Anja Althaus

Anja Althaus (born 3 September 1982) is a retired German handball player who most recently played for Győri Audi ETO KC and formerly was a member of the German national team.[2] She won the Champions League three times in her career (twice with Viborg, once with Győr).

Anja Althaus
Personal information
Born (1982-09-03) 3 September 1982
Magdeburg, East Germany
Nationality German
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
Years Team
SC Magdeburg
Senior clubs
Years Team
HC Niederndodeleben
Viborg HK
Thüringer HC
ŽRK Vardar
Győri Audi ETO KC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Germany 243 (527[1])

Althaus made her debut on the German team in 2002.[2] She received a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championship. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where Germany finished 11th.

She announced her retirement from professional handball after the Champions League final in 2017, where HC Vardar fell short to Győri ETO. She changed her mind and a few weeks later signed a contract with Győri ETO.[3] She won the Champions League title, the Hungarian Championship and the Hungarian Cup as well and then she retired from handball in 2018 for good.


Individual awards

  • Best Defensive Player of the European Championship: 2012[4]


  1. "Profile". Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  2. "Anja Althaus – Deutscher Handballbund" (in German). German Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  3. "Úgy volt, hogy befejezi, ehelyett most aláírt a Győrhöz" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. "All Star Team announced". European Handball Federation. 16 December 2012. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.

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