Paris vs Ivry

US Ivry Handball

Founded in 1947, US Ivry Handball are one of France’s most iconic clubs, and forged their legend with eight French championship wins between 1963 and 2007. Their relegation to the ProLigue in 2014 ended an amazing run of 57 consecutive seasons in the top tier. Over the years, US Ivry have nurtured a number of leading players, among them Paris Saint-Germain right winger Luc Abalo, who played for the club’s first team between 2002 and 2008. A national champion with the Red and Black in 2007, he was voted the league’s MVP that season.  The club ended the 2017/18 Lidl Starligue season in tenth place, securing their place in the elite with a last-day victory over USAM Nîmes Gard.

The women's section of the US Ivry has one of the best records in French handball.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

On the opening day of the 2018/19 Lidl Starligue at Pierre de Coubertin, the Parisians had won 38-21 thanks to an excellent Uwe Gensheimer. US Ivry had been defeated at home 37 - 24 against the Red and Blue on Matchday 20. Four players performed in scoring more than 5 goals: Hansen, Abalo, Stepancic, Remili.  As part of 2019-20 Lidl Starligue matchday 7, Ivry was welcoming Paris Saint-Germain. Leader of the championship, the Red and Blue confirmed their status by winning 24-30.

In their only meeting in 2019-20, Nedim Remili finished top scorer of the match with 8 goals in a Parisian victory.

Players to follow

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Nedim Remili

Right back 18/07/1995
Nedim Remili made his debut as a handball player at the US Créteil where he signed his first professional contract at the age of 18. Quickly spotted thanks to his excellent performances in the French championship, the young handball player made his first selections for the French A team at just 21 years old. In the summer of 2016, Nedim Remili joined Paris Saint-Germain where he confirmed his new status as the nugget of French handball. On October 16, 2019, the Red and Blue went to the Auguste Delaune gymnasium in Ivry-sur-Seine to face US Ivry Handball. With 8 goals at 100% on shots, Nedim Remili was one of the main architects of this Parisian success.
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Mate Sunjic

Goalkeeper 18/03/1987
Born on March 18th, 1987, in Metkovic (Croatia), Mate Sunjic is a goalkeeper. Formed in Croatia, he joined US Créteil in 2013 and wore the Cristolian jersey for four years. After a season at CSM Bucharest, he returned to France and joined US Ivry Handball in the summer of 2018. During the 2019-20 season, he made the most stops in the Lidl Starligue (179 stops, for a percentage of 28.5% shots and penalties combined).

Gymnase Auguste Delaune

Auguste Delaune has been the official venue of the US Ivry Handball since its inauguration in 1953, making it one of the first venues built in France. Its current capacity is 1,500 seats.

During the 2018-19 season, nearly 15,000 spectators gathered at Auguste Delaune to support the Red and Black, including a memorable derby against Paris Saint-Germain and a prestigious victory against HBC Nantes.

16 rue Robespierre
94 200 Ivry-sur-Seine
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Practical information
Located in the city centre of Ivry-sur-Seine, the complex is easily accessible by public transport, in particular with line 7 of the Parisian metro, Mairie d'Ivry stop. Its proximity to the football stadium and the Ivry swimming pool also makes it accessible by car thanks to the nearby car parks.