División de Honor de Waterpolo

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División de Honor
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 División de Honor de Waterpolo
Sport water polo
Founded 1912
No. of teams 12
Country  Spain
Most recent
champion(s)
Atlètic-Barceloneta (2015–16)
Most titles CN Barcelona
(59 titles overall)
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Primera División
Domestic cup(s) Copa del Rey
Official website rfen.es

The Spanish water polo championship has been contested since 1912. The current league format was introduced in 1965. The top division is currently known as the División de Honor and consists of 12 clubs. The current champions (2015–16 season) are CN Atlètic-Barceloneta, from Barcelona.

Competition[edit]

Format[edit]

The División de Honor season takes place between October and May, with every team playing each other home and away for a total of 22 matches. Points are awarded according to the following:

  • 3 points for a win
  • 1 points for a draw

The team with the highest number of points at the end of 22 rounds of matches become champions.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The bottom team in the standings at the end of the season is relegated to Primera División, while the top team from Primera División is promoted.

2015–16 season teams[edit]

División de Honor de Waterpolo is located in Catalonia
Atl. BarcelonetaBarcelonaMediterraniSant AndreuCatalunya
Atl. Barceloneta
Barcelona
Mediterrani
Sant Andreu
Catalunya
Terrassa
Terrassa
Mataró
Mataró
Sabadell
Sabadell
RubíS. Feliu
Rubí
S. Feliu
Catalan teams in División de Honor 2015–16
División de Honor de Waterpolo is located in Spain
Navarra
Navarra
Real Canoe
Real Canoe
Remaining teams in División de Honor 2015–16
Team City/Area Founded Stadium website
Atlètic-Barceloneta Barcelona 1913 (1992) Piscina Sant Sebastià [1]
Mediterrani Barcelona 1931 Instal·lació Josep Vallès [2]
Sabadell Sabadell 1916 Can Llong [3]
Mataró Quadis Mataró 1932 Piscina Joan Serra [4]
Terrassa Terrassa 1932 Àrea Olímpica [5]
Real Canoe–Isostar Madrid 1931 Piscina Real Canoe [6]
Barcelona Barcelona 1907 Nova Escullera [7]
Catalunya Barcelona 1931 Piscina Sant Jordi [8]
Sant Andreu Barcelona 1971 Piscina Pere Serrat [9]
Waterpolo Navarra Pamplona 2006 Ciudad Deportiva Amaya [10]
Rubí Rubí 1971 Piscina Can Rosés [11]
Sant Feliu Sant Feliu de Llobregat 1969 Piscina CN Molins de Rei [12]

2015–16 season standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Atlètic-Barceloneta 22 21 1 0 282 121 +161 64 Qualification to championship playoffs
2 AstralPool Sabadell 22 18 1 3 275 164 +111 55
3 Real Canoe–Isostar 22 14 1 7 206 182 +24 43
4 Terrassa 22 13 3 6 215 158 +57 42
5 Quadis Mataró 22 12 4 6 229 178 +51 40
6 Barcelona 22 12 1 9 202 202 0 37
7 Sant Andreu 22 9 1 12 197 185 +12 28
8 Mediterrani 22 9 1 12 189 195 −6 28
9 Catalunya 22 7 2 13 177 227 −50 23
10 Waterpolo Navarra 22 6 1 15 158 235 −77 19
11 Rubí 22 2 2 18 147 251 −104 8 Qualification to relegation playoff
12 Sant Feliu 22 0 0 22 109 288 −179 0 Relegation to Primera División
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2016. Source: División de Honor table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored

Previous winners[edit]

Spanish Championship (1912–1973)[edit]

Spanish League (1965–present)[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Spanish Championship[edit]

Team Titles Years Won
Barcelona 40 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Atlètic-Barceloneta 1 1973
Montjuïc 1 1972

Spanish League[edit]

Team Titles Years Won
Barcelona 19 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05
Atlètic-Barceloneta 16 1969–70, 1972–73, 1973–74, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Montjuïc 7 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86
Catalunya 7 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98
Real Canoe 2 1998–99, 1999–00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

External links[edit]