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Staffan Olsson

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Name  Staffan Olsson

Height  1.99 m
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Team coached  Sweden national handball team (since 2008)
Children  Hanna Olsson, Henrik Olsson

Staffan olssons snurrstraff samt van bastens bicykleta 1986

Erik Staffan Olsson (born 26 March 1964 in Uppsala) is a retired Swedish handball player and Swedish national coach. Olsson, who always played with no 13, was a left-handed right wing player with one of the most feared shots of all the elite players. Later in his career he won praise for his great playmaking skills.


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Player career

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Olsson was born in Uppsala, Uppland. He started his career, at the age of 10, in the Swedish team Skånela. Other clubs are Huttenberg, Niederwurzbach, HK Cliff, THW Kiel and Hammarby. He has made over 350 caps (852 goals) with the Sweden national handball team.

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After a long career in Germany he returned to Sweden and played his final season in Hammarby Handball, a club he later coached to three consecutive national championships.


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In 1988 he was a member of the Swedish handball team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 16 goals.

Four years later he was part of the Swedish team which won the silver medal. He played six matches and scored seven goals.

At the 1996 Games he won his second silver medal with the Swedish team. He played five matches and scored seven goals.

His last Olympic appearance was at the Sydney Games in 2000 when he won his third silver medal with the Swedish team. He played six matches and scored twelve goals.


  • Caps/Goals: 357/852 goals (1984–2002)
  • World champion 1990 (in Prague, Czechoslovakia) and 1999 (in Cairo, Egypt)
  • European champion 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002
  • World champion runner up 1997
  • 3rd place in the 1993 and 1995 World championships
  • German champion with THW Kiel 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002
  • Participated in four Summer Olympics: Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Athens (2000)
  • Swedish champion with Hammarby 2006, 2007 and 2008 (as coach)
  • References

    Staffan Olsson Wikipedia

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