Stefan Kretzschmar

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Stefan Kretzschmar : biography

February 17, 1973 –

Stefan Kretzschmar (born February 17, 1973 in Leipzig) is a retired professional German handball player. The son of Peter Kretzschmar, a legendary handball player and coach in the former GDR (East Germany) and Waltraud Kretzschmar, a former handball player for the East German team and winner of Olympic team medals in silver (1976) and bronze (1980), he was a three-time Olympic athlete and winner of the Olympic silver medal with the German team in 2004. He is well known for his many tattoos and piercings. He ended his active career on July 14, 2007 and currently resides in Magdeburg, Germany, where he continues to hold a position with the local handball club, SC Magdeburg.


  • Handballer of the year: 1994, 1995
  • Silver Medal (Runners-up), World Championships, 2003
  • International All Star-Team: 1994
  • DHB-Supercup: 2007
  • Handball European Cup: 2002
  • EHF Cup: 2007