Women's EHF Champions League

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Women's EHF Champions League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 Women's EHF Champions League
Women's EHF Champions League logo
Sport Handball
Founded 1961
No. of teams 16 (group matches)
22 (total)
Country EHF members
Continent Europe
Most recent champion(s) Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC (2)
Most titles Soviet Union Spartak Kiev (13 titles)
Related competitions EHF Cup
EHF Cup Winners' Cup
Official website EHF Champions League

The Women's EHF Champions League is an official competition for women's handball clubs of Europe, organised annually by the European Handball Federation (EHF). It is the most competitive and prestigious tournament for clubs with the champions of the Europe's top national leagues participating.

Tournament structure[edit]

Eligibility[edit]

Each year the EHF publishes a ranking list of its member federations. The first 23 nations are allowed to participate in the tournament with their national champion. The nations ranked first and second receive an additional slot and other nations may apply for additional places.

Rounds[edit]

The Women's EHF Champions League is divided into five stages. Depending on the ranking of their national federation, teams can enter the competition in either qualification or the group matches. The defending champion along with the champions from the highest ranked nations start in the group matches whereas lower ranked nations need to go through the qualification tournaments.

Qualification Tournament[edit]

Two groups of four teams are formed. Teams from each group play semi-finals and finals, in a single venue over a weekend. The winning team from each group advance to the group matches.

Group Matches[edit]

The teams qualified from the qualification tournament are joined by the defending champion and the national champions of the highest ranked federations. Four groups of four teams are formed. They play each other twice, in home and away matches. The best three teams from each group advance to the main round. The remaining teams can enter the Cup Winners' Cup.

Main Round[edit]

Two groups of six teams are formed. Teams play those they have not already faced twice, in home and away matches. The top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The pairings for this round are decided by placing in the main round, with first place against fourth in the other group and second place against third. Each pair plays two matches at home and away. The four winners advance to the Women's EHF FINAL4.

Women's EHF FINAL4[edit]

The four participating teams are paired with a draw and play over a single weekend at one venue. Two semi-finals will be played on a Saturday, with the 3/4 Placement and Final played the following day.

Summary[edit]

European Champions Cup[edit]

