Isabelle Gulldén

Isabelle Gulldén
Personal information
Full name Isabelle Therese Gulldén
Born (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989
Sävedalen, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Nickname Bella
Club information
Current club CSM București
Number 4
Youth clubs
0000–2007 IK Sävehof
Senior clubs
IK Sävehof
Viborg HK
CSM București
National team
2008– Sweden 162 (617)

Isabelle Therese Gulldén (born 29 June 1989)[1] is a Swedish handball player who plays as a playmaker for CSM București[2] and the Sweden national team. She was part of the Swedish team at the last three Olympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016).[3]

In 2014, she ranked among the 150 greatest Swedish athletes of all time, list published by Dagens Nyheter. Gulldén was the only female handballer alongside legendary Mia Hermansson-Högdahl.[4]

She is arguably the best centre back in the world.


Individual awards

Personal life

She is the niece of Christer Gulldén, a famous Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler.[5]


  1. "Profile". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. "CSM Bucharest with Isabelle Gullden: We want to play EHF CL F4 in Budapest". Handball-Planet. 24 February 2015.
  3. "Isabelle Gulldén". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  4. "150 främsta svenska idrottarna genom tiderna". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. "Redo för holmgångar" (in Swedish). 8 August 2008.
Preceded by
Romania Cristina Neagu
Croatia Andrea Penezić
EHF Champions League top scorer
Succeeded by
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