Only three players at the EHF EURO 2014 were presented the 'Best player of the match' award three times as Danish left back Mikkel Hansen, Spanish centre back Joan Canellas and Croatian centre back Domagoj Duvnjak received the recognition - and the watch that comes with it - on three different occasions.
While Canellas also became the top scorer of the tournament with 50 goals, both Hansen and Duvnjak made it to the All-star Team of the championship and Duvnjak in addition received the 2013 IHF World Handball Player of the Year (2013) award on Sunday.
Another 13 players managed to win the award twice.
As for the playing positions, centre backs received the highest number of awards (20), followed by goalkeepers and right backs (each 19).
Multiple winners of the Best player of the match award:
3 – Mikkel Hansen (DEN), Joan Canellas (ESP) and Domagoj Duvnjak (CRO)
2 – Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (ISL), Ivan Brouka (BLR), Maximilian Herrmann (AUT), Konstantin Igropulo (RUS), Niklas Landin (DEN), Filip Mirkulovski (MKD), Roland Mikler (HUN), Nikola Marinovic (AUT), Marko Kopljar (CRO), Gabor Ancsin (HUN), Siarhei Rutenka (BLR), Mariusz Jurkiewicz (POL), Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz (SWE)
Best player of the match award by positions:
Goalkeeper - 19
Left wing – 10
Left back – 15
Centre back – 20
Line player – 6
Right back – 19
Right wing – 5