There have been many websites and articles in the internet discussing Hamburg Handball with all its track record and accomplishments. Yet, there may be none discussing “the person” behind all the accomplishments. He is the head coach of the club. Who is he? Here is his profile:
Getting to Know Torsten “Toto” Jansen
Yup! He is Torsten “Toto” Jansen. He was formerl a German hand baller who spent most of his times in his career playing and dedicating his skill to HSV Hamburg in Bundesliga. Besides, Toto was German national team’s regular member. Then in March 2017, he took over the position of the head coach of Hamburg Handball Club.
Toto once was granted with a silver medal in 2004, at the Summer Olympics in Athens. Another great accomplishment of Toto occurred in 2008. In that year, he was chosen to be the representation of Germany for 2008 Summer Olympics that was held in Beijing. In addition to that, Toto once became European champion in 2004 and a World Champion in 2007. With such amazing career journey, he carries a heavy duty of bringing Hamburg Handball Club to obtain important handball tournament titles in Germany.
Quick Facts about Torsten “Toto” Jansen
Now that you have known a glimpse of Toto along with his amazing track record in handball sport, now let’s see some quick facts about him.
He was born in Adenau, Germany on December 23rd, 1976. With its 1.85-m height, he plays the position of Left Wing for Hamburg Handball. When playing with Hamburg Handball Club, he is on number 5. Toto in his youth career joined two different handball clubs. They are TV Witzhelden in 1982 – 1992 and Wermelskirchener TV in 1992 – 1994.
Meanwhile, he has joined several senior handball clubs. They are TUSEM Essen in 1994 – 1995, SG Solingen in 1995 – 2001, HSG Nordhorn in 2001 – 2003, HSV Hamburg in 2003 – 2015, THW Kiel in 2015 – 2016, and Handball Sport Verein Hamburg in 2016 – 2017.
With such experiences, there should be no any questions about why the club chose him to be the head coach. Toto has compiled so many experiences in playing handball that has equipped him with a superb skill in this sport and thus forward that skill to the current players of Hamburg Handball Club.
If you and are the fans of Hamburg Handball Club, you may have been familiar with Torsten “Toto” Jansen. He must have been a great coach for the team, don’t you think?
Handball becomes a well-known sport nowadays and one rising handball team from German is Hamburg Handball or in German, they are called Handball Sport Verein Hamburg. They have many good players and let’s get to know the Hamburg Handball players for this season.
• The Current Staff
This team has been coached by Torsten Jansen for one year now. He is a former handball player and he spent most of his career with HSV or Hamburg Handball, played in Bundesliga. He was also a part of Germany handball national team. Considering his talent, Evermann, Hamburg Handball president, lets Jansen take over the coach position.
Jansen is helped by several people such as Markus Groß, the co-trainer and also team coordinator, Florian Meier and Philipp Kraul as Goalkeepers coaches, and Christina Dressel as the Physiotherapist. Together they guide this Hamburg Handball team in the last and definitely next season.
• The Players
Like in other handball teams, Hamburg Handball team is also divided into several groups which are goalkeepers, right wingers, left wingers, line players, left backs, central backs, and right backs. It is just similar with what football team has.
The goalkeepers of Hamburg Handball are Justin Rundt, Jonah Bom, and Dominik Plaue. The right wingers are Stefan Schröder and Ole Stabick. Stefan Schröder was the player of Germany handball national team in 2007 and they won the world championship.
The leftwingers are Christopher Rix, Torsten Jansen, and Felix Mahrkens. The line players are Finn Nowacki, Niklas Weller, and Jonathan Papirow. The left back players are Finn Wullenweber, Jan Torben Ehlers, and Finn Maciejewski. In the right back position, there are Lasse Kohnagel, Marten Most, and Jan Forstbauer. The central backs are Lukas Ossenskopp, Sebastian Butow, and Tim Siebert.
All of those players are chosen by the president of Handball Hamburg and of course, many of them are the loyal players of the team. Loyalty is the most valuable thing from this team that should be taken as an example by other clubs. Not only the loyalty of the staff such as the coach himself but also from the 15 players. So in total, there are 20 people in this team.
Do you want to know more about Hamburg Handball players for this season? Why don’t you check out their performances in the real match? You can watch it by live streaming and see with your own eyes that they are good players.