SEHA League

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SEHA Liga
СЕХА Лига
Current season, competition or edition:
2020–21 SEHA League
SEHA League.png
Countries Belarus
 Croatia
 Hungary
 North Macedonia
 Serbia
 Slovakia
 Ukraine
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (former)
 China (former)
 Montenegro (former)
 Romania (former)
 Russia (former)
 Slovenia (former)
ConfederationEHF
Founded2011; 10 years ago (2011)
Number of teams10
Current championsVeszprém (3rd title)
Most championshipsVardar (5 titles)

South East Handball Association League or simply SEHA League is a regional men's club handball league in Southeast Europe, featuring teams from Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Due to sponsorship reasons, the league is also known as the Gazprom League (or Gazprom South Stream League earlier). The league exists alongside scaled-down national leagues of the participating nations and all of SEHA League teams join their respective country's own competitions in late spring after the SEHA League regular season and post-season have been completed. The league's headquarters are in Zagreb, Croatia, and the league's president is Mihajlo Mihajlovski Vardar's ex-chairman. 2011–12 was the first season of the competition, with Vardar from Skopje becoming the first champions.

History of the league[edit]

The initiative for establishing the regional South-East European handball league was presented during the first half of 2011. After the idea of forming a Regional Sparkasse League failed, during July 2011 it was agreed that the first season of the SEHA League would start in September of the same year.

In the first season of SEHA League, 14 clubs took part, but their number reduced during the following years. In the 2020–21 season, there are 10 clubs from 7 countries.

The league is based on a regular season and the Final Four, in which the four best placed clubs from the regular season participate.

The most successful participants of the SEHA League during its first eight seasons is Vardar with five titles. Vardar became the first team with more than one title when it won the 2013–14 edition.

2020–21 season[edit]

Below is the list of clubs that are members of the 2020–21 SEHA League season.
Country Team City Venue (Capacity)
Belarus Belarus Meshkov Brest Brest Universal Sports Complex Victoria (3,740)
Croatia Croatia Nexe Našice Sportska dvorana kralja Tomislava (2,500)
PPD Zagreb Zagreb Dom sportova 2 (3,100)
Hungary Hungary Telekom Veszprém Veszprém Veszprém Aréna (5,096)
North Macedonia North Macedonia Eurofarm Pelister Bitola Sports Hall Boro Čurlevski (3,700)
Vardar 1961 Skopje Jane Sandanski Arena (6,500)
Serbia Serbia Metaloplastika Šabac Zorka Hall (3,000)
Vojvodina Novi Sad Sportski centar Slana Bara (2,000)
Slovakia Slovakia Tatran Prešov Prešov Tatran Handball Arena (4,870)
Ukraine Ukraine Motor Zaporizhzhia Zaporizhzhia Yunost Sport Hall (3,600)


Final Four tournaments[edit]

Winners[edit]

Below is the list of winners, finalists and other participants of Final four SEHA tournaments.

Year Host Final Match for third place
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2011–12
Details
Zagreb North Macedonia
Vardar
21–18 North Macedonia
Metalurg
Croatia
Zagreb
31–29 Slovakia
Tatran Prešov
2012–13
Details
Skopje Croatia
Zagreb
25–24
a.e.t.
North Macedonia
Vardar
North Macedonia
Metalurg
26–21 Belarus
Meshkov Brest
2013–14
Details
Novi Sad North Macedonia
Vardar
29–27 Belarus
Meshkov
Croatia
Zagreb
36–28 Slovakia
Tatran
2014–15
Details
Veszprém Hungary
Veszprém
32–21 Belarus
Meshkov
Croatia
Zagreb
26–23 North Macedonia
Vardar
2015–16
Details
Varaždin Hungary
Veszprém
28–26 North Macedonia
Vardar
Croatia
PPD Zagreb
24−23 Belarus
Meshkov Brest
2016–17
Details
Brest North Macedonia
Vardar
26–21 Hungary
Veszprém
Belarus
Meshkov Brest
23−19 Croatia
PPD Zagreb
2017–18
Details
Skopje North Macedonia
Vardar
26–24 Croatia
PPD Zagreb
Slovenia
Celje
31–28 Belarus
Meshkov Brest
2018–19
Details
Brest North Macedonia
Vardar
26–23 Croatia
PPD Zagreb
Belarus
Meshkov Brest
24–19 Croatia
Nexe
2019–20
Details
Zadar Hungary
Telekom Veszprém
35–27 North Macedonia
Vardar
Belarus
Meshkov Brest
29–24 Croatia
PPD Zagreb
2020–21
Details
TBD

Hosts[edit]

Year Final four host Hall Date Attendance Final (att.)
2011–12 Croatia Zagreb Arena Zagreb 14–15 April 2012 5,500 1,500
2012–13 North Macedonia Skopje Boris Trajkovski Sports Center 12–13 April 2013 13,450 5,500
2013–14 Serbia Novi Sad SPC Vojvodina 11–13 April 2014 15,710 5,160
2014–15 Hungary Veszprém Veszprém Aréna 25–29 March 2015 16,100 5,000
2015–16 Croatia Varaždin Varaždin Arena 1–3 April 2016 20,611 5,486
2016–17 Belarus Brest Universal Sports Complex Victoria 7–9 April 2017 12,150 2,750
2017–18 North Macedonia Skopje Jane Sandanski Arena 13–15 April 2018 16,650 6,000
2018–19 Belarus Brest Universal Sports Complex Victoria 2–3 April 2019 11,135 3,210
2019–20 Croatia Zadar Krešimir Ćosić Hall 4–6 September 2020 2,000 500
2020–21 TBD TBD TBD NA NA

Records and statistics[edit]

By club[edit]

Club Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
North Macedonia Vardar
5
3
2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 2013, 2016, 2020
Hungary Veszprém
3
1
2015, 2016, 2020 2017
Croatia Zagreb
1
2
2013 2018, 2019
Belarus Meshkov
0
2
2014, 2015
North Macedonia Metalurg
0
1
2012
Total 8 8

By country[edit]

Club / Nation Won Runner-up Finals
 North Macedonia
5
4
9
 Hungary
3
1
4
 Croatia
1
2
3
 Belarus
0
2
2
Total 8 8 16

Participating clubs[edit]

Correct as of the 2020–21 SEHA League season.
Bold indicates the winning years.

Club Seasons Years
North Macedonia Vardar 1961
10
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Croatia PPD Zagreb
10
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Slovakia Tatran Prešov
10
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Croatia Nexe Našice
10
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Belarus Meshkov Brest
9
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
North Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
7
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Serbia RK Vojvodina
7
2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac
5
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Hungary Telekom Veszprém
5
2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina Izviđač
4
2012, 2013, 2017, 2019
Montenegro Lovćen
3
2012, 2013, 2014
Serbia Metaloplastika
3
2012, 2020, 2021
Slovenia Celje
2
2017, 2018
Slovenia Gorenje
2
2017, 2018
North Macedonia RK Eurofarm Pelister
2
2020, 2021
Ukraine Motor Zaporizhzhia
2
2020, 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosna
1
2012
Serbia Crvena zvezda
1
2012
Montenegro Sutjeska
1
2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloga
1
2013
Serbia Partizan
1
2014
Serbia Radnički
1
2015
North Macedonia Maks Strumica
1
2016
Serbia Spartak Vojput
1
2016
Serbia Dinamo Pančevo
1
2018
Romania CSA Steaua București
1
2019
Serbia Železničar
1
2019
China Beijing Sport University
1
2020
Russia Spartak Moscow
1
2020

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