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Italy national handball team

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AssociationItalian Handball Federation
CoachRiccardo Trillini
World Championship
Appearances1 (First in 1997)
Best result18th (1997)
European Championship
Appearances1 (First in 1998)
Best result11th (1998)
Last updated on Unknown.

The Italy national handball team is the national handball team of Italy. It only had 1 appearance in World championship 1997, and the next year hosted the European Championship (in both times coached by Lino Červar). It had poor result in both competitions. It never qualified for the Olympic Games.

However, the handball is popular in Italian zones where it is played.

Competitive record

World Championship

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Nazi Germany 1938 Did not qualify
Sweden 1954
East Germany 1958
West Germany 1961
Czechoslovakia 1964
Sweden 1967
France 1970
East Germany 1974
Denmark 1978
West Germany 1982
Switzerland 1986
Czechoslovakia 1990
Sweden 1993
Iceland 1995
Japan 1997 Preliminary round 18 5 1 1 3 100 105
Egypt 1999 Did not qualify
France 2001
Portugal 2003
Tunisia 2005
Germany 2007
Croatia 2009
Sweden 2011
Spain 2013
Qatar 2015
France 2017
Denmark/Germany 2019
Egypt 2021
Poland/Sweden 2023 To be determined
Croatia/Denmark/Norway 2025
Germany 2027
Total 1/30 5 1 1 3 100 105

European Championship

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998 Preliminary round 11 5 1 0 4 106 122
Croatia 2000 Did not qualify
Sweden 2002
Slovenia 2004
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012
Denmark 2014
Poland 2016
Croatia 2018
AustriaNorwaySweden 2020
Hungary/Slovakia 2022 To be determined
Germany 2024
Total 1/16 5 1 0 4 106 122

Mediterranean Games


Current squad

The Italian international squad at the 2020 European Championship Qualification

Name Position Year of birth Club
Vito Fovio GK 1979 Italy Junior Fasano
Domenico Ebner GK 1994 Germany SG BBM Bietigheim
Thomas Postogna GK 1993 Slovenia RD Koper
Demis Radovcic LW 1988 Italy Junior Fasano
Gianluca Dapiran LW 1994 Spain Club Balonmano Benidorm
Carlo Sperti RW 1995 Italy Handball Club Conversano
Martin Sonnerer RW 1992 Italy SSV Bozen Loacker
Davide Bulzamini LB 1995 France Saint-Marcel Vernon
Francesco Volpi LB 1986 Luxembourg Handball Käerjeng
Alessio Moretti LB 1994 Italy Cassano Magnago HC
Dean Turkovic CB 1987 Italy SSV Bozen Loacker
Pablo Marrochi CB 1986 France US Créteil Handball
Ardian Iballi CB 1994 Italy Handball Club Conversano
Michele Skatar RB 1985 France Strasbourg Eurométropole
Pasquale Maione (captain) PI 1982 Italy Handball Club Conversano
Andrea Parisini PI 1994 France Strasbourg Eurométropole
Martin Ariel Doldan PI 1987 Spain BM Ciudad Encantada

Former head coaches

Notable players

  • Settimio Massotti (1360 goals in 302 international caps)
  • Alessandro Tarafino (14 times Italian Serie A Champion)
  • Zaim Kobilica
  • Franco Chionchio
  • Alessandro Fusina
  • Ivan Mestriner
  • Marcello “Air” Montalto
  • Tin Tokic

See also


External links

This page was last edited on 11 May 2020, at 14:59
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