Nikola Karabatic extends his contract with Paris Saint-Germain Handball

Paris Saint-Germain Handball is pleased to announce the extension of Nikola Karabatic's contract for another season. The French international is now linked to the Club until 30 June, 2023.

Having arrived in the capital in July 2015, the three-time Olympic champion has won six French championships in the Red and Blue colours, but also a Coupe de France, three Coupes de la Ligue and two Trophées des Champions. In Paris, he has become the most successful player in Starligue history, with a total of 13 titles. The number 44 has played 238 top-flight matches for the capital club and scored 854 goals. 

With the French national team, the native of Nis (Serbia) has scored 1238 goals in 324 appearances, winning every possible trophy and etching his name even deeper into handball history winning an incredible third a Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in the summer. Only eight French athletes have won gold three times at the summer Olympics.

Nikola Karabatic has also been voted best player in the world three times (2007, 2014, 2016) by the International Handball Federation (IHF). In the history of the sport, only he and his teammate at Paris Saint-Germain, Mikkel Hansen, have achieved such a performance.

I am very happy to continue the adventure in the Red and Blue jersey for another season," said Nikola Karabatic, after signing his contract. “There was a deep desire to extend our collaboration. The past year, and my long convalescence, have strengthened my attachment to Paris Saint-Germain. Thanks to the staff, I was able to return to the court - in full possession of my abilities - with my Parisian teammates and then join the French team that won the Olympic title in Tokyo. Until the end of my contract, I want to continue to help the Club to grow, both by winning as many trophies as possible or by supporting the social actions it carries out off the court."

"Seeing Nikola extend under the Parisian colours is a great source of pride for the Club," reacted Jean-Claude Blanc, the deputy chief officer of Paris Saint-Germain. “By winning a third Olympic gold medal, Nikola has definitely written his name in the pantheon of world sport. Rare are the athletes who have succeeded in building such a rich record of achievement over the course of their career, all disciplines included. His talent, experience and determination will continue to set the standard for the rest of the squad and will be a major asset to our team as we seek to win titles in the coming months. With a leader like Nikola, Paris Saint-Germain can have great ambitions."

NIKOLA KARABATIC

Profile
Position : Center-back
Born on April 11, 1984, in Nis (SRB)
Nationality: French
Height: 1m96 – Weight : 103kg

2002-2005     Montpellier Handball
2005-2009     THW Kiel (ALL)
2009-2013      Montpellier Handball
2013                   Pays d’Aix UC
2013-2015       FC Barcelone (ESP)
2015-2023      Paris Saint-Germain

Honours
Club
3 Champions League (2003, 2007, 2015)
2 Superglobes (2014, 2015)
1 European Supercup (2007)
13 French Championships (2002-2005, 2010-2012, 2016-2021)
8 French Cups (2001-2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2018)
8 League Cups (2004, 2006, 2010-2012, 2017-2019)
5 French Supercups (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019)
4 Bundesliga (2006-2009)
3 German Cups (2007, 2008, 2009)
3 German Supercups (2005, 2007, 2008)
2 Liga (2014, 2015)
2 Copa del Rey (2014, 2015)
2 ASOBAL Cups (2014, 2015)
2 Spanish Supercups (2014, 2015)

3 times voted best player in the world by the IHF (2007, 2014, 2016)

 

National team
324 caps, 1238 goals
Olympic Champion (2008, 2012, 2020)
Olympic silver medallist (2016)
World Champion (2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)
World Championship bronze medallist (2005, 2019)
European Champion (2006, 2010, 2014)
European Championship bronze medallist (2008, 2018)