Macedonia national handball team

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Macedonia
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Information
Nickname Црвено-жолти (The Red-Yellows)
Association Macedonian Handball Federation
Coach Ivica Obrvan
Most caps Stevče Aluševski (243)
Most goals Kiril Lazarov (1203)
Colours
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Home
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Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1999)
Best result 9th (2015)
European Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Best result 5th (2012)
Last updated on Unknown.

The Macedonia national handball team is the national handball team of the Republic of Macedonia. The team is run by the Macedonian Handball Federation, the governing body of handball in Macedonia. Prior to joining the International Handball Federation in 1993 as a single republic, Macedonia was represented by the Yugoslavia national handball team.

Accomplishments[edit]

Olympics Record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1992 till 2012 Did not qualify
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Qualification ongoing

World Championships[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Sweden 1993 Did not qualify
Iceland 1995
Japan 1997
Egypt 1999 Preliminary round 18th 5 1 0 4 122 149 −27
France 2001 Did not qualify
Portugal 2003
Tunisia 2005
Germany 2007
Croatia 2009 Main Round 11th 11 5 0 6 309 322 −13
Sweden 2011 Did not qualify
Spain 2013 Round of 16 14th 6 2 1 3 165 171 −6
Qatar 2015 Round of 16 9th 6 4 0 2 181 168 +13
Total 4/12 - 28 12 1 15 777 810 −33

European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998 Preliminary Round 12th 6 0 1 5 130 174
Croatia 2000 Did not qualify
Sweden 2002
Slovenia 2004
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012 5th/6th Place 5th 7 4 1 2 185 175
Denmark 2014 Main Round 10th 6 1 1 4 141 167
Poland 2016 Qualified
Total 4/12 - 19 5 3 11 456 516

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is the squad for the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship qualification matches against France on 29 April and 3 May.

Head coach: Croatia Ivica Obrvan

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 LW Dejan Manaskov (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 22) 1.80 m 26 50 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
5 P Stojanče Stoilov (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 28) 1.92 m 23 37 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
7 RB Kiril Lazarov (c) (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 (age 35) 1.93 m 160 1203 Spain Barcelona
8 RB Vlatko Mitkov (1981-08-16) 16 August 1981 (age 33) 1.92 m 73 65 Austria UHK Krems
9 CB Aco Jonovski (1980-12-29) 29 December 1980 (age 34) 1.97 m 66 67 Germany Bergischer HC
13 CB Filip Mirkulovski (1983-09-14) 14 September 1983 (age 31) 1.89 m 116 293 Germany HSG Wetzlar
14 LB Velko Markoski (1986-04-05) 5 April 1986 (age 29) 1.94 m 34 47 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
16 GK Borko Ristovski (1982-11-02) 2 November 1982 (age 32) 1.90 m 112 3 France US Créteil
17 P Nikola Markoski (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 25) 1.96 m 15 8 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
18 LB Naumče Mojsovski (1980-06-17) 17 June 1980 (age 35) 1.87 m 98 130 Qatar Lekhwiya
20 GK Petar Angelov (1977-03-08) 8 March 1977 (age 38) 1.92 m 41 0 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
21 CB Nemanja Pribak (1984-03-26) 26 March 1984 (age 31) 1.90 m 7 8 Turkey Beşiktaş
22 RW Goce Georgievski (1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 (age 28) 1.85 m 31 46 France Fenix Toulouse
23 LB Filip Lazarov (1985-04-21) 21 April 1985 (age 30) 1.97 m 37 101 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
26 LW Goce Ojleski (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 25) 1.88 m 5 4 Romania HC Odorheiu
33 P Žarko Peševski (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 (age 24) 1.95 m 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje
55 RW Nikola Kosteski (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 (age 22) 1.83 m 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje

Former players[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Macedonian handball supporters are known as Makedonska Falanga or Macedonian Phalanx. They are one of the best national handball supporters in the world and travel everywhere with the team. In 2009, at the World Handball Championship they supported the team in large numbers especially in Varaždin where they helped Macedonia defeat Poland and Russia, to reach the Main Round of the tournament.[1] They followed that up with an even bigger showing at the European Handball Championship in Serbia. The massive show of support by the Makedonska Falanga helped the Macedonian team achieve its highest placing to date, when they finished in 5th place.[2] The team started as one of the biggest outsiders, playing with heart and never giving up, supported by thousands of Macedonian fans it was able to upset a lot of opponents and missed a chance for semi-finals by only losing 2 games by 1 point in the last seconds.[3] In April 2012, the head of the IHF sent out a letter to the Macedonian handball federation to applaud the fans' support during the Olympic qualification matches in Sweden. Although Macedonia didn't qualify for the Olympics, its fans are widely acknowledged as the best handball fans in the world.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macedonia defeats Russia, qualifies for next round". MINA. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Macedonia beats Slovenia for the 5th place". Borjan Zafirovski. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  3. ^ "EHF Euro 2012 – The Macedonians Are In Town". D Hero. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "IHF recognizes Macedonian Phalanx". MINA. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ ""Falangata" nema ramni na sebe". Zoran Misevski. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ ""Македонската фаланга" доби признание од ИХФ". IDIVIDI. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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