Tunisia national handball team

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Tunisia
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NicknameThe Eagles of Carthage
( نسور قرطاج )
AssociationTunisian Handball Federation
CoachSpain Antonio Gerona
Assistant coachMohamed Ali Sghir
CaptainMakrem Missaoui
Most capsIssam Tej (316)
Most goalsIssam Tej (824)
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1972)
Best result8th (2012)
World Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1967)
Best result4th (2005)
African Championship
Appearances23 (First in 1974)
Best resultChampions Gold (1974, 1976, 1979, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2018)
Last updated on Unknown.
Tunisia national handball team
Medal record
African Championship
Gold medal – first place 1974 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 1976 Algeria
Gold medal – first place 1979 Congo
Gold medal – first place 1994 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 1998 South Africa
Gold medal – first place 2002 Morocco
Gold medal – first place 2006 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 2010 Egypt
Gold medal – first place 2012 Morocco
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gabon
Silver medal – second place 1985 Angola
Silver medal – second place 1992 Ivory Coast
Silver medal – second place 1996 Benin
Silver medal – second place 2004 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 2008 Angola
Silver medal – second place 2014 Algeria
Silver medal – second place 2016 Egypt
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Tunisia
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Egypt
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Morocco
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Algeria
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Egypt
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Algeria
African Games
Silver medal – second place 1978 Algiers Team
Bronze medal – third place 1965 Brazzaville Team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Algiers Team
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 2001 Tunis Team
Silver medal – second place 2018 Tarragona Team
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Tunis Team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Split Team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Pescara Team
Pan Arab Games
Gold medal – first place 1985 Rabat Team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Damascus Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Doha Team

The Tunisian national handball team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة اليد‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national handball team of Tunisia. It is governed by the Tunisian Handball Federation and takes part in international handball competitions.

The Tunisian handball League was founded in 1953. In 1957, the Tunisians founded the Tunisian handball Federation, which was later admitted into the International Handball Federation in 1962.

The Tunisian national handball team has participated in several handball world championships. In 2005 Tunisia finished in 4th place; becoming the second non-European team to reach the World Championship semi-finals after Egypt who was able to reach the semi-final match in 2001. The Tunisian national handball team won the African Cup 10 times. The Tunisians won the 2018 African Cup in Gabon by defeating Egypt in the final match. Egypt and Algeria are Tunisia's only rivals in the African continent.

The national league consists of about 12 teams, with ES. Sahel and Club Africain dominating. There are other teams like ES Tunis and AS Hammamet. These teams have many players who play in the Tunisian national team which also includes players who play in European teams. The former national team player, Walid Ben Amor played in Barcelone F.C. Most of these players play in the French championship.

Competitive record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Olympic Games[edit]

Tunisia in the Olympic Games record
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 15th place 16th of 16 5 0 0 5 72 118 −46
Canada 1976 Montreal Did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Did not qualify
United States 1984 Los Angeles
South Korea 1988 Seoul
Spain 1992 Barcelona
United States 1996 Atlanta
Australia 2000 Sydney Match for 9th place 10th of 12 6 1 0 5 130 141 −11
Greece 2004 Athens Did not qualify
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London Quarter-finals 8th of 12 6 2 0 4 144 150 −6
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Group stage 12th of 12 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27
Total 4/13 0 Titles 22 3 1 18 464 554 −90

World Championship[edit]

Tunisia in the World Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W D L
Germany Germany 1938 Did Not Enter
Sweden Sweden 1954 Did Not Enter
West Germany Germany 1958 Did Not Enter
West Germany Germany 1961 Did Not Enter
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1964 Did Not Enter
Sweden Sweden 1967 Group stage 15th Place 3 0 0 3
France France 1970 Did Not Enter
East Germany East Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify
Denmark Denmark 1978 Did Not Qualify
West Germany Germany 1982 Did Not Qualify
East Germany East Germany 1986 Did Not Qualify
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1990 Did Not Qualify
Sweden Sweden 1993 Did Not Qualify
Iceland Iceland 1995 Quarter-finals 15th Place 7 2 0 5
Japan Japan 1997 Quarter-finals 16th Place 6 2 0 4
Egypt Egypt 1999 Quarter-finals 12th Place 6 2 1 3
France France 2001 Quarter-finals 10th Place 6 3 0 3
Portugal Portugal 2003 Quarter-finals 14th Place 7 2 0 5
Tunisia Tunisia 2005 Semi-final 4th Place 10 5 3 2
Germany Germany 2007 Quarter-finals 11th Place 8 3 0 5
Croatia Croatia 2009 Group stage 17th Place 9 5 0 4
Sweden Sweden 2011 Group stage 20th Place 7 1 0 6
Spain Spain 2013 Quarter-finals 11th Place 6 3 0 3
Qatar Qatar 2015 Quarter-finals 15th Place 6 2 1 3
France France 2017 Group stage 19th Place 7 2 2 3
Denmark/Germany Denmark/Germany 2019 Qualified
Total 14/26 82 30 6 46
  • Tunisia did not compete From 1938 to 1964 and 1970 to 1993.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home :soil.

