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Vipers Kristiansand
Full nameVipers Kristiansand
Short nameVipers
Founded12 January 1938 (as IK Våg)
ArenaAquarama Kristiansand
Capacity2,200
PresidentTerje Marcussen
Head coachOle Gustav Gjekstad
LeagueREMA 1000-ligaen
2021–221st
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Vipers Kristiansand is a handball club from Kristiansand, Norway. They currently compete in REMA 1000-ligaen, the top division in the country, since its promotion in 2001.

They claimed there first Norwegian Championship in 2018, defeating 18 times-in-a-row champions from Larvik HK.[1] For the first time in the club's history, they qualified for the 2018–19 Women's EHF Final 4 in Budapest, where they took the 3rd place and a historic bronze medal.[2]

Another historic event happened on 30 May 2021, when they won the 2020–21 Women's EHF Final 4 in Budapest,[3] for the first time in the club's history. The following year they succeeded again, becoming the first Norwegian team to win Champions League two years in a row.

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Handball

Handball

Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the opposing team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

Kristiansand

Kristiansand

Kristiansand is a seaside resort city and municipality in Agder county, Norway. The city is the fifth-largest and the municipality the sixth-largest in Norway, with a population of around 112,000 as of January 2020, following the incorporation of the municipalities of Søgne and Songdalen into the greater Kristiansand municipality. In addition to the city itself, Statistics Norway counts four other densely populated areas in the municipality: Skålevik in Flekkerøy with a population of 3,526 in the Vågsbygd borough, Strai with a population of 1,636 in the Grim borough, Justvik with a population of 1,803 in the Lund borough, and Tveit with a population of 1,396 in the Oddernes borough. Kristiansand is divided into five boroughs: Grim, which is located northwest in Kristiansand with a population of 15,000; Kvadraturen, which is the centre and downtown Kristiansand with a population of 5,200; Lund, the second largest borough; Søgne, with a population of around 12,000 and incorporated into the municipality of Kristiansand as of January 2020; Oddernes, a borough located in the west; and Vågsbygd, the largest borough with a population of 36,000, located in the southwest.

Norway

Norway

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard also form part of Norway. Bouvet Island, located in the Subantarctic, is a dependency of Norway; it also lays claims to the Antarctic territories of Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. The capital and largest city in Norway is Oslo.

REMA 1000-ligaen (women's handball)

REMA 1000-ligaen (women's handball)

REMA 1000-ligaen is the premier women's professional handball league for Norwegian handball clubs. It is administered by the Norwegian Handball Federation, and the winners are recognized as Norwegian champions. It was established in 1968, and it is currently contested by thirteen teams. Larvik HK, which has dominated the competition in recent years, is the championship's most successful team with ninteen titles, followed by IL Vestar with nine, and Byåsen IL and Vipers Kristiansand, both with five.

Larvik HK

Larvik HK

Larvik Håndballklubb, is a women's handball club from Larvik, Norway.

2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League

2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League was the 26th edition of the Women's EHF Champions League, the competition for top women's clubs of Europe, organized and supervised by the European Handball Federation.

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest is the capital and most populous city of Hungary. It is the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits and the second-largest city on the Danube river; the city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest, which is both a city and county, forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786; it is a primate city, constituting 33% of the population of Hungary.

2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League

2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League was the 28th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament, running from 12 September 2020 to 30 May 2021.

Honours

Norwegian League:

  • Gold: 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022
  • Silver: 2016/2017
  • Bronze: 2002/2003

Norwegian Cup:

  • Gold: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Silver: 2010

EHF Champions League:

EHF Cup:

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Norwegian Women's Handball Cup

Norwegian Women's Handball Cup

The Norwegian Women's Handball Cup, is the main domestic cup tournament for Norwegian women's handball clubs, which is organised and supervised by the Norwegian Handball Federation. The competition has been played annually since 1946. Larvik HK, which has dominated the competition in recent years, is its most successful team with twelve titles, followed by Skogn IL and Gjerpen IF with five titles and Byåsen HE and Baekkelagets SK with four. Between 1939 and 1974 there was also an outdoor competition besides indoor.

