Iosu Goñi

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Iosu Goñi
Iosu Goñi

Iosu Goñi (2016)

Player information
Full name Iosu Goñi Leoz
Birthday 4. January 1990
Birthplace Pamplona, Spain
Citizenship SpanishSpanier Spanish
Height 1,97 m
Playing position Left back
Throwing Hand right
Association information
Association FranceFrankreich Chambéry Savoie HB
Shirt number 55
Club career
from – to Association
2009–4/2013 SpainSpanien Ademar León
4/2013–2013 QatarKatar Al Quiyada
2013–2020 FranceFrankreich Pays d’Aix UC
2020– FranceFrankreich Chambéry Savoie HB
National team
Debut on 5. April 2014 in Lausanne
sync and corrected by dr.jackson for SwitzerlandSchweiz Switzerland
Games (goals)
SpainSpanien Spain 58 (86)[1]

Status: 10 January 2021

Iosu Goñi Leoz (born 4 January 1990 in Pamplona) is a Spanish handball player who is mostly used at left back.

The 1.97 m tall, 102 kg right-handed player began his professional career in 2009 with Ademar León in Liga ASOBAL. In the 2009/10 Copa del Rey de Balonmano and the 2011/12 Copa ASOBAL, he lost to FC Barcelona in the final of each competition. Internationally, he reached the round of 16 in the EHF Champions League in 2009/10 and 2012/13, as well as the quarter-finals of the EHF Cup in 2010/11 and the EHF Champions League in 2011/12. Due to the tight financial situation in León, he was loaned to Qatari club Al Quiyada for two months in April 2013 for a compensation of €25,000. Goñi refuted rumours that he might now take up Qatari citizenship to help the hosts at the 2015 World Cup.[2] From the summer of 2013, he played for Pays d’Aix UC in the French Ligue Nationale de Handball (LNH). In the summer of 2020, he moved to league rivals Chambéry Savoie HB.[3]

Iosu Goñi is in the squad for the Spanish national team. He was in the provisional squad for the 2014 European Championship, but was not called up to the final squad.[4] Goñi made his debut at the Swiss Cup on 5 April 2014 against Switzerland and has so far played 58 international matches, scoring 86 goals. At the 2018 European Championship, he moved up to the squad during the tournament and became European champion with the team. In 2020, he won the European Championship title again.[5]

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Individual references

  1. Estadísticas de jugadores/as de la selección, retrieved 10 January 2021
  2. Iosu Goñi rechaza el ofrecimiento de Qatar para su nacionalización(Memento of 21 April 2014 in the Internet Archive) (Spanish) of 27 April 2013, retrieved 9 April 2014
  3. Two-time European champion Iosu Goni moves within LNH Retrieved 27 April 2020
  4. EHF EURO 2014: Official squad lists(Memento of 4 January 2014 in the Internet Archive) (PDF, 633 kB) retrieved 9 April 2014
  5. European Handball Championship compact: Spain defends title – all results and scorers of the tournament in shorthand from 26 January 2020, retrieved 2 February 2020