Romania women's national handball team

The Romanian women's national team represents Romania in senior women's international handball and is controlled by the Romanian Handball Federation, the governing body for handball in Romania. It competes in the three major international tournaments; the Olympic Games, the IHF World Championship and the EHF European Championship.

Romania
Information
AssociationRomanian Handball Federation
CoachAdrian Vasile
CaptainCristina Neagu
Most capsMariana Tîrcă (335)
Most goalsMariana Tîrcă (2043)
Colours
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Team colours
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1976)
Best result4th (1976)
World Championship
Appearances24 (First in 1957)
Best result1st (1962)
European Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1994)
Best result3rd (2010)
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Romania women's national handball team
Medal record
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1962 Romania
Silver medal – second place 1973 Yugoslavia
Silver medal – second place 2005 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Denmark
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Denmark/Norway
The team in 2015, under Tomas Ryde.
The team in 2017, under Ambros Martín.

Since first entering World Championship, Romania are the only team to have appeared in all 24 tournaments to date.[1]

They were crowned winners in the IHF World Championship one time: 1962, and finished as runners-up in 1973 and 2005 and also finished third in 2015. Since first entering in 1994, Romania have never won the EHF European Championship, with their best performances being a third-place finish in 2010.

HonorsEdit

IHF World Championship

EHF European Championship

  • Bronze medalists: 2010

Other awardsEdit

GF World Cup

  • Gold medalists: 2009, 2010
  • Silver medalists: 2006

CompetitionsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Pos. Pld W D L
  1976 4th 5 2 0 3
  1980 Did not qualify
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000 7th 6 2 1 3
  2004 Did not qualify
  2008 7th 8 5 0 3
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016 9th 5 2 0 3
  2020 Did not qualify
Total 4/12 24 11 1 12

World ChampionshipEdit

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Pos. Pld W D L
  1994 10th 7 2 0 5
  1996 5th 6 4 1 1
  1998 11th 6 1 0 5
  2000 4th 7 2 3 2
  2002 7th 7 4 0 3
  2004 7th 7 5 0 2
  2006 Did not qualify
  2008 5th 7 5 0 2
    2010 3rd   8 5 0 3
  2012 10th 6 2 1 3
    2014 9th 6 3 1 2
  2016 5th 7 5 0 2
  2018 4th 8 4 0 4
   2020 12th 6 1 0 5
    2022 TBD
    2024
Total 13/16 88 43 6 39

GF World CupEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2020 European Women's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Adrian Vasile

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Ana Maria Măzăreanu (1993-02-04) 4 February 1993 (age 28) 1.80 m 13 0   Gloria Bistrița
2 LW Nicoleta Dincă (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 33) 1.73 m 33 37   Gloria Bistrița
6 P Alexandra Subțirică (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 33) 1.70 m 6 2   Gloria Buzău
7 CB Eliza Buceschi (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 28) 1.77 m 81 240   Rapid București
8 LB Cristina Neagu (1988-08-26) 26 August 1988 (age 33) 1.80 m 204 857   CSM București
11 CB Ana Maria Țicu (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 29) 1.70 m 12 9   SCM Craiova
13 CB Cristina Laslo (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 25) 1.77 m 41 50   Minaur Baia Mare
16 GK Denisa Dedu (1994-09-27) 27 September 1994 (age 27) 1.82 m 64 4   CSM București
17 CB Andreea Popa (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 21) 1.77 m 8 6   Minaur Baia Mare
19 RB Laura Popa (1994-06-29) 29 June 1994 (age 27) 1.81 m 42 26   Rapid București
20 GK Iulia Dumanska (1996-08-15) 15 August 1996 (age 25) 1.78 m 51 0   Podravka Koprivnica
26 LB Anca Polocoșer (1997-05-01) 1 May 1997 (age 24) 1.80 m 25 20   Minaur Baia Mare
27 P Lorena Ostase (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 24) 1.79 m 15 38   CSM Slatina
30 RW Sonia Seraficeanu (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 24) 1.74 m 19 23   Minaur Baia Mare
77 LW Ana Maria Iuganu (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 (age 31) 1.75 m 38 41   Gloria Buzău
90 RB Ana Maria Savu (1990-02-24) 24 February 1990 (age 31) 1.86 m 38 40   SCM Craiova
97 LW Alexandra Dindiligan (1997-02-16) 16 February 1997 (age 24) 1.74 m 5 1   HC Zalău

