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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.

Fast Facts:

  • The next World Championships will take place in 2019 in Denmark and Germany.
  • 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:

YearWinnerScoreRunner Up
2017France33-26Norway
2015France25-22Qatar
2013Spain35-19Denmark
2011France37-35Denmark
2009France24-19Croatia
2007Germany29-24Poland
2005Spain40-34Croatia
2003Croatia34-31Germany
2001France28-25 after extra timeSweden
1999Sweden25-24Russia
1997Russia23-21Sweden
1995France23-19Croatia
1993Russia28-19France
1990Sweden27-23Soviet Union
1986Yugoslavia24-22Hungary
1982Soviet Union30-27 after extra timeYugoslavia
1978West Germany20-19Soviet Union
1974Romania14-12East Germany
1970Romania13-12 after second extra timeEast Germany
1967Czechoslovakia14-11Denmark
1964Romania25-22Sweden
1961Romania9-8 after second extra timeCzechoslovakia
1958Sweden22-12Czechoslovakia
1954Sweden17-14West Germany
1938Germanyno finalAustria

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