EuroHockey Club Champions Cup

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The EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, previously known as the European Club Championship, is the leading woman's field hockey competition for clubs in Europe. It is held annually. Prior to the creation of the Euro Hockey League in 2007, the woman's competition also had a men's counterpart of the same name. Both the men's and women's competitions began in 1974, although the men's competition was first held unofficially in 1969 (and then in 1970, in 1971, in 1972 and in 1973).

Eight teams, all champions of their respective national competitions, compete in the Cup, which is held in the summer at a single venue. The participating countries are those whose champions finished in the top six of the previous year's competition, together with the two countries whose clubs reached the final of the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy. The bottom two countries in the previous season's Cup play in the Trophy. Similar promotion and relegation takes place between the Trophy and the Challenge I competition, and between Challenge I and Challenge II.

The 2006 Men's Cup was held at Cannock Hockey Club in England, and was won by HTC Stuttgart Kickers. The Women's Cup was held in Berlin, and was won by HC Den Bosch.

Format[edit]

The format of the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup was changed for the 2010 competition. Prior to 2010 the tournament featured 8 clubs, but in 2010 the number of clubs was increased to 12 and the rules of competition were changed. Entry into the tournament depends on EHF member countries' ranking.

Qualification[edit]

Each year the 12 available league places are allocated between eight EHF member countries' National Association's, depending on those National Association's EHF Club Ranking. National Associations ranked 1-4 in the EHL Ranking Table may enter two teams each into the Club Champions Cup, while National Associations ranked 5-8 may enter one teams each.

National Associations rankings are derived from each country's results in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup and EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy over the previous 3 years, with the points in the earlier years discounted by 50% (year 2) and 75% (year 1). This ranking of National Associations is based on the performance of all their clubs in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup and EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy. The total number of points won by clubs from each country is divided by the number of clubs to which the National Association was entitled in that year's competitions.

Each qualifying National Association is required to enter their national champion club, but is otherwise free to decide the system of qualification for their own clubs for any remaining places to which they are entitled that year.

Tournament[edit]

The EuroHockey Club Champions Cup consists of four rounds.

Round 1 of the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup starts the tournament with a round-robin group stage. The league's 24 clubs are drawn into four pools (A - D) of three clubs, and each club in a pool plays the other 2 clubs in their pool once. The top 2 clubs in each pool go forward into Round 2. Round 1 is usually played Friday to Sunday inclusive at Easter.

Round 2 sees the tournament switch to a straight knock out format. Four crossover matches A1 v B2, B1 v A2, C1 v D2 and D1 v C2 are played, where A1 is the winner of pool A, and B2 is the team that came second in pool B, etc. The winners of each match qualify for the semi-finals. Rounds 2 is played on Easter Monday.

Clubs finishing in third place in each pool also play on Easter Monday in matches A3 v B3 and C3 v D3.

Round 3 (semi-final) and Round 4 (final, and 3 place playoff) are played at Whitsun at a single venue.

Women's finals[edit]

Year Host city Champion Res. Runner-up
1974 Hamburg West Germany Harvestehuder  ?–? Belgium Royal Uccle
1975 Brussels Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
1976 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
1977 Vienna Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
1978 Barcelona Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? West Germany Grossflottbeker
1979 The Hague Netherlands Amsterdamsche 3–1 Belgium Royal Uccle
1980 Barcelona Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? Scotland Glasgow Western
1981 Uccle Netherlands Amsterdamsche 2–1 Scotland Glasgow Western
1982 Alba[disambiguation needed] Netherlands Amsterdamsche 1–0 West Germany Hanauer
1983 The Hague Netherlands Wassenaar 2–0 West Germany Bayer Leverkusen
1984 Wassenaar Netherlands Wassenaar  ?–? Soviet Union Kolos Borispol
1985 Frankenthal Netherlands Wassenaar  ?–? Soviet Union SKIF Moscow
1986 Utrecht Netherlands Wassenaar 3–1 Soviet Union Kolos Borispol
1987 The Hague Netherlands Wassenaar 1–0 West Germany Blau-Weiss Köln
1988 Bloemendaal Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? Soviet Union Kolos Borispol
1989 Wassenaar Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? Scotland Glasgow Western
1990 Frankfurt Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? Scotland Glasgow Western
1991 Wassenaar Netherlands Wassenaar  ?–? Scotland Glasgow Western
1992 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdamsche  ?–? Scotland Glasgow Western
1993 Brussels Germany Rüsselsheimer  ?–? Netherlands Amsterdamsche
1994 Bloemendaal Netherlands Wassenaar  ?–? Germany Rüsselsheimer
1995 Utrecht Netherlands Kampong  ?–? Germany Berliner
1996 Rüsselsheim Netherlands Kampong  ?–? England Slough
1997 Amsterdam Germany Berliner 2–1 Netherlands Wassenaar
1998 Slough Germany Rüsselsheimer 3–2 England Slough
1999 's-Hertogenbosch Germany Rot-Weiss Köln 2–2 (3–1 p) Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch
2000 Glasgow Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 7–0 Germany Berliner
2001 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 6–0 Russia Moskva Pravda
2002 Terrassa Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 5–0 Ukraine Kolos Borispol
2003 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 7–2 England Olton & West Warwick
2004 Barcelona Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 8–2 Ukraine Kolos Borispol
2005 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 8–1 Azerbaijan Ataspor
2006 Berlin Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 4–0 England Canterbury
2007 Baku Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 2–1 England Leicester
2008 Cologne Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 7–0 Spain Club de Campo
2009 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 9–1 Germany Berliner
2010 Amsterdam Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 3–0 Germany Uhlenhorster
2011 The Hague Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 4–1 England Leicester
2012 Amsterdam Netherlands Larensche 1–0 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch
2013 Bloemendaal Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch 4–2 Netherlands Larensche
2014 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Amsterdamsche 2–2 (3–0) (p) Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch

Men's winners[edit]

Year Host city Champion Nation
2007 Bloemendaal Crefeld  Germany
2006 Cannock Stuttgarter Kickers  Germany
2005 Amsterdam Amsterdam  Netherlands
2004 Barcelona RC Polo  Spain
2003 Brussels Reading  England
2002 Antwerp Der Club an der Alster  Germany
2001 Bloemendaal Bloemendaal  Netherlands
2000 Cannock Der Club an der Alster  Germany
1999 Terrassa 's-Hertogenbosch  Netherlands
1998 Terrassa Atlètic Terrassa  Spain
1997 Amsterdam Wassenaar  Netherlands
1996 Mülheim Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1995 Terrassa Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1994 Bloemendaal Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1993 Brussels Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1992 Amsterdam Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1991 Wassenaar Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1990 Frankfurt Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1989 Mülheim Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
Year Host city Champion
1988 Bloemendaal Uhlenhorst Mülheim  Germany
1987 Terrassa Bloemendaal  Netherlands
1986 Utrecht Kampong  Netherlands
1985 Frankenthal Atlètic Terrassa  Spain
1984 Terrassa Frankenthal  Germany
1983 The Hague Dinamo Alma-Ata  Soviet Union
1982 Versailles Dinamo Alma-Ata  Soviet Union
1981 Brussels Klein Zwitserland  Netherlands
1980 Barcelona Slough  England
1979 The Hague Klein Zwitserland  Netherlands
1978 Barcelona Southgate  England
1977 London Southgate  England
1976 Amsterdam Southgate  England
1975 Frankfurt 1880 Frankfurt  Germany
1974 Utrecht 1880 Frankfurt  Germany

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