Gonzalo

Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas

BARÇA & SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM HANDBALL GOALKEEPER

Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (Toledo, 10th January 1991) is one of the best world handball goalkeepers.

He started to play handball in his hometown until 2007 when, at the age of 16, former FC Barcelona player Enric Masip, then Sports Director at catalan club, signed him. The same season and as a junior, Gonzalo made his debut with the first team coached by Manolo Cadenas.

In 2011, after winning his first Champions League title at 20 years of age, he played on loan for two seasons with Granollers and after another season in the French League, with Toulouse, returning to Barcelona in 2014 for establishing as the first goalkeeper.

Gonzalo won his second Champions League title in 2014/2015 and two medals in his last two appearances at the Euro’s with the Spanish National Team (gold in Croatia 2018, silver in Poland 2016 and bronze in Denmark 2014). Gonzalo is not only famous for his agility and reflexes, but also for his intelligence and ability to anticipate play.


FICHA

Date of birth 10/1/1991
Current team FC Barcelona
Height 1,90 m.
Weight 84 kg.


Career

2018/19 FC Barcelona 
2017/18 FC Barcelona 
2016/17 FC Barcelona 
2015/16 FC Barcelona 
2014/15 FC Barcelona 
2013/14 Fénix Toulouse Handball  
2012/13 Fraikin Granollers 
2011/12 Fraikin Granollers 
2010/11 FC Barcelona 
2009/10 FC Barcelona 


Track Record

1 European Championship Gold Medal 2018 
1 European Championship Silver Medal 2016 
1 European Championship Bronze Medal 2014 
2 Champions Leagues 2011, 2015 
2 Super Globe 2014, 2017 
5 Asobal Leagues 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
6 Spanish Cups 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
6 Asobal Cups 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
7 Spanish Supercups 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 


Library

The route to F4, defined

03/03/2019
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain finally know their rivales in the Champions League quarter-finals which qualify for the Final Four that will take place in Koln on June 1-2. ...

First place secured

02/24/2019
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain secured the first place of their respective Champions League groups with one game left still to play and booked their place in the quarter-finals ...

Barça and PSG sweep in Europe

02/17/2019
Barça and Paris Saint Germain continue to show superb performances in their extraordinary Champions League way and this weekend both got comfortable wins. Barça's dominance was clear from the beginning ...

Viran shines in the French battle

02/09/2019
Viran Morros was one of the best players of the French battle played by Paris Saint Germain and Nantes, the first Champions League game after the World Championship that took ...

Spain, closer to Tokyo

01/26/2019
The Spanish National Team is closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after getting a direct Olympic qualification tournament ticket in the World Championship that took place in Germany and ...

Spain, out of semi-finals

01/23/2019
The Spanish National Team, with MBS Players Gonzalo Perez de Vargas and Viran Morros, couldn't qualify through World Championship semi-finals after finishing the main round in the fourth place of ...

The World Cup decisive stage begins

01/18/2019
The Spanish National Team start the World Championship second group stage this coming Saturday. Spain will face two of the main candidates to get the title, the host Germany and ...

An insurmountable wall

12/16/2018
Gonzalo Perez de Vargas excels every day. And this time, he chose a vital game to do so, the Asobal Cup final. FC Barcelona goalkeeper completed an outstanding first half, ...

A perfect farewell to 2018

12/02/2018
PSG and FC Barcelona have closed the European season in 2018 with two authoritarian victories which consolidates them at the top of their groups. The Catalans ended the continental year ...

Both sides of the coin in Europe

11/24/2018
FC Barcelona of the Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas has completed the ninth matchday of the EHF Champions League with a valuous win against Vive Kielce (36-42). The Catalans adds four ...

Two sublimes performances

11/17/2018
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain consolidated their privileged positions in their Champions League groups after managing two convincing victories over Vardar and Flensburg. Gonzalo Perez de Vargas team won ...

200 matches in ASOBAL

11/14/2018
FC Barcelona handball Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas has reached on Tuesday against Helvetia Anaitasuna the 200 matches in Liga ASOBAL. This number was fulfilled at La Catedral (Pamplona) with an 29-32 win ...

Two big wins

11/12/2018
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain are moving forward firmly in the current Champions League and both teams notched up another big win in their European matches. Gonzalo Perez de ...

Leaders in Europe

11/04/2018
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain handball are still unstoppable in the EHF Champions League and this Sunday have added a new win in the top European competition. The team ...

Pérez de Vargas, World Champion

10/19/2018
FC Barcelona handball became World Champion after winning the IHF Superglobe 2018 final against Füchse Berlin (29-24). Catalans and Germans repeated last season final which ended with the same favorable ...

Barça and PSG, unstoppables

10/14/2018
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain go on with their unstoppable course in the current Champions League. Both team added another win away from home: Gonzalo Perez de Vargas team ...

The finalists were beaten

10/06/2018
The last Champions League finalists, Montpellier and Nantes, lost their Group Stage fourth round matches against the MBS Players Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (FC Barcelona) and Viran Morros (Paris Saint ...

Exhibitions away from home

09/30/2018
FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain made two of the best performances of Champions League Round Three and managed two convincing and important victories away from home. Barça demolished Kristianstad ...

A double convincing win

09/25/2018
FC Barcelona, Gonzalo Perez de Vargas' team, and Paris Saint Germain, Viran Morros' team, got two convincing wins in their Champions League Group Stage Round 2 games. After losing the ...

A double for Gonzalo

09/02/2018
Gonzalo Perez de Vargas has added two new trophies to his collection, one individual and one collective. The most important is the one won with his team, FC Barcelona, in ...

Gonzalo and Viran awarded by the Liga Asobal

06/18/2018
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, FC Barcelona handball goalkeeper, and Viran Morros, PSG new player and FC Barcelona former, have been chosen in the best 2017/2018 ASOBAL team made by fans ...

FC Barcelona, King of Cups

05/06/2018
FC Barcelona handball has been crowned Champions of the Copa del Rey 2018 after beating (35-28) BM Logroño La Rioja in the final. This two teams gave a replay performance ...

Unbelievable run comes to an end

04/13/2018
The FC Barcelona handball team's historical winning run has come to an end. After going an incredible 146 league games without defeat, the 'blue-and-reds' were finally beaten by BM Granollers ...

Barça, eliminated from Europe

03/31/2018
FC Barcelona were eliminated from the Last 16 round of the Champions League against Montpellier. After losing the first leg in Montpellier's home ground by three goals (28-25), the 'blues-and-reds' ...

Eighth consecutive title

03/28/2018
FC Barcelona handball team beat BM Ciudad Encantada (27-30) and have been proclaimed league champions for the eighth consecutive year.  The team of Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas and Viran Morros ...

Barça must mount the come back

03/25/2018
FC Barcelona handball team will have to mount a come back against Montpellier in the Champions League Last 16 second leg game, that will take place this coming Saturday at ...

Second place

03/04/2018
FC Barcelona handball team beat Pick Szeged (28-27) and earns second place in their Champions League group. After the tie between Nantes and Rhein-Neckar yesterday, Pérez de Vargas and Viran ...

Win based on defence

02/24/2018
FC Barcelona handball team ended their away trips in the Champions League group stage with a solid victory based on defence against Kristianstad in their home ground (21-26). Gonzalo Pérez ...

Gonzalo leads incredible comeback

02/18/2018
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas was the hero of Barça's incredible comeback against Wisla Plock at Palau Blaugrana (28-27). The local goalkeeper gave an outstanding performance from the starting whistle but ...

Viran, MVP against the current champion

02/10/2018
Viran Morros played one of his best games ever in his sports career. The 'blue-and-red' was not only extraordinary in his habitual defensive role but also scored four key goals ...

European champions!

01/28/2018
For the first time in history, the Spanish National Handball Team became European champions. They beat Sweden in the final (29-23) after an outstanding second half. Spain, who had lost ...

The dream continues

01/26/2018
The Spanish national handball team continues to dream of winning Gold in the European Championship, after beating the best team in the world, France, by 23 to 27. The first half was a dream ...

A devastating start

01/24/2018
Spain has beaten Germany 27-31 thanks to a brilliant second half and have secured their place in the semi-finals of the European Championship. After a very close first half, and ...

