Metz Handball

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Metz Handball
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Full name Metz Handball
Founded 1967
Arena Metz Arena
Capacity 5,000
Head coach Emmanuel Mayonnade
League French Women's First League
2015-2016 1st
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Metz HB (Metz Handball) is the name of a French handball club from Metz, capital of Lorraine. The club has teams for both women and men, but especially the professional women's team is the most successful in French handball since the beginning of the 1990s. This team currently competes in the French Women's Handball First League.

The women's team have won a total of 19 French Championships (all time record), seven French Cup Championships (all time record), eight French League Cup Championships (all time record), and was European Women's EHF Cup runner-up in 2013.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1967 under the name of ASPTT Metz, but it was not until 1986 the women's team was promoted to the best league in France. Manager of the team at that time was French Olivier Krumbholz, who later became national manager for France. The club was renamed twice as Handball Metz Métropole in 2002 and later as Metz Handball in 2009 (current name).

Since the promotion, Metz HB has had overwhelming success with 19 National Championships from 1989–2014, which is the all time record in the French Women's First League Championship.

Results[edit]

  • French Women's First League Championship:
    • Winners (19): 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
    • Runner-up (6): 1991, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2012, 2015
  • French Women's Cup Championship:
    • Winners (6): 1990, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2013
    • Runner-up (6): 1987, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2005, 2009
  • French Women's League Cup Championship:
    • Winners (7): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
    • Runner-up (1): 2004
  • European Women's EHF Cup:
    • Silver: 2013
  • European Women's EHF Cup Winners' Cup:
    • Bronze: 1999, 2004, 2010, 2011
  • European EHF Women's Champions League:
    • Quarterfinalists: 2012

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2016–17 EHF Champions League Group A Montenegro Budućnost 28–25 19–21 2nd place
Norway Glassverket IF 24–22 25–19
Germany Thüringer HC 25–18 25–28
Group 1 Republic of Macedonia Vardar 42–28 21–23 4th place
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 25–28 23–29
Russia HC Astrakhanochka 37–18 28–20
1/4 Hungary Győri ETO 32–31 22–28 54–59

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers for the 2017-18 season