Paris vs Veszprem

Veszprem in brief

Veszprem KSE (Veszprémi Kézilabda Sport Egyesület), translate the Veszprém Men's Handball Sport Association, is the club of the Hungarian city, Veszprem. Founded in 1977, the club has been growing steadily and quickly reached the highest national and European level. Indeed, on a national level, it is the most successful handball club in Hungary with 25 Nemzeti Bajnoksag trophees (Hungarian championship) titles and 26 Hungarian cups to the detriment of its main rival SC Pick Szeged.

On a European level, Veszprem KSE has been a formidable opponent in the EHF Champions League for several seasons, frequently reaching the Final 4 and even becoming vice-champion of the competition twice, the last time in the 2018-19 season against Vardar Skopje.

The Red and White are coached by David Davis, the former left winger of the Spanish selection who won in 2005, the gold medal at the world championship organized by Tunisia. Following his career as a professional player, David Davis decided to become a coach. After coaching internationally Russia and Egypt and for one season VVardar Skopje, the Spanish coach joined Veszprem KSE in 2018. With the emblematic Hungarian team, David Davis has won a Nemzeti Bajnoksag championship and became European vice-champion for the second time.

Veszprem was twice vice-champion of the EHF Champions League.

THE PARISIANS AGAINST VESZPREM

Paris Saint-Germain Handball met the road to Veszprem for the first time during the 2013-14 season, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

But since 2016, Paris Saint-Germain Handball has dominated these duels. The Red and Blue remain on a run of six consecutive wins against Veszprem KSE, of which the last one for third place in the Final 4 2019-20 played on December 29th, 2020, at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne.

 

The last match is in favor of the Parisians who won the third place of the Final 4 with a score of 31-26.

Players to follow

Duel

Adama Keïta

Ailier Gauche 05/05/1997
Né le 5 juin 1997 à Paris, Adama Keïta est un handballeur français évoluant au poste d’ailier gauche. Famille de handball, son frère Mahamadou est aujourd’hui pro à l’US Ivry. Après avoir effectué ses premières saison dans les catégories jeunes au CSM Finances à Paris, Adama Keïta rejoint le centre de formation du PSG Handball en 2015. C’est en février 2018, à l’âge de 20 ans qu’il signe son premier contrat professionnel. Lors du déplacement des parisiens à Elverum le 28 septembre 2019, Adama Keïta va livrer une prestation XXL, en établissant son record de buts sur un match d’EHF Champions League (8 réalisations) avec une variété de buts (contre-attaques, but de l’aile gauche, jet de 7 mètres).
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RODRIGO CORRALES

GOALKEEPER 24/01/1991
RODRIGO CORRALES Born on January 24th, 1991 in Cangas (Spain), Rodrigo Corrales is a Spanish international goalkeeper. Trained at FC Barcelona, the handball player makes his debut in the Catalan first team during the 2011-12 season. In 2012, he was loaned twice, first in the Spanish club BM Huesca and then to the Polish club Wisla Plock. He joined Paris Saint-Germain Handball in the 2016-17 season and became one of the very best goalkeepers. His performances with the Red and Blue opened him the doors of the Spanish selection where he won the European championship in 2018 and 2020. Rodrigo Corrales joined Veszprem KSE in the 2020-21 season and will cross the road of Paris Saint-Germain in the EHF Champions League.

Veszprem Arena

The Veszprem Arena, the home of the handball club Veszprem KSE, was founded in 2007. With a capacity of 5,200 seats, the arena also hosts the Hungarian national handball team, basketball, volleyball and cultural events.

Külső-kádártai út Hrsz.: 0213/85
8200 Hongrie Veszprém
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Practical information
Located in the north-east of Veszprem, the Hungarian city arena is accessible by car with the possibility to park in the 750 parking spaces available in the southern part of the stadium. Fans can also reach the arena by bus (lines 5 and 13).