Larvik are Champions!
Champions League winners in Pamplona!
Larvik Håndballklubb won the Champions League final against Itxaco 47-46 over two games. This was the clubs first ever Champions League trophy. No other club in Norway has ever played a Champions League final and Larvik HK has been hailed as the best team ever in Norway, regarding any sports. Even higher than Rosenborg, when they were at their best.
These players are Champions League winners:
Tonje Larsen, Amanda Kurtović, Sara Breistøl, Heidi Løke, Tine Rustad Kristiansen, Kari Mette Johansen, Karoline Dyhre Breivang, Nora Mørk, Gro Hammerseng, Linn-Kristin Ullevoldsæter Riegelhuth, Linn Jørum Sulland, Lene Rantala, Tine Stange, Olga Medvedeva, Thea Mørk og Cecilie Leganger.
Linn Jørum Sulland scored Larviks goal number 3000 in the Champions League.
Facts about Larvik
Larvik HK was founded on 31 May 1990. Larvik has played in the top division since 1992/93. The first season Larvik were close to relegation, but won both qualifiers. The breakthrough came the following season, as Larvik won the league title and played the Norwegian Cup final.
Larvik is the strongest team in Norwegian women’s handball. Our strongest opponent is currently Byåsen. Larvik har won the EHF Cup Winners’ Cup twice. Larvik has won the national league 12 times, and is national champions ten times.
The last time Larvik lost a national league match at home was on 14 March 1999.
Larvik Håndballklubb is the only team that has won every game in the league in the same season. Larvik HK has done this seven times.
Larvik has taken «The Double» (won the league and cup in the same season) eight times. Four times they have won everything in Norway, including the playoffs. In the seaseon of 2004/05 they won every match that could be won – the Norwegian Cup, the league, playoffs, the Cup Winners Cup and the beach-cup. Greatest home victory: 50-10 over Sverresborg in the playoffs, 29 March 1995 in Bergslihallen.
Biggest away win: 57-15 over Ullensaker / Kisa in 3rd round of the Championship, 6th September 2007.
Most goals scored in the Cup: 57-15 over Ullensaker / Kisa in 3rd round of the Championship, 6th September 2007.
Most goals scored in the series: 53-26 Skjeberg in the playoffs, 19 September 2004.
Most goals scored away from home in the playoffs: 50-29 over Stabæk, 6 January 2005. Larvik HK has the scoring record in the Norwegian league during one season, regardless of the number of combat:
929 goals in 2002/03 (26 games).
845 goals in 2004-05 (22 games). The team has played continuously in the Norwegian Premier League since 1992/93. On the home front Larvik has not lost a league game since 14 March 1999. When Stabæk won 27-26. Larvik left theif old arena, Bergslihallen, after 116 league games in a row in their own hall without a loss. Only once has the team given away a point in this period, when it was tied 22-22 at Byåsen 17 January 2001. From the 2009/10 season, the team plays in Arena Larvik, Larvik has never lost a league match in Arena Larvik.
Winner: 1 – 10/11 (Itxako)
Semifinal: 3 – 02/01 (Kometal GP Skopje), 3.4 (Crimea), 9.10 (Viborg)
Quarterfinal: 3 – 00/01 (Crimea), 3.2 (Crimea), 7.6 (Györ)
Cup Winners’ Cup:
Winner: 2 – 05.04 (Podravka Vegeta), 8.7 (Rulmentul-Urban Brasov)
Semifinal 2 – 96/97 (Istochnik Rostov), 06.05 (Györ)
Finalist (Silver): 1 – 95/96 (Debrecen)
Winner: 12 – (95/96, 97/98, 99/00, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 11/12)
Finalist (Silver): 4 – (93/94, 96/97, 98/99, 08/07)
League Champions: 13 – (93/94, 96/97, 99/00, 00/01, 01/02, 02/03, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09 / 10, 10/11)
Silver: 1 – (94/95)
Wins: 9 – (94/95, 95/96, 96/97, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 10/09)
Bronze: 1 – (93/94)
National Cup Winners: 4 – (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
** Playoffs were not held in the seasons 1997/98 – 2003/04. The series ended after one playoff model in 2003/04.