Valentina Kogan

Valentina Kogan
Personal information
Born (1980-03-19) 19 March 1980
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Vilo
National team
  Argentina 170 (3)

Valentina Kogan (born 19 March 1980) is an Argentine handball goalkeeper. She plays for Vilo and the Argentina national team and participated at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil.[1]


Valentina Kogan is diabetic since the age of 10, and vegetarian since the age of 15.[2] She started playing handball when she was in middle school at Colegio Tarbut, a Jewish private school with a trilingual education program.[3] Kogan studied International Relations at the University of San Andrés,[4] and is married since 2013[5] to Carolina Rieger. The couple is expecting twins, conceived by artificial insemination.[2][6]


Kogan played professionally in Spain between 2002 and 2005 for the spanish team Vícar Goya Koppert.[5][7] She is also the director of Club de Corredores, a company dedicated to the organization of marathons and outdoor races.[5]

As the goalkeeper for the National squad, she won silver medals at three Pan American Games (Santo Domingo 2003, Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015) and the bronze medal at the Pan American Women's Handball Championship (Santo Domingo 2007), plus a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2009, the team won the gold medal the Pan American Championship after defeating Brazil. She also won the gold medal at the 2010 South American Games held in Medellín, Colombia.

Kogan retired from the Argentinian National Squad after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, finishing an 18-years long presence at the national team and after the first ever participation of Argentina in Women's Handball at the Olympic Games.[4][8]

Individual Achievements


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