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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Germany national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1936 Berlin Team
Gold 1980 Moscow 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]

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
Total 10/11 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.

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– – Dagur Sigurðsson

Current squad[edit]

The squad for the 2015 World Championship playoff against Poland.[1][2]

Head coach: These were the final games played under Martin Heuberger

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Johannes Bitter (1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 (age 32) 2.05 m 144 1 Germany HSV Hamburg
2 LB Stefan Kneer (1985-12-19) 19 December 1985 (age 28) 1.94 m 55 85 Germany SC Magdeburg
3 LW Uwe Gensheimer (c) (1986-10-26) 26 October 1986 (age 27) 1.88 m 90 347 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
5 RW Johannes Sellin (1990-12-31) 31 December 1990 (age 23) 1.86 m 24 62 Germany MT Melsungen
7 P Patrick Wiencek (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 25) 2.00 m 59 126 Germany THW Kiel
8 P Felix Danner (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 29) 1.98 m 16 15 Germany MT Melsungen
11 RB Holger Glandorf (1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 31) 1.95 m 167 576 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
12 GK Silvio Heinevetter (1984-10-21) 21 October 1984 (age 29) 1.94 m 110 0 Germany Füchse Berlin
13 P Hendrik Pekeler (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 23) 2.03 m 20 32 Germany TBV Lemgo
14 RW Patrick Groetzki (1989-07-04) 4 July 1989 (age 25) 1.89 m 65 165 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
15 LW Michael Allendorf (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 27) 1.90 m 14 24 Germany MT Melsungen
17 RB Steffen Weinhold (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 28) 1.91 m 56 127 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
18 CB Tim Kneule (1986-08-18) 18 August 1986 (age 28) 1.90 m 20 35 Germany Göppingen
22 CB Michael Kraus (1983-09-28) 28 September 1983 (age 30) 1.87 m 118 391 Germany Göppingen
23 LB Steffen Fäth (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 24) 1.95 m 19 18 Germany HSG Wetzlar
24 CB Michael Haaß (1983-12-12) 12 December 1983 (age 30) 1.94 m 120 180 Germany SC Magdeburg

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