Luc Abalo


Luc Abalo (born 6 September 1984) is a French handball player for Elverum Håndball and the French national team.[1]

Luc Abalo
Abalo in 2013
Personal information
Born (1984-09-06) 6 September 1984 (age 36)
Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Nationality French
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club Elverum Håndball
Number 19
Senior clubs
Years Team
1998–2008
US Ivry Handball
2008–2011
BM Ciudad Real
2011–2012
Atlético Madrid
2012–2020
Paris Saint-Germain
2020–2021
Elverum Håndball
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2021
France 262 (805)

Being a member of the national team since 2005, he won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, 2009 and 2001 world and 2006, 2010 and 2014 European championships.[2] He was named the French Division 1 Player of the Year in 2007, and the league's Best Right Wing in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2008 he received the Legion of Honour.[3][4]

Abalo is an accomplished graphical artist. Upon a request from the French Olympic Committee he designed a wristband popularizing the Paris' bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Approximately 1.5 million copies were sold in September 2015.[3][5]

References


  1. EHF profile
  2. "XI European Championship 2014. Team Roster, France" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. Luc Abalo. nbcolympics.com
  4. Luc Abalo. Sports References
  5. Jean-François Fournel (2 September 2015) Le handballeur Luc Abalo a créé le symbole de « Paris JO 2024 ». la-croix.com