Paris vs Elverum

Elverum Handball in brief

The Elverum Omnisport Club was founded in 1892. The handball section was founded in 1946. A major figure in Norwegian handball, the Elverum club won its first championship in 1995. Its hegemony on the Norwegian championship continues since 2012 with a series of 8 consecutive titles.

The team is coach bu the Swedish Michael Apelgren.

This is the biggest club of the country, located 150km north of Oslo.

The Parisians against Elverum

The Elverum - PSG match, counting for the EHF Champions League 2019-20 matchday 3, held at Hakons Hall in Lillehammer, marked a record attendance for an indoor sport in Norway with 12,500 spectators. The Parisians won this game 25 - 22.

On October 15th, 2020, and for Luc Abalo's return to Coubertin, the Parisians won 35-29 on matchday 3 of the group stage. The Red and Blue can count on the performances of Mikkel Hansen and Elohim Prandi.

Adama Keita was the best scorer of the match Elverum - Paris, on September 28th, 2019.

Players to follow


Adama Keïta

Left Wing 05/05/1997
Born in Paris on June 5th, 1997, Adama Keita is a French handball player playing as a left winger. Raised in a handball family, his brother Mahamadou is now a pro at US Ivry. After making his first seasons in the youth categories at the CSM Finances in Paris, Adama Keïta join the PSG Handball training centre in 2015. In February 2018, at the age of 20, he signed his first professional contract. When the Parisians travel to Elverum on 28 September 2019, Adama Keïta will deliver an XXL performance, setting his record for the most goals scored in an EHF Champions League match (8 goals) with a variety of goals (counter-attacks, left-wing goal, 7-metre throw).

Luc Abalo

Right Wing 06/09/1984
Born on September 6th, 1984, in Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), Luc Abalo is a French international playing as a right-winger. Double olympic champion, triple world champion and triple european champion, Luc Abalo is a French handball legend. He trained at US Ivry before joining Ciudad Real, with whom he won the Champions League in 2009. He joins PSG in 2012 and will win 7 Lidl Star League, 4 French Cup, 4 Champions Trophy, 3 League Cup and play 3 Final 4 of EHF Champions League under the Red and Blue jersey. During the interseason 2020, he joined the Elverum club and went back to Coubertin in the EHF Champions League group stage.

Terningen Arena

With a capacity of 2,200 seats, the Terningen Arena is a multi-purpose hall for Elverum Handball as well as concerts, seminars and various events. 

In 2018-19, the club relocated its most prestigious matches to Lillehammer's 12,500-capacity Hakons Hall, which was built in 1993 to host the Ice Hockey events of the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

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Practical information
Located in the city centre, the Terningen Arena is less than 15 minutes walk from Elverum train station. Oslo Airport is 102 km away from the Arena is actually easy access by car. Lillehammer's Hakons Hall, where Elverum Handball relocated its games against PSG and Flensburg in the 2018/2019 EHF Champions League is 90 km northwest of Elverum (1h30 drive from Elverum).