Poland national handball team

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Poland
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Information
Nickname Biało-czerwoni (The White and Reds)
Gladiatorzy (The Gladiators)
Association Poland Handball Federation
(Związek Piłki Ręcznej w Polsce)   
Coach Michael Biegler
Most caps Marcin Lijewski (251)
Most goals Jerzy Klempel (1170)
Colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Home
Team colours
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Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 4 (First in 1972)
Best result 3rd, 1976
World Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1958)
Best result 2nd, 2007
European Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 2002)
Best result 4th, 2010
Infobox last updated on: Unknown.
Poland national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze 1976 Montreal Team
World Championship
Silver 2007 Germany Team
Bronze 1982 West Germany Team
Bronze 2009 Croatia Team

The Poland men's national handball team is the national handball team of Poland, controlled by the Polish Handball Association (Związek Piłki Ręcznej w Polsce), that represents Poland in the international matches.

Participation[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998
Croatia 2000
Sweden 2002 Preliminary round 15 3 0 0 3 67 83
Slovenia 2004 Preliminary round 16 3 0 0 3 86 108
Switzerland 2006 Main round 10 6 1 1 4 163 185
Norway 2008 Main round 7 6 3 1 2 182 172
Austria 2010 Fourth place 4 8 4 1 3 222 221
Serbia 2012 Main round 9 6 3 1 2 218 205
Denmark 2014 Main round 6 7 3 0 4 191 184
Poland 2016 Qualified
Total 8/12 - 33 11 3 19 1129 1158
*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.

Squad[edit]

This is the squad for the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship[1][2]).

Head coach: Michael Biegler

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Sławomir Szmal (1978-10-01)1 October 1978 (aged 35) 1.90 m 230 2 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
2 CB Bartłomiej Jaszka (1983-06-16)16 June 1983 (aged 30) 1.84 m 142 245 Germany Füchse Berlin
3 RB Krzysztof Lijewski (1983-07-07)7 July 1983 (aged 30) 1.98 m 134 282 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
4 RW Patryk Kuchczyński (1983-03-17)17 March 1983 (aged 30) 1.82 m 190 401 Poland Górnik Zabrze
8 LB Karol Bielecki (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 (aged 31) 2.02 m 194 752 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
11 LW Adam Wiśniewski (1980-10-24)24 October 1980 (aged 33) 1.92 m 92 201 Poland Wisła Płock
13 P Bartosz Jurecki (1979-01-31)31 January 1979 (aged 34) 1.93 m 181 586 Germany SC Magdeburg
15 LB Michał Jurecki (1984-10-27)27 October 1984 (aged 29) 2.02 m 138 351 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
16 GK Piotr Wyszomirski (1988-01-06)6 January 1988 (aged 26) 1.93 m 56 0 Hungary Csurgói KK
18 P Piotr Grabarczyk (1982-10-31)31 October 1982 (aged 31) 2.00 m 61 41 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
20 LB Mariusz Jurkiewicz (1982-02-03)3 February 1982 (aged 31) 1.98 m 120 180 Poland Wisła Płock
23 P Kamil Syprzak (1991-07-23)23 July 1991 (aged 22) 2.08 m 38 51 Poland Wisła Płock
29 RW Jakub Łucak (1989-09-18)18 September 1989 (aged 24) 1.81 m 4 2 Poland SPR Chrobry Głogów
30 LW Przemysław Krajewski (1987-01-20)20 January 1987 (aged 26) 1.84 m 22 33 Poland KS Azoty-Puławy
31 CB Michał Kubisztal (1980-03-23)23 March 1980 (aged 33) 1.94 m 55 177 Poland Górnik Zabrze
43 RW Robert Orzechowski (1989-11-20)20 November 1989 (aged 24) 1.89 m 47 76 Poland Górnik Zabrze
45 RB Michał Szyba (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 25) 1.96 m 9 12 Poland KS Azoty-Puławy
49 LB Piotr Chrapkowski (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 25) 2.03 m 17 34 Poland Vive Targi Kielce

Famous players[edit]

Most caps[edit]

January 22, 2013 (after 2013 World Men's Handball Championship)

  1. Marcin Lijewski – 251 A
  2. Jerzy Klempel – 224 A
  3. Sławomir Szmal – 223 A
  4. Andrzej Szymczak – 219 A
  5. Zbigniew Tłuczyński – 216 A
  6. Daniel Waszkiewicz – 210 A
  7. Mariusz Jurasik – 207 A
  8. Karol Bielecki – 187 A
  9. Bogdan Wenta – 185 A
  10. Patryk Kuchczyński – 180 A
  11. Zbigniew Plechoć – 178 A
  12. Bartosz Jurecki – 177 A
  13. Henryk Rozmiarek – 177 A
  14. Robert Nowakowski – 168 A
  15. Damian Wleklak – 165 A
  16. Janusz Brzozowski – 164 A
  17. Jan Gmyrek – 160 A
  18. Grzegorz Tkaczyk – 159 A
  19. Rafał Bernacki – 150 A
  20. Mieczysław Wojczak – 149 A
  21. Lesław Dziuba – 146 A
  22. Andrzej Sokołowski – 145 A
  23. Zygfryd Kuchta – 142 A

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kadra przed turniejem na Węgrzech". zprp.pl. 2014-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Poznaliśmy 17 na ME w Danii". zprp.pl. 2014-01-10. 

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