EHF European Cup

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The EHF European Cup is an annual men's handball club competition organised by the European Handball Federation (EHF)3. It is the third-tier competition of European club handball, after the EHF Champions League and the EHF European League. Founded in 1993 as the EHF City Cup, it was renamed EHF Challenge Cup in 2000, and will be known as the EHF European Cup from the 2020–21 season.[1]

EHF European Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
2020–21 EHF European Cup
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CountriesEurope
ConfederationEHF members
Founded1993
Current championsGreece AEK Athens HC (1st title)
Most championshipsRomania CS UCM Reşiţa (3 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Before 2000, it was called EHF City Cup. Currently, the EHF coefficient rank decides which teams have access and in which stage they enter.[citation needed]

WinnersEdit

The winners are[2]

Year Final Semifinal losers
Champion Score Second place
1993–94
Details
 
TUSEM Essen
27–17, 31–26  
HK Drott
 
BM Granollers
 
PSG Asnieres Hand-Ball
1994–95
Details
 
TV Niederwürzbach
26–29, 32–26  
Cadagua Gáldar
 
TUSEM Essen
 
ABC/UMinho
1995–96
Details
 
Drammen HK
22–21, 27–21  
SG Hameln
 
SC Pick Szeged
 
IFK Skövde HK
1996–97
Details
 
TuS Nettelstedt
32–19, 27–23  
KIF Kolding
 
Drammen HK
 
Sandefjord TIF
1997–98
Details
 
TuS Nettelstedt
24–22, 25–23  
IFK Skövde HK
 
SG Wallau-Massenheim
 
Academia Octavio Vigo
1998–99
Details
 
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
27–27, 26–21  
A.D.C. Ciudad Real
 
TuS Nettelstedt
 
Drammen HK
1999–00
Details
 
TV Grosswallstadt
30–23, 27–32  
BM Valladolid
 
Pfadi Winterthur
 
RK Sintelon
2000–01
Details
 
RK Jugović Kać
27–27, 26–22  
Pfadi Winterthur
 
SSV Forst Brixen
 
Śląsk Wrocław
2001–02
Details
 
Skjern Handball
20–27, 34–17  
RK Pelister
 
Frederiksberg IF
 
US Ivry Handball
2002–03
Details
 
Skjern Handball
27–30, 35–25  
Filippos Verias
 
US Créteil Handball
 
IK Sävehof
2003–04
Details
 
IFK Skövde HK
20–21, 27–24  
US Dunkerque HB
 
HCM Constanța
 
Generali Pallamano Trieste
2004–05
Details
 
Wacker Thun
29–24, 26–29  
ABC Braga
 
HC Superfund Hard
 
TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
2005–06
Details
 
CSA Steaua București
21–26, 34–27  
SC Horta
 
Agram-Medvescak Zagreb
 
BSV Bern Muri
2006–07
Details
 
CS UCM Reşiţa
26–26, 36–36  
Drammen HK
 
Zagłębie Lubin
 
Locomotiv-Polyot Cheljabinsk
2007–08
Details
 
CS UCM Reşiţa
28–29, 26–18  
Alpla Hard
 
Benfica
 
Pfadi Winterthur
2008–09
Details
 
CS UCM Reşiţa
25–27, 25–20  
CSU Bucovina Suceava
 
Beşiktaş JK
 
BSV Bern Muri
2009–10
Details
 
Sporting CP
27–25, 27–26  
MMTS Kwidzyn
 
RD Slovan
 
Bologna United
2010–11
Details
 
RK Cimos Koper
27–27, 31–27  
Benfica
 
RK Partizan Dunav Osiguranje
 
Ştiinţa Municipal Dedeman Bacău
2011–12
Details
 
AC Diomidis Argous
26–23, 20–22  
Wacker Thun
 
Sporting CP
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv
2012–13
Details
 