2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League

2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League was the 28th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament, running from 12 September 2020 to 30 May 2021.

2021–22 Women's EHF Champions League

2021–22 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2021–22 Women's EHF Champions League was the 29th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament, running from 11 September 2021 to 5 June 2022.

2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League

2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League was the 26th edition of the Women's EHF Champions League, the competition for top women's clubs of Europe, organized and supervised by the European Handball Federation.

2017–18 Women's EHF Cup

2017–18 Women's EHF Cup

The 2017–18 Women's EHF Cup was the 37th edition of EHF's second-tier women's handball competition. It started on 8 September 2017.

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2022–23 season

Transfers

Transfers for the 2023–24 season

Technical staff

Notable former National Team players

Notable former club players

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Sofie Börjesson

Sofie Börjesson

Sofie Börjesson is a Swedish handballer for Vipers Kristiansand.

Denmark

Denmark

Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Metropolitan Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying south-west of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany.

Norway

Norway

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard also form part of Norway. Bouvet Island, located in the Subantarctic, is a dependency of Norway; it also lays claims to the Antarctic territories of Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. The capital and largest city in Norway is Oslo.

Katrine Lunde

Katrine Lunde

Katrine Lunde is a Norwegian handball goalkeeper for Vipers Kristiansand and the Norwegian national team.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Historically known as Bohemia, it is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast. The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 square kilometers (30,452 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental and oceanic climate. The capital and largest city is Prague; other major cities and urban areas include Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň and Liberec.

Jana Knedlíková

Jana Knedlíková

Jana Knedlíková is a Czech handballer for Vipers Kristiansand and the Czech national team.

Sunniva Næs Andersen

Sunniva Næs Andersen

Sunniva Næs Andersen is a Norwegian handball player who currently plays for Vipers Kristiansand.

Spain

Spain

Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country primarily located in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla in Africa. The country's mainland is bordered to the south by Gibraltar; to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea; to the north by France, Andorra and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the second-largest country in the European Union (EU) and, with a population exceeding 47.4 million, the fourth-most populous EU member state. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Málaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Bilbao.

Lysa Tchaptchet

Lysa Tchaptchet

Lysa Tchaptchet Defo is a handballer who plays as a pivot for Norwegian club Vipers Kristiansand. Born in Cameroon, she represents the Spain women's national team.

Hanna Yttereng

Hanna Yttereng

Hanna Maria Yttereng is a former Norwegian handball player who last played for Vipers Kristiansand.

Croatia

Croatia

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe. Its coast lies entirely on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Italy to the west and southwest. Its capital and largest city, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, with twenty counties. The country spans 56,594 square kilometres, and has a population of nearly 3.9 million.

Ana Debelić

Ana Debelić

Ana Debelić is a Croatian handball player for Vipers Kristiansand and the Croatian national team.

Statistics

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Norway

Norway

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard also form part of Norway. Bouvet Island, located in the Subantarctic, is a dependency of Norway; it also lays claims to the Antarctic territories of Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. The capital and largest city in Norway is Oslo.

Henny Reistad

Henny Reistad

Henny Ella Reistad is a Norwegian handball player for Team Esbjerg and the Norwegian national team.

Linn Jørum Sulland

Linn Jørum Sulland

Linn Jørum Sulland is a Norwegian handball player for Oppsal IF and a retired player for the Norwegian national team.

Nora Mørk

Nora Mørk

Nora Mørk is a Norwegian handball player for Team Esbjerg and the Norwegian national team.

Ragnhild Valle Dahl

Ragnhild Valle Dahl

Ragnhild Valle Dahl is a Norwegian female handballer who plays for Vipers Kristiansand and the Norwegian national team.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Historically known as Bohemia, it is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast. The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 square kilometers (30,452 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental and oceanic climate. The capital and largest city is Prague; other major cities and urban areas include Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň and Liberec.

Markéta Jeřábková

Markéta Jeřábková

Markéta Jeřábková is a Czech handballer for Vipers Kristiansand and the Czech national team. Her brother is Czech international and Stanley Cup winner hockey player Jakub Jeřábek.

