Image: Christoph Steinert, the present participant of the World Cup, comes from the stronghold of handball, Germany. (© IMAGO / camera4+)
Since 2009: These German cities have supplied the most DHB gamers
The German nationwide staff is at the moment performing properly in the 2023 World Handball Championship. The preliminary stage ended with three wins, and you’ve got 4 wins after 4 video games in the principal spherical.
But since 2009, which metropolis and which federal state has spoken the most in the German nationwide handball staff?
We checked out which metropolis particular person handball gamers are from and which state has the most DHB stars.
The capital is in the lead
Looking at hometown, the two cities share the prime spot in ex aequo. DHB had three gamers in each Berlin and Magdeburg.
Christoph Steinert, Tobias Reichmann and Jens Wortmann come from Berlin. Matthias Musche, Christoph Teuerkauf and Henning Fritz from Magdeburg.
This is an actual achievement for Magdeburg, with a inhabitants of not more than 300,000. After all, you may have the identical gamers as in Berlin, it is ten instances larger.
And greater than Hamburg, Würzburg, Aachen, Giesen, Duisburg, Ludwigshafen and Goppingen – all of them have at the least two gamers.
Incidentally, since 2009, the champions of the German Handball League have been THW Kiel (8), Rhein-Neckar Leuven (2), Flensburg-Handewitt (2), HSV Hamburg (1) and SC Magdeburg (1).
Record champions Kildare have solely had one participant since 2009, Rune Damke. Because Hamburg supplied just one, Mannheim and Flensburg.
A transparent winner in the federal states
From the perspective of the federal states, there is a transparent winner and a transparent runner-up. Since 2009, Baden-Württemberg has produced 20 gamers for the German nationwide staff.
Behind them is North Rhine-Westphalia with 17 gamers represented over time. After that nothing comes for a very long time.
The state of Bavaria has had at the least 8 gamers since 2009 and is behind Saxony-Anhalt (6), Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony (5 every).
Bremen, Saarland and Thuringia aren’t strongholds of handball. All of them supplied just one participant. Although Bremen and Saar are of course comparatively small.
By the means: 5 gamers weren’t born in Germany: Dagur Sigurdsson (Reykjavik, Iceland), Alfred Gislason (Akureyri, Iceland), (Matthias Andersson (Malmo, Sweden), Andreas Rojewski (Wejherowo, Poland) and Yevgeny Pevnov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan).