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Israel national handball team

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Information
AssociationIsrael Handball Association
CoachOleg Boutenko
Assistant coachAssaf Levy
CaptainDaniel Shkalim
Most capsIdan Maimon (168)
Most goalsIdan Maimon (636)
Colours
Results
European Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2002)
Best result14th (2002)
Last updated on Unknown.

The Israel national handball team is controlled by the Israel Handball Association, and represents Israel in international matches.

European Championship record

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998
Croatia 2000
Sweden 2002 Preliminary round 14 3 0 0 3 67 82
Slovenia 2004 Did not qualify
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012
Denmark 2014
Poland 2016
Croatia 2018
AustriaNorwaySweden 2020
HungarySlovakia 2022 To be determined
Germany 2024
Total 1/16 3 0 0 3 67 82

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.

Date Opponent H/A Venue Spectators Result H.T Top scorer
4 January 2007 Serbia Away Belgrad 2,000 Lost – 37:27 16:11 Tom Matalon, Avishay Smoler (6)
6 January 2007 Serbia Home Raanana 2,000 Win – 30:29 16:12 Gal Avraham (7)
10 January 2007 Macedonia Home Raanana 2,000 Lost – 28:30 15:19 Idan Maimon (7)
13 January 2007 Macedonia Away Scopia 1,500 Lost – 27:26 12:10 Gal Avraham, Avishay Smoler (5)
17 January 2007 Luxembourg Away Luxembourg 500 Win – 25:26 11:13 Idan Maimon
21 January 2007 Luxembourg Home Raanana 500 Win – 35:26 17:10 Idan 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.

Date Opponent H/A Venue Spectators Result H.T Top scorer
9 January 2008 Faroe Islands Away Torshaven 800 Win – 21:26 8:15 Avishay Smoler (6)
12 January 2008 Faroe Islands Home Raanana 1,000 Win – 31:21 17:11 Gal Avraham (6)
16 January 2008 Serbia Home Raanana 1,600 Lost – 31:34 15:17 Avishay Smoler (10)
19 January 2008 Serbia Away Belgrad 2,000 Lost – 44:36 20:15 Avishay 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.

Date Opponent H/A Venue Spectators Result H.T Top scorer
29 October 2008 Slovenia Home Rishon LeZion 800 Lost – 28:36 16:21 Avishay Smoler (10)
2 November 2008 Bulgaria Away Blagoevgrad 400 Won – 28:34 15–20 Avishay Smoler (9)
26 November 2008 Belarus Away Berst 3,700 Lost – 38:31 21:14 Gal Avraham (7)
29 November 2008 Belarus Home Rishon LeZion 1,000 Lost – 28:31 11:19 Tom Matalon (6)
18 March 2009 Bulgaria Home Kiryat Motzkin 900 Won – 29:20 16:10 Chen Pomernz (6), Avishay Smoler (6)
22 March 2009 Germany Away Ashafenburg 4,500 Lost – 24:36 15:17 Gal Avraham (12)
17 June 2009 Slovenia Away Ljubljana 3,000 Lost – 27:40 17:20 Chen Pomeranz (6)
21 June 2009 Germany Home Rishon LeZion 1,000 Lost – 40:21 17:12 Chen Pomeranz (6)
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  GER  SLO  BLR  ISR  BUL
 Germany 8 8 0 0 300 191 +109 16 38–30 38–27 36–24 42–11
 Slovenia 8 6 0 2 293 221 +72 12 26–27 38–26 40–27 47–20
 Belarus 8 4 0 4 253 233 +20 8 23–25 32–36 38–31 36–18
 Israel 8 2 0 6 222 269 −47 4 21–40 28–36 28–31 29–20
 Bulgaria 8 0 0 8 168 322 −154 0 29–54 23–40 19–40 28–34

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship – European Qualification.

Head coach: Oleg Boutenko

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Moshe Elimelech (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 28) 1.83 m 13 0 Israel Irony Rehovot
2 P Snir Natsia (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 21) 2.00 m 9 5 Israel Maccabi Rishon LeZion
3 P Daniel Shkalim (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 27) 1.86 m 47 54 Israel Ramat Hasharon HC
7 RW Amit Gal (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 28) 1.79 m 37 39 Israel Ramat Hasharon HC
11 LB Niv Levy (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 (age 27) 1.86 m 53 110 Israel Hapoel Ashdod
14 GK Dan Tepper (1994-03-04) 4 March 1994 (age 26) 1.88 m 29 0 France JS Cherbourg
18 RW Tal Hershkowitz (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 28) 1.85 m 47 88 Israel Hapoel Ashdod
21 CB Eden Gingihashvili (1996-08-18) 18 August 1996 (age 24) 1.83 m 3 4 Israel HC Holon
22 LB Ram Turkenitz (1995-09-26) 26 September 1995 (age 24) 1.90 m 37 61 Sweden HK Varberg
23 CB Yonatan Dayan (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 20) 1.85 m 0 0 Germany VfL Gummersbach
24 RW Amit Stelman (1993-01-09) 9 January 1993 (age 27) 1.79 m 59 127 Israel Maccabi Rishon LeZion
29 P Yossi Appo (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 26) 1.90 m 28 26 Israel Ramat Hasharon HC
39 LB Adir Cohen (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 21) 1.95 m 16 35 Switzerland Pfadi Winterthur
53 LW oz Hamami (1992-05-10) 10 May 1992 (age 28) 1.80 m 29 50 Israel Hapoel Rishon LeZion
66 CB Yoav Lumbroso (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 20) 1.72 m 1 3 Germany ThSV Eisenach
83 LW Gil Pomeranz (1991-11-17) 17 November 1991 (age 28) 1.82 m 54 133 Israel Ramat Hasharon HC

Former coaches

  • Romania Eugen Trofin (−1983)
  • Israel Israel Brener (1982–1983)
  • Israel Moshe Lagil (1983–1984)
  • Israel Shlomo Hoffman (1992–2008)
  • Israel Gilad Maor (2008–2012)
  • Serbia Dragan Đukić (2012–2015)
  • Sweden Per Carlén (2015–2016)
  • Israel Oleg Boutenko (2016–)

External links

This page was last edited on 4 July 2020, at 06:00
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