Greece men's national handball team


The Greece national handball team is the national handball team of Greece and is controlled by the Hellenic Handball Federation.

Greece
Information
AssociationHellenic Handball Federation
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 2004)
Best result6th (2004)
World Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2005)
Best result6th (2005)
Last updated on Unknown.

Greece has a long tradition in handball. First of all, Greece made it to the handball 2005 World Cup and the 2004 Olympics where they beat Brazil, Korea and won against Egypt in a close game. In the Olympics they lost to eventual champions Croatia, and finished sixth in the tournament. In the World Cup they finished in the sixth position as well.

Competitive record


Olympic Games

Olympic record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1936 Berlin Did not qualify
Not held from 1948 to 1968
1972 Munich Did not qualify
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 AthensQuarter-finals6th place8305188220
2008 Beijing Did not qualify
2012 London
2016 Rio de Janeiro
Total1/148305188220

World Championships

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1938Did not qualify
1954
1958
1961
1964
1967
1970
1974
1978
1982
1986
1990
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
2003
2005Quarter-finals6th place9414245246
2007Did not qualify
2009
2011
2013
2015
2017
/ 2019
2021
/ 2023To be determined
// 2025
2027
Total1/309414245246

European Championships

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1994Did not qualify
1996
1998
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
2016
2018
2020
2022
2024To be determined
Total0/15

Current squad


The Greece international squad at the 2017 World Championship Qualification

Position No. Player Date of birth Club
GK
12
Nikolaos Loizos PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
GK
1
Kostas Gourgoumis (1983-09-13) 13 September 1983 (age 37) PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
GK Kostas Tsilimparis (1979-07-31) 31 July 1979 (age 41) Filippos Veria
LW
20
Vyron Papadopoulos (1986-02-22) 22 February 1986 (age 35) HC Empor Rostock
LW
7
Christos Mylonas (1995-05-13) 13 May 1995 (age 26) AC Diomidis Argous
RW
8
Adam Papadopoulos (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 25) AC Diomidis Argous
RW
19
Christoforos Bakaoukas (1981-04-17) 17 April 1981 (age 40) AEK H.C.
CB
4
Dimitrios Tzimourtos (1981-02-10) 10 February 1981 (age 40) Eintracht Hildesheim
CB
5
Georgios Mastorogiannis (1981-08-30) 30 August 1981 (age 39) PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
CB
3
Theodoros Megaloikonomu (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 37) AC Diomidis Argous
CB
25
Theodoros Petridis (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 35) PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
RB
6
Nikolaos Riganas (1984-01-28) 28 January 1984 (age 37) HCM Constanța
RB
19
Alexandros Alvanos (1980-04-09) 9 April 1980 (age 41) PAOK Thessaloniki H.C.
P Giorgos Khalkidis (1977-05-13) 13 May 1977 (age 44) Wacker Thun
P Charalampos Mallios (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 33) AC Diomidis Argous