Joël Abati

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joël Abati
Joël Abati

Joël Abati in the seven-meter throw

Player information
Full name Joël Marc Abati
birthday April 25, 1970
place of birth Fort-de-France , France
citizenship FrenchmanFrenchman French
height 1.90 m
Playing position Back right
  Right winger
Throwing hand Left
Club information
society End of career
Clubs as active
from ... to society
0000-0000 FranceFrance Fort de France
0000-0000 FranceFrance US Créteil
0000-0000 FranceFrance Espoir de Floreal
0000-1997 FranceFrance USM Gagny
1997-2007 GermanyGermany SC Magdeburg
2007-2009 FranceFrance Montpellier HB
2011-2011 GermanyGermany SC DHfK Leipzig
2014– FranceFrance Olonne Vendée handball
National team
Debut on November 22, 1995
against BelarusBelarus Belarus
  Games (goals)
FranceFrance France 203 (586)

As of March 26, 2014

Joël Marc Abati (born April 25, 1970 in Fort-de-France , Martinique ) is a former French handball player . The former national player is a knight of the French Legion of Honor .

Abati played in the period from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 2007, preferably as right winger or right back space at SC Magdeburg in the handball Bundesliga. Before that he was active at Fort de France, US Créteil , Espoir de Floreal and USM Gagny . During his time with the SCM, the left-hander won the Champions League (2002), the German Championship (2001), two club European championships (2001, 2002), the EHF Cup three times (1999, 2001, 2007) and the 2001 Supercup.

After ten successful years, in which the SCM was never placed worse than 6th at the end of a season, Abati moved to the top French club Montpellier HB , where he was initially under contract as an active player for two years and then as a coach in the youth field to get in. As part of his departure from Magdeburg, he was appointed honorary ambassador for the Elbe city. On December 22, 2007 Abati was accepted as the eleventh player in the SC Magdeburg Hall of Fame . With Montpellier HB he won the French championship once (2009).

Abati is one of the most successful handball players in the world. With the French national team he was world champion in 2001, European champion in 2006 and won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games . In 2009 he became world champion again with France .

He is one of the most accurate seven-meter shooters in Bundesliga history.

In 2011 he played again for SC DHfK Leipzig in the two qualifying games for the second division and scored 3 goals each. In March 2014 Abati had another comeback at the French fourth division Olonne Vendée Handball.

Web links

Commons : Joël Abati  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Daniel Narcisse was also awarded a Knight of the Legion of Honor. In: Retrieved September 18, 2019 .
  2. Olympic champion in the 4th division: Abati returns from retirement. In: Retrieved March 26, 2014 .