BM Granollers

Club Balonmano Granollers, commonly known as BM Granollers, is a handball club based in Granollers, Spain.

BM Granollers
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Full nameClub Balonmano Granollers
Nickname(s)BMG
Founded20 August 1944
ArenaPalau d'Esports
Capacity6,500
PresidentJosep Pujadas
Head coachM: Antonio Rama
Spain W: Robert Cuesta
LeagueM: Liga ASOBAL
W: División de Honor
2020–21M: Liga ASOBAL, 4th
W: División de Honor, 6th
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The club was founded in 1944 and it is one of the oldest and most successful Spanish handball clubs in terms of titles won. Since its inception, the club quickly got a great competitive level. BM Granollers has competed almost every season in the top league of Spanish handball (currently Liga ASOBAL). It became the first Spanish handball club taking part in a European competition in 1959. BM Granollers won the EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 1976, so it became the first Spanish handball club winning a European title.

Thanks to this history, the city of Granollers hosted the handball matches at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. The Palau d'Esports, the current club's arena, was built for this event and subsequently has also hosted the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship and it will host 2021 World Women's Handball Championship.

One of the BM Granollers' landmarks is its commitment with young players formation. Many great handball players and team managers have been formed in BM Granollers youth academy (players such as Joan Cañellas, Antonio García, Enric Masip and Mateo Garralda; team managers such as Pep Vilà, Miquel Roca Mas, Sead Hasanefendić, Toni García and Carlos Viver). In recent years, moreover, BM Granollers has significantly increased the number of female teams in the youth academy. From the 2014–15 season, BM Granollers has become the only handball club in Spain with main male and female teams simultaneously in the top league of Spanish handball (Liga ASOBAL and División de Honor Femenina).

HonoursEdit

MenEdit

Domestic and European competitionsEdit

Season to seasonEdit

BM Granollers has been playing the top Spanish handball league since 1955, except on 1963–64 and 1964–65 seasons, when it resigned due to changes in the competition system and economic reasons.

WomenEdit

Domestic competitionEdit

  • 7 Catalan Champions Trophy: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • 1 Spanish Championship (División de Honor Plata): 2013–14

Season to seasonEdit

BM Granollers has been playing the top Spanish handball league since 2014.

Youth AcademyEdit

  • 2 Spanish Championship (Men U21): 1993–94, 1994–95
  • 13 Spanish Championship (Men U18): 1959–60, 1963–64, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2016–2017
  • 1 Spanish Championship (Women U18): 2012–13
  • 11 Spanish Championship (Men U16): 1979–80, 1980–81, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2010–11, 2014–15, 2016–2017, 2018–2019
  • 4 Spanish Championship (Men U14): 2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
  • 4 Mini Copa del Rey (Men U16): 2013–14, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–2020
  • 1 Mini Copa del Reina (Women U16): 2016–17

Team (men)Edit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2020–21 season
Num Name Age Height Country Position
1 Marc Guàrdia 25 1.87   Goalkeeper
16 Pol Varela 19 1.89   Goalkeeper
24 Pol Sastre 29 1.82   Goalkeeper
3 Jan Gurri 18 1.90   Central back
6 Borja Lancina 28 1.70   Central back
8 Chema Márquez 24 1.87   Left back
4 Marc Ferré Andreu 18 1.88   Left back
7 Marc García Diéguez 36 1.94   Left back
9 Pol Valera 22 1.87   Central back
99 Antonio García Robledo 36 1.91   Left back
10 Alejandro Márquez Coloma 25 1.92   Right back
5 Édgar Pérez 26 1.78   Left wing
17 Adrià Martínez Bages 19 1.86   Left wing
2 Víctor de Sande 19 1.70   Right wing
19 Mamadou Gassama 27 1.88   Right wing
34 Sergi Franco Miró 21 1.89   Right wing
11 Esteban Salinas 28 1.80   Pivot
23 Oriol Rey 26 1.90   Pivot

Technical staff:

  •   Antonio Rama | Head coach
  •   Pablo Larrumbide | Assistant manager
  •   Jordi Boixaderas | Team liaison
  •   Perico García | Goalkeepers coach
  •   Joan Vives | Doctor


Team (women)Edit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2020–21 season
Num Name Age Height Country Position
16 Marta Mera 20 1.71   Goalkeeper
13 Giulia Guarieiro 24 1.78   Left back
8 Mireia Torras 24 1.65   Central back
98 Martina Capdevila 21 1.75   Central back
99 Carmen Prelchi 21 1.71   Pivot
10 Lora Sarandeva 22 1.76   Left back
7 Elene Vázquez 20 1.77   Left back
1 Nicole Wiggins 20 1.72   Goalkeeper
28 Jana Castañera 19 1.68   Left wing
14 Ona Vegué 23 1.67   Left wing
23 Ana González 22 1.67   Right wing
51 Janna Sobrepera 20 1.72   Left back
9 Lea Kofler 19 1.71   Left back


Technical staff:

  •   Robert Cuesta | Head coach
  •   Jessica Bonilla | Assistant manager
  •   Antonio Romero | Team liaison
  •   Joan Vives Turcó | Doctor


Former notable players (men)Edit

Best Spanish playersEdit

1940 (11 players)

