Hammarby IF Handboll

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Hammarby Handboll
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Full nameHammarby Idrottsförening Handbollsförening
Short nameHammarby
Founded1897 (team handball section: 1939)
Arena Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm
Capacity2,600
PresidentMats Norrstad
Head coach Patrik Fahlgren
League Handbollsligan
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Hammarby IF Handboll is the handball section of Swedish sports club Hammarby IF from Stockholm. Hammarby IF currently play in Handbollsligan, Sweden's first tier.

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The club won three consecutive Swedish championships from 2006 to 2008.

History

The handboll section of Hammarby IF was founded on 31 October 1939. During the 1950s, the handboll section ceased its activities. The club made a comeback in the 1970s when another local team, Lundens BK, merged with the club. [1]

Hammarby were promoted to Elitserien, Sweden's top tier, for the first time in 2002. [2] In 2003, Hammarby signed the Swedish international Staffan Olsson, who returned to his native country after a long career in Germany. In 2004–05 Hammarby reached the semifinals, eliminating IF Guif in the quarterfinals [3] before losing to IFK Skövde in the semifinals. [4] The following season, Hammarby won their first Swedish championship, defeating IK Sävehof by 34–31 in the final, breaking the dominance of clubs from southern and western Götaland that had won all domestic titles since 1978. [5] Olsson retired from playing in 2006, instead taking over as manager of Hammarby (a position that he stayed in until 2011). In 2006–07, Hammarby defended the title, winning the final against IFK Skövde by 34–22. [6] They won their third consecutive title in 2008, again defeating IK Sävehof in the final, this time by 35–29. [7] In 2008–09, Hammarby reached the semifinals, but were eliminated by Alingsås HK. [8]

On November 14 2006, the match between Hammarby IF from Stockholm and LIF Lindesberg from Lindesberg was the highest scoring match ever in Elitserien. Hammarby won with the numbers 53–40. The total was 93 goals.

Between 2009 and 2018, Hammarby finished between 6th and 13th in the league and did not reached past the quarterfinals in the play-offs. In 2019, Hammarby was relegated to the second tier Allsvenskan, but won a promotion back to Handbollsligan two seasons later.

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Stockholm
Location of Hammarby IF Handboll

Kits

Sports Hall information

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Home hall: Eriksdalshallen

Current squad

Squad for the 2021–22 season

Technical staff

NameRole
Kalle MatssonSporting director
Patrik Fahlgren Head coach
Martin NorrbomGoalkeeping coach
Sonny AnderssonFitness coach

Notable players

Honours

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Hammarby's positions in the top division

Championships

League

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References

  1. "Historia". Hammarby IF (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. "Placeringar i högsta serien" (PDF). Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. "Handboll 2004/2005 Elitserien Herr Kvartsfinal" . Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. "Handboll 2004/2005 Elitserien Herr Semifinal" . Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  5. "Handboll 2005/2006 Elitserien Herr SM-Final" . Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  6. "Handboll 2006/2007 Elitserien Herr SM-Final" . Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  7. "Handboll 2007/2008 Elitserien Herr SM-Final" . Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  8. "Handboll 2008/2009 Elitserien Herr semifinal" . Retrieved 15 November 2017.