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The Norway national handball team is the national team of Norway. It is governed by the Norwegian Handball Federation and takes part in international handball competitions. As of 2019, Norway has been in 2 finals.

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AssociationNorwegian Handball Federation
CoachChristian Berge
Assistant coachBørge Lund
CaptainBjarte Myrhol
Most capsSteinar Ege (262)
Most goalsRoger Kjendalen (930)
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 1972)
Best result9th (1972)
World Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1958)
Best result2nd (2017, 2019)
European Championship
Appearances8 (First in 2000)
Best result4th (2016)
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Norway national handball team
Medal record
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2017 France
Silver medal – second place 2019 Germany/Denmark

HonoursEdit

In 2016, they were honored with a Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy for great sportsmanship.[1][2][3][4]

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1936 Berlin Did not qualify
Not held from 1948 to 1968
  1972 Munich Match for 9th place 9th of 12 5 3 1 1 90 87
  1976 Montreal Did not qualify
  1980 Moscow
  1984 Los Angeles
  1988 Seoul
  1992 Barcelona
  1996 Atlanta
  2000 Sydney
  2004 Athens
  2008 Beijing
  2012 London
  2016 Rio de Janeiro
  2020 Tokyo TBD
Total 1/13 - 5 3 1 1 90 87

World ChampionshipEdit

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1938 Did not qualify
  1954
  1958 Match for 5th place 6 6 3 0 3 118 102
  1961 Match for 7th place 7 6 2 0 4 73 85
  1964 Preliminary round 11 3 1 0 2 37 47
  1967 Preliminary round 13 3 0 0 3 44 58
  1970 Preliminary round 13 3 0 0 3 23 28
  1974 Did not qualify
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1993 Preliminary round 13 3 0 1 2 51 57
  1995 Did not qualify
  1997 Round of 16 12 6 1 2 3 132 141
  1999 Preliminary round 13 6 2 1 3 156 162
  2001 Round of 16 14 6 2 1 3 139 155
  2003 Did not qualify
  2005 Match for 7th place 7 9 6 1 2 258 219
  2007 Match for 13th place 13 6 4 0 2 181 137
  2009 Match for 9th place 9 9 6 0 3 280 232
  2011 Match for 9th place 9 9 5 0 4 259 255
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015
  2017 Final   9 7 0 2 274 234
   2019 Final   10 8 0 2 325 256
  2021 TBD
   2023 TBD
Total 15/28 94 47 6 41 2350 2168

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996
  1998
  2000 7th/8th Place 8 6 1 1 4 133 144
  2002 Did not qualify
  2004
  2006 Main round 11 6 2 0 4 178 177
  2008 6th Place 6 7 3 2 2 196 185
  2010 Main round 7 6 3 0 3 169 164
  2012 Preliminary round 13 3 1 0 2 80 87
  2014 Preliminary round 14 3 0 1 2 77 84
  2016 Third place game 4 8 4 1 3 235 233
  2018 Main round 7 6 4 0 2 191 172
    2020 Qualified
   2022 TBD
  2024 TBD
Total 9/16 - 45 18 5 22 1259 1246
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

Other tournamentsEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The squad chosen for Golden League in October 2019.[5]

Caps and goals as of 10 October 2019.

Head coach: Christian Berge

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 RW Aksel Horgen (1996-05-29) 29 May 1996 (age 23) 1.86 m 0 0   Drammen HK
5 CB Sander Sagosen (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 24) 1.95 m 94 416   Paris Saint-Germain
6 LW Sebastian Barthold (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 28) 1.81 m 29 28   Aalborg Håndbold
8 P Bjarte Myrhol (1982-05-29) 29 May 1982 (age 37) 1.95 m 240 754   Skjern Håndbold
10 CB Magnus Fredriksen (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 22) 1.89 m 11 9   Elverum Håndball
11 P Tom Kåre Nikolaisen (1997-12-29) 29 December 1997 (age 21) N/A 0 0   Kolstad Håndball
16 GK Espen Christensen (1985-06-17) 17 June 1985 (age 34) 1.90 m 102 2   GWD Minden
17 LW Magnus Jøndal (1988-02-07) 7 February 1988 (age 31) 1.81 m 142 436   SG Flensburg-Handewitt
18 LB William Aar (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 21) 1.96 m 4 2   Kolstad Håndball
19 RW Kristian Bjørnsen (1989-01-10) 10 January 1989 (age 30) 1.92 m 112 493   HSG Wetzlar
21 P Magnus Gullerud (1991-11-13) 13 November 1991 (age 27) 1.93 m 120 131   GWD Minden
23 LB Gøran Johannessen (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 25) 1.93 m 58 110   SG Flensburg-Handewitt
24 CB Christian O'Sullivan (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 28) 1.90 m 109 164   SC Magdeburg
25 RB Eivind Tangen (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 26) 1.95 m 79 131   Skjern Håndbold
27 RB Harald Reinkind (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 27) 1.96 m 93 166   THW Kiel
30 GK Torbjørn Bergerud (1994-07-16) 16 July 1994 (age 25) 2.00 m 72 0   SG Flensburg-Handewitt
77 RB Magnus Abelvik Rød (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 22) 2.03 m 46 95   SG Flensburg-Handewitt
96 GK Kristian Sæverås (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 23) 1.99 m 7 1   Aalborg Håndbold

