Portugal men's national handball team


The Portuguese men's national handball team is governed by the Portuguese Handball Federation and competes in international competitions such as the European Men's Handball Championship and the IHF World Men's Handball Championship. They have participated four times in the World Championship (1997, 2001, 2003, 2021), reaching an all-time best 10th place in 2021, and six times in the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2020), with a 6th place in 2020 as their best placing. They will participate in the men's handball tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, their first-ever Olympic appearance.

Portugal
Information
AssociationPortuguese Handball Federation
CoachPaulo Pereira
Assistant coachTelmo Ferreira
Paulo Fidalgo
CaptainRui Silva
Most capsCarlos Resende (250)
Most goalsCarlos Resende (1444)
Colours
Home
Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances4 (First in 1997)
Best result10th (2021)
European Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1994)
Best result6th (2020)
Last updated on 25 January 2021.

Competitive record


Portugal has competed three times at the World Championship (1997, 2001 and 2003) and six times at the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2020). They qualified automatically for the final tournament of the World Championship in 2003 and of the inaugural edition European Championship in 1994 as the host team. Portugal's best results are a 12th place (second round) at the World Championship in 2003, and a 6th place (second round) at the European Championship in 2020.[1]

Olympic Games

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1936 Berlin Did not qualify
Not held from 1948 to 1968
1972 MunichDid not qualify
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing
2012 London
2016 Rio de Janeiro
2020 TokyoQualified
Total1/14000000

World Championship

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
1997Preliminary round195104119123
1999Did not qualify
2001Round of 16166204140145
2003Second round127403219182
2005Did not qualify
2007
2009
2011
2013
2015
2017
/ 2019
2021Main round106402168152
/ 2023 To be determined
// 2025
2027
Total4/272411013646602

European Championship

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1994Preliminary round12500596116
1996Did not qualify
1998
2000Preliminary round75203123133
2002Second round96204181204
2004Preliminary round14301291101
2006Preliminary round1530038096
2008Did not qualify
2010
2012
2014
2016
2018
// 20205th/6th place match68404201191
/ 2022 Qualified
2024 To be determined
Total7/16308121772841
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

Team


Current squad

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

Head coach: Paulo Pereira

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
4 RW Pedro Portela (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 31) 1.86 m 90 295 Tremblay-en-France Handball
5 LB Gilberto Duarte (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 30) 1.97 m 93 288 Montpellier Handball
8 P Victor Iturriza (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 31) 1.93 m 2 8 Porto Sofarma
9 RB João Ferraz (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 31) 1.96 m 79 153 HSC Suhr Aarau
10 CB Miguel Martins (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 23) 1.92 m 45 91 Porto Sofarma
11 RB Belone Moreira (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 31) 1.80 m 16 21 S.L. Benfica
14 CB Rui Silva (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 28) 1.86 m 80 128 Porto Sofarma
15 P Daymaro Salina (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 33) 2.00 m 45 82 Porto Sofarma
16 GK Humberto Gomes (1978-01-01) 1 January 1978 (age 43) 1.93 m 75 0 Póvoa AC
22 P Alexis Borges (1991-10-06) 6 October 1991 (age 29) 1.96 m 32 56 Montpellier Handball
23 LW Diogo Branquinho (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 26) 1.80 m 42 97 Porto Sofarma
24 LB Alexandre Cavalcanti (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 24) 2.02 m 37 35 HBC Nantes
25 RW António Areia (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 30) 1.90 m 45 126 Porto Sofarma
27 LB André Gomes (1998-07-27) 27 July 1998 (age 22) 1.92 m 19 35 Porto Sofarma
30 LW Leonel Fernandes (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 23) 1.91 m 1 2 Porto Sofarma
33 RB Diogo Silva (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 22) 1.98 m 5 6 Porto Sofarma
41 GK Gustavo Capdeville (1997-08-31) 31 August 1997 (age 23) 1.89 m 9 0 S.L. Benfica
82 P Luís Frade (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 22) 1.94 m 21 28 Barcelona
88 LB Fábio Magalhães (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 33) 1.94 m 139 290 Porto Sofarma

Notable former coaches

Player statistics

References


  1. "European Handball Federation - Portugal / (Adults Team)". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. "Qualifiers EHF Euro 2022: Os Heróis do Mar estão de volta" (in Portuguese). portal.fpa.pt. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. "Team Roster Portugal" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.