Montenegro national handball team

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Montenegro
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Nickname Zlatni lavovi
(The Golden Lions)
Association Handball Federation of Montenegro
Coach Dragan Đukić
Assistant coach Milorad Davidović
Most caps Igor Marković (50)
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Home
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Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result 22nd (2013)
European Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2008)
Best result 12th (2008)
Last updated on Unknown.

The Montenegro national handball team represents Montenegro in international handball competitions. The national team was formed in 2006 shortly after Montenegro became independent.

Montenegro played their first official match on 3 January 2007 in Vantaa and beat Finland (28:26).

Since then, Montenegro have qualified for four big competitions – once for the World Cup (2013) and for the European Championship in 2008, 2014 and 2016.

The head coach is Ljubomir Obradović.

History and records[edit]

The national side first appeared in the Euro 2008 Qualifiers, which started in January 2007. After the great success in the qualifying matches, Montenegro participated at the European Championship 2008, where they finished in the second group phase.
A year later, Montenegro failed to qualify for the World Championship 2009 and after that, there was a crisis in the results of national team.
From 2012, results improved. After a surprise win against Sweden in the qualifiers, Montenegro qualified for the World Championship 2013.
In June 2013, Montenegro eliminated Germany in the final round of qualifiers for the European Championship 2014. At the Championship, Montenegro was eliminated in the first phase.
Two years later, the Montenegrin team appeared at the European Championship 2016, but was eliminated after the first phase of the competition, without any win in three matches.

National team matches[edit]

Tournament Matches Wins Draws Loss GF GA
World Championship 7 1 0 6 179 204
European Championship 12 0 1 11 291 352
Qualifying matches EC/WC 50 27 3 20 1381 1418
OVERALL 69 28 4 37 1851 1974

Updated: November 24, 2016

Records[edit]

Largest victory
41:27,  Montenegro Finland, 6 January 2007, Budva
Largest defeat
39:23,  Poland Montenegro, 24 January 2011, Stavanger
Highest home attendance
4,000,  Montenegro Sweden 20:18, 17 June 2012, Podgorica
Highest away attendance
8,100,  Slovakia Montenegro 36:21, 12 June 2011, Košice

Competitive record[edit]

World Championship[edit]

The national team of Montenegro made their first appearance at the World Cup in 2013, from their 3rd qualifying attempt. Their first World Cup match was played on 12 January 2013 against Argentina in Granollers, Spain.

World Championship Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W D L Pld W D L
Croatia 2009 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1
Sweden 2011 2 1 0 1
Spain 2013 22nd 7 1 0 6 6 5 0 1
Qatar 2015 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1
France 2017 2 0 0 2
Total 7 1 0 6 14 8 0 6

European Championship[edit]

Debut on the European Championship, Montenegrin national team made after first attempt.
They participated at the Euro 2008 and made successful appearance in their first match against Russia (25:25). They qualified for the Main Phase of the European Championship.
Their second appearance was in 2014, after Montenegro sensational eliminated Germany during the qualifiers. At the tournament, Montenegro lost all three games, with elimination after the first phase.
Montenegro hoped for a better result in 2016, but it was pretty much deja vu from two years ago as they once again lost all three games and finished in last place in their group, as well as last place in the tournament claiming 16th place out of 16 teams.

European Championship Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W D L Pld W D L
Norway 2008 12th 6 0 1 5 8 7 1 0
Austria 2010 Did not qualify 8 4 0 4
Serbia 2012 6 1 0 5
Denmark 2014 16th 3 0 0 3 6 4 0 2
Poland 2016 16th 3 0 0 3 6 3 1 2
Total 12 0 1 11 34 19 2 13

List of official matches[edit]

During its history, Montenegrin national handball team played against 31 various countries.
Most matches, Montenegro played against Sweden (7), Israel (6), Romania (4), Russia (4), Germany (3) and Poland (3).
Updated till 24 November 2016

