Algeria national handball team

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Association Algerian Handball Federation
Captain Messaoud Berkous
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 4 (First in 1980)
Best result 10th (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
World Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1974)
Best result 13th (2001)
African Championship
Appearances 21 (First in 1976)
Best result 1st (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1996, 2014)
Last updated on Unknown.
Algeria national handball team
Medal record
African Championship
Gold medal – first place 1981 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 1983 Egypt
Gold medal – first place 1985 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 1987 Morocco
Gold medal – first place 1989 Algeria
Gold medal – first place 1996 Benin
Gold medal – first place 2014 Algeria
Silver medal – second place 1976 Algeria
Silver medal – second place 1991 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 1994 Tunisia
Silver medal – second place 1998 South Africa
Silver medal – second place 2000 Algeria
Silver medal – second place 2002 Morocco
Silver medal – second place 2012 Morocco
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Congo
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Côte d'Ivoire
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Angola
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Egypt
African Games
Gold medal – first place 1973 Lagos
Gold medal – first place 1978 Algiers
Gold medal – first place 1987 Nairobi
Gold medal – first place 1999 Johannesburg
Silver medal – second place 1991 Cairo
Silver medal – second place 2003 Abuja
Silver medal – second place 2007 Algiers Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Maputo Team

The Algeria national handball team is the national handball team of Algeria and is controlled by the Algerian Handball Federation.

History[edit]

Algeria became a great handball country from the 1970s when they were gold medalists twice in the African Games in 1973 and in 1978. In the beginning of the 1980s, the domination of Algeria in the African handball started when it won five consecutive African titles from 1981 to 1989. Algeria had participated in the World Handball Championship for 14 times, in the Olympic Gamess for 4 times.

Aziz Derouaz, the coach of Algeria team in the 1980s is the man who invented the Offensive-Defense style and practiced it for the first time in the 1982 World Handball Championship.[1]

Many great players have made history of the Algerian handball such as Abdelkrim Bendjemil, Omar Azeb, Brahim Boudrali, Abdelkrim Hammiche, Mustapha Doballah, Abdeslam Benmaghsoula, Sofiane Elimam, Rédouane Aouachria, Djaffar Belhoucine, Mahmoud Bouanik, Abdeldjalil Bouanani, Salim Nedjel and many others.

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Competitive record[edit]

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 Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Montreal
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Match for 9th place 10th of 12 6 1 0 5 114 152 −38
United States 1984 Los Angeles Match for 11th place 12th of 12 6 0 0 6 96 130 −34
South Korea 1988 Seoul Match for 9th place 10th of 12 6 1 0 5 104 130 −26
Spain 1992 Barcelona Did not qualify
United States 1996 Atlanta Match for 9th place 10th of 12 6 0 1 5 121 144 −23
Australia 2000 Sydney Did not qualify
Greece 2004 Athens
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Japan 2020 Tokyo Not yet qualified
Total 4/12 0 Titles 24 2 1 21 435 556 −121

World Championship[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1938 Did not enter
Sweden 1954
East Germany 1958
West Germany 1961
Czech Republic 1964 Did not qualify
Sweden 1967
France 1970
East Germany 1974 Preliminary Round 15 3 0 0 3 38 88 −50
Denmark 1978 Did not qualify
West Germany 1982 Preliminary Round 16 6 0 1 5 112 145 −33
Switzerland 1986 Preliminary Round 16 6 0 0 6 119 151 −32
Czech Republic 1990 Preliminary Round 16 6 0 1 5 113 128 −15
Sweden 1993 Did not qualify
Iceland 1995 Round of 16 16 7 2 0 5 146 174 −28
Japan 1997 Preliminary Round 17 5 1 2 2 103 112 −9
Egypt 1999 Round of 16 15 6 1 1 4 123 148 −25
France 2001 Round of 16 13 6 2 1 3 128 126 +2
Portugal 2003 Preliminary round 18 5 0 2 3 119 136 −17
Tunisia 2005 Preliminary round 17 5 1 1 3 138 153 −15
Germany 2007 Did not qualify
Croatia 2009 Preliminary round 19 9 4 0 5 235 272 −37
Sweden 2011 Preliminary round 15 7 3 0 4 153 162 −9
Spain 2013 Preliminary round 17 7 3 1 3 180 173 +7
Qatar 2015 Preliminary round 24 7 0 0 7 162 218 −56
France 2017 Not yet qualified
Denmark Germany 2019
Total 14/25 0 Titles 85 17 10 58 1869 2186 −317

