Elohim named best left-back by the EHF

After an exceptional season with both Paris Saint-Germain Handball and the French national team, Elohim Prandi has unsurprisingly been voted the best left-back in European competitions this season.

What an exceptional season for Elohim! First with Les Rouge et Bleu, he turned in some excellent performances in the EHF Champions League, putting paid to virtually every defence that came up against him. Among them, Kolstad had all the trouble in the world stopping him. With ten goals against the Norwegians at Coubertin (28-28), the French international finished as his team's top scorer, scpring an incredible goal along the way. His shot from the back sent the handball world into raptures, mixing as it did some serious technical quality to his already familiar power.

With the French national team, our Parisian also shone brightly, his fine performances helping Les Bleus to win Euro 2024 last January. The highlight of an almost perfect campaign was his final goal against Sweden. With Les Tricolores trailing by a single goal and the buzzer already sounding, Elohim had a chance to equalise from a free-throw. He scored powerfully past capital club teammate Andreas Palicka and his team went on to win the match in extra time (34-30). A few days later, in the final against Denmark, he scored the goal that sealed the fate of the match (33-31).

87 goals in the EHF Champions League, 22 in the European Championships, with a blend of power and finesse... Elohim has been a major asset to the teams he has represented. So, without a doubt, he deserves the title of best left-back in European competitions for the 2023-2024 season.

(Credits: L. Valroff/Team Pics/PSG)