Faroese handballer nominated for European ‘dream team’

24.05.2023 - 11:24
Faroese handballer nominated for European ‘dream team’
Voting for the European handball team of the year opens on Friday
Hákun West av Teigum. Photo: Bjarni Árting Rubeksen

Hákun West av Teigum, the right-winger on the Faroese men’s national handball team, has enjoyed a phenomenal season with the Faroese national team and his Danish club, Skanderborg-Aarhus.

The 21-year-old player from Tórshavn has for some time been regarded as one of the best young players in Europe, but now he has a chance to further cement this reputation.

Hákun West av Teigum, Føroyar, Ukraina

Hákun West av Teigum played a crucial part in last month's sensational win against Ukraine

On Friday, voting opens for the European Handball Federation (EHF) Excellence Awards 2023, which seeks to find the ‘dream team’ in European handball – and Teigum is among the nominees in the best right-wing player category.

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He is nominated alongside handball greats such as Sweden’s Niclas Ekberg, Denmark’s Hans Lindberg and Spain’s Ferran Sole Sala.

Teigum’s nomination is further proof that the Faroes have fostered some of the top handballers in Europe, something which became clear when the Faroes, as the smallest nation ever, qualified for the EHF EURO 2024 championships, to be held in January.

Your vote counts

Fans can make their voices heard when voting opens on Friday. Voting takes place via the EHF app, available for download here.

Players, coaches and selected media representatives will be voting, but fans’ votes will account for 25 percent of the total.

Read more about the nominees on the EHF website.


Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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