Serbia men's national handball team

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Serbia
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NicknameOrlovi
(The Eagles)
AssociationHandball Federation of Serbia
CoachNenad Peruničić
Assistant coachMarko Isaković
Zoran Ivić
Branislav Sekulić
CaptainNemanja Ilić
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (First in 2000)
Best result4th (2000)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1997)
Best resultBronze medal world centered-2.svg (1999, 2001)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1996)
Best resultSilver 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
1936 to 1988 Part of Yugoslavia and FRJ-SCG
Spain 1992 Qualified and later suspended
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Fourth place 4th of 12 8 4 0 4 204 203 +1
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Group stage 9th of 12 5 1 0 4 120 131 −11
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify
Total 2/7 0 Title 13 5 0 8 324 334 −10

World Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1938 to 1990 Part of Yugoslavia
Sweden 1993 Qualified and later suspended
Iceland 1995 Suspended from qualification tournament
Japan 1997 Round of 16 9 6 4 0 2 162 148
Egypt 1999 Third place 3 Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 9 6 1 2 257 221
France 2001 Third place 3 Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 9 7 0 2 254 182
Portugal 2003 7th/8th place 8 9 5 1 3 263 228
Tunisia 2005 5th/6th place 5 9 5 2 2 253 221
Germany 2007 Did not qualify
Croatia 2009 7th/8th place 8 9 4 1 4 280 281
Sweden 2011 9th/10th place 10 9 3 1 5 246 251
Spain 2013 Round of 16 10 6 3 0 3 170 159
Qatar 2015 Did not qualify
France 2017
Denmark Germany 2019 Presidents' Cup 18 7 2 1 4 187 203
Total 9/14 - 73 39 7 27 2072 1894

From 1994 till 2006 part of FR Yugoslavia and SCG.

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Suspended from qualification tournament
Spain 1996 Third place 3 Bronze medal europe.svg 7 5 1 1 166 162
Italy 1998 5th/6th Place 5 6 4 0 2 159 145
Croatia 2000 Did not qualify
Sweden 2002 9th/10th Place 10 6 2 1 3 160 161
Slovenia 2004 7h/8th Place 8 7 3 1 3 206 199
Switzerland 2006 Main round 9 6 2 0 4 161 177
Norway 2008 Did not qualify
Austria 2010 Preliminary round 13 3 0 1 2 83 94
Serbia 2012 Runner-up 2 Silver medal europe.svg 8 4 2 2 176 168
Denmark 2014 Preliminary round 13 3 1 0 2 73 77
Poland 2016 Preliminary round 15 3 0 1 2 81 92
Croatia 2018 Main round 12 6 1 0 5 160 191
Austria Norway Sweden 2020 Qualified
Total 11/14 55 22 7 26 1425 1466
* 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 2019 World Men's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Nenad Peruničić

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 LB Miljan Pušica (1991-06-30) 30 June 1991 (age 28) 2.00 m 33 59 Germany GWD Minden
3 RW Vukašin Vorkapić (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 22) 1.84 m 19 42 Serbia RK Metaloplastika
6 RB Miloš Orbović (1993-11-02) 2 November 1993 (age 26) 1.96 m 17 23 Romania SCM Politehnica Timișoara
7 CB Stefan Vujić (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 28) 1.92 m 23 42 Romania Steaua București
12 GK Svetislav Verkić (1981-06-11) 11 June 1981 (age 38) 1.89 m 13 0 Serbia RK Vojvodina
14 RW Bogdan Radivojević (1993-03-02) 2 March 1993 (age 26) 1.86 m 46 99 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
15 LB Draško Nenadić (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 29) 2.03 m 32 32 Slovenia RK Celje
19 LW Nemanja Ilić (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 29) 1.77 m 66 184 France Fenix Toulouse
20 LB Ivan Mošić (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 24) 1.96 m 11 22 Spain CB Ademar León
21 LW Vanja Ilić (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 24) 1.86 m 21 51 Spain BM Logroño La Rioja
23 P Zoran Nikolić (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 26) 1.90 m 16 28 Romania HC Dobrogea Sud Constanța
24 CB Lazar Kukić (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 23) 1.87 m 11 31 Spain BM Logroño La Rioja
25 RB Nemanja Zelenović (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 29) 1.94 m 58 191 Germany Frisch Auf Göppingen
29 RB Milan Milić (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 21) 1.99 m 13 26 Serbia RK Metaloplastika
33 P Mijajlo Marsenić (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 26) 2.03 m 78 140 Germany Füchse Berlin
42 CB Nemanja Obradović (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 28) 2.00 m 20 26 Poland Wisła Płock
76 GK Vladimir Cupara (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 25) 1.99 m 34 1 Poland PGE Vive Kielce
96 GK Dejan Milosavljev (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 23) 1.96 m 20 0 North Macedonia RK Vardar

Player statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Najuspešniji u izboru OKS
  2. ^ "Перуничић изабрао 17 играча за СП 2019". rss.org.rs. 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ 2019 World Championship squad

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