Johan Petersson

Status: National April 8, 2012

Johan Petersson, ( born 29 March 1973 in Karlshamn ) under the name of Johan Pettersson known is a former Swedish handball player. He played on the right wing position.


His hand balle generic career began when IK Sävehof, after which he moved in 1996 to the GWD Minden, where he remained one year. In 1997 he moved for four years to HSG Nordhorn changed. Finally, he accepted an offer from THW Kiel and 2001 was also a "Zebra". There he remained four years, until he was present an offer to the Handball school, appealed to him because of the professional perspective. For Kiel, he walked 199 times on the dance floor and scored 1097 hits ( an average of 5.5 goals).

By THW Kiel, he enjoyed success as the German Championship in 2002 and 2005, was EHF Cup Winner. With the Swedish national handball team, he won the silver medal at the Olympics in 1996 and 2000 Olympics, 1999 World champion and was second at the World Cup 2001. Moreover, he was elected in 2001 /02 and 2002/ 03 the league all-star team. Petersson left the national team in January 2005 and in 2008 was again brought back to the Three Crowns team. In total he played 249 international matches for Sweden and threw 813 goals.

Currently he is working as a handball teacher at a high school in Jönköping in Sweden. In addition, he played and coached his club IF Hallby Handboll. Briefly he missed promotion to the Elitserie. After a botched start to the season is Hallby separated in November 2008 by Petersson. He then played at the Swedish first division Alingsås HK. With Alingsås HK Petersson won the 2009 Swedish Championship. A year later, Petersson ended his career. Due to an injury series helped Petersson of the Swedish first division club IFK Kristianstad for the start of season 2010/11. In April 2012, he was obliged by TuS N- Luebbecke for the final league game of the season and the Final Four in Hamburg.

He is 1.81 meters tall and weighs about 81 kg. He has a son and a daughter with his wife Sofia.


  • German Champion 2002 and 2005
  • Swedish Champion 2009
  • EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 2002 and 2004
  • Elected European champion in 2000 and 2002 All-Star team Euro 2000
  • Olympic silver in 1996 and 2000
  • World Champion 1999, 2nd place 2001 World Championship elected to the All- Star team of 1999 World Cup, 3rd place 1995 World Cup
  • Handball - week ranking: Right Wing: 3, 2003, 1, 2002 (s Team of the Year ), 6, 2001, 1, 2000, 2 1999 2.1998
  • Handball Magazine ranking: Right Wing: 1, 2005 ( world class), 4th 2004 ( international class ), 3, 2003 ( IK ), 2, 2002 ( WK), 11, 2001 (National ), 1 2000 ( IK )
  • Elected to the League All Star Team 2001/2002 and 2002/2003
  • In the HW team in the season 2004, 2005