A dangerous defeat

01/23/2018
Spain got their second defeat in the European Championship. On this occasion, it was against Slovenia (26-31) after a bad second half and a great performance of the goalkeeper Urh ...

18 saves from Gonzalo!

01/21/2018
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas became the Most Valuable Player in the Spain important and superb win over Macedonia in the Main Round debut (31-20). From the beginning the Spanish National ...

The first defeat

01/17/2018
The Spanish National Handball Team lost against the current Olympic champions, Denmark (22-25), in the first round third and last game. The Scandinavian team took the lead from the beginning ...

Win and classification

01/16/2018
The Spanish National Handball Team were through to the main round after the second success in a row in the European Championship first round. The 'Hispanos' beat a renovated Hungarian ...

The biggest win

01/13/2018
The Spanish National Handball Team debuted in the European Championship taking place in Croatia with an outstanding performance and the biggest win of the first round, 32-15 (16-9) against Czech ...

Gonzalo, in Barça until 2023

12/22/2017
Gonzalo Perez de Vargas will be a FC Barcelona player until 2023. The goalkeeper extended his current contract until 2020 for three anotther years. Gonzalo put pen to paper at ...

Asobal Cup champions

12/17/2017
FC Barcelona won the Asobal Cup after beating the local team, Ademar Leon, in the final (22-28). The 'blues-and-red' secured his seventh straight title in this tournament. The victory was ...

The winning run comes to an end

12/07/2017
FC Barcelona's extraordinary winning run in the Spanish Asobal League came to an end in Guadalajara. After 133 straight wins in the tournament in the last five seasons, Gonzalo Pérez ...

The table gets complicated

12/03/2017
The Champions League table becomes even more complicated for FC Barcelona after their third defeat against an extraordinary Nantes (29-25), who won their fifth game in a row in the ...

Back on the winning road

11/23/2017
After a draw against Rhein Neckar Lowen at Palau Blaugrana and a defeat against Pick Szeged in Hungary, Barça Lassa were back on the Champions League winning road in Croatia, ...

Second European defeat

11/19/2017
FC Barcelona added their Champions League second defeat against Pick Szeged in their home ground (31-28) after losing their concentracion in the last and decisive minutes. The Hungarian team dominated ...

Second draw against RNL

11/12/2017
History has repeated itself. After a 31-31 scoreboard in Germany, FC Barcelona and Rhein Neckar Lowen played a tied match again at Palau Blaugrana which finished in the second draw ...

A powerful Barça

11/04/2017
FC Barcelona managed a massive win over Zagreb at Palau Blaugrana (32-22) and the 'blaugranas' remain in the top position of the Champions League group A table. Viran Morros was ...

A memorable performance

10/12/2017
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas excels and improves on a daily basis.  himself every day. FC Barcelona's goalkeeper gave a memorable performance in Balonmano Logroño's home ground (25-32). First of all, ...

A bittersweet draw

09/17/2017
FC Barcelona debuted in the Champions League group stage with a well-deserved draw on one of Europe's toughest courts against the current German champions, Rhein Neckar Lowen (31-31). However, the ...

The second trophy

09/03/2017
After the Super Globe win, the Clubs World Championship, FC Barcelona have lifted their second trophy of the season, Spanish Supercup. The 'blue-and-garnets' completed an outstanding performance against La Rioja ...

Gonzalo, Asobal MVP

09/03/2017
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas has been chosen 2016/2017 Asobal League Most Valuable Player, after his outstanding performance last season at FC Barcelona. "Personally, it was a great year for me. ...

Gonzalo leads Barça

08/29/2017
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, who has consolidated himself as one of the best world handball goalkeepers, leaded FC Barcelona in his third Super Globe title, the Clubs World Championship. The ...

Gonzalo and Viran in the best team

06/20/2017
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas and Viran Morros have been picked by fans and clubs for 2016/17 season’s best team. Perez de Vargas repeats after his 2015’s appearance and Viran adds ...

The best season ending

06/11/2017
The FC Barcelona handball team has closed the 2016/2017 season in truly sensacional form by winning the Spanish Cup in Leon after beating Naturhouse (34-29) in the final. Prior to this, ...

