Polish Superliga (men's handball)

The Polish Superliga, also known as the PGNiG Superliga for sponsorship reasons, is the top men's handball league in Poland. The current champion is PGE Vive Kielce

Polish Superliga
Current season, competition or edition:
2019–20 season
Countries Poland
ConfederationEHF
Founded1956
Number of teams14
Relegation toI Liga
Level on pyramidLevel 1
International cup(s)Champions League
EHF Cup
Current championsPGE Vive Kielce (2018–19)
Most championshipsPGE Vive Kielce (16 titles)
TV partnersTVP Sport
WebsiteOfficial website

Season

The season consists of 14 teams, each playing 26 regular season games. The eight best teams of the regular season advance to the quarterfinals. The remaining six teams play in the relegation round. The top four teams in this round avoid relegation while the fifth placed team plays in the relegation play-offs and the last team gets relegated. The two finalists qualify for the EHF Champions League while the third, fourth and fifth ranked teams in the play-offs qualify for the EHF Cup.

Teams

Energa MKS Kalisz
Gwardia Opole
KS Azoty-Puławy
MMTS Kwidzyn
NMC Górnik Zabrze
PGE Vive Kielce
Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski
Pogoń Szczecin
SPR Chrobry Głogów
SPR Tarnów
Stal Mielec
Orlen Wisła Płock
Wybrzeże Gdańsk
Zagłębie Lubin
2019–20 Superliga teams

The following 14 clubs compete in the Superliga during the 2019–20 season.

Team City Arena Capacity
Energa MKS Kalisz Kalisz Arena Kalisz 3,164
Gwardia Opole Opole Stegu Arena 4,000
KS Azoty-Puławy Puławy Globus Hall 4,119
MMTS Kwidzyn Kwidzyn KWS KCSiR 1,504
NMC Górnik Zabrze Zabrze HWS Pogoń 1,000
Orlen Wisła Płock Płock Orlen Arena 5,492
PGE Vive Kielce Kielce Hala Legionów 4,200
Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski Piotrków T. Hala Relax 1,000
Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin Arena Szczecin 5,403
SPR Chrobry Głogów Głogów HWS im. Ryszarda Matuszaka 2,500
SPR Stal Mielec Mielec Hala SW MOSiR 2,200
SPR Tarnów Tarnów Hala Unii 4,300
Wybrzeże Gdańsk Gdańsk HWS Gdańsk 1,700
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Hala RCS 3,714

Champions

The complete list of the Polish handball champions since 1957.

Year Winner (titles) Top goalscorer (goals), Club
1957Sparta Katowice (1)
1958Śląsk Wrocław (1)
1959Sparta Katowice (2)
1960Sparta Katowice (3)
1961Śląsk Wrocław (2)
1962Śląsk Wrocław (3)
1963Śląsk Wrocław (4)
1964AZS Katowice (1)
1965Śląsk Wrocław (5)
1966Wybrzeże Gdańsk (1)
1967Śląsk Wrocław (6)
1968Spójnia Gdańsk (1)
1969Spójnia Gdańsk (2)
1970Spójnia Gdańsk (3)
1971Grunwald Poznań (1)
1972Śląsk Wrocław (7)
1973Śląsk Wrocław (8)
1974Śląsk Wrocław (9)
1975Śląsk Wrocław (10)
1976Śląsk Wrocław (11)
1977Śląsk Wrocław (12)
1978Śląsk Wrocław (13)
1979Hutnik Kraków (1)
1980Hutnik Kraków (2)
1981Hutnik Kraków (3)
1982Śląsk Wrocław (14)
1983Anilana Łódź (1)
1984Wybrzeże Gdańsk (2)
1985Wybrzeże Gdańsk (3)
1986Wybrzeże Gdańsk (4)
1987Wybrzeże Gdańsk (5)
1988Wybrzeże Gdańsk (6)
1989Pogoń Zabrze (1)
1990Pogoń Zabrze (2)
1991Wybrzeże Gdańsk (7)
1992Wybrzeże Gdańsk (8)
1993Iskra Kielce (1)
1994Iskra Kielce (2)
1995Petrochemia Płock (1)
1996Iskra Kielce (3)
1997Śląsk Wrocław (15)
1998Iskra Kielce (4)
1999Iskra Kielce (5)
2000Wybrzeże Gdańsk (9)Piotr Obrusiewicz (228), KS Warszawianka
2001Wybrzeże Gdańsk (10)Mariusz Jurasik (258), Vive Kielce
2002Orlen Płock (2)Grzegorz Tkaczyk (198), KS Warszawianka
2003Vive Kielce (6)Damian Moszczyński (233), Wybrzeże Gdańsk
2004Wisła Płock (3)Michał Kubisztal (223), Zagłębie Lubin
2005Wisła Płock (4)Michał Kubisztal (188), Zagłębie Lubin
2006Wisła Płock (5)Mateusz Jachlewski (198), AZS AWFiS Gdańsk
2007Zagłębie Lubin (1)Michał Kubisztal (222), Zagłębie Lubin
2008Wisła Płock (6)Michał Adamuszek (190), Miedź Legnica
2009Vive Kielce (7)Piotr Frelek (200), Warmia Olsztyn
2010Vive Targi Kielce (8)Wojciech Zydroń (247), KS Azoty-Puławy
2011Wisła Płock (7)Grzegorz Sobut (201) SPR Stal Mielec
2012Vive Targi Kielce (9)Dawid Przysiek (170), MKS Nielba Wągrowiec
2013Vive Targi Kielce (10)Damian Kostrzewa (208), SPR Stal Mielec
2014Vive Targi Kielce (11)Michał Kubisztal (194), NMC Górnik Zabrze
2015Vive Tauron Kielce (12)Przemysław Krajewski (160), KS Azoty-Puławy
2016Vive Tauron Kielce (13)Vitaly Titov (173), KPR Legionowo
2017Vive Tauron Kielce (14)Vitaly Titov (175), KPR Legionowo
2018PGE Vive Kielce (15)Arkadiusz Moryto (217), Zagłębie Lubin
2019PGE Vive Kielce (16)Arkadiusz Moryto (158), PGE Vive Kielce

Total titles won

The following clubs have won the Polish handball championship.

Club Titles Years
PGE Vive Kielce161993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Śląsk Wrocław151958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1997
Wybrzeże Gdańsk101966, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001
Orlen Wisła Płock71995, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011
Sparta Katowice61955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
Spójnia Gdańsk31968, 1969, 1970
Hutnik Kraków31979, 1980, 1981
NMC Górnik Zabrze21989, 1990
Zagłębie Lubin12007
Anilana Łódź11983
Grunwald Poznań11971
AZS Katowice11964

EHF coefficients

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

See also

References

  1. "2018/19 season ranking" (PDF). European Handball Federation. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. "Club coefficients". eurotopteams.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
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