Víctor Tomás, acompanyat de tot l'equip històric que va aixecar la Lliga de Campions / GERMÁN PARGA-FCB

On Sunday 7 June in Gijón, at around seven in the evening, the Barça handball captain lifted the Copa del Rey trophy for 2015. It was a gesture that Víctor Tomás had already carried six times previously in the season and this last title represented an historic achievement for the team.The FC Barcelona handball team had claimed all seven trophies available: the League title, the Champions League title, the Catalan Super Cup, the Asobal Super Cup, the World Club Cup, the Asobal Cup and the Copa del Rey. It is the second time in FC Barcelona’s history that the handball section has claimed all seven titles. The previous occasion was in 1999/2000 when the handball Dream Team with Valero Rivera as coach, recorded the same number of trophies, though at that time the European Super Cup replaced the World Club Cup in the list of successes.

Champions League: ‘A dream come true’

If there is a competition that is prized above all others, it is the VELUX EHF Champions League. The handball team prepared assiduously for the competition and on 31 May in Cologne Tomás lifted the trophy, the ninth for the FC Barcelona handball section and their second in the competition’s current Final Four format.

It was in Germany that Barça showed off their best handball. To reach the final they first had to overcome Polish side Kielce. The 33-28 victory was tighter than it should have been given FC Barcelona’s excellent performance. In the final they were up against Veszprem of Antonio Carlos Ortega and Nagy. Barça’s handball team remained true to their style and with Saric again excellent in between the posts, a 28-23 victory saw Barça reach the pinnacle of European basketball once again.

The start to a brilliant season

The historic campaign began with victory at the end of August in the Catalan Super Cup against Fraikin BM Granollers, a 37-22 win handing the blaugranes their first trophy of what would be a memorable season. Just a few days later, they conquered the Asobal Super Cup, once again with a win over Fraikin BM Granollers. A trip to Qatar in September took them to a third title of the campaign, overcoming local side Al-Saad in the final to hand Barça their second World Club Cup title.
Just before Christmas, with the league on hold, Granollers were once again put to the sword by Pascual's side, this time by 37 to 26 in the final of the Asobal Cup played in León. The next objective was the Asobal league title, which was claimed five games from the end of the campaign with a win over Zamora. Thoughts turned to a ninth Champions League title and the Cup in Gijón to round off what would be a flawless season.