Year Final Semi Final Losers
Champion Score Second Place
1960–61
Details
Romania
Ştiinţa Bucharest
13–5
(8–1 / 5–4)
Czechoslovakia
Dynamo Prague
Soviet Union
Žalgiris Kaunas
Germany
RSF Mulheim
1961–62
Details
Czechoslovakia
Sparta Prague
11–7
(2–3 / 9–4)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
ORK Belgrade
Germany
RSF Mulheim
Romania
Ştiinţa Bucharest
1962–63
Details
Soviet Union
Trud Moscow
11–8 Denmark
Frederiksberg IF
East Germany
Fortschritt Weissenfels
Romania
Rapid Bucharest
1963–64
Details
Romania
Rapid Bucharest
14–13 Denmark
Helsingør IF
Hungary
Spartacus Budapest
Germany
Eimsbütteler TV
1964–65
Details
Denmark
HG København
21–17
(14–7 / 7–10)
Hungary
Spartacus Budapest
Netherlands
Swift Roermond
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Lokomotiva Zagreb
1965–66
Details
East Germany
SC Leipzig
17–11
(10–5 / 7–6)
Denmark
HG København
Hungary
Spartacus Budapest
Czechoslovakia
Sparta Prague
1966–67
Details
Soviet Union
Žalgiris Kaunas
8–7 East Germany
SC Leipzig
Romania
Universitatea Timişoara
Czechoslovakia
Bohemians Prague
1967–68
Details
Soviet Union
Žalgiris Kaunas
13–11 East Germany
Empor Rostock
Poland
KS Cracovia
Romania
Rapid Bucharest
1969–70
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
9–7 East Germany
SC Leipzig
Soviet Union
Žalgiris Kaunas
Denmark
HG København
1970–71
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
11–8 Hungary
Ferencvárosi TC
Germany
1.FC Nürnberg
Denmark
HG København
1971–72
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
12–8 East Germany
SC Leipzig
Hungary
Bakony Veszprém
Romania
Universitatea Bucharest
1972–73
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
17–8 Romania
Universitatea Timişoara
Netherlands
NILOC Amsterdam
East Germany
SC Leipzig
1973–74
Details
East Germany
SC Leipzig
12–10 Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
Germany
Eintracht Minden
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnički Belgrade
1974–75
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
14–10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Lokomotiva Zagreb
Romania
IEFS Bucharest
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
1975–76
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
22–12 Netherlands
Swift Roermond
Austria
Admira Wien
Sweden
Stockholmspolisens IF
1976–77
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
15–7 East Germany
SC Leipzig
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
Norway
IL Vestar
1977–78
Details
East Germany
TSC Berlin
19–14 Hungary
Vasas Budapest
Norway
IL Vestar
Poland
Ruch Chorzów
1978–79
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
31–22
(14–9 / 17–13)
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
Germany
Eintracht Minden
East Germany
SC Leipzig
1979–80
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
RK Radnicki Belgrade
45–29
(22–19 / 23–10 )
Czechoslovakia
Inter Bratislava
Sweden
Stockholmspolisens IF
Bulgaria
VIG G. Dimitrov
1980–81
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
39–26
(17–13 / 22–13)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
Bulgaria
VIG G. Dimitrov
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
RK Osijek
1981–82
Details
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
50–43
(29–19 / 21–24)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
Romania
Rulmentul Braşov
1982–83
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
23–19 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
Germany
Bayer Leverkusen
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
1983–84
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
42–35
(22–16 / 20–19)
Germany
Bayer Leverkusen
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
1984–85
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
41–31
(23–16 / 18–15)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnicki Belgrade
East Germany
SC Leipzig
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
1985–86
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
52–45
(29–23 / 23–22)
Romania
Ştiinţa Bacău
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Budućnost Titograd
1986–87
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
50–37
(25–17 / 25–20)
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Romania
Ştiinţa Bacău
Czechoslovakia
ZVL Prešov
1987–88
Details
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
33–31
(16–14 / 17–17)
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
1988–89
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
12–8
(16–14 / 21–19)
Soviet Union
Spartak Kiev
Hungary
Debreceni VSC
Romania
CS Mureșul
1989–90
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
59–50
(29–24 / 30–26)
Soviet Union
Kuban Krasnodar
Romania
Chimistul Râmnicu Vâlcea
Switzerland
SC Brühl
1990–91
Details
Germany
TV Giessen-Lützellinden
43–40
(21–15 / 22–25)
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Soviet Union
Rostselmash
Hungary
Építők SC
1991–92
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
34–32
(15–14 / 19–18)
Germany
TV Giessen-Lützellinden
Romania
Chimistul Râmnicu Vâlcea
Germany
Walle Bremen
1992–93
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
45–25
(17–14 / 23–11)
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
Spain
Mar Valencia
Germany
Walle Bremen

EHF Women's Champions League[edit]

