Hungary men's national water polo team

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Hungarian Water Polo Association.png
Association Magyar Vízilabda Szövetség
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Tibor Benedek
Asst coach Norbert Dabrowski
Captain Dániel Varga
Olympic Games
Appearances 20 (first in 1912)
Best result 1st 1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2008
World Championships
Appearances 15 (first in 1973)
Best result 1st 1973, 2003, 2013
World League
Appearances 6 (first in 2002)
Best result 1st 2003, 2004
World Cup
Appearances 11 (first in 1979)
Best result 1st 1979, 1995, 1999
European Championship
Appearances 30 (first in 1926)
Best result 1st 1926, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1977, 1997, 1999
Hungary men's national water polo team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1932 Los Angeles Team
Gold 1936 Berlin Team
Gold 1952 Helsinki Team
Gold 1956 Melbourne Team
Gold 1964 Tokyo Team
Gold 1976 Montréal Team
Gold 2000 Sydney Team
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Gold 2008 Beijing Team
Silver 1928 Amsterdam Team
Silver 1948 London Team
Silver 1972 Munich Team
Bronze 1960 Rome Team
Bronze 1968 Mexico City Team
Bronze 1980 Moscow Team
World Championships
Gold 1973 Belgrade Team
Gold 2003 Barcelona Team
Gold 2013 Barcelona Team
Silver 1975 Cali Team
Silver 1978 Berlin Team
Silver 1982 Guayaquil Team
Silver 1998 Perth Team
Silver 2005 Montréal Team
Silver 2007 Melbourne Team
Bronze 1991 Perth Team
World League
Gold 2003 New York Team
Gold 2004 Long Beach Team
Silver 2005 Belgrade Team
Silver 2007 Berlin Team
Silver 2013 Chelyabinsk Team
Silver 2014 Dubai Team
Bronze 2002 Patras Team
World Cup
Gold 1979 Belgrade Team
Gold 1995 Atlanta Team
Gold 1999 Sydney Team
Silver 1993 Athens Team
Silver 2002 Belgrade Team
Silver 2006 Budapest Team
Bronze 1989 Berlin Team
Bronze 1997 Athens Team
European Championship
Gold 1926 Budapest Team
Gold 1927 Bologna Team
Gold 1931 Paris Team
Gold 1934 Magdeburg Team
Gold 1938 London Team
Gold 1954 Turin Team
Gold 1958 Budapest Team
Gold 1962 Leipzig Team
Gold 1974 Vienna Team
Gold 1977 Jönköping Team
Gold 1997 Seville Team
Gold 1999 Florence Team
Silver 1970 Barcelona Team
Silver 1983 Rome Team
Silver 1993 Sheffield Team
Silver 1995 Vienna Team
Silver 2006 Belgrade Team
Silver 2014 Budapest Team
Bronze 1981 Split Team
Bronze 2001 Budapest Team
Bronze 2003 Kranj Team
Bronze 2008 Málaga Team
Bronze 2012 Eindhoven Team

The Hungary men's national water polo team represents Hungary in international men's water polo competitions and is controlled by the Hungarian Water Polo Association. They are considered the world's top power in the history of water polo, having won 15 Olympic, 10 World Championship,[1] 5 FINA World League, 8 FINA World Cup and 21 European Championship medals.


Olympic Games[edit]

Hungary missed five Olympics, but they have won the title nine times, which is a record. As of today, there are only six tournaments in which Hungary participated but did not receive a medal.

