EHF European League

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EHF European League
Current season, competition or edition:
2020–21 EHF European League
EHF European League 2020.png
CountriesEHF members
ConfederationEuropean Union EHF (Europe)
Founded1981
Number of teams16 (group stage)
32 (total)
Levels on pyramidLevel 2
Current championsGermany SC Magdeburg (4th title)
Most championshipsGermany Frisch Auf Göppingen
Germany THW Kiel
Germany SC Magdeburg
(4 titles each)
WebsiteOfficial website

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]


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]

Year Final Semifinal losers
Champion Score Second place
1981–82
Details
West Germany
VfL Gummersbach
23–14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Željezničar Sarajevo
Czechoslovakia
Slavia Prague
Switzerland
Pfadi Winterthur
1982–83
Details
Soviet Union
ZTR Zaporizhzhia
23–16 / 22–20 Sweden
IFK Karlskrona
West Germany
Füchse Berlin
Finland
BK-46 Karis
1983–84
Details
West Germany
TV Grosswallstadt
16–15 / 20–19 Denmark
HG Gladsaxe
Hungary
Bányász Tatabánya
Czechoslovakia
TK Lokomotiva Trnava
1984–85
Details
Romania
HC Minaur Baia Mare
22–17 / 14–18 Soviet Union
ZTR Zaporizhzhia
Spain
Tecnisa Alicante
Austria
WAT Margareten Wien
1985–86
Details
Hungary
Raba Vasas ETO Györ
23–17 / 20–24 Spain
Tecnisa Alicante
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Proleter Zrenjanin
Sweden
Lugi Lund
1986–87
Details
Soviet Union
Granitas Kaunas
23–23 / 18–18 Spain
Atlético Madrid BM
West Germany
VfL Gummersbach
Norway
Urædd Porsgrun
1987–88
Details
Romania
HC Minaur Baia Mare
20–21 / 23–20 Soviet Union
Granitas Kaunas
Spain
FC Barcelona
Switzerland
TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
1988–89
Details
West Germany
TURU Düsseldorf
17–12 / 15–18 East Germany
ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt
Spain
CD Cajamadrid
Soviet Union
SKIF Krasnodar
1989–90
Details
Soviet Union
SKIF Krasnodar
25–27 / 29–13 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Proleter Zrenjanin
Spain
CD Cajamadrid
Czechoslovakia
Dukla Prague
1990–91
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Borac Banja Luka
20–15 / 23–24 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Germany
TUSEM Essen
Czechoslovakia
SKP Bratislava
1991–92
Details
Germany
SG Wallau-Massenheim
23–25 / 22–20 Belarus
SKA Minsk
Spain
Alzira Avidesa
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Proleter Zrenjanin
1992–93
Details
Spain
Cantabria
24–20 / 26–20 Germany
Bayer Dormagen
Romania
Steaua Bucuresti
Germany
SG Leutershausen
1993–94
Details
Spain
Alzira Avidesa
23–19 / 21–22 Austria
ASKÖ Linde Linz
Spain
Elgorriaga Bidasoa
Romania
Steaua Bucuresti
1994–95
Details
Spain
Granollers
26–24 / 23–21 Russia
Polyot Cheljabinsk
Slovenia
Gorenje Velenje
Germany
SG Vfl BHW Hameln
1995–96
Details
Spain
Granollers
28–18 / 28–27 Ukraine
Shakhtar-Academiya
Croatia
Zadar Gortan
Germany
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
1996–97
Details
Germany
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
22–25 / 30–17 Denmark
Virum Sorgenfri
Spain
Academia Octavio Vigo
Spain
Granollers
1997–98
Details
Germany
THW Kiel
23–25 / 26–21 Germany
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Croatia
Brodomerkur
1998–99
Details
Germany
SC Magdeburg
22–30 / 31–22 Spain
BM Valladolid
Germany
TBV Lemgo
Norway
Sandefjord TIF
1999–00
Details
Croatia
RK Metković Jambo
24–22 / 23–25 Germany
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Portugal
ABC Braga
Slovenia
Prevent
2000–01
Details
Germany
SC Magdeburg
27–27 / 26–22 Croatia
RK Metković Jambo
Spain
Bidasoa Irun
Iceland
Haukar
2001–02
Details
Germany
THW Kiel
36–29 / 24–28 Spain
FC Barcelona
Germany
SG Wallau-Massenheim
Spain
Gáldar
2002–03
Details
Spain
FC Barcelona
35–23 / 33–26 Russia
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
Hungary
Dunaferr SE
Spain
Altea
2003–04
Details
Germany
THW Kiel
32–28 / 27–19 Spain
Altea
Romania
Dinamo-Romc. Bucuresti
Russia
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
2004–05
Details
Germany
TUSEM Essen
22–30 / 31–22 Germany
SC Magdeburg
Germany
VfL Gummersbach
Russia
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
2005–06
Details
Germany
TBV Lemgo
30–29 / 25–22 Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
France
US Créteil Handball
Germany
VfL Gummersbach
2006–07
Details
Germany
SC Magdeburg
30–30 / 31–28 Spain
CAI Aragón
Switzerland
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Denmark
Skjern Handball
2007–08
Details
Germany
HSG Nordhorn
31–27 / 29–30 Denmark
FCK Handball
Spain
CAI Aragón
Slovenia
Cimos Koper
2008–09
Details
Germany
VfL Gummersbach
29–28 / 26–22 Slovenia
Gorenje
Switzerland
TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
Spain
CAI Aragón
2009–10
Details
Germany
TBV Lemgo
24–18 / 28–30 Switzerland
Kadetten SH Handball
Spain
Naturhouse La Rioja
Germany
SG Flensburg-Handewitt
2010–11
Details
Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
23–21 / 30–26 Germany
TV Grosswallstadt
Spain
Naturhouse La Rioja
Germany
TBV Lemgo
2011–12
Details
Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
34–28 / 26–26 France
Dunkerque HB
Germany
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Germany
SC Magdeburg
Year Final – Four

(2012/13 to present)

Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2012–13
Details
Germany
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
26–24 France
HBC Nantes
Denmark
Tvis Holstebro
28–27 Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
2013–14
Details
Hungary
Pick Szeged
29–28 France
Montpellier AHB
Germany
Füchse Berlin
29–28 Romania
HCM Constanța
2014–15
Details
Germany
Füchse Berlin
30–27 Germany
Hamburg
Denmark
Skjern Håndbold
27–22 Slovenia
Gorenje Velenje
2015–16
Details
Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
32–26 France
Nantes
Spain
Fraikin Granollers
25–21 France
Chambéry Savoie
2016–17
Details
Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
30–22 Germany
Füchse Berlin
Germany
SC Magdeburg
32–31 France
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
2017–18
Details
Germany
Füchse Berlin
28–25 France
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
Germany
SC Magdeburg
35–25 Germany
Frisch Auf Göppingen
2018–19
Details
Germany
THW Kiel
26–22 Germany
Füchse Berlin
Portugal
FC Porto
28–26 Denmark
TTH Holstebro
2019–20
Details
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]
2020–21
Details
Germany
SC Magdeburg
28–25 Germany
Füchse Berlin
Germany
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
32–27 Poland
Orlen Wisła Płock

Statistics[edit]

Titles by country[edit]

Country Titles
Germany Germany
25
Spain Spain
5
Soviet Union Soviet Union
3
Hungary Hungary
2
Romania Romania
2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
1
Croatia Croatia
1


Most successful teams[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[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. ^ http://www.ehfcl.com/en/2019-20/men/News/zejZqYhiJOBDaup5HnUHmA/Information_on_the_future_of_the_European_handball_season_2019_20