Birth date 15 Feb 1969 (51 years)
Nationality Denmark Denmark

Anja Andersen was born on 15 February 1969 in Odense, Denmark. She was more commonly known as”the iron lady”.

Andersen was a female handball player. She was well recognized for both her skills as an offensive player as well as her strapping temper and the nerve to make dramatic scenes and bold tricks during every match. She was able to play 133 matches for the Danish national handball team for women in the span of her career and has scored a total of 726 goals.

European Championship• 1994 (Germany); team – gold• 1996 (Denmark); team – gold

World Championship• 1993 (Norway); team – silver• 1995 (Austria Hungary); team – bronze• 1997 (Germany); team – gold

Olympic Games• 1996 (Atlanta); team – gold

Andersen also introduced showmanship to handball and organized a “dream team” shortly after retiring as an active player. She had retired from her player career in 1999 because of a heart defect. She gathered some of the best Danish female handball players in 2000 and 2001. Their matches became a great success. However, it was stopped when Andersen could no longer play actively herself. She kept in touch with the handball world though as she immediately started coaching the Danish 1st Division club Slagelse. She had considerably helped the team reach up to the top league. Later on, they had won the Championship league three times in a row (2003/04, 2004/05 and 2006/07). However, she left Slagelse in 2008 to join the FCK Handbold. She was able to coach the national team of Serbia as well as Montenegro in 2006.

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