Czech Republic men's national handball team


The Czech Republic national handball team is the national handball team of the Czech Republic. It was most successful in the mid-1990s, with sixth place at the 1996 European Championship and a win over the later runners-up Croatia at the 1995 World Championship, but the team have failed to qualify for major championships on several occasions since.

Czech Republic
Information
AssociationCzech Handball Association
CoachJan Filip
Assistant coachDaniel Kubeš
Miloš Slabý
CaptainOndřej Zdráhala
Colours
Home
Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1995)
Best result8th (1995)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1996)
Best result6th (1996, 2018)
Last updated on Unknown.

Before the Czech Republic became independent in 1993, the Czechoslovakia national team won five World Championship medals between 1954 and 1967, and qualified for every World Championship between 1954 and 1993. However, the Czech federation were admitted in time to attempt to qualify for the first European Championship in 1994. They were eliminated by another new nation, Slovenia, after losing on the away goals rule.[1]

Results


World Championship

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
19957/8th place89504206205
1997Round of 16116303138125
1999Did not qualify
2001Preliminary round185122136136
2003Did not qualify
20059/10th place109324261271
200711/12th place128206227235
2009Did not qualify
2011
2013
201517/18th place177403209199
2017Did not qualify
/ 2019
2021Withdrawn
/ 2023To be determined
// 2025
2027
Total6/15441842211771171

European Championship

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1994Did not qualify
1996Preliminary Round65302129125
1998Preliminary Round105104130132
2000Did not qualify
2002Main Round86303151169
2004Main Round116114177202
2006Did not qualify
2008Preliminary Round1330038897
2010Main Round86213175180
2012Preliminary Round1431027784
2014Preliminary Round1530127387
2016Did not qualify
2018Fifth place match67313179186
2020Main Round127205172183
2022Qualified
2024To be determined
Total11/16511643113511445

Team


Current squad

Squad for the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Jan Filip

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Tomáš Mrkva (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 32) 2.00 m 97 5 Bergischer HC
2 LW Jakub Hrstka (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 31) 1.86 m 110 354 Dessau Rosslauer HV 06
3 CB Roman Bečvář (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 32) 1.91 m 120 248 TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke
5 RW Miroslav Jurka (1987-06-07) 7 June 1987 (age 34) 1.89 m 86 171 HC Zubří
13 LB Pavel Horák (1982-11-28) 28 November 1982 (age 38) 1.98 m 129 351 THW Kiel
16 GK Martin Galia (1979-04-12) 12 April 1979 (age 42) 1.89 m 208 8 Górnik Zabrze
17 RB Stanislav Kašpárek (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 25) 2.02 m 36 137 MOL-Pick Szeged
19 CB Tomáš Babák (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 27) 1.86 m 64 239 Bergischer HC
21 RW Tomáš Číp (1989-10-05) 5 October 1989 (age 31) 1.87 m 68 188 CS Minaur Baia Mare
22 P Peter Šlachta (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 28) 1.99 m 33 40 EHV Aue
26 LW Marek Vančo (1989-07-12) 12 July 1989 (age 31) 1.87 m 35 39 HC Elbflorenz
27 CB Ondřej Zdráhala (1983-07-10) 10 July 1983 (age 37) 1.88 m 124 432 Orlen Wisła Płock
31 LB Matěj Klíma (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 22) 1.91 m 5 1 Dukla Prague
32 LB Vojtěch Patzel (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 22) 1.90 m 10 8 Dukla Prague
34 LB Dominik Solák (1997-08-17) 17 August 1997 (age 23) 1.98 m 15 0 HCB Karviná
40 RB Dieudonné Mubenzem (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 25) 1.90 m 34 41 TV Hüttenberg
66 P Štěpán Zeman (1997-05-09) 9 May 1997 (age 24) 2.02 m 26 39 HSC 2000 Coburg
99 P Jan Mojžiš (1996-06-18) 18 June 1996 (age 24) 2.00 m 6 3 TV Emsdetten

Notable former players

Player statistics

References