J. Hansen Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Danish national and SG Flensburg-Handewitt player Jóhan á Plógv Hansen (born 1 May 1994) was born in the Faroe Islands.

Although he has played for the Faroe Islands national team in the past, Greenlandic and Faeroese players in the Danish Realm are free to choose any team they choose to play for.

J. Hansen Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

J. Hansen Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Because of his prior participation with the Faroe Islands national team, Hansen was banned from playing international handball for a period of two years after he expressed interest in representing his home country of Denmark.

The former coach of the Danish national team, Ulrik Wilbek, has publicly stated his desire for Jóhan Hansen to switch nationalities so that he can play for Denmark.

Hansen began playing handball for the Kyndil club in Thórshavn, Faroe Islands, at the tender age of four. In addition to his handball skills, he also made the U17 Faroe Islands National Team. In the end, though, he committed to handball.

At the 2012 EHF Challenge Trophy, he competed for the Faroe Islands.

They advanced to the championship game but ultimately lost to Moldavia.

With the Danish U21 handball team in 2015, Jóhan á Plógv Hansen brought home silver from Brazil. The top right winger in the league, he was selected for the All Star team.


For the 2016 European Men’s Handball Championship qualifying tournament, he was called up to the Danish national team on May 29. On June 10, 2015, he debuted for the Danish national team in a game against Lithuania.