Per Carlén (born 19 November 1960, in Karlstad) is a former handball player and current coach.[1] He is the father of Swedish national handball player Oscar Carlén and Swedish national football player Hilda Carlén. His most recent coaching job was with the defending German champion HSV Hamburg, who sacked him on 29 December 2011.[2]

Per Carlén (2011)
Olympic medal record
Men's Handball
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Player careerEdit

Along with, among others, Magnus Wislander, Staffan Olsson, Erik Hajas och Björn Jilsén, Carlén was a key player in Bengt Johansson's successful national team during the 1980s and 1990s. Usually Carlén played line player. During his national career he played 329 games (1032 goals). Ona club level he represented IK Heim, Ystads IF, BM Granollers and Atlético Madrid BM. In 1992 Carlén won a national championship with Ystads IF.

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  1. ^ "Per Carlén" (in Swedish). Swedish Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 25 February 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  2. ^ HSV Handball trennt sich von Trainer Per Carlén Archived 2013-01-03 at