Sweden women's national handball team

The Sweden women's national handball team (Swedish: Sveriges damlandslag i handboll) is the national team of Sweden. It is governed by the Swedish Handball Federation (Swedish: Svenska Handbollförbundet) and takes part in international handball competitions.

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Information
AssociationSwedish Handball Federation
CoachTomas Axnér
Assistant coachJohanna Wiberg
CaptainJamina Roberts
Most capsÅsa Eriksson (254)
Most goalsMia Hermansson-Högdahl (1153)
Colours
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1st
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2nd
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3rd
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 2008)
Best result4th (2020)
World Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1957)
Best result4th (2017)
European Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1994)
Best result2nd (2010)
Last updated on Unknown.
Sweden women's national handball team
Medal record
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2010 Denmark–Norway
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Croatia–Hungary

HonoursEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 0 0 0 0
European Championship 0 1 1 2
Total 0 1 1 2

Competitive recordEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1976 Montreal Did not qualify
  1980 Moscow
  1984 Los Angeles
  1988 Seoul
  1992 Barcelona
  1996 Atlanta
  2000 Sydney
  2004 Athens
  2008 Beijing Quarter-final 8th of 12 6 2 0 4 147 168 −21
  2012 London Preliminary round 11th of 12 5 0 0 5 108 131 −23
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Quarter-final 7th of 12 6 2 1 3 170 174 −4
  2020 Tokyo Bronze final 4th of 12 8 5 1 3 237 228 +9
Total 4/12 0 Titles 25 9 2 15 662 701 –39

World championshipEdit

European championshipEdit

Performance in other tournamentsEdit

 
Sweden during a friendly match against the Netherlands in 2016

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The squad for the 2022 European Women's Handball Championship.[3][4][5][6]

Caps and goals as of 18 November 2022.

Head coach: Tomas Axnér

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Johanna Bundsen (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 31) 1.85 m 125 2   IK Sävehof
3 RB Nina Koppang (2002-05-31) 31 May 2002 (age 20) 1.77 m 8 10   IK Sävehof
6 CB Carin Strömberg (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 29) 1.84 m 134 200   Neptunes de Nantes
7 P Linn Blohm (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 30) 1.80 m 145 412   Győri Audi ETO KC
8 LB Jamina Roberts (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 32) 1.76 m 210 516   Vipers Kristiansand
9 LB Melissa Petrén (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 28) 1.73 m 62 114   Viborg HK
15 RW Sara Johansson (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 30) 1.76 m 13 22   Skara HF
16 GK Jessica Ryde (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 28) 1.85 m 54 0   Ikast Håndbold
17 RB Nina Dano (2000-06-12) 12 June 2000 (age 22) 1.72 m 36 68   HH Elite
19 P Anna Lagerquist (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 29) 1.75 m 102 124   Neptunes de Nantes
21 GK Evelina Eriksson (1996-08-20) 20 August 1996 (age 26) 1.85 m 10 1   CSM București
23 CB Emma Lindqvist (1997-09-17) 17 September 1997 (age 25) 1.77 m 66 135   Ikast Håndbold
24 RW Nathalie Hagman (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 31) 1.67 m 198 710   Neptunes de Nantes
29 LB Kristin Thorleifsdóttir (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 25) 1.82 m 38 48   HH Elite
38 LW Elin Hansson (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 26) 1.73 m 50 130   SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
42 CB Jenny Carlson (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 27) 1.72 m 37 97   Brest Bretagne
44 CB Daniela de Jong (1998-09-01) 1 September 1998 (age 24) 1.75 m 13 17   SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
54 LB Tyra Axnér (2002-03-18) 18 March 2002 (age 20) 1.78 m 12 21   Nykøbing Falster
55 RW Clara Petersson Bergsten (2002-05-28) 28 May 2002 (age 20) 1.62 m 5 5   Skuru IK
66 P Clara Monti Danielsson (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 31) 1.76 m 16 4   Chambray Touraine
97 LW Linn Hansson (1997-09-18) 18 September 1997 (age 25) 1.69 m 5 4   Önnereds HK

Notable playersEdit

Several Swedish players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, either as Most Valuable Player, top scorer, best defense player or as a member of the All-Star Team.

MVP
All-Star Team
Top scorers
Best defense player

Incomplete

Famous playersEdit

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active players are highlighted

Head coach historyEdit

Period Coach
1991–1994; 1999–2003   Tomas Ryde
2003–2005   Per-Olof Jonsson
2005–2008   Ulf Schefvert
2008–2012   Per Johansson
2012–2013   Torbjörn Klingvall[9][10]
2014–2015; 2016   Helle Thomsen[11][12][13]
2015–2016   Thomas Sivertsson[14]
2016–2020   Henrik Signell[15]
2020–present   Tomas Axnér

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's World Championships". ihf.info. Archived from the original on 7 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Women's World Championships". ihf.info. Archived from the original on 7 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Klart vilka 18 spelare som åker till EM" (in Swedish). handbollslandslaget.se. 31 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Petersson Bergsten ansluter till EM-truppen". Handbollslandslaget. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Linn Hansson ansluter till svenska EM-truppen". Handbollslandslaget. 13 November 2022. Retrieved 13 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Team Roster Sweden". eurohandball.com. 4 November 2022. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  7. ^ "Spelarstatistik Damlandslaget" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Handball Federation. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Spelarstatistik Damlandslaget" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Handball Federation. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Torbjörn Klingvall new coach of Sweden's female national team". Handball Planet. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  10. ^ handball-world. "Coach of the Swedish national team resigns". handball-world. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Helle Thomsen steps down as Swedish national coach". www.eurohandball.com. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Helle Thomsen to lead Dutch girls at EHF EURO 2016". Handball Planet. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  13. ^ ""Of course, I can help out for a fortnight!"". Stregspiller. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Sivertsson fired, Helle Thomsen takes over Sweden again – Timeout Magazine". timeoutmag.com. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  15. ^ "The time was right for Henrik Signell". Stregspiller. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2021.

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