1938 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1938 World Men's Handball Championship was the first ever team handball World Championship. It was played in Germany on 5 and 6 February 1938. Contested by just 4 national teams, the tournament was won by hosts Germany.

1938 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates5–6 February 1938
Teams4
Final positions
Champions Germany
Runner-up Austria
Third place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches6
Goals scored53 (8.83 per match)
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Results


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany (H, C) 3 3 0 0 23 9 +14 6 5–4 7–2 11–3
 Austria 3 2 0 1 16 11 +5 4 5–4 7–2
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 8 13 5 2 2–1
4  Denmark 3 0 0 3 6 20 14 0
Source: IHF
(C) Champion; (H) Host

Medallist Squads


Gold Silver Bronze
Germany Austria Sweden
Karl Herbolzheimer
Herbert Scmidt
Gerard Brüntgens
Walter Homke
Hans Keiter
Kurt Lubenow
Kurt Mahnkopf
Hans Obermark
Günther Ortmann
Gerd Schauer
Will Steininger
Hans Theilig
Adolar Woczinski
Philipp Zimmermann
Franz Axmann
Otto Cerny
Hans Houschka
Zdenko Kucera
Robert Leu
Otto Licha
Ferdinand Mantler
Anton Perwein
Alfred Schmalzer
Alois Schnabel
Rudolf Tauscher
Jaroslav Volak
Leopold Woh
Sven Åblad
Torsten Andersson
Erik Floberg
Åke Forslund
Stig Hjortsberg
Sture Hultberg
Åke Kallerdahl
Yngve Lamberg
Roland Nilsson
Allan Rollander
Sigfrid Schonning
Tage Sjöberg
Gustaf Adolf Thoren