Romanian-Danish Champions League women's handball confrontation was held late
last week. On Saturday in Group A, CSM Bucharest grabbed a 28-26 home in
against Team Esbjerg, while in Group B on Sunday, SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea grabbed a
26-25 win against Odense Handbold, away from home. So CSM are 4th-placed
in Group A, while SCM Ramnicu Valcea are 6th placed in Group B. Both
teams stand a real chance to move past the League's group stage. The top scorer
in the two games was Cristina Neagu, who scored no less than 7 goals for CSM
Bucharest. Reason enough for Radio Romania to designate Cristina Neagu the
Athlete of the week.
Cristina Neagu was born on August 26, 1988 in
Bucharest. She made her debut with School Sports Club number 5. As a junior
athlete, Neagu was designated the world's best handballer several times, beginning 2005. We recall that back then Romani's national squad walked away
with the silver medal at the European Under-21 championships in Austria.
Cristina Neagu was signed up by Rulmentul Brasov in 2006. She then played for
Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea. In 2010 Cristina Neagu reached as far as the Champions League finals with Oltchim. SCM Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea was dismantled and Cristina Neagu got
signed up by Buducnost Podgorica, with which she won the Champions League in 2015.
Cristina Neagu has been playing for CSM Bucharest since 2017.
Cristina Neagu has been the captain of the national team since 2016. Her record with the national squad includes a bronze medal
won in the European Championship jointly hosted by Denmark and Norway in 2010,
and another bronze medal won in the World Championship in Denmark in 2015. In
2010, 2015, 2016 and 2018, the International Handball Federation designated
Cristina Neagu the world's best handballer. Neagu thus became the world's first
ever handballer in history to have won the trophy four times.