Joël Marc Abati (born 25 April 1970) is a French handball player who has played ten years for SC Magdeburg in Germany until 2007.[1] After returning to France and playing two years for Montpellier HB he ended his professional career in 2009, having won numerous prizes for his clubs and his country. In November 2019 he signed as trainer for the Belgian club Sporting Pelt.[2]

Joël Abati
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Joël Abati on 21 February 2007
Born25 April 1970
Joël Abati
Medal record
Men's handball
Representing  France
Summer Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team competition

With France national team he is Olympic champion in 2008, World champion in 2001 and 2009 and European champion in 2006.

Club historyEdit

  • Espoir de Floreal (France)
  • 1990-91  : Saint Michel sur Orges (France)
  • 1991-92  : Levallois (France)
  • 1992-95  : USM Gagny (France)
  • 1995-97  : US Créteil (France)
  • 1997-2007 : SC Magdeburg (Germany)
  • 2007-2009 : Montpellier HB (France)


with France national team
with clubs


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  2. ^ "Olympisch kampioen Joël Abati nieuwe T1 Sporting Pelt". (in Flemish). 29 November 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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