EHF European League

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The EHF European League is an annual men's handball club competition organised by the European Handball Federation (EHF) since 1981. It is the second-tier competition of European club handball, ranking only below the EHF Champions League. Previously called the EHF Cup, the competition will be known as the EHF European League from the season 2020–21.[1] Füchse Berlin are the current holders.

EHF European League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023–24 EHF European League
SportHandball
Founded1981
No. of teams32
CountryEHF members
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Germany Füchse Berlin
(3rd title)
Most titlesGermany Frisch Auf Göppingen
Germany THW Kiel
Germany SC Magdeburg
(4 titles each)
Level on pyramid2
Official websiteehfel.eurohandball.com

History edit

It was formerly known as the IHF Cup until 1993. Also, starting from the 2012–13 season the competition has been merged with the EHF Cup Winners' Cup. The EHF coefficient rank decides, which teams have access and in which stage they enter.

Winners edit

IHF Cup edit

Year Final Semifinal losers
Champion Score Second place
1981–82
Details
 
VfL Gummersbach
23–14  
Željezničar Sarajevo
 
Slavia Prague
 
Pfadi Winterthur
1982–83
Details
 
ZTR Zaporizhzhia
23–16
22–20
 
IFK Karlskrona
 
Füchse Berlin
 
BK-46 Karis
1983–84
Details
 
TV Grosswallstadt
16–15
20–19
 
HG Gladsaxe
 
Bányász Tatabánya
 
TK Lokomotiva Trnava
1984–85
Details
 
HC Minaur Baia Mare
22–17
14–18
 
ZTR Zaporizhzhia
 
Tecnisa Alicante
 
WAT Margareten Wien
1985–86
Details
 
Raba Vasas ETO Györ
23–17
20–24
 
Tecnisa Alicante
 
Proleter Zrenjanin
 
Lugi Lund
1986–87
Details
 
Granitas Kaunas
23–23
18–18
 
Atlético Madrid BM
 
VfL Gummersbach
 
Urædd Porsgrun
1987–88
Details
 
HC Minaur Baia Mare
20–21
23–20
 
Granitas Kaunas
 
FC Barcelona
 
TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
1988–89
Details
 
TURU Düsseldorf
17–12
15–18
 
ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt
 
CD Cajamadrid
 
SKIF Krasnodar
1989–90
Details
 
SKIF Krasnodar
25–27
29–13
 
Proleter Zrenjanin
 
CD Cajamadrid
 
Dukla Prague
1990–91
Details
 
Borac Banja Luka
20–15
23–24
 
CSKA Moscow
 
TUSEM Essen
 
SKP Bratislava
1991–92
Details
 
SG Wallau-Massenheim
23–25
22–20
 
SKA Minsk
 
Alzira Avidesa
 
Proleter Zrenjanin
1992–93
Details
 
Cantabria
24–20
26–20
 
Bayer Dormagen
 
Steaua Bucuresti
 
SG Leutershausen

EHF Cup edit

Year Final Semifinal losers
Champion Score Second place
1993–94
Details
 
Alzira Avidesa
23–19
21–22
 
ASKÖ Linde Linz
 
Elgorriaga Bidasoa
 
Steaua Bucuresti
1994–95
Details
 
Granollers
26–24
23–21
 
Polyot Cheljabinsk
 
Gorenje Velenje
 
SG Vfl BHW Hameln
1995–96
Details
 
Granollers
28–18
28–27
 
Shakhtar-Academiya
 
Zadar Gortan
 
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
1996–97
Details
 
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
22–25
30–17
 
Virum Sorgenfri
 
Academia Octavio Vigo
 
Granollers
1997–98
Details
 
THW Kiel
23–25
26–21
 
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
 
CSKA Moscow
 
Brodomerkur
1998–99
Details
 
SC Magdeburg
22–30
31–22
 
BM Valladolid
 
TBV Lemgo
 
Sandefjord TIF
1999–00
Details
 
RK Metković Jambo
24–22
23–25
 
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
 
ABC Braga
 
Prevent
2000–01
Details
 
SC Magdeburg
27–27
26–22
 
RK Metković Jambo
 
Bidasoa Irun
 
Haukar
2001–02
Details
 
THW Kiel
36–29
24–28
 
FC Barcelona
 
SG Wallau-Massenheim
 
Gáldar
2002–03
Details
 
FC Barcelona
35–23
33–26
 
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
 
Dunaferr SE
 
Altea
2003–04
Details
 
THW Kiel
32–28
27–19
 
Altea
 
Dinamo-Romc. Bucuresti
 
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
2004–05
Details
 
TUSEM Essen
22–30
31–22
 
SC Magdeburg
 
VfL Gummersbach
 
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
2005–06
Details
 
TBV Lemgo
30–29
25–22
 
Frisch Auf Göppingen
 
US Créteil Handball
 
VfL Gummersbach
2006–07
Details
 
SC Magdeburg
30–30
31–28
 
CAI Aragón
 
Grasshopper Club Zürich
 
Skjern Handball
2007–08
Details
 
HSG Nordhorn
31–27
29–30
 
FCK Handball
 
CAI Aragón
 
Cimos Koper
2008–09
Details
 
VfL Gummersbach
29–28
26–22
 
Gorenje
 
TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
 
CAI Aragón
2009–10
Details
 
TBV Lemgo
24–18
28–30
 
Kadetten SH Handball
 
Naturhouse La Rioja
 
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
2010–11
Details
 
Frisch Auf Göppingen
23–21
30–26
 
TV Grosswallstadt
 
Naturhouse La Rioja
 
TBV Lemgo
2011–12
Details
 
Frisch Auf Göppingen
34–28
26–26
 
Dunkerque HB
 
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
 
SC Magdeburg
Year Final – Four
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2012–13
Details
 
