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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 Final Third and fourth place
Champion Score Second place
1963–64
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
4-3 Soviet Union
Dynamo Moscow
East Germany
Dynamo Magdeburg
West Germany
Duisburg
1964–65
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
1-0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
East Germany
Dynamo Magdeburg
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1965–66
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
8-7
(5–3 / 3–4)
East Germany
Dynamo Magdeburg
Italy
Pro Recco
West Germany
CSKA Moscow
1966–67
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
10-8
(5–3 / 1–2 / 4–3)
Italy
Pro Recco
East Germany
Dynamo Magdeburg
Romania
Dinamo București
1967–68
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
8-6
(4–2 / 4–4)
Romania
Dinamo București
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Italy
Pro Recco
1968–69
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
11-7
(7–3 / 4–4)
Soviet Union
Dynamo Moscow
East Germany
Dynamo Magdeburg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
1969–70
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
7-6
(5–3 / 2–3)
Italy
Pro Recco
Spain
Barcelona
Hungary
Orvosegyetem
1970–71
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
4-4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
Soviet Union
Dynamo Moscow
Sweden
Stockholm
1971–72
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
4-2 Italy
Pro Recco
Soviet Union
Dynamo Moscow
Netherlands
De Robben
1972–73
Details
Hungary
Orvosegyetem
5-4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Romania
Dinamo București
1973–74
Details
Soviet Union
MGU Moscow
4-3 Hungary
Orvosegyetem
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Italy
Canottieri Napoli
1974–75
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
6-2 Hungary
Orvosegyetem
Romania
Dinamo București
Netherlands
De Robben
1975–76
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
6-5 Hungary
Vasas
Italy
Canottieri Napoli
Netherlands
De Robben
1976–77
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
7-5 Netherlands
Zian
West Germany
Würzburg 05
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
1977–78
Details
Italy
Canottieri Napoli
5-5 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
West Germany
Würzburg 05
1978–79
Details
Hungary
Orvosegyetem
5-2 Spain
Montjuïc
West Germany
Würzburg 05
Italy
Pro Recco
1979–80
Details
Hungary
Vasas
9-7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
West Germany
Spandau 04
Spain
Montjuïc
1980–81
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jug
4-6 West Germany
Spandau 04
Hungary
Vasas
Greece
Ethnikos Piraeus
1981–82
Details
Spain
Barcelona
12-11 West Germany
Spandau 04
Hungary
Vasas
Netherlands
Alphen
1982–83
Details
West Germany
Spandau 04
17-16
(7–10 / 10–6)
Soviet Union
Dynamo Alma-Ata
Hungary
Vasas
Italy
Pro Recco
1983–84
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
16-15
(8–10 / 8–5)
Netherlands
Alphen
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jug
West Germany
Spandau 04
1984–85
Details
Hungary
Vasas
21-16
(11–11 / 10–5)
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
West Germany
Spandau 04
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
1985–86
Details
West Germany
Spandau 04
14-13
(7–9 / 7–4)
Hungary
Vasoutas
Spain
Montjuïc
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jug
1986–87
Details
West Germany
Spandau 04
17-13
(10–5 / 7–8)
Soviet Union
Dynamo Moscow
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Primorac Kotor
Hungary
Újpest
1987–88
Details
Italy
Pescara
21-19
(12–10 / 9–9)
West Germany
Spandau 04
Romania
Dinamo București
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
1988–89
Details
West Germany
Spandau 04
22-21
(11–10 / 11–11)
Spain
Catalunya
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Hungary
Ferencváros
1989–90
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
20-10
(9–1 / 11–9)
West Germany
Spandau 04
Hungary
Vasas
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1990–91
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
21-17
(10–7 / 11–10)
Italy
Canottieri Napoli
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Germany
Spandau 04
1991–92
Details
Croatia
Jadran Split
21-20
(10–12 / 11–8)
Italy
Savona
Netherlands
Polar Bears Ede
Germany
Spandau 04
1992–93
Details
Croatia
Jadran Split
13-12
(7–8 / 6–4)
Croatia
Mladost
France
Olympic Nice
Netherlands
Polar Bears Ede
1993–94
Details
Hungary
Újpest
21-17
(10–6 / 11–11)
Spain
Catalunya
Italy
Posillipo
Croatia
Jadran Split
1994–95
Details
Spain
Catalunya
15-13
(7–6 / 8–7)
Hungary
Újpest
Croatia
Mladost
Germany
Spandau 04
1995–96
Details
Croatia
Mladost
13-10
(7–4 / 6–6)
Hungary
Újpest
Spain
Barcelona
Italy
Posillipo
1996–97
Details
Italy
Posillipo
10-7 Croatia
Mladost
Spain
Barcelona
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bečej
1997–98
Details
Italy
Posillipo
8-6 Italy
Pescara
Croatia
Mladost
Russia
Spartak Volgograd
1998–99
Details
Croatia
POŠK
8-7 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bečej
Italy
Posillipo
Russia
Dynamo Moscow
1999–00
Details
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bečej
11-8 Croatia
Mladost
Hungary
Vasoutas
Croatia
POŠK
2000–01
Details
Croatia
Jug
8-7 Greece
Olympiacos
Italy
Posillipo
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bečej
2001–02
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
9-7 Hungary
Honvéd
Italy
Posillipo
Croatia
Jug
2002–03
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
9-4 Hungary
Honvéd
Croatia
Mladost
Germany
Spandau 04
2003–04
Details
Hungary
Honvéd
7-6 Serbia and Montenegro
Jadran
Croatia
Primorje
Russia
Shturm Chekhov
2004–05
Details
Italy
Posillipo
9-8 Hungary
Honvéd
Italy
Pro Recco
Croatia
Jug
2005–06
Details
Croatia
Jug
9-7 Italy
Pro Recco
Italy
Posillipo
Italy
Savona
2006–07
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
9-8 Croatia
Jug
Serbia
Partizan
Greece
Olympiacos
2007–08
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
13-12 Croatia
Jug
Hungary
Vasas
Croatia
Mladost
2008–09
Details
Montenegro
Primorac Kotor
8-7 Italy
Pro Recco
Croatia
Jug
Croatia
Mladost
2009–10
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
9-3 Montenegro
Primorac Kotor
Serbia
Partizan
Croatia
Jug
2010–11
Details
Serbia
Partizan
11-7 Italy
Pro Recco
Croatia
Mladost
Montenegro
Budva
2011–12
Details
Italy
Pro Recco
11-8 Croatia
Primorje
Croatia
Mladost
Hungary
Vasas
2012–13
Details
Serbia
Crvena Zvezda
8-7 Croatia
Jug
Spain
Atlètic-Barceloneta
Serbia
Partizan
2013–14
Details
Spain
Atlètic-Barceloneta
7-6 Serbia
Radnički Kragujevac
Croatia
Primorje
Serbia
Partizan

