Paris Saint-Germain's EHFCL opponents: Fuchse Berlin

Paris Saint-Germain Handball know the seven opponents they will be facing in the forthcoming EHF Champions League group stage campaign. Today's focus is on Fuchse Berlin.


Interestingly, since their foundation in 1891, Fuchse Berlin have been more successful on the European stage than in domestic competition. While the German outfit have achieved several Bundesliga podium finishes in recent years, they have never won a league title (although they did win the German Cup in 2014). On the other hand, they are no strangers to European competition, having won the EHF European League three times (2015, 2018 and 2023) and the Super Globe twice (2015, 2016).

SEASON 23-24

Fuchse Berlin's 2023-2024 season was the epitome of a successful year. Although no trophies were won, the Germans turned in some fine performances in the league and the Trophée des Champions. In the Bundesliga, Jaron Siewert's men claimed the honorary title of runners-up (six points behind Magdeburg) for the first time in their history. Before that, Berlin had never managed better than third place.

In the EHF European League, Berlin came agonisingly close to another title. As defending champions (with Jacob Holm in their ranks), they made it all the way to the final, where they came up against countrymen Flensburg and fell 36-31 in Hamburg. Next season, Fuchse Berlin return to the EHF Champions League for the first time since 2013-2014.


Several players in the German club's ranks are bound to be dangerous. Among them is Denmark's Mathias Gidsel, who finished as his team's top scorer in the EHF European League (fourth overall) with 82 goals last season. The 25-year-old right-back was just four goals ahead of his compatriot Lasse Andersson (30-year-old left-back). The latter also provided 61 assists for his team-mates (third-best in the competition). At the other end of the court, Serbian goalkeeper Dejan Milosavljev was the competition's top shot-stopper with 165 saves.


As you can see, Fuchse Berlin have been on a roll for several years now. So there's no rush to shake up the ranks. For the time being, only one move has been made by the Green and Whites, and it was a new arrival: 36-year-old right winger Tobias Reichmann, who joined from Rhein-Neckar Löwen (47 goals last season in the EHF European League). A player with some experience, he has already won three Champions League titles.


This season will see the two sides face off for the first time in the EHF Champions League. However, Berlin and Paris have already met in the Super Globe, facing off in the final in 2016. Despite a great encounter, our players were beaten in the dying moments (28-29).

(Credits: J. Azouze/PSG)