Emilie Hegh Arntzen

Emilie Hegh Arntzen

Emilie Hegh Arntzen is a Norwegian handball player for CSM București and the Norwegian national team.

Jana Knedlíková

Jana Knedlíková

Jana Knedlíková is a Czech handballer for Vipers Kristiansand and the Czech national team.

Malin Aune

Malin Aune

Malin Larsen Aune is a Norwegian handball player for CSM București and the Norwegian national team.

Marta Tomac

Marta Tomac

Marta Tomac is a Norwegian-Croatian handball player for Vipers Kristiansand and the Norwegian national team.

Sunniva Næs Andersen

Sunniva Næs Andersen

Sunniva Næs Andersen is a Norwegian handball player who currently plays for Vipers Kristiansand.

European record

EHF Champions League

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2017–18 EHF Champions League QT1-SF Belarus HC Gomel 43–19
QT1-F Croatia HC Podravka Vegeta 42–14
Group D France Metz Handball 22–30 22–25 44–55
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost 29–19 23–26 52–45
Germany SG BBM Bietigheim 24–29 24–25 48–54
2018–19 EHF Champions League
Third place Third place
Group D Romania CSM București 27–29 31–26 58–55
Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 26–27 35–27 61–54
Germany SG BBM Bietigheim 27–27 34–26 61–53
Main Round
Group 2
Hungary Győri ETO KC 26–33 29–33 55–66
Slovenia RK Krim Ljubljana 29–21 25–24 54–45
Germany Thüringer HC 31–24 29–21 60–46
QF Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost 25–18 24–19 49–37
SF Hungary Győri ETO KC 22–31
Bronze Match France Metz Handball 31–30
2019–20 EHF Champions League Group A France Metz Handball 38–38 17–26 55–64
Croatia RK Podravka Koprivnica 24–25 34–28 58–53
Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 31–22 34–29 65–51
Main Round
Group 1
Russia Rostov-Don 29–32 26–33 55–65
Denmark Team Esbjerg 31–35 30–35 61–70
Romania CSM București 23–25 22–28 45–53
2020–21 EHF Champions League
Winner Winner
Group A Russia Rostov-Don 23–24 0–10 5th place
France Metz Handball 29–28 0–10
Denmark Team Esbjerg 28–28 27–27
Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 26–31 28–30
Romania CSM București 30–25 29–22
Germany SG BBM Bietigheim 10–0 33–29
Slovenia RK Krim 37–30 27–26
Round of 16 Denmark Odense Håndbold 35–36 30–26 65–62
QF Russia Rostov-Don 34–27 23–23 57–50
SF Russia CSKA Moscow 33–30
Final France Brest Bretagne Handball 34–28
2021–22 Champions League
Winner Winner
Group B Russia CSKA Moscow 24–27 32–28 2nd place
Slovenia RK Krim Mercator 27–26 37–20
Denmark Odense Håndbold 31–27 32–27
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 29–35 30–29
France Metz Handball 18–23 25–31
Turkey Kastamonu Bld. GSK 39–25 35–24
Sweden IK Sävehof 34–25 42–23
QF Slovenia RK Krim Mercator 33–24 32–25 65–49
SF France Metz Handball 33–27
F Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 33–31
2022–23 EHF Champions League Group A Denmark Odense Håndbold 34–27 34–24
Slovenia RK Krim Mercator 27–21
Germany SG BBM Bietigheim 30–32 34–32
France Brest Bretagne Handball 31–24
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 26–26 27–26
Czech Republic DHK Baník Most 43–21 39–24
Romania CSM București 35–29 24–27
QF To be determined

EHF European League (EHF Cup)

