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
1990–1998
SC Magdeburg
Senior clubs
Years Team
1998–2000
HC Niederndodeleben
2000–2007
DJK/MJC Trier
2007–2012
Viborg HK
2012–2014
Thüringer HC
2014–2017
ŽRK Vardar
2017–2018
Győri Audi ETO KC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2014
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.

Honours

Individual awards

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

References

  1. "Profile". dhb.de. 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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