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 four times in the World Championship (1997, 2001, 2003, 2021), reaching an all-time best 10th place in 2021, and six times in the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2020), with a 6th place in 2020 as their best placing. They will participate in the men's handball tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, their first-ever Olympic appearance.

Portugal
Information
AssociationPortuguese Handball Federation
CoachPaulo Pereira
Assistant coachTelmo Ferreira
Paulo Fidalgo
CaptainRui Silva
Most capsCarlos Resende (250)
Most goalsCarlos Resende (1444)
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Home
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Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances4 (First in 1997)
Best result10th (2021)
European Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1994)
Best result6th (2020)
Last updated on 25 January 2021.

Competitive recordEdit

Portugal has competed three times at the World Championship (1997, 2001 and 2003) and six times at the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2020). 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 12th place (second round) at the World Championship in 2003, and a 6th place (second round) at the European Championship in 2020.[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

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
Total 1/14 5 1 0 4 143 156

World ChampionshipEdit

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 To be determined
 / /  2025
  2027
Total 4/27 24 11 0 13 646 602

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1994 Preliminary round 12 5 0 0 5 96 116
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998
  2000 Preliminary round 7 5 2 0 3 123 133
  2002 Second round 9 6 2 0 4 181 204
  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 4 201 191
 /  2022 Qualified
  2024 To be determined
Total 7/16 30 8 1 21 772 841
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 World 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 31) 1.86 m 90 295   Tremblay-en-France Handball
5 LB Gilberto Duarte (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 31) 1.97 m 93 288   Montpellier Handball
8 P Victor Iturriza (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 31) 1.93 m 2 8   FC Porto
9 RB João Ferraz (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 31) 1.96 m 79 153   HSC Suhr Aarau
10 CB Miguel Martins (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 23) 1.92 m 45 91   FC Porto
11 RB Belone Moreira (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 31) 1.80 m 16 21   S.L. Benfica
14 CB Rui Silva (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 28) 1.86 m 80 128   FC Porto
15 P Daymaro Salina (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 34) 2.00 m 45 82   FC Porto
16 GK Humberto Gomes (1978-01-01) 1 January 1978 (age 43) 1.93 m 75 0   Póvoa AC
22 P Alexis Borges (1991-10-06) 6 October 1991 (age 29) 1.96 m 32 56   Montpellier Handball
23 LW Diogo Branquinho (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 27) 1.80 m 42 97   FC Porto
24 LB Alexandre Cavalcanti (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 24) 2.02 m 37 35   HBC Nantes
25 RW António Areia (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 31) 1.90 m 45 126   FC Porto
27 LB André Gomes (1998-07-27) 27 July 1998 (age 23) 1.92 m 19 35   FC Porto
30 LW Leonel Fernandes (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 23) 1.91 m 1 2   FC Porto
33 RB Diogo Silva (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 23) 1.98 m 5 6   FC Porto
41 GK Gustavo Capdeville (1997-08-31) 31 August 1997 (age 24) 1.89 m 9 0   S.L. Benfica
82 P Luís Frade (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 22) 1.94 m 21 28   Barcelona
88 LB Fábio Magalhães (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 33) 1.94 m 139 290   FC Porto

Notable former coachesEdit

Player statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Handball Federation - Portugal / (Adults Team)". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Qualifiers EHF Euro 2022: Os Heróis do Mar estão de volta" (in Portuguese). portal.fpa.pt. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Team Roster Portugal" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.

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