Israel national handball team

The Israel national handball team represents the Israeli Handball in the different international competitions such as the World Handball Championship that are held every two years. The team is managed by the Israeli Handball Association, and is built by players from the Israeli Handball League and handball leagues in Europe.

Israel
Information
AssociationIsrael Handball Association
CoachPer Carlén
CaptainChen Fomerantz
Most capsIdan Maimon (168)
Most goalsIdan Maimon (636)
Colours
Home
Away
Results
European Championship
Appearances1 (First in Sweden 2002)
Best resultPrelimanary Round
Last updated on Unknown.

Competitive record

European Championships

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1994Did not qualify
1996
1998
2000
2002Preliminary round1430036782
2004Did not qualify
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
2016
Total1/12-30036782

Best achievement

The team's biggest achievement was a performance in the European Handball Championship that was held in Sweden in 2002, where it didn't manage to go through the first group stage. In the qualifying playoff games the Israel beat the Republic of Macedonia . Israel's coach in the Championship was Shlomo Hoffman, and its leading players were Idan Maimon, Vladimir Zaikman, Leonid Durashenko, Dudi Balsar and Dovi Yeshua. Ever since the historic participation at the 2002 championship, the team hasn't managed to pass the preliminary round of qualifications.

Previous Campaigns

World 2007 Qualifiers

In the winter of 2006 the team had failed to qualify to the 2007 world championship after finishing third at the qualifications – behind Austria and Finland.

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

In the winter of 2007 Israel again failed to qualify, this time to the 2008 European Championships. Despite an impressive home win 30:29 against the very strong team of Serbia, Israel lost twice to Macedonia, and finished again finished third, behind Serbia and Republic of Macedonia and ahead of Luxembourg.

DateOpponentH/AVenueSpectatorsResultH.TTop scorer
4 January 2007SerbiaAwayBelgrad2,000Lost – 37:2716:11Tom Matalon, Avishay Smoler (6)
6 January 2007SerbiaHomeRaanana2,000Win – 30:2916:12Gal Avraham (7)
10 January 2007MacedoniaHomeRaanana2,000Lost – 28:3015:19Idan Maimon (7)
13 January 2007MacedoniaAwayScopia1,500Lost – 27:2612:10Gal Avraham, Avishay Smoler (5)
17 January 2007LuxembourgAwayLuxembourg500Win – 25:2611:13Idan Maimon
21 January 2007LuxembourgHomeRaanana500Win – 35:2617:10Idan Maimon (9)

World 2009 Qualifiers

In the following winter Israel met Serbian again, at the 2009 World Championships Qualifying. This time it lost both games to Serbia, and finished second (out of three) after beating The Faroe Islands at both games.

DateOpponentH/AVenueSpectatorsResultH.TTop scorer
9 January 2008Faroe IslandsAwayTorshaven800Win – 21:268:15Avishay Smoler (6)
12 January 2008Faroe IslandsHomeRaanana1,000Win – 31:2117:11Gal Avraham (6)
16 January 2008SerbiaHomeRaanana1,600Lost – 31:3415:17Avishay Smoler (10)
19 January 2008SerbiaAwayBelgrad2,000Lost – 44:3620:15Avishay Smoler, Chen Pomeranz (10)

Euro 2010 Qualifiers

In the 2010 European Championships Qualifying, held in 2008 and 2009, Israel was drawn into group 5, together with the world champions, Germany, Slovenia, Belarus and Bulgaria.

Israel lost both games to Slovenia, Belarus and Germany, and only won both games against Bulgaria.

The team's captain was Idan Maimon, and its leading players were Avishay Smoler of German team TBV Lemgo, Chen Pomerantz, Tom Matalon, Gal Avraham and Goalkeeper Leonid Durashenko.