African Championship[edit]

Tunisia in the African Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L
Tunisia Tunisia 1974 Final Champions 3 3 0 0
Algeria Algeria 1976 Final Champions 4 4 0 0
Republic of the Congo Congo 1979 Final Champions 5 5 0 0
Tunisia Tunisia 1981 Semi-final Third place
Egypt Egypt 1983 Semi-final Third place
Angola Angola 1985 Final Runners Up
Morocco Morocco 1987 Semi-final Third place
Algeria Algeria 1989 Semi-final Third place
Egypt Egypt 1991 Semi-final Third place
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 1992 Final Runners Up
Tunisia Tunisia 1994 Final Champions
Benin Benin 1996 Final Runners Up
South Africa South Africa 1998 Final Champions 6 5 0 1
Algeria Algeria 2000 Semi-final Third place 6 3 1 2
Morocco Morocco 2002 Final Champions 5 5 0 0
Egypt Egypt 2004 Final Runners Up 7 6 0 1
Tunisia Tunisia 2006 Final Champions 7 7 0 0
Angola Angola 2008 Final Runners Up 5 4 0 1
Egypt Egypt 2010 Final Champions 8 8 0 0
Morocco Morocco 2012 Final Champions 8 8 0 0
Algeria Algeria 2014 Final Runners Up 8 7 0 1
Egypt Egypt 2016 Final Runners Up 8 7 0 1
Gabon Gabon 2018 Final Champions 7 6 1 0
Tunisia Tunisia 2020 Qualified
Total 23/23 10 Titles

African Games[edit]

Tunisia in the African Games record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Republic of the Congo 1965 Brazzaville Semi-final 3rd of 8
Nigeria 1973 Lagos Did not participate
Algeria 1978 Algiers Final 2nd of 6
Kenya 1987 Nairobi Did not participate
Egypt 1991 Cairo Did not participate
Zimbabwe 1995 Harare withdrew
South Africa 1999 Johannesburg Did not participate
Nigeria 2003 Abuja Did not participate
Algeria 2007 Algiers Semi-final 3rd of 7
Mozambique 2011 Maputo Did not participate
Republic of the Congo 2015 Brazzaville Did not participate
Total 3/11 0 Titles

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Tunisia in the Mediterranean Games record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Tunisia 1967 Tunis Third Place 3rd of 3
Turkey 1971 İzmir Tournament canceled
Algeria 1975 Algiers 4th Place 4th of 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Split Third Place 3rd of 7
Morocco 1983 Casablanca 4th Place 4th of 8
Syria 1987 Latakia Did not participate
Greece 1991 Athens Did not participate
France 1993 Languedoc-Roussillon Did not participate
Italy 1997 Bari Eighth Place 8th of 13
Tunisia 2001 Tunis Runners-up 2nd of 8
Spain 2005 Almería Third Place 3rd of 10
Italy 2009 Pescara Third Place 3rd of 9
Turkey 2013 Mersin Seven Place 7th of 10
Spain 2018 Tarragona Runners-up 2nd of 13
Algeria 2021 Oran Not yet qualified
Total 9/12 0 Title

Pan Arab Games[edit]

Tunisia in the Pan Arab Games record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Morocco 1961 Casablanca Did not participate
United Arab Republic 1965 Cairo Did not participate
Syria 1976 Damascus Did not participate
Morocco 1985 Rabat Final Champions
Syria 1992 Damascus Semi-final Third place
Lebanon 1997 Beirut Tournament canceled
Jordan 1999 Amman Did not participate
Algeria 2004 Algiers Tournament canceled
Egypt 2007 Cairo Did not participate
Qatar 2011 Doha Semi-final Third place
Total 3/10 1 Titles

