Germany national handball team

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Association Deutscher Handballbund
Coach Dagur Sigurðsson
Most caps Frank-Michael Wahl (344)
Most goals Frank-Michael Wahl (1412)
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Home
Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 9 (first in 1936)
Best result Winners (1936)
World Championship
Appearances 22 (first in 1938)
Best result Winners (1938, 1978, 2007)
European Championship
Appearances 10 (first in 1994)
Best result Winners (2004)
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Germany national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1936 Berlin Team
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team
Silver 2004 Athens Team
World Championship
Gold 1938 Germany Team
Gold 1978 Denmark Team
Gold 2007 Germany Team
Silver 1954 Sweden Team
Silver 1970 France Team
Silver 1974 Germany Team
Silver 2003 Portugal Team
Bronze 1958 Germany Team
Bronze 1978 Denmark Team
Bronze 1986 Switzerland Team
World Cup Field Handball
Gold 1938 Germany Team
Gold 1952 Switzerland Team
Gold 1955 Germany Team
Gold 1959 Austria Team
Gold 1963 Switzerland Team
Gold 1966 Austria Team
Silver 1963 Switzerland Team
Silver 1966 Austria Team
European Championship
Gold 2004 Slovenia Team
Silver 2002 Sweden Team
Bronze 1998 Italy Team

The Germany national handball team is the national handball team of Germany. Germany won the handball world championship in 1938, 1978 and in 2007.

Competitive record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Nazi Germany 1936 Champions 1 5 5 0 0 96 19
West Germany 1972 Main round 6 6 2 1 3 82 89
Canada 1976 Fourth place 4 6 4 0 2 115 97
United States 1984 Runners-up 2 6 5 0 1 131 113
Spain 1992 Preliminary round 10 6 1 1 4 116 123
United States 1996 Preliminary round 7 6 4 0 2 144 128
Australia 2000 Knockout stage 5 8 5 1 2 203 180
Greece 2004 Runners-up 2 8 5 0 3 216 181
China 2008 Preliminary round 7 5 2 1 2 126 130
Total 9/12 1 Title 56 33 *4 19 1229 1060

World Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Nazi Germany 1938 Champions 1 3 3 0 0 23 9
Sweden 1954 Runners-up 2 4 3 0 1 61 30
East Germany 1958 Third place 3 4 3 0 1 149 70
West Germany 1961 Fourth place 4 6 4 0 2 107 64
Czechoslovakia 1964 Fourth place 4 6 3 1 2 96 86
Sweden 1967 Quarter-finals 6 5 3 0 2 158 139
France 1970 Quarter-finals 5 6 5 0 1 88 81
East Germany 1974 Preliminary Round 9 6 4 0 2 126 100
Denmark 1978 Champions 1 6 4 2 0 105 86
West Germany 1982 Main Round 7 7 4 1 2 128 123
Switzerland 1986 Main Round 7 7 4 0 3 134 135
Czechoslovakia 1990 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1993 Main Group 6 7 3 2 2 154 154
Iceland 1995 Semi-finals 4 9 7 0 2 221 184
Japan 1997 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 1999 Quarter-finals 5 9 8 0 1 244 182
France 2001 Quarter-finals 8 8 3 1 4 233 189
Portugal 2003 Runners-up 2 9 7 1 1 306 219
Tunisia 2005 Main Round 9 9 5 1 3 323 232
Germany 2007 Champions 1 10 9 0 1 304 260
Croatia 2009 Main Round 5 8 4 2 2 232 202
Sweden 2011 Main Round 11 7 5 0 4 268 246
Spain 2013 Quarterfinals 5 7 5 0 2 200 176
Qatar 2015 Qualified
Total 22/24 3 Titles 128 87 *9 32 3160 2519
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided in a penalty shootout.

