Germany men's national handball team

The Germany national handball team is one of the most successful handball teams in the world, having won three World Championships and two European Championship.

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Information
AssociationDeutscher Handballbund
CoachAlfreð Gíslason
Assistant coachMattias Andersson
Erik Wudtke
CaptainJohannes Golla
Most capsFrank-Michael Wahl (344)
Most goalsFrank-Michael Wahl (1412)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances10 (First in 1936)
Best resultWinners (1936)
World Championship
Appearances25 (First in 1938)
Best resultWinners (1938, 1978, 2007)
European Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1994)
Best resultWinners (2004, 2016)
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Germany men's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin Team
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1938 Germany
Gold medal – first place 1978 Denmark
Gold medal – first place 2007 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1954 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2003 Portugal
Bronze medal – third place 1958 East Germany
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2004 Slovenia
Gold medal – first place 2016 Poland
Silver medal – second place 2002 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Italy
World Outdoor Championship
Gold medal – first place 1938 Germany
Gold medal – first place 1952 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 1955 West Germany
Gold medal – first place 1959 Austria
Gold medal – first place 1966 Austria
Silver medal – second place 1963 Switzerland

HonoursEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
World Championship 3 2 1 6
European Championship 2 1 1 4
Total 6 5 3 14

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1936 Champions 1 5 5 0 0 96 19
  1972 Main round 6 6 2 1 3 82 89
  1976 Semi-finals 4 6 4 0 2 115 97
  1980 Did not qualify
  1984 Runners-up 2 6 5 0 1 131 113
  1988 Did not qualify
  1992 Preliminary round 10 6 1 1 4 116 123
  1996 Preliminary round 7 6 4 0 2 144 128
  2000 Knockout stage 5 8 5 1 2 203 180
  2004 Runners-up 2 8 5 0 3 216 181
  2008 Preliminary round 9 5 2 1 2 126 130
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016 Third place 3 8 6 0 2 246 216
  2020 Quarterfinals 6 6 3 0 3 172 162
Total 11/14 1 Title 70 42 4* 24 1645 1438

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1938 Champions 1 3 3 0 0 23 9
  1954 Runners-up 2 4 3 0 1 61 30
  1958 Third place 3 4 3 0 1 149 70
  1961 Fourth place 4 6 4 0 2 107 64
  1964 Fourth place 4 6 3 1 2 96 86
  1967 Quarter-finals 6 5 3 0 2 158 139
  1970 Quarter-finals 5 6 5 0 1 88 81
  1974 Preliminary Round 9 6 4 0 2 126 100
  1978 Champions 1 6 4 2 0 105 86
  1982 Main Round 7 7 4 1 2 128 123
  1986 Main Round 7 7 4 0 3 134 135
  1990 Did not qualify
  1993 Main Group 6 7 3 2 2 154 154
  1995 Fourth place 4 9 7 0 2 221 184
  1997 Did not qualify
  1999 Quarter-finals 5 9 8 0 1 244 182
  2001 Quarter-finals 8 8 3 1 4 233 189
  2003 Runners-up 2 9 7 1 1 306 219
  2005 Main Round 9 9 5 1 3 323 232
  2007 Champions 1 10 9 0 1 304 260
  2009 Main Round 5 8 4 2 2 232 202
  2011 Main Round 11 7 5 0 4 268 246
  2013 Quarter-finals 5 7 5 0 2 200 176
  2015 Quarter-finals 7 9 6 1 2 250 221
  2017 Round of 16 9 6 5 0 1 170 128
 /  2019 Fourth place 4 10 6 2 2 269 237
  2021 Main Round 12 6 3 1 2 163 122
 /  2023 To be determined
 / /  2025
  2027 Qualified as host
Total 25/30 3 Titles 159 107 13* 39 4019 3228

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1994 9th/10th place 9 6 2 1 3 135 131
  1996 7th/8th place 8 6 1 1 4 131 135
  1998 Third place 3   7 5 0 2 177 159
  2000 9th/10th place 9 6 1 2 3 129 136
  2002 Runners-up 2   8 5 1 2 201 188
  2004 Champion 1   8 6 1 1 244 208
  2006 5th/6th place 5 7 5 1 1 223 193
  2008 Fourth place 4 8 4 0 4 224 224
  2010 Main round 10 6 1 2 3 157 165
  2012 Main round 7 6 2 1 3 156 156
  2014 Did not qualify
  2016 Champion 1   8 7 0 1 223 200
  2018 Main round 9 6 2 2 2 156 145
    2020 5th/6th place 5 8 6 0 2 232 202
   2022 Qualified
  2024 Qualified as host
    2026 To be determined
    2028 To be determined
Total 15/18 2 titles 95 48 13* 34 2544 2398
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided in a penalty shootout.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship.

Head coach: Alfreð Gíslason

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Johannes Bitter (1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 (age 39)   HSV Hamburg
4 P Johannes Golla (1997-11-05) 5 November 1997 (age 24) 1.95 m 14 33   SG Flensburg-Handewitt
7 P Patrick Wiencek (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 32) 144 292   THW Kiel
10 RB Fabian Wiede (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 27)   Füchse Berlin
11 LB Sebastian Heymann (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 23) 12 22   Frisch Auf Göppingen
17 RW Lukas Zerbe (1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 25) 2 5   TBV Lemgo
18 CB Julian Köster (2000-01-16) 16 January 2000 (age 22) 2 2   VfL Gummersbach
19 RB Djibril M'Bengue (1992-05-13) 13 May 1992 (age 29) 2 5   FC Porto
20 CB Philipp Weber (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 29) 1.94 m 34 86   SC DHfK Leipzig
25 RB Kai Häfner (1989-07-10) 10 July 1989 (age 32) 1.92 m 94 206   MT Melsungen
31 LW Marcel Schiller (1991-08-15) 15 August 1991 (age 30) 1.89 m 11 44   Frisch Auf Göppingen
33 GK Andreas Wolff (1991-03-03) 3 March 1991 (age 30) 1.98 m 102 13   Łomża Vive Kielce
35 LB Julius Kühn (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 28) 1.98 m 67 213   MT Melsungen
36 LW Lukas Mertens (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 25) 2 4   SC Magdeburg
40 CB Simon Ernst (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 27) 41 37   SC DHfK Leipzig
41 GK Joel Birlehm (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 24) 1.95 m 2 0   SC DHfK Leipzig
44 RB Christoph Steinert (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 32) 4 5   HC Erlangen
48 P Jannik Kohlbacher (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 26) 79 160   Rhein-Neckar Löwen
73 RW Timo Kastening (1995-06-25) 25 June 1995 (age 26) 1.80 m 15 45   MT Melsungen
95 LB Paul Drux (1995-02-07) 7 February 1995 (age 26)   Füchse Berlin
98 GK Till Klimpke (1998-04-01) 1 April 1998 (age 23) 7   HSG Wetzlar
99 CB Luca Witzke (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 22) 2 2   SC DHfK Leipzig
LW Rune Dahmke (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 28)   THW Kiel
P Sebastian Firnhaber (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 27)   HC Erlangen

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