Macedonia national handball team

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Macedonia
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Information
Nickname Црвено-Жолти (The Red-Yellows)
Association Macedonian Handball Federation
Coach Ivica Obrvan
Most caps Stevče Aluševski (243)
Most goals Kiril Lazarov (1050)
Colours
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Home
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Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1999)
Best result 11th (2009)
European Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 1998)
Best result 5th (2012)
Infobox last updated on: Unknown.

The Macedonia national handball team is the national handball team of the Republic of Macedonia. The team is run by the Macedonian Handball Federation, the governing body of handball in Macedonia. It was founded in 1992 and joined the International Handball Federation in 1993. Prior to that, Macedonia was part of the Yugoslavia national handball team. Its current head coach is Ivica Obrvan and the team's captain is Kiril Lazarov.

Accomplishments[edit]

Olympics Record[edit]

As part of SFR Yugoslavia

As Republic of Macedonia

Olympic Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Year Position Pld W L
Sweden 2012 4th in IHF Qualification Tournament #2 3 0 3

World Championships[edit]

As part of SFR Yugoslavia

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Sweden 1993 Did not qualify
Iceland 1995
Japan 1997
Egypt 1999 Preliminary round 18th 5 1 0 4 122 149 −27
France 2001 Did not qualify
Portugal 2003
Tunisia 2005
Germany 2007
Croatia 2009 Main Round 11th 11 5 0 6 309 322 −13
Sweden 2011 Did not qualify
Spain 2013 Round of 16 14th 6 2 1 3 165 171 −6
Qatar 2015 Qualified
Total 4/12 0 Titles 22 8 1 13 596 542 −46

European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998 Preliminary Round 12 6 0 1 5 130 174
Croatia 2000 Did not qualify
Sweden 2002
Slovenia 2004
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012 5th/6th Place 5 7 4 1 2 185 175
Denmark 2014 Main Round 10 6 1 1 4 141 167
Total 3/11 - 19 5 3 11 456 516

Team[edit]

Squad[edit]

Roster for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship

Head coach: Ivica Obrvan

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Nikola Mitrevski (1985-10-03)3 October 1985 (aged 28) 1.88 m 12 0 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
3 LW Dejan Manaskov (1992-08-26)26 August 1992 (aged 21) 1.80 m 16 15 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
4 RB Renato Vugrinec (1975-09-06)6 September 1975 (aged 38) 1.96 m 0 0 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
5 P Stojanče Stoilov (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 26) 1.92 m 13 17 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
7 RB Kiril Lazarov (1980-05-10)10 May 1980 (aged 33) 1.93 m 99 823 Spain FC Barcelona
9 CB Aco Jonovski (1980-12-29)29 December 1980 (aged 33) 1.97 m 56 67 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
11 P Nikola Markoski (1990-05-22)22 May 1990 (aged 23) 1.96 m 11 6 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
13 CB Filip Mirkulovski (1983-09-14)14 September 1983 (aged 30) 1.89 m 106 259 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
14 LB Velko Markoski (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 (aged 27) 1.94 m 25 46 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
15 LB Naumče Mojsovski (1980-06-17)17 June 1980 (aged 33) 1.87 m 108 163 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
16 GK Borko Ristovski (1982-11-02)2 November 1982 (aged 31) 1.90 m 102 3 France US Créteil Handball
19 P Vancho Dimovski (1979-04-04)4 April 1979 (aged 34) 1.87 m 79 203 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
21 CB Nemanja Pribak (1984-03-26)26 March 1984 (aged 29) 1.90 m 7 8 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
22 RW Goce Georgievski (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 26) 1.85 m 21 23 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
23 LB Filip Lazarov (1985-04-21)21 April 1985 (aged 28) 1.96 m 45 103 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
26 LW Goce Ojleski (1989-10-10)10 October 1989 (aged 24) 1.80 m 5 4 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
25 CB Nikola Stojčevski (1984-08-09)09 August 1984 (aged 29) 1.96 m 22 30 Norway Redbergslids IK
11 LB Filip Taleski (1996-03-28)28 March 1996 (aged 17) 1.98 m 2 2 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
20 GK Petar Angelov (1977-03-08)08 March 1977 (aged 36) 1.92 m 34 1 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
15 RW Zlatko Mojsoski (1981-11-15)15 November 1981 (aged 32) 1.80 m 17 31 Republic of Macedonia RK Prilep
24 LW Vlado Nedanovski (1985-06-23)23 June 1985 (aged 28) 1.87 m 0 0 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar

Former players[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Macedonian handball supporters are known as Makedonska Falanga or Macedonian Phalanx. They are one of the best national handball supporters in the world and travel everywhere with the team. In 2009, at the World Handball Championship they supported the team in large numbers especially in Varaždin where they helped Macedonia defeat Poland and Russia, to reach the Main Round of the tournament.[1] They followed that up with an even bigger showing at the European Handball Championship in Serbia. The massive show of support by the Makedonska Falanga helped the Macedonian team achieve its highest placing to date, when they finished in 5th place.[2] The team started as one of the biggest outsiders, playing with heart and never giving up, supported by thousands of Macedonian fans it was able to upset a lot of opponents and missed a chance for semi-finals by only losing 2 games by 1 point in the last seconds.[3] In April 2012, the head of the IHF sent out a letter to the Macedonian handball federation to applaud the fans' support during the Olympic qualification matches in Sweden. Although Macedonia didn't qualify for the Olympics, its fans are widely acknowledged as the best handball fans in the world.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macedonia defeats Russia, qualifies for next round". MINA. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Macedonia beats Slovenia for the 5th place". Borjan Zafirovski. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  3. ^ "EHF Euro 2012 – The Macedonians Are In Town". D Hero. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "IHF recognizes Macedonian Phalanx". MINA. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ ""Falangata" nema ramni na sebe". Zoran Misevski. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ ""Македонската фаланга" доби признание од ИХФ". IDIVIDI. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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