Next season´s place distribution of EHF Club Competitions released

The European Handball Federation has released the place distribution for it´s men´s and women´s club competitions in the 2024/25 season. The rankings are based on the performance of the respective federation´s clubs over the three seasons spanning from 2020/21 til 2022/23.

There have been some changes for Machineseeker EHF Champions League with Norway climbing three ranks, from 12th to 9th place. This advancement ensures direct entry for one Norwegian team to Europe´s premium club competition. Norway is placed ahead of Ukraine, which have the same number of average points, due to a better performance in the 2022/23 season, the most recent one being considered.

It must be noted that Belarus is suspended until further notice because of the war in Ukraine. Therefor, only eight direct places will be granted for the Machineseeker EHF Champions League. The same procedure would apply for EHF Champions League Women in which Russia, which is also suspended, has a fixed place for one team.

In the case of Belarus and Russia, only two seasons in which their teams were involved (2020/21 and 2021/22) were factored in, and the average points were computed accordingly. All fixed places are subject to meeting the requirements for registration to the EHF Champions League.

The seeding list for the EHF European League Men for the 2024/25 season retains the same status as the previous season, with Germany and Portugal still being able to send four teams into the competition for 2024/25.

For the EHF European League Women, the strong performance of it´s clubs has won the German federation an additional place for one team. Germany moved from 3rd to 2nd rank and will have four teams in the competition next season. Hungary, on the other hand, has dropped from 2nd to 5th rank, while Denmark remains on top.

Source: EHF