Slovenia men's national handball team


The Slovenia national handball team represents Slovenia in international handball matches. Their biggest success is the silver medal from the 2004 European Men's Handball Championship as well as claiming third place at the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.

Slovenia
Information
AssociationHandball Federation
of Slovenia
CoachLjubomir Vranjes
Assistant coachGregor Cvijič
CaptainJure Dolenec
Most capsUroš Zorman (225)[1]
Most goalsLuka Žvižej (702)[1]
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (First in 2000)
Best result6th (2016)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1995)
Best result3rd (2017)
European Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1994)
Best result2nd (2004)
Last updated on 24 January 2021.
Slovenia men's national handball team
Medal record
European Championship
2004 Slovenia
World Championship
2017 France

Competitive record


Summer Olympics

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1996Did not qualify
20007th/8th place8th8215209223
200411th/12th place11th6204160173
2008Did not qualify
2012
2016Quarter-finals6th6402167163
2020Did not qualify
Total3/70 Titles208111536559

World Championship

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1993Did not participate
1995Preliminary round18th5104131126
1997Did not qualify
1999
2001Preliminary round17th5203145137
2003Second round11th7304191196
200511th/12th place12th9423272250
20079th/10th place10th8305241243
2009Did not qualify
2011
2013Semi-finals4th9702258240
20157th/8th place8th9405273271
2017Semi-finals9612271253
2019Did not qualify
2021Main round9th6321189159
2023To be determined
2025
2027
Total9/150 Titles673352919711875

European Championship

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
19949th/10th place10th6114112139
199611th/12th place11th6105120139
1998Did not qualify
20005th/6th place5th6303154155
200211th/12th place12th7025181215
2004Final8512230218
2006Main round8th6303191194
2008Main round10th6303172180
2010Main round11th6123186203
20125th/6th place6th7205207212
2014Did not qualify
2016Preliminary round14th30126672
2018Main round8th6222162152
2020Semi-finals4th9504245242
2022 Qualified
Total12/140 Titles762694120262121

Team


Current squad

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

The caps and goals are updated as of 2 May 2021.[1]

Head coach: Ljubomir Vranjes

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 CB Staš Skube (1989-11-15) 15 November 1989 (age 31) 1.79 m 27 48 Meshkov Brest
3 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 27) 2.02 m 101 181 Telekom Veszprém
5 LB Nik Henigman (1995-12-04) 4 December 1995 (age 25) 2.01 m 58 87 MOL-Pick Szeged
8 RW Blaž Janc (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 24) 1.86 m 79 271 Barcelona
11 RB Jure Dolenec (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 32) 1.91 m 160 592 Barcelona
13 LW Darko Cingesar (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 30) 1.87 m 86 141 RK Trimo Trebnje
16 GK Miljan Vujović (2000-08-27) 27 August 2000 (age 20) 1.98 m 4 0 Celje Pivovarna Laško
17 RB Nejc Cehte (1992-09-04) 4 September 1992 (age 28) 1.96 m 37 53 TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
20 LW Tilen Kodrin (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 26) 1.92 m 50 72 Celje Pivovarna Laško
21 RW Dragan Gajić (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 36) 1.88 m 161 692 Limoges Hand 87
22 P Matej Gaber (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 29) 1.98 m 132 195 MOL-Pick Szeged
23 CB Miha Zarabec (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 29) 1.87 m 79 183 THW Kiel
26 GK Klemen Ferlin (1989-06-26) 26 June 1989 (age 31) 1.92 m 49 1 HC Erlangen
31 LW Tadej Mazej (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 22) 1.90 m 7 9 Celje Pivovarna Laško
34 CB Rok Ovniček (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 26) 1.85 m 34 33 HBC Nantes
35 CB Domen Makuc (2000-07-01) 1 July 2000 (age 20) 1.88 m 4 8 Barcelona
44 CB Dean Bombač (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 32) 1.90 m 101 188 MOL-Pick Szeged
51 LB Borut Mačkovšek (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 28) 2.04 m 119 291 MOL-Pick Szeged
90 GK Urban Lesjak (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 30) 1.87 m 58 0 TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
95 P Matic Suholežnik (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 26) 2.02 m 40 35 S.L. Benfica

Statistics

Head coaches


Since 1992, the Slovenian national team was managed by a total of eleven different head coaches. Tone Tiselj, Miro Požun and Slavko Ivezič are the only coaches with more than one spell.[3][4]

References


  1. "Večna lestvica nastopov in zadetkov za moško člansko reprezentanco" [All-time caps and goals for the national team] (in Slovenian). Handball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. "Team Roster Slovenia" (PDF). International Handball Federation. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. "Dosedanji selektorji – RZS – Rokometna zveza Slovenije" (in Slovenian). Handball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. Bauman, Bojan (18 December 2019). "Ljubomir Vranješ - Šved, a naš". Večer (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2 February 2021.