Spain women's national handball team

The Spain women's national handball team is the national team of Spain. It is governed by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation and takes part in international handball competitions.[1]

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Information
NicknameLas Guerreras
AssociationRoyal Spanish Handball Federation
CoachJosé Ignacio Prades
Assistant coachImanol Álvarez Arruti
CaptainSilvia Navarro
Most capsMarta Mangué (301)
Most goalsMarta Mangué (1033)
Colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Home
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Team colours
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1992)
Best result3rd (2012)
World Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1993)
Best result2nd (2019)
European Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1998)
Best result2nd (2008, 2014)
Last updated on Unknown.
Spain women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2019 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Brasil
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2008 Macedonia
Silver medal – second place 2014 Croatia/Hungary
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Tarragona Team
Silver medal – second place 1979 Split
Silver medal – second place 2001 Tunis Team

Spain was the big surprise of the 2008 European Championship, making it to the final after beating Romania and Germany and getting a draw against Norway, all of which were expected to beat Spain. In the final, Spain once again met Norway. They couldn't repeat their efforts from the group stage, however, and lost 34–21.

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Pos. Pld W D L
  1976 Did not qualify
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992 7th 4 1 0 3
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004 6th 7 1 3 3
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 3rd   8 5 1 2
  2016 6th 6 3 0 3
  2020 9th 5 2 0 3
Total 5/12 30 12 4 14

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Pos. Pld W D L
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996
  1998 12th 6 0 1 5
  2000 Did not qualify
  2002 13th 3 0 2 1
  2004 8th 7 3 0 4
  2006 9th 6 3 0 3
  2008 2nd   8 4 2 2
    2010 11th 6 2 0 4
  2012 11th 6 2 1 3
    2014 2nd   8 5 0 3
  2016 11th 6 1 1 4
  2018 12th 6 1 0 5
 /  2020 9th 6 1 2 4
    2022 TBD
    2024
Total 11/16 68 22 9 38

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Pos. Pld W D L
  1957 Did not qualify
  1962
  1965
  1971
  1973
  1975
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1993 15th 6 1 0 5
   1995 Did not qualify
  1997
   1999
  2001 10th 6 3 0 3
  2003 5th 9 6 1 2
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 10th 8 3 1 4
  2009 4th 10 6 1 3
  2011 3rd   9 7 0 2
  2013 9th 6 4 0 2
  2015 12th 6 3 0 3
  2017 11th 6 3 1 2
  2019 2nd   10 7 1 2
  2021 Qualified as host
 / /  2023 To be determined
 /  2025
  2027
Total 10/28 76 43 5 28

Mediterranean GamesEdit

 
National team in 2013

Performance in other tournamentsEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics was announced on 12 July 2021.[3]

Head coach: Carlos Viver

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 RW Marta López (1990-02-04)4 February 1990 (aged 31) 1.68 m 125 269   CS Rapid București
4 RW Carmen Martín (1988-05-29)29 May 1988 (aged 33) 1.69 m 231 800   CSM București
10 P Elisabet Cesáreo (1999-05-25)25 May 1999 (aged 22) 1.77 m 29 14   BM Bera Bera
12 GK Silvia Navarro (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 42) 1.68 m 220 10   BM Remudas
16 GK Mercedes Castellanos (1988-07-21)21 July 1988 (aged 33) 1.85 m 44 1   CBF Málaga Costa del Sol
17 LW Jennifer Gutiérrez Bermejo (1995-02-20)20 February 1995 (aged 26) 1.69 m 57 117   Borussia Dortmund
25 CB Nerea Pena (1989-12-13)13 December 1989 (aged 31) 1.75 m 169 567   Vipers Kristiansand
27 LB Lara González Ortega (1992-02-22)22 February 1992 (aged 29) 1.84 m 131 130   Paris 92
30 LW Soledad López (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 (aged 29) 1.62 m 41 98   CBF Málaga Costa del Sol
34 CB Alicia Fernández (1992-12-21)21 December 1992 (aged 28) 1.72 m 51 132   CS Rapid București
39 RB Almudena Rodríguez (1993-11-09)9 November 1993 (aged 27) 1.75 m 72 136   CS Gloria 2018 Bistrița-Năsăud
44 P Ainhoa Hernández (1994-04-27)27 April 1994 (aged 27) 1.80 m 94 141   BM Zuazo
62 RB Paula Arcos (2001-12-21)21 December 2001 (aged 19) 1.68 m 2 3   CB Atlético Guardés
86 LB Alexandrina Cabral (1986-05-05)5 May 1986 (aged 35) 1.75 m 120 573   CSM București
99 RB Mireya González (1991-07-18)18 July 1991 (aged 30) 1.78 m 90 176   SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea

Coaching historyEdit

Period Coach
2002–2004   José Francisco Aldeguer[4]
2007–2017   Jorge Dueñas
2017–2021   Carlos Viver[5]
2021–present   José Ignacio Prades Pons

Notable playersEdit

Players who have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, either as Most Valuable Player or as a member of the All-Star Team.

All-Star Team

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active players are highlighted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Máximas Alineaciones" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  2. ^ "2005 Almería" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Carlos Viver anuncia la lista de 16 Guerreras que viajarán a Tokio" (in Spanish). rfebm.com. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. ^ Kft, New Wave Media Group. "Visszavonult a franciák világbajnok magyar kézise". https://www.origo.hu/ (in Hungarian). Retrieved 13 November 2021. External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Carlos Viver, dismissed as coach of the Guerreras". Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  6. ^ "All Star Team". IHF Macedonia. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  7. ^ a b "All Star Team awarded – Postnova Most Valuable Player". IHF. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Máximas Goleradoras" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2009.

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