The Most Famous

HANDBALL PLAYERS from Spain

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This page contains a list of the greatest Spanish Handball Players. The pantheon dataset contains 305 Handball Players, 31 of which were born in Spain. This makes Spain the birth place of the most number of Handball Players.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Spanish Handball Players of all time. This list of famous Spanish 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 Spanish Handball Players.

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1. Raúl González (1970 - )

With an HPI of 50.15, Raúl González is the most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages on wikipedia.

Raúl González Gutiérrez (born 8 January 1970) is a Spanish retired handball player who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics and current coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

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2. David Barrufet (1970 - )

With an HPI of 49.95, David Barrufet is the 2nd most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

David Barrufet Bofill (born 4 June 1970 in Barcelona, Spain) is a former Spanish handball goalkeeper, currently playing for FC Barcelona Handbol. He began playing handball in SAFA Horta school in Barcelona at 8 years old. Six years later he went to F.C. Barcelona for playing in younger categories till 1988, when he played with the professional team. In 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 seasons was elected by International Handball Federation as the best goalkeeper in the world. On 8 February 2010, Barrufet announced his retirement from handball at the end of the 2009-10 season and F.C. Barcelona decided to retire the shirt number 16 on his honor.

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3. David Davis (1976 - )

With an HPI of 48.99, David Davis is the 3rd most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

David Davis Cámara (born 25 October 1976) is a Spanish retired handball player who played mainly for BM Valladolid and BM Ciudad Real, and is the current coach of Telekom Veszprém.His usual playing position was as left winger. His last team was FC Porto in 2013. In 2014 he became assistant coach in RK Vardar from Skopje, Macedonia. In 2016 he was appointed head coach of ŽRK Vardar. Davis is of Equatorial Guinean ancestry.

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4. Raúl Entrerríos (1981 - )

With an HPI of 48.77, Raúl Entrerríos is the 4th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Raúl Entrerríos Rodríguez (born 12 February 1981) is a Spanish handball player for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.He participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as a member of the Spain men's national handball team. The team won a bronze medal, defeating Croatia. His older brother Alberto Entrerríos is a Spanish international handball player.

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5. Iker Romero (1980 - )

With an HPI of 48.76, Iker Romero is the 5th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Iker Romero Fernández (born 15 June 1980 in Vitoria, Álava, Basque Country, Spain) is a retired Spanish handball player, currently working as an assistant coach for TSV Hannover-Burgdorf. He won the World Men's Handball Championship in 2005 with the Spain men's national handball team in Tunisia.

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6. Julen Aguinagalde (1982 - )

With an HPI of 48.40, Julen Aguinagalde is the 6th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Julen Aguinagalde Akizu (Julen); born 8 December 1982) is a Spanish handballer for PGE Vive Kielce and the Spain national team.

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7. Alberto Entrerríos (1976 - )

With an HPI of 48.37, Alberto Entrerríos is the 7th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Alberto Entrerrios (born 7 November 1976 in Gijón, Asturias) is a Spanish former professional handball player. He is 192 cm tall and weighs 102 kg. He spent 10 seasons (2002–2012) playing for BM Ciudad Real and 1 season (2011–2012) for BM Atlético de Madrid.He has won the Champions League title with BM Ciudad Real, together with two World Championships (Tunisia 2005 and Spain 2013) with the Spanish national team. He accounts for 225 international matches with Spain, which makes him a seasoned international handball player. His brother Raúl Entrerríos is also a Spanish international handball player.

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8. Víctor Tomás (1985 - )

With an HPI of 47.59, Víctor Tomás is the 8th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Víctor Tomás González (born 15 February 1985) is a Spanish handball player for FC Barcelona.He participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as a member of the Spain men's national handball team. The team won a bronze medal, defeating Croatia.

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9. José Javier Hombrados (1972 - )

With an HPI of 47.24, José Javier Hombrados is the 9th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

José Javier Hombrados (born 7 April 1972) is a Spanish handball player for BM Guadalajara and the Spain national team.

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10. Joan Cañellas (1986 - )

With an HPI of 46.74, Joan Cañellas is the 10th most famous Spanish Handball Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Joan Cañellas Reixach (born 30 September 1986) is a Spanish handball player for SC Pick Szeged and the Spain national team.Cañellas scored 50 goals for Spain at the 2014 European Championship in Denmark. He was the tournament's top scorer. While playing in Madrid, he also studied pharmacy at University of Barcelona and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Joan is a member of a pharmacist dynasty, six of his family members are pharmacists.

Pantheon has 31 people classified as handball players born between 1970 and 1992. Of these 31, 31 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living handball players include Raúl González, David Barrufet, and David Davis. As of October 2020, 15 new handball players have been added to Pantheon including Raúl González, David Davis, and Begoña Fernández.

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