Official: 16 teams ready for Men´s Champions League

EHF has completed the process and presents the 16 starting teams in Champions League 2024/25.  Dinamo Bucharest and HBC Nantes are back in the elite line-up while FC Porto was denied in the selection.

The first nine teams had a fixed place in the competition and no need to await the Friday meeting with plenty of nerves. Another six teams was upgraded after the evaluation, with the addition by wild card for Fredericia HK (Denmark).

”The general possibility to award one place with a wild card instead of via the existing criteria catalogue was confirmed by the EXEC in March 2023”, writes

Five teams will have to suffice with European League: Elverum Håndball (Norway), FC Porto (Portugal), Tatran Presov (Slovakia), Bidasoa Irun (Spain), and Kadetten Schaffhausen (Switzerland).

Teams with fixed place
Aalborg Håndbold (Denmark)
Barça (Spain)
Paris Saint-Germain Handball (France)
SC Magdeburg (Germany)
Füchse Berlin (Germany)
Veszprém HC (Hungary)
Kolstad Håndball (Norway)
Orlen Wisla Plock (Poland)
Sporting CP (Portugal)
Upgraded teams and wild card
HC Zagreb (Croatia)
Fredericia HK (Denmark)
HBC Nantes (France)
OTP Bank-Pick Szeged (Hungary)
HC Eurofarm Pelister (North Macedonia)
Industria Kielce (Poland)
Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)