Grit Jurack

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Grit Jurack
Grit Jurack

Grit Jurack in the jersey of Viborg HK

Player information
birthday October 22, 1977
place of birth Leipzig , GDR
citizenship GermanGerman German
height 1.86 m
Playing position Back right
Throwing hand Left
Club information
society Career ended
Clubs as active
from ... to society
1989-1993 GermanyGermany BSV Schönau Leipzig
1993-2004 GermanyGermany HC Leipzig
2001-2003 DenmarkDenmarkIkast-Bording Elite Håndbold (loan)
2004–2012 DenmarkDenmark Viborg HK
National team
Debut on January 23, 1996
against United StatesUnited States United States
  Games (goals)
GermanyGermany Germany 306 (1581)
Clubs as coaches
from ... to society
2015– GermanyGermany Germany (Co-Trainer)

As of March 19, 2015

Grit Jurack (born October 22, 1977 in Leipzig ) is a former German handball player and record national player of the German handball association. Since March 2015 she has been working as a team manager and co-trainer for the German national women's handball team.


Grit Jurack (2008)

She began her handball career at BSV Schönau Leipzig , where the left-hander played from 1989 to 1993. She played at HC Leipzig until 2001 and won the German championship in 1998 and 1999. From 2001 to 2003 she was loaned to the Danish club Ikast-Bording Elite Håndbold , with whom she won the EHF Cup and the Danish Cup in 2002. She then returned to Leipzig for one season.

In 2004 she finally switched to the Danish top club Viborg HK , where she became the first German player to win the championship title in the Danish Super League and the Champions League in 2006. In the summer of 2012, she had to end her career due to severe cartilage damage in her shoulder.

National team

She made her international debut in the German national team on January 23, 1996 against the USA. She is the record goal scorer and record national player in the DHB selection and the only player to date to have been the top scorer twice at a world championship (1999 and 2007). At the World Handball Championship for Women 2009 in China they could not attend because of her pregnancy. In the international match against Hungary on September 21, 2010 as part of the World Cup (final score 19:22), she came back for the first time after her pregnancy and scored 5 goals. On April 24, 2011, she played her 300th international match at 27:23 against Norway; only three handball players ( Frank-Michael Wahl (344 games), Klaus-Dieter Petersen (340) and Christian Schwarzer (318)) had played that many international matches. In March 2012, she announced her resignation from the national team. On October 7, 2012, she played her farewell game against the Czech Republic.


  • Julia Jurack from Thuringian HC is not related to Grit Jurack.
  • Grit Jurack gave birth to a son on February 4, 2010. Their second son was born on December 12, 2013.

Sporting successes


Web links

Commons : Grit Jurack  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. National players , accessed on September 16, 2015
  2. Record national player Grit Jurack: Comeback as team manager , accessed on March 6, 2015
  3. New start with a successful duo: Jurack also co-trainer at DHB selection , accessed on March 19, 2015
  4. Record handball player Jurack has to end her career
  5. List at
  6., December 3, 2009
  7. Grit Jurack: "It's nice to be back" ( Memento from September 26, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  8. Four nations tournament in Völklingen: Germany in second place after 27:23 against Norway / votes for the game ( Memento from November 2, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  9., April 27, 2011
  10., March 27, 2012
  11. Moving farewell game: Grit Jurack for the last time for Germany ( Memento from October 29, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Jurack 17 hits are missing from a German goal record. In: Handelsblatt of June 10, 2006
  13., February 7, 2010