Sweden national handball team

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Association Swedish Handball Association
(Svenska Handbollförbundet)
Coach Ola Lindgren
Staffan Olsson
Most caps Magnus Wislander (384)
Most goals Magnus Wislander (1185)
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances ) (First in 1972)
Best result 2nd (1992, 1996, 2000, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 23 (First in 1938)
Best result 1st (1954, 1958, 1990, 1999)
European Championship
Appearances 11 (First in 1994)
Best result 1st (1994, 1998, 2000, 2002)
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Sweden national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1954 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1958 East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1990 Czechoslovakia
Gold medal – first place 1999 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 1964 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal – second place 1997 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2001 France
Bronze medal – third place 1938 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1961 West Germany
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
World Cup Field Handball
Gold medal – first place 1948 France
Silver medal – second place 1952 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 1959 Austria

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.


Competitive record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
West Germany 1972 Munich Match for 7th place 7th of 16 6 2 2 2 82 87 −5
Canada 1976 Montreal Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
United States 1984 Los Angeles Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 145 134 +11
South Korea 1988 Seoul Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 133 109 +24
Spain 1992 Barcelona Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 6 0 1 165 130 +35
United States 1996 Atlanta Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 6 0 1 182 141 +41
Australia 2000 Sydney Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 7 0 1 240 197 +43
Greece 2004 Athens Did not qualify
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London Runners-up 2nd of 12 8 5 0 3 228 186 +42
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Group stage 11th of 12 5 1 0 4 132 131 +1
Total 8/13 0 Titles 53 35 2 16 1,307 1115 +192

World Championship[edit]

European Championship[edit]

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Champion 1 7 7 0 0 172 133
Spain 1996 Fourth place 4 7 4 0 3 170 156
Italy 1998 Champion 1 7 6 0 1 182 158
Croatia 2000 Champion 1 7 7 0 0 198 167
Sweden 2002 Champion 1 8 7 0 1 235 191
Slovenia 2004 7th place 7 7 4 0 3 211 203
Switzerland 2006 Did not qualify
Norway 2008 5th 5 7 4 1 2 208 190
Austria 2010 Preliminary round 15 3 0 0 3 78 84
Serbia 2012 Main round 12 6 1 2 3 157 168
Denmark 2014 Main round 7 6 4 0 2 166 158
Poland 2016 8th place 8 7 2 2 3 173 168
Total 11/12 4 titles 72 46 5 21 1939 1776
*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.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Swedish roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Head coaches: Ola Lindgren and Staffan Olsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Andersson, MattiasMattias Andersson (1978-03-29)29 March 1978 (aged 38) 1.85 m 141 0 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
3 RB Andersson, KimKim Andersson (1982-08-21)21 August 1982 (aged 33) 1.99 m 222 787 Sweden Ystads IF
5 CB Gottfridsson, JimJim Gottfridsson (1992-09-02)2 September 1992 (aged 23) 1.90 m 25 84 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
9 LW Tollbring, JerryJerry Tollbring (1995-09-13)13 September 1995 (aged 20) 1.82 m 3 2 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
11 LB Nilsson, LukasLukas Nilsson (1996-11-16)16 November 1996 (aged 19) 1.92 m 18 53 Germany THW Kiel
13 LB Stenbäcken, JonathanJonathan Stenbäcken (1988-01-07)07 January 1988 (aged 28) 1.95 m 40 49 Germany TBV Lemgo
18 RB Jakobsson, JohanJohan Jakobsson (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 29) 1.95 m 105 220 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
19 P Karlsson, TobiasTobias Karlsson (1981-06-04)4 June 1981 (aged 35) 1.96 m 143 79 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
20 GK Appelgren, MikaelMikael Appelgren (1989-09-06)6 September 1989 (aged 26) 1.91 m 37 0 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
24 LW Petersen, FredrikFredrik Petersen (1983-08-27)27 August 1983 (aged 32) 1.88 m 150 416 Sweden Malmö
28 LB Stenmalm, PhilipPhilip Stenmalm (1992-04-03)3 April 1992 (aged 24) 1.98 m 23 31 Denmark KIF Kolding København
32 RW Zachrisson, MattiasMattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 25) 1.79 m 76 128 Germany Füchse Berlin
35 P Nilsson, AndreasAndreas Nilsson (1990-04-12)12 April 1990 (aged 26) 1.97 m 96 224 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
36 P Nielsen, JesperJesper Nielsen (1989-08-30)30 August 1989 (aged 26) 2.00 m 66 80 Germany Füchse Berlin

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Kit supplier[edit]

From 2004 to 2015 Sweden's kits were supplied by Adidas. Since 2016 they are supplied by Kempa

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Awards
Preceded by
Ludmila Engquist
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1998
Succeeded by
Tony Rickardsson