Cecilie Leganger

Intro Handball player
Is Athlete Handball player
From Norway
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 12 March 1975, Bergen, Norway
Star sign Pisces

Cecilie Leganger (born 12 March 1975) is a retired Norwegian handball who played for the Norwegian national team.

International championships

Leganger made her debut on the Norwegian national team in 1993, 17 years old, and retired three years later, only 20. In 1993 she obtained bronze medal at the World Women's Handball Championship, being voted as Best Goalkeeper and Most Valuable Player at the championship. At the European Championship in 1994, she was voted best goalkeeper. At the 1995 World Championship she was again voted Best Goalkeeper. After a one-year break she made comeback as a club player, but did not play on the national team until the 1998 European Championship, winning gold medal with the Norwegian team and voted as best keeper in the championship. World Champion in 1999, again voted best keeper. She received bronze medal at the Olympic Championships in Sydney 2000. At the World Championship in 2001 she voted again the best keeper.

Club player

As a club player she is Norwegian Champion from 1999 (with Bækkelaget), Slovenian Champion from 2004 (with Krim Ljubljana), Danish Champion from 2005 (with Slagelse), and Women's EHF Champion in 2004/05 and 2006/07. She played for Larvik HK from 2010 until 2014 where she retired and she is considered to be best female goalkeeper of all time.

Individual awards

All-Star Goalkeeper of the World Championship: 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2001 Most Valuable Player of the World Championship: 1993 All-Star Goalkeeper of the European Championship: 1994 and 1998 All-Star Goalkeeper of Gildeserien: 1999/2000, 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 IHF World Player of the Year: 2001 Goalkeeper of the Year: 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 in the Danish League Player of the Year in the Danish League: 2007 (selected by the players' committee) All-Star Goalkeeper of Postenligaen: 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 Norwegian national goalkeeper of all time Norwegian female handball player of all time

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