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
26–24  
HBC Nantes
 
Tvis Holstebro
28–27  
Frisch Auf Göppingen
2013–14
Details
 
Pick Szeged
29–28  
Montpellier AHB
 
Füchse Berlin
29–28  
HCM Constanța
2014–15
Details
 
Füchse Berlin
30–27  
Hamburg
 
Skjern Håndbold
27–22  
Gorenje Velenje
2015–16
Details
 
Frisch Auf Göppingen
32–26  
Nantes
 
Fraikin Granollers
25–21  
Chambéry Savoie
2016–17
Details
 
Frisch Auf Göppingen
30–22  
Füchse Berlin
 
SC Magdeburg
32–31  
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
2017–18
Details
 
Füchse Berlin
28–25  
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
 
SC Magdeburg
35–25  
Frisch Auf Göppingen
2018–19
Details
 
THW Kiel
26–22  
Füchse Berlin
 
FC Porto
28–26  
TTH Holstebro
2019–20
Details
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]

EHF European League edit

Year Final – Four (2012/13 to present)
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2020–21
Details
 
SC Magdeburg
28–25  
Füchse Berlin
 
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
32–27  
Orlen Wisła Płock
2021–22
Details
 
SL Benfica
40–39  
SC Magdeburg
 
Orlen Wisła Płock
27–22  
RK Nexe
2022–23
Details
 
Füchse Berlin
36–31  
BM Granollers
 
Frisch Auf Göppingen
33–29  
Montpellier HB

Statistics edit

Winning clubs edit

Performance in the EHF Cup/European League by club
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  SC Magdeburg 4 2 1999, 2001, 2007, 2021 2005, 2022
  Frisch Auf Göppingen 4 1 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 2006
  THW Kiel 4 0 1998, 2002, 2004, 2019
  Füchse Berlin 3 3 2015, 2018, 2023 2017, 2019, 2021
  BM Granollers 2 1 1995, 1996 2023
  HC Minaur Baia Mare 2 0 1985, 1988
  VfL Gummersbach 2 0 1982, 2009
  TBV Lemgo 2 0 2006, 2010
  SG Flensburg-Handewitt 1 2 1997 1998, 2000
  ZTR Zaporizhzhia 1 1 1983 1985
  Granitas Kaunas 1 1 1987 1988
  RK Metković 1 1 2000 2001
  FC Barcelona 1 1 2003 2002
  TV Grosswallstadt 1 1 1984 2011
  Raba Vasas ETO Györ 1 0 1986
  TuRU Düsseldorf 1 0 1989
  SKIF Krasnodar 1 0 1990
  RK Borac Banja Luka 1 0 1991
  SG Wallau-Massenheim 1 0 1992
  CB Cantabria 1 0 1993
  Alzira Avidesa 1 0 1994
  TUSEM Essen 1 0 2005
  HSG Nordhorn-Lingen 1 0 2008
  Rhein-Neckar Löwen 1 0 2013
  SC Pick Szeged 1 0 2014
  SL Benfica 1 0 2022
  HBC Nantes 0 2 2013, 2016
  RK Željezničar 0 1 1982
  IFK Karlskrona 0 1 1983
  HG Gladsaxe 0 1 1984
  Tecnisa Alicante 0 1 1986
  Atlético Madrid BM 0 1 1987
  ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt 0 1 1989
  RK Proleter Zrenjanin 0 1 1990
  CSKA Moscow 0 1 1991
  SKA Minsk 0 1 1992
  Bayer Dormagen 0 1 1993
  ASKÖ Linde Linz 0 1 1994
  Polyot Cheljabinsk 0 1 1995
  Shakhtar-Academiya 0 1 1996
  Virum Sorgenfri 0 1 1997
  BM Valladolid 0 1 1999
  Dynamo Astrakhan 0 1 2003
  BM Altea 0 1 2004
  CAI Aragón 0 1 2007
  FCK Håndbold 0 1 2008
  RK Gorenje 0 1 2009
  Kadetten Schaffhausen 0 1 2010
  Dunkerque HB 0 1 2012
  Montpellier Handball 0 1 2014
  HSV Hamburg 0 1 2015
  Saint-Raphaël Var Handball 0 1 2018

Titles by country edit

Rank Country Winners Runners-up Total finals
1   Germany
26
11
37
2   Spain
5
7
12
3   Soviet Union [A]
3
3
6
4   Romania
2
0
2
5   Hungary
2
0
2
6   Yugoslavia [B]
1
2
3
7   Croatia
1
1
2
8   Portugal
1
0
1
9   France
0
5
5
10   Denmark
0
3
3
11   Russia
0
2
2
12   Sweden
0
1
1
13   East Germany
0
1
1
14   Belarus
0
1
1
15   Austria
0
1
1
16   Ukraine
0
1
1
17   Slovenia
0
1
1
18   Switzerland
0
1
1

Notes edit

  • A Results until the Dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. One club from present day Ukraine won the title once and was runner-up another time, one club from present day Lithuania also won the title once and was runner-up another time, while one title and an additional one time runner-up were achieved by two clubs from present day Russia.
  • B Results until the Breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. One Club from present day Bosnia and Herzegovina won the title once and another was runner-up one time, while a club from present day Serbia was also runner-up one time.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "EHF Executive Committee meets at EHF EURO 2020 in Stockholm". European Handball Federation. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ "EHF Champions League – Latest News and Results | EHF".

External links edit