Slovenia men's national handball team

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Slovenia
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AssociationHandball Federation
of Slovenia
CoachLjubomir Vranjes
Assistant coachAleš Anžič
Uroš Zorman
CaptainJure Dolenec
Most capsUroš Zorman (225)[1]
Most goalsLuka Žvižej (702)[1]
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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

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.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1936–1992 Part of Yugoslavia
Spain 1992 Did not enter
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 7th/8th place 8th 8 2 1 5 209 223
Greece 2004 11th/12th place 11th 6 2 0 4 160 173
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016 Quarter-finals 6th 6 4 0 2 167 163
Japan 2020 To be determined
Total 3/8 0 Titles 20 8 1 11 536 559

World Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1938–1991 Part of Yugoslavia
Sweden 1993 Did not participate
Iceland 1995 Preliminary round 18th 5 1 0 4 131 126
Japan 1997 Did not qualify
Egypt 1999
France 2001 Preliminary round 17th 5 2 0 3 145 137
Portugal 2003 Second round 11th 7 3 0 4 191 196
Tunisia 2005 11th/12th place 12th 9 4 2 3 272 250
Germany 2007 9th/10th place 10th 8 3 0 5 241 243
Croatia 2009 Did not qualify
Sweden 2011
Spain 2013 Semi-finals 4th 9 7 0 2 258 240
Qatar 2015 7th/8th place 8th 9 4 0 5 273 271
France 2017 Semi-finals 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 9 6 1 2 271 253
Denmark Germany 2019 Did not qualify
Egypt 2021 Main round 9th 6 3 2 1 189 159
Poland/Sweden 2023 To be determined
Croatia/Denmark/Norway 2025
Germany 2027
Total 9/15 0 Titles 67 33 5 29 1971 1875

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 9th/10th place 10th 6 1 1 4 112 139
Spain 1996 11th/12th place 11th 6 1 0 5 120 139
Italy 1998 Did not qualify
Croatia 2000 5th/6th place 5th 6 3 0 3 154 155
Sweden 2002 11th/12th place 12th 7 0 2 5 181 215
Slovenia 2004 Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8 5 1 2 230 218
Switzerland 2006 Main round 8th 6 3 0 3 191 194
Norway 2008 Main round 10th 6 3 0 3 172 180
Austria 2010 Main round 11th 6 1 2 3 186 203
Serbia 2012 5th/6th place 6th 7 2 0 5 207 212
Denmark 2014 Did not qualify
Poland 2016 Preliminary round 14th 3 0 1 2 66 72
Croatia 2018 Main round 8th 6 2 2 2 162 152
Austria Norway Sweden 2020 Semi-finals 4th 9 5 0 4 245 242
Hungary Slovakia 2022 To be determined
Total 12/15 0 Titles 76 26 9 41 2026 2121

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

The caps and goals are updated as of 24 January 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 23 40 Belarus Meshkov Brest
3 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 27) 2.02 m 97 171 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
5 LB Nik Henigman (1995-12-04) 4 December 1995 (age 25) 2.01 m 58 87 Hungary MOL-Pick Szeged
8 RW Blaž Janc (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 24) 1.86 m 72 247 Spain Barcelona
11 RB Jure Dolenec (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 32) 1.91 m 153 561 Spain Barcelona
13 LW Darko Cingesar (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 30) 1.87 m 83 134 Slovenia RK Trimo Trebnje
16 GK Miljan Vujović (2000-08-27) 27 August 2000 (age 20) 1.98 m 4 0 Slovenia Celje Pivovarna Laško
17 RB Nejc Cehte (1992-09-04) 4 September 1992 (age 28) 1.96 m 36 53 Germany TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
20 LW Tilen Kodrin (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 25) 1.92 m 47 65 Slovenia Celje Pivovarna Laško
21 RW Dragan Gajić (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 36) 1.88 m 158 682 France Limoges Hand 87
22 P Matej Gaber (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 29) 1.98 m 128 187 Hungary MOL-Pick Szeged
23 CB Miha Zarabec (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 29) 1.87 m 71 172 Germany THW Kiel
26 GK Klemen Ferlin (1989-06-26) 26 June 1989 (age 31) 1.92 m 45 1 Germany HC Erlangen
31 LW Tadej Mazej (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 22) 1.90 m 0 0 Slovenia Celje Pivovarna Laško
34 CB Rok Ovniček (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 26) 1.85 m 31 30 France HBC Nantes
35 CB Domen Makuc (2000-07-01) 1 July 2000 (age 20) 1.88 m 1 0 Spain Barcelona
44 CB Dean Bombač (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 31) 1.90 m 97 182 Hungary MOL-Pick Szeged
51 LB Borut Mačkovšek (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 28) 2.04 m 116 279 Hungary MOL-Pick Szeged
90 GK Urban Lesjak (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 30) 1.87 m 47 0 Germany TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
95 P Matic Suholežnik (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 25) 2.02 m 33 32 Portugal S.L. Benfica

Statistics[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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