Romanian Handball Federation

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Romanian Handball Federation
Formation 1936
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Bucharest, Romania
Official language
Alexandru Dedu

The Romanian Handball Federation (Romanian: Federaţia Română de Handbal) (FRH) is the governing body of handball in Romania. It is based in Bucharest. FRH is led by 6 departments.


  • The official rules of the game are written and published by Karl Schelenz in Berlin (1919).
  • On 17 June 1921, the first game of handball takes place in Romania. The game was played at the Central Stadium Sibiu. It was organized by professor Wilhelm Binder, and the teams were two local high schools: Brukenthal High School and Girls High School.
  • In 1931, Sibiu will organize the first major competition: Transylvania Cup.
  • In 1933, handball is added to the existing Romanian Volleyball and Basketball Federation becoming Romanian Volleyball, Basketball and Handball Federation (FRVBH).
  • In 1934, Transylvania Cup becomes Handball National League. The league is formed from three sub-divisions based on their location: North League (Ardeal), West League (Banat) and South League (Bucharest and Ploieşti).
  • In 1936, Romanian Handball Federation is founded as an independent governing body.


The Romanian Handball Federation organizes the following handball leagues:

It also organizes the Romania national handball team and the Romania women's national handball team and also Carpathian Trophy.

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