LEN Champions League

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LEN Champions League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 LEN Champions League
Logo of LEN.png
The current LEN official logo
Sport Water polo
Founded 1963
President Gianni Lonzi
No. of teams 18 (preliminary stage)
12 (group stage)
Country LEN members
Continent  Europe
Most recent champion(s) Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta
(1st title)
Most titles Croatia Mladost
Serbia Partizan
Italy Pro Recco
(7 titles)
Level on pyramid 1st Tier (Europe)
Official website len.eu

The LEN Champions League is the premier European water polo club competition with teams from up to 18 different countries. It is run by the Ligue Européenne de Natation.

History[edit]

Names of the competition[edit]

  • 1963–1996: Champions Cup
  • 1996–2003: Champions League
  • 2003–2011: LEN Euroleague
  • 2011–present: LEN Champions League

Title holders[edit]

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Finals[edit]

Year Champions Result Runner-up Third Fourth
1964 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 4–3 Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow East Germany Magdeburg West Germany Duisburg
1965 Italy Pro Recco 1–0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan East Germany Magdeburg Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
1966 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 5–3, 3–4 East Germany Magdeburg Italy Pro Recco and Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
1967 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 5–3, 1–2, 4–3 Italy Pro Recco East Germany Magdeburg and Romania Dinamo București
1968 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 4–2, 4–4 Romania Dinamo București Soviet Union CSKA Moscow and Italy Pro Recco
1969 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 7–3, 4–4 Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow East Germany Magdeburg and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1970 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 5–3, 2–3 Italy Pro Recco Spain Barcelona and Hungary Orvosegyetem
1971 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 4–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow Sweden SKK Stockholm
1972 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 4–2 Italy Pro Recco Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow Netherlands De Robben
1973 Hungary Orvosegyetem 5–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan Soviet Union CSKA Moscow Romania Dinamo București
1974 Soviet Union MGU Moscow 4–3 Hungary Orvosegyetem Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan Italy Canottieri Napoli
1975 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 6–2 Hungary Orvosegyetem Romania Dinamo București Netherlands De Robben
1976 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 6–5 Hungary Vasas Italy Canottieri Napoli Netherlands De Robben
1977 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 7–5 Netherlands Zian West Germany Würzburg 05 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1978 Italy Canottieri Napoli 5–5 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan West Germany Würzburg 05
1979 Hungary Orvosegyetem 5–2 Spain Montjuïc West Germany Würzburg 05 Italy Pro Recco
1980 Hungary Vasas 9–7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan West Germany Spandau 04 Spain Montjuïc
1981 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jug 4–6 West Germany Spandau 04 Hungary Vasas Greece Ethnikos Piraeus
1982 Spain Barcelona 12–11 West Germany Spandau 04 Hungary Vasas Netherlands Alphen
1983 West Germany Spandau 04 7–10, 10–6 Soviet Union Dynamo Alma-Ata Hungary Vasas and Italy Pro Recco
1984 Italy Pro Recco 8–10, 8–5 Netherlands Alphen Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jug and West Germany Spandau 04
1985 Hungary Vasas 11–11, 10–5 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow West Germany Spandau 04 and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1986 Germany Spandau 04 7–9, 7–4 Hungary Vasoutas Spain Montjuïc and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jug
1987 Germany Spandau 04 10–5, 7–8 Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Primorac Kotor and Hungary Újpest
1988 Italy Pescara 12–10, 9–9 West Germany Spandau 04 Romania Dinamo București and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1989 West Germany Spandau 04 11–10, 11–11 Spain Catalunya Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan and Hungary Ferencváros
1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 9–1, 11–9 Germany Spandau 04 Hungary Vasas and Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
1991 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 10–7, 11–10 Italy Canottieri Napoli Soviet Union CSKA Moscow and Germany Spandau 04
1992 Croatia Jadran Split 10–12, 11–8 Italy Savona Netherlands Polar Bears Ede and Germany Spandau 04
1993 Croatia Jadran Split 7–8, 6–4 Croatia Mladost France Olympic Nice and Netherlands Polar Bears Ede
1994 Hungary Újpest 10–6, 11–11 Spain Catalunya Italy Posillipo and Croatia Jadran Split
1995 Spain Catalunya 7–6, 8–7 Hungary Újpest Croatia Mladost and Germany Spandau 04
1996 Croatia Mladost 7–4, 6–6 Hungary Újpest Spain Barcelona and Italy Posillipo
1997 Italy Posillipo 10–7 Croatia Mladost Spain Barcelona Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bečej
1998 Italy Posillipo 8–6 Italy Pescara Croatia Mladost Russia Spartak Volgograd
1999 Croatia POŠK 8–7 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bečej Italy Posillipo Russia Dynamo Moscow
2000 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bečej 11–8 Croatia Mladost Hungary Vasoutas Croatia POŠK
2001 Croatia Jug 8–7 Greece Olympiacos Italy Posillipo Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bečej
2002 Greece Olympiacos 9–7 Hungary Honvéd Italy Posillipo Croatia Jug
2003 Italy Pro Recco 9–4 Hungary Honvéd Croatia Mladost Germany Spandau 04
2004 Hungary Honvéd 7–6 Serbia and Montenegro Jadran Croatia Primorje Russia Shturm Chekhov
2005 Italy Posillipo 9–8 Hungary Honvéd Italy Pro Recco Croatia Jug
2006 Croatia Jug 9–7 Italy Pro Recco Italy Posillipo Italy Savona
2007 Italy Pro Recco 9–8 Croatia Jug Serbia Partizan Greece Olympiacos
2008 Italy Pro Recco 13–12 Croatia Jug Hungary Vasas Croatia Mladost
2009 Montenegro Primorac Kotor 8–7 Italy Pro Recco Croatia Jug Croatia Mladost
2010 Italy Pro Recco 9–3 Montenegro Primorac Kotor Serbia Partizan Croatia Jug
2011 Serbia Partizan 11–7 Italy Pro Recco Croatia Mladost Montenegro Budva
2012 Italy Pro Recco 11–8 Croatia Primorje Croatia Mladost Hungary Vasas
2013 Serbia Crvena Zvezda 8–7 Croatia Jug Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta Serbia Partizan
2014 Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta 7–6 Serbia Radnički Kragujevac Croatia Primorje Serbia Partizan

