See a complete list of World Men’s Handball Champions. France defeated Norway to go on to win the 2017 Championships. This was their sixth championship title.
- The next World Championships will take place in 2019 in Denmark and Germany.
- France has won the most Men’s World Handball titles with six victories.
- Qatar is the first country that is not from Europe to medal. They lost to France in the 2015 finals.
- The first World Championship organized by the International Handball Federation took place in Germany in 1938 involving four teams from Europe.
- European teams have dominated the championships.
World Men’s Handball Champions:
|2001||France||28-25 after extra time||Sweden|
|1982||Soviet Union||30-27 after extra time||Yugoslavia|
|1978||West Germany||20-19||Soviet Union|
|1970||Romania||13-12 after second extra time||East Germany|
|1961||Romania||9-8 after second extra time||Czechoslovakia|