Norway (NOR)

It was the EHF EURO 2016 where Norway saw their breakthrough international championship, as they went from 14th place at the previous edition all the way to the semi-finals. After that fourth place in Poland, Norway secured their first EHF EURO medal in 2020. They ranked fifth in 2022.

Since 2016, Norway have firmly established themselves among the top teams internationally, as they also reached the World Championship final twice in a row, in 2017 and 2019. They were defeated both times, but the first medals were something to celebrate.

Aside from the medals won, Norway also qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time, placing seventh at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

There have been successes, but a while since a piece of silverware — Norway will be eager to improve on their most recent positions and be part of the medal fight again in 2024. The Scandinavian team qualified for this edition of the EHF EURO as winners of their qualifiers group, above Serbia, after a campaign that saw only one loss.

Although the Norway men’s team features a deep bench of world-class backs and lethal wings in particular, there is one standout name associated with the side: attacking juggernaut Sander Sagosen.

Now 28 years old, Sagosen has enough caps to make him one of the most experienced in the side, yet his games played-to-goal ratio is unsurpassed in the current and most squads, with an average of over five goals per match. He was named in the EHF EURO All-star Team three straight times, was top scorer of the EHF EURO in 2020, and adds another three All-star credits when including the EHF Champions League and World Championships. His goal count for 2020, 65, is the record for most goals scored in one EHF EURO.

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EHF competition history

Top Results

2020 - 2nd place

European Championship
2020 - 3rd place

ECh Beach Handball
2019 - 2nd place

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Key Players

Torbjørn Sittrup Bergerud)
Torbjørn Sittrup Bergerud

Torbjørn Bergerud is undeniably one of the top goalkeepers in the world, and brings a decade of experience to the EHF EURO 2024 although he is still only 29. Bergerud made his debut for the national team in 2013, when he was 19 years old, and this will be his his sixth consecutive appearance at the EHF EURO. Despite Norway only finishing sixth at the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship, he had the third best save percentage among goalkeepers (37 per cent, 81 saves). Bergerud gained experience in the German and Danish leagues, having played for Flensburg (three seasons) and GOG (one), before joining Kolstad in 2023.

Sander Sagosen)
Sander Sagosen
Left Back

Sander Sagosen was part of the All-star Team at the World Championships 2017 and 2019 EHF EURO 2016, 2018 and 2020. He set the record for most goals scored (65) at an EHF EURO, in 2020. Sagosen started his career at Kolstad in Norway, but developed into a world star at Danish club Aalborg. He joined Kiel in the summer of 2020 after three seasons with PSG before returning home to Kolstad in 2023. Sagosen is the leader of a new generation of Norwegian players who have won three international medals since 2017.

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Head Coach

Jonas Liberg Wille)
Jonas Liberg Wille

Jonas Wille was assistant coach to Christian Berge for less than a year before taking over as Norway head coach in April 2022. He has previously coached clubs in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Wille's debut as head coach at the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship brought Norway sixth place in the competition, the same as in 2021 when Berge was at the helm. Former Swedish handball player Martin Boquist is Wille's assistant.

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