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2003–04 EHF Cup Round 3 Greece OF Nea Ionia 37–13 36–21 73–34
Round of 16 France ESBF Besançon 31–26 30–32 61–58
QF North Macedonia Eurostandard G.P. Skopje 41–33 33–24 74–57
SF Hungary Győri Graboplast ETO 29–26 20–29 49–55
2004–05 EHF Cup Round 3 Switzerland ZMC Amicitia Zürich 19–27 34–25 53–52
1/8 Hungary Győri Graboplast ETO 28–38 25–33 53–71
2016–17 EHF Cup R1 Italy Cassano Magnago 52–10 37–12 89–22
R2 Russia WHC Lada Togliatti 23–29 32–26 55–55
2017–18 EHF Cup
Silver medal with cup.svg Finalist
Group B France Issy Paris 22–23 24–25 46–48
Denmark København Håndbold 30–23 25–30 55–53
Russia Handball Club Lada 30–21 24–29 54–50
QF France Brest Bretagne Handball 26–17 29–34 55–51
SF Denmark Viborg HK 31–34 29–23 60–57
F Romania SCM Craiova 26–22 25–30 51–52

EHF Cup Winners' Cup (defunct)

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2015–16 EHF Cup Winners' Cup Round 3 Norway Halden HK 25–19 22–20 47–39
Last 16 Poland MKS Selgros Lublin 28–22 22–25 50–47
Quarter-finals Slovenia RK Krim 29–27 20–30 49–57

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2017–18 Women's EHF Champions League

2017–18 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2017–18 EHF Champions League was the 25th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament.

Belarus

Belarus

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.2 million, Belarus is the 13th-largest and the 20th-most populous country in Europe. The country has a hemiboreal climate and is administratively divided into seven regions. Minsk is the capital and largest city.

HC Gomel

HC Gomel

HC Gomel is a handball club from Gomel, Belarus. They compete in the Belarusian Men's Handball Championship and in the SEHA League.

Croatia

Croatia

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe. Its coast lies entirely on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Italy to the west and southwest. Its capital and largest city, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, with twenty counties. The country spans 56,594 square kilometres, and has a population of nearly 3.9 million.

RK Podravka Koprivnica

RK Podravka Koprivnica

Rukometni Klub Podravka Koprivnica is a Croatian women's handball club from Koprivnica. It is the most successful club in Croatian women's handball since formation of the league in 1992. The team currently competes in the Croatia women's first handball league. They have a fan club called Red Roosters formed in 2002.

France

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country primarily located in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and contain close to 68 million people.

Metz Handball

Metz Handball

Metz Handball is a French handball club from Metz, France. Founded in 1965, the club is mainly known for its women's team, the most successful team in France since the 1990s with a total of 24 French Championships, 10 French Cup Championships, eight French League Cup Championships, and was European Women's EHF Cup runner-up in 2013.

Montenegro

Montenegro

Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is a part of the Balkans and is bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, Albania to the southeast, Croatia to the northwest, and the Adriatic Sea to the west with a coastline of 293.5 km. Podgorica, the capital and largest city, covers 10.4% of Montenegro's territory of 13,812 square kilometres (5,333 sq mi), and is home to roughly 30% of its total population of 621,000.. Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro and is the location of several national institutions, including the official residence of the president of Montenegro.

Germany

Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is situated between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south; it covers an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), with a population of almost 84 million within its 16 constituent states. Germany borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The nation's capital and most populous city is Berlin and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

SG BBM Bietigheim

SG BBM Bietigheim

SG BBM Bietigheim is a German handball club from Bietigheim-Bissingen, Baden-Württemberg. Its women's team is playing in the Handball-Bundesliga Frauen, and internationally in the EHF Champions League. The men's team plays in the 2. Handball-Bundesliga.

2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League

2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2018–19 Women's EHF Champions League was the 26th edition of the Women's EHF Champions League, the competition for top women's clubs of Europe, organized and supervised by the European Handball Federation.

Romania

Romania

Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It borders Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, Moldova to the east, and the Black Sea to the southeast. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate, and an area of 238,397 km2 (92,046 sq mi), with a population of around 19 million. Romania is the twelfth-largest country in Europe and the sixth-most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, followed by Iași, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați. It is member of the European Union (EU), NATO, European Council (EUCO), BSEC, and WTO.

Source: "Vipers Kristiansand", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 26th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipers_Kristiansand.

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References
  1. ^ "Vipers stoppet Larviks vanvittige rekke. Seriemester for første gang" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 16 April 2018.
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