Liga ASOBAL

Liga ASOBAL
Current season, competition or ion:
2018–19 season
Liga ASOBAL.png
Countries Spain
ConfederationEHF
Founded1990
Number of teams16
Relegation toDivisión de Plata
Level on pyramidLevel 1
Domestic cup(s)Copa del Rey
International cup(s)Champions League
EHF Cup
Current championsFC Barcelona (2017–18)
Most championshipsFC Barcelona (25 titles)
TV partnersGol Televisión, LaLiga TV
Websitehttp://www.asobal.es

Liga Asobal is the premier professional handball league in Spain. It was founded in 1958 with the name of División de Honor, changing its name to the current name in 1990. The Liga ASOBAL, which is played under EHF rules, currently consists of 16 teams, including famous ones like FC Barcelona, Ademar León, Bidasoa and Granollers.

Famous handball players who have played in the league include Jackson Richardson, Talant Dujshebaev, Staffan Olsson, Mikhail Yakimovich, Ólafur Stefánsson, Oleg Kisselev, Alberto Urdiales, Mateo Garralda, Enric Masip, Iñaki Urdangarin, David Barrufet, Kristian Kjelling, Mikkel Hansen, Petar Metličić, Ivano Balić, Juanín García, Mats Olsson, David Davis, Raúl Entrerríos, Alberto Entrerríos, and many others.

History[]

Championship rules[]

Each team of every division has to play with all the other teams of its division twice, once at home and the other at the opponent's stadium. This means that in Liga ASOBAL the league ends after every team plays 30 matches.

Like many other leagues in continental Europe, the Liga ASOBAL takes a winter break once each team has played half its schedule. One unusual feature of the league is that the two halves of the season are played in the same order—that is, the order of each team's first-half fixtures is repeated in the second half of the season, with the only difference being the stadiums used.

Each victory adds 2 points to the team in the league ranking. Each drawn adds 1 point.head-to-head. At the end of the league, the winner is:

  1. The team that has most points in the ranking.
  2. If two or more teams are level on points, the winner is the team that has the best results
  3. If there is no winner after applying the second rule, then the team with the best overall goal difference wins.

2018–19 season teams[]

Liga ASOBAL is located in Spain
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
Ademar León
Ademar León
Granollers
Granollers
Logroño La Rioja
Logroño La Rioja
Cuenca
Cuenca
Helvetia Anaitasuna
Helvetia Anaitasuna
Bada Huesca
Bada Huesca
Guadalajara
Guadalajara
Atl. Valladolid
Atl. Valladolid
Bidasoa
Bidasoa
Benidorm
Benidorm
Puente Genil
Puente Genil
Cangas
Cangas
Teucro
Teucro
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Sinfín
Sinfín
2018–19 Liga Asobal teams
Team City Venue Capacity
FC Barcelona Lassa Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 8,250
ABANCA Ademar León León Palacio de los Deportes 5,188
Fraikin Granollers Granollers Palau d'Esports 6,500
Logroño La Rioja Logroño Palacio de los Deportes 4,851
Liberbank Cuenca Cuenca El Sargal 1,900
Helvetia Anaitasuna Pamplona Anaitasuna 3,000
Bada Huesca Huesca Palacio de Deportes 5,000
Quabit Guadalajara Guadalajara Multiusos de Guadalajara 5,894
Recoletas Atlético Valladolid Valladolid Polideportivo Huerta del Rey 5,500
Bidasoa Irún Irún Polideportivo Artaleku 2,200
Benidorm Benidorm Palau d'Esports L'Illa 2,500
Ángel Ximénez Avia PG Puente Genil Alcalde Miguel Salas 600
Frigoríficos del Morrazo Cangas Cangas do Morrazo O Gatañal 3,000
Condes de Albarei Teucro Pontevedra Pavillón Municipal 4,000
Secin Group Alcobendas Alcobendas Amaya Valdemoro 1,974
DS Blendio Sinfín Santander La Albericia 600

Champions by year[]

Primera División champions[]

Year Team
1952 Atlético Madrid
1953 Real Madrid
1954 Atlético Madrid
1955 Sabadell
1956 Granollers
1957 Granollers
1958 Granollers

División de Honor champions[]

Year Team
1959 Granollers
1960 Granollers
1961 Granollers
1962 Atlético Madrid
1963 Atlético Madrid
1964 Atlético Madrid
1965 Atlético Madrid
1966 Granollers
1967 Granollers
1968 Granollers
1969 Barcelona
1970 Granollers
1971 Granollers
1972 Granollers
1973 Barcelona
1974 Granollers
Year Team
1975 Calpisa
1976 Calpisa
1977 Calpisa
1978 Calpisa
1979 Atlético Madrid
1980 Barcelona
1981 Atlético Madrid
1982 Barcelona
1983 Atlético Madrid
1984 Atlético Madrid
1985 Atlético Madrid
1986 Barcelona
1987 Elgorriaga Bidasoa
1988 Barcelona
1989 Barcelona
1990 Barcelona

Liga ASOBAL champions[]

Year Team
1991 Barcelona
1992 Barcelona
1993 GD Teka
1994 GD Teka
1995 Elgorriaga Bidasoa
1996 Barcelona
1997 Barcelona
1998 Barcelona
1999 Barcelona
2000 Barcelona
2001 Caja España Ademar
Year Team
2002 Portland San Antonio
2003 Barcelona
2004 Ciudad Real
2005 Portland San Antonio
2006 Barcelona
2007 Ciudad Real
2008 Ciudad Real
2009 Ciudad Real
2010 Ciudad Real
2011 Barcelona
2012 Barcelona
Year Team
2013 Barcelona
2014 Barcelona
2015 Barcelona
2016 Barcelona
2017 Barcelona
2018 Barcelona

