Arnór Atlason (born 23 July 1984) is an Icelandic retired[1] handball player. He is the current head coach of TTH Holstebro, and assistant coach of the Iceland men's national handball team.[2][3][4]

Arnór Atlason
Personal information
Born (1984-07-23) 23 July 1984 (age 39)
Akureyri, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior clubs
Years Team
KA Akureyri
SC Magdeburg
FCK Håndbold
AG København
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
Aalborg Håndbold
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Iceland 200 (427)
Teams managed
Aalborg Håndbold (assistant)
TTH Holstebro
Iceland (assistant)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Austria Team

Career edit

Arnór proved to be one of the best players in his position during the 2008 Olympics, scoring 4 goals against France in the final.

Arnór was the top scorer for Iceland and fourth overall in the 2010 Handball European Championship, with 39 goals out of 66 shots (59%), behind Nikola Karabatic who had 40 goals out of 73 shots (55%). He was also the highest assister with 27 assists out of 8 games, with Nikola Karabatić behind with 25, Ivano Balić and Filip Jícha tied third with 24, however Jícha played two matches less games.

Arnór also had the second highest goals plus assists, with 66 goals created in 8 matches, behind Jícha with 77 out of 6 matches.

Arnór has been regarded as one of the best assisters of this generation, being a key player for the Icelandic national team and AG Copenhagen, often keeping Mikkel Hansen out of his natural position.

References edit

  1. ^ thorkellg (2018-03-05). "Arnór Atlason leggur skóna á hilluna". RÚV. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  2. ^ EHF profile
  3. ^ "Teamet omkring ligaholdet". Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  4. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 15 January 2015.