Jóhan Hansen

Jóhan á Plógv Hansen (born 1 May 1994) is a Faroese-born Danish handballer for Bjerringbro-Silkeborg and the Danish national team.[1]

Jóhan Hansen
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Personal information
Full name Jóhan á Plógv Hansen
Born (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 26)
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Nationality Faroese
Danish
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
Number 10
Youth career
Years Team
1999–2010
Kyndil
2010–2011
SHEA
Senior clubs
Years Team
2011–2015
Skanderborg Håndbold
2015–
Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012
Faroe Islands 4 (18)
2015–
Denmark 30 (56)
2017

He has previously represented Faroe Islands national team, but due to the structure of the Danish Realm Greenlandic and Faeroese players can themselves decide which national team they wish to represent.[2] As Johan Hansen had already played for Faroe Islands national team, his wishes about representing the Danish national team resulted in a two-year suspension from international handball. Former Danish national coach Ulrik Wilbek expressed that he hoped and wished for Jóhan Hansen to change his nationality in order to be available for the Danish national team.[3]

Club careerEdit

Hansen started his handball career with the Faroese club Kyndil in Thórshavn at the age of 4. He played football alongside his handball and made the cut for the Faroe Island U17 national football team. However, in the end he decided to stick with handball.

Skanderborg HåndboldEdit

In 2010 he was selected to join SHEA – Skanderborg Håndbold Elite Academy and moved to Denmark shortly after turning 16 years old.

Bjerringbro-SilkeborgEdit

On 3 March 2015 it was announced that Johan Hansen would join Bjerringbro-Silkeborg on a three-year contract, starting at the 2015–16 season.[4][5] The transfer meant that Johan Hansen was bought free of his contract with Skanderborg Håndbold, with whom he had one year left on his contract.

National team careerEdit

In 2012 he represented Faroe Islands in the 2012 EHF Challenge Trophy. They made it all the way to final, where they lost to Moldovia.[6]

Jóhan á Plógv Hansen won silver with the Danish national U21 handball team in 2015 in Brazil. He was chosen as one of the best players and became one of the All Star team as the best right wing player.[7][8]

On 29 May 2015 he was called up to the Danish national team as a part of the squard in the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship qualification.[9] He made debut for the Danish national team on 10 June 2015 in a match against Lithuania.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EHF profile
  2. ^ "SLOVENIA READY FOR EHF EURO 2016; FRANCE, DENMARK REMAIN UNBEATEN". EHF. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  3. ^ "hbold.dk – Wilbek vil have nationaliseret en spiller". Archived from the original on 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  4. ^ Nielsen, Kasper Højstrup (3 March 2015). "Talentfuld topscorer skifter til topklub" (in Danish). Sporten.TV2.dk. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ Løytved, Jonas. "Fløjtalent skifter til Bjerringbro-Silkeborg" (in Danish). bjerringbro-silkeborg.dk. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "2012 Men's Challenge Trophy Final". EHF. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  7. ^ sporten.tvs.dk
  8. ^ Egholm, Sverri (2 August 2015). "Jóhan á Plógv er heimsins besti høgri vongur" (in Faroese). Portal.fo. Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  9. ^ "UNGE FLØJE FÅR CHANCEN PÅ A-LANDSHOLDET(Danish)". DHF. Retrieved 29 May 2015.

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