Eliteserien (women's handball)

Eliteserien is the premier women's professional handball league for Norwegian handball clubs. It is administered by the Norwegian Handball Federation, and the winners are recognized as Norwegian champions. It was established in 1968, and it is currently contested by twelve teams. Larvik HK, which has dominated the competition in recent years, is the championship's most successful team with eighteen titles, followed by IL Vestar and Byåsen IL with nine and five respectively. The league has previously been known as Gildeserien, Postenligaen and GRUNDIGligaen.[1]

Eliteserien
Current season, competition or edition:
2018–19 season
CountriesNorway
ConfederationEHF
Founded1968
Number of teams12
Relegation to1. Division
Level on pyramidLevel 1
International cup(s)Champions League
EHF Cup
Challenge Cup
Current championsVipers Kristiansand (2018/19)
Most championshipsLarvik HK (18 titles)
TV partnersTV 2, TV 2 Sportskanalen
Websitehttp://www.handball.no

Currently the champion is granted a spot in the EHF Champions League's group stage.

The twelve teams of the 2018–19 season. Vipers Kristiansand are the defending champions.

Team Location Arena Finished pos.
in last season
Byåsen Elite Trondheim Trondheim Spektrum 4th
Fana Elite Bergen Fana Arena 1st (in 1. division)
Fredrikstad BK Fredrikstad Kongstenhallen 6th
Gjerpen IF Skien Skienshallen 7th
Larvik HK Larvik Boligmappa Arena Larvik
Molde HK Molde Molde Arena 9th
Oppsal IF Oslo Oppsal Arena 8th
Rælingen HK Rælingen Marikollhallen 3rd (in 1. division)
Skrim Kongsberg Kongsberg Kongsberghallen 2nd (in 1. division)
Storhamar Elite Hamar Boligpartner Arena
Tertnes Elite Bergen Haukelandshallen 5th
Vipers Kristiansand Kristiansand Aquarama

Champions

The complete list of the Norwegian handball champions since 1968.

SeasonChampion
1967/68Sørskogbygda
1968/69Skjeberg
1969/70Brandval
1970/71Freidig
1971/72-1989/79Vestar
1979/80-1980/81Skogn
1981/82-1982/83Skjeberg
1983/84Bækkelaget
1984/85Freidig
1985/86Sverresborg
1986/87-1987/88Byåsen
1988/89Vestar
1989/90Byåsen
1990/91Gjerpen
1991/92Bækkelaget
1992/93Gjerpen
1993/94Larvik
1994/95Bækkelaget
1995/96Byåsen
1996/97Larvik
1997/98Byåsen
1998/99Bækkelaget
1999/00-2002/03Larvik
2003/04Nordstrand
2004/05-2016/17Larvik
2017/18-2018/19Vipers

Statistics

EHF coefficients

The following data indicates Norwegian coefficient rankings between European handball leagues.

In European competitions

Champions LeagueEHF CupChallenge CupCup Winners' Cup
CWinning year(s)RUSFCRUSFCRUSFCWinning year(s)RUSF
Larvik HK120112401000022005, 200811
Bækkelagets SK00001101021998, 199910
IL Vestar002000000000
Tertnes HE000011000001
Gjerpen IF000000010003
Nordstrand IF000001000010
Byåsen000000001013
IK Junkeren000000001010
Vipers Kristiansand000011000000
TOTAL1 title260440224 title58

Names of the competition

See also

References

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