División de Honor Femenina de Waterpolo

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División de Honor
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016-17 División de Honor Femenina de Waterpolo
Sport water polo
Founded 1988
No. of teams 12
Country  Spain
Most recent
champion(s)
Sabadell Astralpool (2016–17)
Most titles Sabadell, 15 titles
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Primera División
Domestic cup(s) Copa de la Reina
Official website rfen.es

The División de Honor Femenina de Waterpolo is the premier category in the Spanish women's water polo league. Founded in 1988 as Primera División (it took its current name in 2000), it is currently contested by twelve teams.

Catalan clubs CE Mediterrani and CN Sabadell are the championship's most successful teams both with eleven titles, with Mediterrani dominating the competition in the 1990s and Sabadell doing so in the 2000s.[1] In 2011 Sabadell became the first team from the Spanish championship to win the European Cup.[2]

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

Upon completion of regular season, top four teams play championship playoffs.

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.

2016–17 season teams[edit]

División de Honor Femenina de Waterpolo is located in Spain
Sabadell
Sabadell
Mataró
Mataró
Sant AndreuMediterrani
Sant Andreu
Mediterrani
División de Honor Femenina de Waterpolo
TerrassaRubí
Terrassa
Rubí
Madrid MoscardóConcepción
Madrid Moscardó
Concepción
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
División de Honor Femenina de Waterpolo 2016–17 teams
Team City/Area Founded Pool website
Sabadell Astralpool Sabadell 1916 Can Llong [1]
Mataró La Sirena Mataró 1932 Joan Serra [2]
Sant Andreu Barcelona 1971 Pere Serrat [3]
Rubí Rubí 1971 Can Rosés [4]
Mediterrani Barcelona 1931 Josep Vallès [5]
Madrid Moscardó Madrid 1958 Piscina CDM Moscardó [6]
Terrassa Terrassa 1932 Àrea Olímpica [7]
Zaragoza Zaragoza 1984 Piscina Stadium Casablanca [8]
Dos Hermanas Emasesa Dos Hermanas 1993 Piscina CMAD Montequinto [9]
Concepción–Cdad Lineal Madrid 1969 Piscina CMD Concepción [10]

2014–15 regular season standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sabadell Astralpool 18 18 0 0 378 93 +285 54 Qualification to championship playoffs
2 Mataró La Sirena 18 14 2 2 234 139 +95 44
3 Sant Andreu 18 11 4 3 191 159 +32 37
4 Mediterrani 18 11 2 5 190 143 +47 35
5 Madrid Moscardó 18 8 2 8 156 193 −37 26
6 Terrassa 18 7 1 10 151 176 −25 22
7 Rubí 18 6 1 11 156 199 −43 19
8 Dos Hermanas 18 4 0 14 151 218 −67 12
9 Zaragoza 18 3 1 14 124 234 −110 10 Qualification to relegation playoff
10 Concepción–Cdad Lineal 18 1 1 16 107 284 −177 4 Relegation to Primera División
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2015. Source: División de Honor Femenina 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

List of champions[edit]

Season Champion
1987/88 Molins de Rei (1)
1988/89 Catalunya (1)
1989/90 Mediterrani (1)
1990–91 Catalunya (2)
1991–92 Mediterrani (2)
1992–93 Mediterrani (3)
1993–94 Mediterrani (4)
1994–95 Mediterrani (5)
1995–96 Mediterrani (6)
1996–97 Mediterrani (7)
1997–98 Mediterrani (8)
1998–99 Mediterrani (9)
1999–00 Sabadell (1)
2000–01 Sabadell (2)
2001–02 Sabadell (3)
Season Champion
2002–03 Mediterrani (10)
2003–04 Sabadell (4)
2004–05 Sabadell (5)
2005–06 Alcorcón (1)
2006–07 Sabadell (6)
2007–08 Sabadell (7)
2008–09 Sabadell (8)
2009–10 Mediterrani (11)
2010–11 Sabadell (9)
2011–12 Sabadell (10)
2012–13 Sabadell (11)
2013–14 Sabadell (12)
2014–15 Sabadell (13)
2015–16 Sabadell (14)
2016–17 Sabadell (15)

Titles by team[edit]

Titles Team Season
15 Sabadell 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
11 Mediterrani 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2009–10
2 Catalunya 1988–89, 1990–91
1 Molins de Rei 1987–88
1 Alcorcón 2005–06

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of champions in the Royal Spanish Women's Water Polo Federation
  2. ^ Sabadell makes history winning the European Cup. RTVE

External links[edit]