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5 months ago - 4/20/2018

Players from 16 clubs and 15 countries vie for fans’ support in the new All-star team vote

With only 11 games remaining in the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/18, all handball fans can now have their say on the selection of the greatest stars of this season as the All-star team voting opens.

The past five editions of the vote generated a great interest and new opportunity to choose the star selection of the European top flight is here again.

In its sixth year, the All-star team vote will again ask the fans to cast their online ballots for ten positions - the starting seven plus the best defender, the best coach and the best young player (born in 1995 or younger). There are five nominees in the selection for each position.

Players and coaches from 16 clubs and from 15 nations in the current season have been selected. While five members of the 2016/17 All-star team can make it back to the elite company, there are no fewer than 30 new names (60 %) in the nomination list.

The vote will be open until Tuesday 22 May 2018 (midnight) and also the media representatives and a panel of experts will contribute to the final selection. The combined choice of all three branches will be announced during the VELUX EHF FINAL4 event in Cologne on 26/27 May 2018.

Fans participating in the vote can win some interesting prizes including an official semi-final match ball, a signed jersey from one FINAL4 team by the fan’s choice and Salming official merchandise for the event.

Players have been nominated on the basis of their comprehensive performance throughout the season so far; not just their goal-getting prowess, but also their performance in defence, the number of blocks, assists and reaction in crucial moments during each match.

Enter the vote of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/18 All-star team here.

The players nominated for the 2017/18 season are:

Goalkeeper        
Tibor Ivanisevic (SRB) - Skjern Handbold
Niklas Landin (DEN) - THW Kiel
Arpad Sterbik (ESP) - HC Vardar
Mattias Andersson (SWE) - SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Vincent Gerard    (FRA) - Montpellier Handball

Left wing        
Uwe Gensheimer (GER) - Paris Saint-Germain Handball
Valero Rivera (ESP) – FC Barcelona Lassa
Timur Dibirov (RUS) - HC Vardar
Manuel Strlek (CRO) - PGE Vive Kielce
Dominik Klein (GER) - HBC Nantes

Left back
Markus Olsson (SWE) - Skjern Handbold
Michal Jurecki (POL) - PGE Vive Kielce
Vuko Borozan (MNE) - HC Vardar
Sander Sagosen     (NOR) - Paris Saint-Germain Handball
Rasmus Lauge (DEN) - SG Flensburg-Handewitt

Centre back
Andre Schmid (SUI) - Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Mate Lekai (HUN) - Telekom Veszprem HC
Luka Cindric (CRO) - HC Vardar
Miha Zarabec (SLO) - THW Kiel
Nikola Karabatic (FRA) - Paris Saint-Germain Handball

Line player
Bjarte Myrhol (NOR) - Skjern Handbold
Patrick Wiencek (GER) - THW Kiel
Nicolas Tournat (FRA) - HBC Nantes
Julen Aguinagalde (ESP) - PGE Vive Kielce
Rastko Stojkovic (SRB) - HC Meshkov Brest

Right back        
Dika Mem (FRA) – FC Barcelona Lassa
Albin Lagergren (SWE) - IFK Kristianstad
Alex Dujshebaev (ESP) - PGE Vive Kielce
Holger Glandorf (GER) - SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Valentin Porte (FRA) - Montpellier Handball

Right wing
Rene Rasmussen (DEN) - Skjern Handbold
Niclas Ekberg (SWE) - THW Kiel
David Balaguer (ESP) - HBC Nantes
Blaz Janc (SLO) - PGE Vive Kielce
Lasse Svan (DEN) - SG Flensburg-Handewitt

Defender        
Luka Karabatic (FRA) - Paris Saint-Germain Handball
Tobias Karlsson (SWE) - SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Viran Morros (ESP) – FC Barcelona Lassa
Timuzsin Schuh (HUN) - Telekom Veszprem HC
Ilja Abutovic (SRB) - HC Vardar

Young player
Dmitrii Santalov (RUS) - Chekhovskie Medvedi
Halil Jaganjac (CRO) - HC Metalurg
Bence Banhidi (HUN) - MOL-Pick Szeged
Romain Lagarde (FRA) - HBC Nantes
Nikola Bilyk (AUT) - THW Kiel

Coach        
Patrice Canayer (FRA) - Montpellier Handball
Ole Norgaard (DEN) - Skjern Handbold
Raul Gonzalez (ESP) - HC Vardar
Maik Machulla (GER) - SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Thierry Anti (FRA) - HBC Nantes

Author: EHF / br
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