Denmark women's national handball team

The Denmark women's national handball team is the national team of Denmark. It is governed by the Dansk Håndbold Forbund (DHF).

Denmark Denmark
Information
NicknameHåndboldamerne (The handball ladies)
AssociationDanish Handball Association
CoachJesper Jensen
Assistant coachMichael Bruun
Lars Jørgensen
CaptainSandra Toft
Most capsJanne Kolling (250)
Most goalsCamilla Andersen (846)
Colours
Team colours
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Home
Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1996)
Best result1st (1996, 2000, 2004)
World Championship
Appearances21 (First in 1957)
Best result1st (1997)
European Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1994)
Best result1st (1994, 1996, 2002)
Last updated on Unknown.
Denmark women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1997 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1962 Romania
Silver medal – second place 1993 Norway
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Austria/Hungary
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Serbia
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1994 Germany
Gold medal – first place 1996 Denmark
Gold medal – first place 2002 Denmark
Silver medal – second place 1998 Netherlands
Silver medal – second place 2004 Hungary

In 1997, it became the first Women's Handball team to hold all three major titles simultaneously (The World Championship, The Olympic Championship and The European Championship).[1]

Denmark women's handball team is the only team (women's and men's) in handball history to win the Olympic Games three consecutive times, earning the gold medal in 1996, 2000, and 2004.

Despite tremendous results, the Danish handball team has seen a steady decline. As of 2021, the team has not won a gold medal since the Olympic Games 2004. However, at the World Championship 2013, the team won its first medal (bronze) at a World Championship since 1997 when the team won gold. It was also the first medal the Danish team had won in 9 years.

HonoursEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 3 0 0 3
World Championship 1 2 2 5
European Championship 3 2 0 5
Total 3 5 5 13

Competitive recordEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

Olympic GamesEdit

Games Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1976 Montreal Did not qualify
  1980 Moscow
  1984 Los Angeles
  1988 Seoul
  1992 Barcelona
  1996 Atlanta 1st 5 5 0 0 149 114 +35
  2000 Sydney 1st 7 6 0 1 214 165 +49
  2004 Athens 1st 7 5 2 0 220 180 +40
  2008 Beijing Did not qualify
  2012 London 9th 5 1 0 4 113 121 −8
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Did not qualify
  2020 Tokyo
  2024 Paris TBD
  2028 Los Angeles
Total 4/14 24 17 2 5 696 580 +116

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Pld W D L GS GA +/-
  1957 5th 5 3 1 1 37 26 +11
  1962 2nd 5 4 0 1 42 28 +14
  1965 5th 4 2 0 2 31 36 −5
  1971 6th 5 2 1 2 50 54 −4
  1973 7th 5 2 2 1 57 47 +10
  1975 9th 5 1 0 4 62 69 −7
  1978 Did not qualify
  1982
  1986
  1990 10th 7 2 0 5 145 137 +8
  1993 2nd 7 5 0 2 189 167 +22
   1995 3rd 8 6 0 2 221 178 +43
  1997 1st 9 7 1 1 281 202 +79
   1999 6th 9 7 0 2 263 186 +77
  2001 4th 9 7 0 2 258 210 +48
  2003 13th 5 2 1 2 113 119 −6
  2005 4th 10 5 1 4 295 277 +18
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009 5th 9 6 0 3 250 230 +20
  2011 4th 9 7 0 2 240 175 +65
  2013 3rd 9 6 0 3 255 214 +41
  2015 6th 9 5 0 4 239 208 +31
  2017 6th 7 4 0 3 186 163 +23
  2019 9th 8 4 2 2 204 172 +32
  2021 Qualified
    2023 Qualified as co-host
   2025 TBD
  2027
Total 22/28 144 87 9 48 3418 2898 +520

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Pld W D L GS GA +/-
  1994 1st 7 7 0 0 186 151 +35
  1996 1st 7 7 0 0 197 146 +51
  1998 2nd 7 5 0 2 189 163 +26
  2000 10th 6 1 1 4 151 159 −8
  2002 1st 8 8 0 0 200 171 +29
  2004 2nd 8 6 0 2 202 189 +13
  2006 11th 6 2 0 4 148 156 −8
  2008 11th 6 2 1 3 145 160 −15
   2010 4th 8 5 0 3 192 175 +17
  2012 5th 7 5 0 2 217 206 +11
   2014 8th 6 3 1 2 155 147 +8
  2016 4th 8 4 1 3 189 185 +4
  2018 8th 6 3 0 3 151 164 −13
  2020 4th 8 5 0 3 209 186 +23
    2022 TBD
    2024
  2026
    2028 Qualified as co-host
Total 14/14 98 63 4 31 2531 2358 +173

Performance in other tournamentsEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for 2021 World Women's Handball Championship.[3][4][5][6]

Head coach: Jesper Jensen

Caps and goals as of 2 December 2021.

