Norway men's national handball team


The Norway men's national handball team represents Norway at international handball competitions, and is governed by the Norges Håndballforbund (NHF). As of 2020, Norway has been in 2 finals.

Norway
Information
AssociationNorwegian Handball Federation
CoachChristian Berge
Assistant coachBørge Lund
CaptainBjarte Myrhol
Most capsSteinar Ege (262)
Most goalsRoger Kjendalen (930)
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 1972)
Best result9th (1972)
World Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1958)
Best result2nd (2017, 2019)
European Championship
Appearances9 (First in 2000)
Best result3rd (2020)
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Norway men's national handball team
Medal record
World Championship
2017 France
2019 Germany/Denmark
European Championship
2020 Sweden/Austria/Norway

Honours


In 2016, they were honored with a Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy for great sportsmanship.[1][2][3][4]

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 MunichMatch for 9th place9th of 1253119087
1976 Montreal Did not qualify
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing
2012 London
2016 Rio de Janeiro
2020 Tokyo Qualified
Total2/1453119087

World Championship

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1938Did not qualify
1954
1958Match for 5th place66303118102
1961Match for 7th place762047385
1964Preliminary round1131023747
1967Preliminary round1330034458
1970Preliminary round1330032328
1974Did not qualify
1978
1982
1986
1990
1993Preliminary round1330125157
1995Did not qualify
1997Round of 16126123132141
1999Preliminary round136213156162
2001Round of 16146213139155
2003Did not qualify
2005Match for 7th place79612258219
2007Match for 13th place136402181137
2009Match for 9th place99603280232
2011Match for 9th place99504259255
2013Did not qualify
2015
2017Final29702274234
2019Final210802325256
2021Quarterfinals67502219197
2023TBD
2025Qualified as co-host
2027TBD
Total17/301015264325692366

European Championship

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1994Did not qualify
1996
1998
20007th/8th place86114133144
2002Did not qualify
2004
2006Main round116204178177
20086th place67322196185
2010Main round76303169164
2012Preliminary round1331028087
2014Preliminary round1430127784
2016Fourth place48413235233
2018Main round76402191172
2020Third place3 9801273236
2022Qualified
2024TBD
Total10/16542652315321482
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

Other tournaments

Team


Current squad

The squad chosen for three matches in the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship qualification against Latvia and Italy in April-May 2021.[5]

Caps and goals as of 2 May 2021.

Head coach: Christian Berge

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 CB Sander Sagosen (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 25) 1.95 m 121 601 THW Kiel
6 LW Sebastian Barthold (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 29) 1.84 m 35 51 Aalborg Håndbold
7 CB Sander Øverjordet (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 25) 1.97 m 23 13 Mors-Thy Håndbold
8 P Bjarte Myrhol (1982-05-29) 29 May 1982 (age 38) 1.92 m 257 795 Skjern Håndbold
11 P Petter Øverby (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 29) 1.94 m 84 65 HC Erlangen
12 GK Kristian Sæverås (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 24) 1.97 m 30 1 SC DHfK Leipzig
13 LB Erik Thorsteinsen Toft (1992-11-14) 14 November 1992 (age 28) 1.92 m 4 8 Mors-Thy Håndbold
15 RB Kent Robin Tønnesen (1991-06-05) 5 June 1991 (age 29) 1.95 m 114 297 Telekom Veszprém
16 GK Espen Christensen (1985-06-17) 17 June 1985 (age 35) 1.90 m 112 2 IFK Kristianstad
17 LW Magnus Jøndal (1988-02-07) 7 February 1988 (age 33) 1.81 m 171 552 SG Flensburg-Handewitt
18 LB William Aar (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 23) 1.98 m 14 9 Aarhus Håndbold
19 RW Kristian Bjørnsen (1989-01-10) 10 January 1989 (age 32) 1.92 m 141 554 HSG Wetzlar
21 P Magnus Gullerud (1991-11-13) 13 November 1991 (age 29) 1.93 m 138 174 SC Magdeburg
23 LB Gøran Johannessen (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 27) 1.93 m 84 192 SG Flensburg-Handewitt
24 CB Christian O'Sullivan (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 29) 1.90 m 137 218 SC Magdeburg
27 RB Harald Reinkind (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 28) 1.96 m 121 246 THW Kiel
30 GK Torbjørn Bergerud (1994-07-16) 16 July 1994 (age 26) 2.00 m 99 0 SG Flensburg-Handewitt
32 P Thomas Solstad (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 24) 1.90 m 11 10 Elverum Håndball
44 RW Kevin Gulliksen (1996-11-09) 9 November 1996 (age 24) 1.85 m 49 81 GWD Minden
77 RB Magnus Abelvik Rød (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 23) 2.03 m 59 118 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 P Tom Kåre Nikolaisen (1997-12-29) 29 December 1997 (age 23) 1.96 m 15 7 Bergischer HC
9 P Henrik Jakobsen (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 28) 1.96 m 48 41 Fenix Toulouse Handball
10 CB Magnus Fredriksen (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 24) 1.88 m 14 12 HSG Wetzlar
25 RB Eivind Tangen (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 28) 1.95 m 99 155 Skjern Håndbold
26 LB Simen Holand Pettersen (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 23) 1.92 m 6 5 US Ivry Handball
71 LW Alexander Blonz (2000-04-17) 17 April 2000 (age 21) 1.83 m 40 77 Elverum Håndball

