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Nationality  French
1985–1994  Cernay
Weight  93 kg
Nickname  "TiTi"
Name  Thierry Omeyer
Spouse  Laurence Omeyer
Current club  PSG Handball
Role  Handball Player
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Number  16
Height  1.92 m

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Born  November 2, 1976 (age 39) Mulhouse, France (1976-11-02)
1994–2000 2000–2006 2006–2013 2013–2014 2014-  Selestat HB Montpellier AHB THW Kiel Montpellier AHB PSG Handball
Children  Manon Omeyer, Loris Omeyer
Similar People  Nikola Karabatic, Daniel Narcisse, Luc Abalo, Michael Guigou, Jerome Fernandez

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Thierry Omeyer (born 2 November 1976) is a French handball goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain Handball and the French national team.


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Member of the French national team since 1999, he has won all major titles with the team: world champion (five times), European champion (three times) and Olympic champion (twice).

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He is widely considered to be one of the best handball goalkeepers of all time, and is the third goalkeeper so far to have been elected best player of the world by the International Handball Federation (the two others being Henning Fritz, in 2004, and Árpád Sterbik, in 2005), what he achieved in 2008. In his former club (THW Kiel), his nickname was Die Mauer (The Wall).

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Club career

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Omeyer started handball at age 9 in Cernay (Alsace). In 1994, he joined his first professional club, Sélestat. His save percentage being up to 50%, he caught the attention of the best club in the French championship, Montpellier. Quickly becoming the first choice goalkeeper, he won five championships (from 2002 to 2006) and five national cups (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006). The biggest highlight of his time there is the win of the 2003 EHF Champions League, a title that had never been won by a French club before.

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In 2006, he decided to leave for a more competitive championship and joined the German club THW Kiel, with whom he won the double, the championship and the national cup in 2007 and 2008, plus the Champions League in 2007, 2010 and 2012.

International career

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He made his debut for the French national team on September 19, 1999 against Romania. In 2001, he became World champion after beating Sweden 28-25 (after two extra-times) in the final.

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In 2008, he became Olympic champion after an excellent tournament where he was voted best goalkeeper with a rate of 41% shots saved all over the competition. In the final, he saved 11 shots out of 39 to ensure France's 28-23 win over Iceland.

In 2015, he became World champion after beating Qatar 25-22. He was voted best goalkeeper and the MVP of the tournament.

Individual awards

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the World Championship: 2015
  • All-Star Goalkeeper of the World Championship: 2011, 2015
  • All-Star Goalkeeper of the European Championship: 2006
  • IHF World Player of the Year: 2008
  • References

    Thierry Omeyer Wikipedia