Team Esbjerg

Team Esbjerg is a women's handball team based in Esbjerg, Denmark, that competes in the HTH Ligaen and the 2020-21 EHF Champions League. They play their home matches in Blue Water Dokken, which have capacity for 2,996 spectators. They play in red shirts and black shorts.

Team Esbjerg
Full nameTeam Esbjerg Elitehåndbold A/S
Short nameEsbjerg
Founded1991
ArenaBlue Water Dokken
Capacity2,996
PresidentBjarne Pedersen
Head CoachJesper Jensen
LeagueHTH Ligaen
2019-201st
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Home
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Away
Website
Official site
Location of Team Esbjerg
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Location of Team Esbjerg

The coaching team consists of former national team player Jesper Jensen and the Dutch Assistant coach Ana Razdorov-Lyø.[1]

HistoryEdit

Team Esbjerg was founded in 1991, as a cooperation between KVIK Esbjerg and Esbjerg Håndboldklub (EHK). They compete the Danish Handball League for the first time in 1999, but they relegated the following year. They have been part of the league, since 2004.

They have won the Danish Championship twice. Once in 2016, after beating FC Midtjylland Håndbold in the final. They lost the first final match 20–17, but won the second 24–19, after a dramatic penalty shootout. Again in 2019, they also beat Herning-Ikast Håndbold, in two matches, with the scores 28–20 and 19–20.[2] They also won the Danish Women's Handball Cup in 2017, after beating København Håndbold, with the score 31–20.[3]

Over time, the club has had many notable and significant players, like Rikke Zachariassen, Ulrika Toft Hansen, Lotte Grigel, Gøril Snorroeggen, Maibritt Kviesgaard, Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, Emily Stang Sando, Marta Mangué, Laura van der Heijden, Angelica Wallén, Ida Bjørndalen and Sandra Toft Galsgaard.

HonoursEdit

ArenaEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2020–21 season

Technical staffEdit

  •   Head Coach: Jesper Jensen
  •   Assistant coach: Ana Razdorov-Lyø
  •   Sportdirector: Thomas Hylle
  •   Team Leader: Helle Kongsbak
  •   Physiotherapist: Kenneth Hansen
  •   Physiotherapist: Jacob Dejgaard
  •   Video man: Jes Juncker-Jensen

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2020-21 season

Formerly known players from the clubEdit

European recordEdit

Champions LeagueEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2015–16 EHF Champions League Qualification tournament   Yenimahalle Bld. SK 32–28
  HCM Baia Mare 21–32
2016–17 EHF Champions League Group Stage
Group D
  RK Krim 35–25 22–27 3rd place
  Larvik HK 29–30 24–31
  IK Sävehof 29–18 25–20
Main Round
Group 2
  CSM București 20–25 25–33 6th place
  Győri ETO KC 26–32 22–33
  Midtjylland 22–21 26–38
2019–20 EHF Champions League Group Stage
Group B
  Rostov-Don 31–26 26–34 2nd place
  CSM București 22–24 25–21
  MKS Perła Lublin 35–22 28–22
Main Round
Group 1
  Metz Handball 30–29 31–31 2nd place
  Vipers Kristiansand 35–30 35–31
  Ferencvárosi TC 29–27 25–26
Quarterfinals   Budućnost Podgorica Cancelled
2020–21 Champions League Group Stage
Group A
  Metz Handball
  Rostov-Don
  Vipers Kristiansand
  Ferencvárosi TC
  CSM București
  SG BBM Bietigheim
  RK Krim

EHF CupEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2010–11 EHF Cup Round 3   Buxtehuder SV 28–23 25–29 53–52
Last 16   HC Dunărea Brăila 25–22 21–20 46–42
Quarterfinals   FC Midtjylland 21–27 29–24 50–51
2011–12 EHF Cup Round 3   Anagennisi Arta 31–15 36–14 67–29
Last 16   Team Tvis Holstebro 28–27 24–27 52–54
2013–14 EHF Cup Round 3   RK Radnički Kragujevac 26–26 28–24 54–50
Last 16   DHK Baník Most 28–26 28–21 56–47
Quarterfinals   Dinamo Volgograd 36–27 30–26 66–63
Semifinals   Alba Fehérvár KC 24–25 27–26 51–51 (a)
Finals   HC Lada 32–32 25–36 57–68
2014–15 EHF Cup Round 3   RŽK Zagorje 35–26 33–22 68–48
Last 16   H 65 Höör 33–25 33–28 66–53
Quartefinals   Érd NK 28–29 20–28 48–57
2018–19 EHF Cup Round 3   Paris 92 29–28 31–25 60–53
Group A   Storhamar HE 25–20 28–28 1st place
  SG BBM Bietigheim 28–27 32–27
  CS Măgura Cisnădie 41–18 32–19
Quarterfinals   HC Kuban Krasnodar 37–24 37–31 74–55
Semifinals   Herning-Ikast Håndbold 30–16 23–20 53–36
Final   Siófok KC 21–21 21–26 42–47

EHF Cup Winners' CupEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
EHF Cup Winners' Cup 2012–13 Round 3   HV Quintus 36–25 26–23 62–48
Last 16   Rostov-Don 28–31 28–29 56–60
EHF Cup Winners' Cup 2015–16 Round 3   Ardeşen GSK 30–26 22–31 52–57

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sportslig ledelse - Team Esbjerg
  2. ^ "Team Esbjerg er dansk mester". TV2 Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Team Esbjerg skriver historie - pokalmestre efter stor ydmygelse". TV2 Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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