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Rink Hockey Euroleague
CERH European League.png
Founded 1965
Region Europe (CERH)
Number of teams 16
Current champions Spain Barcelona (22nd title)
Most successful club(s) Spain Barcelona (22 titles)
Television broadcasters CERH TV
Website CERH Official Website
2017–18 CERH European League

The CERH European League is an annual club roller hockey competition organized by the Comité Européen de Rink-Hockey (CERH) and contested by the top ranked teams in European domestic leagues.

The current champions are the Spanish team Barcelona, who beat Portuguese side FC Porto by 4–2 in the 2018 final held at the Dragão Caixa, in Porto, to secure their 22nd win overall.

History[edit]

Since its foundation in 1965, under the name of European Cup, the competition has been dominated by teams from Spain (mainly from Catalonia), Portugal and Italy. In 1997, the European Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup were merged to create the Champions League, whose winners have since been decided in a final tournament contested by the best four to eight teams and held in a single venue. In 2007, the competition name and format was changed to form the European League, a 16-team competition with no preliminary rounds.

The most successful team is Barcelona, having won a record 21 titles, including eight consecutive between 1978 and 1985. Barcelona are followed by four other Spanish teams, making Spain the most successful country in the competition, with 44 titles. Four Portuguese teams have won the trophy by six times (most recently Benfica in 2016), while Italy joined the list of European League-winning nations after Follonica's victory in 2006.

Format[edit]

Since 2012, the competition is composed by 16 teams placed into 4 groups, playing against each other home and away. The first 2 teams of each group play the two-legged quarter-finals, and the winners advance to the final-four playoff (organized by one of the four contestants).

Finals[edit]

Trophy given to the winners
Season Winners Score Runners-up Venue (finals)
1965–66 Spain Voltregà 3–1, 6–2 Italy HC Monza Two-legged finals
1966–67 Spain Reus Deportiu 3–3, 6–3 Italy HC Monza
1967–68 Spain Reus Deportiu (2) 2–0, 6–2 Italy Triestina
1968–69 Spain Reus Deportiu (3) 7–1, 0–3 Portugal Benfica
1969–70 Spain Reus Deportiu (4) 12–5, 8–6 Spain Voltregà
1970–71 Spain Reus Deportiu (5) 7–7, 9–4 Italy Novara
1971–72 Spain Reus Deportiu (6) 2–10, 11–0 Italy Novara
1972–73 Spain Barcelona 5–3, 7–7 Portugal Benfica
1973–74 Spain Barcelona (2) 8–5, 4–5 Portugal Mozambique Lourenço Marques
1974–75 Spain Voltregà (2) 5–5, 6–4 Spain Barcelona
1975–76 Spain Voltregà (3) 2–2, 3–1 Spain Barcelona
1976–77 Portugal Sporting CP 6–0, 6–3 Spain Vilanova
1977–78 Spain Barcelona (3) 8–3, 5–1 Belgium Royal Sunday
1978–79 Spain Barcelona (4) 1–3, 6–2 Spain Reus Deportiu
1979–80 Spain Barcelona (5) 5–2, 6–3 Portugal Benfica
1980–81 Spain Barcelona (6) 6–1, 6–2 Italy Giovinazzo
1981–82 Spain Barcelona (7) 4–1, 6–4 Italy Amatori Lodi
1982–83 Spain Barcelona (8) 9–1, 14–6 Spain Sentmenat
1983–84 Spain Barcelona (9) 2–3, 6–2 Spain Liceo
1984–85 Spain Barcelona (10) 4–5, 6–4 Portugal Porto
1985–86 Portugal Porto 5–3, 7–5 Italy Novara
1986–87 Spain Liceo 4–2, 4–3 Portugal Porto
1987–88 Spain Liceo (2) 1–2, 4–1 Italy Novara
1988–89 Spain Noia 7–4, 3–1 Portugal Sporting CP
1989–90 Portugal Porto (2) 6–0, 5–2 Spain Noia
1990–91 Portugal Barcelos 4–4, 4–3 Italy Roller Monza
1991–92 Spain Liceo (3) 7–6, 2–2 Italy Seregno
1992–93 Spain Igualada 4–1, 8–3 Portugal Benfica
1993–94 Spain Igualada (2) 7–4, 2–3 Portugal Barcelos
1994–95 Spain Igualada (3) 3–4, 3–1 Portugal Benfica
1995–96 Spain Igualada (4) 0–0, 2–2 (a) Spain Barcelona
1996–97 Spain Barcelona (11) 4–3 Portugal Porto Spain Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona
1997–98 Spain Igualada (5) 8–1 Italy Amatori Vercelli Italy PalaPregnolato, Vercelli
1998–99 Spain Igualada (6) 6–5 Portugal Porto Spain Pavelló Poliesportiu de Les Comes, Igualada
1999–2000 Spain Barcelona (12) 3–2 Portugal Porto Portugal Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
2000–01 Spain Barcelona (13) 4–2 Spain Liceo Spain Palacio de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
2001–02 Spain Barcelona (14) 2–1 Portugal Barcelos Portugal Pavilhão Multiusos, Guimarães
2002–03 Spain Liceo (4) 4–3 Spain Igualada Spain Pazo dos Deportes de Riazor, A Coruña
2003–04 Spain Barcelona (15) 3–0 Portugal Porto Italy PalaBarsacchi, Viareggio
2004–05 Spain Barcelona (16) 3–2 Portugal Porto Spain Palau d'Esports del Reus Deportiu, Reus
2005–06 Italy Follonica League Portugal Porto Portugal Palácio dos Desportos, Torres Novas
2006–07 Spain Barcelona (17) 5–2 Italy Bassano Italy PalaBassano, Bassano del Grappa
2007–08 Spain Barcelona (18) 5–2 Spain Reus Deportiu Spain Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona
2008–09 Spain Reus Deportiu (7) 2–2 (2–1 p) Spain Vic Italy PalaBassano, Bassano del Grappa
2009–10 Spain Barcelona (19) 4–1 Spain Vic Italy PalaLido, Valdagno
2010–11 Spain Liceo (5) 7–4 Spain Reus Deportiu Andorra Poliesportiu d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella
2011–12 Spain Liceo (6) 4–2 Spain Barcelona Italy PalaCastellotti, Lodi
2012–13 Portugal Benfica 6–5 (a.e.t.) Portugal Porto Portugal Dragão Caixa, Porto
2013–14 Spain Barcelona (20) 3–1 Portugal Porto Spain Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona
2014–15 Spain Barcelona (21) 4–3 Spain Vic Italy PalaSind, Bassano del Grappa
2015–16 Portugal Benfica (2) 5–3 Portugal Oliveirense Portugal Pavilhão Fidelidade, Lisbon
2016–17 Spain Reus Deportiu (8) 4–1 Portugal Oliveirense Spain Pavelló Barris Nord, Lleida
2017–18 Spain Barcelona (22) 4–2 Portugal Porto Portugal Dragão Caixa, Porto

