Spain men's national handball team

The Spain national handball team is governed by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Spain is one of the most successful handball teams in the world, having won two World Championships and being the reigning European Champions. They are also the only team, besides Sweden, to have successfully defended a European Championship title, having won in 2018 and 2020. As of January 2021, they are reigning double defending European Champions.

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NicknameHispanos
AssociationRoyal Spanish Handball Federation
CoachJordi Ribera
Assistant coachCésar Montes
Jesús Rivilla García
CaptainRaúl Entrerríos
Most capsDavid Barrufet (280)
Most goalsJuanín García (822)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances10 (First in 1972)
Best result3rd (1996, 2000, 2008)
World Championship
Appearances21 (First in 1958)
Best result1st (2005, 2013)
European Handball Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1994)
Best result1st (2018, 2020)
Last updated on Unknown.
Spain men's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2005 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 2013 Spain
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Egypt
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Croatia
Gold medal – first place 2020 Sweden/Austria/Norway
Silver medal – second place 1996 Spain
Silver medal – second place 1998 Italy
Silver medal – second place 2006 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 2016 Poland
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Croatia
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Denmark
Spain national handball team in 2013.

HonoursEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 0 0 3 3
World Championship 2 0 2 4
European Championship 2 4 2 8
Total 4 4 7 15

Competitive recordEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

Olympic GamesEdit

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
  1972 Munich Match for 15th place 15th of 16 5 1 0 4 82 89 −7
  1976 Montreal Did not qualify
  1980 Moscow Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 3 1 2 126 129 −3
  1984 Los Angeles Match for 7th place 8th of 12 6 2 0 4 122 124 −2
  1988 Seoul Match for 9th place 9th of 12 6 3 0 3 122 121 +1
  1992 Barcelona Match for 5th place 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 133 119 +14
  1996 Atlanta Third place 3rd of 12 7 5 0 2 161 147 +14
  2000 Sydney Third place 3rd of 12 8 5 0 3 222 206 +16
  2004 Athens Match for 7th place 7th of 12 8 5 0 3 242 222 +20
  2008 Beijing Third place 3rd of 12 8 5 0 3 246 234 +12
  2012 London Quarter-finals 7th of 12 6 3 0 3 162 159 +3
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Did not qualify
  2020 Tokyo Qualified
Total 11/14 0 Titles 66 36 1 29 1,618 1,550 +68

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Pld W D L
  1938 Did not enter
  1954
  1958 12th 3 1 0 2
  1961 Did not enter
  1964
  1967
  1970
  1974 13th 3 1 0 2
  1978 10th 3 1 0 2
  1982 8th 6 3 1 2
  1986 5th 6 2 2 2
  1990 5th 6 4 0 2
  1993 5th 6 3 1 2
  1995 11th 6 4 0 2
  1997 7th 7 5 1 1
  1999 4th 9 7 0 2
  2001 5th 9 7 0 2
  2003 4th 9 7 0 2
  2005   10 8 1 1
  2007 7th 10 6 0 4
  2009 13th 9 6 0 3
  2011   10 8 1 1
  2013   9 8 0 1
  2015 4th 9 7 0 2
  2017 5th 7 6 0 1
 /  2019 7th 9 6 0 3
  2021   9 7 1 1
 /  2023 To be determined
 / /  2025
  2027
Total 21/27 155 107 8 40

European ChampionshipEdit

Final tournament Qualification
Year Position Pld W D L Position Pld W D L
  1994 5th 5 3 0 2 1st 8 7 0 1
  1996   7 5 0 2 Directly qualified
  1998   7 5 1 1 2nd 6 3 1 2
  2000   7 5 0 2 2 2 0 0
  2002 7th 6 3 1 2 Directly qualified
  2004 10th 6 2 0 4 2 2 0 0
  2006   8 6 1 1 2 1 1 0
  2008 9th 6 3 0 3 Directly qualified
  2010 6th 7 4 1 2 1st 8 7 0 1
  2012 4th 8 5 1 2 2nd 6 4 0 2
  2014   8 6 0 2 1st 6 6 0 0
  2016   8 5 1 2 1st 6 5 0 1
  2018   8 6 0 2 1st 6 6 0 0
    2020   9 8 1 0 Directly qualified
   2022 Qualified Directly qualified
  2024 TBD TBD
Total 15/15 100 66 7 27

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.[1][2]

Head coach: Jordi Ribera

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 30) 1.89 m 113 10   Barça
5 RB Jorge Maqueda (1988-02-06) 6 February 1988 (age 33) 1.97 m 139 353   Telekom Veszprém
6 LW Ángel Fernández (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 32) 1.93 m 60 180   Łomża Vive Kielce
9 CB Raúl Entrerríos (1981-02-12) 12 February 1981 (age 40) 1.88 m 269 618   Barça
10 RB Alex Dujshebaev (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 28) 1.88 m 99 264   Łomża Vive Kielce
11 CB Daniel Sarmiento (1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 37) 1.88 m 120 244   Saint-Raphaël
12 GK Rodrigo Corrales (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 30) 2.00 m 72 3   Telekom Veszprém
13 P Julen Aguinagalde (1982-12-08) 8 December 1982 (age 38) 1.96 m 197 470   CD Bidasoa
14 RW Ferran Solé (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 28) 1.93 m 50 213   Paris Saint-Germain
15 LB Iosu Goñi Leoz (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 31) 1.92 m 61 89   Chambéry Savoie Handball
17 P Adrià Figueras (1988-12-08) 8 December 1988 (age 32) 1.93 m 66 158   HBC Nantes
21 LB Joan Cañellas (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 34) 1.98 m 188 478   MOL-Pick Szeged
24 LB Viran Morros (1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 37) 1.99 m 228 166   Paris Saint-Germain
28 RW Aleix Gómez (1997-05-07) 7 May 1997 (age 24) 1.84 m 35 118   Barça
29 LW Aitor Ariño (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 28) 1.85 m 62 124   Barça
30 P Gedeón Guardiola (1984-10-01) 1 October 1984 (age 36) 1.98 m 147 177   TBV Lemgo
52 P Rubén Marchán (1994-09-20) 20 September 1994 (age 26) 2.04 m 0 0   Ademar León
59 CB Daniel Dujshebaev (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 23) 1.97 m 41 68   Łomża Vive Kielce
61 GK Sergey Hernández (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 25) 1.98 m 15 5   S.L. Benfica
62 RW Kauldi Odriozola (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 24) 1.83 m 13 45   CD Bidasoa

Individual recordsEdit

  • Bold denotes players still playing international handball.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sergey Hernández y Rubén Marchán, grandes novedades para el Mundial de Egipto" (in Spanish). rfebm.com. 9 January 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Team Roster Spain" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2021.

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