A fateful second

06/04/2017
When it seemed that the semi-final was going to go to extra-time, appeared Cindric to a second of the end to rise above the Barca defense and beat Gonzalo Pérez de ...

The best Final Four ever

06/02/2017
FC Barcelona faces the final stage of the preparation for the best Champions League Final Four in history, set to take place this coming week-end, June 3 and 4, in Koln (Germany).  ...

The streak goes on

05/13/2017
FC Barcelona Lassa, who won the league three weeks ago, achieved their 119th consecutive victory in the league with a 37-29 win over Ángel Ximénez-Avia Puente Genil at Palau Blaugrana. The high point ...

Spain secure their place

05/06/2017
The Spanish National Team have booked their berth at the final tournament of the 2018 European Championship to take place in Croatia with a decisive victory against Austria (35-24). Viran Morros played ...

Barça return to Koln

04/30/2017
An amazing Palau, the best crowd since 2002 with 7,083 fans, shared in a magical afternoon. Barça Lassa needed the support of their fans to fight their way back from ...

Barça needs a comeback

04/23/2017
FC Barcelona needs to make up for a two goals deficit compared to Kiel after losing today against the German giants (28-26).   In the repeat of last season's quarter-final tie, the first leg ...

League champions!

04/18/2017
FC Barcelona declared Asobal League Champions on points tonight, getting his seventh consecutive title. The blue-and-reds managed a superb win over Bidasoa Irun at Palau Blaugrana (39-25). They now have 52 points, ...

Gonzalo will be operated

04/12/2017
Gonzalo Perez de Vargas has suffered a bone fracture in his left hand little finger during this morning training session at Palau Blaugrana. Barça's goalkeeper will be operated tomorrow morning ...

Group champions

03/11/2017
FC Barcelona secured the top of the table of his Champions group after getting a superb victory over Wisla Plock at Palau Blaugrana (36-28). Viran Morros and Gonzalo Pérez de ...

The best goalkeeper

02/27/2017
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas has been chosen the Champions League 12th Round Best Goakeeper after his impressive performance in FC Barcelona's superb win over Flensburg (26-23). It's the second time this season.  "Gonzalo ...

Great win and still top

02/11/2017
After a two-months break becaouse of the World Championship that took place in France, FC Barcelona got a superb and prestigious win away over Veszprem (22-25), current Champions finalist. Gonzalo ...

Back to work

01/30/2017
After playing World Championship in France with the National Team and a well-deserved five-days break, Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, Viran Morros and the other spanish international players returned to work with FC Barcelona. The first FC Barcelona game of this year will be ...

The dream is over

01/25/2017
The Spanish National Team, with two Media Base Players, Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas and Viran Morros, lost by only one goal against Croatia (29-30) in the quarter finals of World Championship that is taking place in France.  The impressive performance of Mamic, who scored ...

A hard-fought victory

01/22/2017
Spain have reached World Championship quartefinals after getting a hard-fought victory against Brazil (28-27) in the last minutes of the game. Brazil had a extraordinary start and dominated the match ...

Group champions

01/20/2017
The Spanish National Team beat easily Slovenia in the Group B decisive match (36-26) and secured the place at the top of the table in World Championship preliminary round. Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas ...

Gonzalo, MVP

01/13/2017
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas was the key player in the Spanish National Team superb victory over Iceland (27-21) in the first match of World Cup that is taking place in France. The goalkeeper ...

Asobal Cup Champions

12/19/2016
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas and Viran Morros are now Asobal Cup Champions after winning the 12th trophy in FC Barcelona history, this weekend in Leon. Pascual team won the semifinal ...

Superb win

12/04/2016
FC Barcelona's handball team got a superb victory at Palau Blaugrana against Paris Saint Germain (35-32), the main candidate to win the Champions League. Once again Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas and ...

Best European goalkeeper

11/21/2016
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas has been picked by the European Handball Federation in the Best 7 of last Champions League's round. The goalie was a key player in FC Barcelona's ...

Viran and Gonzalo, with MBS

11/17/2016
Viran Morros and Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, two of most important players of FC Barcelona and Spanish National Team, have just joined Media Base Sports, and which will take charge of their image ...