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Henning Fritz (born September 21, 1974 in Magdeburg, Germany) is a retired German Handball goalkeeper, and the first goalkeeper to be named World Player of the Year, in 2004.

Henning Fritz
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Personal information
Born (1974-09-21) 21 September 1974 (age 44)
Magdeburg, East Germany
Nationality German
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
Years Team
0000–1984
Dynamo Magdeburg
1984–1988
TuS Magdeburg
Senior clubs
Years Team
1988–2001
SC Magdeburg
2001–2007
THW Kiel
2007–2012
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2008
Germany 235 (0)

Fritz is a relatively short goalkeeper (only 1.88 m) who began playing major-league handball with SC Magdeburg. He moved to THW Kiel in 2001 and has been a member of the Men's German National Handball team since 2002. The German team took second place in the European championships in Sweden that year and another second place in the world championships 2003 in Portugal. In 2004 he participated in the teams success in Slovenia, where they took the European Championships. In 2004 in Athens he played with the team to another second place.

The opening game of the 2007 Men's Handball World Cup was his 200th game on the national team. He played a great championship, became Most Valuable Player in several games and was nominated for the All Star Team.

Fritz is currently the goalkeeping coach of the German national team.

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