FC Barcelona Handbol

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FC Barcelona Lassa
Full name Fútbol Club Barcelona Handbol
Founded 29 November 1942
Arena Palau Blaugrana
Capacity 7,500
President Josep Maria Bartomeu
Head coach Xavier Pascual Fuertes
League Liga ASOBAL
2016–17 1st
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Website
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Futbol Club Barcelona Handbol is a Spanish handball team based in Barcelona, Catalonia, that plays in Liga ASOBAL. It is the most successful handball club in Spain and Europe with a record number of domestic, European and international titles.

History[edit]

The handball section of Futbol Club Barcelona was founded on 29 November 1942 during the presidency of Enrique Piñeyro. In the beginning handball was played with eleven players per team and did not have a specialized field to play. They used football fields until the late 50's, when they started to play, as in actual games, with seven players and a covered field.

In the early stages, competitions were dominated by other teams like Atlético de Madrid and Granollers, breaking their domination few times. Things changed radically with the arrival of one of the best coaches in handball history, Valero Rivera. With him, the team became virtually unbeatable in Spain and in Europe, winning a record of 62 trophies under his rule, including 5 consecutive European Cups.

In the summer of 2013, the Barça handball team, conducted by the head coach Xavi Pascual, won the Super Globe trophy, the only trophy that was still missing from the clubs trophy cabinet.[1]

FC Barcelona’s handball team closed out the 2013/14 Liga Asobal with a record-breaking winning run. Barça made history this season when they completed their Liga Asobal without dropping any points from all 30 match days.[2]

FC Barcelona successfully defended its IHF Super Globe title in 2014, marking the first time a team has won back-to-back titles since the most prestigious club handball event has been hosted annually in the Qatari capital Doha.[3][4]

Again, FC Barcelona handball team ended the 2014/2015 Liga Asobal season unbeaten for the second consecutive year.[5]

FC Barcelona handball team won the seven titles disputed the 2014/2015 season, something which had not happened since the 1999/2000 season with Valero Rivera's Dream Team.[6]

Trophies[edit]

  • IHF Super Globe: 2joint record
  • EHF Champions League: 9record
    • 1990–91, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2004–05, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • EHF Cup Winner's Cup: 5 - record
    • 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1993–94, 1994–95
  • EHF Cup: 1
    • 2002–03
  • European Super Cup: 5 - record
    • 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2003–04
  • Liga ASOBAL: 24 - record
    • 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, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016-17
  • Copa del Rey: 21 - record
    • 1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014-15, 2015–16, 2016-17
  • Copa ASOBAL: 12 - record
  • Supercopa ASOBAL: 19 - record
    • 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Spanish Championship: 6 - record
    • 1944-45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1956–57
  • Catalan Championship: 10 - record
    • 1943-44, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58
  • Catalan League: 12 - record
    • 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97
  • Pyrenees League / Catalan Super Cup: 16 - record
    • 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1990–91 1 ASOBAL 1st / 1st Champion
1991–92 1 ASOBAL 1st / 2nd Champion
1992–93 1 ASOBAL 2nd / 3rd
1993–94 1 ASOBAL 1st / 1st / ½
1994–95 1 ASOBAL 2nd
1995–96 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
1996–97 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
1997–98 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
1998–99 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
1999–00 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2000–01 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2001–02 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2002–03 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
2003–04 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2004–05 1 ASOBAL 4th
2005–06 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2006–07 1 ASOBAL 4th
2007–08 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2008–09 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2009–10 1 ASOBAL 2nd
2010–11 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2011–12 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2012–13 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2013–14 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2014–15 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion
2015–16 1 ASOBAL 1st Champion

Season by season (B team)[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
2001–02 3 1ª Nacional 10th
2002–03 3 1ª Nacional 3rd
2003–04 3 1ª Nacional 1st
2004–05 3 1ª Nacional 2nd
2005–06 3 1ª Nacional 1st
2006–07 3 1ª Nacional 2nd
2007–08 3 1ª Nacional 8th
2008–09 3 1ª Nacional 1st / 1st / 2nd
2009–10 3 1ª Nacional 1st / 1st / 1st Promoted
2010–11 2 Plata 6th
2011–12 2 Plata 1st
2012–13 2 Plata 1st
2013–14 2 Plata 1st
2014–15 2 Plata 3rd
2015–16 2 Plata 5th

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2016–17 EHF Champions League Group Stage France Paris Saint-Germain 35–32 26–33 1st place
Hungary MVM Veszprém 26–23 25–22
Germany Flensburg-Handewitt 26–23 28–27
Germany THW Kiel 26–25 27–27
Denmark Bjerringbro-Silkeborg 34–19 27–23
Poland Wisła Płock 36–28 28–23
Switzerland Kadetten Schaffhausen 38–25 31–24
1/4 Germany THW Kiel 26–28 23–18 49–46

Team[edit]

Staff[edit]

Staff for the 2016-17 season

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017-18 season

Transfers[edit]

Transfers for the 2017-18 season
Transfers for the 2018-19 season

Notable former coaches[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Stadium information[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]