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Kentin Mahé
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Personal information
Born 22 May 1991 (1991-05-22) (age 30)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back/Left Winger
Club information
Current club Telekom Veszprém
Number 35
Youth career
Years Team
1997–1999
AS Monaco
1999–2000
ASPTT Nice
2000–2008
TSV Bayer Dormagen
2008
Hammarby IF
2009
TSV Bayer Dormagen
Senior clubs
Years Team
2009–2011
DHC Rheinland
2011–2013
VfL Gummersbach
2013–2015
HSV Hamburg
2015–2018
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
2018–
Telekom Veszprém
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–
France 102 (346)

Kentin Mahé (born 22 May 1991) is a French handball player for Telekom Veszprém and the French national team.

Early life

Kentin Mahé was born in Paris and started to play handball at age six in AS Monaco, before briefly representing ASPTT Nice. In 2000, he moved to Germany where he grew up, due to his father Pascal Mahé, a former handball player, taking up several managerial positions in the country.

His maternal grandmother is from Sweden and he lived in Stockholm for four months in 2008, aged 18, playing youth handball with then reigning national champions Hammarby IF.

Career

Mahé returned to Germany in 2009 and made his senior debut for DHC Rheinland, before enjoying stints in VfL Gummersbach and HSV Hamburg.

In 2015, he signed with the German top club SG Flensburg-Handewitt where he developed into a world class-player under the management of Ljubomir Vranjes. He joined the Hungarian club MVM Veszprém KC on 1 July 2018.

Achievements

National team

2020
    • 22 Silver
2016
  • World Championship:
    • 11 Gold
2015, 2017
    • 33 Bronze: 2019
  • European Men's Handball Championship
    • 33 Bronze: 2018

Domestic competitions

  • Handball-Bundesliga:
    • 11 Gold
2018
  • Nemzeti Bajnokság I:
    • 11 Gold
2019

Individual awards

  • MVP of the EHF Cup Final Four tournament: 2015
  • All-Star team Best Centre Back of the EHF Champions League: 2019
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