Liga Națională (men's handball)

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Liga Națională
Current season, competition or edition:
2016–17 Liga Națională (men's handball)
Countries Romania Romania
Confederation EHF
Founded 1933 (in 11 players)
1958 (in 7 players)
Number of teams 12
Relegation to Divizia A
Level on pyramid Level 1
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
International cup(s) Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup
EHF Cup
Challenge Cup
Current champions Dinamo București
(13rd title) (2015–16)
Most championships Steaua Bucureşti (28)
TV partners Digi Sport, Digi Sport 2, Digi Sport 3
Website Romanian Handball Federation

The Romanian Handball League is the men's top Romanian professional handball league. The league comprises twelve teams.

History[edit]

This sport was first played in Romania in 1920. After a visit in Germany, a few physical education teachers introduced this sport in their classes. The Liga Națională was founded in 1933 (in 11 players) and in 1958 in the current format with 7 players. The most successful team in history is Steaua Bucureşti with 28 titles. The current champions are Dinamo București.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The matches are broadcast by Dolce Sport, Dolce Sport 2, Dolce Sport 3 and Dolce Sport 4.

Top scorers[edit]

Past seasons[edit]

Year (season) Champion 2. place 3. place
1958–59 Dinamo Bucureşti Rapid Bucureşti Ştiinţa Timişoara
1959–60 Dinamo Bucureşti Rapid Bucureşti CCA Bucureşti
1960–61 Dinamo Bucureşti Ştiinţa Timişoara Tehnometal Timişoara
1961–62 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Tehnometal Timişoara
1962–63 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Dinamo Braşov
1963–64 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Braşov
1964–65 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Braşov
1965–66 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Universitatea Bucureşti
1966–67 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Politehnica Timişoara
1967–68 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Dinamo Bacău
1968–69 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Cluj
1969–70 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Cluj
1970–71 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Bucureşti
1971–72 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Bucureşti
1972–73 Steaua Bucureşti Universitatea Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti
1973–74 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1974–75 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1975–76 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1976–77 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Dinamo Ploieşti
1977–78 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1978–79 Steaua Bucureşti Politehnica Timişoara Dinamo Bucureşti
1979–80 Steaua Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare Ştiinţa Bacău
1980–81 Steaua Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare Dinamo Bucureşti
1981–82 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1982–83 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1983–84 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1984–85 Steaua Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare Politehnica Timişoara
1985–86 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Politehnica Timişoara
1986–87 Steaua Bucureşti Politehnica Timişoara Minaur Baia Mare
1987–88 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1988–89 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1989–90 Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1990–91 Politehnica Timişoara Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova
1991–92 Universitatea Craiova Minaur Baia Mare Steaua Bucureşti
1992–93 Universitatea Craiova Minaur Baia Mare Steaua Bucureşti
1993–94 Steaua Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare Universitatea Craiova
1994–95 Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare Universitatea Craiova
1995–96 Steaua Bucureşti Fibrex Piatra Neamţ Minaur Baia Mare
1996–97 Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
1997–98 Minaur Baia Mare Fibrex Săvineşti Steaua Bucureşti
1998–99 Minaur Baia Mare Steaua Bucureşti Fibrex Săvineşti
1999-00 Steaua Bucureşti Fibrex Săvineşti Universitatea Cluj
2000–01 Steaua Bucureşti Fibrex Săvineşti Dinamo Bucureşti
2001–02 Fibrex Săvineşti Dinamo Bucureşti HCM Constanţa
2002–03 Fibrex Săvineşti Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
2003–04 HCM Constanţa Dinamo Bucureşti Minaur Baia Mare
2004–05 Dinamo Bucureşti HCM Constanţa Minaur Baia Mare
2005–06 HCM Constanţa Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua Bucureşti
2006–07 HCM Constanţa Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo Bucureşti
2007–08 Steaua Bucureşti HCM Constanţa UCM Reşiţa
2008–09 HCM Constanţa UCM Reşiţa Dinamo Bucureşti
2009–10 HCM Constanţa UCM Reşiţa Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2010–11 HCM Constanţa HC Odorheiu Secuiesc Bucovina Suceava
2011–12 HCM Constanţa Știința Bacău HC Odorheiu Secuiesc
2012–13 HCM Constanţa Știința Bacău HC Odorheiu Secuiesc
2013–14 HCM Constanţa Știința Bacău ASC Potaissa Turda
2014–15 Minaur Baia Mare CSM București Dinamo București
2015–16 Dinamo București CSM București Politehnica Timișoara

Performances by club[edit]

Club Titles Years Won
Steaua București
28
1963, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2008
Dinamo București
13
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2016
HCM Constanţa
9
2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Minaur Baia Mare
3
1998, 1999, 2015
Universitatea Craiova
2
1992, 1993
Fibrex Săvineşti
2
2002, 2003
Politehnica Timișoara
1
1991

EHF coefficient ranking[edit]

See also[edit]

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