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Club Balonmano Ademar León is a Spanish handball team based in León. The team plays in Liga ASOBAL and Velux EHF Champions League.

ABANCA Ademar León
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Full nameClub Balonmano Ademar León
Founded1956
ArenaPalacio Municipal, León,
Castile and León,
Spain
Capacity6,000
PresidentSpain Cayetano Franco
Head coachSpain Manolo_Cadenas
LeagueLiga ASOBAL
2018–19Liga ASOBAL, 5th
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HistoryEdit

Founded on 1956, the Ademar León is the handball team more representative of the city of León. Until 1975 it played in the provincial categories when not existing economic availability to be able to promotion. In that year the team promoted to 1ª División Nacional (being player of the team the currently chairman, Juan Arias). His 6th place in season 95/96 allowed him to play for the first time in its history a European competition (City Cup). In season 96/97 Runner-up of ASOBAL League, and runner-up of ASOBAL Cup was able to proclaim itself, being third in the King's Cup and obtaining seat to play the Champions League in the following season. The beginning of the 2001–02 season caused the first misfortune when losing the first title of the year, Supercopa of Spain, in Tudela losing the final against Portland San Antonio, champion of Cup in the previous season.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1980–81 2 1ª Div. Nacional 2nd
1981–82 2 1ª Div. Nacional 1st Promoted
1982–83 1 Div. Honor 13th Relegated
1983–84 2 1ª Div. Nacional 2nd
1984–85 2 1ª Div. Nacional 1st Promoted
1985–86 1 Div. Honor 12th Relegated
1986–87 2 1ª Div. Nacional 7th
1987–88 2 1ª Div. Nacional 12th
1988–89 2 1ª Div. Nacional 10th Relegated
1989–90 3 1ª Div. B 2nd Promoted
1990–91 2 1ª Div. Nacional 4th
1991–92 2 1ª Div. Nacional 3rd
1992–93 2 1ª Div. Nacional 3rd
1993–94 2 1ª Div. Nacional 1st Promoted
1994–95 1 ASOBAL 12th
1995–96 1 ASOBAL 6th
1996–97 1 ASOBAL 2nd
1997–98 1 ASOBAL 3rd / 1/2
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1998–99 1 ASOBAL 2nd / runners-up
1999–00 1 ASOBAL 2nd / 1/2
2000–01 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2001–02 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2002–03 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2003–04 1 ASOBAL 4th
2004–05 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2005–06 1 ASOBAL 5th
2006–07 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2007–08 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2008–09 1 ASOBAL 5th
2009–10 1 ASOBAL 4th
2010–11 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2011–12 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2012–13 1 ASOBAL 4th
2013–14 1 ASOBAL 5th
2014–15 1 ASOBAL 7th
2015–16 1 ASOBAL 3rd
2016–17 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2017–18 1 ASOBAL 2nd

TrophiesEdit

  • Liga ASOBAL: 1
    • Winners: 2000–01.
    • Runners-up: 1996–97, 1998–99, 2016-17, 2017-18.
  • Copa del Rey: 1
    • Winners: 2001–02.
  • ASOBAL Cup: 2
    • Winners: 1998–99, 2008–09.
    • Runners-up: 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02.
  • Supercopa ASOBAL
    • Runners-up: 2001–02, 2002–03.
  • EHF Cup Winner's Cup: 2
    • Winners: 1998–99, 2004–05.
    • Runners-up: 2000–01, 2006–07.

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2016–17 EHF Cup R3   KIF Kolding København 24–27 27–25 51–52

Current squad 2018/19Edit

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2019-20 season

Stadium informationEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Former managersEdit

External linksEdit