SEGL – Champions League is the greatest annual competition for the goalball clubs in Europe. The league is managed by European Goalball Club Association.
Below you can find links to the current SEGL season, Season archive (included champions and the best scorers as well as results & stats of each season of SEGL) and Scorers history of SEGL – Champions League. There is also more details about SEGL – Champions League below.
MORE ABOUT SEGL
Super European Goalball League (SEGL) is founded in 2012 by the clubs: FIFH Malmo from Sweden, Näpäjä from Finland and Saltinis from Lithuania.
The purpose for the establishment of SEGL was and the main goal of the league is still to get the best clubs, athletes and coaches to compete together in a common league under the control of the best referees.
The all time first SEGL stage was played in the city of Lahti in Finland on 1st – 2nd December 2012. There were six participating teams in the tournament. There were three stages during the first season of SEGL and Saltinis was crowned as the all time first champion of the league.
Next SEGL season was played during autumn 2014 and Old Power from Espoo, Finland became the main team of the league instead Näpäjä. FIFH Malmo, Old Power and Saltinis hosted all the stages during season 2014 and 2015. Saltinis celebrated finally three consecutive titles of the first three seasons. Nerijus Montvydas from Saltinis became also the top scorer of each season between 2012 – 2015.
First live broadcasts from the SEGL stages were arranged during season 2014 and today all of the SEGL – Champions League stages are live streamed.
Saltinis was replaced by RGC Hansa from Germany as a main team of SEGL on season 2016 – 2017. Old Power became the 2nd club who managed to win the title of the league. Erkki Miinala was the top scorer of the season with record 99 goals.
Sporting CP from Portugal became the fourth main team of SEGL on season 2017 – 2018. The season included four stages and there were nine participating teams during the season. Sporting CP took their first champion title and Justas Pazarauskas from the same team was the top scorer of the season with 97 goals.
European Goalball Club Association started to manage SEGL on season 2018 – 2019 and the format of the competition was changed as well. The league was named SEGL – Champions League and Europe was divided geographically in two divisions; North and South. There were record 15 clubs to take part in the Division stages during the season but finally five of them performed at the final stage in Odivelas, Portugal. Sporting CP celebrated their second concecutive champion of the league while Fatmir Seremeti from FIFH Malmo was the top scorer of the season.
The format remained the same on season 2019 – 2020, but unfortunately the season had to be suspended after two stages in North and one stage in South due the beginning of the corona virus pandemic. All the results and statistics from stages still stand in the SEGL Archive.
SEGL – Champions League made its comeback in the turn of September – October 2021 when the final and only stage of year 2021 was held in the city of Odivelas, Portugal and there were nine participating clubs in the tournament. Invasport Ukraine from Ukraine made an outstanding performance throughout the long tournament and they managed to reach their first champion title in the league. Klison Mapreni from Ha. Vi. 2 Bruxelles made remarkable 56 goals during the weekend and was crowned as the top scorer of the league.
SEGL – Champions League has been always a platform for new ideas and innovations. During the final stage in Odivelas there were used VAR (video assistant referee), camera technology to ensure goals, longballs and highballs; teams had a chance to use a green card to challenge some referee’s decisions. There were also visible 10 second shotclocks in the play hall as well for the first time in the major goalball competitions.