Spain women's national handball team

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NicknameLas Guerreras
AssociationRoyal Spanish Handball Federation
CoachCarlos Viver
CaptainCarmen Martín
Most capsMarta Mangué (300)
Most goalsMarta Mangué (1033)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1992)
Best result3rd (2012)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1993)
Best result3rd (2011)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1998)
Best result2nd (2008, 2014)
Last updated on Unknown.
Spain women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Brasil
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2008 Macedonia
Silver medal – second place 2014 Croatia/Hungary
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Tarragona Team
Silver medal – second place 1979 Split
Silver medal – second place 2001 Tunis Team

The Spain women's national handball team is the national team of Spain. It is governed by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation and takes part in international handball competitions.[1]

Spain was the big surprise of the 2008 European Championship, making it to the final after beating Romania and Germany and getting a draw against Norway, all of which were expected to beat Spain. In the final, Spain once again met Norway. They couldn't repeat their efforts from the group stage, however, and lost 34–21.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Pos. Pld W D L
Spain 1992 7th 4 1 0 3
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004 6th 7 1 3 3
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 3rd Bronze 8 5 1 2
Brazil 2016 6th 6 3 0 3
Total 4/10 25 10 4 11

European Championship[edit]

Year Pos. Pld W D L
Germany 1994 Did not qualify
Denmark 1996 Did not qualify
Netherlands 1998 12th 6 0 1 5
Romania 2000 Did not qualify
Denmark 2002 13th 3 0 2 1
Hungary 2004 8th 7 3 0 4
Sweden 2006 9th 6 3 0 3
North Macedonia 2008 2nd Silver 8 4 2 2
Denmark Norway 2010 11th 6 2 0 4
Serbia 2012 11th 6 2 1 3
Croatia Hungary 2014 2nd Silver 8 5 0 3
Sweden 2016 11th 6 1 1 4
France 2018 12th 6 1 0 5
Total 10/13 62 21 7 34

World Championship[edit]

Year Pos. Pld W D L
Norway 1993 15th 6 1 0 5
AustriaHungary 1995 Did not qualify
Germany 1997 Did not qualify
DenmarkNorway 1999 Did not qualify
Italy 2001 10th 6 3 0 3
Croatia 2003 5th 9 6 1 2
Russia 2005 Did not qualify
France 2007 10th 8 3 1 4
China 2009 4th 10 6 1 3
Brazil 2011 3rd Bronze 9 7 0 2
Serbia 2013 9th 6 4 0 2
Denmark 2015 12th 6 3 0 3
Germany 2017 11th 6 3 1 2
Total 9/12 66 36 4 26

Performance in Mediterranean Games[edit]

National team in 2013

Performance in other tournaments[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2018 European Women's Handball Championship.[3]

Head coach: Carlos Viver

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
4 RW Carmen Martín (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 30) 1.68 m 213 732 France OGC Nice Côte d'Azur
8 CB Silvia Arderíus (1990-07-11) 11 July 1990 (age 28) 1.69 m 23 31 Spain BM Bera Bera
10 P Elisabet Cesáreo (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 19) 1.77 m 8 1 Spain BM Aula
12 GK Silvia Navarro (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 40) 1.67 m 188 5 Spain BM Remudas
16 GK Mercedes Castellanos (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 30) 1.83 m 29 1 Spain BM Bera Bera
17 LW Jennifer Gutiérrez Bermejo (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 24) 1.69 m 27 63 Spain Club Balonmano Elche
19 P Paula García Ávila (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 27) 1.80 m 31 38 Romania Gloria Bistrița
25 CB Nerea Pena (1989-12-13) 13 December 1989 (age 29) 1.75 m 141 453 Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria
27 LB Lara González Ortega (1992-02-22) 22 February 1992 (age 27) 1.84 m 105 112 France ESBF Besançon
30 LW Soledad López (1992-04-04) 4 April 1992 (age 27) 1.62 m 9 34 Spain CBF Málaga Costa del Sol
34 CB Alicia Fernández Fraga (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 26) 1.72 m 19 41 Romania SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
37 LB Ana Isabel Martínez (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 27) 1.72 m 32 20 Spain Club Balonmano Elche
39 RB Almudena Rodríguez (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 25) 1.75 m 43 73 Romania Gloria Bistrița
44 P Ainhoa Hernández (1994-04-27) 27 April 1994 (age 25) 1.78 m 62 70 Spain Prosetecnisa Zuazo
50 LW Sara Gil de la Vega (1994-10-25) 25 October 1994 (age 24) 1.68 m 7 12 Spain BM Porriño
57 RW Paula Valdivia (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 23) 1.68 m 19 28 Spain Prosetecnisa Zuazo
99 RB Mireya González (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 27) 1.78 m 58 102 Hungary Siófok KC

Coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Players who have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, either as Most Valuable Player or as a member of the All-Star Team.

All-Star Team
  • Carmen Martín, 2008 Junior World Championship,[4] 2011 World Championship, 2014 European Championship, 2016 European Championship, 2018 European Championship
  • Begoña Fernández, 2008 European Championship, 2009 World Championship[5]
  • Marta Mangué, 2009 World Championship,[5] 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Nerea Pena, 2010 European Championship

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Still active players are highlighted

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Máximas Alineaciones" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  2. ^ "2005 Almería" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  3. ^ 2018 European Women's Handball Championship squad
  4. ^ "All Star Team". IHF Macedonia. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  5. ^ a b "All Star Team awarded – Postnova Most Valuable Player". IHF. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Máximas Goleradoras" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2009.

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