Greece men's national water polo team

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Greece
Association crest
Nickname(s) Galanolefki (The Blue-white)
Association Hellenic Swimming Federation
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Sakis Kechagias
Asst coach Alexandros Koliatos
Captain Christos Afroudakis
FINA code GRE
Olympic Games
Appearances 15 (first in 1920)
Best result 4th place, 2004
World Championships
Appearances 12 (first in 1973)
Best result 3rd 2005
World League
Appearances 7 (first in 2002)
Best result 3rd 2004, 2006
World Cup
Appearances 8 (first in 1985)
Best result 2nd 1997
European Championship
Appearances 15 (first in 1970)
Best result 4th place (1999)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances 8 (first in 1951)
Best result 3rd 1951, 1991, 1993, 2013

The Greece men's national water polo team represents Greece in international water polo competitions.

History[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Greece men's national water polo team has participated 15 times at the Olympic Games. In 1996 at Atlanta they finished in the 6th place. Their best result was at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where they took the 4th place after losing 5–6 to Russia in the bronze medal game.

Year Position
Belgium 1920 5th
France 1924 First round
United Kingdom 1948 First round
Japan 1964 7th
Mexico 1968 14th
West Germany 1972 14th
Soviet Union 1980 10th
United States 1984 8th
South Korea 1988 9th
Spain 1992 10th
United States 1996 6th
Australia 2000 10th
Greece 2004 4th
China 2008 7th
United Kingdom 2012 9th
Total 15/26

World Championship[edit]

The best result was the bronze medal at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal. Greece secured an 11–10 victory over Croatia in the bronze medal game, with Georgios Afroudakis scoring the winning goal (with a spectacular backhand shot) with only 11 seconds left in the overtime.

Year Position
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973 12th
West Germany 1978 12th
Ecuador 1982 12th
Spain 1986 11th
Australia 1991 10th
Italy 1994 7th
Australia 1998 8th
Japan 2001 6th
Spain 2003 4th
Canada 2005 Bronze medal icon.svg
Australia 2007 6th
Spain 2013 6th
Total 12/15

World League[edit]

In the 2002 FINA Men's Water Polo World League at Patras Greece they finished 4th, in the 2004 FINA Men's Water Polo World League at Long Beach they won the bronze medal and in the 2006 FINA Men's Water Polo World League at Athens they won the bronze medal again.

Year Position
Greece 2002 4th
United States 2003 5th
United States 2004 Bronze medal icon.svg
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 5th
Greece 2006 Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 2008 8th
Total 6/12

World Cup[edit]

In the 1997 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup Greece won the silver medal.

Year Position
West Germany 1985 8th
Greece 1987 8th
Greece 1993 7th
United States 1995 6th
Greece 1997 Silver medal icon.svg
Australia 1999 7th
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2002 5th
Hungary 2006 7th
Total 8/14

European Championships[edit]

Year Position
Spain 1970 10th
Bulgaria 1985 8th
West Germany 1989 11th
Greece 1991 6th
United Kingdom 1993 7th
Austria 1995 9th
Spain 1997 7th
Italy 1999 4th
Hungary 2001 7th
Slovenia 2003 7th
Serbia 2006 6th
Spain 2008 11th
Croatia 2010 9th
Netherlands 2012 6th
Hungary 2014 6th
Total 15/31

Honours[edit]

Med 2.png Silver medals[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze medals[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Greek roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2013 World Aquatic championships.[1] view · talk

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Tsalkanis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Tsalkanis GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 0 kg (0 lb) 23 April 1982 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
2 Mylonakis, EmmanouilEmmanouil Mylonakis D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 9 April 1985 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
3 Gouvis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Gouvis CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 0 kg (0 lb) 16 February 1980 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
4 Genidounias, KonstantinosKonstantinos Genidounias CF 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 0 kg (0 lb) 21 January 1980 United States USC Trojans
5 Fountoulis, IoannisIoannis Fountoulis D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 May 1988 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
6 Pontikeas, KyriakosKyriakos Pontikeas CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 0 kg (0 lb) 9 May 1991 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
7 Afroudakis, ChristosChristos Afroudakis D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 May 1984 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
8 Delakas, EvagelosEvagelos Delakas CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 8 February 1985 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
9 Mourikis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Mourikis CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 11 July 1988 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
10 Kolomvos, ChristodoulosChristodoulos Kolomvos CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 October 1988 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
11 Gounas, AlexandrosAlexandros Gounas D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 3 October 1989 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
12 Vlachopoulos, AngelosAngelos Vlachopoulos D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 28 September 1991 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
13 Galanidis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Galanidis GK 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 0 kg (0 lb) 1 September 1990 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
Head coach: Sakis Kechagias

2005 World championship squad[edit]

The following is the bronze medal-winning Greek roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2005 World Aquatic championships.

Bronze Medalists
 GREECE
Georgios Reppas
Anastasios Schizas
Dimitrios Mazis
Emmanouil Mylonakis
Theodoros Chatzitheodorou
Argyris Theodoropoulos
Christos Afroudakis
Georgios Ntoskas
Georgios Afroudakis
Stefanos-Petros Santa
Antonios Vlontakis
Manthos Voulgarakis
Nikolaos Deligiannis

Head Coach
Alessandro Campagna

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]