Past squadsEdit

1958 World Men's Handball Championship (6th place)

Oddvar Klepperås, Erik Vellan, Finn Arne Johansen, Knut Reese Larsen, Ivar Sandboe, Jonny Hovde, Jon Narvestad, Roy Yssen, Jan Flatla, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, John Tresse, Agnar Hagen, Odd Nielsen, Hans Lien.

Coach:

1961 World Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Kai Killerud, Knut Strøm, Finn Arne Johansen, Knut Reese Larsen, Kaj Ringlund, Bjørn Erik Sandsten, Svein Sand, Roy Yssen, Kjell Kleven, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, Arild Gulden, Ingar Engum, Gunnar Bergstrand.

Coach:

1964 World Men's Handball Championship (11th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Knut Strøm, Finn Arne Johansen, Arnulf Bæk, Oddvar Klepperås, Trygve Hegnar, Jan Petter Aas, Per Graver, Jan-Egil Uthberg, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, Arild Gulden, Erik Schønfeldt.

Coach: John Tresse

1967 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Arnulf Bæk, Pål Cappelen, Pål Bye, Oddvar Klepperås, Inge K. Hansen, Jon Reinertsen, Per Graver, Jan-Egil Uthberg, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, Arild Gulden, Erik Schønfeldt, Jon Arne Gunnerud, Rolf Gustav Lundberg, Terje Høilund.

Coach: Kjell Kleven

1970 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Arnulf Bæk, Pål Cappelen, Pål Bye, Harald Tyrdal, Inge K. Hansen, Jon Reinertsen, Per Graver, Jan-Egil Uthberg, Kai Killerud, Jan Otto Kvalheim, Jan Cato Nabseth, Robert Wagtskjold.

Coach: Kjell Kleven

1972 Summer Olympics (9th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Finn Urdal, Geir Røse, Harald Tyrdal, Arnulf Bæk, Inge K. Hansen, Jan Økseter, Jon Reinertsen, Pål Bye, Pål Cappelen, Per Søderstrøm, Per Axel Ankre, Roger Hverven, Sten Osther, Torstein Hansen, Ulf Magnusson.

Coach: Thor Ole Rimejorde

1993 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Svein Erik Bjerkrheim, Gunnar Fosseng, John Petter Sando, Roger Kjendalen, Sjur Bø Tollefsen, Ole Gustav Gjekstad, Rune Erland, Morten Schønfeldt, Øystein Havang, Kjetil Lundeberg, Fredrik Brubakken, Simen Muffetangen, Knut Håland, Morten Haugstvedt, Karl Erik Bøhn.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

1997 World Men's Handball Championship (12th place)

Frode Scheie, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Stein Olaf Sando, Stig Rasch, Sjur Bø Tollefsen, Preben Vildalen, Kristian Hansen, Marius Riise, Øystein Havang, Frode Hagen, Johnny Jensen, Steinar Ege, Geir Oustorp, Glenn Solberg, Stian Vatne.

Coach: Harald Madsen

1999 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Frode Scheie, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Svein-Erik Bjerkrheim, Stig Rasch, Tormod Moldestad, Thomas Pettersen, Stig Penne, Morten Daland, Christian Berge (captain), Frode Hagen, Rune Haugseng, Endre Nordli, Geir Oustorp, Tor Bjørn Andersen, Trond Førde Eriksen.

Coach: Christer Magnusson

2000 European Men's Handball Championship (8th place)

Frode Scheie (captain), Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Stig Rasch, Tormod Moldestad, Stein Olaf Sando, Stig Penne, Vidar Gjesdal, Eivind Ellingsen, Christian Berge, Frode Hagen, Preben Vildalen, Gunnar Fosseng, Geir Oustorp, Thomas Pettersen, Sindre Walstad, Johnny Jensen.

