Romania men's national handball team

The Romania men's national handball team is governed by the Romanian Handball Federation (Romanian: Romanian Federaţia Română de Handbal) and takes part in international team handball competitions. Romania was for many decades the most successful nation in handball with 4 gold medal wins at the World Championships, they served as a model for the sport. However, Romania failed to win a medal since 1990.

Romania
Information
AssociationRomanian Handball Federation
Coach Manuel Montoya Fernández
Most capsAlexandru Buligan (280)
Most goalsVasile Stîngă (1414)
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1936)
Best result2nd, 1976
World Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1958)
Best result1st, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1974
European Championship
Appearances2 (First in 1994)
Best result9th, 1996
Last updated on 8 November 2013.
Romania men's national handball team
Medal record
Representing  Romania
Men's Handball
Olympic Games
1972 Munich Team
1976 Montreal Team
1980 Moscow Team
1984 Los Angeles Team
World Championship
1961 West GermanyTeam
1964 CzechoslovakiaTeam
1967 SwedenTeam
1970 FranceTeam
1974 East GermanyTeam
1990 CzechoslovakiaTeam
World Outdoor Championship
1959 AustriaTeam

Competitive record

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games

Olympic record
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1936 Berlin Match for 5th place 5th of 6 3 1 0 2 19 29
Not held from 1948 to 1968
1972 Munich Third Place 3rd of 16 7 6 0 1 111 92
1976 Montreal Runners-up 2nd of 12 5 3 1 1 106 90
1980 Moscow Third Place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 139 106
1984 Los Angeles Third Place 3rd of 12 6 5 0 1 143 110
1988 Seoul Did Not Qualify
1992 Barcelona Match for 7th place 8th of 12 6 1 1 4 126 138
1996 Atlanta Did Not Qualify
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing
2012 London
2016 Rio de Janeiro
Total6/13-3321210644565

World Championships

World Championship record
Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
1938Did not enter
1954
19581330124050-10
1961165018967+22
19641660013688+48
19673641111488+26
1970165019468+26
19741650111181+30
197876312131106+25
198257502164152+12
198697304146147-1
199037601168142+26
1993107214143152-9
1995106303147152-5
1997Did not qualify
1999
2001
2003
2005
2007
2009155203141135+6
2011195203132123+9
2013Did not qualify
2015
2017
/ 2019
2021To be determined
/ 2023
Total14/2683514282517561552

European Championships

European Championship record
Year Position GP W D L GS GA +/-
1994115104113135-22
199695104117134-17
1998Did not qualify
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
2016
Total-10208230269-39

Team

Squad

This is the list of 19 players named for the 2018 European Men's Handball Championship play-off games against Belarus and Poland

Nr. Name Position Club
16 Mihai Popescu Goalkeeper Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
1 Ionuț Iancu Goalkeeper CSM București
12 Ionuț Irimuș Goalkeeper CS Dinamo
15 Valentin Ghionea Right Wing Sporting CP
9 Andrei Mihalcea Right Wing HC Odorhei
87 Răzvan Pavel Left Wing AHC Potaissa Turda
24 Andrei Nicușor Negru Left Wing CSM București
2 Georgică Cântec Left Back AHC Potaissa Turda
8 Ionuț Ramba Left Back TBV Lemgo
29 Radu Lazăr Left Back AHC Potaissa Turda
28 Alexandru Csepreghi Playmaker Créteil
Marius Szőke Playmaker Steaua București
34 Cristian Fenici Playmaker SCM Politehnica Timișoara
18 Marius Sadoveac Right Back Tremblay en France Handball
90 Bogdan Criciotoiu Right Back Bergischer HC
99 Iulian Stamate Pivot CSM București
4 Marius Mocanu Pivot CS Dinamo
20 András Szász Pivot HC Odorhei
32 Adrian Rotaru Pivot CSM București

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018

5 January 2018
21:00
Romania  29-20  Bahrain Călărași

6 January 2018
21:00
Romania  26-23  Portugal Călărași

11 January 2018
19:00
Romania  34–24  Italy PalaResia, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,550
Referees: Baumgart, Wild (GER)
(18–13)

12 January 2018
16:30
Faroe Islands  20–28  Romania PalaResia, Bolzano
Attendance: 300
Referees: Leszczyński, Piechota (POL)
(10–15)

13 January 2018
18:15
Romania  26–26  Ukraine PalaResia, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,690
Referees: Baumgart, Wild (GER)
(11–14)

10 June 2018
20:30
North Macedonia  32–24  Romania Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Mažeika, Gatelis (LTU)
(15–10)

13 June 2018
18:30
Romania  26–25  North Macedonia Horia Demian Sports Hall, Cluj-Napoca
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
(12–11)

24 October 2018 Portugal  v  Romania Pavilhão Municipal, Santo Tirso

28 October 2018
18:00
Romania  v  France BT Arena, Cluj-Napoca

2019

10–14 April 2019 Romania  v  Lithuania

10–14 April 2019 Lithuania  v  Romania

12–16 June 2019 Romania  v  Portugal

12–16 June 2019 France  v  Romania

See also

References

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