This is how we ball
Handball has the power to inspire, change and promote life values. An arena isn’t just the place where you sit and watch people throw the ball around. It’s a place where you experience countless different emotions, you are in touch with many different people from various surroundings. The power of sport is to create lifelong friendships and memories you will cherish for the rest of your life. And everything happens in those all-important 60 minutes. Nothing else makes you feel like that. Sport means so much! And your sport is our specialty.
Meet our ambassadors and learn more about their favorite products
McDavid and Handball, it’s a long love story. We brought our knowledge for the perfect basketball protection from the US and transformed it into innovative handball performance gear for professionals or amateur players. The passion for the best Handball protection gear on the market drives us to constantly improve our products and become better every day. The loyalty of our high-profile ambassadors proves that.
Born: 11. April 1984
Height: 1,96 m
Position: Back Center
Club: Paris Saint-Germain, French National Team
Nikola Karabatic has won it all and done it all. Many times over. It’s hardly a surprise that he is a French national hero when you look back through his incredible handball career. Two-time Olympic champion, four-time world champion, three-time European champion, three-time IHF world player of the year. Karabatic is a beast. Add a Rio 2016 silver medal to his 14 other major international titles, the 49 club trophies including 17 national titles in 18 seasons. And the numerous French, Spanish and German league and cup wins, the three EHF Champions League victories, the countless individual awards, and it gives you an idea of what he has achieved in the game. Since many years, Nikola trusts in McDavid products. On his throwing arm, he almost always wears a compression sleeve for better blood flow. Also full recovery is important for a pro-player, that’s why he’s wearing the recovery max tight after matches. For the moment, he has torn a cruciate ligament and trusts in the right knee brace in order to recover quickly. If you are also looking for a knee brace, check out our blog “How to find the best knee brace for you”.
Born: 19. April 1988
Height: 2,03 m
Club: Paris Saint-Germain, French National Team
The name KARABATIC stands for the finest handball players around the globe. Luka Karabatic, the brother of Nikola Karabatic, was twice named best defender in the Champions League, and added 11 trophies to his list of honours for his club Paris Saint-Germain. With France, he was European champion in 2014 and world champion in 2015 and 2017.
What most people don’t know is that he played tennis at a high level during his teenage years. Maybe that’s why the Pivot always goes for the individual battles on the court. Therefore, he trusts in McDavid HEX leg sleeves to protect his knees when hitting the ground (or other players). Also the 7991 Hex Protection shorts gives him the protection he needs to play with confidence.
Born: 12. February 1981
Height: 1,93 m
Position: Center Back
Club: FC Barcelona, Spanish National Team
Raúl started out in the youth ranks of Grupo Astur, and went on to represent two of the giants of the Asobal league. He made his professional debut in 2001 for Ademar León, where he played for six seasons and won a Copa del Rey (2001/02) and a Cup Winners Cup (2004/05). In the 2010/11 season, Entrerríos signed for FC Barcelona. Since arriving at the Club, he has won everything possible, both domestically and in Europe and has converted himself into an indispensable part of the set up at Barça. He has played more than 200 times for the Spanish national side and has won various medals in international competition. Raul Entrerríos combines solidity in defence and attack and is noted for being a very hard worker that always fights until the end. He usually wears McDavid compression calf sleeves for an increased blood flow and trusts in the HEX shirt to protect bis upper body.
Born: 5. March 1997
Height: 1,94 m
Club: Rhein-Neckar Löwen, French National Team
He’s an upcoming key player: Romain Lagarde was a part of the French team that won bronze medals at the 2018 European Men’s Handball Championship. Just a month after celebrating his 22nd birthday, Romain Lagarde was elected EHF Player of March. Romain has the capability to become a key player. He is a variable backfielder, and aside of his Rhein-Neckar Löwen qualities in the offence, he is also good in the defence. He is now playing for the Rhein-Neckar Löwen in the German Bundesliga. Romain wears McDavid compression leg sleeves and arm sleeves for an increased blood flow. His hips and taibone are protected with the 7991 protection shorts.
Born: 27. August 1987
Height: 1,91 m
Position: Left Wing
Club: Riihimäki Cocks, Finish National Team
This viking loves to win titles: Teemu Tamminen and his Finnish club Riihimäki Cocks since the beginning of his career, with whom he won the championship in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well Won the trophy in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. With his team he also takes part in the Baltic Handball League, in which he was runner-up in 2012/13 and reached the Final Four in 2010/11 and 2013/14. Internationally, he made it into the third round of the 2006/07 EHF Challenge Cup, the first round of the 2007/08 EHF European Cup Winners ‘Cup, the first qualifying round of the 2008/09 European Cup Winners’ Cup and the 2013/14 EHF Challenge Cup to the quarterfinals.
Teemu Tamminen is part of the Finnish national team. By October 2017, he played 71 international matches in which he scored 349 goals. To feel protected during his offensive way of playing, Teemu is wearing McDavid Elbow protection on both elbows.