Sweden national handball team
|Association||Swedish Handball Association
|Coach||Staffan Olsson & Ola Lindgren|
|Most caps||Magnus Wislander (384)|
|Most goals||Magnus Wislander (1185)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1972)|
|Best result||2nd, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2012|
|Appearances||22 (first in 1938)|
|Best result||1st, 1954, 1958, 1990, 1999|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1994)|
|Best result||1st, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002|
|Infobox last updated on: Unknown.|
|World Cup Field Handball|
|Gold||1958 East Germany||Team|
|Bronze||1961 West Germany||Team|
The Sweden national handball team is the national handball team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Handball Association. It is considered by many to be one of the most important national teams in handball. It was particularly successful during the period 1990–2002 under famed coach Bengt Johansson, and from 1996 through 2002 qualified for a record 8 championship finals in a row (world championships, European championships, Olympic games). The team under Bengt Johansson, nicknamed Bengan Boys in Sweden, was widely regarded as arguably the finest national team in the history of the sport until the last few years and the accession of the French team which won five of the six last titles. Sweden is the most successful nation in the history of the World Men's Handball Championship, with a record total of 11 medals: 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. The team has also won the World Cup 3 times, the Super Cup 2 times, and were Intercontinental Cup winners in 2000.
|Germany 1936||Did not participate|
|Canada 1976||Did not participate|
|Soviet Union 1980||Did not participate|
|United States 1984||5th||6||4||0||2||145||134||+11|
|United States 1996||2nd||7||6||0||1||182||141||+41|
|Greece 2004||Did not qualify|
|Chile 2008||Did not qualify|
|United Kingdom 2012||2nd||8||5||0||3||228||186||+42|
European Championship record
|Spain 1996||Fourth place||4||7||4||0||3||170||156|
|Slovenia 2004||7th/8th place||7||7||4||0||3||211||203|
|Switzerland 2006||Did not qualify|
|Norway 2008||5th/6th place||5||7||4||1||2||208||190|
|Austria 2010||Preliminary round||15||3||0||0||3||78||84|
|Serbia 2012||Main round||12||6||1||2||3||157||168|
|Denmark 2014||Main round||7||6||4||0||2||166||158|
- *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.
World championship record
Competitive record at the World championship
Record against other teams at the World championship
Results updated 16 June 2014.
*The results of the Czech republic also include Czecoslovakia.
Squad for the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.
Famous past players
- Per Carlén
- Björn "Lurch" Andersson
- Bengt Johansson
- Stefan Lövgren
- Mats Olsson
- Staffan Olsson
- Magnus Wislander
- Ljubomir Vranjes
- Pierre Thorsson
- Magnus Andersson
- Ola Lindgren
- Erik Hajas
- Johan Petersson
- Peter Gentzel
Since 2004, Sweden's kits have been supplied by Adidas.
|Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
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