North Macedonia national handball team

The North Macedonia national handball team is the national handball team of North Macedonia. The team is run by the Macedonian Handball Federation, the governing body of handball in North Macedonia. Prior to joining the International Handball Federation in 1993 as an independent country, North Macedonia was represented within the Yugoslavia national handball team.

North Macedonia national handball team
Information
NicknameRed-Yellow Lions
AssociationMacedonian Handball Federation
CoachDanilo Brestovac
Assistant coachNikola Matlieski
CaptainKiril Lazarov
Most capsStevče Aluševski (245)
Most goalsKiril Lazarov (1717)
Colours
Home
Away
Results
World Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1999)
Best result9th (2015)
European Championship
Appearances7 (First in 1998)
Best result5th (2012)
Last updated on Unknown.

Accomplishments

World Championships

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1993 Did not enter
1995 Did not qualify
1997
1999 Preliminary round 18th 5 1 0 4 122 149 −27
2001 Did not qualify
2003
2005
2007
2009 Main Round 11th 11 5 0 6 309 322 −13
2011 Did not qualify
2013 Round of 16 14th 6 2 1 3 165 171 −6
2015 Round of 16 9th 6 4 0 2 181 168 +13
2017 Round of 16 15th 6 2 1 3 163 171 −8
2019 Presidents' Cup 15th 7 3 0 4 191 199 −8
Total6/13 4117222 11311180−49

European Championship

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1994Did not participate
1996Did not qualify
1998Preliminary Round12th6015130174
2000Did not qualify
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
20125th / 6th Place5th7412185175
2014Main Round10th6114141167
2016Main Round11th6024157176
2018Main Round11th6213143164
2020Qualified
Total6/13317618756857

Mediterranean Games

Year Round Position Pld W D L
1993–2009Did not participate
2013Group stage8th4202
2018Group stage13th3102
Total2/7 7304

Team

Current squad

Preliminary squad for the friendly games against Kuwait, 2019 Carpathian Trophy[1] and the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship.[2]

Head coach: Danilo Brestovac

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Nikola Mitrevski (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 1.88 m 63 1 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
3 LW Dejan Manaskov (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 1.80 m 45 150 Telekom Veszprém
4 RB Martin Velkovski (1997-03-10) 10 March 1997 1.91 m 3 6 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
5 P Stojanče Stoilov (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 1.92 m 30 65 RK Vardar
6 LW Dimitar Dimitrioski (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 1.82 m 0 0 RK Vardar
7 RB Kiril Lazarov (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 1.93 m 237 1717 HBC Nantes
11 LB Filip Taleski (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 2.02 m 26 65 HBW Balingen-Weilstetten
12 GK Martin Tomovski (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 1.92 m 0 0 TSG Friesenheim
14 LB Velko Markoski (1986-04-05) 5 April 1986 1.94 m 51 8 RK Metalurg Skopje
16 GK Borko Ristovski (1982-11-02) 2 November 1982 1.90 m 124 3 S.L. Benfica
17 P Nikola Markoski (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 1.96 m 10 10 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
18 LB Filip Kuzmanovski (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 1.98 m 18 52 SC Magdeburg
19 RW Nenad Kosteski (2001-03-04) 4 March 2001 1.80 m 0 0 RK Zagreb
20 GK Marko Kizić (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 1.90 m 0 0 RK Vardar
21 CB Mario Tankoski (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 1.92 m 6 2 RK Metalurg Skopje
22 RW Goce Georgievski (1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 1.85 m 71 180 CSM București
25 CB Goran Krstevski (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 1.96 m 7 3 HC Linz AG
27 LB Dejan Kukulovski (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 1.94 m 0 0 RK Vardar
28 RW Martin Popovski (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 1.77 m 11 11 RK Tineks Prolet
33 P Žarko Peševski (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 1.95 m 18 41 TVB 1898 Stuttgart
34 RW Tomislav Jagurinovski (1998-08-19) 19 August 1998 1.88 m 0 0 RK Metalurg Skopje
66 LW Bojan Madzovski (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 1.85 m 0 0 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
77 RB Martin Serafimov (2000-03-03) 3 March 2000 1.90 m 7 1 RK Metalurg Skopje
88 LB Darko Dimitrievski (1993-05-16) 16 May 1993 1.94 m 0 0 Balonmano Sinfín
97 CB Marko Miševski (1999-08-23) 23 August 1999 1.99 m 0 0 Grenoble St-Martin-d'Hères MIH
LB Darko Georgievski (1992-02-03) 3 February 1992 1.92 m 0 0 Angers SCO
P Kostadin Petrov (1992-03-30) 30 March 1992 1.90 m 0 0 AD Ciudad de Guadalajara
CB Martin Manaskov (1994-06-07) 7 June 1994 1.90 m 0 0 GRK Ohrid
P Mihail Alarov (1997-12-21) 21 December 1997 1.97 m 0 0 RK Tineks Prolet

Recent call ups

Following list is of players who have been called up by the national team in the last 3 years.

