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EHF Champions League

This article is about the men's EHF Champions League. For the women's EHF Champions League, see Women's EHF Champions League.

VELUX EHF Champions League
Current season, competition or edition:
30px 2014–15 EHF Champions League
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Countries EHF members
Confederation EHF (Europe)
Founded 1955 (1993 in its new format)
Number of teams 24 (Group stage)
Level on pyramid Level 1
Current champions 23x15px FC Barcelona
(9th title)
Most championships 23x15px FC Barcelona
(9 titles)
Website Official website

The EHF Champions League is the most important handball club competition for men's teams in Europe and involves the leading teams from the top European nations. The competition is organised every year by EHF. The official name for the men's competition is the VELUX EHF Champions League, since the VELUX Group began their title sponsorship of the competition in the 2010/11 season.

The EHF coefficient rank decides which teams have access and in which stage they enter.

Tournament structure

Eligibility

Each year the EHF publishes a ranking list of its member federations. The first 27 nations are allowed to participate in the tournament with their national champion. The nations ranked first and second receive an additional slot and other nations may apply for additional places.

Rounds

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Former logo

The VELUX EHF Champions League is divided into five stages. Depending on the ranking of their national federation, teams can enter the competition in either qualification or the group phase. The defending champion along with the champions from the highest ranked nations start in the group phase whereas lower ranked nations need to go through the qualification tournaments.

Qualification tournament

Three groups of four teams are formed. Teams from each group play semi-finals and finals, in a single venue over a weekend. The winning team from each group advance to the group phase.

Group phase

The teams qualified from the qualification tournament are joined by the defending champion and the national champions of the highest ranked federations. Four groups of six teams are formed. They play each other twice, in home and away matches. The best four teams from each group advance to the Last 16.

Last 16

The pairings for this round are decided in a draw. The 16 teams are placed in pots corresponding with their final group phase placing with teams finishing first in their group paired with fourth placed teams and second placed facing third placed teams. The ties are decided on a home and away basis, with the winners over two legs advancing to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals

The pairings for this round are decided in a draw. The ties are decided on a home and away basis, with four winners over the two legs advancing to the Final four.

Final four

The four participating teams are paired with a draw and play over a single weekend at one venue. Two semi-finals are played on a Saturday, with the third place game and final on the following day.

