Find the pdf with the official 16 player Delegation List here.
Find the pdf with the official 28 player squad list here.
Slovenian woman´s handball national team has started its participations on international scene in the year 1992 when the first match with Croatian team was played.
Subsequently, the Slovenian national team has participated at the World championships on four occasions, three times at the European championships and five times at the Mediterranean games.
Though success has been limited, the Slovenian national team ranked among the top ten teams at the World Championships in 2001 and 2003 and again at European Championships in 2002 and 2004.
The team can take pride in better successes on the international scene in the past. The Slovenian women´s national team achieved two bronze medals for its performance at the Mediterranean games, in Italy (1997) and in Tunis (2001).
The national handball team of Slovenia returns to the EHF EURO for the first time and with a new line-up since its lacklustre performance in Sweden in 2006.
Well aware that they have been drawn into a very strong group, the athletes are eager to meet their opponents at Hakons Hall in Lillehammer.
With second place in Qualification Group 4 after Germany, the Slovenians made it to Norway in addition to terminating the championship bids of Belarus and Italy.
"I have been coaching the national team of Slovenia for approximately 16 months now, and in season 2009/2010 we were thrilled to have qualified for the 2010 EHF EURO in Denmark & Norway. Our preparations are ongoing and unfortunately, we have had some problems with injuries, but that is the nature of sport at times. We have very young team and for 90% of the players this will be the first major championship, so every point will be a great success in such a strong group. Overall, I am very pleased with the development of the team."
Born in Croatia in 1956, Ivica Rimanič began coaching the Croatian youth players at the age of twenty. By 1981, he was coaching in the first division.
With a coaching history spanning 34 years, the current chapter in the story of Ivica Rimanič begins on July 1st 2009 when took on the role of coaching the national team of Slovenia taking over from Primoz Pori.
Rimanič is well know in coaching circles and his work has taken him across the globe spending two years in Kuwait with the club team Al Salmiya; one season in Saudia Arabia and a further two seasons in Japan with the men´s national team.
On the continent of Europe, Coach Rimanič spent sixteen year coaching both men´s (Stavanger, Fyllingen) and women´s (Byasen, Nordstrand) club teams and the men´s national team in Norway, a country that he knows very well.
Hypo Niederösterreich (AUT), Oltchim Valcea (ROU) and Podravka (CRO) have all had the benefit of his experience.
The captain Slovenia's handball team is also one of the most experienced players in the team. Besides participating at three EHF EUROs (Denmark 2002, Hungary 2004 and Sweden 2006) and four World Championships (Germany 1997, Italy 2001, Croatia 2003 and Russia 2005), she ended up runner-up in the EHF Champions League Final 1999 with Krim Ljubljana. Back player Puš, with her more than 130 goals in 143 matches for Slovenia, also managed to win a bronze medal at the Mediterranean Games in 2001. For the last years she has been a player at the club Olimpija Ljubljana.
The tall goalkeeper is the most experienced player in the team with more than 160 international matches for Slovenia. With her club RK Krim she won the EHF Champions League in 2001 and was second in 1999. She also won bronze at the Mediterranean Games of 2001 and 1997. Stefanišin has experience from three EHF EUROs (Denmark 2002, Hungary 2004 and Sweden 2006) and four World Championships (Germany 1997, Italy 2001, Croatia 2003 and Russia 2005).
The only 19 years old Gros is one of the most talented left handed players. She has already played 27 international matches for the Slovenian national team and scored 56 goals. After a succesful EHF Champions League season with RK Krim she transferred to the Hugarian top club Györ this summer.Ana is one of the young upcoming players who are predicted to become the most important player for the Slovenian team in the future.
|2009||World Championship in China||did not qualify|
|2008||European Championship in FYR Macedonia||did not qualify|
|2008||Olympic Games in Beijing||did not qualify|
|2007||World Championship in France||did not qualify|
|2006||European Championship in Sweden||16th place|
|2005||World Championship in Russia||14th place|
|2004||European Championship in Hungary||9th place|
|2004||Olympic Games in Athens||did not qualify|
|2003||World Championship in Croatia||8th place|
|2002||European Championship in Denmark||10th place|
|2001||World Championship in Italy||9th place|
|2000||European Championship in Romania||did not qualify|
|2000||Olympic Games in Sydney||did not qualify|
|1999||World Championship in Norway/Denmark||did not qualify|
|1998||European Championship in the Netherlands||did not qualify|
|1997||World Championship in Germany||18th place|
|1996||European Championship Denmark||did not qualify|
|1996||Olympic Games in Atlanta||did not qualify|
|1995||World Championship in Austria/Hungary||did not qualify|
|1994||European Championship in Germany||did not qualify|
The Slovenian team qualified after a close duel with Belarus. Despite the experienced goalkeeper Stefanisin the Slovenes are coming into the EHF EURO with a very young team, nevertheless, with many young talented players from top club Krim Ljubljana. Their tall right back, Ana Gros, is a very dangerous shooter and one to watch during the final tournament.
Slovenian Handball Federation Website: www.rokometna-zveza.si