Sweden national handball team

Sweden national handball team

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Information
Association Swedish Handball Association
(Svenska Handbollförbundet)
Coach Ola Lindgren
Staffan Olsson
Most caps Magnus Wislander (384)
Most goals Magnus Wislander (1185)
Colours
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 6 (first in 1972)
Best result 2nd (1992, 1996, 2000, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 22 (first in 1938)
Best result 1st (1954, 1958, 1990, 1999)
European Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1994)
Best result 1st (1994, 1998, 2000, 2002)
Last updated on Unknown.
Sweden national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
1992 Barcelona Team
1996 Atlanta Team
2000 Sydney Team
2012 London Team
World Championship
1954 Sweden Team
1958 East Germany Team
1990 Czechoslovakia Team
1999 Egypt Team
1964 Czechoslovakia Team
1997 Japan Team
2001 France Team
1938 Germany Team
1961 West Germany Team
1993 Sweden Team
1995 Iceland Team
World Cup Field Handball
1948 France Team
1952 Switzerland Team
1959 Austria Team
European Championship
1994 Portugal Team
1998 Italy Team
2000 Croatia Team
2002 Sweden Team

The Sweden national handball team is the national handball team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Handball Association. Its most successful periods were under coaches Curt Wadmark (1949-1967) and Bengt Johansson (1988–2004), and from 1996 through 2002 qualified for a record 8 championship finals in a row (World championships, European championships, Olympic games). The team under Bengt Johansson, nicknamed Bengan Boys in Sweden, is regarded as one of the finest national teams in the history of the sport with players like Tomas Svensson, Magnus Wislander and Stefan Lövgren. Sweden is the most successful nation at the European Men's Handball Championship with 4 gold medals, and has won the most medals in the history of the World Men's Handball Championship with a total tally of 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. Conversely, Sweden has yet to win an Olympic title despite participating in 4 finals. The team has also won the World Cup 3 times, the Super Cup 2 times, and were Intercontinental Cup winners in 2000.

Contents

  • Competitive record 1
    • Olympic Games 1.1
    • World Championship 1.2
      • Competitive record at the World Championship 1.2.1
      • Record against other teams at the World Championship 1.2.2
    • European Championship 1.3
  • Team 2
    • Current squad 2.1
    • Famous past players 2.2
    • Famous coaches 2.3
  • Kit supplier 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Competitive record

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
1972 Munich Match for 7th place 7th of 16 6 2 2 2 82 87 −5
1976 Montreal Did not qualify
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 145 134 +11
1988 Seoul Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 133 109 +24
1992 Barcelona Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 6 0 1 165 130 +35
1996 Atlanta Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 6 0 1 182 141 +41
2000 Sydney Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 7 0 1 240 197 +43
2004 Athens Did not qualify
2008 Beijing
2012 London Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 5 0 3 228 186 +42
2016 Rio de Janeiro Not yet qualified
Total 7/12 0 Titles 48 34 2 12 1,175 984 +191

World Championship

European Championship

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Champion 1 7 7 0 0 172 133
Spain 1996 Fourth place 4 7 4 0 3 170 156
Italy 1998 Champion 1 7 6 0 1 182 158
Croatia 2000 Champion 1 7 7 0 0 198 167
Sweden 2002 Champion 1 8 7 0 1 235 191
Slovenia 2004 7th/8th place 7 7 4 0 3 211 203
Switzerland 2006 Did not qualify
Norway 2008 5th/6th place 5 7 4 1 2 208 190
Austria 2010 Preliminary round 15 3 0 0 3 78 84
Serbia 2012 Main round 12 6 1 2 3 157 168
Denmark 2014 Main round 7 6 4 0 2 166 158
Poland 2016 Qualified
Total 11/12 4 titles 65 44 3 18 1766 1608
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty throws.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Team

Current squad

This is the squad for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Ola Lindgren / Staffan Olsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Mattias Andersson (1978-03-29) 29 March 1978 1.85 m 110 0 Flensburg-Handewitt
2 RB Magnus Persson (1990-12-17) 17 December 1990 1.92 m 20 27 VfL Gummersbach
4 LB Marcus Olsson (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 1.86 m 17 45 IFK Kristianstad
5 RB Kim Andersson (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 1.99 m 209 751 KIF Kolding København
6 LW Jonas Källman (1981-07-17) 17 July 1981 2.00 m 187 551 Pick Szeged
8 CB Lukas Karlsson (1982-05-21) 21 May 1982 1.78 m 80 160 KIF Kolding København
10 RW Niclas Ekberg (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 1.91 m 104 432 THW Kiel
18 P Tobias Karlsson (c) (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 1.96 m 143 79 Flensburg-Handewitt
21 CB Patrik Fahlgren (1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 1.88 m 43 62 MT Melsungen
22 GK Johan Sjöstrand (1987-02-26) 26 February 1987 1.95 m 88 0 THW Kiel
24 LW Fredrik Petersen (1983-08-27) 27 August 1983 1.88 m 118 332 Füchse Berlin
26 RW Anton Halén (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 1.92 m 10 22 Frisch Auf Göppingen
27 P Niclas Barud (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 1.96 m 30 16 Aalborg
31 LB Viktor Östlund (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 1.98 m 7 13 Eskilstuna Guif
32 RW Mattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 1.79 m 53 85 Füchse Berlin
35 P Andreas Nilsson (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 1.97 m 65 155 MKB Veszprém
36 P Jesper Nielsen (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 2.00 m 35 30 Füchse Berlin

Famous past players

Famous coaches

Kit supplier

Since 2004, Sweden's kits have been supplied by Adidas.

References

  1. ^ 2015 World Championship roster

External links

  • Official website
  • IHF profile
Awards
Preceded by
Ludmila Engquist
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1998
Succeeded by
Tony Rickardsson