IHF revives World’s Best Handball Player Award: Meet the male nominees!

The International Handball Federation (IHF) has brought back its prestigious World’s Best Handball Player Award. Danish star Mathias Gidsel joins the race alongside contenders like German goalkeeper Andreas Wolff and French pivot Ludovic Fabregas.

For the revamped award, the IHF has implemented a new voting system, reducing the influence of fan votes. The fans will still have the power, as the votes casted will represent of a third of the final standings. Another third will be reserved to the coaches which led their national teams at the IHF Men’s World Championship and the IHF Women’s World Championship. The IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM) will have the final third of the decision, with the awards being sealed by the player which has the best percentage throughout the three categories.

For all categories, three players have been shortlisted by the IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM), based on their performances in the 2023, having impressed throughout the last year on the courts. Fans can vote from Monday, February 26th to Monday, March 11th.

Nominated Players: IHF World’s Best Handball Player Award:

Mathias Gidsel (Denmark) – Right Back
Andreas Wolff (Germany) – Goalkeeper
Ludovic Fabregas (France) – Pivot

Read the nominations here.