Liga ASOBAL

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Liga ASOBAL
Asobal-Allianz.jpg
Countries Spain
Confederation EHF
Founded 1990
Number of teams 16
Relegation to División de Plata
Level on pyramid Level 1
Domestic cup(s) Copa del Rey
International cup(s) Champions League
European Cup
Current champions FC Barcelona (2013–14)
Most championships FC Barcelona (21 titles)
TV partners Teledeporte, Sportmanía
Website http://www.asobal.es
2013–14 season

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 Barcelona Intersport, Reale Ademar León, Bidasoa Irun, BM Aragón, Fraikin Granollers and Cuatro Rayas Valladolid.

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, Petar Metličić, Ivano Balić, Juanin García, Mats Olsson, David Davis, Raul Entrerrios, Alberto Entrerrios, and many others.

History[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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 order—that 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.

2013–14 season teams[edit]

Liga ASOBAL is located in Spain
Ángel Ximénez
Ángel Ximénez
Anaitasuna
Anaitasuna
Aragón
Aragón
Barcelona
Barcelona
Bidasoa
Bidasoa
Globalcaja C.Encantada
Globalcaja C.Encantada
Fraikin Granollers
Fraikin Granollers
Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto
Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto
Juanfersa Grupo Fegar
Juanfersa Grupo Fegar
Naturhouse La Rioja
Naturhouse La Rioja
Huesca
Huesca
Guadalajara
Guadalajara
Cuatro Rayas Valladolid
Cuatro Rayas Valladolid
V. Aranda Top Ribera
V. Aranda Top Ribera
Reale Ademar
Reale Ademar
Frigoríficos del Morrazo
Frigoríficos del Morrazo
2013–14 Liga Asobal teams
Team City Venue Capacity
FC Barcelona Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 8,250
Naturhouse La Rioja Logroño Palacio de los Deportes 3,851
Reale Ademar León León Palacio Municipal 6,000
Aragón Zaragoza Príncipe Felipe 10,744
Fraikin Granollers Granollers Palau D'Esports 6,500
Helvetia Anaitasuna Pamplona Anaitasuna 3,000
Huesca Huesca Palacio de Deportes 5,000
Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto Puerto de Sagunto Pabellón Municipal 1,500
Globalcaja C. Encantada Cuenca El Sargal 1,900
V. Aranda Top Ribera Aranda de Duero Príncipe de Asturias 3,000
Cuatro Rayas Valladolid Valladolid Huerta del Rey 3,500
BM Guadalajara Guadalajara Multiusos de Guadalajara 5,894
Frigoríficos del Morrazo Cangas do Morrazo O Gatañal 3,000
Juanfersa Grupo Fegar Gijón Palacio de Deportes 5,058
Ángel Ximénez Puente Genil Alcalde Miguel Salas 600
Bidasoa Irun Irun Polideportivo Artaleku 2,200

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Relegated to División de Plata[edit]

2013–14 standings[edit]

Main article: Liga ASOBAL 2013–14
Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
1 Barcelona Intersport 30 30 0 0 1146 709 437 60
2 Naturhouse La Rioja 30 22 3 5 915 803 112 47
3 Fraikin Granollers 30 20 2 8 791 735 56 42
4 Huesca 30 18 4 8 816 804 12 40
5 Reale Ademar León 30 16 4 10 867 843 24 36
6 GlobalCaja C. Encantada 30 11 7 12 761 796 −35 29
7 Helvetia Anaitasuna 30 13 2 15 769 790 −21 28
8 Guadalajara 30 12 3 15 788 797 −9 27
9 Aragón 30 11 3 16 827 878 −51 25
10 Frigoríficos del Morrazo 30 10 5 15 773 806 −33 25
11 Ángel Ximénez 30 9 5 16 771 834 −63 23
12 Juanfersa Grupo Fegar 30 10 3 17 738 810 −72 23
13 Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto 30 10 2 18 816 900 −84 22
14 V. Aranda Top Ribera 30 9 4 17 811 893 −82 22
15 Cuatro Rayas Valladolid 30 8 6 16 779 827 −48 22
16 Bidasoa Irun 30 3 3 24 717 860 −143 9
EHF Champions League
EHF Cup
Relegated to División de Plata

Champions by year[edit]

Primera División champions[edit]

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

División de Honor champions[edit]

Year Team
1959 Granollers
1960 Granollers
1961 Granollers
1962 Atlético Madrid
1963 Atlético Madrid
1964 Atlético Madrid
1965 Atlético Madrid
1966 Granollers
1967 Granollers
1968 Granollers
1969 Barcelona
1970 Granollers
1971 Granollers
1972 Granollers
1973 Barcelona
1974 Granollers
Year Team
1975 Calpisa
1976 Calpisa
1977 Calpisa
1978 Calpisa
1979 Atlético Madrid
1980 Barcelona
1981 Atlético Madrid
1982 Barcelona
1983 Atlético Madrid
1984 Atlético Madrid
1985 Atlético Madrid
1986 Barcelona
1987 Elgorriaga Bidasoa
1988 Barcelona
1989 Barcelona
1990 Barcelona

