Serbia men's national handball team

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Serbia
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Information
Nickname Orlovi
(The Eagles)
Association Handball Federation of Serbia
Coach Jovica Cvetković
Assistant coach Marko Isaković
Zoran Ivić
Branislav Sekulić
Captain Žarko Šešum
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 2 (First in 2000)
Best result 4th (2000)
World Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 1997)
Best result Bronze medal world centered-2.svg (1999, 2001)
European Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1996)
Best result Silver medal europe.svg (2012)
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Serbia men's national handball team
Medal record
Representing Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro / Serbia Serbia
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Egypt
Bronze medal – third place 2001 France
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2012 Serbia
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Spain
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara Team

The Serbia men's national handball team represents Serbia in international handball competitions. It is governed by the Serbian Handball Federation.

Olympic Committee of Serbia declared men's national handball team for the best male team of the year 1999.[1]

History[edit]

2012 European Championship[edit]

The 2012 European Men's Handball Championship was held in Serbia from 15–29 January 2012, in the cities of Belgrade, Niš, Novi Sad and Vršac and is the tenth edition of the tournament. Germany and France were the other applicants for the championship.

At the 2012 European Championship in their home country, where they were pitted in Group A against Denmark, Poland and Slovakia. They finished first in their group following victories against Denmark and Poland. In the main round the team faced Germany, Sweden and Macedonia.

The team advanced by defeating two of their three opponents. In the semifinals Croatia was defeated by 26–22.

They faced Denmark in the finals, after having already defeated them in the second match at the group stage. Denmark emerged as the champion.

Honours[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 0 0 2 2
European Championship 0 1 1 2
Total 0 1 3 4

Competitive record[edit]

The Serbian Handball Federation is deemed the direct successor to Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro by EHF.

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Spain 1992 Barcelona Qualified and later suspended
United States 1996 Atlanta Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Sydney Fourth place 4th of 12 8 4 0 4 204 203 +1
Greece 2004 Athens Did not qualify
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London Group stage 9th of 12 5 1 0 4 120 131 −11
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Did not qualify
Total 2/7 0 Title 13 5 0 8 324 334 −10

World Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Sweden 1993 Sweden Qualified and later suspended
Iceland 1995 Iceland Suspended from qualification tournament
Japan 1997 Japan Round of 16 9 6 4 0 2 162 148
Egypt 1999 Egypt Third place 3 Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 9 6 1 2 257 221
France 2001 France Third place 3 Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 9 7 0 2 254 182
Portugal 2003 Portugal 7th/8th place 8 9 5 1 3 263 228
Tunisia 2005 Tunisia 5th/6th place 5 9 5 2 2 253 221
Germany 2007 Germany Did not qualify
Croatia 2009 Croatia 7th/8th place 8 9 4 1 4 280 281
Sweden 2011 Sweden 9th/10th place 10 9 3 1 5 246 251
Spain 2013 Spain Round of 16 10 6 3 0 3 170 159
Qatar 2015 Qatar Did not qualify
France 2017 France
Total 8/13 - 66 37 6 23 1885 1691

European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Portugal Suspended from qualification tournament
Spain 1996 Spain Third place 3 Bronze medal europe.svg 7 5 1 1 166 162
Italy 1998 Italy 5th/6th Place 5 6 4 0 2 159 145
Croatia 2000 Croatia Did not qualify
Sweden 2002 Sweden 9th/10th Place 10 6 2 1 3 160 161
Slovenia 2004 Slovenia 7h/8th Place 8 7 3 1 3 206 199
Switzerland 2006 Switzerland Main round 9 6 2 0 4 161 177
Norway 2008 Norway Did not qualify
Austria 2010 Austria Preliminary round 13 3 0 1 2 83 94
Serbia 2012 Serbia Runner-up 2 Silver medal europe.svg 8 4 2 2 176 168
Denmark 2014 Denmark Preliminary round 13 3 1 0 2 73 77
Poland 2016 Poland Preliminary round 15 3 0 1 2 81 92
Croatia 2018 Croatia Qualified
Total 10/13 49 21 7 21 1265 1275
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2018 European Men's Handball Championship.[2]

Head coach: Jovica Cvetković

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 LB Žarko Šešum (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 31) 1.96 m 139 370 Germany Frisch Auf Göppingen
7 CB Stefan Vujić (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 26) 1.92 m 3 6 Romania Steaua București
10 RW Darko Ðukić (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 23) 1.91 m 36 108 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
11 P Bojan Beljanski (1986-06-22) 22 June 1986 (age 31) 2.02 m 66 63 Austria Bregenz Handball
13 CB Petar Nenadić (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 31) 1.98 m 78 213 Germany Füchse Berlin
14 RW Bogdan Radivojević (1993-03-02) 2 March 1993 (age 24) 1.86 m 24 40 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
15 LW Dobrivoje Marković (1986-04-22) 22 April 1986 (age 31) 1.88 m 110 223 Croatia RK Zagreb
17 LB Petar Đorđić (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 27) 1.97 m 16 54 Belarus Meshkov Brest
19 LW Nemanja Ilić (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 27) 1.77 m 58 93 France Fenix Toulouse
23 RB Nikola Crnoglavac (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 25) 1.95 m 5 6 Romania Dobrogea Sud Constanţa
24 LB Milan Jovanović (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 19) 1.96 m 5 8 Serbia RK Vojvodina
25 RB Nemanja Zelenović (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 27) 1.94 m 56 132 Germany SC Magdeburg
33 P Mijajlo Marsenić (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 24) 2.03 m 65 108 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
41 RB Marko Vujin (1984-12-07) 7 December 1984 (age 33) 1.99 m 126 489 Germany THW Kiel
42 CB Nemanja Obradović (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 27) 2.00 m 9 9 Poland Wisła Płock
76 GK Vladimir Cupara (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 23) 1.98 m 12 0 Spain Ademar León
90 GK Tibor Ivanišević (1990-08-16) 16 August 1990 (age 27) 1.98 m 11 0 Denmark Skjern Håndbold

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