Women’s 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 women was held in the 2012/13 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 second and third tournament of the 2020/21 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. 2012/13 Denmark
Norway
France
5 - 7 October 2012
23 - 25 November 2012
20 - 23 March 2013
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
6 matches
1 venues
1 venues
2 venues
1 cities
1 cities
2 cities
2. 2014/15 Denmark
Norway
France
9 - 12 October 2014
27 - 30 November 2014
19 - 22 March 2015
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
6 matches
3 venues
2 venues
2 venues
3 cities
2 cities
2 cities
3. 2016/17 Denmark
Norway
France
6 - 9 October 2016
24 - 27 November 2016
16 - 19 March 2017
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
6 matches
3 venues
1 venues
2 venues
3 cities
1 cities
2 cities
4. 2018/19 Denmark
Norway
France
27 - 30 September 2018
22 - 25 November 2018
21 - 24 March 2019
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
6 matches
3 venues
1 venues
2 venues
3 cities
1 cities
2 cities
5. 2020/21 Denmark
Norway
France
1 - 4 October 2020
26 - 29 November 2020
1 - 5 April 2021
4 nations
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
0 matches
0 matches
3 venues
1 venues
? venues
3 cities
1 cities
? cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 2012/13 Denmark/Norway/France DENMARK France Norway
2. 2014/15 Denmark/Norway/France FRANCE Denmark Norway
3. 2016/17 Denmark/Norway/France NORWAY France Denmark
4. 2018/19 Denmark/Norway/France NORWAY Denmark France
5. 2020/21 Denmark/Norway/France

Results

Edition Year Host Final 1. Tournament 2. Tournament 3. Tournament
1. 2012/13 Denmark/Norway/France 1. Denmark, 2. France, 3. Norway 1. Denmark, 2. Russia
3. France, 4. Norway
1. France, 2. Denmark
3. Norway, 4. Sweden
1. Norway, 2. Russia
3. Denmark, 4. France
2. 2014/15 Denmark/Norway/France 1. France, 2. Denmark, 3. Norway 1. Denmark, 2. Norway
3. France, 4. Brazil
1. Denmark, 2. Norway
3. France, 4. Serbia
1. France, 2. Norway
3. Denmark, 4. Poland
3. 2016/17 Denmark/Norway/France 1. Norway, 2. France, 3. Denmark 1. Norway, 2. France
3. Denmark, 4. Russia
1. Norway, 2. Denmark
3. Russia, 4. France
1. Norway, 2. France
3. Russia, 4. Denmark
4. 2018/19 Denmark/Norway/France 1. Norway, 2. Denmark, 3. France 1. Norway, 2. Poland
3. Denmark, 4. France
1. Norway, 2. France
3. Denmark, 4. Hungary
1. Norway, 2. Denmark
3. France, 4. Romania
5. 2020/21 Denmark/Norway/France Cancelled
due to the COVID-19 pandemic
1. Norway, 2. France
3. Denmark, 4. Montenegro
Cancelled
due to the COVID-19
Cancelled
due to the COVID-19

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