Croatian Premier Handball League

The Croatian Premier Handball League is the top handball league in Croatia.

Premijer liga
Current season, competition or edition:
2020–21 season
Countries Croatia
Number of teams12
International cup(s)EHF Champions League
EHF Challenge Cup
SEHA League
Current championsRK Zagreb
Most championshipsRK Zagreb (26)

Sixteen teams currently comprise the league.

The league was formed in 1991 with the dissolution of the Yugoslav leagues. The league is operated by the Croatian Handball Federation.


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.

Current seasonEdit

2017-18 seasonEdit

The following 12 clubs compete 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 28 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

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