Magnus Wislander

Hans Einar Magnus Wislander (born 22 February 1964) is a Swedish former handball player, who has been voted Handball Player of the Century. Since his debut in the national team in 1985 he has played over 380 games and scored over 1,000 goals. He played for Redbergslids IK, Gothenburg and THW Kiel.

Magnus Wislander
Magnus Wislander at the Swedish Sports Awards inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden in January 2013
Personal information
Full name Hans Einar Magnus Wislander
Born (1964-02-22) 22 February 1964 (age 57)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Center back, Line player
Club information
Current club Redbergslids IK
Senior clubs
Years Team
Tuve IF
Redbergslids IK
THW Kiel
Redbergslids IK
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sweden 384 (1185)
Medal record
Men's handball
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
1992 BarcelonaTeam competition
1996 AtlantaTeam competition
2000 SydneyTeam competition
World Men's Handball Championship
1999 Egypt Team competition
1990 Czechoslovakia Team competition
2001 France Team competition
1997 Japan Team competition
1995 Iceland Team competition
1993 Sweden Team competition
European Men's Handball Championship
2002 Sweden Team competition
2000 Croatia Team competition
1998 Italy Team competition
1994 Portugal Team competition

Club Honours


  • Elitserien (5): 1984-85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 2002–03



World Championships

European Championships