Paris Saint-Germain's EHFCL opponents: Wisla Plock

Paris Saint-Germain Handball now knows who they will be up gainst in the EHF Champions League 2024-2025 group stage. Among them are Wisla Plock, a team on the rise.


Founded in 1964, Wisla Plock is now a major club not only in Poland but also in Europe. Ten-time national champions, they have been direct rivals of the other behemoth of Polish handball, Kielce (21 league titles), for several years now. In the EHF Champions League, Plock are also making steady progress, as shown by their recent highly promising European campaigns. Playing in the magnificent Orlen Arena with a capacity of almost 5,500, the Polish side should once again prove a tough nut to crack, as was the case last season.

SEASON 23-24

The Blue and Whites had a historic season in 23-24! On the domestic stage, they managed to topple Kielce from their championship spot for the first time since 2012. The final between the two sides lived up to all its promises, with the double-header reaching its verdict after two penalty shoot-outs. Wisla Plock swept all before them in Poland, having also won the Cup a few weeks earlier... against Kielce.

In the Champions League, after an encouraging group stage, in which they defeated Veszprém by a considerable margin (37-30), they qualified on the final day in a sort of final against Porto (29-28). Their adventure finally came to an end in the next round - against Paris Saint-Germain Handball. In this round of 16 double-header, it was Les Rouge et Bleu who came out on top, first in Poland (26-30) and then at Coubertin (33-34).


Historically, Wisla Plock have always had talented players, like our pivot, Kamil Syprzak (who came up at Plock and played for their senior team between 2009 and 2015) or our former last line of defence, Rodrigo Corrales. But even today, the Polish team can rely on a number of renowned key players. These include Croatian goalkeeper Mirko Alilovic (formerly of Veszprém and Szeged) and Przemyslaw Krajewski, the current squad's top scorer on the European stage last season with 54 goals. But Plock could be even more dangerous next season, the club having already undertaken an ambitious summer recruitment drive.


Plock may have lost last season's top scorer, Tin Lucin (76 goals), who is heading to RK Nexe Nasice, but the Poles have managed to bring in some very impressive names. Among them are two former Liqui Moly StarLigue players, Nantes 'keeper Viktor Hallgrimsson (128 league saves this season) and Marko Panic, 29 goals for Montpellier. Tim Cokan and Mitja Janc (Celje), Peter Sisko (Gorenje Velenje) and Zoltan Szita (Szeged) complete the ranks of Wisla Plock.


Heading into the new season, Plock and Paris have met eight times. So far, Les Rouge et Bleu have won every one of their meetings with the Polish side.

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