Coach: Christer Magnusson

2001 World Men's Handball Championship (14th place)

Steinar Ege, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Håvard Tvedten, Kristian Hansen, Tormod Moldestad, Roger Kvannli, Stig Penne, Eivind Ellingsen, Christian Berge, Frode Hagen, Preben Vildalen, Gunnar Fosseng (captain), Trond Førde Eriksen, Rune Skjærvold, Johnny Jensen, Børge Lund.

Coach: Christer Magnusson

2005 World Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Steinar Ege, Glenn Solberg (captain), Håvard Tvedten, Frank Løke, Børge Lund, Frode Hagen, Preben Vildalen, Ole Erevik, Jarle Rykkje, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, Sindre Walstad, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Marius Riise, Rune Skjærvold.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2006 European Men's Handball Championship (11th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Alexander Buchmann, Christian Berge, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Ole Magnus Ekelund, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Preben Vildalen, Ole Erevik, Jarle Rykkje, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Rune Skjærvold.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2007 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Alexander Buchmann, Erlend Mamelund, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Jan-Richard Lislerud Hansen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Preben Vildalen, Ole Erevik, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Rune Skjærvold, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Lars Olav Olaussen.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2008 European Men's Handball Championship (6th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Glenn Solberg, Frode Hagen, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Ole Erevik, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Thomas Skoglund, Rune Skjærvold.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2009 World Men's Handball Championship (9th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Johnny Jensen, Stian Vatne, Thomas Drange, Frank Løke, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Alexander Buchmann, Kristian Kjelling, Svenn Erik Medhus, Vegard Samdahl, Thomas Skoglund, Christian Spanne.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2010 European Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Stian Vatne, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Kristian Kjelling, Vegard Samdahl, Thomas Skoglund, Einar Sand Koren, Christian Spanne, Magnus Dahl.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2011 World Men's Handball Championship (9th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Espen Lie Hansen, Kristian Kjelling, Vegard Samdahl, Thomas Skoglund, Einar Sand Koren, Eivind Tangen.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2012 European Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Kenneth Ryvoll Klev, Vegard Samdahl, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund (captain), Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Espen Lie Hansen, Svenn Erik Medhus, Magnus Jøndal, Johnny Jensen, Einar Riegelhuth Koren, Sondre Paulsen, Kent Robin Tønnesen.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2014 European Men's Handball Championship (14th place)

Magnus Dahl, Sander Sagosen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund (captain), Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Christian O'Sullivan, Kristian Bjørnsen, André Lindboe, Magnus Gullerud, Kristian Kjelling, Harald Reinkind, Steffen Berg Løkkebø, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2016 European Men's Handball Championship (4th place)

Sander Sagosen, Thomas Kristensen, Joakim Hykkerud, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Petter Øverby, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, André Lindboe, Magnus Gullerud, Christian O'Sullivan, Harald Reinkind, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Christian Berge

2017 World Men's Handball Championship (2nd place)

Sander Sagosen, Joakim Hykkerud, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Petter Øverby, Ole Erevik, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, André Lindboe, Magnus Gullerud, Magnus Abelvik Rød, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Gøran Johannessen, Torbjørn Bergerud, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Christian Berge

2018 European Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Sander Sagosen, Joakim Hykkerud, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Henrik Jakobsen, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, Magnus Gullerud, Gøran Sørheim, Gøran Johannessen, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Harald Reinkind, Torbjørn Bergerud, Espen Lie Hansen, Magnus Abelvik Rød, Kristian Sæverås.

Coach: Christian Berge

2019 World Men's Handball Championship (2nd place)

Sander Sagosen, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Henrik Jakobsen, Petter Øverby, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, Magnus Gullerud, Gøran Johannessen, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Harald Reinkind, Torbjørn Bergerud, Kevin Gulliksen, Alexander Blonz, Magnus Abelvik Rød, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Christian Berge

CoachesEdit

CaptainsEdit

Incomplete

Notable playersEdit

Several Norwegian players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, as a member of the All-Star Team.

All-Star Team

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active players are highlighted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fair play awards recognise true olympic champions in sportsmanship". olympic.org. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Fikk pris for fair play" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Olympic Runners Who Helped Each Other After Falling Down Just Won a Major Honor". Time.com. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Only a handful of athletes have won this rare Olympic medal — here are their stories". thisisinsider.com. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Håndballgutta til Golden League i Danmark". Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Statistics – Matches" (in Norwegian). NHF. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Statistics – Goals" (in Norwegian). NHF. Retrieved 19 August 2012.

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