THIERRY OMEYER, né le 2 novembre 1976 à Mulhouse, est un joueur français de handball.

Il évolue au poste de gardien de but en équipe de France et au sein du Montpellier AHB.

« Titi » THIERRY OMEYER est considéré par beaucoup comme le meilleur gardien de but de l'histoire du handball.

En équipe de France depuis 1999, THIERRY OMEYER est double champion olympique (2008 et de 2012), triple champion du monde (2001, 2009 et 2011), double champion d'Europe (2006 et 2010) et a été désigné meilleur joueur mondial de l'année 2008 ainsi que meilleur gardien de la compétition lors des Jeux olympiques de Pékin en 2008 et de Londres en 2012, des championnats du monde 2009 et 2011 et du championnat d'Europe 2006.

Seul son homologue russe Andrej Lavrov bénéficie d'une telle notoriété technique.

 

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THIERRY OMEYER (born on November 2, 1976 in Mulhouse) is a French handball goalkeeper who currently plays for Montpellier Agglomération Handball. Member of the French national team since 1999, he has won all major titles with the team: world champion (three times), European champion (twice) and olympic champion (twice).

THIERRY OMEYER is widely considered to be one of the best handball goalkeeper of all time, and is the third goalkeeper so far to have been elected best player of the world by the International Handball Federation (the two others being Henning Fritz, in 2004, and Árpád Sterbik, in 2005). In his current club (THW Kiel), his nickname is Die Mauer (The Wall)

THIERRY OMEYER made his debut for the French national team on September 19, 1999 against Romania. In 2001, he became World champion after beating Sweden 28-25 (after two extra-times) in the final.

In 2008, THIERRY OMEYER became Olympic champion after an excellent tournament where he was voted best goalkeeper with a rate of 41% shots saved all over the competition. In the final, he saved 11 shots out of 39 to ensure France's 28-23 win over Iceland.