Viking HK

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Viking Håndball
Full name Viking Håndballklubb
Short name Viking
Founded 1987
Arena Stavanger Idrettshall
Capacity 4,100
League Postenligaen
2011–12 Postenligaen, 9th

Viking Håndballklubb is a Norwegian handball club from Stavanger. The clubs play its home matches in Stavanger Idrettshall. The team is coached by Gunnar Blombäck, and they play in blue kits and blue shorts.

It was founded in 1987 as it became independent from the multi-sports club IL Viking.[1] In 2000, Viking HK and Stavanger IF's handball department joined forces, and founded the elite handball team Stavanger Håndball. The team never won the Eliteserien, but played Cup final in 2001/2002, which they lost. In 2009, Stavanger Håndball was relegated from the Eliteserien and Stavanger IF withdrew from the cooperation, whereupon the team changed its name back to Viking Håndball. In the 2009–2010 season, the club won promotion to Eliteserien. They have won three times the Limburgse Handbal Dagen in 1995, 1997 and 1999.

Notable former players include Kjetil Strand, Steinar Ege, Ole Erevik and Thomas Drange.

Average Attendance[edit]

Season Average Attendance
2011/12 587
2010/11 892
2009/10 360
2008/09 481
2007/08 564
2006/07 777
2005/06 540
2004/05 475
2003/04 528
2002/03 972
2001/02 856


  1. ^ "Viking Fotballklubb". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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