Sweden national handball team
|Association||Swedish Handball Association
|Most caps||Magnus Wislander (384)|
|Most goals||Magnus Wislander (1185)|
|Appearances||) (First in 1972)|
|Best result||2nd (1992, 1996, 2000, 2012)|
|Appearances||23 (First in 1938)|
|Best result||1st (1954, 1958, 1990, 1999)|
|Appearances||11 (First in 1994)|
|Best result||1st (1994, 1998, 2000, 2002)|
|Last updated on Unknown.|
The Sweden men's national handball team (Swedish: Sveriges herrlandslag i handboll) is the national handball team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Handball Association. Its most successful periods were under coaches Curt Wadmark (1948-1967) and Bengt Johansson (1988–2004). The team under Bengt Johansson, nicknamed Bengan Boys in Sweden, is regarded as one of the finest national teams in the history of the sport with players like Tomas Svensson, Magnus Wislander and Stefan Lövgren. From 1990 through 2002 the team reached the medal round in every championship (6 World Championships, 5 European Championships and 3 Olympic Games, earning 13 medals in total) and qualified for a record 8 championship finals in a row 1996-2002.
Sweden is the most successful nation at the European Men's Handball Championship with 4 gold medals, and has won the most medals in the history of the World Men's Handball Championship with a total tally of 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. Sweden holds the European records for most medals in international competition (19 medals) as well as reaching the most medal rounds (22 tournaments). Conversely, Sweden has yet to win an Olympic title despite participating in 4 finals (Sweden participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics in a handball demonstration match, defeating Denmark 19-11). The team has also won the World Cup 3 times, the Super Cup 2 times, and were Intercontinental Cup winners in 2000.
- 1 Competitive record
- 2 Team
- 3 Kit supplier
- 4 References
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Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
|1936 Berlin||Did not enter|
|Not held from 1948 to 1968|
|1972 Munich||Match for 7th place||7th of 16||6||2||2||2||82||87||−5|
|1976 Montreal||Did not qualify|
|1984 Los Angeles||Match for 5th place||5th of 12||6||4||0||2||145||134||+11|
|1988 Seoul||Match for 5th place||5th of 12||6||4||0||2||133||109||+24|
|1992 Barcelona||Runners-up||2nd of 12||7||6||0||1||165||130||+35|
|1996 Atlanta||Runners-up||2nd of 12||7||6||0||1||182||141||+41|
|2000 Sydney||Runners-up||2nd of 12||8||7||0||1||240||197||+43|
|2004 Athens||Did not qualify|
|2012 London||Runners-up||2nd of 12||8||5||0||3||228||186||+42|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Group stage||11th of 12||5||1||0||4||132||131||+1|
Competitive record at the World Championship
Record against other teams at the World Championship
*Germany's results also include West Germany.
|European Championship record|
|2006||Did not qualify|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty throws.
- **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
The following is the Swedish roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- Per Carlén
- Björn "Lurch" Andersson
- Bengt Johansson
- Stefan Lövgren
- Mats Olsson
- Staffan Olsson
- Magnus Wislander
- Ljubomir Vranjes
- Pierre Thorsson
- Magnus Andersson
- Ola Lindgren
- Erik Hajas
- Johan Petersson
- Peter Gentzel
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sweden national handball team.|
- "Halva herrtruppen OS-debuterar" [Half of the men's team mark their Olympic debut] (in Swedish). Swedish Handball Federation. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
|Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal