Sweden national handball team

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Association Swedish Handball Association
(Svenska Handbollförbundet)
Coach Ola Lindgren
Staffan Olsson
Most caps Magnus Wislander (384)
Most goals Magnus Wislander (1185)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 6 (first in 1972)
Best result 2nd (1992, 1996, 2000, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 22 (first in 1938)
Best result 1st (1954, 1958, 1990, 1999)
European Championship
Appearances 10 (first in 1994)
Best result 1st (1994, 1998, 2000, 2002)
Last updated on Unknown.
Sweden national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver 2000 Sydney Team
Silver 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold 1954 Sweden Team
Gold 1958 East Germany Team
Gold 1990 Czechoslovakia Team
Gold 1999 Egypt Team
Silver 1964 Czechoslovakia Team
Silver 1997 Japan Team
Silver 2001 France Team
Bronze 1938 Germany Team
Bronze 1961 West Germany Team
Bronze 1993 Sweden Team
Bronze 1995 Iceland Team
World Cup Field Handball
Gold 1948 France Team
Silver 1952 Switzerland Team
Bronze 1959 Austria Team
European Championship
Gold 1994 Portugal Team
Gold 1998 Italy Team
Gold 2000 Croatia Team
Gold 2002 Sweden Team

The Sweden national handball team is the national handball team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Handball Association. Its most successful periods were under coaches Curt Wadmark (1949-1967) and Bengt Johansson (1988–2004), 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, is regarded as one of the finest national teams in the history of the sport with players like Tomas Svensson, Magnus Wislander and Stefan Lövgren. Sweden is the most successful nation at the European Men's Handball Championship with 4 gold medals, and has won the most medals in the history of the World Men's Handball Championship with a total tally of 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. Conversely, Sweden has yet to win an Olympic title despite participating in 4 finals. The team has also won the World Cup 3 times, the Super Cup 2 times, and were Intercontinental Cup winners in 2000.

Competitive record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
West Germany 1972 Munich Match for 7th place 7th of 16 6 2 2 2 82 87 −5
Canada 1976 Montreal Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
United States 1984 Los Angeles Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 145 134 +11
South Korea 1988 Seoul Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 133 109 +24
Spain 1992 Barcelona Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 6 0 1 165 130 +35
United States 1996 Atlanta Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 6 0 1 182 141 +41
Australia 2000 Sydney Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 7 0 1 240 197 +43
Greece 2004 Athens Did not qualify
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 5 0 3 228 186 +42
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Not yet qualified
Total 7/12 0 Titles 48 34 2 12 1,175 984 +191

World Championship[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Champion 1 Gold medal europe.svg 7 7 0 0 172 133
Spain 1996 Fourth place 4 7 4 0 3 170 156
Italy 1998 Champion 1 Gold medal europe.svg 7 6 0 1 182 158
Croatia 2000 Champion 1 Gold medal europe.svg 7 7 0 0 198 167
Sweden 2002 Champion 1 Gold medal europe.svg 8 7 0 1 235 191
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
Total 10/11 4 titles 65 44 3 18 1766 1608
*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: Ola Lindgren / Staffan Olsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Mattias Andersson (1978-03-29) 29 March 1978 (age 37) 1.85 m 110 0 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
2 RB Magnus Persson (1990-12-17) 17 December 1990 (age 24) 1.92 m 20 27 Germany VfL Gummersbach
4 LB Marcus Olsson (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 25) 1.86 m 17 45 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
5 RB Kim Andersson (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 (age 32) 1.99 m 209 751 Denmark KIF Kolding København
6 LW Jonas Källman (1981-07-17) 17 July 1981 (age 33) 2.00 m 187 551 Hungary Pick Szeged
8 CB Lukas Karlsson (1982-05-21) 21 May 1982 (age 32) 1.78 m 80 160 Denmark KIF Kolding København
10 RW Niclas Ekberg (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 (age 26) 1.91 m 104 432 Germany THW Kiel
18 P Tobias Karlsson (c) (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 33) 1.96 m 143 79 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
21 CB Patrik Fahlgren (1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 29) 1.88 m 43 62 Germany MT Melsungen
22 GK Johan Sjöstrand (1987-02-26) 26 February 1987 (age 28) 1.95 m 88 0 Germany THW Kiel
24 LW Fredrik Petersen (1983-08-27) 27 August 1983 (age 31) 1.88 m 118 332 Germany Füchse Berlin
26 RW Anton Halén (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 24) 1.92 m 10 22 Germany Frisch Auf Göppingen
27 P Niclas Barud (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 27) 1.96 m 30 16 Denmark Aalborg
31 LB Viktor Östlund (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 23) 1.98 m 7 13 Sweden Eskilstuna Guif
32 RW Mattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 24) 1.79 m 53 85 Germany Füchse Berlin
35 P Andreas Nilsson (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 25) 1.97 m 65 155 Hungary MKB Veszprém
36 P Jesper Nielsen (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 25) 2.00 m 35 30 Germany Füchse Berlin

Famous past players[edit]

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Kit supplier[edit]

Since 2004, Sweden's kits have been supplied by Adidas.

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Awards
Preceded by
Ludmila Engquist
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1998
Succeeded by
Tony Rickardsson