European Water Polo Championship

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European Water Polo Championship
SportWater Polo
Founded1927
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
 Serbia (Men, 5th title)
 Netherlands (Women, 5th title)
Most titles Hungary (Men, 12 titles)
 Italy,  Netherlands (Women, 5 titles)

The European Water Polo Championship is a sport competition for national water polo teams, currently held biannually and organized by the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), the governing European aquatics federation. There are both men's and women's competitions.

The first European Water Polo Championship was held in 1926 in Budapest, Hungary, with just a men's competition. The women for the first time competed in 1985 (Oslo, Norway) for the European title. The water polo tournament was part of the European Aquatics Championships up to and including 1997, and from 1999 the event was separated and got its own independent tournament.

Men's tournament[edit]

Results[edit]

MEN'S EUROPEAN WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
Year Host Gold medal europe.svg Gold Silver medal europe.svg Silver Bronze medal europe.svg Bronze Number of teams
1926
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Hungary

Sweden

Germany
4
1927
Details
Italy
Bologna,
Italy

Hungary

France

Belgium
1931
Details
France
Paris,
France

Hungary

Germany

Austria
7
1934
Details
Germany
Magdeburg,
Germany

Hungary

Germany

Belgium
10
1938
Details
United Kingdom
London,
United Kingdom

Hungary

Germany

Netherlands
7
1947
Details
Monaco
Monte Carlo,
Monaco

Italy

Sweden

Belgium
10
1950
Details
Austria
Vienna,
Austria

Netherlands

Sweden

Yugoslavia
7
1954
Details
Italy
Turin,
Italy

Hungary

Yugoslavia

Italy
12
1958
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Hungary

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union
14
1962
Details
East Germany
Leipzig,
East Germany

Hungary

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union
11
1966
Details
Netherlands
Utrecht,
Netherlands

Soviet Union

East Germany

Yugoslavia
17
1970
Details
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain

Soviet Union

Hungary

Yugoslavia
15
1974
Details
Austria
Vienna,
Austria

Hungary

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia
8
1977
Details
Sweden
Jönköping,
Sweden

Hungary

Yugoslavia

Italy
8
1981
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Split,
Yugoslavia

West Germany

Soviet Union

Hungary
8
1983
Details
Italy
Rome,
Italy

Soviet Union

Hungary

Spain
8
1985
Details
Bulgaria
Sofia,
Bulgaria

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

West Germany
8
1987
Details
France
Strasbourg,
France

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Italy
8
1989
Details
West Germany
Bonn,
West Germany

West Germany

Yugoslavia

Italy
16
1991
Details
Greece
Athens,
Greece

Yugoslavia

Spain

Soviet Union
16
1993
Details
United Kingdom
Sheffield,
United Kingdom

Italy

Hungary

Spain
12
1995
Details
Austria
Vienna,
Austria

Italy

Hungary

Germany
12
1997
Details
Spain
Seville,
Spain

Hungary

Yugoslavia

Russia
12
1999
Details
Italy
Florence,
Italy

Hungary

Croatia

Italy
12
2001
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Yugoslavia

Italy

Hungary
12
2003
Details
Slovenia
Kranj,
Slovenia

Serbia and Montenegro

Croatia

Hungary
12
2006
Details
Serbia
Belgrade,
Serbia

Serbia

Hungary

Spain
12
2008
Details
Spain
Málaga,
Spain

Montenegro

Serbia

Hungary
12
2010
Details
Croatia
Zagreb,
Croatia

Croatia

Italy

Serbia
12
2012
Details
Netherlands
Eindhoven,
Netherlands

Serbia

Montenegro

Hungary
12
2014
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Serbia

Hungary

Italy
12
2016
Details
Serbia
Belgrade,
Serbia

Serbia

Montenegro

Hungary
16
2018
Details
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain

Serbia

Spain

Croatia
16
2020
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary
2022
Details
Croatia
Split, Croatia

Medal table[edit]

As of 28 July 2018[1]
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Hungary126624
2 Soviet Union53210
3 Serbia5117
4 Italy32611
5 Germany2338
6 Serbia and Montenegro2103
7 Yugoslavia17412
8 Croatia1214
9 Montenegro1203
10 Netherlands1012
11 Sweden0303
12 Spain0235
13 East Germany0101
 France0101
15 Belgium0033
16 Austria0011
 Russia0011
Totals (17 nations)33343299