SKA Minsk
31–26, 32–24  
Handball Esch
 
IL Runar
 
CSU Bucovina Suceava
2013–14
Details
 
IK Sävehof
0-0[A], 37–26  
RK Metaloplastika Šabac
 
KS Azoty-Puławy
 
Águas Santas
2014–15
Details
 
HC Odorheiu Secuiesc
28–32, 32–25  
ABC/UMinho
 
Benfica
 
Stord
2015–16
Details
 
ABC/UMinho
28–22, 25–29  
Benfica
 
Dukla Prague
 
FyllingenBergen
2016–17
Details
 
Sporting CP
37–28, 30–24  
AHC Potaissa Turda
 
JMS Hurry-Up
 
Valur
2017–18
Details
 
AHC Potaissa Turda
33–22, 26–27  
AEK Athens
 
IBV Vestmannaeyjar
 
AM Madeira Andebol SAD
2018–19
Details
 
CSM București
22–22, 26–20  
Madeira Andebol SAD
 
HC Neva SPb
 
AEK Athens
2019–20
Details
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[3]
2020-21
Details
 
AEK Athens
30–26, 24–20  
Ystads IF
 
RK Gorenje
 
Anorthosis Famagusta
  • A The first leg was canceled due to the flooding in Serbia, and the final was disputed in only one game.[4]

PerformancesEdit

By teamsEdit

Team Won Years won Runner-up Years runner-up
  CS UCM Reşiţa 3 2007, 2008, 2009
  TuS Nettelstedt 2 1997, 1998
  Skjern Handball 2 2002, 2003
  Sporting CP 2 2010, 2017
  ABC/UMinho 1 2016 2 2005, 2015
  IFK Skövde HK 1 2004 1 1998
  Drammen HK 1 1996 1 2007
  Wacker Thun 1 2005 1 2012
  AHC Potaissa Turda 1 2018 1 2017
  AEK Athens 1 2021 1 2018
  TUSEM Essen 1 1994
  TV Niederwürzbach 1 1995
  SG Flensburg-Handewitt 1 1999
  TV Grosswallstadt 1 2000
  RK Jugović Kać 1 2001
  CSA Steaua București 1 2006
  RK Cimos Koper 1 2011
  AC Diomidis Argous 1 2012
  SKA Minsk 1 2013
  IK Sävehof 1 2014
  HC Odorheiu Secuiesc 1 2015
  CSM București 1 2019
  S.L. Benfica 2 2011, 2016
  HK Drott 1 1994
  Cadagua Gáldar 1 1995
  SG Hameln 1 1996
  Kolding IF 1 1997
  A.D.C. Ciudad Real 1 1999
  BM Valladolid 1 2000
  Pfadi Winterthur 1 2001
  RK Pelister 1 2002
  Filippos Verias 1 2003
  US Dunkerque HB 1 2004
  SC Horta 1 2006
  Alpla Hard 1 2008
  CSU Bucovina Suceava 1 2009
  MMTS Kwidzyn 1 2010
  Handball Esch 1 2013
  RK Metaloplastika Šabac 1 2014
  Madeira Andebol SAD 1 2019
  Ystads IF 1 2021

By countriesEdit

Nation Won Runner-up Finals
  Romania
7
2
9
  Germany
6
1
7
  Portugal
3
6
9
  Sweden
2
3
5
  Greece
2
2
4
  Denmark
2
1
3
   Switzerland
1
2
3
  Norway
1
1
2
  Serbia
1
1
2
  Slovenia
1
0
1
  Belarus
1
0
1
  Spain
0
3
3
  North Macedonia
0
1
1
  France
0
1
1
  Austria
0
1
1
  Poland
0
1
1
  Luxembourg
0
1
1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EHF Executive Committee meets at EHF EURO 2020 in Stockholm". European Handball Federation. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ "History". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.ehfcl.com/en/2019-20/men/News/zejZqYhiJOBDaup5HnUHmA/Information_on_the_future_of_the_European_handball_season_2019_20
  4. ^ Bruun, Peter. "ALL OR NOTHING IN PARTILLE". eurohandball.com/. EHF. Retrieved 25 February 2015.

External linksEdit