Year Final Semi Final Losers
Champion Score Second Place
1993–94
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
45–39
(18–20 / 25–21)
Hungary
Vasas Budapest
Spain
Mar Valencia
Germany
TV Giessen-Lützellinden
1994–95
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
40–36
(17–14 / 26–19)
Croatia
Podravka Koprivnica
Spain
Mar Valencia
Germany
Walle Bremen
1995–96
Details
Croatia
Podravka Koprivnica
38–37
(17–13 / 25–20)
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Spain
Mar Valencia
Hungary
Ferencvárosi TC
1996–97
Details
Spain
Mar Valencia
58–50
(35–26 / 24–23)
Denmark
Viborg HK
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Hungary
Ferencvárosi TC
1997–98
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
56–47
(28–21 / 26–28)
Spain
Mar Valencia
Croatia
Podravka Koprivnica
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Budućnost Podgorica
1998–99
Details
Hungary
Dunaújvárosi NKS
51–49
(25–23 / 26–26)
Slovenia
Krim Ljubljana
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Budućnost Podgorica
1999–20
Details
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
52–45
(32–23 / 22–20)
Republic of Macedonia
Kometal Gjorče Petrov
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Buducnost Podgorica
Russia
Volgograd Akva
2000–01
Details
Slovenia
Krim Ljubljana
47–41
(22–22 / 25–19)
Denmark
Viborg HK
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Budućnost Podgorica
Hungary
Ferencvárosi TC
2001–02
Details
Republic of Macedonia
Kometal Gjorče Petrov
51–49
(27–25 / 26–22)
Hungary
Ferencvárosi TC
Norway
Larvik HK
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Budućnost Podgorica
2002–03
Details
Slovenia
Krim Ljubljana
63–58
(30–27 / 36–28)
Spain
Mar Valencia
Denmark
Ikast EH
Denmark
Viborg HK
2003–04
Details
Denmark
Slagelse FH
61–56
(25–24 / 32–36)
Slovenia
Krim Ljubljana
Hungary
Dunaújvárosi NKS
Norway
Larvik HK
2004–05
Details
Denmark
Slagelse FH
54–43
(27–23 / 20–27)
Republic of Macedonia
Kometal Gjorče Petrov
Hungary
Dunaújvárosi NKS
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
2005–06
Details
Denmark
Viborg HK
44–43
(22–24 / 20–21)
Slovenia
Krim Ljubljana
Spain
BM Sagunto
Denmark
Aalborg DH
2006–07
Details
Denmark
Slagelse FH
61–53
(29–29 / 32–24)
Russia
Lada Togliatti
Hungary
Győri ETO
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
2007–08
Details
Russia
Zvezda Zvenigorod
56–53
(25–24 / 29–31)
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
Hungary
Győri ETO
Russia
Lada Togliatti
2008–09
Details
Denmark
Viborg HK
50–49
(24–26 / 23–26)
Hungary
Győri ETO
Romania
Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Austria
Hypo Niederösterreich
2009–10
Details
Denmark
Viborg HK
60–52
(28–21 / 32–31)
Romania
Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Hungary
Győri ETO
Norway
Larvik HK
2010–11
Details
Norway
Larvik HK
47–46
(23–21 / 25–24)
Spain
SD Itxako
Montenegro
Budućnost Podgorica
Hungary
Győri ETO
2011–12
Details
Montenegro
Budućnost Podgorica
54–54
(29–27 / 27–25)
Hungary
Győri Audi ETO KC
Romania
Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Norway
Larvik HK
2012–13
Details
Hungary
Győri Audi ETO KC
47–43
(21–24 / 23–22)
Norway
Larvik HK
Romania
Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Slovenia
Krim Ljubljana
2013–14
Details
Hungary
Győri Audi ETO KC
27–21 Montenegro
ŽRK Budućnost
Republic of Macedonia
ŽRK Vardar
Denmark
FC Midtjylland

Records and statistics[edit]

Winners[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Soviet Union Spartak Kiev 13 2 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 1974, 1989
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich 8 5 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000 1987, 1988, 1991, 1996, 2008
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnički Belgrade 3 4 1976, 1980, 1984 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
Denmark Viborg HK 3 2 2006, 2009, 2010 1997, 2001
Denmark Slagelse DT 3 0 2004, 2005, 2007
East Germany SC Leipzig 2 4 1966, 1974 1967, 1970, 1972, 1977
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana 2 3 2001, 2003 1999, 2004, 2006
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 2 2 2013 , 2014 2009, 2012
Soviet Union Žalgiris Kaunas 2 0 1967, 1968
Hungary Vasas Budapest 1 4 1982 1978, 1979, 1993, 1994
Spain Sagunto 1 2 1997 1998, 2003
Republic of Macedonia Kometal Skopje 1 2 2002 2000, 2005
Denmark HG København 1 1 1965 1966
Germany TV Giessen-Lützellinden 1 1 1991 1992
Croatia Podravka Koprivnica 1 1 1996 1995
Norway Larvik HK 1 1 2011 2013
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost 1 1 2012 2014
Romania Ştiinţa Bucharest 1 0 1961
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 1 0 1962
Soviet Union Trud Moscow 1 0 1963
Romania Rapid Bucharest 1 0 1964
East Germany TSC Berlin 1 0 1978
Hungary Dunaferr NK 1 0 1999
Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod 1 0 2008

References[edit]