Iceland national handball team

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Iceland
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Information
Nickname Strákarnir okkar (English: Our boys)
Association Icelandic Handball Association
(Handknattleikssamband Íslands)
Coach Aron Kristjánsson
Assistant coach Gunnar Magnússon
Most caps Guðmundur Hrafnkelsson (407)
Most goals Ólafur Stefánsson (1,570)
Colours
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Team colours
Team colours
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Team colours
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Home
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Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 7 (First in 1972)
Best result 2nd, 2008
World Championship
Appearances 16 (First in 1958)
Best result 5th, 1997
European Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 2000)
Best result 3rd, 2010
Infobox last updated on: 12 February 2014.
Iceland national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
European Championship
Bronze 2010 Austria Team

The Iceland national handball team is the national handball team of Iceland and is controlled by the Icelandic Handball Association.

Performance timeline[edit]

Olympic games[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1936 Did not participate.
West Germany 1972 Preliminary round 12 5 1 1 3 92 90 +2
Canada 1976 Did not participate.
Soviet Union 1980 Did not participate.
United States 1984 Quarter-finals 6 6 3 1 2 126 122 +4
Korea 1988 Quarter-finals 8 6 2 1 3 125 133 −8
Spain 1992 Semi-finals 4 7 3 1 3 140 146 −6
United States 1996 Did not participate.
Australia 2000 Did not participate.
Greece 2004 Preliminary round 9 6 2 0 4 172 183 −11
China 2008 Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 8 4 2 2 242 234 +8
United Kingdom 2012 Quarterfinals 5 6 5 0 1 200 166 +34
Brazil 2016 Not yet qualified.
Total 7/12 0 Titles 44 20 6 18 1,097 1,074 +23

World Championships[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1938 Did not participate.
Sweden 1954 Did not participate.
East Germany 1958 Preliminary round 10 3 1 0 2 46 57 −11
West Germany 1961 Main round 6 6 2 1 3 85 96 −11
Czechoslovakia 1964 Preliminary round 9 3 2 0 1 40 39 +1
Sweden 1967 Did not participate.
France 1970 Placement round 11 6 2 0 4 96 112 −16
East Germany 1974 Preliminary round 14 3 0 0 3 48 66 −18
Denmark 1978 Preliminary round 13 3 0 0 3 54 68 −14
West Germany 1982 Did not participate.
Switzerland 1986 Main round 6 8 4 0 4 179 188 −9
Czechoslovakia 1990 Main round 10 8 2 0 6 166 186 −20
Sweden 1993 Main round 8 8 4 0 4 178 175 +3
Iceland 1995 Round of 16 14 6 3 0 3 131 132 −1
Japan 1997 Quarter-finals 5 9 7 1 1 236 203 +33
Egypt 1999 Did not participate.
France 2001 Round of 16 11 6 2 1 3 152 150 +2
Portugal 2003 Ranking games 7 10 7 0 3 308 234 +74
Tunisia 2005 Preliminary round 15 5 2 1 2 154 144 +10
Germany 2007 Quarter-finals 8 10 4 0 6 276 247 +29
Croatia 2009 Did not participate.
Sweden 2011 Ranking games 6 11 7 0 4 327 294 +33
Spain 2013 Round of 16 12 6 3 0 3 181 166 +15
Qatar 2015 Not yet qualified.
France 2017 Not yet qualified.
Total 17/24 0 Titles 100 45 4 51 2,330 2,263 +67

European Championships[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Portugal 1994 Did not participate.
Spain 1996 Did not participate.
Italy 1998 Did not participate.
Croatia 2000 Preliminary round 11 5 0 0 5 121 137 −16
Sweden 2002 Semi-finals 4 10 5 3 2 221 209 +12
Slovenia 2004 Preliminary round 13 3 0 1 2 87 96 −9
Switzerland 2006 Main round 7 8 3 2 3 190 191 −1
Norway 2008 Main round 11 8 2 0 6 151 178 −27
Austria 2010 Bronze medal game Bronze medal icon.svg 10 5 4 1 249 240 +9
Serbia 2012 Main Round 10 6 2 1 3 177 178 −1
Denmark 2014 Final round 5 7 4 1 2 199 199 0
Poland 2016 Not yet qualified
Total 8/11 0 Titles 57 21 12 24 1,395 1,428 −33

Team[edit]

Squad[edit]

This is the Icelandic roster in the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.

