Portugal men's national handball team

The Portuguese men's national handball team is governed by the Portuguese Handball Federation and competes in international competitions such as the European Men's Handball Championship and the IHF World Men's Handball Championship. They have participated five times in the World Championship (1997, 2001, 2003, 2021, 2023), reaching an all-time best tenth place in 2021, and seven times in the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2020, 2022), with a sixth place in 2020 as their best placing. They participated for the first time in the men's Olympic handball tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, finishing in ninth place.

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Information
AssociationPortuguese Handball Federation
CoachPaulo Pereira
Assistant coachPaulo Fidalgo
Most capsCarlos Resende (250)
Most goalsCarlos Resende (1444)
Colours
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1st
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2nd
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 2020)
Best result9th (2020)
World Championship
Appearances5 (First in 1997)
Best result10th (2021)
European Championship
Appearances8 (First in 1994)
Best result6th (2020)
Last updated on 25 January 2021.

Competitive record edit

Portugal has competed four times at the World Championship (1997, 2001, 2003 and 2021) and seven times at the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2020 and 2022). They qualified automatically for the final tournament of the World Championship in 2003 and of the inaugural edition European Championship in 1994 as the host team. Portugal's best results are a tenth place (main round) at the World Championship in 2021, and a sixth place (second round) at the European Championship in 2020.[1]

Olympic Games edit

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1936 Berlin Did not qualify
Not held from 1948 to 1968
  1972 Munich Did not qualify
  1976 Montreal
  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 Preliminary round 9 5 1 0 4 143 156
  2024 Paris Did not qualify
Total 1/15 5 1 0 4 143 156

World Championship edit

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1938 Did not qualify
  1954
  1958
  1961
  1964
  1967
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1993
  1995
  1997 Preliminary round 19 5 1 0 4 119 123
  1999 Did not qualify
  2001 Round of 16 16 6 2 0 4 140 145
  2003 Second round 12 7 4 0 3 219 182
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015
  2017
 /  2019
  2021 Main round 10 6 4 0 2 168 152
 /  2023 Main round 13 6 3 1 2 178 157
 / /  2025 to be determined
  2027
Total 5/28 24 11 0 13 646 602

European Championship edit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1994 Preliminary round 12 6 0 0 6 117 154
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998
  2000 Preliminary round 7 6 3 0 3 153 160
  2002 Second round 9 7 3 0 4 173 174
  2004 Preliminary round 14 3 0 1 2 91 101
  2006 Preliminary round 15 3 0 0 3 80 96
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010
  2012
  2014
  2016
  2018
 / /  2020 5th/6th place match 6 8 4 0 4 228 220
 /  2022 Preliminary round 19 3 0 0 3 85 91
  2024 Main round 7 7 4 1 2 224 223
 / /  2026 To be determined
 / /  2028 Qualified as co-host
Total 9/18 43 14 2 27 1151 1219
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

Team edit

Current squad edit

Squad for the 2024 European Men's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Paulo Pereira

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
4 RW Pedro Portela (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 34) 1.84 m 132 438   Sporting CP
5 LB Gilberto Duarte (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 33) 1.97 m 116 306   Pays d'Aix UC
10 CB Miguel Martins (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 26) 1.93 m 94 218   OTP Bank-Pick Szeged
14 CB Rui Silva (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 30) 1.85 m 126 224   FC Porto
16 GK Diogo Rêma Marques (2004-03-17) 17 March 2004 (age 20) 1.89 m 6 1   FC Porto
21 LW Leonel Fernandes [es] (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 26) 1.91 m 38 74   FC Porto
24 LB Alexandre Cavalcanti (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 27) 2.01 m 74 93   HBC Nantes
25 RW António Areia (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 33) 1.89 m 85 260   FC Porto
26 RB Francisco Costa (2005-02-16) 16 February 2005 (age 19) 1.89 m 18 63   Sporting CP
30 P Fábio Silva (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 23) 1.91 m 0 0   Associação Artística de Avanca
31 LB Salvador Salvador [es] (2001-07-29) 29 July 2001 (age 22) 1.98 m 15 27   Sporting CP
34 CB Gonçalo Vieira (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 24) 1.90 m 5 12   Fenix Toulouse
41 GK Gustavo Capdeville (1997-08-31) 31 August 1997 (age 26) 1.90 m 42 0   SL Benfica
51 LW Pedro Oliveira (2002-07-04) 4 July 2002 (age 21) 1.88 m 9 17   FC Porto
55 RB Joaquim Nazaré [de] (2001-07-25) 25 July 2001 (age 22) 1.84 m 4 7   Skjern Håndbold
79 CB Martim Costa (2002-09-27) 27 September 2002 (age 21) 1.88 m 16 35   Sporting CP
82 P Luís Frade (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 25) 1.93 m 58 99   Barça
86 P Ricardo Brandão (2004-04-28) 28 April 2004 (age 19) 1.99 m 7 8   CB Cangas

Notable former coaches edit

Player statistics edit

References edit

  1. ^ "European Handball Federation - Portugal / (Adults Team)". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. ^ "EHF Euro 2024: Paulo Pereira anuncia lista final dos Heróis do Mar" (in Portuguese). portal.fpa.pt. 7 January 2024. Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Team roster: Portugal". res.ehf.eu. 12 January 2024. Retrieved 12 January 2024.

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