Men's EHF EURO 2000

The 4th Men's Handball European Championship in Croatia took place from 21 to 30 January 2000.

Sweden claimed the EHF EURO championship for the second time in a row, and the third time in four events.

The Swedes beat Russia 32:31 in double extra time, in front of 7,500 fans in Zagreb.

In the bronze medal match, Spain held off France, to take third place in the tournament with a 24:23 victory.

Despite his team finishing last in the competition, Ukraine's Oleg Velykky was the best goalscorer, with 46 goals in six games.

France's Jackson Richardson was awarded best player in the tournament, he was also centre back in the All-Star Team.

Final Ranking

1. Sweden 5. Slovenia 9. Germany
2. Russia 6. Croatia 10. Denmark
3. Spain 7. Portugal 11. Iceland
4. France 8. Norway 12. Ukraine

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper: Peter Gentzel (SWE)
Left wing: Castillo Guijosa (ESP)
Left back: Carlos Resende (POR)
Centre back: Jackson Richardson (FRA)
Line player: Andrij Tschepkin (ESP)
Right back: Patrick Cazal (FRA)
Right wing: Irfan Smajlagic (CRO)

Find a full tournament summary including all match results here.

Download the Initiates file downloadtournament's cumulative statistics.