Liga ASOBAL


Liga Asobal is the premier professional handball league in Spain. It was founded in 1958 with the name of División de Honor, changing its name to the current name in 1990. The Liga ASOBAL, which is played under EHF rules, currently consists of 16 teams, including famous ones like FC Barcelona, Ademar León, Bidasoa and Granollers.

Liga ASOBAL
Current season, competition or edition:
2020–21 season
CountriesSpain
ConfederationEHF
Founded1990
Number of teams16
Relegation toDivisión de Plata
Level on pyramidLevel 1
Domestic cup(s)Copa del Rey
International cup(s)Champions League
EHF Cup
Current championsFC Barcelona (2020–21)
Most championshipsFC Barcelona (28 titles)
TV partnersGol Televisión, LaLiga TV
Websitehttp://www.asobal.es

Famous handball players who have played in the league include Jackson Richardson, Talant Dujshebaev, Staffan Olsson, Mikhail Yakimovich, Ólafur Stefánsson, Oleg Kisselev, Alberto Urdiales, Mateo Garralda, Enric Masip, Iñaki Urdangarin, David Barrufet, Kristian Kjelling, Mikkel Hansen, Petar Metličić, Ivano Balić, Juanín García, Mats Olsson, David Davis, László Nagy, Raúl Entrerríos, Alberto Entrerríos, and many others.

History


  • Handball championship "División de Honor" was created in 1958 and was managed by Spanish Handball Federation (FEBM) until 1990. ASOBAL (Handball Clubs Association) was formed in 1984.[1] In 1990, ASOBAL take the control of the championship of División de Honor and rename as Liga ASOBAL.[2][3]

Championship rules


Each team of every division has to play with all the other teams of its division twice, once at home and the other at the opponent's stadium. This means that in Liga ASOBAL the league ends after every team plays 30 matches.

Like many other leagues in continental Europe, the Liga ASOBAL takes a winter break once each team has played half its schedule. One unusual feature of the league is that the two halves of the season are played in the same orderthat is, the order of each team's first-half fixtures is repeated in the second half of the season, with the only difference being the stadiums used.

Each victory adds 2 points to the team in the league ranking. Each drawn adds 1 point.head-to-head. At the end of the league, the winner is:

  1. The team that has most points in the ranking.
  2. If two or more teams are level on points, the winner is the team that has the best results
  3. If there is no winner after applying the second rule, then the team with the best overall goal difference wins.

2019–20 season teams


FC Barcelona
Ademar León
Granollers
Logroño La Rioja
Cuenca
Helvetia Anaitasuna
Bada Huesca
Guadalajara
Atl. Valladolid
Bidasoa
Benidorm
Puente Genil
Cangas
Sagunto
Nava
Sinfín
2018–19 Liga Asobal teams
Team City Venue Capacity
FC Barcelona Lassa Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,585
ABANCA Ademar León León Palacio de los Deportes 5,188
Fraikin Granollers Granollers Palau d'Esports 5,685
Logroño La Rioja Logroño Palacio de los Deportes 3,809
Liberbank Cuenca Cuenca El Sargal 1,900
Helvetia Anaitasuna Pamplona Anaitasuna 3,000
Bada Huesca Huesca Palacio de Deportes 5,000
Quabit Guadalajara Guadalajara Multiusos de Guadalajara 5,894
Recoletas Atlético Valladolid Valladolid Polideportivo Huerta del Rey 3,502
Bidasoa Irún Irún Polideportivo Artaleku 2,200
Benidorm Benidorm Palau d'Esports L'Illa 2,500
Ángel Ximénez Avia PG Puente Genil Alcalde Miguel Salas 600
Frigoríficos del Morrazo Cangas Cangas do Morrazo O Gatañal 3,000
BM Puerto Sagunto Sagunto Pabellón Municipal 1,500
BM Nava Nava de la Asunción Polideportivo Guerreros Naveros 1,000
DS Blendio Sinfín Santander La Albericia 600

