Croatian Handball Premier League

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The Croatian Handball Premier League (Croatian: Hrvatska rukometna premijer liga) is the top team handball league in Croatia. It is organized by the Croatian Handball Federation (Hrvatski rukometni savez). The league comprises 12 teams.

Croatian Premier League
Founded1991; 31 years ago (1991)
Number of teams12
International cup(s)EHF Champions League
EHF European League
EHF European Cup
SEHA League
Current championsRK Zagreb (2021/22)

The league was formed in 1991 with the dissolution of the Yugoslav leagues.


The league is conducted in two phases. In the first phase, 10 teams compete in a home-and-away round-robin series (18 games total) with the country's representative in the SEHA League, currently Zagreb and Nexe, being exempt from this stage. All teams advance from the regular season to one of two postseason stages, depending on their league position. The top four teams from the regular season are joined by the SEHA League representatives for the Championship Round (10 games total), while the bottom six teams play in the Relegation Round. At the end of the season, the bottom two finishers are automatically relegated to the second league.

2017–18 seasonEdit

The following 12 clubs competed in the Premijer liga during the 2017–18 season:

Team Location Arena Capacity
Dubrava Zagreb ŠD Dubrava 1,800
Gorica Velika Gorica Dvorana srednjih škola
Karlovac Karlovac SŠD Mladost 2,750
Metalac Zagreb Kutija Šibica 1000
Nexe Našice Sportska dvorana kralja Tomislava 2,500
Poreč Poreč Sportski Rekreativni Centar Veli Jože 1,400
Sesvete Sesvete Sava Sport Hall
Spačva Vinkovci Sportska dvorana Bartol Kašić
Umag Umag Sportka dvorana Umag
Varaždin Varaždin Varaždin Arena 5,200
Zagreb Zagreb Arena Zagreb 15,200
Zamet Rijeka Centar Zamet 2,350
Team from SEHA League

Past championsEdit

Club Titles Year
1. RK Zagreb 30 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002*, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • won by the green table

EHF coefficientsEdit

The following data indicates Croatian coefficient rankings between European handball leagues.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2018/19 season ranking" (PDF). European Handball Federation. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Club coefficients". Retrieved 3 March 2019.

External linksEdit