African Championship[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Tunisia 1974 Did not qualify
Algeria 1976 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg
Republic of the Congo 1979 Third Place 3 Bronze medal africa.svg
Tunisia 1981 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg
Egypt 1983 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg
Tunisia 1985 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg
Morocco 1987 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg
Algeria 1989 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg
Egypt 1991 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg
Ivory Coast 1992 Third Place 3 Bronze medal africa.svg
Tunisia 1994 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg
Benin 1996 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg 6 6 0 0 140 96 +44
South Africa 1998 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg 6 4 0 2 173 113 +60
Algeria 2000 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg 6 5 0 1 140 72 +68
Morocco 2002 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg 5 4 0 1 124 103 +21
Egypt 2004 Fourth place 4 6 3 0 3 188 145 +43
Tunisia 2006 Fifth place 5 6 3 0 3 156 136 +20
Angola 2008 Third Place 3 Bronze medal africa.svg 5 3 0 2 123 126 −3
Egypt 2010 Third Place 3 Bronze medal africa.svg 7 5 1 1 101 88 +13
Morocco 2012 Runners-up 2 Silver medal africa.svg 8 6 1 1 228 182 +46
Algeria 2014 Champions 1 Gold medal africa.svg 8 8 0 0 240 166 +74
Egypt 2016 Fourth place 4 8 5 0 3 216 194 +22
Gabon 2018 Not yet qualified
Total 21/22 7 Titles

African Games[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Republic of the Congo 1965 Brazzaville Did not enter
Nigeria 1973 Lagos Champions 1st of 8 7 6 0 1 107 93 +14
Algeria 1978 Algiers Champions 1st of 6 4 4 0 0 96 58 +38
Kenya 1987 Nairobi Champions 1st of 8 5 5 0 0
Egypt 1991 Cairo Runners-up 2nd of 8
Zimbabwe 1995 Harare Fourth Place 4th of 8
South Africa 1999 Johannesburg Champions 1st of 4 6 5 0 1 181 102 +79
Nigeria 2003 Abuja Runners-up 2nd of 8 5 4 0 1 142 105 +37
Algeria 2007 Algiers Runners-up 2nd of 7 5 3 0 2 129 124 +5
Mozambique 2011 Maputo Third Place 3rd of 12 5 3 0 2 134 112 +22
Republic of the Congo 2015 Brazzaville Did not enter
Total 9/11 4 Titles

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Tunisia 1967 Tunis Did not enter
Turkey 1971 İzmir Tournament canceled
Algeria 1975 Algiers Third Place 3rd of 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Split Fifth Place 5th of 7
Morocco 1983 Casablanca Runners-up 2nd of 8
Syria 1987 Latakia Champions 1st of 8
Greece 1991 Athens Fifth Place 5th of 8
France 1993 Languedoc-Roussillon Did not enter
Italy 1997 Bari Seventh Place 7th of 8
Tunisia 2001 Tunis Seventh Place 7th of 8
Spain 2005 Almería Did not enter
Italy 2009 Pescara Fifth Place 5th of 9 4 2 1 1 135 87 +48
Turkey 2013 Mersin Ninth Place 9th of 10 5 2 0 3 122 133 −10
Spain 2017 Tarragona Not yet qualified
Algeria 2021 Oran
Total 10/12 1 Title

World Confederations Cup[edit]

  • 1998 – Winners

Arab Championship[edit]

  • 1988 – 2nd
  • 2000 – Winners

Pan Arab Games[edit]

Islamic Solidarity Games[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is the squad for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship.[2]

Head coach: Reda Zeguili

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 CB Khaled Chentout (1984-03-29) 29 March 1984 (age 33) 1.94 m 12 19 Norway Nøtterøy HB
6 LB Messaoud Berkous (c) (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 27) 1.89 m 58 89 Algeria GS Pétroliers
7 LW Hichem Daoud (1992-01-09) 9 January 1992 (age 25) 1.90 m 16 36 Algeria CRB Baraki
10 LB Sassi Boultif (1983-01-09) 9 January 1983 (age 34) 1.91 m 50 83 United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
12 GK Abdellah Benmenni (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 30) 1.94 m 6 0 Algeria GS Pétroliers
13 LW Riadh Chahbour (1985-07-28) 28 July 1985 (age 31) 1.85 m 43 86 Algeria GS Pétroliers
14 RW Rabah Soudani (1985-04-08) 8 April 1985 (age 32) 1.92 m 31 36 France Cherbourg
15 LB Tarek Boukhmis (1980-04-14) 14 April 1980 (age 37) 1.90 m 24 61 Algeria JSE Skikda
16 GK Adel Bousmal (1985-05-01) 1 May 1985 (age 31) 1.94 m 31 0 Algeria GS Boufarik
17 RB Abderrahim Berriah (1980-04-14) 14 April 1980 (age 37) 1.95 m 58 82 Algeria GS Pétroliers
18 P Hichem Kaabeche (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 27) 1.92 m 57 73 Algeria JSE Skikda
19 LW Ayat Hamoud (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 26) 1.78 m 41 63 Algeria ES Ain Touta
20 RB El Hadi Biloum (1981-05-26) 26 May 1981 (age 35) 1.92 m 60 102 France Martigues
21 P Mohamed Mokrani (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 36) 1.88 m 33 40 France Dunkerque
22 GK Abdelmalek Slahdji (1983-08-08) 8 August 1983 (age 33) 1.90 m 70 0 Algeria GS Pétroliers
24 RW Messaoud Layadi (1982-03-24) 24 March 1982 (age 35) 1.90 m 24 60 Algeria GS Pétroliers
25 LB Belgacem Filah (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 29) 1.98 m 73 109 Algeria GS Pétroliers

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