Greek Men's Handball Championship

The Greek Men's Handball Championship, or Handball Premier, is the most important competition of Greek handball. The competition which is organised by Hellenic Handball Federation (Greek: ΟΧΕ) started in 1979–80 season. The most successful team is Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia who has won ten titles. The last title was won by AEK (3rd).

Greek Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2019–20 season
Handball Premier logo.png
Number of teams12
Relegation toA2 Ethniki Handball
Level on pyramidLevel 1
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
International cup(s)EHF Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
Current championsAEK (2020)
Most championshipsIonikos Nea Filadelfeia (10 titles)
TV partnersERT

Evangelos Kalfarentzos, fitness director of the Panhellenic Gymnastics Association of Athens (Panellinios), physical education teacher and author, recognized as rapporteur of the sport in Greece.

Competition FormatEdit

The season begins with a tournament between the twelve teams. The first six teams qualify for a play-off round, while the last three plays play-out. The top two teams of the play-off round qualifies directly to the semifinals, while the others four plays the top two teams of the play-out round in quarterfinals.

2019/20 Season participantsEdit

Location of clubs for the 2019–20 Handball Premier season

The following 12 clubs compete in the Handball Premier during the 2019–20 season.

Team City Arena
AEK Athens G. Kassimatis Indoor Hall
Aeropos Edessa Edessa Edessa Indoor Hall
Aris Nikaias Piraeus Platonas Indoor Hall
ASE Douka Athens Dais Indoor Hall
Diomidis Argous Argos Argos Indoor Hall
Drama 86 Drama Dimitris Krachtidis Indoor Hall
Faiakas Kerkyras Corfu Kerkyra Indoor Hall
Filippos Veria Veria Filippio Indoor Hall
Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia Athens Zacharias Alexandrou Indoor Hall
Olympiacos Piraeus Melina Merkouri Indoor Hall
PAOK Thessaloniki Neapoli Indoor Hall
Pylaia Thessaloniki EAK Mikras

Greek Men's Handball Championship past championsEdit


By clubsEdit

Club Titles Seasons
Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia 10 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1999
Filippos Veria 9 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2016
Panellinios 5 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
ASE Douka 3 1998, 2001, 2008
PAOK 2009, 2010, 2015
AEK 2011, 2013, 2020
Diomidis Argous 2 2012, 2014
Olympiacos 2018, 2019
ESN Vrilissia 1 1996
GE Veria 1997
Athinaikos 2005
IEK Xini DIKEAS 2017

By citiesEdit

12 clubs have won the championship, from a total of 5 cities.

City Number of Titles Clubs
Athens (7) 24 Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia (10), Panellinios (5)
ASE Douka (3), AEK (3),
ESN Vrilissia (1), Athinaikos (1)
Veria (2) 10 Filippos Veria (9), GE Veria (1)
Thessaloniki (1) 3 PAOK (3)
Argos (1) 2 Diomidis Argous (2)
Piraeus (1) 2 Olympiacos (2)

EHF coefficient rankingEdit

National leagues for season 2018/2019[1]


EHF Club Ranking, as of 17 February 2020:[2]

Greek handball clubs in European competitionsEdit

EHF Cup Winners' Cup:

Team Semifinals
Filippos Veria 1993

EHF Challenge Cup:

Team Winner Runners-up Semifinals
Diomidis Argous 2012
AEK 2018 2019
Filippos Veria 2003



  1. ^ [1] (PDF). European Handball Federation.
  2. ^ "EHF Club Ranking Table".

External linksEdit