Didier Dinart (born 18 January 1977) is a French retired handball player and current coach.
Dinart in 2018
18 January 1977|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Dijon Bourgogne HB|
|BM Ciudad Real|
|French Champion (DIM)||Montpellier|
During his playing days, he played for the internationally renowned BM Ciudad Real handball team in Spain (where he was partner to, among others, Luc Abalo). Before joining BM Ciudad Real, he played for Montpellier HB of which is currently one of the best French clubs.
He was a highly skilled defensive player, and is widely regarded as one of the world's best handball defensive players. This effectiveness has granted him the nickname of La Roca (The Rock) in Spain.
He is also one of the most enduring players of the national team: his first appearance on the team was on 20 December 1996 against Croatia. He won all three major titles in handball (European championship, world championship, Olympic championship). He has represented France at four Olympic Games, including winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.
- World Cup : 2001, 2009, 2011
- Champions League : 2003, 2006, 2008
- French Championship : 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
- Spanish Championship : 2004
- Spanish Supercup : 2004
- Copa Asobal :
- French Cup : 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- EHF Men’s Champions Trophy: 2006
- EHF profile
- ehf, cie. "Didier Dinart will help French national team as defensive-coach". www.handball-world.com (in German). Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- "European Handball Federation – Defence specialist Didier Dinart starts new career / Article". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- Olympic results Archived 16 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)