Sweden national handball team

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Sweden
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Information
Association Swedish Handball Association
(Svenska Handbollförbundet)
Coach Staffan Olsson & Ola Lindgren
Most caps Magnus Wislander (384)
Most goals Magnus Wislander (1185)
Colours
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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
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Sweden national handball team
Medal record
World Cup Field Handball
Gold 1948 France Team
Silver 1952 Switzerland Team
Bronze 1959 Austria Team
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
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. It is considered by many to be one of the most important national teams in handball.[citation needed] 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.

Olympic record[edit]

Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
Germany 1936 Did not participate
Germany 1972 7th 6 2 2 2 82 87 −5
Canada 1976 Did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Did not participate
United States 1984 5th 6 4 0 2 145 134 +11
Korea 1988 5th 6 4 0 2 133 109 +24
Spain 1992 2nd 7 6 0 1 165 130 +35
United States 1996 2nd 7 6 0 1 182 141 +41
Australia 2000 2nd 8 7 0 1 240 197 +43
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
Chile 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 2nd 8 5 0 3 228 186 +42
Total 7/12 48 34 2 12 1175 984 +191

European Championship record[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.

World championship record[edit]

Squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.

Head coach: Staffan Olsson / Ola Lindgren

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Mattias Andersson (1978-03-29)29 March 1978 (aged 35) 1.85 m 93 0 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
2 RB Magnus Persson (1990-12-17)17 December 1990 (aged 23) 1.92 m 3 6 Sweden HK Drott
6 LW Jonas Källman (1981-07-17)17 July 1981 (aged 32) 2.00 m 174 529 Sweden IFK Skövde
7 P Magnus Jernemyr (1976-07-18)18 July 1976 (aged 37) 1.98 m 105 5 Sweden LUGI HF
8 CB Lukas Karlsson (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 31) 1.78 m 65 117 Denmark KIF Kolding
10 RW Niclas Ekberg (1988-12-23)23 December 1988 (aged 25) 1.91 m 87 380 Germany THW Kiel
15 LB Jonas Larholm (1982-06-03)3 June 1982 (aged 31) 1.93 m 200 628 Hungary SC Pick Szeged
18 P Tobias Karlsson (1981-06-04)4 June 1981 (aged 32) 1.96 m 129 76 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
19 RB Johan Jakobsson (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 26) 1.95 m 68 106 Denmark Aalborg Håndbold
21 CB Patrik Fahlgren (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 28) 1.88 m 26 44 Germany MT Melsungen
22 GK Johan Sjöstrand (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 (aged 26) 1.95 m 75 0 Germany THW Kiel
24 LW Fredrik Petersen (1983-08-23)23 August 1983 (aged 30) 1.88 m 101 265 Germany Füchse Berlin
25 LB Kim Ekdahl du Rietz (1989-03-27)27 March 1989 (aged 24) 1.94 m 64 186 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
32 RW Mattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 23) 1.79 m 36 56 Germany Füchse Berlin
35 P Andreas Nilsson (1990-04-12)12 April 1990 (aged 23) 1.97 m 46 101 Germany HSV Hamburg
36 P Jesper Nielsen (1989-08-30)30 August 1989 (aged 24) 2.00 m 18 16 Germany Füchse Berlin

Famous past players[edit]

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