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Barça duo aims for fourth trophy

EHF / Björn Pazen

Titleholders Barça are out on a mission this weekend: they want to become the first team to win the EHF FINAL4 two years in a row.

If they succeed, it will mark the fourth trophy for two of their players.

Goalkeeper Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas and left wing Aitor Ariño have both lifted the EHF Champions League trophy three times before with Barça: in 2011, 2015, and 2021.

No other player in the squads of Barça, THW Kiel, Telekom Veszprém, or Lomza Vive Kielce competing at the EHF FINAL4 2022 this weekend has won more titles.

Five players have already won the trophy twice and could add a third one to their collection.

Interestingly, three of the four head coaches were also multiple EHF Champions League winners in their playing careers: Barça’s Carlos Ortega, Kiel’s Filip Jicha, and Veszprém’s Momir Ilic. Kielce’s Talant Dujshebaev won ‘only’ once as a player – but four times as a coach, more than any of his rivals this weekend.

Andrej Xepkin remains the most successful player with seven trophies – six with Barça and one with Kiel – and he is followed by five players with six titles each.

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Multiple EHF Champions League Men winners

Seven titles with two clubs:

Andrei Xepkin (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000, Barcelona 2004/05, Kiel 2006/07)

 

Six titles with one club:

David Barrufet (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000, Barcelona 2004/05)

Carlos Ortega (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000, Barcelona 2004/05)

Xavier O’Callaghan (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000, Barcelona 2004/05)

Six titles with two clubs:

Tomas Svensson (Irun 1994/95, Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Six titles with three clubs:

Siarhei Rutenka (Celje 2003/04, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2008/09, Barcelona 2010/11), Barcelona 2014/15)

 

Five titles with one club:

Enric Masip (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Inaki Urdangarin (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Rafael Guijosa (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Five titles with two clubs:

Mateo Garralda (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, San Antonio 2000/01)

Five titles with three clubs:

Jose Javier Hombrados (Santander 1993/94, San Antonio 2000/01, Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

 

Four titles with three clubs:

Uros Zorman (Celje 2003/04, Ciudad Real 2007/09, Ciudad Real 2008/09, Kielce 2015/16)

Four titles with two clubs:

Arpad Sterbik (Ciudad Real 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, Vardar 2016/17)

Didier Dinart (Montpellier 2002/03, Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Fernando Barbeito (Barcelona 1995/96, Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1997/98, San Antonio 2000/01)

Olafur Stefansson (Magdeburg 2001/02, Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Thierry Omeyer (Montpellier 2002/03, Kiel 2006/07, Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

 

Three titles with one club:

Victor Tomas (Barcelona 2004/05, Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15)

Aitor Ariño (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15, Barcelona 2020/21)

Raul Entrerrios (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15, Barcelona 2020/21)

Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15, Barcelona 2020/21)

Cedric Sorhaindo (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15, Barcelona 2020/21)

Alberto Entrerrios (Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

David Davis (Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Jonas Källman (Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Petar Metlicic (Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Rolando Urios (Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Christian Zeitz (Kiel 2006/07, Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Dominik Klein (Kiel 2006/07, Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Henrik Lundström (Kiel 2006/07, Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Kim Andersson (Kiel 2006/07, Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Marcus Ahlm (Kiel 2006/07, Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Jose Manuel Sierra (Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Josep Espar (Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Patrik Cavar (Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Roger Magrina (Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Three titles with two clubs:

Viran Morros (Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09, Barcelona 2014/15)

Tobias Reichmann (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12, Kielce 2015/16)

Ivan Cupic (Kielce 2015/16, Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Aron Palmarsson (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12, Barcelona 2020/21)

Three titles with three clubs:

Nikola Karabatic (Montpellier 2002/03, Kiel 2006/07, Barcelona 2014/15)

 

Two titles with one club:

Michael Guigou (Montpellier 2002/03, Montpellier 2017/18)

Ales Pajovic (Ciudad Real 2005/06, Ciudad Real 2007/08)

Roberto Parrondo (Ciudad Real 2007/08, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Alexandru Dedu (Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99)

David Barbeito (Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1995/96)

Demetrio Lozano (Barcelona 1998/99, Barcelona 1999/2000)

Iker Romero (Barcelona 2004/05, Barcelona 2010/11)

Jesus Olalla (Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1995/96)

Juan Perez (Barcelona 1996/97, Barcelona 1995/96)

Laszlo Nagy (Barcelona 2004/05, Barcelona 2010/11)

Quino Soler (Barcelona 1997/98, Barcelona 1998/99)

Andreas Palicka (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Christian Sprenger (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Daniel Narcisse (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Filip Jicha (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Momir Ilic (Kiel 2009/10, Kiel 2011/12)

Jesper Nøddesbo (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15)

Danijel Saric (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15)

Joan Saubich (Barcelona 2010/11, Barcelona 2014/15)

Timur Dibirov (Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Rogerio Moraes (Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Igor Karacic (Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Vlado Nedanovski (Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Daniil Shishkarev (Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Stojance Stoilov (Vardar 2016/17, Vardar 2018/19)

Two titles with two clubs:

Krzysztof Lijewski (HSV Hamburg 2012/13, Kielce 2015/16)

Vid Kavticnik (THW Kiel 2006/07, Montpellier 2017/18)

Dejan Peric (Celje 2003/04, Barcelona 2004/05)

Jerome Fernandez (Barcelona 2004/05, Ciudad Real 2008/09)

Lars Krogh Jeppesen (Barcelona 2004/05, Kiel 2006/07)

Mikhail Jakimovich (Santander 1993/94, San Antonio 2000/01)

Nenad Perunicic (Irun 1994/95, Magdeburg 2001/02)

Oleg Kisselev (Irun 1994/95, San Antonio 2000/01)

Juan Munoz (Santander 1993/94, Barcelona 1996/97)

Mattias Andersson (Kiel 2006/07, Flensburg 2013/14)

Domagoj Duvnjak (Hamburg 2012/13, Kiel 2019/20)

Steffen Weinhold (Flensburg 2013/14, Kiel 2019/20)

Ludovic Fabregas (Montpellier 2017/18, Barcelona 2020/21)

Luka Cindric (Vardar 2016/17, Barcelona 2020/21)

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