FENIX Toulouse Handball

The club was launched in 1964 as part of the Toulouse Sporting Association of Aeronautic Establishments, and successively bore the names Stade Toulousain, Sporting Toulouse 31 and Spacer’s de Toulouse Handball, among others, until settling on FENIX Toulouse Handball in 2011.

The south-western outfit has benefitted from the acumen of some major figures at the helm, such as Claude Onesta (1987-2001), current Saint-Raphaël coach Joêl Da Silva (2011-2014), and Philippe Gardent (2015-present).

The team has competed in the top flight since 1996, relying on a core of promising starlets throughout the Claude Onesta years, such as Jérôme Fernandez, Stéphane Plantin and Bruno Martini. During season 2017-2018, Toulouse finished seventh in the Lidl Starligue; highlights of the campaign included impressive away successes over Dunkerque and Chambéry.

FENIX Toulouse Handball

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Previous encounters

Paris SG - FENIX Toulouse Handball

On March 18th, 2018, both teams had met in the Coupe de la Ligue final, with a 40 - 30 final victory for the Parisians.

During 2018-19 season on matchday 6 of Lidl Starligue, Paris Saint-Germain Handball had defeated FENIX Toulouse 36 - 30 thanks to good performance from Mikkel Hansen and Nedim Remili. The Red and Blue had defeated them once again 35 - 30 in Toulouse on matchday 15, with 24 goals from trio Nedim Remili - Mikkel Hansen - Uwe Gensheimer.

On 2019-20, the Red and Blue had won 34 - 28 against Toulouse on Lidl Starligue matchday 4 at Coubertin, with 7 goals from Nedim Remili. On February 6th, 2020, for the return match in Haute-Garonne, the Parisians had defeated them once again 36 - 28, including 10 goals from Mikkel Hansen.

Did you know?

Philippe Gardent, who has coached Toulouse since 2015, is one of French handball’s most respected figures. Prior to holding the reins at Chambéry between 1996 and 2012, and at Paris Saint-Germain Handball between 2012 and 2015, Gardent was a key component of Daniel Costantini’s France team in his playing days. The talented pivot, voted the best-ever French performer in his position in 2002, racked up no fewer than 298 caps for Les Bleus, landed a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, and led his country to glory at the 1995 IHF World Championships.

Player to watch

Jef Lettens
Goal keeper

Born on August 12th, 1990, in Jasselt, Belgium, Jef Lettens joined the Fenix Toulouse Handball club during the off-season of 2019. He began at Initia HC Hasselt, before joining Pro D2 and the club of USM Saran in 2015, with whom he won the championship the same year. The following year, he discovered the Lidl Starligue with the Cesson Rennes Métropole Hnadball Club, before signing a contrat with HBC Nantes in 2018. 

Since his arrival at Toulouse, the match against Saint-Raphaël remains a reference. Indeed, during this encounter he made 15 saves, his record since the beginning of the season. 

FENIX Toulouse Handball during the match against Paris Saint-Germain

Discover FENIX Toulouse Handball as part of their travel to Coubertin on Lidl Starligue matchday 4! 

Gehin, Abdi, Benhalima, Tribillon, Steins, Ilic , Sole, Gilbert, Garcia, Olsson, Chelle, Leventroux.

Palais des Sports André Brouat

Completely revamped and reopened in September 2006, the Palais des Sports André Brouat is the official home of FENIX Toulouse and Spacer’s de Toulouse Volley, the city’s top-tier volleyball team. Capable of hosting a seated crowd of 4,200, the arena boasts a rather unique feature: a fully organic roof.


3 rue Pierre Laplace

31 000 Toulouse


Situated right in the centre of Toulouse, near the Canal du Midi, the Palais des Sports André Brouat is accessible via public transport, especially by metro line B (Canal du Midi or Compans Caffarelli stops). From the Toulouse Matabiau rail station, you will only need around 20 minutes to get there on foot. In addition, there are several car parks available within reach of the arena.

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