DateOpponentH/AVenueSpectatorsResultH.TTop scorer
29 October 2008SloveniaHomeRishon LeZion800Lost – 28:3616:21Avishay Smoler (10)
2 November 2008BulgariaAwayBlagoevgrad400Won – 28:3415–20Avishay Smoler (9)
26 November 2008BelarusAwayBerst3,700Lost – 38:3121:14Gal Avraham (7)
29 November 2008BelarusHomeRishon LeZion1,000Lost – 28:3111:19Tom Matalon (6)
18 March 2009BulgariaHomeKiryat Motzkin900Won – 29:2016:10Chen Pomernz (6), Avishay Smoler (6)
22 March 2009GermanyAwayAshafenburg4,500Lost – 24:3615:17Gal Avraham (12)
17 June 2009SloveniaAwayLjubljana3,000Lost – 27:4017:20Chen Pomeranz (6)
21 June 2009GermanyHomeRishon LeZion1,000Lost – 40:2117:12Chen Pomeranz (6)
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 8800300191+10916
 Slovenia 8602293221+7212
 Belarus 8404253233+208
 Israel 8206222269−474
 Bulgaria 8008168322−1540
Germany  38 : 30 38 : 27 36 : 24 42 : 11
Slovenia  26 : 27 38 : 26 40 : 27 47 : 20
Belarus  23 : 25 32 : 36 38 : 31 36 : 18
Israel  21 : 40 28 : 36 28 : 31 29 : 20
Bulgaria  29 : 54 23 : 40 19 : 40 28 : 34

Staff

In the 2008 summer coach Shlomo Hoffman left his job after many years, and his successor was his assistant, Gilad Maor, also coaches Maccabi Rishon Le Zion. The assistant coach is Amitay Dayan, And the Manager is Benny Marko.

On May 2009, due to internal politics in the Israeli Handball Association, and against the decision made by its professional committee (twice), Shlomo Hoffman was announced as the coach.

Squad

No.NamePositionClubBirth DateHeightWeightCapsGoalsCapsGoals
2Ofer LuzonLine PlayerMaccabi Rishon Le Zion27 November 19841.8580392756
3Yoav NeemanRight WingMaccabi Rishon Le Zion5 January 19801.858066161617
4Shir TuerlLeft WingASA Tel Aviv24 June 19851.8080141586
5Avishay SmolerRight WingTBV Lemgo31 October 19851.807866194636
6Eran AbrmovichRight WingOctavio Pilotes Posada16 April 19821.8189121938
7Chen PomeranzBack PlayerHSG Wetzlar28 May 19841.858442167420
10Chen BirnbaumLine PlayerMaccabi Rishon Le Zion20 July 19801.87821122511
11Tom MatalonLeft BackMaccabi Rishon Le Zion30 June 19831.89883786825
12Zvika GrossGoal KeeperMaccabi Tel Aviv1 October 19771.878333050
13Gal AvrahamLeft WingMaccabi Rishon Le Zion15 August 19811.798028106843
14Dan MircusLine PlayerASA Tel Aviv18 January 19831.88905695613
15Itzik HalifiRight BackASA Tel Aviv1 April 19831.75741124510
16Modi SordoGoal KeeperMaccabi Rishon Le Zion18 August 19811.80827050
17Ido LavieLine PlayerASA Tel Aviv8 March 19821.929511382
21Omer DavdaLine PlayerMaccabi Tel Aviv4 November 19871.87104151131
24Amir LanglibCenter BackHapoel Rishon Le Zion14 July 19821.7272495447
25Gil YaakovGoal KeeperBnei Herzelia26 June 19871.85898020
39Elad KaponLeft Back/Line PlayerMaccabi Qiryat Motzkin11 May 19891.95971111
  • Caps and goals updated by 16 July 2009

Former coaches

  • Eugen Trofin
  • Israel Brener(1982-1983)
  • Moshe Lagil(1983-1984)
  • Shlomo Hoffman (1992-2008)
  • Gilad Maor (2008-2012)
  • Dragan Đukić (2012-2015)
  • Per Carlén (2015-present)
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