Coaching staff

RoleName
Head coach Christian Berge
Assistant coach Børge Lund
Reserve coach Željko Tomac
Goalkeeping coach Steinar Ege
Physical trainer Ole Martin Viken
Mentor Kent-Harry Andersson
Physiotherapist Harald Markussen
Masseur Geir Stølsvik
Doctor Thomas Torgalsen
Team Administrator Gry Hege Knudsen
Head leader Ingrid Blindheim

Past squads

1958 World Men's Handball Championship (6th place)

Oddvar Klepperås, Erik Vellan, Finn Arne Johansen, Knut Reese Larsen, Ivar Sandboe, Jonny Hovde, Jon Narvestad, Roy Yssen, Jan Flatla, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, John Tresse, Agnar Hagen, Odd Nielsen, Hans Lien.

Coach:

1961 World Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Kai Killerud, Knut Strøm, Finn Arne Johansen, Knut Reese Larsen, Kaj Ringlund, Bjørn Erik Sandsten, Svein Sand, Roy Yssen, Kjell Kleven, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, Arild Gulden, Ingar Engum, Gunnar Bergstrand.

Coach:

1964 World Men's Handball Championship (11th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Knut Strøm, Finn Arne Johansen, Arnulf Bæk, Oddvar Klepperås, Trygve Hegnar, Jan Petter Aas, Per Graver, Jan-Egil Uthberg, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, Arild Gulden, Erik Schønfeldt.

Coach: John Tresse

1967 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Arnulf Bæk, Pål Cappelen, Pål Bye, Oddvar Klepperås, Inge K. Hansen, Jon Reinertsen, Per Graver, Jan-Egil Uthberg, Rolf Rustad, Kjell Svestad, Arild Gulden, Erik Schønfeldt, Jon Arne Gunnerud, Rolf Gustav Lundberg, Terje Høilund.

Coach: Kjell Kleven

1970 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Arnulf Bæk, Pål Cappelen, Pål Bye, Harald Tyrdal, Inge K. Hansen, Jon Reinertsen, Per Graver, Jan-Egil Uthberg, Kai Killerud, Jan Otto Kvalheim, Jan Cato Nabseth, Robert Wagtskjold.

Coach: Kjell Kleven

1972 Summer Olympics (9th place)

Carl Graff-Wang, Finn Urdal, Geir Røse, Harald Tyrdal, Arnulf Bæk, Inge K. Hansen, Jan Økseter, Jon Reinertsen, Pål Bye, Pål Cappelen, Per Søderstrøm, Per Axel Ankre, Roger Hverven, Sten Osther, Torstein Hansen, Ulf Magnusson.

Coach: Thor Ole Rimejorde

1993 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Svein Erik Bjerkrheim, Gunnar Fosseng, John Petter Sando, Roger Kjendalen, Sjur Bø Tollefsen, Ole Gustav Gjekstad, Rune Erland, Morten Schønfeldt, Øystein Havang, Kjetil Lundeberg, Fredrik Brubakken, Simen Muffetangen, Knut Håland, Morten Haugstvedt, Karl Erik Bøhn.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

1997 World Men's Handball Championship (12th place)

Frode Scheie, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Stein Olaf Sando, Stig Rasch, Sjur Bø Tollefsen, Preben Vildalen, Kristian Hansen, Marius Riise, Øystein Havang, Frode Hagen, Johnny Jensen, Steinar Ege, Geir Oustorp, Glenn Solberg, Stian Vatne.

Coach: Harald Madsen

1999 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Frode Scheie, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Svein-Erik Bjerkrheim, Stig Rasch, Tormod Moldestad, Thomas Pettersen, Stig Penne, Morten Daland, Christian Berge (captain), Frode Hagen, Rune Haugseng, Endre Nordli, Geir Oustorp, Tor Bjørn Andersen, Trond Førde Eriksen.

Coach: Christer Magnusson

2000 European Men's Handball Championship (8th place)

Frode Scheie (captain), Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Stig Rasch, Tormod Moldestad, Stein Olaf Sando, Stig Penne, Vidar Gjesdal, Eivind Ellingsen, Christian Berge, Frode Hagen, Preben Vildalen, Gunnar Fosseng, Geir Oustorp, Thomas Pettersen, Sindre Walstad, Johnny Jensen.

Coach: Christer Magnusson

2001 World Men's Handball Championship (14th place)

Steinar Ege, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Håvard Tvedten, Kristian Hansen, Tormod Moldestad, Roger Kvannli, Stig Penne, Eivind Ellingsen, Christian Berge, Frode Hagen, Preben Vildalen, Gunnar Fosseng (captain), Trond Førde Eriksen, Rune Skjærvold, Johnny Jensen, Børge Lund.

