Thierry Omeyer

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Thierry Omeyer (born 2 November 1976) is a retired French handball goalkeeper. A member of the French national team since 1999, he has won all major titles with the team: world champion (five times), European champion (three times) and Olympic champion twice. He is widely considered to be one of the best handball goalkeepers of all time, and is the third goalkeeper so far to have been elected best player of the world by the International Handball Federation (the two others being Henning Fritz, in 2004, and Árpád Sterbik, in 2005), what he achieved in 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thierry Omeyer has received more than 192,196 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Thierry Omeyer is the 25th most popular handball player (down from 18th in 2019), the 4,815th most popular biography from France (down from 4,386th in 2019) and the most popular French Handball Player.

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Among handball players, Thierry Omeyer ranks 25 out of 420Before him are Ștefan Birtalan, Zoran Živković, Albin Vidović, Katrine Lunde, Georg Dascher, and Wilhelm Brinkmann. After him are Radu Voina, Irfan Smajlagić, Svetlana Kitić, Wilhelm Müller, Zlatko Saračević, and Karl Kreutzberg.

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Among people born in 1976, Thierry Omeyer ranks 186Before him are Chang Chen, Lars Eidinger, Pablo Larraín, Wang Leehom, Maxim Galkin, and Rashida Jones. After him are Masih Alinejad, Vladimir Samsonov, Stephanie McMahon, Djamel Belmadi, Dan Fogler, and Luka Peroš.

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In France

Among people born in France, Thierry Omeyer ranks 4,815 out of 6,770Before him are Charles Frédéric Girard (1822), Alphonse Areola (1993), Pierre Coffin (1967), François Bonlieu (1937), Pascal Lainé (1942), and Diane Kurys (1948). After him are André Dhôtel (1900), Bertrand Bonello (1968), Billy Mitchell (1879), Eugène Dabit (1898), Maurice Schilles (1888), and Patrick Chesnais (1947).


Among handball players born in France, Thierry Omeyer ranks 1After him are Luka Karabatic (1988), Guillaume Gille (1976), Luc Abalo (1984), Bertrand Gille (1978), Jérôme Fernandez (1977), Ludovic Fabregas (1996), Michaël Guigou (1982), Dika Mem (1997), Vincent Gérard (1986), Yann Genty (1981), and Nedim Remili (1995).