Romania women's national handball team

The Romanian women's national team represents Romania in senior women's international handball and is controlled by the Romanian Handball Federation, the governing body for handball in Romania. It competes in the three major international tournaments; the Olympic Games, the IHF World Championship and the EHF European Championship.

Romania
Information
AssociationRomanian Handball Federation
CoachTomas Ryde
Assistant coachCostica Buceschi
Jaume Fort
CaptainCristina Neagu
Most capsMariana Tîrcă (335)
Most goalsMariana Tîrcă (2043)
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1976)
Best result4th (1976)
World Championship
Appearances24 (First in 1957)
Best result1st (1962)
European Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1994)
Best result3rd (2010)
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Romania women's national handball team
Medal record
World Championship
1962 Romania
1973 Yugoslavia
2005 Russia
2015 Denmark
European Championship
2010 Denmark/Norway

Since first entering the tournament in 1957, Romania are the only team to have appeared in all 24 tournaments to date.[1]

They were crowned winners in the IHF World Championship one time: 1962, and finished as runners-up in 1973 and 2005 and also finished third in 2015. Since first entering in 1994, Romania have never won the EHF European Championship, with their best performances being a third-place finish in 2010.

Honors

IHF World Championship

EHF European Championship

  • Bronze medalists: 2010

Other awards

GF World Cup

  • Gold medalists: 2009, 2010
  • Silver medalists: 2006

Competitions

Olympic Games

Year Pos. Pld W D L
19764th5203
1980Did not qualify
1984
1988
1992
1996
20007th6213
2004Did not qualify
20087th8503
2012Did not qualify
20169th5203
2020TBD
Total4/112411112

World Championship

European Championship

Year Pos. Pld W D L
199410th7205
19965th6411
199811th6105
20004th7232
20027th7403
20047th7502
2006Did not qualify
20085th7502
20103rd 8503
201210th6213
20149th6312
20165th7502
20184th8404
Total12/138242634

GF World Cup

Team

Squad for the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship in Japan.[2][3]

Caps and goals af of 10 December 2019.

Head coach: Tomas Ryde

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 RW Aneta Udriștioiu (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 1.65 m 55 54 Dunărea Brăila
4 CB Laura Pristăviță (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 1.75 m 28 17 Gloria Bistrița
8 LB Cristina Neagu (1988-08-26) 26 August 1988 1.80 m 190 781 CSM București
9 P Raluca Băcăoanu (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 1.77 m 17 14 SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
11 LB Gabriela Perianu (1994-06-20) 20 June 1994 1.88 m 57 78 CSM București
12 GK Diana Ciucă (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 1.80 m 2 0 SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
16 GK Denisa Dedu (1994-09-27) 27 September 1994 1.82 m 51 3 CSM București
20 GK Iulia Dumanska (1996-08-15) 15 August 1996 1.78 m 37 0 SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
21 P Crina Pintea (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 1.92 m 71 99 CSM București
22 LW Elena Florica (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 1.70 m 37 29 SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
24 CB Elena Dache (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 1.80 m 0 0 Dunărea Brăila
26 LB Anca Polocoșer (1997-05-01) 1 May 1997 1.80 m 11 2 Minaur Baia Mare
27 P Lorena Ostase (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 1.79 m 2 3 CSM Slatina
30 RB Sonia Seraficeanu (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 1.74 m 5 2 Minaur Baia Mare
31 CB Mădălina Zamfirescu (1994-10-31) 31 October 1994 1.80 m 35 35 SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
77 LW Ana Maria Popa (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 1.75 m 24 20 Gloria Buzău
88 RB Patricia Vizitiu (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 1.74 m 37 51 SCM Craiova

Notable players

IHF World Player of the Year
EHF Player of the Year
MVP
All-Star Team members
Top scorers
Other notable players
Medal leaders
World Championship
Player Gold
Irina Klimovschi
Ana Starck-Stănișel
Iozefina Ștefănescu
Victoria Dumitrescu
Maria Constantinescu
Aurelia Szőke-Tudor

Coaching history

Period Head Coach
1953–1965 Constantin Popescu
1965–1969 Francisc Spier
1969 Valeriu Gogâltan
1969–1970 Pompiliu Simion
1971–1973 Gabriel Zugrăvescu
1973–1976 Constantin Popescu
1976–1978 Francisc Spier
1978–1982 Constantin Lache
1982–1986 Eugen Bartha
1986–1993 Bogdan Macovei
1993–1994 Gheorghe Sbora
1994–1995 Gheorghe Tadici
1995–1996 Gheorghe Ionescu
1996–1999 Cornel Bădulescu
1999–2000 Bogdan Macovei
2000–2002 Dumitru Muși
2002–2005 Cornel Oțelea
2005–2008 Gheorghe Tadici
2008–2012 Radu Voina
2012–2015 Gheorghe Tadici
2015–2016 Tomas Ryde
2016–2019 Ambros Martín
2019– Tomas Ryde

Individual all-time records

Most matches played

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

# Player Matches
1 Mariana Tîrcă 335
2 Valentina Cozma 322
3 Aurelia Brădeanu 273
4 Valentina Ardean-Elisei 256
5 Marilena Doiciu 237
6 Maria Török-Duca 226
7 Steluța Luca 223
8 Ramona Farcău 214
9 Simona Arghir-Sandu 206
Lidia Drăgănescu 206

Last updated: 29 September 2019

Most goals scored

Total number of goals scored in official matches only.

# Player Goals Matches Average
1 Mariana Tîrcă 2043 335 6.09
2 Steluța Luca 1013 223 4.54
3 Valentina Cozma 980 322 3.04
5 Carmen Amariei 855 182 4.69
4 Valentina Ardean-Elisei 915 256 3.57
6 Cristina Neagu 772 187 4.12
7 Ramona Farcău 689 214 3.21
8 Aurelia Brădeanu 685 273 2.50
9 Lidia Drăgănescu 658 206 3.19
10 Maria Török-Duca 626 226 2.76

Last updated: 29 September 2019

See also

References

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