Opponent G W D L GF GA GD
 Austria 2 2 0 0 66 58 +8
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 26 28 -2
 Belarus 3 1 0 2 75 86 -11
 Belgium 2 2 0 0 72 60 +12
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 25 26 -1
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 46 63 -17
 Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 48 52 -4
 Chile 1 1 0 0 35 31 +4
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 52 62 -10
 Finland 2 2 0 0 69 53 +16
 France 1 0 0 1 20 32 -12
 Germany 3 2 0 1 79 81 -2
 Greece 1 0 0 1 26 29 -3
 Hungary 1 0 0 1 27 32 -5
 Iceland 2 1 0 1 48 56 -8
 Italy 1 1 0 0 28 26 +2
 Israel 6 4 0 2 169 158 +11
 South Korea 1 0 0 1 27 30 -3
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 63 58 +5
 Netherlands 2 1 1 0 65 60 +5
 Norway 1 0 0 1 22 27 -5
 Poland 3 0 0 3 66 100 -34
 Portugal 2 2 0 0 63 55 +8
 Romania 4 3 0 1 118 116 +2
 Russia 5 0 2 3 111 135 -24
 Serbia 2 0 1 1 44 48 -4
 Slovakia 2 0 0 2 46 71 -25
 Slovenia 1 0 0 1 29 31 -2
 Sweden 8 1 0 7 191 235 -44
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 25 27 -2
 Turkey 2 2 0 0 70 57 +13
31 Country 69 28 4 37 1851 1974 -123

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is the squad for the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Ljubomir Obradović

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Rade Mijatović (1981-06-30) 30 June 1981 (age 35) 1.92 m 47 2 Hungary Tatabánya KC
2 LB Božidar Leković (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 26) 2.02 m 2 0 Romania HCM Constanța
4 RW Fahrudin Melić (1984-07-22) 22 July 1984 (age 32) 1.83 m 38 131 France Paris Saint-Germain
5 CB Mirko Milašević (1985-07-27) 27 July 1985 (age 31) 1.95 m 29 66 Romania Dinamo București
7 RB Stefan Čavor (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 22) 1.97 m 6 8 Hungary Csurgói KK
8 P Vuk Lazović (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 29) 2.00 m 2 1 Germany TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
10 CB Božo Anđelić (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 25) 1.86 m 5 2 Hungary Ceglédi KKSE
12 GK Mile Mijušković (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 31) 1.99 m 4 0 Slovenia RK Maribor
13 RW Mirko Radović (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 (age 26) 1.86 m 10 7 France Valence Handball
14 LW Miloš Vujović (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 23) 1.81 m 13 23 Hungary Tatabánya KC
18 P Branko Kankaraš (1988-05-28) 28 May 1988 (age 28) 1.88 m 4 4 France Valence Handball
21 CB Vasko Ševaljević (1988-06-21) 21 June 1988 (age 28) 1.93 m 30 100 France Fenix Toulouse
22 GK Radivoje Ristanović (1982-12-02) 2 December 1982 (age 34) 2.00 m 4 0 Germany HBW Balingen-Weilstetten
23 CB Bogdan Petričević (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 27) 1.94 m 13 13 France Mulhouse Handball
34 LB Vuko Borozan (1994-04-09) 9 April 1994 (age 22) 2.03 m 8 31 Germany TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
90 P Nemanja Grbović (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 26) 1.83 m 25 27 Hungary Ceglédi KKSE
93 RB Vladan Lipovina (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 24) 2.01 m 7 19 Germany HSG Wetzlar
Uniforms

1st: red/red (GK: yellow)

2nd: white/white (GK: red)

3rd: black/black (GK: blue)

Technical staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Since independence, Montenegro was led by six different coaches.

Coach From To Record* Championship
M W D L Win %
Montenegro Pero Milošević October 2006 June 2007 8 7 1 0 87.50 None
Montenegro Ranko Popović August 2007 November 2009 16 5 1 10 31.25 EC 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kasim Kamenica November 2009 April 2010 2 1 0 1 50.00
Montenegro Miodrag Popović April 2010 March 2011 4 1 0 3 25.00
Montenegro Zoran Kastratović May 2011 February 2014 24 10 0 14 41.67 WC 2013, EC 2014
Serbia Ljubomir Obradović March 2014 November 2016 13 4 1 8 30.77 EC 2016
Serbia Dragan Đukić (handballer) November 2016 0 0 0 0 !

* Data is only for official matches (qualifiers, European Championship, World Championship).

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