CERH European League

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CERH European League
Founded 1965
Region Europe (CERH)
Number of teams 16
Current champions Spain Barcelona (20th title)
Most successful club(s) Spain Barcelona (20 titles)
Television broadcasters CERH TV
Website CERH Official Website
2014–15 CERH European League

The CERH European League is an annual club roller hockey competition organized by the Comité Européen de Rink-Hockey (CERH) and contested by the top ranked teams in European domestic leagues. Since its foundation in 1965, under the name of European Cup, the competition has been dominated by teams from Spain (mainly from Catalonia and Galicia), Portugal and Italy. In 1997, the European Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup were merged to create the Champions League, whose winners have since been decided in a final tournament contested by the best four to eight teams and held in a single venue. In 2005, the competition name was changed to European League.

The most successful team is Barcelona, who have won a record 20 titles, including eight consecutive between 1978 and 1985. Barcelona are followed by four other Spanish teams, making Spain the most successful country in the competition, with 43 titles. Teams from Portugal have won five titles, while Italy joined the list of European League-winning nations after Follonica's victory in 2006.

The current champions are Barcelona, who beat Porto 3–1 in the 2014 final held at their own ground, the Palau Blaugrana, to secure their first win since 2010 and twentieth overall.

Format[edit]

Since 2012, the competition is composed by 16 teams placed into 4 groups, playing against each other home and away. The first 2 teams of each group play the two-legged quarter-finals, and the winners advance to the final-four playoff (organized by one of the four contestants).

Finals[edit]

Two-legged final format[edit]

Season Winners Score Runners-up
1965–66 Spain CP Voltregà 3–1, 6–2 Italy HC Monza
1966–67 Spain Reus Deportiu 3–3, 6–3 Italy HC Monza
1967–68 Spain Reus Deportiu 2–0, 6–2 Italy US Triestina Hockey
1968–69 Spain Reus Deportiu 7–1, 0–3 Portugal Benfica
1969–70 Spain Reus Deportiu 12–5, 8–6 Spain CP Voltregà
1970–71 Spain Reus Deportiu 7–7, 9–4 Italy Hockey Novara
1971–72 Spain Reus Deportiu 2–10, 11–0 Italy Hockey Novara
1972–73 Spain Barcelona 5–3, 7–7 Portugal Benfica
1973–74 Spain Barcelona 8–5, 4–5 Portugal Mozambique GD Lourenço Marques
1974–75 Spain CP Voltregà 5–5, 6–4 Spain Barcelona
1975–76 Spain CP Voltregà 2–2, 3–1 Spain Barcelona
1976–77 Portugal Sporting CP 6–0, 6–3 Spain CP Vilanova
1977–78 Spain Barcelona 8–3, 5–1 Belgium CH Sunday's Vanstahl
1978–79 Spain Barcelona 1–3, 6–2 Spain Reus Deportiu
1979–80 Spain Barcelona 5–2, 6–3 Portugal Benfica
1980–81 Spain Barcelona 6–1, 6–2 Italy AFP Giovinazzo
1981–82 Spain Barcelona 4–1, 6–4 Italy Amatori Lodi
1982–83 Spain Barcelona 9–1, 14–6 Spain HC Sentmenat
1983–84 Spain Barcelona 2–3, 6–2 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña
1984–85 Spain Barcelona 4–5, 6–4 Portugal Porto
1985–86 Portugal Porto 5–3, 7–5 Italy Hockey Novara
1986–87 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 4–2, 4–3 Portugal Porto
1987–88 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 1–2, 4–1 Italy Hockey Novara
1988–89 Spain CE Noia 7–4, 3–1 Portugal Sporting CP
1989–90 Portugal Porto 6–0, 5–2 Spain CE Noia
1990–91 Portugal OC Barcelos 4–4, 4–3 Italy Roller Monza
1991–92 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 7–6, 2–2 Italy HC Seregno
1992–93 Spain Igualada HC 4–1, 8–3 Portugal Benfica
1993–94 Spain Igualada HC 7–4, 2–3 Portugal OC Barcelos
1994–95 Spain Igualada HC 3–4, 3–1 Portugal Benfica
1995–96 Spain Igualada HC 0–0, 4–3 Spain Barcelona

Final tournament format[edit]