Winners

Year Final Semifinal losers
Champion Score Second Place
1956–57
Details
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Dukla Prague
21–13 30px
Örebro SK
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HG Kopenhagen
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Paris UC
1958–59
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Redbergslids IK
18–13 30px
Frisch Auf Göppingen
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Helsingør IF
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Dinamo București
1959–60
Details
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Frisch Auf Göppingen
18–13 30px
Aarhus GF
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Dinamo București
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Paris UC
1961–62
Details
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Frisch Auf Göppingen
13–11 30px
Partizan Bjelovar
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Dukla Prague
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IK Skovbakken
1962–63
Details
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Dukla Prague
15–13 30px
Dinamo București
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Frisch Auf Göppingen
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Ajax København
1964–65
Details
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Dinamo București
13–11 30px
Medveščak Zagreb
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Grasshopper
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Ajax København
1965–66
Details
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SC Leipzig
16–14 30px
Budapest Honvéd
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Dukla Prague
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Aarhus GF
1966–67
Details
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VfL Gummersbach
17–13 30px
Dukla Prague
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SK Cuncevo
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Dinamo București
1967–68
Details
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Steaua București
13–11 30px
Dukla Prague
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Dynamo Berlin
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Partizan Bjelovar
1969–70
Details
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VfL Gummersbach
14–11 30px
Dynamo Berlin
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Steaua București
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RK Crvenka
1970–71
Details
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VfL Gummersbach
17–16 30px
Steaua București
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Sporting CP
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Partizan Bjelovar
1971–72
Details
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Partizan Bjelovar
19–14 30px
VfL Gummersbach
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MAI Moskva
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Tatran Prešov
1972–73
Details
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MAI Moskva
26–23 30px
Partizan Bjelovar
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SC Leipzig
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SolK Hellas
1973–74
Details
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VfL Gummersbach
17–16 30px
MAI Moskva
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Oppsal IF Oslo
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Ruda Hvezda Bratislava
1974–75
Details
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ASK Frankfurt/Oder
19–17 30px
Borac Banja Luka
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VfL Gummersbach
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Steaua București
1975–76
Details
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Borac Banja Luka
17–15 30px
Fredericia KFUM
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VfL Gummersbach
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Fredensborg/Ski
1976–77
Details
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Steaua București
21–20 30px
CSKA Moskva
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Fredericia KFUM
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VfL Gummersbach
1977–78
Details
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Magdeburg
28–22 30px
Śląsk Wrocław
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Honvéd
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Calpisa
1978–79
Details
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TV Großwallstadt
30–28
(14-10 / 18-16)
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Empor Rostock
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Budapest Honvéd
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Dinamo București
1979–80
Details
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TV Großwallstadt
21–12 Template:Country data Iceland
Valur
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Dukla Prague
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Atlético de Madrid
1980–81
Details
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Magdeburg
52–43
(25-23 / 29-18)
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Slovan Ljubljana
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LUGI HF
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CSKA Moskva
1981–82
Details
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Budapest Honvéd
49–34
(25-16 / 18-24)
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TSV St. Omar St. Gallen
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Helsingør IF
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TV Großwallstadt
1982–83
Details
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VfL Gummersbach
32–29
(15-19 / 13-14)
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CSKA Moskva
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Barcelona
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Metaloplastika
1983–84
Details
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Dukla Prague
38–38
(21-17 / 21-17)
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Metaloplastika
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VfL Gummersbach
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Budapest Honvéd
1984–85
Details
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Metaloplastika
49–32
(19-12 / 20-30)
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Atlético de Madrid
Template:Country data Iceland
FH
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Dukla Prague
1985–86
Details
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Metaloplastika
54–52
(29-24 / 30-23)
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Wybrzeże Gdańsk
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Steaua București
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Atlético de Madrid
1986–87
Details
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SKA Minsk
62–49
(32-24 / 25-30)
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Wybrzeże Gdańsk
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TUSEM Essen
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Metaloplastika
1987–88
Details
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CSKA Moskva
36–36
(18-15 / 21-18)
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TUSEM Essen
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Metaloplastika
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Elgorriaga Bidasoa
1988–89
Details
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SKA Minsk
61–53
(30-24 / 37-23)
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Steaua București
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SC Magdeburg
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HK Drott
1989–90
Details
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SKA Minsk
53–50
(26-21 / 29-27)
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Barcelona
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TUSEM Essen
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US Créteil Handball
1990–91
Details
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Barcelona
41–40
(23-21 / 20-17)
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Proleter Zrenjanin
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ETİ Bisküvi
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Dinamo Astrakhan
1991–92
Details
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Zagreb
50–38
(22-20 / 18-28)
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TEKA Santander
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Kolding IF
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Barcelona
1992–93
Details
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Zagreb
40–39
(22-17 / 22-18)
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SG Wallau-Massenheim
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Vénissieux handball
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Barcelona
1993–94
Details
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TEKA Santander
45–43
(22-22 / 23-21)
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ABC Braga
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UHK West Wien
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USAM Nîmes
1994–95
Details
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Elgorriaga Bidasoa
56–47
(30-20 / 27-26)
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Zagreb
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THW Kiel
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Cantabria Santander
1995–96
Details
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Barcelona
46–38
(23-15 / 23-23)
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Elgorriaga Bidasoa
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Pfadi Winterthur
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THW Kiel
1996–97
Details
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Barcelona
61–45
(31-22 / 23-30)
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Zagreb
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Celje
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THW Kiel
1997–98
Details
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Barcelona
56–40
(28-18 / 22-28)
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Zagreb
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TBV Lemgo
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Celje
1998–99
Details
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Barcelona
50–41
(22-<u>22 / 28-19)
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Zagreb
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Celje
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Portland San Antonio
1999–00
Details
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Barcelona
54–52
(28-25 / 29-24)
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THW Kiel
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Celje
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Zagreb
2000–01
Details
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Portland San Antonio
52–49
(30-24 / 25-22)
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Barcelona
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Celje
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THW Kiel
2001–02
Details
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Magdeburg
51–48
(23-21 / 30-25)
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Veszprém
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Kolding IF
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Portland San Antonio
2002–03
Details
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Montpellier
50–46
(27-19 / 31-19)
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Portland San Antonio
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Prule 67
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Veszprém
2003–04
Details
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Celje
62–58
(34-28 / 30-28)
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Flensburg-Handewitt
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Ciudad Real
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Magdeburg
2004–05
Details
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Barcelona
56–55
(28-27 / 29-27)
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Ciudad Real
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Celje
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Montpellier
2005–06
Details
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Ciudad Real
62–47
(19-25 / 37-28)
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Portland San Antonio
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Flensburg-Handewitt
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Veszprém
2006–07
Details
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THW Kiel
57–55
(28-28 / 29-27)
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Flensburg-Handewitt
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Portland San Antonio
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Valladolid
2007–08
Details
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Ciudad Real
58–54
(27-29 / 25-31)
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THW Kiel
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HSV Hamburg
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Barcelona
2008–09
Details
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Ciudad Real
67–66
(39-34 / 33-27)
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THW Kiel
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HSV Hamburg
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Rhein-Neckar Löwen
2009–10
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THW Kiel
36–34 30px
Barcelona
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Ciudad Real
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Chekhovskiye Medvedi
2010–11
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Barcelona
27–24 30px
Ciudad Real
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Rhein-Neckar Löwen
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HSV Hamburg
2011–12
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THW Kiel
26–21 30px
Atlético de Madrid
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AG København
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Füchse Berlin
2012–13
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HSV Hamburg
30–29 30px
Barcelona
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Vive Targi Kielce
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THW Kiel
2013–14
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Flensburg-Handewitt
30–28 30px
THW Kiel
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Barcelona
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Veszprém
2014–15
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Barcelona
28–23 30px
Veszprém
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Vive Targi Kielce
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THW Kiel

