team Hungary

The men’s national team are still aiming for their second ever medal at major events since silver at the 1986 World Championship. In 2004 and 2012, they made it to the Olympic semi-finals, but finished fourth rank twice. At the 2017 World Championship in France, Hungary eliminated Olympic Champions Denmark. In 2017 Swedish Ljubomir Vranjes took over Veszprem and the national team after he had steered Flensburg to the 2014 Champions League title. But he cannot count on the biggest star, experienced Laszlo Nagy, anymore who quit playing for the national team after the World Championship in France. Still, there are some big names such as the playmakers Mate Lekai and Gabor Csaszar or goalkeeper Roland Mikler, but the team - mostly composed by players from Veszprem and Szeged - is in the middle of a transition. Hungary qualified for the 2019 World Championship eliminating Slovenia, the 2017 World Championship bronze medallists, in the playoffs. The base was a 29:24 win, while Hungary lost on home ground 22:26.

Competition records:

World Championship match results: 1958: 7, 1964: 8, 1967: 8, 1970: 8, 1974: 7, 1978: 9, 1982: 9, 1986: SILVER, 1990: 6, 1993: 11, 1995: 17, 1997: 4, 1999: 11, 2003: 6, 2007: 9, 2009: 6, 2011: 7, 2013: 8, 2017: 7

Olympic Games match results: 1936: 4, 1972: 8, 1976: 6, 1980: 4, 1988: 4, 1992: 7, 2004: 4, 2012: 4

European Championship match results: 1994: 7, 1996: 10., 1998: 6, 2004: 9, 2006: 13, 2008: 8, 2010: 14, 2012: 8, 2016: 12, 2018: 14

Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: winner of the European Playoff against Slovenia

Coach: Istvan Csoknyai (HUN, on interim base)