Metz Handball

Metz Handball is a French handball club from Metz, France. Founded in 1965, the club is mainly known for its women's team, the most successful team in France since the 1990s with a total of 24 French Championships (all-time record), 10 French Cup Championships (all-time record), eight French League Cup Championships (all-time record), and was European Women's EHF Cup runner-up in 2013.

Metz Handball
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Full nameMetz Handball
Short nameMetz
Founded1967
ArenaLes Arènes
Capacity5,000
PresidentThierry Weizman
Head coachEmmanuel Mayonnade
LeagueLFH Division 1
2021-20221st
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Website
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The men's team also played in 1st League between 1971 and 1983, and nowadays plays in Nationale 1 (3rd division) since 2020.

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1965 under the name of ASPTT Metz, but it was not until 1986 the women's team was promoted to the best league in France. Manager of the team at that time was French Olivier Krumbholz, who later became the successful national manager for France. The club was renamed as Handball Metz Métropole in 2002, then as Handball Metz Moselle Lorraine in 2005 and finally as Metz Handball in 2009.

Since the promotion, Metz HB has had overwhelming success with 23 National Championships from 1989–2019, which is the all-time record in the French Women's First League Championship.

NameEdit

  • 1967–2002: ASPTT Metz
  • 2002–2005: Handball Metz Métropole
  • 2005–2009: Handball Metz Moselle Lorraine
  • 2009–: Metz Handball

ResultsEdit

 
Metz wins Coupe de France 2017, against Issy Paris Hand.
  • French Women's First League Championship:
    • Winners (24): 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
    • Runner-up (7): 1991, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2012, 2015, 2021
  • French Women's Cup Championship:
    • Winners (10): 1990, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2022
    • Runner-up (7): 1987, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2018
  • French Women's League Cup Championship:
    • Winners (7): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
    • Runner-up (1): 2004
  • European Women's EHF Cup:
    • Silver: 2013
  • European Women's EHF Cup Winners' Cup:
    • Semi-finalist: 1999, 2004, 2010, 2011
  • European EHF Women's Champions League:
    • Bronze: 2022
    • Quarterfinalists: 2017, 2018, 2021
    • Fourth place: 2019

European recordEdit

Record[1]
Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2022–23 EHF Champions League Group stage
Group B
  Győri Audi ETO KC 28–24
  Team Esbjerg
  CS Rapid București 32–32
  ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
  Storhamar HE 31–22
  Kastamonu Bld. GSK
  RK Lokomotiva Zagreb

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the season 2022–23[2]

Squad information
No. Nat. Player Position Date of Birth In Contract until
1   Camille Depuiset Goalkeeper 19 October 1998 2022 2024
2   Bruna de Paula Centre Back 26 September 1996 2021 2023
6   Chloé Valentini Left Wing 19 April 1995 2021 2023
8   Ćamila Mičijević Left Back 8 September 1994 2020 2023
10   Louise Burgaard Right Back 17 October 1992 2019 2023
11   Tamara Horacek Left Back 5 November 1995 2021 2023
14   Debbie Bont Right Wing 9 December 1990 2020 2023
19   Louise Burgaard Right Back 17 October 1992 2019 2023
21   Laura Kanor Left Wing 16 June 1997 2020 2023
24   Emma Jacques Right Back 29 November 2001 2021 2025
27   Sarah Bouktit Line Player 27 August 2002 2021 2024
28   Noémie Barthélémy Line Player 2 May 1992 2022 2023
61   Valeriia Maslova Right Back 23 January 2001 2022 2023
70   Julie Le blévec Right Wing 27 June 2000 2022 2024
95   Stelvia de Jesus Pascoal Left Back 20 October 2002 2022 2023
99   Hatadou Sako Goalkeeper 21 October 1995 2020 2024

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2022–23 season
Transfers for the 2023–24 season

Technical staffEdit

Staff for the 2022–23 season.

StatisticsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Head coach historyEdit

  Claude Guillois 1980–1985
  Olivier Krumbholz 1985–1995
  Joël Monasso 1995–1996
  Patrick Passemard 2003
  Bertrand François 1996–2003; 2004–2006; 2009–2010
  Dragan Majstrorovic 2010
  Sébastien Gardillou 2010–2012
  Sandor Rac 2006–2009; 2012–2015
  Jérémy Roussel[6] 2014–2015
  Emmanuel Mayonnade 2015–

StadiumEdit

 
Metz Arena in 2010
  • Name: Les Arènes
  • City: Metz
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Address: 5 avenue Louis-le-Débonnaire 57000
  • Played in the arena since: 2001-

Kit manufacturersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European record - Metz Handball". EHF. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ "L'équipe". metz-handball.com. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Metz Handball". European Handball Federation.
  4. ^ "All-Star team gets fresh look in 2019". eurohandball.com. 10 May 2019.
  5. ^ "New All-Star Team features three fresh names and returning Neagu". eurohandball.com. 5 June 2020.
  6. ^ handball-world. "New coach in Metz as Roussel has responded to call of Chartres". handball-world. Retrieved 2021-05-02.

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