Christian Zeitz

Christian Zeitz 11 August 2007 for the Schlecker Cup

Stand: 30 June 2013

Christian Zeitz ( born November 18, 1980 in Heidelberg ) is a German handball player.


By playing handball Christian Zeitz began at the age of six years with TSV Östringen. Even as a youth player, he emerged as a talented player exception. At the age of 18 he got use time in the first team (2nd Bundesliga). In 2002, the TSV Östringen merged with the TSG Kronau for SG Kronau / Östringen, for which he ran aground. In the season 2002/ 03 he was also eligible to play due to a second game right for the then Bundesliga side SG Wallau mass home. After Zeitz rise with the SG Kronau / Östringen in the Bundesliga, he moved to Kiel, where he still plays today.

On June 30, 2013 Zeitz announced at a press conference in Hungary, that he will change by 2014 to MKB Veszprém MVM.

Particularly well-known Christian Zeitz is because of his unconventional style of play that earned him the designation as a " street handball players ". He is known for his massive " left Hammer". When THW Kiel he wears jersey number 20

In the German national team came Christian Zeitz 2001-2008 to 165 inserts. For the world title in 2007 he was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf. After the 2008 Olympics, he ended his international career due to physical overload and differences with national coach Heiner Brand.

He has two older brothers ( Holger and Jürgen ).


His sporting achievements with the national team:

  • 5th Place Junior World Championships in Switzerland in 2001
  • 3rd Military World Championships in 2001 in Syria
  • Supercup champion in 2001 in Germany
  • Vice European Champion 2002 in Sweden
  • 3rd place World Cup 2002 in Sweden
  • Vice World Champion 2003 in Portugal
  • European champion in 2004 in Slovenia
  • Silver medal of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Greece
  • 9th place 2005 World Cup in Tunisia
  • Honored with the Silver Laurel Leaf of the Federal Republic of Germany for outstanding athletic achievement (2005)
  • 5th place 2006 European Championships in Switzerland
  • World Cup 2007 in Germany
  • 4th place 2008 European Championship in Norway
  • 9th place 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China

His sporting achievements with the THW Kiel:

  • EHF Cup Winner 2004
  • DHB Supercup winner 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012
  • German Champion 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013
  • DHB Cup Winner 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Champions League winner 2007, 2010 and 2012
  • Super Globe - Winner 2011

Bundesliga balance


  • In 2001, Zeitz in three months from 112 kg to 87 kg of body weight from after he was no longer invited to the Junior National Team.