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Liga ASOBAL

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Countries  Spain
Level on pyramid  Level 1
Number of teams  16
Date founded  1990
Levels on pyramid  1
Relegation to  División de Plata
Current champions  FC Barcelona (2015–16)
Current champion  FC Barcelona Handbol
Domestic cup  Copa del Rey de Balonmano
Liga ASOBAL httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenbbaAso
International cup(s)  Champions League EHF Cup
Most championships  FC Barcelona (23 titles)
Confederation  European Handball Federation
TV partner  Movistar+ (Movistar Deportes)
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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 Barcelona Intersport, Reale Ademar León, Bidasoa Irun, BM Aragón, Fraikin Granollers and Cuatro Rayas Valladolid.

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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, Juanin García, Mats Olsson, David Davis, Raul Entrerrios, Alberto Entrerrios, and many others.

History

  • Handball championship "División de Honor" was created in 1958 and was managed by Spanish Handball Federation (FEBM) until 1990. ASOBAL (Handball Clubs Association) was formed in 1984. In 1990, ASOBAL take the control of the championship of División de Honor and rename as Liga ASOBAL.
  • 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.

    Promoted from División de Plata

  • Teucro
  • GO Fit
  • Relegated to División de Plata

  • Juanfersa Gijón
  • MMT Seguros Zamora
  • All-time Liga ASOBAL table

  • Updated at completion of 2013–14 season.
  • League or status at 2013–14 season:

    References

    Liga ASOBAL Wikipedia


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