Head coach: Aron Kristjánsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Björgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24)24 May 1985 (aged 28) 1.93 m 142 3 Germany Bergischer HC
2 P Vignir Svavarsson (1980-06-20)20 June 1980 (aged 33) 1.94 m 200 222 Germany GWD Minden
3 P Kári Kristján Kristjánsson (1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 32) 1.98 m 81 93 Denmark Bjerringbro Silkeborg
4 LB Aron Pálmarsson (1990-07-19)19 July 1990 (aged 23) 1.93 m 85 307 Germany THW Kiel
6 RB Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 29) 1.91 m 199 321 France Paris Saint-Germain Handball
7 LB Arnór Atlason (1984-07-23)23 July 1984 (aged 29) 1.91 m 146 348 France Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
8 RW Þórir Ólafsson (1979-11-28)28 November 1979 (aged 34) 1.89 m 104 258 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
9 LB Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 (aged 34) 1.87 m 295 1,545 Germany THW Kiel
10 CB Snorri Steinn Guðjónsson (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 32) 1.87 m 226 786 Denmark GOG Svendborg
12 GK Aron Rafn Eðvarðsson (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 24) 2.02 m 33 0 Sweden IF Guif
13 LB Ólafur Andrés Guðmundsson (1990-05-13)13 May 1990 (aged 23) 1.94 m 52 48 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
14 RW Arnór Þór Gunnarsson (1987-10-23)23 October 1987 (aged 26) 1.81 m 27 60 Germany Bergischer HC
17 P Sverre Andreas Jakobsson (1977-02-08)8 February 1977 (aged 36) 1.96 m 161 27 Germany TV Grosswallstadt
18 P Róbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 33) 1.90 m 240 697 France Paris Saint-Germain Handball
19 RB Rúnar Kárason (1988-05-24)24 May 1988 (aged 25) 1.96 m 48 102 Germany TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
22 LW Stefán Rafn Sigurmannsson (1990-05-19)19 May 1990 (aged 23) 1.96 m 24 23 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
26 P Bjarki Már Gunnarsson (1988-08-10)10 August 1988 (aged 25) 2.01 m 15 3 Germany EHV Aue
27 CB Gunnar Steinn Jónsson (1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 26) 1.95 m 10 12 France HBC Nantes

Apps and goals correct as of 27 January 2014.[1][2] Players whose names are in italics were replaced at some point during the tournament.

Past squads[edit]

2008 Olympic Games (2nd place)

All Star Team: Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (left wing), Snorri Guðjónsson (centre back), Ólafur Stefánsson (right back)
Björgvin Páll Gústavsson, Logi Geirsson, Bjarni Fritzson, Sigfús Sigurðsson, Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson, Arnór Atlason, Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Snorri Guðjónsson, Ólafur Stefánsson, Sturla Ásgeirsson, Alexander Petersson, Hreiðar Guðmundsson, Sverre Andreas Jakobsson, Róbert Gunnarsson, Ingimundur Ingimundarson.

Coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

2010 European Championship (3rd place)

All Star Team: Ólafur Stefánsson (right back)
Björgvin Páll Gústavsson, Hreiðar Guðmundsson, Vignir Svavarsson, Logi Geirsson, Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson, Arnór Atlason, Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Snorri Guðjónsson, Ólafur Stefánsson, Alexander Petersson, Sverre Andreas Jakobsson, Róbert Gunnarsson, Ingimundur Ingimundarson, Sturla Ásgeirsson, Þórir Ólafsson, Aron Pálmarsson, Ólafur Guðmundsson, Rúnar Kárason.

Coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

List of captains[edit]

# Period Captain
N/A N/A Ólafur Stefánsson
N/A N/A Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson

List of coaches[edit]

# Period Coach
1 1950 Sigurður Magnússon
2 1958 Hallsteinn Hinriksson
3 1959 Frímann Gunnlaugsson
4 1961–1963 Hinrik Hallsteinsson
5 1964–1967 Karl Benediktsson
6 1968 Birgir Björnsson
7 1968–1972 Hilmar Björnsson
(5) 1973–1974 Karl Benediktsson
(6) 1974–1975 Birgir Björnsson
8 1975–1976 Viðar Símonarson
9 1976–1977 Janus Czerwinsky
(6) 1977–1978 Birgir Björnsson
10 1978–1980 Jóhann Ingi Gunnarsson
(7) 1980–1983 Hilmar Björnsson
11 1983–1990 Bogdan Kowalczyk
12 1990–1995 Þorbergur Aðalsteinsson
13 1995–2001 Þorbjörn Jensson
14 2001–2004 Guðmundur Guðmundsson
15 2004–2006 Viggó Sigurðsson
16 2006–2008 Alfreð Gíslason
(14) 2008–2012 Guðmundur Guðmundsson
17 2012–present Aron Kristjánsson

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Still active players are highlighted.

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