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Introduction

The Handball API provides real-time scoring, in-depth match statistics (when available), and an array of supplementary data.

Over 80 leagues are covered and included in one package. Select the Handball package in our Coverage Matrix for competitions and data offered.

The API is consistent in structure, format, and behavior with the other General Sport APIs. Primary feeds will return seasons, competitions, team and player data, and real-time scores.

Additional feeds provide a host of complementary stats, including:

  • Live Standings
  • Player profiles
  • Team profiles
  • Historical results
  • Seasonal statistics
  • Match win probabilities
Real-time customers are also offered two delivery Push Feeds to enhance speed.

An extended Probabilities package is also offered. This add-on includes in-game probability updates and season outrights.

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Authentication is required for all API calls.

API Map

To best utilize the Handball API, you will need several parameters to create your API calls. The map below illustrates how you can obtain the parameters you need.

The primary feeds require only a date or human-readable parameters to call the endpoints. Those feeds provide Sport Event Ids, Competitor Ids, or Season Ids which can be used to generate the season, team, match, and player feeds.


Endpoint Descriptions

Competition Info - Provides the name, id, and parent id for a given competition.

Competitions List - Provides a list of all available competitions.

Competitions Seasons - Provides historical season information for a given competition. Competitions will return a maximum of three seasons of data, including current or newly created seasons.

Competitor Merge Mappings - Provides the valid Sportradar Id in cases when two competitors have been merged into one. Mapping entries will remain in the feed for 7 days.

Competitor Profile - Provides top-level information for a given team, including the full team roster, home venue, and team colors.

Competitor Summaries - Provides previous and upcoming game information for a given competitor, including results and statistics for past games, and scheduling info for upcoming games. 

Daily Summaries - Provides game schedules for a given day, including scoring information.

Head to Heads - Provides previous and upcoming games between two teams, including statistics and results. 

Live Summaries - Provides information for all currently live games, including team scoring and statistics. This feed updates in real time as games are played.

Live Timelines - Provides a real-time play-by-play event timeline for currently live games. 

Live Timelines Delta - Provides a 10 second live delta of game information, including scoring and a play-by-play event timeline. 

Player Merge Mappings - Provides valid ids for players who have had their profiles merged. While Sportradar always strives to provide one unique player id, it is a possibility for two ids to be created. This feed provides the correct id once profiles have been merged.

Player Profile - Provides player biographical information, including current team.

Player Summaries - Provides game info and statistics for the past 10 matches in which a given player participated.

Season Competitors - Provides a list of teams participating for a given season. 

Season Form Standings - Provides a form table of game results and splits for a given season. Table displays W/D/L (win/draw/loss) for a maximum of 6 matches for each team.

Season Information - Provides detailed information for a given season, including participating teams and league structure. 

Season Lineups - Provides lineups for all matches in a given season.

Season Links - Provides information about linked cup rounds for a given season. Use this feed to compile full advancement brackets for relevant seasons/tournaments. Links between all matches and rounds are available when competitors (TBD vs. TBD) are not yet known.

Season Players - Provides names and ids for all participating players for a given season. 

Season Probabilities - Provides 3-way match win probabilities (home team win, away team win, draw) for all matches for a given season.   

Season Standings - Provides detailed standings info for a given season.

Season Statistics - Provides team and player seasonal statistics for a given team and season. 

Season Summaries - Provides schedule information for all matches from a given season including scoring and statistics at the match level. 

Seasons - Provides a list of historical season information for all competitions. Competitions will return a maximum of three seasons of data, including current or newly created seasons.

Sport Event Change Log - Provides ids for sport events that have been updated in the last 24 hours.

Sport Events Created – Provides ids for sport events that have been created in the last 24 hours. 

Sport Event Removed - Provides ids for sport events that have been removed or deleted.

Sport Event Lineups - Provides detailed roster information for a given match. Starting players are indicated if supported by coverage level.

Sport Event Summaries - Provides real-time match-level statistics for a given match. Including player and team stats, and scoring info. Please note that data returned is determined by coverage level.

Sport Event Timeline - Provides real-time game-level statistics and a play-by-play event timeline for a given game. This includes scores by half, and player and team stats. Please note that data returned is determined by coverage level.

Push Events - Provides real-time event updates for all live games.

Push Statistics - Provides real-time team and player match-level statistics for all live games.

Live Probabilities - Provides top-level information for live games. If probabilities are available for a game, pre-match and live probabilities will be displayed. 

Season Outright Probabilities - Provides a list of outright probabilities for each team from a given season. 

Sport Event Probabilities - Provides pre-match and live probabilities for a given game.

Sport Event Upcoming Probabilities - Provides a list of IDs for upcoming sport events in the next 24 hours. 

Timeline Probabilities - Provides a timeline of pre-match and live probability changes for a given game.

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Probabilities Endpoints

Available only with the probabilities plan within the Handball v2 package. See FAQ for details.


Data Retrieval Sample

To find the probability of a home team win for a given game:

  1. Call the Daily Summaries for the day the sport event takes place and find the Sport Event Id for the chosen sport event
  2. Make note of the Sport Event Id for the given sport event
  3. Call the Season Probabilities using the Season Id
  4. Find Sport Event Id within the results locate the home team and the outcome probability

The probability of a home team win is displayed.


Integration Links

OpenAPI Specs

Our Handball API is available via OpenAPI. Click below to view and/or download the spec.

Handball v2 OpenAPI

Handball v2 Probabilities OpenAPI

Postman Workspace

Our entire Media APIs are available on Postman. Click the link above to be taken directly to our Handball API collection.

Feel free to follow and/or fork any collections to receive updates.

Schema Download

Open the zip file below to access our entire Handball API XSD schema.

Handball v2 Schema