The Danish men’s national team began their journey to becoming a world class team when winning three successive EHF EURO bronze medals in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

Another bronze medal followed in 2007 – this time at the World Championships – but a year later the Danes clinched their first EHF EURO gold medal and the title in 2008 in Norway.

Four years later, Danish fans were celebrating again when they won the European title for the second time, beating Croatia in the 2012 final in Serbia.

When it was time for Denmark to host the event for the first time, in 2014, the team went into the tournament as hosts and one of the favourites for gold. However, they were defeated by France in the final and had to settle for silver.

Revenge for that defeat came just two years later when the Danes beat the French in an epic Olympic final in Rio – but France then denied the Danish a medal at EHF EURO 2018, securing a win in the bronze medal match.

With unbeaten run of nine home games in 2019 carrying them towards qualification for EHF EURO 2020, Nikolaj Jacobsen’s team are now seeking another gold medal with the chance of being able to hold Olympic, World and European titles simultaneously  – a feat only achieved in the past by France.

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Captain and goalkeeper who has been named in the all-star teams at the 2016 Olympics, World Championships in 2013 and 2019 and at EHF EURO 2014. One of the most decorated keepers of his generation, Niklas began his career with GOG before moves to Bjerringbro-Silkeborg and then to Rhein-Neckar Lowen in 2012. Another move in Germany followed, to THW Kiel, in 2015 where he remains today.


Arguably one of the world’s greatest players, Hansen has been voted World Player of the Year three times and has won Olympic, World and European titles with the national side. The left back began his club career with GOG before his performances alerted the attention of Barcelona who he signed for in 2008. He returned to Denmark with AG Kobenhavn in 2010 but then re-signed for Barca just two years later

Hugely successful coach who guided the Danes to the World Championship title in 2019. As a player he was considered one of the world’s best left-wingers during his time with THW Kiel in Germany. He moved into coaching and in 2012 he led Aalborg to the Danish title in his first season. Rhein-Neckar Lowen then came calling in 2015 and in his second campaign with the German outfit they team won the Bundesliga. After winning a second title in Germany, he was appointed head coach of Denmark in 2017.

Past Performance at EHF EURO Events

Year Event Host Place/Medal
1994 Portugal 4th place
1996 Spain 12th place
2000 Croatia 12th place
2002 Sweden Bronze
2004 Slovenia Bronze
2006 Switzerland Bronze
2008 Norway Gold
2010 Austria 5th place
2012 Serbia Gold
2014 Denmark Silver
2016 Poland 6th place
2018 Croatia 4th place