Lars Christiansen (handballer)

Lars Roslyng Christiansen (born April 18, 1972 in Sønderborg) is a former Danish team handball player.[1] He is European Champion, winning the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship and 2012 European Men's Handball Championship with the Danish national handball team.[2] He was top scorer at the 2008 championship together with Nikola Karabatic and Ivano Balić, and was also voted into the 2008 All-star team.

Lars Christiansen
Lars Christiansen 07.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lars Roslyng Christiansen
Born (1972-04-18) 18 April 1972 (age 50)
Sønderborg, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left wing
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
Years Team
Vidar Sønderborg
Senior clubs
Years Team
Ribe HK
KIF Kolding
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
KIF Kolding
National team 1
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Denmark 338 (1503)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 30 January 2012

Christiansen has played 338 games for the Danish national team,[3] and scored 1503 goals.[4] He is currently the player with most games and most goals for the Danish national team.

He played for the German club SG Flensburg-Handewitt, and was part of the team when the club won the German championship in 2004, and won the EHF Cup in 1997. In his 14 years with SG Flensburg-Handewitt he scored 3996 times, 1623 of these was scored from the 7 meter penalty spot.

Lars Christiansen's cousin Jan Paulsen has played together with Lars Christiansen for the Danish national handball team - as playmaker.

He has been married to former handballer, Christina Roslyng, who played at the Danish national handball team. Together, they have two sons, Frederik and August. They split up in 2009, however, as of 2012, they are back together.

In 2018, he participated in the Danish version of Dancing with the Stars, Vild med dans, with the partner Sofie Kruuse.[5]


Club TeamEdit

National TeamEdit

Individual awardsEdit

  • All-Star Left wing of the European Championship: 2008
  • Top Scorer of the European Championship: 2008
  • Top Scorer of the Handball-Bundesliga: 2003, 2005

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hare, Hans-Henrik (31 May 2012). "Bevæget Lars Christiansen: Det er slut". Ekstrabladet (in Danish). Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  2. ^ "Denmark" Archived 2014-02-03 at the Wayback MachineEuropean Handball Federation (Retrieved on February 5, 2012)
  3. ^ "HERRE A-LANDSKAMPE". hå Archived from the original on 2014-12-13.
  4. ^ "HERRE A-LANDSKAMPSMÅL". hå Archived from the original on 2014-12-13.
  5. ^ Se Lars Christiansen og Sofie Kruuse i en rumba - TV 2 (in Danish), retrieved 2021-04-11