Greece (GRE)

One of a few debutants at the EHF EURO 2024 in Germany, Greece secured their place after finishing third in group 5.

The 47-year-old coach Georgios Zaravinas is a familiar name in Greek handball as the retired left wing featured with the national team at their home Olympics back in 2004, one of only two major tournaments that Greece have played in – the other being the 2005 IHF Men's World Championship.

The Greek squad is led by the experienced captain Charalampos Mallios, but at the same time is aided by youth and talent with Achilleas Toskas spearheading the national team's attack through the qualifiers as the top scorer. The talented 19-year-old is one of the names who is expected to have a big saying in Greece's future as is the line player, Nikolaos Liapis.

The squad is predominantly composed of Olympiacos SFP players.

Greece are placed in group F at the EHF EURO 2024 in Munich alongside the world champions Denmark, up-and-coming Portugal and the consistent Czechia. Progression seems an uphill struggle, but Greece have already climbed a mountain by reaching their maiden European Championship.

When Mallios leads the squad onto the court for their opening match in Munich and the Greek national anthem echoes through the speakers, it will be a historic and proud sight for them as they have waited so long for that moment.

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Key Players

Savvas Savvas)
Savvas Savvas
Left Back

Savvas Savvas was the second top scorer for Greece in the EHF EURO 2024 qualifiers with 20 goals scored, and the 26-year-old is expected to be one of Greece's main attacking weapons in Munich. In particular, he displayed quality performances in the qualifiers against Croatia and Netherlands, scoring 13 goals in total in these two games. Savvas played for various clubs in Germany through the years before returning to his homeland to join Olympiacos in the summer of 2023.

Charalampos Mallios
Centre Back

The Greek captain is one of the most experienced players in the national team at the age of 36 and with 70 caps. Charalampos Mallios was one of the top scorers during the EHF EURO 2024 qualifiers with 17 goals, bringing him to a total of 206 for the national team before the final tournament. Mallios has played in the EHF's club competitions for various clubs throughout his career, including the EHF European League this season with AEK Athens, after moving home to join the club in 2023. He has also played in Germany, Türkiye and France among other countries.

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Head Coach

Georgios Zaravinas)
Georgios Zaravinas

Georgios Zaravinas took over as Greek head coach in 2021, leading them through the EHF EURO 2024 qualifiers to their first-ever place at a European championship. He is also head coach of Diomidis Argous who competed in the EHF European Cup qualification round this season. As a player, Zaravinas was a left wing and represented Greece at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games when the hosts finished sixth.

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