Titles by club[edit]

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1. Italy Pro Recco 7 6 1964-65, 1983-84, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2011-12
2. Croatia Mladost 7 4 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1971-72, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1995-96
3. Serbia Partizan 7 3 1963-64, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1970-71, 1974-75, 1975-76, 2010-11
4. Germany Spandau 04 4 4 1982-83, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1988-89
5. Croatia Jug 3 3 1980-81, 2000-01, 2005-06
6. Italy Posillipo 3 1996-97, 1997-98, 2004-05
7. Hungary Orvosegyetem 2 2 1972-73, 1978-79
8. Hungary Vasas 2 1 1979-80, 1984-85
9. Croatia Jadran Split 2 1991-92, 1992-93
10. Hungary Honvéd 1 3 2003-04
11. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 1 2 1976-77
12. Hungary Újpest 1 2 1993-94
13. Spain Catalunya 1 2 1994-95
14. Italy Canottieri Napoli 1 1 1977-78
15. Italy Pescara 1 1 1987-88
16. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bečej 1 1 1999-00
17. Greece Olympiacos 1 1 2001-02
18. Montenegro Primorac Kotor 1 1 2008-09
19. Soviet Union MGU Moscow 1 1973-74
20. Spain Barcelona 1 1981-82
21. Croatia POŠK 1 1998-99
22. Serbia Crvena Zvezda 1 2012-13
23. Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta 1 2013-14
24. Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow 3
25. East Germany Dynamo Magdeburg 1
26. Romania Dinamo București 1
27. Netherlands Zian 1
28. Spain Montjuïc 1
29. Soviet Union Dynamo Alma-Ata 1
30. Netherlands Alphen 1
31. Hungary Vasoutas 1
32. Italy Savona 1
33. Serbia and Montenegro Jadran 1
34. Croatia Primorje 1
35. Serbia Radnički Kragujevac 1

Titles by nation[edit]

Rank Country Titles Runners-up
1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia[A] 13 4
2. Italy Italy 12 9
3. Hungary Hungary 6 9
4. Croatia Croatia 6 7
5. Germany Germany[B] 4 4
6. Spain Spain 3 3
7. Soviet Union Soviet Union[C] 2 6
8. Serbia Serbia 2 1
9. Serbia and Montenegro Serbia & Montenegro[D] 1 2
10. Greece Greece 1 1
11. Montenegro Montenegro 1 1
12. Netherlands Netherlands 2
13. East Germany East Germany 1
14. Romania Romania 1


*A Results until the breakup of Yugoslavia in early 1990s. Clubs from present day Serbia won the title 6 times and were runners-up additional 3 times, clubs from present day Croatia won the title 7 and were runners-up once time.

*B The results of West Germany counted with those of Germany.

*C Results until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Clubs from present day Russia won the title 2 times and were runners-up additional 5 times, clubs from present day Kazakhstan were runners-up once time.

*D FR Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro was the same State.

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