Grundigligaen

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GRUNDIGligaen
Countries  Norway
Confederation EHF
Founded 1966
Number of teams 12
Relegation to First Division
Level on pyramid Level 1
International cup(s) Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup
EHF Cup
Current champions ØIF Arendal
Most championships Sandefjord TIF (7 titles)
Website [2]

The GRUNDIGligaen is the premier professional handball league in Norway. It was established in 1966, and it is currently contested by twelve teams. Sandefjord TIF is the championship's most successful team with seven titles, followed by Drammen HK and Oppsal IF with ØØ and ÅÅ respectively.[1] The league has been sponsored by Grundig since 2014 and therefore the league was called the GRUNDIGligaen. The former sponsor of the league was Posten, hence the former name "Postenligaen".

Teams[edit]

The twelve teams of the 2015–16 season. ØIF Arendal are the defending champions.

Team Location Arena Season 14/15
Bodø HK Bodø Bodø Spektrum 2nd
Bækkelaget HE Oslo Oppsal Arena / Ekeberghallen 10th
Drammen HK Drammen Drammenshallen 10th
Elverum Håndball Elverum Terningen Arena 3rd
FyllingenBergen Bergen Idrettens Hus Promoted
Halden Topphåndball Halden Bjørnholthallen 9th
Haslum HK Bærum Nadderud Arena 4th
Kolstad IL Rælingen Marikollhallen Promoted
IL Runar Sandefjord Sandefjord Kongsberghallen 7th
Stord HK Elite Stord Åsenhallen Promoted
Viking Håndball Stavanger Haukelandshallen 3rd
ØIF Arendal Arendal Aquarama 6th

EHF league ranking[edit]

For season 2015/2016[2]
Current
ranking
Movement Last season's
ranking
League Coefficient
17 (17) Serbia Rukometna liga Srbije 21.60
18 Substituted in (20) Greece A1 Ethniki/Handball Premier 18.78
19 Substituted in (24) Slovakia Slovenská hadzanárska extraliga 17.30
20 Substituted off (16) Norway GRUNDIGligaen 17.10
21 (21) Turkey Türkiye Hentbol Süper Ligi 14.70
22 Substituted in (23) Israel Ligat Winner 12.70

Champions[edit]

The complete list of the Norwegian handball champions since 1966.

Season Champion
1965-66 Fredensborg
1966-67 Fredensborg
1967-68 OSI
1968-69 BSI
1969-70 OSI
1970-71 Oppsal IF
1971-72 Oppsal IF
1972-73 Oppsal IF
1973-74 Refstad IL
1974-75 Fredensborg
1975-76 Oppsal IF
1976-77 Refstad IL
1977-78 Oppsal IF
1978-79 Refstad IL
1979-80 Oppsal IF
1980-81 Nordstrand IF
1981-82 Fredensborg/Ski
1982-83 Kolbotn IL
1983-84 Kolbotn IL
1984-85 Urædd IF
1985-86 Stavanger IF
1986-87 Stavanger IF
1987-88 Urædd IF
1988-89 Stavanger IF
1989-90 Stavanger IF
1990-91 Sandefjord HK
1991-92 Urædd IF
Year Champion
1992-93 Sandefjord
1993-94 IL Runar
1994-95 IL Runar
1995-96 IL Runar
1996-97 Drammen HK
1997-98 Viking HK
1998-99 Sandefjord TIF
1999-00 IL Runar
2000-01 Sandefjord TIF
2001-02 Sandefjord TIF
2002-03 Sandefjord TIF
2003-04 Sandefjord TIF
2004-05 Sandefjord TIF
2005-06 Sandefjord TIF
2006-07 Drammen HK
2007-08 Drammen HK
2008-09 Fyllingen Håndball
2009-10 Drammen HK
2010-11 Haslum HK
2011-12 Haslum HK
2012-13 Elverum Håndball
2013-14 Haslum HK
2014-15 ØIF Arendal

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] in the Norwegian Handball Association's website
  2. ^ 2015/16 European Cup place distribution (PDF). European Handball Federation.

External links[edit]