Records and statistics

Winning clubs

Performance in the European Cup/EHF Champions League by club

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
23x15px Barcelona 9 4 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2015 1990, 2001, 2010, 2013
23x15px VfL Gummersbach 5 1 1967, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1983 1972
23x15px THW Kiel 3 4 2007, 2010, 2012 2000, 2008, 2009, 2014
23x15px Dukla Prague 3 2 1957, 1963, 1984 1967, 1968
23x15px Ciudad Real 3 2 2006, 2008, 2009 2005, 2011
23x15px Magdeburg 3 0 1978, 1981, 2002 &
23x15px SKA Minsk 3 0 1987, 1989, 1990 &
23x15px Zagreb 2 4 1992, 1993 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
23x15px Steaua Bucureşti 2 2 1968, 1977 1971, 1989
23x15px Frisch Auf Göppingen 2 1 1960, 1962 1959
23x15px Metaloplastika 2 1 1985, 1986 1984
23x15px TV Großwallstadt 2 0 1979, 1980 &
23x15px Bjelovar 1 2 1972 1962, 1973
23x15px CSKA Moscow 1 2 1988 1977, 1983
23x15px Portland San Antonio 1 2 2001 2003, 2006
23x15px Flensburg-Handewitt 1 2 2014 2004, 2007
23x15px Dinamo Bucureşti 1 1 1965 1963
23x15px MAI Moscow 1 1 1973 1974
23x15px Borac Banja Luka 1 1 1976 1975
23x15px Budapest Honvéd 1 1 1982 1966
23x15px TEKA Santander 1 1 1994 1992
23x15px Bidasoa Irún 1 1 1995 1996
23x15px Redbergslids IK 1 0 1959 &
23x15px DHfK Leipzig 1 0 1966 &
23x15px ASK Frankfurt/Oder 1 0 1975 &
23x15px Montpellier 1 0 2003 &
23x15px Celje 1 0 2004 &
23x15px HSV Hamburg 1 0 2013 &
23x15px MKB Veszprém 0 2 &
2002, 2015
23x15px Wybrzeże Gdańsk 0 2 &
1986, 1987
23x15px Örebro SK 0 1 &
1957
23x15px Aarhus GF 0 1 &
1960
23x15px Dynamo Berlin 0 1 &
1970
23x15px Fredericia KFUM 0 1 &
1976
23x15px Śląsk Wrocław 0 1 &
1978
23x15px Empor Rostock 0 1 &
1979
Template:Country data ISL Valur 0 1 &
1980
23x15px Slovan Ljubljana 0 1 &
1981
23x16px TSV St.Otmar St. Gallen 0 1 &
1982
23x15px Atlético Madrid 0 1 &
1985
23x15px TUSEM Essen 0 1 &
1988
23x15px Proleter Zrenjanin 0 1 &
1991
23x15px Wallau-Massenheim 0 1 &
1993
23x15px ABC Braga 0 1 &
1994
23x15px Atlético de Madrid 0 1 &
2012

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