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Sandra Toft (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 32) 1.74 m 142 1   Brest Bretagne Handball
2 LW Lærke Nolsøe (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 25) 1.67 m 48 93   Viborg HK
8 LB Anne Mette Hansen (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 27) 1.82 m 115 318   Győri ETO KC
10 P Kathrine Heindahl (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 29) 1.82 m 91 171   CSKA Moscow
11 RB Line Haugsted (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 27) 1.80 m 66 92   Viborg HK
12 GK Anna Kristensen (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 (age 21) 1.83 m 9 0   Viborg HK
13 RW Simone Böhme (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 30) 1.69 m 39 49   Siófok KC
16 GK Althea Reinhardt (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 25) 1.80 m 68 0   Odense Håndbold
18 RB Mette Tranborg (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 25) 1.92 m 75 192   Team Esbjerg
23 RB Kristina Jørgensen (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 23) 1.87 m 60 116   Viborg HK
24 CB Mia Rej (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 31) 1.68 m 35 85   Odense Håndbold
25 RW Trine Østergaard (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 30) 1.66 m 136 249   SG BBM Bietigheim
27 RB Louise Burgaard (1992-10-17) 17 October 1992 (age 29) 1.76 m 126 258   Metz Handball
31 CB Simone Petersen (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 24) 1.75 m 6 5   Herning-Ikast Håndbold
32 RB Mie Højlund (1997-10-24) 24 October 1997 (age 24) 1.80 m 52 84   Odense Håndbold
33 LW Emma Friis (1999-10-31) 31 October 1999 (age 22) 1.62 m 9 21   Herning-Ikast Håndbold
34 P Rikke Iversen (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 (age 28) 1.78 m 28 29   Odense Håndbold
42 LB Michala Møller (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 21) 1.78 m 0 0   Team Esbjerg

Extended squadEdit

The following players have been called up to the Danish squad within the last 12 months.

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 P Majbritt Toft Hansen (1993-04-27) 27 April 1993 (age 28) 1.83 m 14 5   Viborg HK
5 P Sarah Iversen (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 31) 1.75 m 52 70   Herning-Ikast Håndbold
7 LW Maria Fisker (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 31) 1.68 m 100 250   Viborg HK
9 LW Fie Woller (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 29) 1.75 m 65 112   Neptunes de Nantes
12 GK Anna Kristensen (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 (age 21) 1.81 m 10 0   Viborg HK
14 CB Line Myers (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 32) 1.83 m 149 352   Team Esbjerg
15 CB Nadia Offendal (1994-10-22) 22 October 1994 (age 27) 1.75 m 20 38   Paris 92
19 CB Laura Damgaard (1996-09-14) 14 September 1996 (age 25) 1.75 m 15 13   Viborg HK
20 GK Rikke Poulsen (1986-04-20) 20 April 1986 (age 35) 1.78 m 73 1   Team Esbjerg
21 RW Andrea Hansen (2000-05-22) 22 May 2000 (age 21) 1.78 m 16 14   København Håndbold
22 LB Emilie Steffensen (2001-05-22) 22 May 2001 (age 20) 1.80 m 0 0   Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub
26 RB Celine Lundbye Kristiansen (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 25) 1.78 m 7 6   Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub
28 P Kamilla Larsen (1983-09-02) 2 September 1983 (age 38) 1.83 m 99 157   Odense Håndbold
29 RB Julie Jensen (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 25) 1.80 m 0 0   Silkeborg-Voel KFUM
30 GK Ditte Vind (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 29) 1.87 m 0 0   Fleury Loiret HB
35 P Sara Hald (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 25) 1.75 m 2 0   Odense Håndbold
36 LW Freja Cohrt (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 27) 1.68 m 27 52   Odense Håndbold
37 P Ida-Marie Dahl (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 23) 1.74 m 7 10   Viborg HK
37 P Kaja Kamp (1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 (age 27) 1.72 m 0 0   Team Esbjerg
39 RW Line Mai Hougaard (1999-10-06) 6 October 1999 (age 22) 1.62 m 3 6   Herning-Ikast Håndbold
40 GK Amalie Milling (1997-12-27) 27 December 1997 (age 23) 1.82 m 8 0   København Håndbold
41 LW Elma Halilcevic (2000-06-18) 18 June 2000 (age 21) 1.68 m 1 0   Team Esbjerg

Previous squadsEdit

Notable playersEdit

Several Danish players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, either as Most Valuable Player or as a member of the All-Star Team.

MVP
All-Star Team

Incomplete

Coaching staffEdit

Role Name Start date
Head coach   Jesper Jensen March 2020
Assistant coach   Lars Jørgensen June 2017
Team manager   Christina Roslyng March 2020
Goalkeeping coach   Michael Bruun Unknown
Physiotherapist   Mikkel Hjuler February 2016
Video man   Sten Kaj Larsen March 2020
Body SDS   Erling Andersen Unknown

CoachesEdit

List of coaches for Denmark women's national handball team[7]
Years Name
1946–1958 Knud Knudsen
1959–1963 Jørgen Absalonsen
1963–1965 Else Birkemose
1965–1968 Knud Knudsen
1969–1976 Hans Erik Nielsen
1976–1980 Allan Lund
1980–1981 Jørgen Andersson
1982–1985 Flemming Skovsen
1986–1990 Ole Eliasen
1991–1998 Ulrik Wilbek
1998–2006 Jan Pytlick
2006–2007 Brian Lyngholm
2007–2014 Jan Pytlick
2014–2015 Heine Eriksen
2015–2020 Klavs Bruun Jørgensen
2020–0000 Jesper Jensen

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active national team players are highlighted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ International Handball Federation
  2. ^ "Møbelringen Cup 2005" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 10 December 2005. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Kvindelandsholdets VM-trup er udtaget". Danish Handball Federation. 2 November 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Det værst tænkelige skete, da Danmark åbnede VM med pligtsejr". TV 2 Sport. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Danmark henter landsholdsdebutant til VM". TV 2 Sport. 3 December 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Team Roster Denmark" (PDF). ihf.info. 4 December 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  7. ^ "DAME-A LANDSTRÆNERE GENNEM ÅRENE". DHF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Statistics (select Spiller køn=Kvinde)". haandbold.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 30 March 2021.

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