Handball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Handball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the top handball league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The league is operated by the Handball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is composed of 16 teams. The champion is seeded into the EHF Champions League. Second team is seeded into EHF Cup, while third and fourth teams go to EHF Challenge Cup. The winner of the league cup is seeded into the EHF Cup Winner's Cup.

Handball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Premijer liga Bosne i Hercegovine
Current season, competition or edition:
2021–22 season
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CountriesBosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationEHF
Founded2001
Number of teams16 (Men) 12 (Women)
International cup(s)EHF Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
Current championsIzviđač (8th title) (Men)
Borac (7th title) (Women)
Most championshipsIzviđač (8 titles) (Men)
Borac (7 titles) (Women)
Zrinjski (7 titles) (Women)
Websiterukometnisavezbih.com

Premier handball league for menEdit

2021-22 Season participantsEdit

The following 16 clubs compete in the Handball Premier League during the 2021-22 season.[1]

Locations of the 2021–22 Handball Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina teams
Team City Arena
Izviđač Ljubuški Sports Hall Ljubuški
Borac Banja Luka JUSC Borik
Bosna Visoko Sport Centre Mladost
Sloga Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje SD Gornji Vakuf
Gračanica Gračanica Sportska dvorana "Luke"
Konjuh Živinice Gradska Dvorana
Lokomotiva Brčko Dvorana Ekonomske skole
Sloboda Tuzla SKPC Mejdan
Maglaj Maglaj Gradska dvorana Pobjeda
Leotar Trebinje Sportska dvorana "Miloš Mrdić"
Sloga Doboj Dvorana Srednjoškolskog Centra Doboj
Vogošća Vogošća Sportska Dvorana Amel Bečković
Krivaja Zavidovići
Iskra Bugojno Kulturno-sportski centar Bugojno
Bosna Sarajevo Skenderija
Gradačac Gradačac

EHF coefficientsEdit

List of championsEdit

United Premier league exists from 2001. Till that year, in Bosnia there were three separated federations and championships. EHF recognized only that of official Handball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina based in Sarajevo.

In years 1998 and 1999 playoffs were held, with teams competing from Federation based in Sarajevo, and Handball Federation of Herzeg-Bosnia. In 2001 clubs from Republika Srpska and their Federation participated, and for the first time after Bosnian War, clubs from all of Bosnia and Herzegovina were competing with each other. Sadly, next year, in 2001 clubs from Republika Srpska refused to play, and therefore playoffs were not played. Only in 2002 was this drama of Bosnian handball ended. In 2001 united Premier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina started, which was a turning point for better quality of teams in years to come.

Year Handball Federation B&H Republika Srpska Herzeg-Bosnia Play-off
1994 Sloboda Solana Tuzla Borac Banja Luka - -
1995 Sloboda Solana Tuzla Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški -
1996 Sloboda Solana Tuzla Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški -
1997 Bosna Visoko Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški -
1998 Borac Travnik Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški Borac Travnik
1999 Bosna Visoko Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški Bosna Visoko
2000 ? Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški Izviđač Ljubuški
2001 Gračanica Borac Banja Luka Izviđač Ljubuški Not played

Note: Till united league, only Handball Federation of B&H was officially recognized by European Handball Federation, and also International Handball Federation. Bolded teams were declared as official winners of Premier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Champions of united Premier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina which started from 2001.

Performance by clubEdit

Club Titles Years
HRK Izviđač
8
2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
RK Bosna Sarajevo
7
2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
RK Borac Banja Luka
5
2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
RK Sloboda Tuzla
3
1994, 1995, 1996
RK Bosna Visoko
2
1997, 1999
RK Sloga Doboj
1
2012
RK Gračanica
1
2001
RK Borac Travnik
1
1998

Including titles in SFR Yugoslavia championship

Club Titles Years
RK Borac Banja Luka
12
1959, 1960, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
HRK Izviđač
8
2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
RK Bosna Sarajevo
7
2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
RK Sloboda Tuzla
3
1994, 1995, 1996
RK Bosna Visoko
2
1997, 1999
RK Sloga Doboj
1
2012
RK Gračanica
1
2001
RK Borac Travnik
1
1998
RK Željezničar
1
1978

Premier handball league for womenEdit

2021-22 Season participantsEdit

The following 12 clubs compete in the Handball Premier League during the 2021-22 season.[4]

Locations of the 2021–22 Handball Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina teams
Team City Arena
Zrinjski Mostar Bijeli Brijeg Hall
Katarina Mostar Bijeli Brijeg Hall
Grude Grude Dvorana Bili Brig Grude
Izviđač Ljubuški Sports Hall Ljubuški
Borac Banja Luka JUSC Borik
Ilidža Ilidža KSIRC Hadzici
Krivaja Zavidovići Sportska dvorana "Luke"
Hadžići Hadžići Gradska Dvorana
Jedinstvo Brčko Dvorana Ekonomske skole
Mira Prijedor Hall Mladost
Knežopoljka Kozarska Dubica
Dubica Kozarska Dubica Sportska dvorana Kozarska Dubica

EHF coefficientsEdit

List of championsEdit

Year Handball Federation B&H Republika Srpska Herzeg-Bosnia Play-off
1994 Jedinstvo, Tuzla Boksit, Milići - -
1995 Jedinstvo, Tuzla ? ? -
1996 Jedinstvo, Tuzla ? ? -
1997 Jedinstvo, Tuzla ? ? -
1998 Jedinstvo, Tuzla ? Interinvest, Mostar Interinvest, Mostar
1999 Zmaj od Bosne, Tuzla ? Interinvest, Mostar Interinvest, Mostar
2000 Jedinstvo, Tuzla ? Interinvest, Mostar Interinvest, Mostar
2001 Gorica Iskra, Bugojno ? ? Not played

Note: Till united league, only Handball Federation of B&H was officially recognized by European Handball Federation, and also International Handball Federation. Bolded teams were declared as official winners of Premier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Note: Interinvest Mostar merged with HŽRK Zrinjski Mostar

Champions of the united Premier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina which started from 2001.

Performance by clubEdit

Club Titles Years
ŽRK Borac
7
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2021
HŽRK Zrinjski Mostar
7
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2013
HŽRK Grude
6
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Jedinstvo Tuzla
4
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
ŽRK Mira Prijedor
1
2014
Ljubuški HO
1
2003
Galeb
1
2004
ŽRK Gorica Iskra Bugojno
1
2001

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premijer liga BiH za muškarce Sezona 2020/21". rukometnisavezbih.com. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  2. ^ "2018/19 season ranking" (PDF). European Handball Federation. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ "European handball team ranking". eurotopteam.com. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Premijer liga BiH za žene Sezona 2020/21". rukometnisavezbih.com. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  5. ^ "2020/21 season ranking". European Handball Federation.
  6. ^ "Women handball team ranking". eurotopteam.com. Retrieved 12 April 2021.