About VELUX EHF Champions League
With its spectacular matches, sold-out arenas, frenetic supporters, a plethora of Olympic, world and European champions on rosters, the VELUX EHF Champions League is clearly the premium club handball competition in the world.
The inaugural season of the EHF Champions League was played during the 1993/94 season after the newly-established European Handball Federation took the competition over from the International Handball Federation and transformed its forerunner European Champions Cup.
The European top flight started to grow even more rapidly after EHF Marketing was founded in 2005. The marketing arm of the EHF has since then been responsible for media and marketing rights of the EHF Champions League, which was given an important boost after the VELUX Group became the title sponsor of the competition in 2010.
The VELUX EHF FINAL4, the season-ending tournament of the best four European clubs was introduced in the same year. The FINAL4 event, hosted by the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany, was met with tremendous success. Each edition since then has been a sell-out success with up to 40,000 spectators watching the four games over two days and millions of TV viewers watching live worldwide.
At the start of the upcoming season there will 28 teams in four groups competing for the spectacular metallic arm trophy. The finals will once again take place in Cologne.