Romania men's national handball team

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AssociationRomanian Handball Federation
CoachSpain Manuel Montoya Fernández
Most capsAlexandru Buligan (280)
Most goalsVasile Stîngă (1414)
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1936)
Best result2nd, 1976
World Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1958)
Best result1st, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1974
European Championship
Appearances2 (First in 1994)
Best result9th, 1996
Last updated on 8 November 2013.
Romania men's national handball team
Medal record
Representing  Romania
Men's Handball
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich Team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1961 West Germany Team
Gold medal – first place 1964 Czechoslovakia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Sweden Team
Gold medal – first place 1970 France Team
Gold medal – first place 1974 East Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Czechoslovakia Team
World Outdoor Championship
Silver medal – second place 1959 Austria Team

The Romania men's national handball team is governed by the Romanian Handball Federation (Romanian: Romanian Federaţia Română de Handbal) and takes part in international team handball competitions. Romania was for many decades the most successful nation in handball with 4 gold medal wins at the World Championships, they served as a model for the sport. However, Romania failed to win a medal since 1990.

Competitive record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Germany 1936 Berlin Match for 5th place 5th of 6 3 1 0 2 19 29
Not held from 1948 to 1968
West Germany 1972 Munich Third Place 3rd of 16 7 6 0 1 111 92
Canada 1976 Montreal Runners-up 2nd of 12 5 3 1 1 106 90
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Third Place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 139 106
United States 1984 Los Angeles Third Place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 143 110
South Korea 1988 Seoul Did Not Qualify
Spain 1992 Barcelona Match for 7th place 8th of 12 6 1 1 4 126 138
United States 1996 Atlanta Did Not Qualify
Australia 2000 Sydney
Greece 2004 Athens
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Total 6/13 - 33 21 2 10 644 565

World Championships[edit]

World Championship record
Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
Nazi Germany 1938 Did not enter
Sweden 1954
East Germany 1958 13 3 0 1 2 40 50 -10
West Germany 1961 1 6 5 0 1 89 67 +22
Czechoslovakia 1964 1 6 6 0 0 136 88 +48
Sweden 1967 3 6 4 1 1 114 88 +26
France 1970 1 6 5 0 1 94 68 +26
East Germany 1974 1 6 5 0 1 111 81 +30
Denmark 1978 7 6 3 1 2 131 106 +25
West Germany 1982 5 7 5 0 2 164 152 +12
Switzerland 1986 9 7 3 0 4 146 147 -1
Czechoslovakia 1990 3 7 6 0 1 168 142 +26
Sweden 1993 10 7 2 1 4 143 152 -9
Iceland 1995 10 6 3 0 3 147 152 -5
Japan 1997 Did not qualify
Egypt 1999
France 2001
Portugal 2003
Tunisia 2005
Germany 2007
Croatia 2009 15 5 2 0 3 141 135 +6
Sweden 2011 19 5 2 0 3 132 123 +9
Spain 2013 Did not qualify
Qatar 2015
France 2017
Denmark/Germany 2019
Egypt 2021 To be determined
Poland/Sweden 2023
Total 14/26 83 51 4 28 25 1756 1552

European Championships[edit]

European Championship record
Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
Portugal 1994 11 5 1 0 4 113 135 -22
Spain 1996 9 5 1 0 4 117 134 -17
Italy 1998 Did not qualify
Croatia 2000
Sweden 2002
Slovenia 2004
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012
Denmark 2014
Poland 2016
Total - 10 2 0 8 230 269 -39

Team[edit]

Squad[edit]

This is the list of 19 players named for the 2018 European Men's Handball Championship play-off games against Belarus and Poland

Nr. Name Position Club
16 Mihai Popescu Goalkeeper FranceSaint-Raphaël Var Handball
1 Ionuț Iancu Goalkeeper RomaniaCSM București
12 Ionuț Irimuș Goalkeeper RomaniaCS Dinamo
15 Valentin Ghionea Right Wing PortugalSporting CP
9 Andrei Mihalcea Right Wing RomaniaHC Odorhei
87 Răzvan Pavel Left Wing RomaniaAHC Potaissa Turda
24 Andrei Nicușor Negru Left Wing RomaniaCSM București
2 Georgică Cântec Left Back RomaniaAHC Potaissa Turda
8 Ionuț Ramba Left Back GermanyTBV Lemgo
29 Radu Lazăr Left Back RomaniaAHC Potaissa Turda
28 Alexandru Csepreghi Playmaker FranceCréteil
Marius Szőke Playmaker RomaniaSteaua București
34 Cristian Fenici Playmaker RomaniaSCM Politehnica Timișoara
18 Marius Sadoveac Right Back FranceTremblay en France Handball
90 Bogdan Criciotoiu Right Back GermanyBergischer HC
99 Iulian Stamate Pivot RomaniaCSM București
4 Marius Mocanu Pivot RomaniaCS Dinamo
20 András Szász Pivot RomaniaHC Odorhei
32 Adrian Rotaru Pivot RomaniaCSM București

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018

5 January 2018
21:00
Romania  29-20  Bahrain Călărași

6 January 2018
21:00
Romania  26-23  Portugal Călărași

11 January 2018
19:00
Romania  34–24  Italy PalaResia, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,550
Referees: Baumgart, Wild (GER)
(18–13)

12 January 2018
16:30
Faroe Islands  20–28  Romania PalaResia, Bolzano
Attendance: 300
Referees: Leszczyński, Piechota (POL)
(10–15)

13 January 2018
18:15
Romania  26–26  Ukraine PalaResia, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,690
Referees: Baumgart, Wild (GER)
(11–14)

10 June 2018
20:30
North Macedonia  32–24  Romania Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Mažeika, Gatelis (LTU)
(15–10)

13 June 2018
18:30
Romania  26–25  North Macedonia Horia Demian Sports Hall, Cluj-Napoca
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
(12–11)

24 October 2018 Portugal  v  Romania Pavilhão Municipal, Santo Tirso

28 October 2018
18:00
Romania  v  France BT Arena, Cluj-Napoca

2019

10–14 April 2019 Romania  v  Lithuania

10–14 April 2019 Lithuania  v  Romania

12–16 June 2019 Romania  v  Portugal

12–16 June 2019 France  v  Romania

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