It will be a proud moment for the players of Bosnia and Herzegovina when they take to the court for the first time at EHF EURO 2020 when the country makes their debut at the European Championships.
Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for their first ever EHF EURO finals as one of the four highest ranked third-place teams, having won four of their six matches in Group 5.
Their participation at EHF EURO 2020 will only be the second time the nation has qualified for a major tournament, the last coming back at the World Championships in 2015. That year, in Qatar, they exited at the preliminary round stage, winning just one of their five matches.
Under national team coach Bilal Suman, himself a former Bosnia and Herzegovina international, hopes are high that the nation can meet the high expectations of their passionate fanbase.
Having taken over the reins in August 2016, Suman has already showed his expertise in guiding his country to the World Championship finals – now the question is can he make Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first appearance at the European Championships one to remember?
Line player Senjamin spent the start of his career playing alongside twin brother Benjamin at Bosnian clubs RK Maglaj, HRK Izvidjac and RK Borac. They moved together to Gorenje in 2013 but in 2016 their paths diverted, as Senjamin was hired by HBC Nantes. There, he helped the club to a third-place finish at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in 2018. Senjamin spent the 2018/19 season playing for Zagreb, but is back at Nantes for 2019/20, playing in the Men’s EHF Cup.
Goalkeeper Benjamin started his career playing at Bosnian club RK Maglaj before moving to HRK Izvidac and then on to RK Borac, where he made his name. In 2013 he moved, along with twin brother Senjamin, to Slovenian club Gorenje. Benjamin joined Bundesliga club HSG Wetzlar in 2016 and impressed there before moving to SG Flensburg-Handewitt in 2018, where he won the Bundesliga and reached the VELUX EHF Champions League quarter-finals. Benjamin is 1cm shorter than his brother.
Former Bosnia & Herzegovina international, who played numerous times for his country during his playing days. Suman became the first coach in their history to guide the national team to an EHF EURO following their strong qualification campaign. Took over in August 2016 having previously been assistant coach at Kolding in Denmark.
Past Performance at EHF EURO Events
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