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 9th/10th Place 9 6 2 1 3 135 131
Spain 1996 7th/8th Place 8 6 1 1 4 131 135
Italy 1998 Third place 3 Bronze medal europe.svg 7 5 0 2 177 159
Croatia 2000 9th/10th Place 9 6 1 2 3 129 136
Sweden 2002 Runners-up 2 Silver medal europe.svg 8 5 1 2 201 188
Slovenia 2004 Champion 1 Gold medal europe.svg 8 6 1 1 244 208
Switzerland 2006 5th/6th Place 5 7 5 1 1 223 193
Norway 2008 Fourth place 4 8 4 0 4 224 224
Austria 2010 Main round 10 6 1 2 3 157 165
Serbia 2012 Main round 7 6 2 1 3 156 156
Denmark 2014 Did Not Qualify
Poland 2016 To be determined
Total 10/12 1 title 74 34 11 29 1933 1851
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided in a penalty shootout.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Current squad[edit]

The squad for the 2016 European Championship qualification matches matches against Finland and Austria on 29 October and 2 November 2014.[1]

Caps and goals correct as of 2 November 2014.

Head coach: Dagur Sigurðsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 LW Uwe Gensheimer (c) (1986-10-26) 26 October 1986 (age 28) 1.88 m 94 373 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
7 P Patrick Wiencek (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 25) 2.00 m 62 140 Germany THW Kiel
9 RW Tobias Reichmann (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 26) 1.88 m 26 61 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
10 RB Fabian Wiede (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 20) 1.94 m 14 19 Germany Füchse Berlin
12 GK Silvio Heinevetter (1984-10-21) 21 October 1984 (age 30) 1.94 m 114 1 Germany Füchse Berlin
13 P Hendrik Pekeler (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 23) 2.03 m 24 38 Germany TBV Lemgo
14 RW Patrick Groetzki (1989-07-04) 4 July 1989 (age 25) 1.89 m 69 177 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
15 LW Michael Allendorf (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 28) 1.90 m 17 26 Germany MT Melsungen
16 GK Carsten Lichtlein (1980-11-04) 4 November 1980 (age 34) 2.02 m 184 1 Germany VfL Gummersbach
17 RB Steffen Weinhold (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 28) 1.91 m 58 132 Germany THW Kiel
19 CB Martin Strobel (1986-06-05) 5 June 1986 (age 28) 1.89 m 91 102 Germany HBW Balingen-Weilstetten
23 LB Steffen Fäth (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 24) 1.95 m 21 20 Germany HSG Wetzlar
27 RB Michael Müller (1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 30) 1.97 m 59 129 Germany MT Melsungen
31 P Jacob Heinl (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 28) 1.93 m 29 36 Germany SG Flensburg-Handewitt
32 LB Timm Schneider (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 26) 1.96 m 2 1 Germany TBV Lemgo
36 P Manuel Späth (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 29) 2.00 m 33 37 Germany Frisch Auf Göppingen
42 CB Paul Drux (1995-02-07) 7 February 1995 (age 19) 1.95 m 4 10 Germany Füchse Berlin
66 CB Sven-Sören Christophersen (1985-05-09) 9 May 1985 (age 29) 1.98 m 101 182 Germany Hannover-Burgdorf

History of coaches[edit]

  • 1925–1933 – Carl Schelenz
  • 1934–1939 – Otto Günther Kaundinya
  • 1940–1945 – Carl Schelenz
  • 1946–1955 – Fritz Fromm
  • 1955–1972 – Werner Vick
  • 1972–1974 – Horst Käsler
  • 1974–1982 – Vlado Stenzel
  • 1982–1987 – Simon Schobel
  • 1987–1989 – Petre Ivănescu
  • 1989–1992 – Horst Bredemeier
  • 1992–1993 – Armin Emrich
  • 1993–1996 – Arno Ehret
  • 1997–2011 – Heiner Brand
  • 2011–2014 – Martin Heuberger
  • 2014–present – Dagur Sigurðsson

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