Viborg HK

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Viborg HK
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Full name Viborg Handball club
Short name Viborg
Founded 1936
Arena Viborg Stadionhal
Capacity 3,000 (1,883 seats)
President Peter Cassøe
Head coach Allan Heine
League Primo Tours Ligaen
2015–16 4th
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Viborg HK (Viborg Handball Club) is the name of a Danish handball club from Viborg. The club has many teams for both women and men, but especially the professional women's team is one of the most successful in Danish and European handball since the beginning of the 1990s. This team currently competes in the women's Danish Women's Handball League.

The women's team have won a total of 14 Danish Championships (all-time record), ten Danish Cup Championships (ranking second in all-time Cup trophies behind FIF), three Women's EHF Cup Championships (all-time record), and three EHF Women's Champions League Championships (ranking fourth in all-time Champions League trophies). They are also two-time winners of the now cancelled tournament EHF Champions Trophy and one-time winner of the EHF Women's Cup Winners' Cup.

They won the EHF Women's Champions League in the 2009/2010 season and won the second time in a row. They also held the title in the 2005–2006 season.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1936, but it was not until 1989 the women's team was promoted to the best league in Denmark. Manager of the team at that time was a young Ulrik Wilbek, who later became national manager for Denmark and was extremely successful here as well. Among the players at the time of the promotion was Anja Andersen and goalkeeper Susanne Munk Lauritsen.

Since the promotion, Viborg HK has had overwhelming success with 13 National Championships from 1994–2010 and only twice ended below third place in the league. By winning their 13th National Championship the 22nd of May 2010, they became the club with most won Danish Championships in the women's league ever, taking the record from former title holder FIF with 12 Danish Championships. They are now tied with H.G. Handball in the men's league as the club with most won National Championships in Danish handball history. Viborg Handball Club is also one of only three teams to have won the national championship four consecutive times. The other two being GOG and Frederiksberg Idræts-Forening.[1]

Adding to the amazing list of records, Viborg HK is the only team in the women's league besides Slagelse DT to finish the season with all the matches won in their National League – 22 matches (Season 2008/2009), and the only team to win 28 times in a row.[2]

In European tournaments, the team has reached the finals several times and won a lot of titles, the greatest of them being the EHF Women's Champions League, which they won in 2006, 2009 and 2010.[3] They are as of 2010, the most successful Danish Handball club and the fourth most successful handball club in EHF Women's Champions League with 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals, ranking behind RK Radnicki Belgrade with 3 gold medals and 4 silver medals, Hypo Niederösterreich with 8 gold medals and 5 silver medals, and finally Spartak Kiev with a total of 13 gold medals and 2 silver medals.

They are as of 2010, currently the most winning women's team in Women's EHF Cup history, with three titles.

The 30th of May 2009, became the biggest triumph for the Danish women's team.[4] Not only did Viborg HK win their 12th National Championship, they also became the first Danish handball team, both on the men's and women's side to win all three major titles ("The Treble") in the same season. The Danish Cup Tournament, The EHF Women's Champions League and the Danish Championship.[5]

However, in the 2010/2011 season, Viborg had to win with an excess of 9 goals against Dinamo Volgograd to advance from the mainround. They won with 7 goals, meaning that Viborg wouldn't be able to defend their EHF Women's Champions League title.[6]

The men's team has not been quite as successful. It was only in 1999 a promotion to the best league was reached. Since then, the best result has been a second place in 2007.

Results[edit]

  • Danish Championship:
    • Gold: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
    • Silver: 1991, 1993, 1998, 2005, 2007
    • Bronze: 2011
  • Danish Cup:
    • Winner: 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Champions League:
    • Winner: 2006, 2009, 2010
    • Finalist: 1997, 2001
  • EHF Cup:
    • Winner: 1994, 1999, 2004
  • Cup Winners' Cup:
    • Winner: 2014
    • Finalist: 2012
  • EHF Champions Trophy:
    • Winner: 2000/01, 2005/06

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2016–17 season

Transfers[edit]

Transfers for the 2017-18 season

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ da:DM i håndbold (kvinder)
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Hegedüs, Márk (16 May 2010). "Viborg triumphant in Bucharest". ehfcl.com. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Lykkelige og stolte mestre[permanent dead link] Viborg HK – officiel site, 30. maj 2009
  5. ^ Rekordernes dag?[permanent dead link] Viborg HK – officiel site, 29. maj 2009
  6. ^ [2]

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