KirilLazarov

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He currently plays for FC Barcelona. He is also the captain of the Macedonia national handball team. Lazarov has been married to his wife Ljubica since June 2006. They have two children, a boy named Blagojče and a girl named Lana. His brother, Filip Lazarov is also a handball player for the national team. Kiril is 1,93 meters tall and plays as a Right Back.

Lazarov was top scorer of the EHF Champions League two times with MVM Veszprém and RK Zagreb. In 2011–12, he was top scorer for Velux EHF Final 4 runner-up Atlético Madrid. On 29 January 2009, Lazarov became world record-holder for the number of goals scored in one World Championship. In nine games he scored 92 goals for the Macedonian national team at the 2009 World Men’s Handball Championship that took place in Croatia.

On 24 March 2009, KirilLazarov was awarded the Medal for Service to the Country by the then-president of the Republic of Macedonia, BrankoCrvenkovski in acknowledgement of his sport achievements and his contribution to developing and popularizing sport in Macedonia as well as promoting the country abroad. On 27 January 2012, Lazarov became both the European and World record-holder for scored goals in a single championship by scoring 61 goals in 7 games at the 2012 European Men’s Handball Championship.

On 4 October 2015, with his fifth goal in a match against PICK Szeged, Lazarov became the first player in the history of the EHF Champions League to break the 1000 goals barrier and helped Barcelona win 30:28. Lazarov has won 15 national championships and the same number of national cup tournaments for five different clubs. In international club tournaments his best results are two runners-up.

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