Martin Schwalb

Martin Schwalb on February 8, 2014 interview with Sport 1

As of July 11, 2013

Martin Schwalb ( born May 4, 1963 in Stuttgart ) is a German former handball player and current Handball coach and sports official. He denied in his active career 428 Bundesliga games in which he (of which 945 Seven meters ) achieved with 2272 gates the fourth most goals in the Bundesliga history. Schwalb played at right back.

Twice Martin Schwalb was present at the Olympic Games: Los Angeles 1984 and 1996 in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, he won the Olympic silver medal.

As of 21 October 2005, he coached the team HSV Hamburg in the Handball Bundesliga. Previously, Martin Schwalb was the coach at the HSG Wetzlar and SG Wallau mass home. His greatest success as a coach were winning the German championship in 2011, winning the DHB Cup 2006 and 2010, winning the EHF Champions League 2013 and winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 2007 with the HSV Hamburg. After the season 2010/11 he gave up his coaching job at Carlén. Since the season 2011/12 is Schwalb CEO and President of HSV Hamburg. Since March 2012 trained Schwalb, together with Jens Häusler, again the HSV Hamburg.


  • 2011 German Champion with HSV Hamburg
  • 2006, 2009 and 2010 Supercup with HSV Hamburg
  • 2013 Champions League winner with the HSV Hamburg
  • 2007 European Cup winner with the HSV Hamburg
  • 2006 and 2010 DHB Cup with HSV Hamburg
  • 2000 and 2010 Coach of the Year


For the Handball World Cup 2007 was intended as an expert for the live broadcasts Christian Schwarzer by ZDF. This commented the first two games of the preliminary round, but had to because of his subsequent nomination by Heiner Brand resign this activity. Martin Schwalb took over for him the post of ZDF experts. In the European Handball Championship 2010 in Austria, he took over the position of experts in the ARD.

Martin Schwalb support the initiative as an ambassador respect! No place for racism.