Iceland national handball team

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Iceland
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Information
NicknameStrákarnir okkar (English: Our boys)
AssociationIcelandic Handball Association
(Handknattleikssamband Íslands)
CoachGuðmundur Guðmundsson
Assistant coachGunnar Magnússon
Tomas Svensson
CaptainGuðjón Valur Sigurðsson
Most capsGuðmundur Hrafnkelsson (407)
Most goalsGuðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1822)
Colours
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Team colours
Team colours
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Team colours
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Home
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Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances7 (First in 1972)
Best result2nd (2008)
World Championship
Appearances20 (First in 1958)
Best result5th (1997)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 2000)
Best result3rd (2010)
Last updated on Unknown.
Iceland national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Austria

The Icelandic men's national handball team represents Iceland in international men's handball. It is controlled by the Icelandic Handball Association.

Honours[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
World Championship 0 0 0 0
European Championship 0 0 1 1
Total 0 1 1 2

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 11th place 12th of 16 5 1 1 3 92 90 +2
Canada 1976 Montreal Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
United States 1984 Los Angeles Match for 5th place 6th of 12 6 3 1 2 126 122 +4
South Korea 1988 Seoul Match for 7th place 8th of 12 6 2 1 3 125 133 −8
Spain 1992 Barcelona Fourth Place 4th of 12 7 3 1 3 140 146 −6
United States 1996 Atlanta Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Sydney
Greece 2004 Athens Match for 9th place 9th of 12 6 2 0 4 172 183 −11
China 2008 Beijing Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 4 2 2 242 234 +8
United Kingdom 2012 London Quarter-finals 5th of 12 6 5 0 1 200 166 +34
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Did not qualify
Total 7/12 0 Titles 44 20 6 18 1,097 1,074 +23

World Championships[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1938 Germany Did not participate
Sweden 1954 Sweden
East Germany 1958 East Germany Preliminary round 10th of 16 3 1 0 2 46 57 −11
West Germany 1961 West Germany Main round 6th of 12 6 2 1 3 85 96 −11
Czechoslovakia 1964 Czechoslovakia Preliminary round 9th of 16 3 2 0 1 40 39 +1
Sweden 1967 Sweden Did not participate
France 1970 France Placement round 11th of 16 6 2 0 4 96 112 −16
East Germany 1974 East Germany Preliminary round 14th of 16 3 0 0 3 48 66 −18
Denmark 1978 Denmark Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 0 0 3 54 68 −14
West Germany 1982 West Germany Did not participate
Switzerland 1986 Switzerland Main round 6th of 16 8 4 0 4 179 188 −9
Czechoslovakia 1990 Czechoslovakia Main round 10th of 16 8 2 0 6 166 186 −20
Sweden 1993 Sweden Main round 8th of 16 8 4 0 4 178 175 +3
Iceland 1995 Iceland Round of 16 14th of 24 6 3 0 3 131 132 −1
Japan 1997 Japan Quarter-finals 5th of 24 9 7 1 1 236 203 +33
Egypt 1999 Egypt Did not participate
France 2001 France Round of 16 11th of 24 6 2 1 3 152 150 +2
Portugal 2003 Portugal Ranking games 7th of 24 9 6 0 3 308 234 +74
Tunisia 2005 Tunisia Preliminary round 15th of 24 5 2 1 2 154 144 +10
Germany 2007 Germany Quarter-finals 8th of 24 10 4 0 6 276 247 +29
Croatia 2009 Croatia Did not participate
Sweden 2011 Sweden Ranking games 6th of 24 9 5 0 4 327 294 +33
Spain 2013 Spain Round of 16 12th of 24 6 3 0 3 181 166 +15
Qatar 2015 Qatar Round of 16 11th of 24 6 2 1 3 152 165 −13
France 2017 France Round of 16 14th of 24 6 1 2 3 153 152 +1
Denmark/Germany 2019 Denmark/Germany Main round 11th of 24 8 3 0 5 207 211 −4
Total 20/26 0 Titles 120 51 7 62 2,842 2,791 +51

European Championships[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Portugal 1994 Did not participate
Spain 1996
Italy 1998
Croatia 2000 Match for 11th place 11th of 12 5 0 0 5 121 137 −16
Sweden 2002 Fourth Place 4th of 16 10 5 3 2 221 209 +12
Slovenia 2004 Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 0 1 2 87 96 −9
Switzerland 2006 Main round 7th of 16 8 3 2 3 190 191 −1
Norway 2008 Main round 11th of 16 8 2 0 6 151 178 −27
Austria 2010 Third Place 3rd of 16 8 4 3 1 249 240 +9
Serbia 2012 Main round 10th of 16 6 2 1 3 177 178 −1
Denmark 2014 Fifth place game 5th of 16 7 4 1 2 199 199 0
Poland 2016 Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 92 101 −9
Croatia 2018 Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 74 82 −8
Austria/Norway/Sweden 2020 Qualified
Total 11/14 0 Titles 60 22 11 28 1,561 1,611 −50

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship qualification against Macedonia.[1][2]

