Slovenia national handball team

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Slovenia
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AssociationHandball Federation
of Slovenia
CoachVacant
Assistant coachUroš Zorman
CaptainVid Kavtičnik
Most capsUroš Zorman (225)[1]
Most goalsLuka Žvižej (702)[1]
Colours
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (First in 2000)
Best result6th (2016)
World Championship
Appearances8 (First in 1995)
Best result3rd (2017)
European Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1994)
Best result2nd (2004)
Last updated on Unknown.
Slovenia national handball team
Medal record
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2004 Slovenia
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2017 France

The Slovenia national handball team represents Slovenia in international handball matches. Their biggest success is the silver medal from the 2004 European Men's Handball Championship as well as claiming third place at the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1936–1992 Part of Yugoslavia
Spain 1992 Did not enter
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 7th/8th place 8th 8 2 1 5 214 223
Greece 2004 11th/12th place 11th 6 2 0 4 160 173
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016 Quarterfinals 6th 6 4 0 2 167 163
Japan 2020 To be determined
Total 3/13 0 Titles 20 8 1 11 541 559

World Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1938–1991 Part of Yugoslavia
Sweden 1993 Did not participate
Iceland 1995 Preliminary round 18th 5 1 0 4 131 126
Japan 1997 Did not qualify
Egypt 1999
France 2001 Preliminary round 17th 5 2 0 3 145 137
Portugal 2003 Second round 11th 7 3 0 4 191 196
Tunisia 2005 11th/12th place 12th 9 4 2 3 273 250
Germany 2007 9th/10th place 10th 8 3 0 5 241 243
Croatia 2009 Did not qualify
Sweden 2011
Spain 2013 Semifinals 4th 9 7 0 2 258 240
Qatar 2015 7th/8th place 8th 9 4 0 5 263 271
France 2017 Semifinals 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 6 1 2 271 253
Denmark Germany 2019 Did not qualify
Total 8/26 0 Titles 61 30 3 28 1773 1716

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 9th/10th place 10th 6 1 1 4 112 139
Spain 1996 11th/12th place 11th 6 1 0 5 120 139
Italy 1998 Did not qualify
Croatia 2000 5th/6th place 5th 6 3 0 3 154 155
Sweden 2002 11th/12th place 12th 7 0 2 5 181 215
Slovenia 2004 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 8 5 1 2 230 218
Switzerland 2006 Main round 8th 6 3 0 3 191 194
Norway 2008 Main round 10th 6 3 0 3 172 180
Austria 2010 Main round 11th 6 1 2 3 186 203
Serbia 2012 5th/6th place 6th 7 2 0 5 207 212
Denmark 2014 Did not qualify
Poland 2016 Preliminary round 14th 3 0 1 2 66 72
Croatia 2018 Main round 8th 6 2 2 2 162 152
Austria Sweden Norway 2020 Qualified
Total 12/14 0 Titles 67 21 9 37 1781 1879

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

The caps and goals are updated as of 25 January 2018.[1]

Head coach: Veselin Vujović

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Matevž Skok (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 33) 1.88 m 87 2 Portugal Sporting CP
3 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 25) 2.02 m 66 96 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
4 LW Matic Verdinek (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 25) 1.88 m 10 12 Slovenia RK Gorenje Velenje
5 LB Nik Henigman (1995-12-04) 4 December 1995 (age 24) 1.99 m 29 44 Hungary SC Pick Szeged
6 RW Gašper Marguč (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 29) 1.81 m 98 348 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
7 RB Vid Kavtičnik (1984-05-24) 24 May 1984 (age 35) 1.91 m 187 524 France Montpellier Handball
8 RW Blaž Janc (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 23) 1.87 m 42 139 Poland PGE Vive Kielce
10 LB Gregor Potočnik (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 (age 27) 1.96 m 12 10 Croatia RK Zagreb
13 LW Darko Cingesar (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 29) 1.87 m 58 102 France Pays d’Aix UC
23 CB Miha Zarabec (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 28) 1.77 m 44 100 Germany THW Kiel
25 CB Marko Bezjak (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 33) 1.85 m 114 207 Germany SC Magdeburg
30 LB Jan Grebenc (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 27) 1.94 m 17 26 Denmark Skjern Håndbold
33 P Igor Žabič (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 27) 2.01 m 15 12 Poland Wisła Płock
51 LB Borut Mačkovšek (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 27) 2.03 m 86 185 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
55 RB Žiga Mlakar (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 29) 1.92 m 19 40 Poland Wisła Płock
57 CB Patrik Leban (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 30) 1.87 m 8 10 Croatia RK Nexe Našice
90 GK Urban Lesjak (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 29) 1.87 m 42 0 Slovenia RK Celje
95 P Matic Suholežnik (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 24) 2.02 m 9 6 France Dunkerque
99 GK Urh Kastelic (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 23) 2.01 m 15 3 Croatia RK Zagreb

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Večna lestvica nastopov in zadetkov za moško člansko reprezentanco" [All-time caps and goals for the national team] (in Slovenian). Handball Federation of Slovenia official website. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ 2018 European Championship roster

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