Others[edit]

  • Silver Silver: Statoil World Cup :2006
  • Gold Gold: Yellow Cup :2007,2015,2016,2019
  • Silver Silver: Yellow Cup :2002,2003,2004
  • Bronze Bronze: Yellow Cup :2008,2010
  • Gold Gold: Challenge international Georges Marrane :2008
  • Silver Silver: Tournoi de Paris Île-de-France :2005
  • Bronze Bronze: Tournoi de Paris Île-de-France :1998,2002,2007,2013

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Antonio Salaet Gerona

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Makram Missaoui (1981-02-14) 14 February 1981 (age 37) 1.88 m 188 4 Romania CS Dinamo București
7 RW Ramzi Majdoub (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 25) 1.88 m 13 34 Tunisia Club Africain
10 CB Kamel Alouini (1988-07-06) 6 July 1988 (age 30) 1.82 m 123 251 Romania CS Dinamo București
12 GK Marouen Maggaiz (1983-07-28) 28 July 1983 (age 35) 1.92 m 200 3 Romania CSM București
13 RW/RB Oussama Hosni (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 26) 1.92 m 94 109 France Pontault-Combault
15 CB Khaled Haj Youssef (1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 30) 1.89 m 80 56 Qatar Al Sadd
17 LB Youssef Maaraf (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 22) 1.95 m 13 14 Egypt Al Ahly
19 LB Mosbah Sanaï (1991-03-26) 26 March 1991 (age 27) 1.91 m 108 303 United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
20 CB Achraf Saafi (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 26) 1.85 m 54 115 Tunisia Sahel HC
21 LW Oussama Boughanmi (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 28) 1.85 m 130 584 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
39 CB/LB Mohamed Soussi (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 25) 1.94 m 90 141 France Montpellier Handball
42 LB Wael Jallouz (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 (age 27) 1.97 m 126 332 Germany Füchse Berlin
69 P Jihed Jaballah (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 29) 2.04 m 51 89 Turkey Selka Eskisehir
89 LW Rafik Bacha (1989-12-04) 4 December 1989 (age 29) 1.88 m 27 99 Tunisia Sahel HC
90 P Marouan Chouiref (1990-05-27) 27 May 1990 (age 28) 1.95 m 138 215 France Tremblay-en-France
92 LB Oussama Jaziri (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 26) 1.91 m 19 36 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
93 GK Ahmed Bedoui (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 25) 1.93 m 10 0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
96 RW Anouar Ben Abdallah (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 22) 1.86 m 22 33 Tunisia Sahel HC

Head coaches[edit]

Period Head Coach
1957–1962 France Yves Boulogne
1962 France Michel Djulizibaric
1962–1966 Tunisia Mohamed Louahchy
1966–1968 Romania Constantin Popa &
Romania Haralambie Firan
1968–1972 Romania Haralambie Firan
1973–1975 Romania Ion Popescu
1976–1979 Tunisia Saïd Amara
1979–1982 Tunisia Hachemi Razgallah
1982–1983 Soviet Union Guennadi Antchenko
1983–1985 East Germany Reiner Ganschow
1985–1987 Tunisia Sayed Ayari
1987–1989 Tunisia Moncef Hajjar
1989–1990 Tunisia Saïd Amara
Period Head Coach
1990–1991 Tunisia Lamjed Amroussi
1991–1994 Tunisia Hachemi Razgallah
1994–1996 Tunisia Sayed Ayari &
Tunisia Saïd Amara
1996–1997 Tunisia Saïd Amara
1997 Tunisia Brahim Agrebi
1997–1998 Tunisia Noureddine Ben Ameur
1998–2003 Tunisia Sayed Ayari &
Tunisia Saïd Amara
2003 Tunisia Sayed Ayari
2004 Serbia Zoran Živković
2004–2008 Croatia Sead Hasanefendić
2008–2009 Serbia Zoran Živković
2009 Tunisia Sayed Ayari
Period Head Coach
2009–2014 France Alain Portes
2014–2015 Croatia Sead Hasanefendić
2015–2016 France Sylvain Nouet
2016–2017 Tunisia Hafedh Zouabi
2017–Present Spain Antonio Gerona

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

Other handball codes

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