Ethnikos Piraeus Water Polo Club

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Ethnikos Piraeus Water Polo Club
NicknameΕmperor
Founded1923
LeagueGreece A1 Ethniki Water Polo
Based inPiraeus, Greece
ArenaPapastrateio Hall, Pireaus
Colors          Blue, White
PresidentGreece Antonis Printezis
Head coachGreece Fanis Kountoudios (Men) / Giorgos Tsokas (Women)
ChampionshipsMen's team
38 Greek Championships
12 Greek Cups
Women's team
1 Women's LEN Trophy
3 Greek Championships
Websitehttp://www.ethnikos.gr/
Active departments of
Ethnikos Piraeus
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Canoeing

Ethnikos Piraeus Water Polo Club is the water polo team of Ethnikos Piraeus or Ethnikos OFPF (National Club of Fans of Piraeus and Phalerum). Ethnikos is one of the most successful water polo clubs in Greece. They have won a record 38 Greek water polo championships (although one of them is not recognised by the Hellenic Swimming Federation) and 12 Greek water polo cups with 9 Doubles. They hold the unique record of winning 18 championships in a row (from 1953 to 1969) and 14 in a row as well (from 1972 to 1985).

Men's team[edit]

Ethnikos dominated in Greek Water Polo championship for many years. So far, it has won the most Greek championships in this sport. It has won 38 championships and 12 cups.[1] During last years his power has been limited, and it has relegated to second division (A2 Ethniki) twice. In current season, they play again in A1 Ethniki.

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Division Place Notes
1999-00 A1 Ethniki 5th Winner Greek Cup
2000-01 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2001-02 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2002-03 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2003-04 A1 Ethniki 5th
2004-05 A1 Ethniki 2nd Winner Greek Cup
2005-06 A1 Ethniki 1st
2006-07 A1 Ethniki 2nd Finalist Greek Cup
2007-08 A1 Ethniki 2nd
2008-09 A1 Ethniki 11th Relegated to A2
2009-10 A2 Ethniki 1st Promoted to A1
2010-11 A1 Ethniki 8th
2011-12 A1 Ethniki 12th Relegated to A2
2012-13 A2 Ethniki 2nd Promoted to A1
2013-14 A1 Ethniki 6th
2014-15 A1 Ethniki 4th
2015-16 A1 Ethniki 4th

Honours[edit]

  • Greek Water Polo championships
    • Winners (38) (record): 1926 (unofficial), 1931, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2006
  • Greek Water Polo Cup
    • Winners (12): 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1991, 2000, 2005.
  • Shield of the European Union.svg LEN Champions League
    • Fourth place: 1981

Doubles

  • (9): 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1984, 1985, 1988

Tom Hoad Cup[edit]

Ethnikos Piraeus took part in the Tom Hoad Cup at the Melville Water Polo Club, Fremantle, Australia. There were six teams competing from around the world: the Fremantle Mariners (Australia), Ethnikos Piraeus (Greece), Galatasaray Water Polo Team (Turkey), Japan National Water Polo Team, The Barbarians and a composite European team including three Hungarian Olympic gold medalists. The competition took place from the 27th-30 December 2008, with gold going to The Barbarians.[2]

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Women's team[edit]

The women's team of Ethnikos has won 3 championship and 1 European cup (LEN Trophy). In current season, it plays in first division championship (A1 Ethniki).

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Division Place Notes
2006-07 A1 Ethniki 5th
2007-08 A1 Ethniki 4th
2008-09 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2009-10 A1 Ethniki 3rd LEN Trophy Winners
2010-11 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2011-12 A1 Ethniki 6th
2012-13 A1 Ethniki 5th
2013-14 A1 Ethniki 6th
2014-15 A1 Ethniki 4th

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Η πτώση του "αυτοκράτορα"". onsports.gr. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Tom Hoad Cup history". tomhoadcup.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014.

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