Champions by year


Primera División champions

Year Team
1952Atlético Madrid
1953Real Madrid
1954Atlético Madrid
1955Sabadell
1956Granollers
1957Granollers
1958Granollers

División de Honor champions

Liga ASOBAL champions

Performance by club

Club Titles ASOBAL Seasons
FC Barcelona
28
20
1968–69, 1972–73, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1988–89,
1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99,
1999–2000, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14,
2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019-20, 2020-21
BM Granollers
13
0
1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1965–66,
1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74
Atlético Madrid
11
0
1951–52, 1953–54, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1978–79,
1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85
Ciudad Real
5
5
2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
Calpisa Alicante
4
0
1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78
Teka Cantabria
2
2
1992–93, 1993–94
Bidasoa
2
1
1986–87, 1994–95
San Antonio
2
2
2001–02, 2004–05
Ademar León
1
1
2000–01
Real Madrid
1
0
1952–53
Sabadell
1
0
1954–55

All-time Liga ASOBAL table

Pos Team Seasons Played Won Drawn Lost G.F. G.A. G.D. Points
1FC Barcelona288347392471265492020863411502
2ABANCA Ademar León2471946676177210091877722321007
3Fraikin Granollers28825398893382218821681507887
4BM Valladolid23672363672421907718242835790
5Ciudad Real195603674015316084143631721774
6Portland San Antonio206023575918616496154861010773
7Teka Cantabria18529280402091392813537391600
8Bidasoa Irún20591261692611478814898110591
9Teucro17497177632571279713581784417
10Logroño La Rioja1235819134132104139959454416
11Liberbank Cuenca15452162582321160812327719382
12Frigoríficos del Morrazo185391586132013376148351459377
13Gáldar12334147491389123910617343
14Academia Octavio13386123432201034911090741289
15Altea9270973014368997252353224
16Arrate11331892420883179132815212
17Helvetia Anaitasuna720891288956405757117210
18BM Aragón10300145231318753873419202
19Huesca720888269455875783196202
20Torrevieja9270812516371237711588187
21Quabit Guadalajara8208772713464096842433181
22Avidesa Alzira51467710593741366774164
23Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto8238682614463186956638163
24Antequera6180591910247985106308135
25Vamasa Valencia8234581715960326884852133
26Atlético Madrid BM41185910492630256169128
27Puleva Maristas51415414733614366854122
28Villa de Aranda514848277740474268221119
29Ángel Ximénez P.G.514846188438784150272110
30BM Atlético Madrid260522619631562401106
31Keymare Almería7210471215153416113772106
32Juventud Alcalá411845136027962901105103
33Benidorm411843165930493220171102
34Alcobendas618039151264587518059393
35Barakaldo618633221314622544482288
36Guadalajara41193318682685297328884
37Redcom Airtel Chapela41102911702442280636469
38Alicante3922811532084221112767
39Algeciras3902612522475275327864
40Recoletas Atl. Valladolid2602723116821676656
41Naranco392165711936225531937
42GoFit Sinfín258144401525169817332
43MMT Seguros Zamora260136411499173423532
44Juanfersa Grupo Fegar260143431448164920131
45Toledo260125431631185922829
46Cajamadrid132133167567661028
47Garbel Zaragoza25294391231143720622
48Tres de Mayo129102176907516122
49Puerto Cruz129101186297108121
50Michelin Valladolid12982196467278121
51PRASA Pozoblanco13066187708528218
52ARS Palma del Río130522374486612212
53Huétor Tájar130362174987412512
  • Updated at completion of 2017–18 season.

League or status at 2018–19 season:

Liga ASOBAL
División de Plata
1ª Nacional
2ª Nacional
Club disbanded

Statistics


EHF coefficients

The following data indicates Spanish coefficient rankings between European handball leagues.

See also


References


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  2. "Data" (PDF). hemeroteca-paginas.elmundodeportivo.es. 1990.
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  4. "2018/19 season ranking" (PDF). European Handball Federation. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
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