Alexander Petersson

Alexander Petersson (born Aleksandrs Pētersons 2 July 1980) is an Icelandic handball player of Latvian and Baltic German origin, who currently plays for the Iceland national handball team and Rhein-Neckar Löwen.[1]

Alexander Petersson
Alexander Petersson 03.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-07-02) 2 July 1980 (age 39)
Riga, Latvia SSR
Nationality Icelandic
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Number 32
Senior clubs
Years Team
0000–1998
Riga
1998–2003
Grótta/KR
2003–2005
HSG Düsseldorf
2005–2007
TV Großwallstadt
2007–2010
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
2010–2012
Füchse Berlin
2012–
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–present
Iceland 173 (694)

Alexander was voted the Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year in 2010 by the Icelandic Sport Press Association.

Early lifeEdit

Alexander was born in Riga in Latvia SSR in 1980. He emigrated to Iceland at age of 18 in 1998 to play for Grótta/KR. In 2005, he played for the Iceland national handball team for the first time.[2]

Individual awardsEdit

  • All-Star Right back of the World Championship: 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Alexander Petersson". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 December 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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