Handball Performance-Index: Data-based, transparent, fair

Data-based. Transparent. Fan-focused. For the 2020/21 season, Handball-Bundesliga GmbH is introducing a new benchmark for evaluating the performance of all LIQUI MOLY HBL players. The Handball Performance Index was designed in cooperation with Deutsche Kreditbank AG and selected experts from top-level sports and science. It uses selected statistics from all players to evaluate, analyze and compare their athletic performance at all positions.

The playmaker position is where the magic happens. It's this position, where important passes are made, teammates are put into position and the offensive game is directed. Players like Andy Schmid (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Marko Bezjak (SC Magdeburg) and Jim Gottfridsson (SG Flensburg-Handewitt) have been among the strongest center players in the world for years. But how does the HPI evaluate the performance of the playmakers?