Seven things we’ll remember from 2017Author: SGL, Published: 30.12.2017.
As we are about to say goodbye to 2017, we decided to have a look at everything that was happening on and off the court. SEHA - Gazprom League had a terrific year, so it wasn’t easy to pick 7 things that made 2017 a year to remember for all SEHA - Gazprom League and handball fans.
Veszprem are not participating in the SEHA - Gazprom League this season, but their 16/17 Final 4 appearance was one to remember. Their spectacular penalty shoot-out against Meshkov Brest will definitely be thought of for a very long time.
This season was very inspirational. Nexe, Metalurg, Vardar and Tatran Presov joined forces and donated around 800 books to the National Library in Nasice. They showed all different nationalities and cultures can work together for a good community. On top of that, all earnings from the match between Vardar and Metalurg were donated to a young student from Skopje, who needs financial support on his way to recovery from health problems.
Slavko Goluza took over as Tatran’s coach before the season, and immediately made an impact. 5 wins in first 7 rounds for the Slovakian champions was amazing, as they defeated Meshkov and PPD Zagreb at home. Definitely makes our list!
Be8player’s Best Handball Fan contest was again very interesting. Nemanja Malicanin from Pancevo won the main prize, but many other fans had a lot of fun participating and also won some nice prizes. We’ll see Nemanja at the Final 4 tournament!
Vedran Zrnic stun the world of sport with his incredible 7m shot! Many major world media were talking about that shot and couldn’t believe it. It’s just another proof of how much SEHA - Gazprom League has grown over the years. Pure magic from the veteran winger!
The focus wasn’t all on the serious awards and actions. Strahinja Milic from Vardar shared an emotional moment with the referee in a match against the newcomers Dinamo from Pancevo. Milic had nothing but love for the official.
The last but not definitely not least, is Vardar’s breath-taking end of the season. They became the SEHA - Gazprom League champions for the third time, beating Veszprem in the final in Brest! Not only that, but SEHA got its first European champions, when Ivan Cupic secured the Champions League title in Koeln, for Vardar. We won’t forget it for a very long time.
This was a fantastic year for the SEHA - Gazprom League and 7 moments are not enough to express everything that was happening throughout the year. Share your favorite moments with us on our social media channels!