Cecilie Leganger life and biography

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Cecilie Leganger biography

Date of birth : 1975-03-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Norway
Nationality : Norwegian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-16
Credited as : Handballer, goalkeeper for the Larvik HK,

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Cecilie Leganger is a Norwegian team handball goalkeeper, World champion, Olympic medalist, European champion, winner of Champions League, and World Player of the year 2001. She now plays for Larvik HK, and is still regarded as the best keeper in the world.

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.

Awards
* She was voted World Player of the Year 2001 by the International Handball Federation.
* Best Goalkeeper in the 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2001 world championships.
* Best Goalkeeper in the 1994 and 1998 European championships.
* Most Valuable Player in the 1993 World championship.
* Goalkeeper of the year 2001 and 2002 in the Norwegian League.
* Goalkeeper of the year 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the Danish League.
* Player of the year 2007 in the Danish League (Selected by the players' committee).

Titles like handball player:

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.

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