Coach: Christer Magnusson

2005 World Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Steinar Ege, Glenn Solberg (captain), Håvard Tvedten, Frank Løke, Børge Lund, Frode Hagen, Preben Vildalen, Ole Erevik, Jarle Rykkje, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, Sindre Walstad, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Marius Riise, Rune Skjærvold.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2006 European Men's Handball Championship (11th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Alexander Buchmann, Christian Berge, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Ole Magnus Ekelund, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Preben Vildalen, Ole Erevik, Jarle Rykkje, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Rune Skjærvold.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2007 World Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Alexander Buchmann, Erlend Mamelund, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Jan-Richard Lislerud Hansen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Preben Vildalen, Ole Erevik, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Rune Skjærvold, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Lars Olav Olaussen.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2008 European Men's Handball Championship (6th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Glenn Solberg, Frode Hagen, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Ole Erevik, Jan Thomas Lauritzen, Kristian Kjelling, André Jørgensen, Johnny Jensen, Thomas Skoglund, Rune Skjærvold.

Coach: Gunnar Pettersen

2009 World Men's Handball Championship (9th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Johnny Jensen, Stian Vatne, Thomas Drange, Frank Løke, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Alexander Buchmann, Kristian Kjelling, Svenn Erik Medhus, Vegard Samdahl, Thomas Skoglund, Christian Spanne.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2010 European Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Stian Vatne, Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Kristian Kjelling, Vegard Samdahl, Thomas Skoglund, Einar Sand Koren, Christian Spanne, Magnus Dahl.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2011 World Men's Handball Championship (9th place)

Steinar Ege (captain), Frank Løke, Kjetil Strand, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund, Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Espen Lie Hansen, Kristian Kjelling, Vegard Samdahl, Thomas Skoglund, Einar Sand Koren, Eivind Tangen.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2012 European Men's Handball Championship (13th place)

Kenneth Ryvoll Klev, Vegard Samdahl, Lars Erik Bjørnsen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund (captain), Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Espen Lie Hansen, Svenn Erik Medhus, Magnus Jøndal, Johnny Jensen, Einar Riegelhuth Koren, Sondre Paulsen, Kent Robin Tønnesen.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2014 European Men's Handball Championship (14th place)

Magnus Dahl, Sander Sagosen, Bjarte Myrhol, Børge Lund (captain), Håvard Tvedten, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Christoffer Rambo, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Christian O'Sullivan, Kristian Bjørnsen, André Lindboe, Magnus Gullerud, Kristian Kjelling, Harald Reinkind, Steffen Berg Løkkebø, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Robert Hedin

2016 European Men's Handball Championship (4th place)

Sander Sagosen, Thomas Kristensen, Joakim Hykkerud, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Petter Øverby, Erlend Mamelund, Ole Erevik, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, André Lindboe, Magnus Gullerud, Christian O'Sullivan, Harald Reinkind, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Christian Berge

2017 World Men's Handball Championship (2nd place)

Sander Sagosen, Joakim Hykkerud, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Petter Øverby, Ole Erevik, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, André Lindboe, Magnus Gullerud, Magnus Abelvik Rød, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Gøran Johannessen, Torbjørn Bergerud, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Christian Berge

2018 European Men's Handball Championship (7th place)

Sander Sagosen, Joakim Hykkerud, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Henrik Jakobsen, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, Magnus Gullerud, Gøran Sørheim, Gøran Johannessen, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Harald Reinkind, Torbjørn Bergerud, Espen Lie Hansen, Magnus Abelvik Rød, Kristian Sæverås.

Coach: Christian Berge

2019 World Men's Handball Championship (2nd place)

Sander Sagosen, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Henrik Jakobsen, Petter Øverby, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, Kristian Bjørnsen, Magnus Gullerud, Gøran Johannessen, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Harald Reinkind, Torbjørn Bergerud, Kevin Gulliksen, Alexander Blonz, Magnus Abelvik Rød, Espen Lie Hansen.

Coach: Christian Berge

2020 European Men's Handball Championship (3rd place)

Tom Kåre Nikolaisen, Sander Sagosen, Sander Øverjordet, Petter Øverby, Kristian Sæverås, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, William Aar, Kristian Bjørnsen (captain), Magnus Gullerud, Gøran Johannessen, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Harald Reinkind, Torbjørn Bergerud, Kevin Gulliksen, Alexander Blonz, Magnus Abelvik Rød.

Coach: Christian Berge

2021 World Men's Handball Championship (6th place)

Sander Sagosen, Sander Øverjordet, Bjarte Myrhol (captain), Henrik Jakobsen, Petter Øverby, Kristian Sæverås, Kent Robin Tønnesen, Espen Christensen, Magnus Jøndal, William Aar, Kristian Bjørnsen, Gøran Johannessen, Christian O'Sullivan, Eivind Tangen, Simen Holand Pettersen, Harald Reinkind, Torbjørn Bergerud, Thomas Solstad, Kevin Gulliksen, Alexander Blonz.

Coach: Christian Berge

Coaches

Captains

Incomplete

Notable players

Several Norwegian players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, as a member of the All-Star Team or top scorer.

All-Star Team
Top scorers

Individual all-time records

  Still active players are highlighted.

References