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Highest Paid Handball Players In the World | How Much They Earn Per Season?

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Highest Paid Handball Players

In last few years, Handball attracted millions of fans worldwide. South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Argentina, Brazil these teams show big interest and assigned their squads for international competition. European players current highest paid in the current. Denmark, France, Croatia and Spain paying top salaries Handball, the team game, is making its position in the world sports as the thrill and number of events goes on increasing. There are a large number of international events in which there is a showcase of handball competitions like Olympics, European Championship. Also players sign the contract with different clubs offering luxurious offers. Here are the top 10 highest paid Handball players in 2022.

PlayersBase SalaryClub TeamContract
Nikola Karabatić€1.8mPSG2024
Luka Karabatic€1.5mPSG2024
Sander Sagosen€1.5mTHW Kiel2025
Mikkel Hansen€1.2mAalborg Håndbold2024
Ferran Solé€1.2mPSG2024
Melvyn Richardson€1mBarcelona2024
Dika Mem€1mBarcelona2024
Niclas Ekberg€1mTHW Kiel2024
Kauldi Odriozola€1mHBC Nantes2024
Yanis Lenne€1mMontpellier Handball2024
Blaž Janc€850kBarcelona2024
Miha Zarabec€850kTHW Kiel2024
Haniel Langaro€800kBarcelona2024
Kristian Bjørnsen€800kAalborg Håndbold2024
Jonathan Carlsbogård€750kBarcelona2024
Luc Steins€750kPSG2024
Jim Gottfridsson€700kSG Flensburg-Handewitt2024
Pedro Portela€650kHBC Nantes2024
Luka Cindrić€650kBarcelona2024
Gilberto Duarte€650kMontpellier Handball2024
Ómar Ingi Magnússon€600kSC Magdeburg2026
Mijajlo Marsenić€500kFüchse Berlin2024
Rune Dahmke€500kTHW Kiel2024
Hans Lindberg€500kFüchse Berlin2024
Magnus Landin€500kTHW Kiel2024
Kristian Bjørnsen€500kAalborg Håndbold2024
Harald Reinkind€500kTHW Kiel2024
Domagoj Duvnjak€475kTHW Kiel2024
Nikola Karabatić

Nikola Karabatić

Base Salary : €1.8m
National : France
Club : PSG

Nikola Karabatić is a professional handball player from France currently active represent his team in the international event. His contract details based on estimated salary for handball player reported €1.8m a year.

Luka Karabatic

Luka Karabatic

Base Salary : €1.5m
National : France
Club : PSG

Luka Karabatic, is a professional handball player hold top contract deal with PSG Handball team. He is part of the squad since 2015 after leaving Pays d’Aix UC. Currently earning €1.5m salary estimated for the year 2023-24.

Sander Sagosen

Sander Sagosen

Base Salary : €1.5m
National : Norway
Club : THW Kiel

Sander Sagosen professional handball player from Norway. He is currently part of the most successful team THW Kiel. Hold estimated contract worth of €1.5m with THW Kiel.

How Much Handball Player Earn Per Year?

In year 2014, the first report about handball players salaries revealed, the source reported that Mikkel Hansen and Hans Lindberg hold contract worth of €750k a year. However two years later another reported revealed about handball players, the list conclude top paying teams PSG, Barcelona, THW Kiel. The players affiliated with these teams earn between €1.5m to €500k minimum wage as per reports.

  • In 2021-22, Mikkel Hansen hold the expensive contract while playing for the team of PSG, according to reported data he used to earn €1.5 million. Recently he moved to Aalborg Håndbold, and his estimated salary reported €1.2m a season.
  • Some players salaries were estimated based on the contract deals that offered by the clubs. The clubs never revealed how much they pay to the players however some sports media outlets France, UK and US reported average and maximum salaries of a handball player.

Further details regarding to highest paid handball players updated before the new season continue in 2024-25. If any of these player move to another team details regarding to that will be provided here.