Participation details[edit]

Team 1926
Hungary
(4)
1927
Italy
(12)
1931
France
(7)
1934
Germany
(10)
1938
United Kingdom
(7)
1947
Monaco
(10)
1950
Austria
(7)
1954
Italy
(12)
1958
Hungary
(14)
1962
Germany
(11)
1966
Netherlands
(17)
1970
Spain
(15)
1974
Austria
(8)
1977
Sweden
(8)
1981
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(8)
1983
Italy
(8)
1985
Bulgaria
(8)
1987
France
(8)
1989
West Germany
(16)
1991
Greece
(16)
1993
United Kingdom
(12)
1995
Austria
(12)
1997
Spain
(12)
1999
Italy
(12)
2001
Hungary
(12)
2003
Slovenia
(12)
2006
Serbia
(12)
2008
Spain
(12)
2010
Croatia
(12)
2012
Netherlands
(12)
2014
Hungary
(12)
2016
Serbia
(16)
2018
Spain
(16)
Years
 Austria 6th 3rd 10th 5th 12th 11th 14th 14th 12th 9
 Belgium 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 11th 10th 7th 10th 12th 11
 Bulgaria 14th 11th 8th 10th 13th 8th 11th 7
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia 5th 4th 4th 2nd 4th 2nd 7th 4th 1st 9th 5th 7th 3rd 14
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 7th 5th 8th 9th 14th 7th 10th doesn't exist 7
 Denmark 16th 1
 Finland 13th 1
 France 2nd 6th 6th 6th 7th 6th 9th 8th 13th 11th 12th 11th 12th 10th 9th 12th 16
 Georgia Part of  Soviet Union 12th 14th 13th 3
 Germany
 West Germany
3rd 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 6th 7th 7th 7th 8th 6th 1st 5th 3rd 4th 1st 7th 9th 3rd 10th 8th 9th 6th 8th 6th 6th 5th 9th 11th 9th 30
 East Germany Part of  Germany 5th 4th 2nd doesn't exist 3
 Great Britain 8th 7th 6th 8th 13th 10th 17th 15th 14th 12th 10
 Greece 10th 8th 11th 6th 7th 9th 7th 4th 7th 8th 6th 11th 9th 6th 6th 4th 5th 17
 Hungary 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 5th 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 5th 9th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 8th 32
 Ireland 15th 15th 2
 Italy 12th 10th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 4th 8th 4th 4th 5th 3rd 6th 7th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 6th 3rd 2nd 9th 5th 5th 2nd 4th 3rd 6th 4th 31
 North Macedonia Part of  Yugoslavia 8th 12th 11th 3
 Malta 15th 16th 2
 Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia Part of Serbia and Montenegro SCG / FR Yugoslavia [N 1] 1st 5th 2nd 4th 2nd 6th 6
 Netherlands 11th 9th 3rd 5th 1st 4th 6th 6th 8th 5th 4th 5th 8th 6th 7th 8th 9th 8th 10th 9th 12th 10th 11th 10th 10th 12th 10 27
 Poland 9th 11th 13th 12th 4
 Romania 10th 5th 6th 6th 6th 7th 7th 8th 7th 5th 8th 4th 11th 9th 11th 10th 4th 9th 7th 8th 8th 10th 11th 23
 Russia Part of  Soviet Union 6th 6th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 9th 10th 11th 11th 8th 7th 12
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia Part of Serbia and Montenegro SCG / FRY 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 7
Serbia and Montenegro SCG / FRY Part of  Yugoslavia 2nd 7th 1st 1st doesn't exist 4
 Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 10th 8th 10th 8th 7th 11th 12th 13th 14th 9
 Slovenia Part of  Yugoslavia 11th 12th 12th 3
 Soviet Union 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 3rd doesn't exist 13
 Spain 10th 7th 7th 12th 12th 8th 7th 8th 5th 3rd 6th 6th 6th 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 7th 8th 7th 7th 5th 2nd 27
 Sweden 2nd 4th 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 9th 9th 9th 16th 10
  Switzerland 7th 1
 Turkey 16th 15th 10th 12th 16th 15th 6
 Ukraine Part of  Soviet Union 11th 7th 11th 3
 Yugoslavia 9th 5th 8th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st doesn't exist 17

