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Magnus Wislander
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Magnus Wislander, f. 22.02.64 i Gøteborg. Spillede i sin ungdom for Redbergslid - den berørmte håndboldklub i Gøteborg. Fra 1990 -2002 spillede han i THW Kiel, Tyskland. Rekordhøsten som tophåndboldspiller var gigantisk: 2 guld, 2 sølv og 2 bronce ved VM, hertil kom 3 sølvmedaljer ved OL og 4 guldmedaljer ved EM. Han var en af stjernene på det berømte svenske guldalderhold i 90erne (ført frem af Bengt Johansson).
Han blev til sidst udnævnt til det 20-århundredes største håndboldspiller af det internationale håndboldforbund. - Wislander var en sjældenhed. Hans kælenavn i Sverige var "Max" - i Tyskland "der schlauch" (=slangen). Han var en stor sportsmand og en altid seværdig håndboldspiller på midten.

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Magnus Wislander, b.22.02.64 in Gothenburg, played in his youth at the famous handballclub Redbergslid in G´borg. From 1990-2002 he played in Germany - THW Kiel. He was a significant player on the golden-age-team of Sweden in the 90ties. At WMhe won 2 of gold, silver and bronze. In addition 3 silver at the OL and 4 gold at the European Championship. He was one of the main stars - brought to the peak by the famous and fabulous coach Bengt Johansson. Only Russia could match this team in the 90ties.
In 1999 he was appointed by the International Handball Association as the very best handballplayer in the whole century. Wislander was a great sportsman and always worth a watch at the pitch. His kidname in Germany was "der schlauch" (=the snake).