EHF European League


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]

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


History


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


Year Final Semifinal losers
Champion Score Second place
1981–82
Details

VfL Gummersbach
23–14
Željezničar Sarajevo

Slavia Prague

Pfadi Winterthur
1982–83
Details

ZTR Zaporizhzhia
23–16 / 22–20
IFK Karlskrona

Füchse Berlin

BK-46 Karis
1983–84
Details

TV Grosswallstadt
16–15 / 20–19
HG Gladsaxe

Bányász Tatabánya

TK Lokomotiva Trnava
1984–85
Details

HC Minaur Baia Mare
22–17 / 14–18
ZTR Zaporizhzhia

Tecnisa Alicante

WAT Margareten Wien
1985–86
Details

Raba Vasas ETO Györ
23–17 / 20–24
Tecnisa Alicante

Proleter Zrenjanin

Lugi Lund
1986–87
Details

Granitas Kaunas
23–23 / 18–18
Atlético Madrid BM

VfL Gummersbach

Urædd Porsgrun
1987–88
Details

HC Minaur Baia Mare
20–21 / 23–20
Granitas Kaunas

FC Barcelona

TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
1988–89
Details

TURU Düsseldorf
17–12 / 15–18
ASK Vorwärts Frankfurt

CD Cajamadrid

SKIF Krasnodar
1989–90
Details

SKIF Krasnodar
25–27 / 29–13
Proleter Zrenjanin

CD Cajamadrid

Dukla Prague
1990–91
Details

Borac Banja Luka
20–15 / 23–24
CSKA Moscow

TUSEM Essen

SKP Bratislava
1991–92
Details

SG Wallau-Massenheim
23–25 / 22–20
SKA Minsk

Alzira Avidesa

Proleter Zrenjanin
1992–93
Details

Cantabria
24–20 / 26–20
Bayer Dormagen

Steaua Bucuresti

SG Leutershausen
1993–94
Details

Alzira Avidesa
23–19 / 21–22
ASKÖ Linde Linz

Elgorriaga Bidasoa

Steaua Bucuresti
1994–95
Details

Granollers
26–24 / 23–21
Polyot Cheljabinsk

Gorenje Velenje

SG Vfl BHW Hameln
1995–96
Details

Granollers
28–18 / 28–27
Shakhtar-Academiya

Zadar Gortan

SG Flensburg-Handewitt
1996–97
Details

SG Flensburg-Handewitt
22–25 / 30–17
Virum Sorgenfri

Academia Octavio Vigo

Granollers
1997–98
Details

THW Kiel
23–25 / 26–21
SG Flensburg-Handewitt

CSKA Moscow

Brodomerkur
1998–99
Details

SC Magdeburg
22–30 / 31–22
BM Valladolid

TBV Lemgo

Sandefjord TIF
1999–00
Details

RK Metković Jambo
24–22 / 23–25
SG Flensburg-Handewitt

ABC Braga

Prevent
2000–01
Details

SC Magdeburg
27–27 / 26–22
RK Metković Jambo

Bidasoa Irun

Haukar
2001–02
Details

THW Kiel
36–29 / 24–28
FC Barcelona

SG Wallau-Massenheim

Gáldar
2002–03
Details

FC Barcelona
35–23 / 33–26
Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan

Dunaferr SE

Altea
2003–04
Details

THW Kiel
32–28 / 27–19
Altea

Dinamo-Romc. Bucuresti

Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
2004–05
Details

TUSEM Essen
22–30 / 31–22
SC Magdeburg

VfL Gummersbach

Lukoil-Dynamo Astrakhan
2005–06
Details

TBV Lemgo
30–29 / 25–22
Frisch Auf Göppingen

US Créteil Handball

VfL Gummersbach
2006–07
Details

SC Magdeburg
30–30 / 31–28
CAI Aragón

Grasshopper Club Zürich

Skjern Handball
2007–08
Details

HSG Nordhorn
31–27 / 29–30
FCK Handball

CAI Aragón

Cimos Koper
2008–09
Details

VfL Gummersbach
29–28 / 26–22
Gorenje

TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen

CAI Aragón
2009–10
Details

TBV Lemgo
24–18 / 28–30
Kadetten SH Handball

Naturhouse La Rioja

SG Flensburg-Handewitt
2010–11
Details

Frisch Auf Göppingen
23–21 / 30–26
TV Grosswallstadt

Naturhouse La Rioja

TBV Lemgo
2011–12
Details

Frisch Auf Göppingen
34–28 / 26–26
Dunkerque HB

Rhein-Neckar Löwen

SC Magdeburg
Year Final – Four

(2012/13 to present)

Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2012–13
Details

Rhein-Neckar Löwen
26–24
HBC Nantes

Tvis Holstebro
28–27
Frisch Auf Göppingen
2013–14
Details

Pick Szeged
29–28
Montpellier AHB

Füchse Berlin
29–28
HCM Constanța
2014–15
Details

Füchse Berlin
30–27
Hamburg

Skjern Håndbold
27–22
Gorenje Velenje
2015–16
Details

Frisch Auf Göppingen
32–26
Nantes

Fraikin Granollers
25–21
Chambéry Savoie
2016–17
Details

Frisch Auf Göppingen
30–22
Füchse Berlin

SC Magdeburg
32–31
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
2017–18
Details

Füchse Berlin
28–25
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball

SC Magdeburg
35–25
Frisch Auf Göppingen
2018–19
Details

THW Kiel
26–22
Füchse Berlin

FC Porto
28–26
TTH Holstebro
2019–20
Details
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]
2020–21
Details

SC Magdeburg
28–25
Füchse Berlin

Rhein-Neckar Löwen
32–27
Orlen Wisła Płock

Statistics


Titles by country

Country Titles
Germany
25
Spain
5
Soviet Union
3
Hungary
2
Romania
2
Yugoslavia
1
Croatia
1


Most successful teams

See also


References