Sweden national handball team

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Association Swedish Handball Association
(Svenska Handbollförbundet)
Coach Kristján Andrésson
Most caps Magnus Wislander (384)
Most goals Magnus Wislander (1185)
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 8 (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)
Last updated on Unknown.
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
Japan 2020 Tokyo To be determined
Total 8/13 0 Titles 53 35 2 16 1,307 1115 +192

World Championship[edit]

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Nazi Germany 1938 Germany Third place 3rd of 4 3 1 0 2 8 13 −5
Sweden 1954 Sweden Champions 1st of 6 3 3 0 0 56 36 +20
East Germany 1958 East Germany Champions 1st of 16 6 6 0 0 138 74 +64
West Germany 1961 West Germany Third place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 89 73 +16
Czechoslovakia 1964 Czechoslovakia Runners-up 2nd of 16 6 3 0 3 104 90 +14
Sweden 1967 Sweden Match for 5th place 5th of 16 6 4 0 2 118 112 +6
France 1970 France Match for 5th place 6th of 16 6 3 0 3 69 68 +1
East Germany 1974 East Germany Preliminary round 10th of 16 6 3 0 3 111 113 −2
Denmark 1978 Denmark Second round 8th of 16 6 2 0 4 121 125 −4
West Germany 1982 West Germany Second round 11th of 16 7 2 1 4 159 157 +2
Switzerland 1986 Switzerland Fourth place 4th of 16 7 5 0 2 174 153 +21
Czechoslovakia 1990 Czechoslovakia Champions 1st of 16 7 6 0 1 177 143 +34
Sweden 1993 Sweden Third place 3rd of 16 7 6 0 1 166 136 +30
Iceland 1995 Iceland Third place 3rd of 24 9 8 0 1 251 201 +50
Japan 1997 Japan Runners-up 2nd 24 9 7 0 2 253 187 +66
Egypt 1999 Egypt Champions 1st of 24 9 8 1 0 282 202 +80
France 2001 France Runners-up 2nd of 24 9 8 0 1 263 207 +56
Portugal 2003 Portugal Second round 13th of 24 7 5 0 2 204 191 +13
Tunisia 2005 Tunisia Main round 11th of 24 9 4 1 4 275 234 +41
Germany 2007 Germany Did not qualify
Croatia 2009 Croatia Main round 7th of 24 9 6 0 3 277 232 +45
Sweden 2011 Sweden Fourth place 4th of 24 10 6 0 4 272 241 +31
Spain 2013 Spain Did not qualify
Qatar 2015 Qatar Round of 16 10th of 24 6 3 1 2 157 133 +24
France 2017 France Quarterfinals 6th of 24 7 5 0 2 233 166 +67
DenmarkGermany 2019 Denmark/Germany To be determined
Egypt 2021 Egypt
PolandSweden 2023 Poland/Sweden Qualified
Total 23/25 4 Titles 160 109 4 47 3,957 3,287 +670

European Championship[edit]

European Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Portugal 1994 Portugal Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 0 172 133 +39
Spain 1996 Spain Fourth place 4th of 12 7 4 0 3 170 156 +14
Italy 1998 Italy Champions 1st of 12 7 6 0 1 182 158 +24
Croatia 2000 Croatia Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 0 198 167 +31
Sweden 2002 Sweden Champions 1st of 16 8 7 0 1 235 191 +44
Slovenia 2004 Slovenia Main round 7th of 16 7 4 0 3 211 203 +8
Switzerland 2006 Switzerland Did not qualify
Norway 2008 Norway Match for 5th place 5th of 16 7 4 1 2 208 190 +18
Austria 2010 Austria Preliminary round 15th of 16 3 0 0 3 78 84 –6
Serbia 2012 Serbia Main round 12th of 16 6 1 2 3 157 168 –11
Denmark 2014 Denmark Main round 7th of 16 6 4 0 2 166 158  +8
Poland 2016 Poland Match for 7th place 8th of 16 7 2 2 3 173 168 +5
Croatia 2018 Croatia To be determined
AustriaNorwaySweden 2020 Austria/Norway/Sweden Qualified
Total 11/12 4 titles 72 46 5 21 1,939 1,776 +163
*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]

Squad for the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Kristján Andrésson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 LB Simon Jeppsson (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 21) 2.03 m 5 15 Sweden Lugi HF
7 P Max Darj (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 25) 1.92 m 10 9 Sweden Alingsås HK
9 LW Jerry Tollbring (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 21) 1.82 m 15 51 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
10 RW Niclas Ekberg (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 (age 28) 1.91 m 140 563 Germany THW Kiel
12 GK Andreas Palicka (1986-07-10) 10 July 1986 (age 30) 1.89 m 61 0 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
14 CB Jesper Konradsson (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994 (age 22) 1.84 m 30 39 Sweden Alingsås HK
18 P Fredric Pettersson (1989-02-11) 11 February 1989 (age 28) 2.01 m 14 25 France Fenix Toulouse
20 GK Mikael Appelgren (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 27) 1.91 m 49 1 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
21 LW Emil Frend Öfors (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 22) 1.93 m 0 0 Sweden Alingsås HK
23 RB Albin Lagergren (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 24) 1.86 m 10 17 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
24 CB Jim Gottfridsson (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 24) 1.91 m 37 120 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
28 LB Philip Stenmalm (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 25) 2.00 m 33 56 Denmark KIF Kolding København
32 RW Mattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 26) 1.78 m 88 162 Germany Füchse Berlin
35 P Andreas Nilsson (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 27) 1.97 m 107 241 Hungary MVM Veszprém
36 P Jesper Nielsen (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 27) 2.00 m 76 90 France Paris Saint-Germain
65 LB Lukas Nilsson (1996-11-16) 16 November 1996 (age 20) 1.94 m 29 76 Germany THW Kiel

2016 Olympics squad[edit]

The following is the Swedish roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] 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)7 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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