Algeria men's national handball team


The Algeria national handball team is the national handball team of Algeria and is controlled by the Algerian Handball Federation.

Algeria
Information
AssociationAlgerian Handball Federation
CoachAlain Portes
Assistant coachHichem Boudrali
Tahar Labane
CaptainMessaoud Berkous
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1980)
Best result10th (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
World Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1974)
Best result13th (2001)
African Championship
Appearances23 (First in 1976)
Best result1st (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1996, 2014)
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Algeria men's national handball team
Medal record
African Championship
1981 Tunisia
1983 Egypt
1985 Angola
1987 Morocco
1989 Algeria
1996 Benin
2014 Algeria
1976 Algeria
1991 Egypt
1994 Tunisia
1998 South Africa
2000 Algeria
2002 Morocco
2012 Morocco
1979 Congo
1992 Côte d'Ivoire
2008 Angola
2010 Egypt
2020 Tunisia
African Games
1973 Lagos
1978 Algiers
1987 Nairobi
1999 Johannesburg
1991 Cairo
2003 Abuja
2007 AlgiersTeam
2011 MaputoTeam

History


Algeria became a great handball country from the 1970s when they were gold medalists twice in the African Games in 1973 and in 1978. In the beginning of the 1980s, the domination of Algeria in the African handball started when it won five consecutive African titles from 1981 to 1989. Algeria had participated in the World Handball Championship for 14 times, in the Olympic Gamess for 4 times.

Aziz Derouaz, the coach of Algeria team in the 1980s is the man who invented the Offensive-Defense style and practiced it for the first time in the 1982 World Handball Championship.[1]

Many great players have made history of the Algerian handball such as Abdelkrim Bendjemil, Omar Azeb, Brahim Boudrali, Abdelkrim Hammiche, Mustapha Doballah, Abdeslam Benmaghsoula, Sofiane Elimam, Rédouane Aouachria, Djaffar Belhoucine, Mahmoud Bouanik, Abdeldjalil Bouanani, Salim Nedjel and many others.

Competitive record


Mediterranean Games

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1967 Tunis Did not enter
1971 İzmir Tournament canceled
1975 Algiers Third place3rd of 5
1979 Split Fifth place5th of 7
1983 Casablanca Runners-up2nd of 8
1987 Latakia Champions1st of 8
1991 Athens Fifth place5th of 8
1993 Languedoc-Roussillon Did not enter
1997 Bari Seventh place7th of 8
2001 Tunis Seventh place7th of 8
2005 Almería Did not enter
2009 Pescara Fifth place5th of 9421113587+48
2013 Mersin Ninth place9th of 105203122133−10
2018 Tarragona Seventh place7th of 135203151160−9
2021 Oran Qualified as hosts
Total10/121 Title

African University Games

  • 1975 – Winners

World Confederations Cup

  • 1998 – Winners

Arab Championship

  • 1988 – 2nd
  • 2000 – Winners

Pan Arab Games

Islamic Solidarity Games

Current squad


The squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Alain Portes

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 LB Zoheïr Naïm (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 25) 1.88 m 12 18 JSES Skikda
4 LB Noureddine Hellal (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 25) 1.86 m 10 15 Al Ahli
6 LB Messaoud Berkous (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 31) 1.92 m 166 721 GS Pétroliers
7 LB Hichem Daoud (1992-01-09) 9 January 1992 (age 29) 1.89 m 98 150 Istres PH
8 P Aaladine Hadidi (1991-05-18) 18 May 1991 (age 30) 1.90 m 12 20 GS Pétroliers
12 GK Abdellah Benmenni (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 34) 1.89 m 30 0 GS Pétroliers
13 LW Riadh Chahbour (1985-07-28) 28 July 1985 (age 35) 1.84 m 155 360 GS Pétroliers
15 RW Redouane Saker (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 29) 1.78 m 25 32 JSES Skikda
16 GK Yahia Zemouchi (1994-09-17) 17 September 1994 (age 26) 1.93 m 2 0 OM Annaba
18 P Hichem Kaabeche (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 31) 1.92 m 85 150 Al Ahli
19 P Okba Ensaad (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 28) 1.88 m 6 3 CR Bordj Bou Arréridj
21 LW Oussem Boudjenah (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 29) 1.85 m 6 9 JSES Skikda
22 GK Khalifa Ghedbane (1996-11-26) 26 November 1996 (age 24) 1.98 m 34 2 Ademar León
23 RB Abderrahim Berriah (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 33) 1.90 m 120 280 GS Pétroliers
25 P Sofiane Bendjilali (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 26) 1.90 m 0 0 Club Africain
26 LB Mokhtar Kouri (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 25) 1.94 m 8 20 MC Saïda
36 CB Rahim Abdelkader (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 30) 1.85 m 95 206 Dunkerque HGL
44 CB Mustapha Hadj Sadok (1997-08-17) 17 August 1997 (age 23) 1.87 m 36 57 Al-Wakrah
77 LW Réda Arib (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 29) 1.86 m 8 20 GS Pétroliers
87 RB Ayoub Abdi (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 24) 1.89 m 43 113 Fenix Toulouse HB

Crest


References


  1. "Mohamed-Aziz derouaz : Une notoriété mondialement reconnue". Horizons. B. Abdenour. 14 May 2010.
  2. "Alain Portes dévoile la liste finale des 20 joueurs" (in French). 11 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  3. "Team Roster Algeria" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.