Staffan Olsson

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Staffan Olsson
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Olsson in 2006
Medal record
Men's handball
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1990 Czechoslovakia
Gold medal – first place 1999 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 1997 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Iceland
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1994 Portugal
Gold medal – first place 1998 Italy
Gold medal – first place 2000 Croatia
Gold medal – first place 2002 Sweden

Erik Staffan Olsson (born 26 March 1964 in Uppsala) is a retired Swedish handball player and Swedish national coach. Olsson, who always played with no 13, was a left-handed right wing player with one of the most feared shots of all the elite players. Later in his career he won praise for his great playmaking skills.

Player career[edit]

Olsson was born in Uppsala, Uppland. He started his career, at the age of 10, in the Swedish team Skånela. Other clubs are Huttenberg, Niederwurzbach, HK Cliff, THW Kiel and Hammarby. He has made over 350 caps (852 goals) with the Sweden national handball team.

After a long career in Germany he returned to Sweden and played his final season in Hammarby Handball, a club he later coached to three consecutive national championships.

Olympics[edit]

In 1988 he was a member of the Swedish handball team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 16 goals.

Four years later he was part of the Swedish team which won the silver medal. He played six matches and scored seven goals.

At the 1996 Games he won his second silver medal with the Swedish team. He played five matches and scored seven goals.

His last Olympic appearance was at the Sydney Games in 2000 when he won his third silver medal with the Swedish team. He played six matches and scored twelve goals.

Clubs[edit]

Coaching[edit]

Resume[edit]

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