Year Position
France 1900 Didn't participate
United States 1904 Didn't participate
United Kingdom 1908 Didn't participate
Sweden 1912 First round
Belgium 1920 Didn't participate
France 1924 First round
Netherlands 1928 Silver medal icon.svg
United States 1932 Gold medal icon.svg
Germany 1936 Gold medal icon.svg
United Kingdom 1948 Silver medal icon.svg
Finland 1952 Gold medal icon.svg
Australia 1956 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 1960 Bronze medal icon.svg
Japan 1964 Gold medal icon.svg
Mexico 1968 Bronze medal icon.svg
West Germany 1972 Silver medal icon.svg
Canada 1976 Gold medal icon.svg
Soviet Union 1980 Bronze medal icon.svg
United States 1984 Didn't participate
South Korea 1988 5th
Spain 1992 6th
United States 1996 4th
Australia 2000 Gold medal icon.svg
Greece 2004 Gold medal icon.svg
China 2008 Gold medal icon.svg
United Kingdom 2012 5th
Total 21/26

World Championships[edit]

Hungary has taken part in every World Championships. They have won this championship three times: in 1973, 2003 and 2013.

Year Position
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973 Gold medal icon.svg
Colombia 1975 Silver medal icon.svg
West Germany 1978 Silver medal icon.svg
Ecuador 1982 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 1986 9th
Australia 1991 Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 1994 5th
Australia 1998 Silver medal icon.svg
Japan 2001 5th
Spain 2003 Gold medal icon.svg
Canada 2005 Silver medal icon.svg
Australia 2007 Silver medal icon.svg
Italy 2009 5th
China 2011 4th
Spain 2013 Gold medal icon.svg
Total 15/15

World League[edit]

Hungary has taken part in the first edition of the FINA Water Polo World League in 2002. They have won the gold medal one and two years later. In 2006 and from 2008 to 2012, Hungary did not participate in the World League.

Year Position
Greece 2002 Bronze medal icon.svg
United States 2003 Gold medal icon.svg
United States 2004 Gold medal icon.svg
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Silver medal icon.svg
Greece 2006 Didn't participate
Germany 2007 Silver medal icon.svg
Italy 2008 Didn't participate
Montenegro 2009 Didn't participate
Serbia 2010 Didn't participate
Italy 2011 Didn't participate
Kazakhstan 2012 Didn't participate
Russia 2013 Silver medal icon.svg
United Arab Emirates 2014 Silver medal icon.svg
Total 7/13

World Cup[edit]

The Hungarian national team missed three editions of the World Cup, but they won it tree times: 1979, 1995 and 1999.

Year Position
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Gold medal icon.svg
United States 1981 6th
United States 1983 7th
West Germany 1985 Didn't participate
Greece 1987 Didn't participate
West Germany 1989 Bronze medal icon.svg
Spain 1991 4th
Greece 1993 Silver medal icon.svg
United States 1995 Gold medal icon.svg
Greece 1997 Bronze medal icon.svg
Australia 1999 Gold medal icon.svg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2002 Silver medal icon.svg
Hungary 2006 Silver medal icon.svg
Romania 2010 Didn't participate
Total 11/14

European Championship[edit]

Hungary missed only one European Championship, in 1950, and they have won the tournament 12 times, which is (as in the World Championships) a record. No team has a better result than Hungary in history of the European Championship.

Year Position
Hungary 1926 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 1927 Gold medal icon.svg
France 1931 Gold medal icon.svg
Germany 1934 Gold medal icon.svg
United Kingdom 1938 Gold medal icon.svg
Monaco 1947 4th
Austria 1950 Did not participate
Italy 1954 Gold medal icon.svg
Hungary 1958 Gold medal icon.svg
East Germany 1962 Gold medal icon.svg
Netherlands 1966 5th
Spain 1970 Silver medal icon.svg
Austria 1974 Gold medal icon.svg
Sweden 1977 Gold medal icon.svg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1981 Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 1983 Silver medal icon.svg
Bulgaria 1985 5th
France 1987 5th
West Germany 1989 9th
Greece 1991 5th
United Kingdom 1993 Silver medal icon.svg
Austria 1995 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 1997 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 1999 Gold medal icon.svg
Hungary 2001 Bronze medal icon.svg
Slovenia 2003 Bronze medal icon.svg
Serbia 2006 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 2008 Bronze medal icon.svg
Croatia 2010 4th
Netherlands 2012 Bronze medal icon.svg
Hungary 2014 Silver medal icon.svg
Total 30/31


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