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 420 Handball Players, 33 of which were born in Norway. This makes Norway the birth place of the 3rd most number of Handball Players behind France, and Spain.

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. Katrine Lunde (b. 1980)

With an HPI of 46.15, Katrine Lunde is the most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages on wikipedia.

Katrine Lunde (former Haraldsen; born 30 March 1980) is a Norwegian professional 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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2. Stine Bredal Oftedal (b. 1991)

With an HPI of 42.60, Stine Bredal Oftedal is the 2nd most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Stine Bredal Oftedal (born 25 September 1991) is a Norwegian professional handball player for Győri ETO KC and the Norwegian national team, where she is the team captain. She is three times world champion and five times European champion with the Norwegian national team. Oftedal has several times announced her retiring from international handball after the Summer Olympics of 2024. She was voted World Handball Player of the Year 2019 by the International Handball Federation.

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3. Nora Mørk (b. 1991)

With an HPI of 42.30, Nora Mørk is the 3rd most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

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. Her achievements include winning the EHF Champions League six times with three different clubs. She has won two gold medals and one silver medal at the IHF World Women's Handball Championship, has five victories in the European Women's Handball Championship, and two Olympic bronze medals.

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4. Heidi Løke (b. 1982)

With an HPI of 41.83, Heidi Løke is the 4th most famous Norwegian 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 formerly 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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5. Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (b. 1984)

With an HPI of 37.20, Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren is the 5th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (born 1 August 1984) is a retired Norwegian handball player for the Norwegian national team, who last played for Larvik HK. She is commonly known as Linka. Outside handball she is a qualified nurse.

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6. Gro Hammerseng-Edin (b. 1980)

With an HPI of 36.79, Gro Hammerseng-Edin is the 6th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 21 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.

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7. Camilla Herrem (b. 1986)

With an HPI of 36.69, Camilla Herrem is the 7th most famous Norwegian 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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8. Sander Sagosen (b. 1995)

With an HPI of 36.41, Sander Sagosen is the 8th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Sander Sagosen (born 14 September 1995) is a Norwegian professional handball player for Kolstad Håndball and the Norwegian national team. At club level, he has won major titles in four countries, including league championships in Norway, Denmark, France and Germany. With the national team, Sagosen placed second at the World Championship in 2017 and 2019, and finished third at the 2020 European Championship. Sagosen was included on the All-Star team for five consecutive major international competitions as either best centre back or left back.

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9. Cecilie Leganger (b. 1975)

With an HPI of 35.31, Cecilie Leganger is the 9th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Cecilie Leganger (born 12 March 1975) is a Norwegian retired handballer who played for the Norwegian national team.

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10. Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (b. 1980)

With an HPI of 35.25, Kristine Lunde-Borgersen is the 10th most famous Norwegian Handball Player.  Her biography has been translated into 21 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.

People

Pantheon has 39 people classified as Norwegian handball players born between 1970 and 1999. Of these 39, 39 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Norwegian handball players include Katrine Lunde, Stine Bredal Oftedal, and Nora Mørk. As of April 2024, 6 new Norwegian handball players have been added to Pantheon including Kjersti Grini, Susann Goksør Bjerkrheim, and Henny Reistad.

Living Norwegian Handball Players

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Newly Added Norwegian Handball Players (2024)

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