Notable playersEdit

IHF World Player of the Year
EHF Player of the Year
MVP
All-Star Team members
Top scorers
  • Victoria Dumitrescu (left back), 1956 World Championship
  • Carmen Amariei (left back), 1999 World Championship
  • Simona Gogîrlă (left back), 2000 European Championship
  • Ramona Farcău (right wing), 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Cristina Vărzaru (right wing), 2009–2010 EHF Champions League
  • Cristina Neagu (left back), 2010 European Championship, 2015 World Championship, 2014–2015 EHF Champions League, 2017–2018 EHF Champions League, 2019-2020 EHF Champions League, 2020-2021 EHF Champions League
Other notable players
Medal leaders
World Championship
Player Gold
Irina Klimovschi      
Ana Starck-Stănișel      
Iozefina Ștefănescu      
Victoria Dumitrescu      
Maria Constantinescu      
Aurelia Szőke-Tudor      

Coaching historyEdit

Period Head Coach
1953–1965   Constantin Popescu
1965–1969   Francisc Spier
1969   Valeriu Gogâltan
1969–1970   Pompiliu Simion
1971–1973   Gabriel Zugrăvescu
1973–1976   Constantin Popescu
1976–1978   Francisc Spier
1978–1982   Constantin Lache
1982–1986   Eugen Bartha
1986–1993   Bogdan Macovei
1993–1994   Gheorghe Sbora
1994–1995   Gheorghe Tadici
1995–1996   Gheorghe Ionescu
1996–1999   Cornel Bădulescu
1999–2000   Bogdan Macovei
2000–2002   Dumitru Muși
2002–2005   Cornel Oțelea
2005–2008   Gheorghe Tadici
2008–2012   Radu Voina
2012–2015   Gheorghe Tadici
2015–2016   Tomas Ryde
2016–2019   Ambros Martín
2019–2020   Tomas Ryde
2020–2021   Bogdan Burcea
2021-   Adrian Vasile

Individual all-time recordsEdit

Most matches playedEdit

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

# Player Matches
1 Mariana Tîrcă 335
2 Valentina Cozma 322
3 Aurelia Brădeanu 273
4 Valentina Ardean-Elisei 256
5 Marilena Doiciu 237
6 Maria Török-Duca 226
7 Steluța Luca 223
8 Ramona Farcău 214
9 Simona Arghir-Sandu 206
Lidia Drăgănescu 206

Last updated: 29 September 2019

Most goals scoredEdit

Total number of goals scored in official matches only.

# Player Goals Matches Average
1 Mariana Tîrcă 2043 335 6.09
2 Steluța Luca 1013 223 4.54
3 Valentina Cozma 980 322 3.04
4 Valentina Ardean-Elisei 915 256 3.57
5 Carmen Amariei 855 182 4.69
6 Cristina Neagu 830 198 4.12
7 Ramona Farcău 689 214 3.21
8 Aurelia Brădeanu 685 273 2.50
9 Lidia Drăgănescu 658 206 3.19
10 Maria Török-Duca 626 226 2.76

Last updated: 29 September 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Echipa României de handbal feminin, singura echipă din lume calificată la toate edițiile Campionatelor Mondiale" (in Romanian). Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ "CAMPIONATUL EUROPEAN DE HANDBAL FEMININ. S-a stabilit lotul pentru Euro 2020 " Care sunt cele patru jucătoare care rămân acasă". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 European Women's Handball Championship Roster" (PDF). livecache.sportresult.com. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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