A1 Ethniki Water Polo

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A1 Ethniki Water Polo
Sport Water polo
Founded 1927
No. of teams 12
Country  Greece
Continent European Union Europe
Most recent champion(s) Olympiacos
Most titles Ethnikos Piraeus (37)
Domestic cup(s) Greek Cup
Official website www.koe.org.gr

The A1 Ethniki (Greek: Α1 Εθνική Κατηγορία), often referred to as the Greek Water Polo League, is the highest professional water polo league in Greece. It is run by the Hellenic Swimming Federation. It is considered one of the top national leagues in European water polo, as its clubs have made significant success in European competitions.

Champions[edit]

  • 1926-27: Panhelladiko Championship (SEGAS)
  • 1927-28 to 1965-66: Panhellenic Championship
  • 1966-67 to 1985-86: A Ethniki
  • 1986-87 to present: A1 Ethniki
Season Team
1926–27
Olympiacos
1927–28
Aris
1928–29
Aris
1929–30
Aris
1930–31
Ethnikos Piraeus
1931–32
Aris
1932–33
Olympiacos
1933–34
Olympiacos
1934–35
NO Patras
1935–36
Olympiacos
1936–37
NO Patras
1937–38
NO Patras
1938–39
NO Patras
1939–40
NO Patras
1940–41
not held due to World War II
1941–42
1942–43
1943–44
1944–45
NO Patras
1945–46
NO Patras
1946–47
Olympiacos
1947–48
Ethnikos Piraeus
1948–49
Olympiacos
1949–50
NO Patras
1950–51
Olympiacos
1951–52
Olympiacos
1952–53
Ethnikos Piraeus
1953–54
Ethnikos Piraeus
1954–55
Ethnikos Piraeus
1955–56
Ethnikos Piraeus
Season Team
1956–57
Ethnikos Piraeus
1957–58
Ethnikos Piraeus
1958–59
Ethnikos Piraeus
1959–60
Ethnikos Piraeus
1960–61
Ethnikos Piraeus
1961–62
Ethnikos Piraeus
1962–63
Ethnikos Piraeus
1963–64
Ethnikos Piraeus
1964–65
Ethnikos Piraeus
1965–66
Ethnikos Piraeus
1966–67
Ethnikos Piraeus
1967–68
Ethnikos Piraeus
1968–69
Ethnikos Piraeus Olympiacos[1]
1969–70
Ethnikos Piraeus
1970–71
Olympiacos
1971–72
Ethnikos Piraeus
1972–73
Ethnikos Piraeus
1973–74
Ethnikos Piraeus
1974–75
Ethnikos Piraeus
1975–76
Ethnikos Piraeus
1976–77
Ethnikos Piraeus
1977–78
Ethnikos Piraeus
1978–79
Ethnikos Piraeus
1979–80
Ethnikos Piraeus
1980–81
Ethnikos Piraeus
1981–82
Ethnikos Piraeus
1982–83
Ethnikos Piraeus
1983–84
Ethnikos Piraeus
1984–85
Ethnikos Piraeus
Season Team
1985–86
Glyfada
1986–87
Glyfada
1987–88
Ethnikos Piraeus
1988–89
Glyfada
1989–90
Glyfada
1990–91
Vouliagmeni
1991–92
Olympiacos
1992–93
Olympiacos
1993–94
Ethnikos Piraeus
1994–95
Olympiacos
1995–96
Olympiacos
1996–97
Vouliagmeni
1997–98
Vouliagmeni
1998–99
Olympiacos
1999–00
Olympiacos
2000–01
Olympiacos
2001–02
Olympiacos
2002–03
Olympiacos
2003–04
Olympiacos
2004–05
Olympiacos
2005–06
Ethnikos Piraeus
2006–07
Olympiacos
2007–08
Olympiacos
2008–09
Olympiacos
2009–10
Olympiacos
2010–11
Olympiacos
2011–12
Vouliagmeni
2012–13
Olympiacos
2013–14
Olympiacos

Performances[edit]

Clubs[edit]

No. Club Winners Winning years
1.
Ethnikos Piraeus
37
1931, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2006
2.
Olympiacos
28
1927, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
3.
N.O. Patras
8
1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950
4.
Aris
4
1928, 1929, 1930, 1932
4.
A.N.O. Glyfada
4
1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
4.
N.C. Vouliagmeni
4
1991, 1997, 1998, 2012
  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2013-14 season of the Greek League.

Regions[edit]

The following table lists the Greek water polo champions by regions of Greece.

No. Region Titles Winning Clubs
1.
Attica
73
Ethnikos Piraeus (37)
Olympiacos (28)
A.N.O. Glyfada (4)
N.C. Vouliagmeni (4)
2.
West Greece
8
N.O. Patras (8)
3.
Central Macedonia
4
Aris (4)
  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2013-14 season of the Greek League.

Greek water polo clubs in European competitions[edit]

LEN Champions League :

Team Winner Years Won
Olympiacos 1 2002

LEN Cup Winner's Cup (defunct) :

Team Winner Years Won
N.C. Vouliagmeni 1 1997

LEN Euro Cup :

Team Winner Years Won

LEN SuperCup :

Team Winner Years Won
Olympiacos 1 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Decision of General Secretariat Athletic by President C.Aslanidis - 24/09/1969

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