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 Sławomir Szmal (252)
Most goals Jerzy Klempel (1170)
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Home
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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)
Last updated on Unknown.
Poland national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2007 Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1982 West Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Croatia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Qatar 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.

Competitive record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Germany 1936 Berlin Did Not Enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
West Germany 1972 Munich Match for 9th place 10th of 16 5 2 1 2 75 78
Canada 1976 Montreal Third Place 3rd of 12 5 4 0 1 101 89
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Match for 7th place 7th of 12 6 3 1 2 146 119
United States 1984 Los Angeles Did Not Participate
South Korea 1988 Seoul Did Not Qualify
Spain 1992 Barcelona
United States 1996 Atlanta
Australia 2000 Sydney
Greece 2004 Athens
China 2008 Beijing Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 5 1 2 235 214
United Kingdom 2012 London Did Not Qualify
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro

World Championships[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.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is the squad for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Germany Michael Biegler

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Sławomir Szmal (1978-10-02) 2 October 1978 (age 36) 1.90 m 248 2 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
3 RB Krzysztof Lijewski (1983-07-07) 7 July 1983 (age 31) 1.98 m 147 339 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
6 LW Przemysław Krajewski (1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 28) 1.84 m 35 46 Poland Azoty-Puławy
7 RW Robert Orzechowski (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 25) 1.89 m 57 106 Poland Górnik Zabrze
8 LB Karol Bielecki (1982-01-23) 23 January 1982 (age 33) 2.02 m 209 782 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
9 RB Andrzej Rojewski (1985-08-20) 20 August 1985 (age 29) 1.93 m 2 4 Germany SC Magdeburg
11 LW Adam Wiśniewski (1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 34) 1.92 m 110 245 Poland Wisła Płock
12 GK Marcin Wichary (1980-02-17) 17 February 1980 (age 35) 1.93 m 112 0 Poland Wisła Płock
13 P Bartosz Jurecki (1979-01-31) 31 January 1979 (age 36) 1.93 m 199 638 Germany SC Magdeburg
15 LB Michał Jurecki (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 30) 2.02 m 154 398 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
16 GK Piotr Wyszomirski (1988-01-06) 6 January 1988 (age 27) 1.93 m 75 0 Hungary Pick Szeged
18 P Piotr Grabarczyk (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 32) 2.00 m 76 42 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
20 LB Mariusz Jurkiewicz (1982-02-03) 3 February 1982 (age 33) 1.98 m 136 222 Poland Wisła Płock
21 CB Piotr Masłowski (1988-02-20) 20 February 1988 (age 27) 1.92 m 12 12 Poland Azoty-Puławy
23 P Kamil Syprzak (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 23) 2.08 m 54 76 Poland Wisła Płock
26 RW Michał Daszek (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 22) 1.80 m 20 24 Poland Wisła Płock
45 RB Michał Szyba (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 27) 1.96 m 26 29 Slovenia Gorenje
49 LB Piotr Chrapkowski (1988-03-24) 24 March 1988 (age 27) 2.03 m 36 69 Poland Vive Targi Kielce

Famous players[edit]

Most caps (December 15, 2014)

# Player Years Caps
1. Marcin Lijewski 1997 - 2013 251
2. Sławomir Szmal 1998 - 248
3. Andrzej Szymczak 1967 - 1984 234
4. Jerzy Klempel 1972 - 1984 224
5. Zbigniew Tłuczyński 1978 - 1990 216
6. Daniel Waszkiewicz 1977 - 1989 214
7. Karol Bielecki 2002 - 209
8. Mariusz Jurasik 1997 - 2012 207
9. Alfred Kałuziński 1973 - 1982 204
10. Bartosz Jurecki 2004 - 199
10. Patryk Kuchczyński 2002 - 199
12. Bogdan Wenta 1981 - 1994 191
13. Zbigniew Plechoć 1983 - 1990 178
14. Henryk Rozmiarek 1971 - 1980 177
15. Jan Gmyrek 1970 - 1979 176
16. Robert Nowakowski 1989 - 2003 168
17. Damian Wleklak 1998 - 2009 165
18. Janusz Brzozowski 1973 - 1982 164
19. Grzegorz Tkaczyk 2000 - 2012 159
20. Grzegorz Kosma 1969 - 1984 158

Most goals (December 15, 2014)

# Player Years Goals
1. Jerzy Klempel 1972 - 1984 1170
2. Karol Bielecki 2002 - 782
3. Bogdan Wenta 1981 - 1994 763
4. Marcin Lijewski 1997 - 2013 711
5. Robert Nowakowski 1989 - 2003 709
6. Daniel Waszkiewicz 1977 - 1989 705
7. Mariusz Jurasik 1997 - 2012 701
8. Bartosz Jurecki 2004 - 638
9. Alfred Kałuziński 1973 - 1982 620
10. Grzegorz Tkaczyk 2000 - 2012 547
11. Zbigniew Tłuczyński 1978 - 1990 527
12. Tomasz Tłuczyński 2006 - 2012 503
13. Lesław Dziuba 1981 - 1990 447
14. Zbigniew Plechoć 1983 - 1990 427
15. Patryk Kuchczyński 2002 - 424
16. Michał Jurecki 2002 - 398
17. Piotr Przybecki ? - ? 372
18. Grzegorz Kosma 1969 - 1984 355
19. Piotr Obrusiewicz ? - ? 348
20. Krzysztof Lijewski 2003 - 339

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