Performance by club[]

Club Titles ASOBAL Seasons
FC Barcelona
25
16
1968–69, 1972–73, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1988–89,
1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99,
1999–2000, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14,
2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
BM Granollers
13
0
1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1965–66,
1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74
Atlético Madrid
11
0
1951–52, 1953–54, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1978–79,
1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85
Ciudad Real
5
5
2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
Calpisa Alicante
4
0
1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78
Teka Cantabria
2
2
1992–93, 1993–94
Bidasoa
2
1
1986–87, 1994–95
San Antonio
2
2
2001–02, 2004–05
Ademar León
1
1
2000–01
Real Madrid
1
0
1952–53
Sabadell
1
0
1954–55

All-time Liga ASOBAL table[]

Pos Team Seasons Played Won Drawn Lost G.F. G.A. G.D. Points
1 FC Barcelona 28 834 739 24 71 26549 20208 6341 1502
2 ABANCA Ademar León 24 719 466 76 177 21009 18777 2232 1007
3 Fraikin Granollers 28 825 398 89 338 22188 21681 507 887
4 BM Valladolid 23 672 363 67 242 19077 18242 835 790
5 Ciudad Real 19 560 367 40 153 16084 14363 1721 774
6 Portland San Antonio 20 602 357 59 186 16496 15486 1010 773
7 Teka Cantabria 18 529 280 40 209 13928 13537 391 600
8 Bidasoa Irún 20 591 261 69 261 14788 14898 −110 591
9 Teucro 17 497 177 63 257 12797 13581 −784 417
10 Logroño La Rioja 12 358 191 34 132 10413 9959 454 416
11 Liberbank Cuenca 15 452 162 58 232 11608 12327 −719 382
12 Frigoríficos del Morrazo 18 539 158 61 320 13376 14835 −1459 377
13 Gáldar 12 334 147 49 138 9123 9106 17 343
14 Academia Octavio 13 386 123 43 220 10349 11090 −741 289
15 Altea 9 270 97 30 143 6899 7252 −353 224
16 Arrate 11 331 89 24 208 8317 9132 −815 212
17 Helvetia Anaitasuna 7 208 91 28 89 5640 5757 −117 210
18 BM Aragón 10 300 145 23 131 8753 8734 19 202
19 Huesca 7 208 88 26 94 5587 5783 −196 202
20 Torrevieja 9 270 81 25 163 7123 7711 −588 187
21 Quabit Guadalajara 8 208 77 27 134 6409 6842 −433 181
22 Avidesa Alzira 5 146 77 10 59 3741 3667 74 164
23 Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto 8 238 68 26 144 6318 6956 −638 163
24 Antequera 6 180 59 19 102 4798 5106 −308 135
25 Vamasa Valencia 8 234 58 17 159 6032 6884 −852 133
26 Atlético Madrid BM 4 118 59 10 49 2630 2561 69 128
27 Puleva Maristas 5 141 54 14 73 3614 3668 −54 122
28 Villa de Aranda 5 148 48 27 77 4047 4268 −221 119
29 Ángel Ximénez P.G. 5 148 46 18 84 3878 4150 −272 110
30 BM Atlético Madrid 2 60 52 2 6 1963 1562 401 106
31 Keymare Almería 7 210 47 12 151 5341 6113 −772 106
32 Juventud Alcalá 4 118 45 13 60 2796 2901 −105 103
33 Benidorm 4 118 43 16 59 3049 3220 −171 102
34 Alcobendas 6 180 39 15 126 4587 5180 −593 93
35 Barakaldo 6 186 33 22 131 4622 5444 −822 88
36 Guadalajara 4 119 33 18 68 2685 2973 −288 84
37 Redcom Airtel Chapela 4 110 29 11 70 2442 2806 −364 69
38 Alicante 3 92 28 11 53 2084 2211 −127 67
39 Algeciras 3 90 26 12 52 2475 2753 −278 64
40 Recoletas Atl. Valladolid 2 60 27 2 31 1682 1676 6 56
41 Naranco 3 92 16 5 71 1936 2255 −319 37
42 GoFit Sinfín 2 58 14 4 40 1525 1698 −173 32
43 MMT Seguros Zamora 2 60 13 6 41 1499 1734 −235 32
44 Juanfersa Grupo Fegar 2 60 14 3 43 1448 1649 −201 31
45 Toledo 2 60 12 5 43 1631 1859 −228 29
46 Cajamadrid 1 32 13 3 16 756 766 −10 28
47 Garbel Zaragoza 2 52 9 4 39 1231 1437 −206 22
48 Tres de Mayo 1 29 10 2 17 690 751 −61 22
49 Puerto Cruz 1 29 10 1 18 629 710 81 21
50 Michelin Valladolid 1 29 8 2 19 646 727 −81 21
51 PRASA Pozoblanco 1 30 6 6 18 770 852 −82 18
52 ARS Palma del Río 1 30 5 2 23 744 866 −122 12
53 Huétor Tájar 1 30 3 6 21 749 874 −125 12

League or status at 2018–19 season:

Liga ASOBAL
División de Plata
1ª Nacional
2ª Nacional
Club disbanded

EHF coefficient ranking[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Data" (PDF). hemeroteca-paginas.elmundodeportivo.es. 1984.
  2. ^ "Data" (PDF). hemeroteca-paginas.elmundodeportivo.es. 1990.
  3. ^ "Data" (PDF). hemeroteca-paginas.elmundodeportivo.es. 1990.
  4. ^ "Data" (PDF). cms.eurohandball.com.

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