Golden League

Short History

     The Golden League is a friendly international handball competition. It is organized by DHF, FFHB and NHF. It was created in 2012 at the initiative of Danish, French and Norwegian handball federations and it is organized each season alternately for women and men. The first edition for men was held in the 2013/14 season. It is played in three stages which are held in each of the three organizing countries, between Denmark, France and Norway, as well as a guest team. A different invited team plays in each of the tournaments and it is not taken into account in the general classification and only the matches between the three permanent teams are counted. The third tournament of the 2019/20 season was not held and the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Teams Matches Venues Cities
1. 2013/14 Norway
France
Denmark
1 - 3 November 2013
4 - 7 January 2014
3 - 6 April 2014
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
6 matches
1 venues
1 venues
3 venues
1 cities
1 cities
3 cities
2. 2015/16 Norway
France
5 - 8 November 2015
7 - 10 January 2016
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
1 venues
2 venues
1 cities
2 cities
3. 2017/18 Denmark
France
Norway
26 - 29 October 2017
4 - 7 January 2018
5 - 8 April 2018
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
6 matches
3 venues
2 venues
1 venues
3 cities
2 cities
1 cities
4. 2019/20 Denmark
France
Norway
24 - 26 October 2019
3 - 5 January 2020
9 - 11 July 2020
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
4 matches
3 matches
0 matches
1 venues
1 venues
? venues
1 cities
1 cities
? cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 2013/14 Norway/France/Denmark FRANCE Denmark Norway
2. 2015/16 Norway / France DENMARK France Norway
3. 2017/18 Denmark/France/Norway DENMARK France Norway
4. 2019/20 Denmark/France/Norway

Results

Edition Year Host Final 1. Tournament 2. Tournament 3. Tournament
1. 2013/14 Norway/France/Denmark 1. France, 2. Denmark, 3. Norway 1. Denmark, 2. France
3. Croatia, 4. Norway
1. Denmark, 2. France
3. Qatar, 4. Norway
1. France, 2. Norway
3. Denmark, 4. Slovenia
2. 2015/16 Norway / France 1. Denmark, 2. France, 3. Norway 1. Denmark, 2. Iceland
3. Norway, 4. France
1. France, 2. Denmark
3. Norway, 4. Qatar
3. 2017/18 Denmark/France/Norway 1. Denmark, 2. France, 3. Norway 1. Denmark, 2. Norway
3. France, 4. Poland
1. Denmark, 2. France
3. Norway, 4. Egypt
1. France, 2. Denmark
3. Norway, 4. Iceland
4. 2019/20 Denmark/France/Norway Cancelled
due to the COVID-19 pandemic
F France - Spain 36-34
3P Denmark - Norway 33-31
F Norway - Serbia 38-28
3P Denmark - France
Cancelled
due to the COVID-19

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