Slovenia national handball team

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Slovenia
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Association Handball Federation
of Slovenia
Coach Veselin Vujović
Assistant coach Uroš Šerbec
Captain Vid Kavtičnik
Most caps Uroš Zorman (225)[1]
Most goals Luka Žvižej (702)[1]
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 2000)
Best result 6th (2016)
World Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 1995)
Best result 3rd (2017)
European Championship
Appearances 11 (First in 1994)
Best result 2nd (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 9 6 1 2 271 253
Denmark Germany 2019 To be determined
Total 8/25 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 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 To be determined
Total 11/13 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 12 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 31) 1.88 m 81 2 Portugal Sporting CP
3 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 24) 2.02 m 60 79 Hungary MVM Veszprém
4 LW Matic Verdinek (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 23) 1.88 m 4 8 Slovenia RK Gorenje Velenje
5 LB Nik Henigman (1995-12-04) 4 December 1995 (age 22) 1.99 m 28 43 Slovenia RD Ribnica
6 RW Gašper Marguč (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 27) 1.81 m 92 329 Hungary MVM Veszprém
7 RB Vid Kavtičnik (1984-05-24) 24 May 1984 (age 33) 1.91 m 181 510 France Montpellier Handball
8 RW Blaž Janc (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 21) 1.87 m 36 124 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
10 LB Gregor Potočnik (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 (age 25) 1.96 m 7 7 Slovenia RK Gorenje Velenje
13 LW Darko Cingesar (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 27) 1.87 m 52 90 France Pays d’Aix UC
23 CB Miha Zarabec (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 26) 1.77 m 38 77 Germany THW Kiel
25 CB Marko Bezjak (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 31) 1.85 m 108 194 Germany SC Magdeburg
30 LB Jan Grebenc (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 25) 1.94 m 13 24 Slovenia RK Gorenje Velenje
33 P Igor Žabič (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 25) 2.01 m 9 8 Poland Wisla Plock
51 LB Borut Mačkovšek (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 25) 2.03 m 80 167 Slovenia RK Celje
55 RB Žiga Mlakar (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 27) 1.92 m 13 27 Slovenia RK Celje
57 CB Patrik Leban (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 28) 1.87 m 6 10 Croatia RK Nexe Našice
90 GK Urban Lesjak (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 27) 1.87 m 38 0 Slovenia RK Celje
95 P Matic Suholežnik (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 22) 2.02 m 3 2 Slovenia RK Celje
99 GK Urh Kastelic (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 21) 2.01 m 13 3 Croatia RK Zagreb

Statistics[edit]

Most matches played[edit]

Total number of matches played in official matches only.

# Player Matches Goals
1 Uroš Zorman 225 523
2 Luka Žvižej 217 702
3 Beno Lapajne 212 1
4 Tomaž Tomšič 200 414
5 Gorazd Škof 188 0
6 Renato Vugrinec 187 616
7 Aleš Pajovič 181 697
Vid Kavtičnik 510
9 Roman Pungartnik 171 679
10 Zoran Lubej 162 385

Last updated: 12 January 2018
Source: rokometna-zveza.si

Most goals scored[edit]

Total number of goals scored in official matches only.

# Player Goals Matches Average
1 Luka Žvižej 702 217 3.24
2 Aleš Pajovič 697 181 3.85
3 Roman Pungartnik 679 171 3.97
4 Dragan Gajić 642 151 4.25
5 Renato Vugrinec 616 187 3.29
6 Uroš Zorman 523 225 2.32
7 Vid Kavtičnik 510 181 2.82
8 Uroš Šerbec 467 120 3.89
9 Jure Dolenec 440 123 3.58
10 Tomaž Tomšič 414 200 2.07

Last updated: 12 January 2018
Source: rokometna-zveza.si

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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