Romania men's national handball team

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The Romania men's national handball team is governed by the Romanian Handball Federation (Romanian: Romanian Federaţia Română de Handbal) and takes part in international handball competitions. Romania was for many decades the most successful nation in handball with 4 gold medal wins at the World Championships, they served as a model for the sport. However, Romania has failed to win a medal since 1990.

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AssociationRomanian Handball Federation
CoachRares Fortuneanu
Most capsAlexandru Buligan (280)
Most goalsVasile Stîngă (1414)
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1936)
Best result2nd, 1976
World Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1958)
Best result1st (1961, 1964, 1970, 1974)
European Championship
Appearances2 (First in 1994)
Best result9th (1996)
Last updated on 8 November 2013.
Romania men's national handball team
Medal record
Representing  Romania
Men's Handball
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich Team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1961 West Germany Team
Gold medal – first place 1964 Czechoslovakia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Sweden Team
Gold medal – first place 1970 France Team
Gold medal – first place 1974 East Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Czechoslovakia Team
World Outdoor Championship
Silver medal – second place 1959 Austria Team

Competitive recordEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1936 Berlin Match for 5th place 5th of 6 3 1 0 2 19 29
Not held from 1948 to 1968
  1972 Munich Third Place 3rd of 16 7 6 0 1 111 92
  1976 Montreal Runners-up 2nd of 12 5 3 1 1 106 90
  1980 Moscow Third Place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 139 106
  1984 Los Angeles Third Place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 143 110
  1988 Seoul Did Not qualify
  1992 Barcelona Match for 7th place 8th of 12 6 1 1 4 126 138
  1996 Atlanta Did Not qualify
  2000 Sydney
  2004 Athens
  2008 Beijing
  2012 London
  2016 Rio de Janeiro
  2020 Tokyo
Total 6/14 33 21 2 10 644 565

World ChampionshipEdit

World Championship record
Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
  1938 Did not enter
  1954
  1958 13 3 0 1 2 40 50 −10
  1961 1 6 5 0 1 89 67 +22
  1964 1 6 6 0 0 136 88 +48
  1967 3 6 4 1 1 114 88 +26
  1970 1 6 5 0 1 94 68 +26
  1974 1 6 5 0 1 111 81 +30
  1978 7 6 3 1 2 131 106 +25
  1982 5 7 5 0 2 164 152 +12
  1986 9 7 3 0 4 146 147 −1
  1990 3 7 6 0 1 168 142 +26
  1993 10 7 2 1 4 143 152 −9
  1995 10 6 3 0 3 147 152 −5
  1997 Did not qualify
  1999
  2001
  2003
  2005
  2007
  2009 15 5 2 0 3 141 135 +6
  2011 19 5 2 0 3 132 123 +9
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015
  2017
 /  2019
  2021
 /  2023 To be determined
 / /  2025
  2027
Total 14/27 83 51 4 28 25 1756 1552

European ChampionshipEdit

European Championship record
Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
  1994 11 5 1 0 4 113 135 −22
  1996 9 5 1 0 4 117 134 −17
  1998 Did not qualify
  2000
  2002
  2004
  2006
  2008
  2010
  2012
  2014
  2016
  2018
     2020
 /  2022 To be determined
  2024
Total 2/14 10 2 0 8 230 269 −39

Current squadEdit

This is the list of 19 players named for the 2018 European Men's Handball Championship play-off games against Belarus and Poland

Nr. Name Position Club
16 Mihai Popescu Goalkeeper  Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
1 Ionuț Iancu Goalkeeper  CSM București
12 Ionuț Irimuș Goalkeeper  CS Dinamo
15 Valentin Ghionea Right Wing  Sporting CP
9 Andrei Mihalcea Right Wing  HC Odorhei
87 Răzvan Pavel Left Wing  AHC Potaissa Turda
24 Andrei Nicușor Negru Left Wing  CSM București
2 Georgică Cântec Left Back  AHC Potaissa Turda
8 Ionuț Ramba Left Back  TBV Lemgo
29 Radu Lazăr Left Back  AHC Potaissa Turda
28 Alexandru Csepreghi Playmaker  Créteil
Marius Szőke Playmaker  Steaua București
34 Cristian Fenici Playmaker  SCM Politehnica Timișoara
18 Marius Sadoveac Right Back  Tremblay en France Handball
90 Bogdan Criciotoiu Right Back  Bergischer HC
99 Iulian Stamate Pivot  CSM București
4 Marius Mocanu Pivot  CS Dinamo
20 András Szász Pivot  HC Odorhei
32 Adrian Rotaru Pivot  CSM București

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