Cecilie Leganger

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Cecilie Leganger (born 12 March 1975) is a Norwegian retired handballer. Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Leganger won the 1998 European Championship and the 1999 World Championship with the Norwegian national team, and received the IHF World Player of the Year award in 2001. At club level, Leganger won 27 titles playing for clubs in Norway, Slovenia and Denmark, including three EHF Champions League titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecilie Leganger has received more than 32,735 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Cecilie Leganger is the 160th most popular handball player (down from 158th in 2019), the 708th most popular biography from Norway (down from 680th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Norwegian Handball Player.

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Among handball players, Cecilie Leganger ranks 160 out of 420Before her are José Javier Hombrados, Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, Irina Poltoratskaya, Oh Seong-ok, Davor Dominiković, and Juanín García. After her are Kristine Lunde-Borgersen, Lene Rantala, Nedim Remili, Joan Cañellas, Niclas Ekberg, and Per Carlén.

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Among people born in 1975, Cecilie Leganger ranks 602Before her are Annie Cotton, Lisandro Alonso, Alanna Ubach, Jean-Claude Darcheville, Robert Lopez, and Kip Pardue. After her are Abdullah Al-Waked, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Koji Kumagai, María Vasco, Peter Iwers, and Dustin Lance Black.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Cecilie Leganger ranks 708 out of 1,039Before her are Gunn Margit Andreassen (1973), Petter Næss (1960), Anders Jacobsen (1985), Sylvi Listhaug (1977), Christian Ruud (1972), and Merethe Lindstrøm (1963). After her are Joachim Rønning (1972), Børge Brende (1965), Caroline Graham Hansen (1995), Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (1980), Lars Bohinen (1969), and Erik Johnsen (1965).


Among handball players born in Norway, Cecilie Leganger ranks 9Before her are Nora Mørk (1991), Heidi Løke (1982), Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (1984), Gro Hammerseng-Edin (1980), Camilla Herrem (1986), and Sander Sagosen (1995). After her are Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (1980), Kari Mette Johansen (1979), Kjersti Grini (1971), Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (1985), Ragnhild Aamodt (1980), and Karoline Dyhre Breivang (1980).