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Ivano Balic voted the best handball player in history
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic
Published on 08/18/2010
According to votes of 11,000 readers of web pages of International Handball Federation IHF, Ivano Balić is the best handball player in history. Ivano Balić is a standard member of Croatian handball representation, winner of gold medals at the World Championship in Portugal in 2003, at the Summer Olympic Games in Greece in 2004, and many other competitions. He was born in the city of Split in 1979, and is still an active player.

According to the votes of the readers of International Handball Federation web pages

Ivano Balić, Croatian handball player, height 1.90 m, weight 93 kg, the best in the history of this sport

Ivano Balić is the king of handball - according to the users of Almost 11,000 website users took part in this voting - the question was “Who’s the best male handball player ever?” 48,7 % - almost one half - voted for the Croatian international, who became Olympic Champion 2004, World Champion 2003, runner-up at World (2005, 2009) and European Championships (2008, 2010) with his national team. On individual level, Balic (born in Split, current club RZ Zagreb) has been awarded World Handball Player of the Year twice (2003, 2006) and Most Valuable Player (MVP) at several major tournaments. He was a member of the all-star teams even more often.

Source International Handball Federation

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