Paris vs Kielce

PGE VIVE Kielce in brief

Founded in 1965 as part of the Iskra Kielce sports club, the team's first seasons included workers from the Iskra factory.

In the spring of 1973, the city's two main sports clubs, SHL and Iskra, merged to become Korona Kielce. This merger will last until 1991, when the Polish club will return to its original name. 

Since 2002, the club has been known as VIVE Kielce, a name that continues to this day. 

PGE VIVE Kielce is a leading club in Polish handball and has won 17 Polish championships, 16 national cups and one EHF Champions League title in 2016.

In 2014, Talant Dujshebaev is appointed coach of PGE VIVE Kielce. A legendary Russian naturalized Spanish player, he won every edition of the Polish championship from 2014 to 2020 with Kielce.

The Parisians against Kielce

If it is usually during the quarter-finals or even Final 4 that the roads of Paris Saint-Germain and Kielce cross in the EHF Champions League, both teams will cross path among Group A, including FC Porto, Flensburg, Vardar, Meshkov Brest, Szeged and Elverum.

Their last double-header against each other was an unbelievable scenario. The Parisian side, who lost the first leg of their quarter-final in Kielce by ten goals, almost managed to close the gap in the second leg. In a crazy atmosphere in Coubertin, the Parisians came very close with a 35-26 win.

On October 22th, 2020, the Parisians were defeated in Poland 35 - 33, despite a great performance from Mikkel Hansen.

Players to follow


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 top prospect of French handball. Despite the dramatic elimination against Kielce in May 2019, Nedim Remili had made an excellent impression on that occasion. The French international scored 13 goals in 15 attempts, and for a long time he helped his team stay in the game. Our right-back was also spectacular, scoring a kung fu goal and some top corner goals.

Nicolas Tournat

Line Player 05/04/1990
Nicolas Tournat is one of the quality representatives of the HBC Nantes academy. Trained at the club, this 2-metre, 116-kilo pivot signed his first professional contract in 2014, at just 20 years of age. A year later, he honoured his first selection to the French national team under Claude Onesta. During the 2017-18 season, Nicolas Tournat was one of the key elements of HBC Nantes' excellent season, punctuated by a third place in the Lidl Star League ranking, a Champions League final, as well as on the international scene with a bronze medal at the European Championships with Les Bleus. In the summer of 2020, he left the HBC Nantes and joined Kielce.

Hala Legionow

The PGE VIVE Kielce has been evolving in the Hala Legionow since its inauguration on August 25, 2006. In their home ground, the yellow and blue teams can count on the support of 4,200 spectators. The Hala Legionow is a modern multi-purpose facility and hosts various sports, including volleyball and combat sports.

ul. Leszka Drogosza 2
25-116 Kielce
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Practical information
Located in the south of the city near the forest park "Stadion Lesny", the Football and Athletics Stadiums, the hall is accessible in 30 minutes walking from the central station. From Kielce Airport it is only 20 minutes by car.