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Spain 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.

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NicknameHispanos
AssociationRoyal Spanish Handball Federation
CoachJordi Ribera
Assistant coachAntonio García
CaptainVíctor Tomás
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
Appearances20 (First in 1958)
Best result1st (2005, 2013)
European Handball Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1994)
Best result1st (2018)
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Spain 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
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Croatia
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 1 3
European Championship 1 4 2 7
Total 3 4 6 13

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
Total 10/12 0 Titles 66 36 1 29 1,618 1,550 +68

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Pld W D L
  1938 Did not enter
  1954 Did not enter
  1958 12th 3 1 0 2
  1961 Did not enter
  1964 Did not enter
  1967 Did not enter
  1970 Did not enter
  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 To be determined
 /  2023 To be determined
Total 20/28 146 100 7 39

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 Qualified Directly qualified
Total 14/14 91 58 6 27

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Jordi Ribera

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 RB Eduardo Gurbindo (1987-11-08) 8 November 1987 (age 32) 1.95 m 121 167   HBC Nantes
6 LW Ángel Fernández (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 31) 1.92 m 44 115   PGE Vive Kielce
9 CB Raúl Entrerríos (1981-02-12) 12 February 1981 (age 38) 1.95 m 250 561   FC Barcelona
10 RB Alex Dujshebaev (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 26) 1.87 m 80 200   PGE Vive Kielce
11 CB Daniel Sarmiento (1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 36) 1.86 m 108 222   Saint-Raphaël
13 P Julen Aguinagalde (1982-12-08) 8 December 1982 (age 37) 1.95 m 181 448   PGE Vive Kielce
16 GK Arpad Šterbik (1979-11-20) 20 November 1979 (age 40) 2.00 m 78 0   Telekom Veszprém
21 LB Joan Cañellas (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 33) 1.98 m 169 440   Pick Szeged
24 LB Viran Morros (1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 35) 1.99 m 211 157   Paris Saint-Germain
28 RW Aleix Gómez (1997-05-07) 7 May 1997 (age 22) 1.80 m 17 48   FC Barcelona
29 LW Aitor Ariño (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 27) 1.87 m 41 86   FC Barcelona
30 P Gedeón Guardiola (1984-10-01) 1 October 1984 (age 35) 2.00 m 121 161   Rhein-Neckar Löwen
31 LB Iosu Goñi Leoz (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 29) 1.95 m 47 74   Pays d'Aix Université Club
33 GK Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 28) 1.90 m 96 5   Barcelona
44 GK Rodrigo Corrales (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 28) 2.02 m 53 1   Paris Saint-Germain
49 RW Ferrán Solé (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 27) 1.78 m 29 139   Fenix Toulouse
55 P Adrià Figueras (1988-08-31) 31 August 1988 (age 31) 1.92 m 45 100   BM Granollers
59 LB Daniel Dujshebaev (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 22) 1.97 m 29 49   PGE Vive Kielce

Individual recordsEdit

  • Bold denotes players still playing international handball.

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