Javier Cabanas

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Javier Cabanas
Player information
Full name Juan Javier Cabanas López
birthday April 24, 1960
place of birth Burgos , Spain
citizenship SpaniardsSpaniards Spanish
height 1.80 m
Playing position Right winger
Throwing hand Left
Clubs as active
from ... to society
1978-1982 SpainSpain CB Calpisa Alicante
1982-1985 SpainSpain FC Barcelona
1985-1988 SpainSpain CB Tecnisán Alicante
1988-1994 SpainSpain Teka Santander
National team
  Games (goals)
SpainSpain Spain 228 (566)
Clubs as coaches
from ... to society
1999-2007 SpainSpain BM Altea
2007-2008 SpainSpain Portland San Antonio

As of April 9, 2014

Juan Javier Cabanas López (born April 24, 1960 in Burgos ) is a Spanish handball trainer and former handball player , who was mostly used on the right wing .


as a player

The 1.80 m tall and 86 kg heavy left-hander began his career in 1978 at the then Spanish top club, CB Calpisa Alicante, with whom he won the Copa del Rey de Balonmano and the European Cup Winners' Cup against VfL Gummersbach in 1979/80 . 1978/79 and 1979/80 he was second in the Spanish league. In 1982 FC Barcelona signed him . With Barça he was runner-up in 1983, 1984 and 1985 and won the Copa del Rey and the Catalan league in those years . He triumphed in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983/84 and 1984/85. In 1985 he moved back to CB Tecnisán Alicante. There he was able to win the King's Cup again in 1985/86. In the 1985/86 EHF Cup , he lost the final against Győri ETO KC . In 1988 he signed with Teka Santander , with whom he won the championship, the Copa del Rey, the Supercup, the Copa ASOBAL, the Champions League, the EHF Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup.

With the Spanish national team , Javier Cabanas took part in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 , in Seoul in 1988 and in Barcelona in 1992 . He played a total of 228 international matches in which he scored 566 goals.

as a trainer

Cabanas took over the coaching position at the Spanish club BM Altea in 1999 , with whom he reached the semifinals in the 2002/03 EHF Cup and lost to the THW Kiel in the 2003/04 final . After eight years, he signed with Portland San Antonio in 2007 , but had to leave the following summer after a season without a title.



Javier Cabanas' son Álvaro also plays handball professionally.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d burgospecial1.wordpress.com JUAN JAVIER CABANAS LÓPEZ (Spanish) from January 27, 2013, accessed on April 9, 2014
  2. rfebm.com: Estadísticas de jugadores / as de la selección , accessed on April 17, 2018
  3. www.thw-provinzial.de opponent team BM Altea 2003/04 accessed on April 20, 2019
  4. name = ehf> www.eurohandball.com Portland's New Coach: Javier Cabanas (English) from June 29, 2007, accessed on April 9, 2014
  5. www.handball-world.com San Antonio separates from coach Cabanas on May 16, 2008, accessed on April 9, 2014
  6. www.diariodeleon.es El Ademar ficha a otra perla del balonmano español: Álvaro Cabanas (Spanish) of July 29, 2008, accessed on April 9, 2014
  7. www.eurohandball.com Álvaro Cabanas Carcia Pertusa accessed on April 9, 2014