Player Position
Joan Barbany i Pujol
Eduard Barbany CB
Vicenç Vacca
Andreu Tura
Francesc Canal

1950 (11 and 7 players)

Player Position
Francesc Pregona
José Antonio Cabrera
Joan Barbany i Pujol
Eduard Barbany
Josep Fontdevila
Antoni Casajuana
Vicenç Vacca
Eduardo de Riquer
Josep Estapé
Pere Illa
Manuel Oliva
José Luis García Mir

1960 (7 players)

Player Position
Alejandro Viaña PI
Juan Morena RB
Antoni García
Martí Montaner
Martí Font GK

1970 (7 players)

Player Position
Vicente Calabuig LW
Gregorio López "Goyo" CB
Eugeni "Gin" Castellví CB
Miguel A. Aperador CB
José Luis Sagarribay LB
Eugeni Serrano RW
Santos Labaca PI
José María Gómez PI
Joaquim Borrego LW
Miquel Prat RB
Josep Perramon GK
Patxi Pagoaga GK

1980

Player Position
Jaume Puig PI
Óscar Mainer LW
Ricardo Marín RB
Enric Masip CB
Mateo Garralda RB
Josep Maria Junqueras RW
Aleix Franch LW
Perico García GK
Jaume Fort GK
Josep Maria Montes GK

1990

Player Position
Jordi Fernández RW
Àlex Viaña CB
Carlos Viver LW
Antonio Ugalde LW
"Quino" Soler LB
Jaime García PI
Aitor Etxaburu PI
Jordi Núñez GK
Xavi Pérez GK

2000

Player Position
Cristian Malmagro RB
Salva Puig RB
Raúl Campos RB
Carlos Viver LW
Albert Rocas LW
Álvaro Ferrer CB
Joan Cañellas CB
José Luis Pérez Canca CB
Ivan Raigal PI
Juan Andreu PI
Vicente Álamo GK
Manel Pérez GK

2010

Player Position
Raúl Campos RB
Antonio García LB
Álvaro Ruiz CB
Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas GK
Ferrán Solé RW
Arnau García LB
Marc Cañellas Reixach CB
David Resina LW
Adrià Figueras PI
Ian Tarrafeta CB

Foreign playersEdit

1950

Player Pos Country
Hugo Günther UNI  

1960

Player Pos. Country
Arne Jervrud LB  

1980

Player Pos. Country
Eric Cailleaux CB  
Aleksandar Gačić  
Peder Järphag  
Per Carlén RB  

1990

Player Pos. Country
Atil Hilmarsson  
Geir Sveinsson  
Viatcheslav Atavin LB  
Andréi Tiumentsev CB  
Oleg Kisselev RB  
Veselin Vujović CB  
Igor Butulija RB  
Dimitri Kachkan CB  
Zoran Mikulić RB  
Vladislav Kalarash CB  
Slobodan Veselinović LB  
Darko Galić  
Ivan Sunda  

2000

Player Pos. Country
Kim Sung Heon RB  
Thomas Siversson PI  
Ljubomir Vranjes CB  
Takeshi Uchida LW  
Goran Kozomara PI  
Denis Bahtijarević RW  
Patrik Ćavar CB  
Uffe Freesgard PI  
Marko Krivokapić LB  
Goran Cmiljanic CB  
Michal Nowak LB  
Árni Þór Sigtrygsson RB  
Davor Čutura LB  
Aleksandar Svitlica RW  
Michael Apelgren CB  
Aidenas Malasinskas CB  
Ivan Nikčević RW  
Draško Nenadić LB  
Peter Gentzel GK  
Venio Losert GK  
Peter Carlsson GK  
Fredrik Ohlander GK  

2010

Player Pos. Country
Nicklas Grundsten PI  
Thomas Reznicek RB  
Nikola Lazić LB  
Guilherme Valadão Gama LB  
Rodrigo Salinas RB  
José Toledo RB  
Matías Schulz GK  
Dimitrije Pejanović GK  
César Almeida GK  
Henrique Teixeira LB  
Fernando Pacheco Filho RB  
Michal Kasal LB  
Jorge Silva RB  
Vladan Lončar LB  
Rolandas Bernatonis LB  
Vukašin Rakocija LB  
Nicolás Bonanno LB  
Oswaldo Guimarães RB  
Ivan Popović PI  

PositionsEdit

  • CB: Centre backcourt
  • LB: Left backcourt
  • RB: Right backcourt
  • LW: Left wing
  • RW: Right wing
  • PI: Pivot
  • GK: Goalkeeper

Former coachesEdit

Seasons Coach Country
1952–1970 Pep Vilà  
1970–1974 Miquel Roca Mas  
1974–1980 Joaquín Crespo "Quini"  
1980–1984 Ferran Raga  
1984–1989 Emilio Alonso  
1989–1992 Josep Maria Guiteras  
1992–1997 Manuel Montoya  
1997–1998 José Luis Villanueva López  
1998–1999 Josep Maria Guiteras  
1999–2000 Jaume Puig  
2000–2002 Sead Hasanefendić  
2002–2008 Manuel Montoya  
2008–2010 Lorenzo Rueda  
2010–2012 Manolo Cadenas Montañés  
2012–2014 Toni Garcia Guerrero  
2014–2017 Carlos Viver  
2017– Antonio Rama  

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