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Won European B Waterpolo Championship

Women's tournament[edit]

History[edit]

WOMEN'S EUROPEAN WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
Year Host Gold medal europe.svg Gold Silver medal europe.svg Silver Bronze medal europe.svg Bronze
1985
Details
Norway
Oslo,
Norway

Netherlands

Hungary

West Germany
1987
Details
France
Strasbourg,
France

Netherlands

Hungary

France
1989
Details
West Germany
Bonn,
West Germany

Netherlands

Hungary

France
1991
Details
Greece
Athens,
Greece

Hungary

Netherlands

Italy
1993
Details
United Kingdom
Leeds,
United Kingdom

Netherlands

Russia

Hungary
1995
Details
Austria
Vienna,
Austria

Italy

Hungary

Netherlands
1997
Details
Spain
Sevilla,
Spain

Italy

Russia

Netherlands
1999
Details
Italy
Prato,
Italy

Italy

Netherlands

Russia
2001
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Hungary

Italy

Russia
2003
Details
Slovenia
Ljubljana,
Slovenia

Italy

Hungary

Russia
2006
Details
Serbia
Belgrade,
Serbia

Russia

Italy

Hungary
2008
Details
Spain
Málaga,
Spain

Russia

Spain

Hungary
2010
Details
Croatia
Zagreb,
Croatia

Russia

Greece

Netherlands
2012
Details
Netherlands
Eindhoven,
Netherlands

Italy

Greece

Hungary
2014
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Spain

Netherlands

Hungary
2016
Details
Serbia
Belgrade,
Serbia

Hungary

Netherlands

Italy
2018
Details
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain

Netherlands

Greece

Spain
2020
Details
Hungary
Budapest,
Hungary

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands54312
2 Italy5229
3 Hungary35513
4 Russia3238
5 Spain1113
6 Greece0303
7 France0022
8 Germany0011
Totals (8 nations)17171751

Participation details[edit]

Team 1985
Norway
(8)
1987
France
(7)
1989
West Germany
(9)
1991
Greece
(8)
1993
United Kingdom
(12)
1995
Austria
(12)
1997
Spain
(12)
1999
Italy
(8)
2001
Hungary
(8)
2003
Slovenia
(8)
2006
Serbia
(8)
2008
Spain
(8)
2010
Croatia
(8)
2012
Netherlands
(8)
2014
Hungary
(8)
2016
Serbia
(12)
2018
Spain
(12)
Years
 Belgium 5th 6th 9th 3
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia 8th 11th 11th 3
 Czech Republic Part of CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia 11th 10th 12th 3
 France 7th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 8th 8th 8th 8th 7th 7th 7th 13
 Germany West Germany 3rd 4th 5th 6th 6th 7th 6th 7th 7th 7th 7th 7th 7th 8th 8th 8th 16
 Great Britain 6th 7th 8th 8th 8th 10th 7th 8th 8
 Greece 7th 7th 7th 4th 7th 5th 4th 5th 6th 6th 2nd 2nd 6th 5th 2nd 15
 Hungary 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 1st 4th 17
 Israel 10th 1
 Italy 4th 3rd 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 4th 1st 4th 3rd 6th 15
 Netherlands 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 5th 5th 3rd 6th 2nd 2nd 1st 17
 Norway 4th 5th 6th 3
 Portugal 11th 11th 10th 3
 Russia Part of  Soviet Union 2nd 6th 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 4th 5th 6th 5th 13
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia 9th 8th 9th 9th 4
 Slovakia Part of CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia 12th 1
 Slovenia Part of  Yugoslavia 8th 1
 Soviet Union 5th 1
 Spain 9th 9th 4th 6th 6th 6th 4th 2nd 6th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 13
 Sweden 8th 8th 2
  Switzerland 10th 12th 2
 Turkey 12th 12th 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WATER POLO MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2015.

External links[edit]