Statattack: Parisians at the World Cup
Check out the key figures from the last two weeks as our Parisians battled it out at the 2019 World Cup in Denmark and Germany.
For the first time, Mikkel Hansen et Henrik Toft Hansen claimed gold at the World Cup. After falling at the final hurdle in 2011 and 2013, Denmark finally claimed top spot on the podium in the competition.
At the end of the 2019 World Cup, the IHF unveiled the Best 7 for the competition, naming Sander Sagosen the best left-back of the tournament while Mikkel Hansen got the top gong - for tournament MVP.
That's the number of medals won at the tournament by Paris Saint-Germain Handball players:
- 2 golds: Mikkel Hansen and Henrik Toft Hansen
- 1 silver: Sander Sagosen
- 4 bronze: Luc Abalo, Nikola Karabatic, Nedim Remili and Luka Karabatic.
--> That's the second-best total for any club with players at the World Cup, just behind Flensburg, who claimed 8 (4 gold, 4 silver) and ahead of Barcelona on 5 (1 gold, 4 bronze).
Luka Karabatic blocked ten shots in the course of the tournament, making him the fourth-best defender in the domain. Just behind him came Viran Morros, who blocked nine shots (seventh) and Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz on 5 (20th).
The number of Parisians who took part in the World Cup:
4 Frenchmen: Nikola Karabatic, Luc Abalo, Luka Karabatic and Nedim Remili
2 Danes: Mikkel Hansen et Henrik Toft Hansen
2 Spaniards: Viran Morros et Rodrigo Corrales
1 Norwegian: Sander Sagosen
1 German: Uwe Gensheimer
1 Swede: Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz
1 Croat: Luka Stepancic
With 47 assists and 51 goals, Sander Sagosen came close to laying on as many goals as he scored as he passed his way to being the tournament's top assist provider. He was directly involved in 30% of Norway's goals in the 2019 World Cup, and provided more assists than Mikkel Hansen (37) or Nedim Remili (20).
Mikkel Hansen shone in just about every area, and the number of goals scored was most definitely one. With 72 goals from 108 shots (67%), the Dane showed that he is still as ruthless and clinical in front of goals as ever. He out-scored Uwe Gensheimer, the tournament's fourth-top scorer with 56 buts (75%) and Sander Sagosen, who came in fifth with 51 buts (59%).
The total number of goals scored by Paris Saint-Germain Handball players in the 2019 World Cup. The only Parisians who did not score in the tournament were defender Viran Morros and 'keeper Rodrigo Corrales. Luka Karabatic was the most clinical, with eight goals from ten shots in the competition.