a severe injury.

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8. Sander Sagosen (1995 - )

With an HPI of 47.72, Sander Sagosen is the 8th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 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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9. Ragnhild Aamodt (1980 - )

With an HPI of 47.41, Ragnhild Aamodt is the 9th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Ragnhild Aamodt (born 9 September 1980, in Sarpsborg) is a Norwegian handball player. She currently plays for the Norwegian club Sarpsborg. Until March 2009 she also played for the Norwegian national team.She made her debut on the Norwegian national team in 2002, and played 133 matches and scored 314 goals until her retirement on March 2009. She is a 3 time European champion, from 2004 to 2008. She received a silver medal at the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship and a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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10. Gro Hammerseng-Edin (1980 - )

With an HPI of 47.29, Gro Hammerseng-Edin is the 10th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 18 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 28 people classified as handball players born between 1975 and 1995. Of these 28, 28 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living handball players include Heidi Løke, Katrine Lunde, and Nora Mørk. As of October 2020, 6 new handball players have been added to Pantheon including Cecilie Leganger, Magnus Jøndal, and Else-Marthe Sørlie Lybekk.

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