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
Villa de 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]

2012–13 final standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
1 Barcelona Intersport 30 29 0 1 1019 679 340 58
2 Atlético Madrid 30 24 1 5 916 791 125 49
3 Naturhouse La Rioja 30 20 2 8 880 821 59 42
4 Reale Ademar León 30 18 2 10 834 763 71 38
5 Aragón 30 18 2 10 906 870 36 38
6 Fraikin Granollers 30 15 3 12 820 795 25 33
7 Helvetia Anaitasuna 30 13 4 13 801 810 −9 30
8 Huesca 30 12 4 14 822 824 −2 28
9 Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto 30 11 3 16 738 822 −84 25
10 GlobalCaja C. Encantada 30 11 3 16 789 821 −32 25
11 V. Aranda Autocares Bayo 30 9 4 17 755 820 −65 22
12 Cuatro Rayas Valladolid 30 10 2 18 780 850 −70 22
13 Quabit Guadalajara 30 9 2 19 795 861 −66 20
14 Frigoríficos del Morrazo 30 9 1 20 761 862 −101 19
15 Academia Octavio 30 8 3 19 801 906 −105 19
16 ARS Palma del Río 30 5 2 23 744 866 −122 12
  • BM Atlético Madrid was disbanded at end of season.
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 Intersport 23 686 593 23 70 21163 16573 4590 1209
2 Reale Ademar León 19 571 375 59 137 16699 14740 1959 808
3 Ciudad Real 19 560 367 40 153 16084 14363 1721 774
4 Portland San Antonio 20 602 357 59 186 16496 15486 1010 773
5 Cuatro Rayas Valladolid 22 642 355 61 226 18298 17415 883 768
6 Fraikin Granollers 23 677 304 76 297 17964 17718 246 686
7 Teka Cantabria 18 529 280 40 209 13928 13537 391 600
8 Bidasoa Irún 17 501 236 60 205 12458 12388 70 532
10 Gáldar 12 334 147 49 138 9123 9106 17 343
11 Academia Octavio 13 386 123 43 220 10349 11090 −741 289
12 Frigoríficos del Morrazo 13 391 104 45 242 9469 10644 −1175 253
13 GlobalCaja C. Encantada 10 304 103 36 165 7725 8272 −547 242
14 Altea 9 270 97 30 143 6899 7252 −353 224
15 Arrate 11 331 89 24 208 8317 9132 −815 212
16 Naturhouse La Rioja 7 210 87 23 99 5870 5976 −106 197
17 Torrevieja 9 270 81 25 163 7123 7711 −588 187
18 Avidesa Alzira 5 146 77 10 59 3741 3667 74 164
19 Aragón 8 240 124 17 98 7085 6944 141 154
20 Antequera 6 180 59 19 102 4798 5106 −308 135
21 Vamasa Valencia 8 234 58 17 159 6032 6884 −852 133
22 Atlético Madrid BM 4 118 59 10 49 2630 2561 69 128
23 Puleva Maristas 5 141 54 14 73 3614 3668 −54 122
24 BM Atlético Madrid 2 60 52 2 6 1963 1562 401 106
25 Keymare Almería 7 210 47 12 151 5341 6113 −772 106
26 Juventud Alcalá 4 118 45 13 60 2796 2901 −105 103
27 Alcobendas 6 180 39 15 126 4587 5180 −593 93
28 Barakaldo 6 186 33 22 131 4622 5444 −822 88
29 Guadalajara 4 119 33 18 68 2685 2973 −288 84
30 Redcom Airtel Chapela 4 110 29 11 70 2442 2806 −364 69
31 Alicante 3 92 28 11 53 2084 2211 −127 67
32 Algeciras 3 90 26 12 52 2475 2753 −278 64
33 Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto 3 90 22 12 56 2307 2586 −279 57
34 Quabit Guadalajara 3 90 22 12 56 2414 2651 −237 56
35 Helvetia Anaitasuna 2 60 21 10 29 1582 1691 −109 52
36 Huesca 2 60 21 8 31 1649 1738 −89 50
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 Garbel Zaragoza 2 52 9 4 39 1231 1437 −206 22
41 Tres de Mayo 1 29 10 2 17 690 751 −61 22
42 V. Aranda Autocares Bayo 1 30 9 4 17 755 820 −65 22
43 Puerto Cruz 1 29 10 1 18 629 710 −81 21
44 Michelin Valladolid 1 29 8 2 19 646 727 −81 21
45 PRASA Pozoblanco 1 30 6 6 18 770 852 −82 18
46 ARS Palma del Río 1 30 5 2 23 744 866 −122 12
47 Huétor Tájar 1 30 3 6 21 749 874 −125 12
  • Updated at completion of 2012–13 season.

League or status at 2013–14 season:

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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