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
8 CB Nemanja Pribak (1984-03-26) 26 March 1984 1.90 m 13 17 RK Vojvodina
9 LB Aco Jonovski (1980-12-29) 29 December 1980 1.97 m 70 68 SG Ratingen 2011
10 CB Filip Čurlevski (1992-02-22) 22 February 1992 1.77 m 7 1 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
13 CB Filip Mirkulovski (1983-09-14) 14 September 1983 1.89 m 126 315 HSG Wetzlar
15 CB Lasko Andonovski (1991-06-15) 15 June 1991 1.84 m 0 0 RK Tineks Prolet
23 LB Filip Lazarov (1985-04-21) 21 April 1985 1.97 m 54 140 SG Ratingen 2011
24 GK Zlatko Daskalovski (1984-12-08) 8 December 1984 1.93 m 6 0 RK Butel Skopje
26 LW Goce Ojleski (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 1.88 m 27 21 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
29 LB Marko Neloski (1996-06-06) 6 June 1996 2.00 m 2 5
31 LB Mihajlo Mladenović (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 1.94 m 0 0 RK Metalurg Skopje
37 P Milan Lazarevski (1997-02-09) 9 February 1997 1.94 m 1 0 RK Metalurg Skopje
43 LB Milorad Kukoski (1987-12-07) 7 December 1987 1.94 m 33 165 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
55 RW Nikola Kosteski (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 1.83 m 0 0 HC Linz AG
99 P Filip Arsenovski (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 1.93 m 0 0 RK Metalurg Skopje
GK Jane Cvetkovski (1987-08-29) 29 August 1987 1.91 m 0 0 DVTK-Eger
GK Gradimir Čanevski (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 1.89 m 0 0 RK Eurofarm Rabotnik
GK Daniel Gjorgjeski (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 1.85 m 0 0 RK Metalurg Skopje
LB Stefan Drogrishki (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 1.93 m 2 0 RK Pelister
GK Nikola Danilovski (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 1.84 m 0 0 GRK Ohrid
  • INJ = Injured
  • PRE = Called up in a preliminary squad for the most recent games

Notable players

Statistics

Record against other teams

As of 28 January 2018, after 2018 ECh

Key
Positive total balance (more wins)
Neutral total balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative total balance (more losses)
National team Total Olympic Games World Championship European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications
Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L
Algeria 2200 0000 1100 1100 0000
Angola 1100 0000 1100 0000
Austria 4301 0000 1100 1100 2101
Belarus 3102 0000 0000 1001 2101
Belgium 101000 0000 0000 0000 101000
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
7322 0000 1100 0000 0000 6222
Brazil 2002 0000 1001 1001
Bulgaria 6600 0000 0000 0000 6600
Chile 2200 0000 1100 1100
Croatia 5104 0000 1001 2002 0000 2101
Cuba 1001 0000 1001 0000
Cyprus 2200 0000 0000 0000 0000 2200
Czech Republic 14536 0000 0000 4112 10424
Denmark 5005 0000 2002 3003 0000
Egypt 1001 0000 1001 0000 0000
Estonia 6420 0000 0000 0000 6420
Finland 2110 0000 0000 0000 2110
France 3003 0000 0000 1001 0000 2002
Germany 5014 0000 3003 2011 0000
Greece 6501 0000 0000 0000 0000 6501
Hungary 122010 0000 0000 1001 11209
Iceland 153111 0000 2011 1001 12309
Iran 1100 0000 1100 0000
Israel 4301 0000 0000 0000 4301
Italy 4202 0000 0000 1001 1001 2200
Latvia 2200 0000 0000 0000 2200
Lithuania 3012 0000 0000 0000 3012
Luxemburg 4400 0000 0000 0000 4400
Montenegro 1100 0000 0000 1100 0000 0000
Netherlands 2101 0000 0000 0000 2101
Norway 5113 0000 2002 1010 2101
Poland 4202 0000 1100 2101 1001
Portugal 8404 0000 0000 0000 8404
Qatar 1100 0000 1100 0000
Romania 2101 0000 0000 0000 2101
Russia 3120 0000 2110 1010 0000
Saudi Arabia 1100 0000 1100 0000
Serbia 3111 0000 0000 2110 1001 0000
Slovakia 2101 0000 0000 0000 2101
Slovenia 6204 0000 2002 2200 0000 2002
South Korea 1100 0000 1100 0000
Spain 6006 0000 1001 3003 0000 2002
Sweden 2011 0000 0000 1010 1001
Switzerland 9306 0000 0000 1100 8206
Tunisia 5203 0000 3201 1001 1001
Turkey 4400 0000 0000 0000 1100 3300
Ukraine 4121 0000 0000 0000 4121
Total (47) 209912098

References

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