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THIS IS ME

This season EHF Champions League celebrates its 30th edition. The past 29 years have seen many handball players becoming legends of the sport. 

This season we celebrate them, the legends of the game.

Told exclusively in their own words through EHFCL Weekly, legendary players share their own unique stories in our This is me series.

Whether it's fate or family, the best players in the world reveal how they rose to handball stardom. How they fell in love with the sport. How they overcame adversity. How they became the person they are and how handball has shaped their lives on and off the court.

This is them. And these are their stories.

OLAFUR STEFANSSON

From Old Testament to Mexican Indians, from Bolschoi Ballet to clown courses, from Valur to SC Magdeburg and then to Ciudad Real. From developing an app of which he hopes it will become a part of a school education system to being an assistant coach at HC Erlangen. How does this all connect to Olafur Stefansson? Here, in his own words, he tells the story of his life.

Read Olafur's story.

 

CRISTINA VARZARU

Her career could have been over early due to a knee injury. She came back through excruciating pain to win the EHF Champions League title three more times and was the top goal scorer in one season. In total, Cristina Varzaru won four titles and was among the leading right wings. Here is her story, in her own words.

Read Cristina's story.

THIERRY OMEYER

He might have retired three years ago, but Thierry Omeyer’s legacy remains forever. The French goalkeeper has been one of the best known faces of the EHF Champions League for about two decades, winning the trophy four times – with Montpellier HB and THW Kiel – and earning a string of other titles and awards. No one better than Omeyer himself to talk us through his illustrious career in the latest episode of our This is me… series.

Read Thierry's story.

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