OK Liga

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OK Liga
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017–18 OK Liga
OK Liga logo.png
Sport Rink hockey
Founded 1969
No. of teams 16
Country  Spain
Most recent
champion(s)
Barcelona (2016–17)
Most titles Barcelona (28 titles)
TV partner(s) Esport3, Teledeporte, Barça TV
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Primera División
Domestic cup(s) Copa del Rey
Official website fep.es

The OK Liga is the Spanish rink hockey league and is widely regarded as one of the best leagues in the world. Since 2008 it includes also a women's league.

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1969 as División de Honor as an expansion to all the Spanish territory of the Catalan Championship. Until 1971 teams from outside Catalonia did not join the competition.

The league changed its name to OK Liga in 2003 and in 2009 the playoffs for the title were abolished while several rules from other sports were approved.

In April 2017, a new name change for the 2017–18 season was approved and the top tier would be renamed as the OK Liga Oro while the second tier as OK Liga Plata. Also, a new nacional third tier competition OK Liga Bronce (with four interregional groups) was forseen,[1]but due to the lack of interested teams, it wasn't created and the third tier remained at regional level.

All titles were won by Catalan teams except the editions won by Liceo. Barcelona is the most successful team.

Competition format[edit]

The championship is played through 30 matchdays in a round-robin format, a format quite common in other sports, such as football. The top team when finished to play the 30 matchdays is the champion.

Conversely, the last team qualified is relegated to Primera División.

Points are awarded as follows:

  • 3 points for the winner team
  • 1 point if a draw for each team
  • 0 points for loser team

2017–18 teams[edit]

Non-Catalan teams 2017–18 teams
Team Arena City/Area
Arenys de Munt Pavelló Municipal Arenys de Munt
Asturhockey Polideportivo Municipal Grado
Barcelona Lassa Palau Blaugrana Barcelona
Citylift Girona Palau II Girona
Corredor Mató Palafrugell Pavelló Municipal Palafrugell
ICG Software Lleida Onze de Setembre Lleida
Igualada Les Comes Igualada
Liceo Riazor A Coruña
Lloret Vila Esportiva Pavelló Municipal Lloret de Mar
Noia Freixenet Pavelló Olímpic Sant Sadurní d'Anoia
PAS Alcoy Francisco Laporta Alcoy
Recam Làser Caldes Torre Roja Caldes de Montbui
Reus Deportiu Pavelló del Reus Deportiu Reus
Vendrell Pavelló Municipal El Vendrell
Vic Pavelló Olímpic Vic
Voltregà Victorià Oliveras de la Riva Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà

Champions by year[edit]

División de Honor[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up
1969–70 Reus Deportiu Noia
1970–71 Reus Deportiu Noia
1971–72 Reus Deportiu Barcelona
1972–73 Reus Deportiu Sentmenat
1973–74 Barcelona Voltregà
1974–75 Voltregà Barcelona
1975–76 Voltregà Vilanova
1976–77 Barcelona Reus Deportiu
1977–78 Barcelona Voltregà
1978–79 Barcelona Reus Deportiu
1979–80 Barcelona Tordera
1980–81 Barcelona Noia
1981–82 Barcelona Liceo
1982–83 Liceo Barcelona
1983–84 Barcelona Tordera
1984–85 Barcelona Liceo
1985–86 Liceo Barcelona
Year Champion Runner-up
1986–87 Liceo Barcelona
1987–88 Noia Liceo
1988–89 Igualada Liceo
1989–90 Liceo Igualada
1990–91 Liceo Igualada
1991–92 Igualada Liceo
1992–93 Liceo Igualada
1993–94 Igualada Barcelona
1994–95 Igualada Barcelona
1995–96 Barcelona Liceo
1996–97 Igualada Barcelona
1997–98 Barcelona Vic
1998–99 Barcelona Liceo
1999–00 Barcelona Liceo
2000–01 Barcelona Vic
2001–02 Barcelona Igualada

OK Liga[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up
2002–03 Barcelona Noia
2003–04 Barcelona Igualada
2004–05 Barcelona Reus Deportiu
2005–06 Barcelona Reus Deportiu
2006–07 Barcelona Reus Deportiu
2007–08 Barcelona Reus Deportiu
2008–09 Barcelona Liceo
2009–10 Barcelona Liceo
2010–11 Reus Deportiu Liceo
2011–12 Barcelona Liceo
2012–13 Liceo Barcelona
2013–14 Barcelona Liceo
2014–15 Barcelona Liceo
2015–16 Barcelona Vic
2016–17 Barcelona Reus Deportiu

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles Runners-up Years winners
Barcelona 28 9 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Liceo 7 14 1983, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2013
Reus Deportiu 5 7 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 2011
Igualada 5 5 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997
Voltregà 2 2 1975, 1976
Noia 1 4 1988
Vic 0 3
Tordera 0 2
Sentmenat 0 1
Vilanova 0 1

Champions by Autonomous Communities[edit]

Titles Autonomous Community
40 Catalonia Catalonia
7 Galicia (Spain) Galicia
47 TOTAL

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrada la reunión de Federaciones Autonómicas" (in Spanish). FEP.es. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 

External links[edit]