Romanian Cristina Neagu, 27, who currently performs at ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica won the Mizuno Female World Handball Player 2015 award, curtesy of the votes of 19 members of the international jury of handball journalists and visitors on the Handball-Planet.com website.
“Her outstanding performance during the Women’s World Championship 2015 in Denmark, where Romania won the bronze medal, but also TOP quality presented in ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica EHF Champions League winning campaign 2014/2015, with good start of the new season, were the best recommendation for this prestigious award”, notes the publication.
The contest finished after three weeks of voting where all of 32 nominated players have got amazing support by the handball community. Handball lovers voted (90.856) for their favorite players in eight categories, informs the same website.
Romanian Cristina Neagu got a total of 84 points, surpassing Norway’s Nora Mork (52 points) and Heidi Loke (49), Serbian Katarina Bulatovic (44), and Montenegrin Jovanka Radicevic (39). The Romanian is the third player in five years to win this award, succeeding Heidi Loke (2011, 2013 and 2014) and Zsuzsanna Tomori (2012).
It seems 2015 was a winning year for Romanian Cristina Neagu, who was also voted World Handball Player of the Year in 2015 by the International Handball Federation (IHF), for the second time.
Photo courtesy of the Handball-Planet.com