Major achievements in handball by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international indoor handball, beach handball and field handball tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.

Results


For the making of these lists, results from following major international tournaments were consulted:

FormGoverning
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TournamentEdition
FirstLatestNext
Indoor handballIHF & IOCHandball at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)197220162020
IAHF (1938) & IHFIHF World Men's Handball Championship (biennially)193820192021
IHF World Women's Handball Championship (biennially)195720192021
Beach handballIHF & IWGABeach handball at the World Games (quadrennially)200120172021
IHFBeach Handball World Championships (biennially)200420182020
Field handballIAHF & IOCField handball at the Summer Olympics19361936Defunct
IAHF & IHFIHF World Men's Outdoor Handball Championship19381966Defunct
IHFIHF World Women's Outdoor Handball Championship19491960Defunct

Medals for the demonstration events are NOT counted. Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) do NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[1]

The tables are pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, then most first-place results, second-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Indoor handball, beach handball and field handball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Indoor handball Beach handball Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Games World Championships Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Men Women Total
1 Hungary2619
2 Germany4318
3 Spain2248
4 Russia6017
5 Croatia4206
5 Denmark4206
7 Brazil5005
8 East Germany*3205
8 Romania3205
10 Norway3115
11 West Germany*2215
12 Czechoslovakia*2125
13 Austria0325
14 Soviet Union*4004
14 Yugoslavia*4004
16 France3104
17 South Korea2103
17 Sweden2103
Indoor handball Beach handball Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Games World Championships Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Men Women Total
19 Ukraine1113
20 Turkey0213
21 Qatar0123
22 Italy1012
22 Unified Team*1012
24 Poland0112
24 Serbia0112
24  Switzerland0112
27 Serbia and Montenegro*0022
28 Belarus1001
28 Egypt1001
28 Greece1001
28 Netherlands1001
32 Argentina0101
32 Iceland0101
32 Montenegro0101
35 China0011
35 Slovenia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Indoor handball Beach handball Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Games World Championships Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Men Total
1 Croatia3104
1 Germany3104
3 Russia3014
4 Spain1124
5 Hungary0314
6 Denmark2103
6 East Germany*2103
6 Sweden2103
6 West Germany*2103
10 Romania1203
11 Czechoslovakia*1113
12 Austria0213
13 Qatar0123
14 Brazil2002
14 France2002
14 Soviet Union*2002
14 Yugoslavia*2002
Indoor handball Beach handball Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Games World Championships Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Men Total
18 Poland0112
18  Switzerland0112
20 Belarus1001
20 Egypt1001
20 Unified Team*1001
23 Iceland0101
23 Norway0101
23 South Korea0101
23 Turkey0101
23 Ukraine0101
28 Serbia0011
28 Serbia and Montenegro*0011
28 Slovenia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Indoor handball Beach handball Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Games World Championships World Championships
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Women Total
1 Hungary2305
2 Norway3014
3 Germany1214
4 Spain1124
5 Brazil3003
6 Russia3003
7 Denmark2103
8 Romania2002
8 South Korea2002
8 Soviet Union*2002
8 Yugoslavia*2002
Indoor handball Beach handball Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Games World Championships World Championships
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Women Total
12 Croatia1102
12 East Germany*1102
12 France1102
15 Czechoslovakia*1012
15 Italy1012
15 Ukraine1012
18 Austria0112
18 Turkey0112
18 West Germany*0112
21 Greece1001
21 Netherlands1001
23 Argentina0101
23 Montenegro0101
23 Serbia0101
26 China0011
26 Serbia and Montenegro*0011
26 Unified Team*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Indoor handball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Indoor handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
1 Denmark4004
1 Russia4004
1 Soviet Union*4004
1 Yugoslavia*4004
5 France3104
6 East Germany*2204
7 Spain1124
8 Czechoslovakia*2103
8 Germany2103
8 Norway2103
8 Romania2103
8 South Korea2103
13 Hungary1203
14 West Germany*1113
Indoor handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
15 Croatia2002
16 Sweden1102
17 Unified Team*1012
18 Austria0112
18 Poland0112
20 Serbia and Montenegro*0022
21 Brazil1001
21 Netherlands1001
23 Iceland0101
23 Montenegro0101
23 Qatar0101
23 Serbia0101
27 China0011
27 Slovenia0011
27 Ukraine0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Indoor handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Men Total
1 Croatia2002
1 Denmark2002
1 France2002
1 Russia2002
1 Soviet Union*2002
1 Yugoslavia*2002
7 Czechoslovakia*1102
7 East Germany*1102
7 Germany1102
7 Romania1102
7 Sweden1102
7 West Germany*1102
13 Spain1012
14 Poland0112
15 Unified Team*1001
16 Austria0101
16 Hungary0101
16 Iceland0101
16 Norway0101
16 Qatar0101
16 South Korea0101
22 Serbia and Montenegro*0011
22 Slovenia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Indoor handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 Denmark2002
1 Norway2002
1 Russia2002
1 South Korea2002
1 Soviet Union*2002
1 Yugoslavia*2002
7 East Germany*1102
7 France1102
7 Hungary1102
10 Spain0112
11 Brazil1001
11 Czechoslovakia*1001
11 Germany1001
11 Netherlands1001
11 Romania1001
16 Montenegro0101
16 Serbia0101
18 Austria0011
18 China0011
18 Serbia and Montenegro*0011
18 Ukraine0011
18 Unified Team*0011
18 West Germany*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Beach handball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2018 Men's Beach Handball World Championships (As of 16 December 2019)
Beach handball Number of
World Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
1 Brazil4004
2 Croatia2204
3 Spain1124
4 Hungary0404
5 Russia2013
6 Turkey0213
7 Ukraine1102
8 Italy1012
8 Norway1012
10 Germany0202
11 Qatar0022
12 Belarus1001
12 Egypt1001
12 Greece1001
15 Argentina0101
15 Denmark0101
17 Serbia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2018 Men's Beach Handball World Championships (As of 16 December 2019)
Beach handball Number of
World Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Men Total
1 Brazil2002
2 Croatia1102
3 Russia1012
4 Hungary0202
5 Spain0112
6 Qatar0022
7 Belarus1001
7 Egypt1001
9 Turkey0101
9 Ukraine0101
11 Serbia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2018 Women's Beach Handball World Championships (As of 16 December 2019)
Beach handball Number of
World Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 Brazil2002
2 Croatia1102
3 Italy1012
3 Norway1012
3 Spain1012
6 Germany0202
6 Hungary0202
8 Turkey0112
9 Greece1001
9 Russia1001
9 Ukraine1001
12 Argentina0101
12 Denmark0101

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Field handball

Last updated after the 1966 IHF World Men's Outdoor Handball Championship (As of 16 December 2019)
Field handball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships
Rk. Nation Men Men Women Total
1 Germany2013
2 Austria0213
3 Romania1102
3 West Germany*1102
5 Hungary1012
6  Switzerland0112
7 Czechoslovakia*0022
8 East Germany*1001
8 Sweden1001
10 Denmark0101

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

See also


References


General

Official results

Specific

  1. "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 1 December 2018.