Ola Lindgren

Ola Lindgren on 12 May 2007 in the Cologne Arena

As of October 18, 2013

Ola Lindgren ( * February 29, 1964 in Halmstad, Sweden ) is a former Swedish handball player. He is one of two trainers of the Swedish national handball team since 2008 and was next from July 2009 to September 2010 coach of the Bundesliga team of the Rhein- Neckar Löwen.

Player Career

Lindgren began his handball career in Sweden in 1981 when HK Drott. 1990 signed him the HSG Wetzlar who was playing under the name " TSV Dutenhofen " in the second handball league to move up. Other stations in Germany were HSV Dusseldorf and HSG Nordhorn.

Since then, he had played in 1986 for the first time for the Swedish national team, he played 376 matches in which he scored 482 goals. Lindgren originally played in the left backcourt, it was then often used only in defense. When the Swede but once acted in the attack, then the circle. The 1.92 m wide and 93 kg Lindgren is one of the most successful handball players in the world.

Coaching career

In addition to work as a trainer in Nordhorn Lindgren was from 2007 also assistant coach of the Swedish national handball team. Since 2008, he and Staffan Olsson trained alongside their respective items together as a club coach, the Swedish selection.

For the 2009/2010 season Lindgren moved to the Rhein- Neckar Löwen. His dedication as a coach, he was doing more upright. In September 2010, Lindgren was on leave with the lions. However, his contract ran on, so that a manager position at another club until June 2012 was not possible. Agreed only in December 2011, the Rhein- Neckar Löwen Lindgren on canceling the contract.

After the release Lindgren took over in January 2012 as coach at the Swedish first division club IFK Kristianstad.

Successes as a player

  • Handball World Cup 1990 and 1999
  • European champions in 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002
  • Silver medals at the Olympic Games in 1992, 1996 and 2000
  • Swedish Champion in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 1994
  • German vice - champion with the HSG Nordhorn 2002

Success as a coach

  • EHF Cup 2008
  • Silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games