Eliteserien (women's handball)

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Eliteserien
Current season, competition or edition:
2018–19 season
CountriesNorway
ConfederationEHF
Founded1968
Number of teams12
Relegation to1. Division
Level on pyramidLevel 1
International cup(s)Champions League
EHF Cup
Challenge Cup
Current championsVipers Kristiansand (2018/19)
Most championshipsLarvik HK (18 titles)
TV partnersTV 2, TV 2 Sportskanalen
Websitehttp://www.handball.no

Eliteserien is the premier women's professional handball league for Norwegian handball clubs. It is administered by the Norwegian Handball Federation, and the winners are recognized as Norwegian champions. It was established in 1968, and it is currently contested by twelve teams. Larvik HK, which has dominated the competition in recent years, is the championship's most successful team with eighteen titles, followed by IL Vestar and Byåsen IL with nine and five respectively. The league has previously been known as Gildeserien, Postenligaen and GRUNDIGligaen.[1]

Currently the champion is granted a spot in the EHF Champions League's group stage.

The twelve teams of the 2018–19 season. Vipers Kristiansand are the defending champions.

Team Location Arena Finished pos.
in last season
Byåsen Elite Trondheim Trondheim Spektrum 4th
Fana Elite Bergen Fana Arena 1st (in 1. division) Arrow-up.png
Fredrikstad BK Fredrikstad Kongstenhallen 6th
Gjerpen IF Skien Skienshallen 7th
Larvik HK Larvik Boligmappa Arena Larvik 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Molde HK Molde Molde Arena 9th
Oppsal IF Oslo Oppsal Arena 8th
Rælingen HK Rælingen Marikollhallen 3rd (in 1. division) Arrow-up.png
Skrim Kongsberg Kongsberg Kongsberghallen 2nd (in 1. division) Arrow-up.png
Storhamar Elite Hamar Boligpartner Arena 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Tertnes Elite Bergen Haukelandshallen 5th
Vipers Kristiansand Kristiansand Aquarama 1st, gold medalist(s)

Champions[edit]

The complete list of the Norwegian handball champions since 1968.

Season Champion
1967/68 Sørskogbygda
1968/69 Skjeberg
1969/70 Brandval
1970/71 Freidig
1971/72-1989/79 Vestar
1979/80-1980/81 Skogn
1981/82-1982/83 Skjeberg
1983/84 Bækkelaget
1984/85 Freidig
1985/86 Sverresborg
1986/87-1987/88 Byåsen
1988/89 Vestar
1989/90 Byåsen
1990/91 Gjerpen
1991/92 Bækkelaget
1992/93 Gjerpen
1993/94 Larvik
1994/95 Bækkelaget
1995/96 Byåsen
1996/97 Larvik
1997/98 Byåsen
1998/99 Bækkelaget
1999/00-2002/03 Larvik
2003/04 Nordstrand
2004/05-2016/17 Larvik
2017/18-2018/19 Vipers

Statistics[edit]

EHF coefficients[edit]

The following data indicates Norwegian coefficient rankings between European handball leagues.

In European competitions[edit]

Champions League EHF Cup Challenge Cup Cup Winners' Cup
C Winning year(s) RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C Winning year(s) RU SF
Larvik HK 1 2011 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2005, 2008 1 1
Bækkelagets SK 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1998, 1999 1 0
IL Vestar 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tertnes HE 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gjerpen IF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Nordstrand IF 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Byåsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
IK Junkeren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Vipers Kristiansand 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 title 2 6 0 4 4 0 2 2 4 title 5 8

Names of the competition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Velkommen til Grundigligaen!
  2. ^ "2019/20 season ranking" (PDF). European Handball Federation. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. ^ Article confirming the name Gildeserien
  4. ^ Article introducing the new leage (name), Postenligaen
  5. ^ Article about the new sponsored league name, GRUNDIGligaen
  6. ^ Back to basic with "Eliteserien" (in English: The Elite series)

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