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 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.
| 1994||Preliminary round||12||5||0||0||5||96||116|
| 1996||Did not qualify|
| 2000||Preliminary round||7||5||2||0||3||123||133|
| 2002||Second round||9||6||2||0||4||181||204|
| 2004||Preliminary round||14||3||0||1||2||91||101|
| 2006||Preliminary round||15||3||0||0||3||80||96|
| 2008||Did not qualify|
|// 2020||5th/6th place match||6||8||4||0||4||201||191|
|/ 2022|| Qualified|
| 2024|| To be determined|
- * Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
- ** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.
Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.
Head coach: Paulo Pereira
Notable former coaches