Staffan Olsson

Staffan Olsson (2013 )

As of September 25, 2013

Staffan Olsson ( born March 26, 1964 in Uppsala ) is a former Swedish handball player who was one of the most successful in his country.


Staffan began his career with ten years at Skånela IF and moved at age fourteen to HK Cliff. Later he played at TV mountain hut, TV Niederwürzbach, THW Kiel and Hammarby IF HF. For the Swedish national team, he was 358 times used. When THW Kiel he formed with his Swedish colleague Magnus "Max" Wislander the world famous Swedish axis. His most famous action was the equalizer at the European Championships in 2002 in the closing seconds of the final against Germany. Sweden won the game in extra time.

Staffan Olsson showed excellent performance especially as a defender and the Fit. Many viewers he also struck by his long hair.

After the end of his active career Olsson became a coach. By the summer of 2011, he worked as head coach at Hammarby IF HF, with whom he became Swedish champion three times. Since 2008, he trained together with Ola Lindgren, the Swedish national team.


He is married to Marie, with whom he has two children. His son Henrik also plays handball.


As a player

  • German Champion 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002 ( with the THW Kiel)
  • Runner-up in 1993 and 1995 ( with Niederwürzbach )
  • German Cup winner 1998, 1999 and 2000 ( with the THW Kiel)
  • EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 1998 and 2002 ( with the THW Kiel)
  • Champions League finalists 2000 ( with the THW Kiel)
  • Supercup winner 1998 ( with the THW Kiel)
  • City Cup winner 1995 ( with Niederwürzbach )
  • World Champion in 1990 and 1999, 2nd World Cup 1997 3rd place 1993 World Championships and 1995
  • European champions in 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002, 4th place 1996 European Championship
  • Silver Medal Olympic 1992, 1996 and 2000
  • Elected to the All- Star Team of the World Cup 1997, World Cup 1999
  • Elected to the League All Star Team 1999/2000, 2000/2001 and 2001/2002

As a coach

  • Swedish Champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008 with Hammarby IF
  • Silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games

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