Performances[edit]

By club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Spain Barcelona 22 4 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018 1975, 1976, 1996, 2012
Spain Reus Deportiu 8 3 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 2009, 2017 1979, 2008, 2011
Spain Liceo 6 2 1987, 1988, 1992, 2003, 2011, 2012 1984, 2001
Spain Igualada 6 1 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 2003
Spain Voltregà 3 1 1966, 1975, 1976 1970
Portugal Porto 2 11 1986, 1990 1985, 1987, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2018
Portugal Benfica 2 5 2013, 2016 1969, 1973, 1980, 1993, 1995
Portugal Barcelos 1 2 1991 1994, 2002
Portugal Sporting CP 1 1 1977 1989
Spain Noia 1 1 1989 1990
Italy Follonica 1 0 2006
Italy Novara 0 4 1971, 1972, 1986, 1988
Spain Vic 0 3 2009, 2010, 2015
Italy HC Monza 0 2 1966, 1967
Portugal Oliveirense 0 2 2016, 2017
Italy Triestina 0 1 1968
PortugalMozambique Lourenço Marques 0 1 1974
Spain Vilanova 0 1 1977
Belgium Royal Sunday 0 1 1978
Italy Giovinazzo 0 1 1981
Italy Amatori Lodi 0 1 1982
Spain Sentmenat 0 1 1983
Italy Roller Monza 0 1 1991
Italy Seregno 0 1 1992
Italy Amatori Vercelli 0 1 1998
Italy Bassano 0 1 2007

By country[edit]

Country Winners Runners-up Winners Runners-up
 Spain 46 17 Barcelona (22), Reus Deportiu (8), Liceo (6), Igualada (6), Voltregà (3), Noia Barcelona (4), Vic (3), Reus Deportiu (3), Liceo (2), Voltregà, Vilanova, Sentmenat, Noia, Igualada
 Portugal 6 22 Porto (2), Benfica (2), Sporting CP, Barcelos Porto (11), Benfica (5), Barcelos (2), Oliveirense (2), Lourenço Marques, Sporting CP
 Italy 1 13 Follonica Novara (4), HC Monza (2), Triestina, Giovinazzo, Amatori Lodi, Roller Monza, Seregno, Amatori Vercelli, Bassano
 Belgium 0 1 Royal Sunday

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