Season Winners Score Runners-up Venue (finals)
1996–97 Spain Barcelona 4–3 Portugal Porto Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona
1997–98 Spain Igualada HC 8–1 Italy Amatori Vercelli PalaPregnolato, Vercelli
1998–99 Spain Igualada HC 6–5 Portugal Porto Poliesportiu de Les Comes, Igualada
1999–00 Spain Barcelona 3–2 Portugal Porto Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
2000–01 Spain Barcelona 4–2 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña Palacio San Pablo, Seville
2001–02 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Portugal OC Barcelos Pavilhão Multiusos, Guimarães
2002–03 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 4–3 Spain Igualada HC Palacio de Deportes de Riazor, A Coruña
2003–04 Spain Barcelona 3–0 Portugal Porto PalaBarsacchi, Viareggio
2004–05 Spain Barcelona 3–2 Portugal Porto Palau d'Esports, Reus
2005–06 Italy Follonica Hockey League Portugal Porto Palácio dos Desportos, Torres Novas
2006–07 Spain Barcelona 5–2 Italy Hockey Bassano PalaBassano, Bassano del Grappa
2007–08 Spain Barcelona 5–2 Spain Reus Deportiu Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona
2008–09 Spain Reus Deportiu 4–3 Spain CP Vic PalaBassano, Bassano del Grappa
2009–10 Spain Barcelona 4–1 Spain CP Vic PalaLido, Valdagno
2010–11 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 7–4 Spain Reus Deportiu Poliesportiu d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella
2011–12 Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 4–2 Spain Barcelona PalaCastellotti, Lodi
2012–13 Portugal Benfica 6–5 (aet) Portugal Porto Dragão Caixa, Porto
2013–14 Spain Barcelona 3–1 Portugal Porto Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona

Performances[edit]

By club[edit]

Club Won Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Spain Barcelona 20 4 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985,1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014 1975, 1976, 1996, 2012
Spain Reus Deportiu 7 3 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 2009 1979, 2008, 2011
Spain HC Liceo La Coruña 6 2 1987, 1988, 1992, 2003, 2011, 2012 1984, 2001
Spain Igualada HC 6 1 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 2003
Spain CP Voltregà 3 1 1966, 1975, 1976 1970
Portugal Porto 2 10 1986, 1990 1985, 1987, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014
Portugal Benfica 1 5 2013 1969, 1973, 1980, 1993, 1995
Portugal OC Barcelos 1 2 1991 1994, 2002
Portugal Sporting CP 1 1 1977 1989
Spain CE Noia 1 1 1989 1990
Italy Follonica Hockey 1 0 2006
Italy Hockey Novara 0 4 1971, 1972, 1986, 1988
Italy HC Monza 0 2 1966, 1967
Spain CP Vic 0 2 2009, 2010
Italy US Triestina Hockey 0 1 1968
PortugalMozambique GD Lourenço Marques 0 1 1974
Spain CP Vilanova 0 1 1977
Belgium CH Sunday's Vanstahl 0 1 1978
Italy AFP Giovinazzo 0 1 1981
Italy Amatori Lodi 0 1 1982
Spain HC Sentmenat 0 1 1983
Italy Roller Monza 0 1 1991
Italy HC Seregno 0 1 1992
Italy Amatori Vercelli 0 1 1998
Italy Hockey Bassano 0 1 2007

By country[edit]

Country Winners Runners-up Winners Runners-up
 Spain 43 16 Barcelona (20), Reus Deportiu (7), HC Liceo La Coruña (6), Igualada HC (6), CP Voltregà (3), CE Noia (1) Barcelona (4), Reus Deportiu (3), CP Vic (2), CP Voltregà (1), CP Vilanova (1), HC Sentmenat (1), CE Noia (1), Igualada HC (1)
 Portugal 5 19 Porto (2), Sporting CP (1), OC Barcelos (1), Benfica (1) Porto (10), Benfica (5), OC Barcelos (2), GD Lourenço Marques (1), Sporting CP (1)
 Italy 1 13 Follonica Hockey (1) Hockey Novara (4), HC Monza (2), US Triestina Hockey (1), AFP Giovinazzo (1), Amatori Lodi (1), Roller Monza (1), HC Seregno (1), Amatori Vercelli (1), Hockey Bassano (1)
 Belgium 0 1 CH Sunday's Vanstahl (1)

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