Liga ASOBAL champions[edit]

Year Team
1991 Barcelona
1992 Barcelona
1993 GD Teka
1994 GD Teka
1995 Elgorriaga Bidasoa
1996 Barcelona
1997 Barcelona
1998 Barcelona
1999 Barcelona
2000 Barcelona
2001 Caja España Ademar
Year Team
2002 Portland San Antonio
2003 Barcelona
2004 Ciudad Real
2005 Portland San Antonio
2006 Barcelona
2007 Ciudad Real
2008 Ciudad Real
2009 Ciudad Real
2010 Ciudad Real
2011 Barcelona
2012 Barcelona
Year Team
2013 Barcelona
2014 Barcelona

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles ASOBAL Seasons
FC Barcelona
21
13
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
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[edit]

Pos Team Seasons Played Won Drawn Lost G.F. G.A. G.D. Points
1 FC Barcelona 24 716 623 23 70 22309 17282 5027 1269
2 Reale Ademar León 20 601 391 63 147 17566 15583 1983 844
3 Cuatro Rayas Valladolid 23 672 363 67 242 19077 18242 835 790
4 Ciudad Real 19 560 367 40 153 16084 14363 1721 774
5 Portland San Antonio 20 602 357 59 186 16496 15486 1010 773
6 Fraikin Granollers 24 707 324 78 305 18755 18453 302 728
7 Teka Cantabria 18 529 280 40 209 13928 13537 391 600
8 Bidasoa Irún 18 531 239 63 229 13175 13248 −73 541
9 Gáldar 12 334 147 49 138 9123 9106 17 343
10 Academia Octavio 13 386 123 43 220 10349 11090 −741 289
11 Frigoríficos del Morrazo 14 421 114 50 257 10242 11450 −1208 278
12 GlobalCaja C. Encantada 11 334 114 43 177 8486 9068 −582 271
13 Naturhouse La Rioja 8 240 109 26 104 6785 6779 6 244
14 Altea 9 270 97 30 143 6899 7252 −353 224
15 Arrate 11 331 89 24 208 8317 9132 −815 212
16 Torrevieja 9 270 81 25 163 7123 7711 −588 187
17 Aragón 9 270 135 20 114 7912 7822 90 179
18 Avidesa Alzira 5 146 77 10 59 3741 3667 74 164
19 Antequera 6 180 59 19 102 4798 5106 −308 135
20 Vamasa Valencia 8 234 58 17 159 6032 6884 −852 133
21 Atlético Madrid BM 4 118 59 10 49 2630 2561 69 128
22 Puleva Maristas 5 141 54 14 73 3614 3668 −54 122
23 BM Atlético Madrid 2 60 52 2 6 1963 1562 401 106
24 Keymare Almería 7 210 47 12 151 5341 6113 −772 106
25 Juventud Alcalá 4 118 45 13 60 2796 2901 −105 103
26 Alcobendas 6 180 39 15 126 4587 5180 −593 93
27 Huesca 3 90 39 12 39 2465 2542 −77 90
28 Barakaldo 6 186 33 22 131 4622 5444 −822 88
29 Guadalajara 4 119 33 18 68 2685 2973 −288 84
30 BM Guadalajara 4 90 34 15 71 3202 3448 −246 83
31 Helvetia Anaitasuna 3 90 34 12 44 2351 2481 −130 80
32 Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto 4 120 32 14 74 3123 3486 −363 79
33 Redcom Airtel Chapela 4 110 29 11 70 2442 2806 −364 69
34 Alicante 3 92 28 11 53 2084 2211 −127 67
35 Algeciras 3 90 26 12 52 2475 2753 −278 64
36 V. Aranda Top Ribera 2 60 18 12 34 1566 1713 −147 44
37 Naranco 3 92 16 5 71 1936 2255 −319 37
38 Toledo 2 60 12 5 43 1631 1859 −228 29
39 Cajamadrid 1 32 13 3 16 756 766 −10 28
40 Ángel Ximénez P.G. 1 30 9 5 16 771 834 −63 23
41 Juanfersa Grupo Fegar 1 30 10 3 17 738 810 −72 23
42 Garbel Zaragoza 2 52 9 4 39 1231 1437 −206 22
43 Tres de Mayo 1 29 10 2 17 690 751 −61 22
44 Puerto Cruz 1 29 10 1 18 629 710 81 21
45 Michelin Valladolid 1 29 8 2 19 646 727 −81 21
46 PRASA Pozoblanco 1 30 6 6 18 770 852 −82 18
47 ARS Palma del Río 1 30 5 2 23 744 866 −122 12
48 Huétor Tájar 1 30 3 6 21 749 874 −125 12
  • Updated at completion of 2013–14 season.

League or status at 2013–14 season:

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

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