Greece national handball team

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The Greece national handball team is the national handball team of Greece and is controlled by the Greek Handball Association.

Greece has a long tradition in handball. First of all, Greece made it to the handball 2005 World Cup and the 2004 Olympics where they beat Brazil, Korea and won against Egypt in a close game. In the Olympics they lost to eventual champions Croatia, and finished sixth in the tournament. In the World Cup they finished in the sixth position as well.

Competitive record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Germany 1936 Berlin Did not qualify
Not held from 1948 to 1968
West Germany 1972 Munich Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Montreal
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
United States 1984 Los Angeles
South Korea 1988 Seoul
Spain 1992 Barcelona
United States 1996 Atlanta
Australia 2000 Sydney
Greece 2004 Athens Quarter-finals 6th place 8 3 0 5 188 220
China 2008 Beijing Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 London
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Total 1/13 - 8 3 0 5 188 220

World Championships[edit]

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Nazi Germany 1938 Did not qualify
Sweden 1954
East Germany 1958
West Germany 1961
Czechoslovakia 1964
Sweden 1967
France 1970
East Germany 1974
Denmark 1978
West Germany 1982
Switzerland 1986
Czechoslovakia 1990
Sweden 1993
Iceland 1995
Japan 1997
Egypt 1999
France 2001
Portugal 2003
Tunisia 2005 Quarter-finals 6th place 9 4 1 4 245 246
Germany 2007 Did not qualify
Croatia 2009
Sweden 2011
Spain 2013
Qatar 2015
Total 1/24 - 9 4 1 4 245 246

European Championships[edit]

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998
Croatia 2000
Sweden 2002
Slovenia 2004
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012
Denmark 2014
Poland 2016
Total 0/12 - - - - - - -

Current squad[edit]

The Greece international squad at the 2017 World Championship Qualification

Position No. Player Date of birth Club
GK
12
Nikolaos Loizos (1985-07-31) 31 July 1985 (age 31) Greece PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
GK
1
Kostas Gourgoumis (1986-07-12) 12 July 1986 (age 30) Belgium Fémina Visé
GK Kostas Tsilimparis (1983-06-01) 1 June 1983 (age 33) Greece Filippos Veria
LW
20
Vyron Papadopoulos (1986-02-22) 22 February 1986 (age 31) Germany HC Empor Rostock
LW
7
Christos Mylonas (1976-06-13) 13 June 1976 (age 40) Greece AC Diomidis Argous
RW
8
Adam Papadopoulos (1978-08-05) 5 August 1978 (age 38) Greece AC Diomidis Argous
RW
19
Christoforos Bakaoukas (1981-04-17) 17 April 1981 (age 35) Greece AEK H.C.
CB
4
Dimitrios Tzimourtos (1981-02-10) 10 February 1981 (age 36) Germany Eintracht Hildesheim
CB
5
Georgios Mastorogiannis (1981-08-30) 30 August 1981 (age 35) Greece PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
CB
3
Theodoros Megaloikonomu (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 33) Greece AC Diomidis Argous
CB
25
Theodoros Petridis (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 30) Greece PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
LB
9
Spyros Balomenos (1979-02-28) 28 February 1979 (age 37) Austria Handball Tiror
RB
6
Nikolaos Riganas (1984-01-28) 28 January 1984 (age 33) Romania HCM Constanţa
RB
19
Alexandros Alvanos (1980-04-09) 9 April 1980 (age 36) Greece PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
P Georgios Chalkidis (1977-05-13) 13 May 1977 (age 39) Switzerland Wacker Thun
P Charalampos Mallios (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 29) Greece AC Diomidis Argous