Records and statistics[edit]

Winning clubs[edit]

Performance in the European Cup/Euroleague/LEN Champions League by club
Club
Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Italy Pro Recco 7 6 1965, 1984, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 1967, 1970, 1972, 2006, 2009, 2011
Croatia HAVK Mladost 7 4 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1990, 1991, 1996 1971, 1993, 1997, 2000
Serbia Partizan 7 3 1964, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1976, 2011 1965, 1973, 1980
West Germany Spandau 04 4 4 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989 1981, 1982, 1988, 1990
Croatia Jug Dubrovnik 3 3 1981, 2001, 2006 2007, 2008, 2013
Italy Posillipo 3 0 1997, 1998, 2005 &
Hungary Orvosegyetem 2 2 1973, 1979 1974, 1975
Hungary Vasas 2 1 1980, 1985 1976
Croatia Jadran Split 2 0 1992, 1993 &
Hungary Honvéd 1 3 2004 2002, 2003, 2005
Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 1 2 1977 1978, 1985
Hungary Újpest 1 2 1994 1995, 1996
Spain Catalunya 1 2 1995 1989, 1994
Italy Canottieri Napoli 1 1 1978 1991
Italy Pescara 1 1 1988 1998
Serbia and Montenegro Bečej 1 1 2000 1999
Greece Olympiacos 1 1 2002 2001
Montenegro Primorac Kotor 1 1 2009 2010
Soviet Union MGU Moscow 1 0 1974 &
Spain Barcelona 1 0 1982 &
Croatia POŠK Split 1 0 1999 &
Serbia Crvena zvezda 1 0 2013 &
Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta 1 0 2014 &
Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow 0 3 &
1964, 1969, 1987
East Germany Magdeburg 0 1 &
1966
Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 0 1 &
1968
Netherlands Zian 0 1 &
1977
Spain Montjuïc 0 1 &
1979
Soviet Union Dynamo Alma-Ata 0 1 &
1983
Netherlands Alphen 0 1 &
1984
Hungary Budapesti VSC 0 1 &
1986
Italy Savona 0 1 &
1992
Serbia and Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi 0 1 &
2004
Croatia Primorje Rijeka 0 1 &
2012
Serbia Radnički Kragujevac 0 1 &
2014

References[edit]

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