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Iceland in 2023 World Men's Handball Championships

Updated: Jan 8

by Helga Margrét Reinhardsdóttir

The Icelandic National Men's Handball Team will compete at the 2023 World Championships in Poland and Sweden, January 11 through 29, 2023.

The Icelandic handball website announces: The men's team, VALUR Reykjavik, has won the "Team of the Year" award! They are in second place going into the World Championship. This is the first handball club to win in the ten years this award has been presented. Valur has won the National Championship 24 times since 1940. 1980 was the last time they were in the championship final.

The Valur club was founded in 1911. Valur is an Icelandic word for gyrfalcon. They first played just football (soccer) until 1940, when they added men's handball. They are a successful sports club with both men's and women's handball, basketball, and football (soccer).

Ómar Ingi Magnússon received "Player of the Year." He also received it last year.



For Icelandic Roots members, you can see how you are related to them by using the powerful Relationship Calculator in Icelandic Roots. The IR numbers are included below.

Coach: Guðmundur Þórður Guðmundsson - I259158

Captain / Left back:

Aron Pálmarsson - I414037


Björgvin Páll Gústavsson - I367860

Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson - I641527

Ágúst Elí Björgvinsson - I143243


Arnar Freyr Arnarsson - I98769

Elliði Snær Viðarsson - I650875

Ýmir Örn Gíslason - I612330