Iceland national handball team

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Iceland
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Information
Nickname Strákarnir okkar (English: Our boys)
Association Icelandic Handball Association
(Handknattleikssamband Íslands)
Coach Geir Sveinsson[1]
Assistant coach Óskar Bjarni Óskarsson
Most caps Guðmundur Hrafnkelsson (407)
Most goals Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1707)
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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Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 7 (First in 1972)
Best result 2nd (2008)
World Championship
Appearances 19 (First in 1958)
Best result 5th (1997)
European Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 2000)
Best result 3rd (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 Iceland national handball team is the national handball team of Iceland and is controlled by the Icelandic Handball Association.

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 Qualified
Total 19/25 0 Titles 106 47 5 54 2,482 2,428 +54

European Championships[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Portugal 1994 Portugal Did not participate
Spain 1996 Spain
Italy 1998 Italy
Croatia 2000 Croatia Match for 11th place 11th of 12 5 0 0 5 121 137 −16
Sweden 2002 Sweden Fourth Place 4th of 16 10 5 3 2 221 209 +12
Slovenia 2004 Slovenia Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 0 1 2 87 96 −9
Switzerland 2006 Switzerland Main round 7th of 16 8 3 2 3 190 191 −1
Norway 2008 Norway Main round 11th of 16 8 2 0 6 151 178 −27
Austria 2010 Austria Third Place 3rd of 16 8 4 3 1 249 240 +9
Serbia 2012 Serbia Main round 10th of 16 6 2 1 3 177 178 −1
Denmark 2014 Denmark Fifth place game 5th of 16 7 4 1 2 199 199 0
Poland 2016 Poland Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 92 101 −9
Croatia 2018 Croatia Not yet qualified
Total 9/12 0 Titles 57 21 11 26 1,487 1,529 −42

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is the squad for the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship.[2]

Head coach: Aron Kristjánsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Björgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24) 24 May 1985 (age 31) 1.93 m 174 4 Germany Bergischer HC
2 P Vignir Svavarsson (1980-06-20) 20 June 1980 (age 36) 1.94 m 230 261 Denmark HC Midtjylland
3 P Kári Kristjánsson (1984-10-28) 28 October 1984 (age 31) 1.98 m 107 124 Iceland ÍBV
4 LB Aron Pálmarsson (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 26) 1.93 m 105 407 Hungary MKB Veszprém
5 RB Rúnar Kárason (1988-05-24) 24 May 1988 (age 28) 1.96 m 65 130 Germany TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
6 RB Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 32) 1.91 m 230 392 France USAM Nîmes
7 LB Arnór Atlason (1984-07-23) 23 July 1984 (age 32) 1.91 m 178 412 France Saint-Raphaël
9 LW Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08) 8 August 1979 (age 37) 1.87 m 322 1707 Spain FC Barcelona
10 CB Snorri Guðjónsson (1981-10-17) 17 October 1981 (age 34) 1.87 m 255 842 France USAM Nîmes
12 GK Aron Rafn Eðvarðsson (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 26) 2.02 m 61 4 Denmark Aalborg Håndbold
13 LB Ólafur Guðmundsson* (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 26) 1.94 m 67 65 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
14 RW Arnór Þór Gunnarsson (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 28) 1.81 m 57 126 Germany Bergischer HC
15 RB Alexander Petersson (1980-07-02) 2 July 1980 (age 36) 1.86 m 173 694 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
18 P Róbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22) 22 May 1980 (age 36) 1.90 m 272 770 France Paris Saint-Germain
22 LW Stefán Rafn Sigurmannsson (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 26) 1.96 m 52 59 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
26 P Bjarki Már Gunnarsson (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 28) 2.01 m 44 11 Germany EHV Aue
28 CB Guðmundur Hólmar Helgason (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 24) 1.92 m 10 4 Iceland Valur

Apps and goals correct as of 19 January 2016 from the HSÍ website.[3][4] Ólafur Guðmundsson replaced Kári Kristján Kristjánsson on 17 January[5]

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 captains[edit]

# Period Captain
N/A 2005 Dagur Sigurðsson
2005 2012 Ólafur Stefánsson
2012 - Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson

List of coaches[edit]

# Period Coach
1 1950 Sigurður Magnússon
2 1958 Hallsteinn Hinriksson
3 1959 Frímann Gunnlaugsson
4 1961–1963 Hinrik Hallsteinsson
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–present Geir Sveinsson

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Still active players 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. ^ "Geir Sveinsson tekur við landsliðinu". hsi.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Handball Association. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ 2016 European Championship roster
  3. ^ http://www.hsi.is/landslid/a-landslid-karla/landslidsmenn/
  4. ^ "17 manna hópurinn fyrir Pólland klár". Icelandic Handball Accociaton (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ólafur Guðmundsson inn í landsliðshóp Íslands" (in Icelandic). Icelandic Handball Association. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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