Portugal men's national handball team

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Portugal
Information
Association Portuguese Handball Federation
Coach Paulo Pereira
Assistant coachTelmo Ferreira
Paulo Fidalgo
Captain Rui Silva
Most caps Carlos Resende (250)
Most goals Carlos Resende (1444)
Colours
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Home
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Results
World Championship
Appearances4 (First in 1997 )
Best result10th (2021)
European Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1994 )
Best result6th (2020)
Last updated on 25 January 2021.

The Portuguese men's national handball team is governed by the Portuguese Handball Federation and competes in international competitions such as the European Men's Handball Championship and the IHF World Men's Handball Championship. They have participated four times in the World Championship (1997, 2001, 2003, 2021), reaching an all-time best 10th place in 2021, and six times in the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2020), with a 6th place in 2020 as their best placing.

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Competitive record

Portugal has competed three times at the World Championship (1997, 2001 and 2003) and six times at the European Championship (1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2020). They qualified automatically for the final tournament of the World Championship in 2003 and of the inaugural edition European Championship in 1994 as the host team. Portugal's best results are a 12th place (second round) at the World Championship in 2003, and a 6th place (second round) at the European Championship in 2020. [1]

World Championship

World Championship record
YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1938 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1954
Flag of East Germany.svg 1958
Flag of Germany.svg 1961
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1964
Flag of Sweden.svg 1967
Flag of France.svg 1970
Flag of East Germany.svg 1974
Flag of Denmark.svg 1978
Flag of Germany.svg 1982
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1986
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1990
Flag of Sweden.svg 1993
Flag of Iceland.svg 1995
Flag of Japan.svg 1997 Preliminary round195104119123
Flag of Egypt.svg 1999 Did not qualify
Flag of France.svg 2001 Round of 16166204140145
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003 Second round127403219182
Flag of Tunisia.svg 2005 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2007
Flag of Croatia.svg 2009
Flag of Sweden.svg 2011
Flag of Spain.svg 2013
Flag of Qatar.svg 2015
Flag of France.svg 2017
Flag of Denmark.svg / Flag of Germany.svg 2019
Flag of Egypt.svg 2021 Main round106402168152
Flag of Poland.svg / Flag of Sweden.svg 2023 To be determined
Flag of Croatia.svg / Flag of Denmark.svg / Flag of Norway.svg 2025
Flag of Germany.svg 2027
Total4/272411013646602

European Championship

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Portugal.svg 1994 Preliminary round12500596116
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Italy.svg 1998
Flag of Croatia.svg 2000 Preliminary round75203123133
Flag of Sweden.svg 2002 Second round96204181204
Flag of Slovenia.svg 2004 Preliminary round14301291101
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2006 Preliminary round1530038096
Flag of Norway.svg 2008 Did not qualify
Flag of Austria.svg 2010
Flag of Serbia.svg 2012
Flag of Denmark.svg 2014
Flag of Poland.svg 2016
Flag of Croatia.svg 2018
Flag of Austria.svg / Flag of Norway.svg / Flag of Sweden.svg 2020 5th/6th place match68404201191
Flag of Hungary.svg / Flag of Slovakia.svg 2022 To be determined
Flag of Germany.svg 2024
Total6/14308121772841
* Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament.
** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil.

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship. [2] [3]

Head coach: Paulo Pereira

No.Pos.NameDate of birth (age)HeightApp.GoalsClub
1GK Alfredo Quintana (1988-03-20) 20 March 1988 (age 32)2.01 m589 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
4RW Pedro Portela (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 31)1.86 m90295 Flag of France.svg Tremblay-en-France Handball
5LB Gilberto Duarte (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 30)1.97 m93288 Flag of France.svg Montpellier Handball
8P Victor Iturriza (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 30)1.93 m28 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
9RB João Ferraz (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 31)1.96 m79153 Flag of Switzerland.svg HSC Suhr Aarau
10CB Miguel Martins (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 23)1.92 m4591 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
11RB Belone Moreira (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 30)1.80 m1621 Flag of Portugal.svg S.L. Benfica
14CB Rui Silva (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 27)1.86 m80128 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
15P Daymaro Salina (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 33)2.00 m4582 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
16GK Humberto Gomes (1978-01-01) 1 January 1978 (age 43)1.93 m750 Flag of Portugal.svg Póvoa AC
22P Alexis Borges (1991-10-06) 6 October 1991 (age 29)1.96 m3256 Flag of France.svg Montpellier Handball
23LW Diogo Branquinho (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 26)1.80 m4297 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
24LB Alexandre Cavalcanti (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 24)2.02 m3735 Flag of France.svg HBC Nantes
25RW António Areia (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 30)1.90 m45126 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
27LB André Gomes (1998-07-27) 27 July 1998 (age 22)1.92 m1935 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
30LW Leonel Fernandes (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 22)1.91 m12 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
33RB Diogo Silva (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 22)1.98 m56 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma
41GK Gustavo Capdeville (1997-08-31) 31 August 1997 (age 23)1.89 m90 Flag of Portugal.svg S.L. Benfica
82P Luís Frade (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 22)1.94 m2128 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
88LB Fábio Magalhães (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 32)1.94 m139290 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Sofarma

Notable former coaches

Player statistics

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References

  1. "European Handball Federation - Portugal / (Adults Team)". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. "Qualifiers EHF Euro 2022: Os Heróis do Mar estão de volta" (in Portuguese). portal.fpa.pt. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. "Team Roster Portugal" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.