Head coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Björgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24) 24 May 1985 (age 34) 1.93 m 220 13 Denmark Skjern Håndbold
4 LB Aron Pálmarsson (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 29) 1.93 m 135 522 Spain Barcelona
8 LW Bjarki Már Elísson (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 29) 1.91 m 57 125 Germany Füchse Berlin
9 LW Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08) 8 August 1979 (age 40) 1.87 m 352 1841 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
11 P Ýmir Örn Gíslason (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 22) 1.92 m 27 12 Iceland Valur
12 GK Aron Rafn Eðvarðsson (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 30) 2.02 m 83 6 Germany Handball Hamburg
13 LB Ólafur Guðmundsson (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 29) 1.94 m 109 200 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
14 RB Ómar Ingi Magnússon (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 22) 1.84 m 44 118 Denmark Aalborg Håndbold
15 LB Daníel Þór Ingason (1995-01-15) 15 January 1995 (age 24) 1.95 m 26 9 Iceland Haukar
16 GK Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson (2000-07-24) 24 July 2000 (age 19) 2.00 m 4 0 Iceland Fram
17 RW Arnór Þór Gunnarsson (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 31) 1.81 m 101 286 Germany Bergischer HC
19 LB Ólafur Gústafsson (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 30) 1.98 m 39 48 Denmark KIF Kolding København
20 GK Ágúst Elí Björgvinsson (1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 24) 1.90 m 26 0 Sweden IK Sävehof
21 P Arnar Freyr Arnarsson (1996-03-14) 14 March 1996 (age 23) 2.01 m 42 62 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
22 RW Sigvaldi Guðjónsson (1994-07-04) 4 July 1994 (age 25) 1.91 m 14 29 Norway Elverum Håndball
25 CB Elvar Örn Jónsson (1997-08-31) 31 August 1997 (age 22) 1.85 m 20 61 Iceland Selfoss
31 RB Teitur Örn Einarsson (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 21) 1.90 m 12 10 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
33 CB Janus Daði Smárason (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 24) 1.84 m 21 33 Denmark Aalborg Håndbold

Apps and goals correct as of 12 January 2018 from the HSÍ website.[3][4]

Past squads[edit]

2008 Olympic Games (2nd place)

All Star Team: Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (left wing), Snorri Guðjónsson (centre back), Ólafur Stefánsson (right back)
Björgvin Páll Gústavsson, Logi Geirsson, Bjarni Fritzson, Sigfús Sigurðsson, Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson, Arnór Atlason, Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Snorri Guðjónsson, Ólafur Stefánsson, Sturla Ásgeirsson, Alexander Petersson, Hreiðar Guðmundsson, Sverre Andreas Jakobsson, Róbert Gunnarsson, Ingimundur Ingimundarson.

Coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

2010 European Championship (3rd place)

All Star Team: Ólafur Stefánsson (right back)
Björgvin Páll Gústavsson, Hreiðar Guðmundsson, Vignir Svavarsson, Logi Geirsson, Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson, Arnór Atlason, Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Snorri Guðjónsson, Ólafur Stefánsson, Alexander Petersson, Sverre Andreas Jakobsson, Róbert Gunnarsson, Ingimundur Ingimundarson, Sturla Ásgeirsson, Þórir Ólafsson, Aron Pálmarsson, Ólafur Guðmundsson, Rúnar Kárason.

Coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

List of coaches[edit]

# Period Coach
1 1950 Sigurður Magnússon
2 1958 Hallsteinn Hinriksson
3 1959 Frímann Gunnlaugsson
4 1961–1963 Hallsteinn Hinriksson
5 1964–1967 Karl Benediktsson
6 1968 Birgir Björnsson
7 1968–1972 Hilmar Björnsson
(5) 1973–1974 Karl Benediktsson
(6) 1974–1975 Birgir Björnsson
8 1975–1976 Viðar Símonarson
9 1976–1977 Janus Czerwinsky
(6) 1977–1978 Birgir Björnsson
10 1978–1980 Jóhann Ingi Gunnarsson
(7) 1980–1983 Hilmar Björnsson
11 1983–1990 Bogdan Kowalczyk
12 1990–1995 Þorbergur Aðalsteinsson
13 1995–2001 Þorbjörn Jensson
14 2001–2004 Guðmundur Guðmundsson
15 2004–2006 Viggó Sigurðsson
16 2006–2008 Alfreð Gíslason
(14) 2008–2012 Guðmundur Guðmundsson
17 2012–2016 Aron Kristjánsson
18 2016–2018 Geir Sveinsson
(14) 2018–present Guðmundur Guðmundsson

List of captains[edit]

# Period Captain
1991 1999 Geir Sveinsson
1999 2005 Dagur Sigurðsson
2005 2012 Ólafur Stefánsson
2012 - Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Players still active with national team are highlighted.

Record against Nordic countries[edit]

All games, including European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games.

Opponent Played Win Draw Lost
Denmark 107 35 15 55
Faroe Islands 13 12 0 1
Finland 13 9 3 1
Greenland 3 3 0 0
Norway 88 41 15 29
Sweden 67 10 3 54

Last updated: 2 January 2016
Source: Icelandic Handball Association (hsi.is)

Kit suppliers[edit]

Since 2006, Iceland's kits have been supplied by Kempa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.visir.is/g/2019190109124/gudmundur-fer-med-17-a-hm-gudjon-valur-ekki-med-og-haukur-verdur-sautjandi-madur
  2. ^ 2019 World Championship squad
  3. ^ http://www.hsi.is/landslid/a-landslid-karla/landslidsmenn/
  4. ^ "A landslið karla Strákarnir ferðast til Frakklands á morgun, breytingar á hópnum". hsi.is. 9 January 2017.

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