Hans Lindberg

Hans Óttar Lindberg Tómasson (born 1 August 1981) is a Danish handball player of Icelandic descent[1] for Füchse Berlin and the Danish national team.[2]

Hans Óttar Lindberg Tómasson
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Hans Lindberg with HSV Hamburg in 2008
Personal information
Full name Hans Óttar Lindberg Tómasson
Born (1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 39)
Høje-Taastrup, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club Füchse Berlin
Number 18
Senior clubs
Years Team
1999–2005
Team Helsinge
2005–2007
Viborg HK
2007–2016
HSV Hamburg
2016–
Füchse Berlin
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–
Denmark 270 (755)

He won the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship and the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship with the Danish national team.[3] He currently plays for Füchse Berlin.[4]

He is of Icelandic descent[5] as both of Lindberg's parents, Tómas Erling Lindberg and Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, are Icelandic. His parents played handball in Iceland with Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar.[6] He had Icelandic citizenship until he was 18. His paternal grandparents immigrated to Iceland from Suduroy on the Faroe Islands in the mid-1940s.[7]

He is sometimes referred to as the Icelander on the Danish national team in Icelandic media.[8] [9]He understands Icelandic in conversation but is unable or refuses to speak Icelandic when speaking to media.[10]

CareerEdit

Hans Lindberg started his career in Team Helsinge. In 2006 Team Helsinge merged with Hillerød HK, and is now Nordsjælland Håndbold.

Hans Lindberg became the 2009–2010 and 2012–2013 season's Bundesliga Best Goal Scorer[11]

He won 2012–13 EHF Champions League with HSV Hamburg, becoming top scorer in the tournament.

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.ruv.is/frett/hans-lindberg-skipt-ut-ur-danska-hopnum
  2. ^ EHF profile
  3. ^ "Denmark" Archived 29 January 2008 at the Wayback MachineEuropean Handbal Federation (Retrieved on 31 January 2008)
  4. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  5. ^ https://www.ruv.is/frett/hans-lindberg-skipt-ut-ur-danska-hopnum
  6. ^ https://www.ruv.is/frett/hans-lindberg-skipt-ut-ur-danska-hopnum
  7. ^ "Íslendingurinn í danska landsliðinu". Vísir. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.mbl.is/sport/hm_handbolta/2013/01/16/hans_ottar_lindberg_svolitid_serstakir_leikir/
  9. ^ "Íslendingurinn í danska landsliðinu". Vísir. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/thorkellg/status/1215567050778775552
  11. ^ "Bundesliga Season 09/10 Best Goal Scorer"Handball-Bundesliga (Retrieved on 11 November 2010)
  12. ^ "All Star Team of the World Championship 2013". ihf.info. 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  13. ^ Top scorers

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