Slovenia men's national handball team

The Slovenia national handball team represents Slovenia in international handball matches. Their biggest success is the silver medal from the 2004 European Men's Handball Championship as well as claiming third place at the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.

Slovenia
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Information
AssociationHandball Federation
of Slovenia
CoachLjubomir Vranjes
Assistant coachGregor Cvijič
CaptainJure Dolenec
Most capsUroš Zorman (225)[1]
Most goalsLuka Žvižej (702)[1]
Colours
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (First in 2000)
Best result6th (2016)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1995)
Best result3rd (2017)
European Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1994)
Best result2nd (2004)
Last updated on 24 January 2021.
Slovenia men's national handball team
Medal record
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2004 Slovenia
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2017 France

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000 7th/8th place 8th 8 2 1 5 209 223
  2004 11th/12th place 11th 6 2 0 4 160 173
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012
  2016 Quarter-finals 6th 6 4 0 2 167 163
  2020 Did not qualify
Total 3/7 0 Titles 20 8 1 11 536 559

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1993 Did not participate
  1995 Preliminary round 18th 5 1 0 4 131 126
  1997 Did not qualify
  1999
  2001 Preliminary round 17th 5 2 0 3 145 137
  2003 Second round 11th 7 3 0 4 191 196
  2005 11th/12th place 12th 9 4 2 3 272 250
  2007 9th/10th place 10th 8 3 0 5 241 243
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011
  2013 Semi-finals 4th 9 7 0 2 258 240
  2015 7th/8th place 8th 9 4 0 5 273 271
  2017 Semi-finals   9 6 1 2 271 253
    2019 Did not qualify
  2021 Main round 9th 6 3 2 1 189 159
    2023 To be determined
      2025
  2027
Total 9/15 0 Titles 67 33 5 29 1971 1875

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1994 9th/10th place 10th 6 1 1 4 112 139
  1996 11th/12th place 11th 6 1 0 5 120 139
  1998 Did not qualify
  2000 5th/6th place 5th 6 3 0 3 154 155
  2002 11th/12th place 12th 7 0 2 5 181 215
  2004 Final   8 5 1 2 230 218
  2006 Main round 8th 6 3 0 3 191 194
  2008 Main round 10th 6 3 0 3 172 180
  2010 Main round 11th 6 1 2 3 186 203
  2012 5th/6th place 6th 7 2 0 5 207 212
  2014 Did not qualify
  2016 Preliminary round 14th 3 0 1 2 66 72
  2018 Main round 8th 6 2 2 2 162 152
      2020 Semi-finals 4th 9 5 0 4 245 242
    2022 Qualified
Total 12/14 0 Titles 76 26 9 41 2026 2121

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.[2]

The caps and goals are updated as of 2 May 2021.[1]

Head coach: Ljubomir Vranjes

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 CB Staš Skube (1989-11-15) 15 November 1989 (age 31) 1.79 m 27 48   Meshkov Brest
3 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 27) 2.02 m 101 181   Telekom Veszprém
5 LB Nik Henigman (1995-12-04) 4 December 1995 (age 25) 2.01 m 58 87   MOL-Pick Szeged
8 RW Blaž Janc (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 24) 1.86 m 79 271   Barcelona
11 RB Jure Dolenec (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 32) 1.91 m 160 592   Barcelona
13 LW Darko Cingesar (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 30) 1.87 m 86 141   RK Trimo Trebnje
16 GK Miljan Vujović (2000-08-27) 27 August 2000 (age 20) 1.98 m 4 0   Celje Pivovarna Laško
17 RB Nejc Cehte (1992-09-04) 4 September 1992 (age 28) 1.96 m 37 53   TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
20 LW Tilen Kodrin (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 26) 1.92 m 50 72   Celje Pivovarna Laško
21 RW Dragan Gajić (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 36) 1.88 m 161 692   Limoges Hand 87
22 P Matej Gaber (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 29) 1.98 m 132 195   MOL-Pick Szeged
23 CB Miha Zarabec (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 29) 1.87 m 79 183   THW Kiel
26 GK Klemen Ferlin (1989-06-26) 26 June 1989 (age 32) 1.92 m 49 1   HC Erlangen
31 LW Tadej Mazej (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 22) 1.90 m 7 9   Celje Pivovarna Laško
34 CB Rok Ovniček (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 26) 1.85 m 34 33   HBC Nantes
35 CB Domen Makuc (2000-07-01) 1 July 2000 (age 21) 1.88 m 4 8   Barcelona
44 CB Dean Bombač (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 32) 1.90 m 101 188   MOL-Pick Szeged
51 LB Borut Mačkovšek (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 28) 2.04 m 119 291   MOL-Pick Szeged
90 GK Urban Lesjak (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 30) 1.87 m 58 0   TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
95 P Matic Suholežnik (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 26) 2.02 m 40 35   S.L. Benfica

StatisticsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Since 1992, the Slovenian national team was managed by a total of eleven different head coaches. Tone Tiselj, Miro Požun and Slavko Ivezič are the only coaches with more than one spell.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Večna lestvica nastopov in zadetkov za moško člansko reprezentanco" [All-time caps and goals for the national team] (in Slovenian). Handball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Team Roster Slovenia" (PDF). International Handball Federation. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Dosedanji selektorji – RZS – Rokometna zveza Slovenije" (in Slovenian). Handball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. ^ Bauman, Bojan (18 December 2019). "Ljubomir Vranješ - Šved, a naš". Večer (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2 February 2021.

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