|Full name||Jóhan á Plógv Hansen|
1 May 1994|
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Right wing|
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. 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.
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.
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. 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
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.
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. He made debut for the Danish national team on 10 June 2015 in a match against Lithuania.
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