Eliteserien (men's handball)

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Current season, competition or edition:
2017–18 season
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
Current champions Elverum Håndball
Most championships Sandefjord TIF (7 titles)
TV partners TV 2, TV 2 Sportskanalen
Website http://www.handball.no

Eliteserien[1] is the premier professional men's 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 Oppsal IF with six. The former sponsor of the league was Grundig, hence the former name "GRUNDIGligaen".[2]


The twelve teams of the 2017–18 season. Elverum Håndball are the defending champions.

Team Location Arena Finished pos.
in last season
Bodø HK Bodø Bodø Spektrum 6th
Bækkelaget HE Oslo Bækkelagshallen 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Drammen HK Drammen Drammenshallen 8th
Elverum Håndball Elverum Terningen Arena 1st, gold medalist(s)
Falk Horten Horten Holtanhallen 10th
FyllingenBergen Fyllingsdalen Framohallen 5th
Halden Topphåndball Halden Remmenhallen 9th
Haslum HK Bærum Nadderud Arena 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Kolstad IL Trondheim Trondheim Spektrum 7th
Nøtterøy Håndball Tønsberg Nøtterøyhallen Promoted
ØIF Arendal Elite Arendal Sør Amfi 4th
Sandnes Sandnes Sandneshallen Promoted

EHF league ranking[edit]


The complete list of the Norwegian men's 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 HK
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
2015-16 ØIF Arendal
2016–17 Elverum Håndball


  1. ^ Official league homepage
  2. ^ "Grundig sponser ligahåndballen" (in Norwegian). Elektronikkbransjen. 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ EHF coefficient ranking (PDF). European Handball Federation 2017/18.

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