2009–10 LEN Euroleague

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2009-10 LEN Euroleague
League LEN Euroleague
Sport Water Polo
Duration 9 October 2009 to
15 May 2010
Number of teams 16 (Preliminary Round)
34 (Total)
Final Four
Finals champions Italy Pro Recco (6th title)
  Runners-up Montenegro Primorac Kotor
Euroleague seasons

The LEN Euroleague 2009-2010 is the 47th edition of Europe's premier club water polo competition. It began on October 9 and ended on May 15.

Format[edit]

The Euroleague is run in five phases:

  • First qualifying round, played as a single round robin tournament at the site of one of the teams competing (2 groups of 4, 2 groups of 5)
  • Second qualifying round, played as a single round robin tournament at the site of one of the teams competing (4 groups of 4)
  • Group (or preliminary) stage, played as a double round robin, home and away (4 groups of 4)
  • Quarterfinals, played as a knockout round on aggregrate, home and away
  • Final Four, played as a single knockout tournament at a neutral site (Semifinals, 3rd place game, and final)

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Seeding[edit]

Seeded countries
The eight countries with the best placed team in the preliminary rounds, or main group stage, in the previous year's competition, LEN Euroleague 2008–09 are seeded for this year's competition. Each seeded country earns 1 place in the main group stage, 1 place in the second qualifying round, and 1 place in the first qualifying round. These countries are:

Rank Country Best team in the group stages of LEN Euroleague 2008–09 Place in the group stages of LEN Euroleague 2008–09
1. Greece Olympiakos CFP Group C winner, 16 points
1. Serbia VK Partizan Group D winner, 16 points
3. Italy Pro Recco Group A winner, 12 points
4. Montenegro PVK Jadran Group B winner, 11 points
5. Hungary Vasas SC Second place Group D, 12 points
6. Croatia HAVK Mladost Second place Group B, 10 points
7. Russia Spartak Volgograd Third place Group A, 9 points
8. Spain CN Atlètic Barceloneta Fourth place Group B, 5 points
9. France Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille Fourth place Group D, 2 points

Unseeded countries
All other countries were invited to enter up to two clubs into the first qualifying round.

Entries[edit]

First Qualifying Round (18) How qualified
Germany Amateur Schwimm Club Duisburg e.V. Playoff finalist, German Bundesliga 2008/09 [2]
Slovenia AŠD Vaterpolo Koper Rokava Slovenian Champions 2008/09 (?)
Italy Brixia Leonessa Nuoto SSD A R.L. 3rd place playoff winner, Serie A1 2008/09 [3]
France Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille Winner, final four playoff, Championnat de France Elite 2008/09 [4]
Slovakia ČH Hornets Košice Slovakian Champions 2008/09 (?)
Romania CSM Frigoconti Oradea Romanian Super League Champions 2008/09 [5]
Turkey Galatasaray Men's Water Polo Team Turkish Premier League Champions 2008/09 [6]
Poland LSTW Lodz Winner Polish Championship 2009 [7]
France Olympic Nice Natation Runner-up, final four playoff, Championnat de France Elite 2008/09 [8]
Portugal Portinado Portuguese Cup Champions 2009 [9]
Republic of Macedonia PVK Rabotnicki - Skopje Macedonian Champions 2008/09 (?)
Russia Sintez Kazan 3rd place, Russian League 2008/09 (?) [10]
Hungary T-Mobile Honvéd 3rd place playoff winner, Hungarian Championship 2008/09 [11]
Serbia Vaterpolo Club Niš 3rd place playoff winner (?) Serbian Championship 2008/09 [12]
Croatia Vaterpolo Klub Šibenik 3rd place playoff winner (?) Croatian First Division 2008/09 [13]
Greece Vouliagmeni Nautical Club 3rd place, Greek Division A1 (?) 2008/09 [14]
Austria Wasserball Club Tirol Austrian Bundesliga Champions 2009 [15]
Germany Wasserfreunde Spandau Playoff winners, German Bundesliga 2008/09 [16]
Second Qualifying Round (8) How Qualified
Italy A.S.D. Circolo Nautico Posillipo Playoff finalist, Serie A1 2008/09 [17]
Croatia Havk Mladost Playoff finalist (?) Croatian First Division 2008/09 [18]
Greece Panionios G.S.S. Athens Runner-up, Greek Division A1 (?) 2008/09 [19]
Russia Spartak City Volgograd Runner-up, Russian League 2008/09 (?) [20]
Montenegro Vaterpolo Klub Budva - M:TEL Playoff finalist, Montenegren League 2009 [21]
Montenegro VK Primorac Kotor [1] 3rd place playoff winners, Montenegren League 2009 [22]
Serbia VK Vojvodina Novi Sad Playoff finalist (?) Serbian Championship 2008/09 [23]
Hungary ZF Eger Playoff finalist, Hungarian Championship 2008/09 [24]
Group Stage (8) How qualified
Italy A.S.D. Pro Recco Playoff winners, Serie A1 2008/09 [25]
Russia Aquatic Sport Club Shturm 2002 Champions, Russian League 2008/09 (?) [26]
Spain Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta Playoff winners, Spanish Premier Division 2008/09 [27]
Croatia Jug Croatia Osiguranje Playoff winners (?) Croatian First Division 2008/09 [28]
Greece Olympiacos SC Champions, Greek Division A1 (?) 2008/09 [29]
Montenegro SWC Jadran CBK - Herceg Novi Playoff winners, Montenegren League 2009 [30]
Hungary Teva - Vasasplaket Budapest Playoff winners, Hungarian Championship 2008/09 [31]
Serbia WPC Partizan Raiffeisen Playoff winners (?) Serbian Championship 2008/09 [32]

First Qualifying Round[edit]

Key to colors in group tables
Progress to the 2nd Qualifying Round
Progress to the LEN Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

Group A (Šibenik)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Russia Sintez Kazan 3 2 1 0 38 20 7
2. Croatia VK Šibenik 3 2 1 0 35 24 7
3. France Olympique Nice 3 1 0 2 32 42 3
4. Poland LSTW Lodz 3 0 0 3 23 42 0

Group B (Marseille)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Hungary Budapest Honved 3 3 0 0 45 20 9
2. France Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille 3 2 0 1 36 28 6
3. Germany ASC Duisburg 3 1 0 2 40 34 3
4. Austria WC Tirol 3 0 0 3 18 57 0

Group C (Berlin)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Italy Brixia Leonessa Nuoto 4 4 0 0 55 29 12
2. Germany Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 4 3 0 1 59 24 9
3. Romania CSM Oradea 4 2 0 2 59 35 6
4. Slovenia ASDVC Koper Rokava 4 1 0 3 40 44 3
5. Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički Skopje 4 0 0 4 12 93 0

Group D (Košice)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Slovakia CH Hornets Košice 4 4 0 0 51 24 12
2. Greece Vouliagmeni NC 4 3 0 1 54 23 9
3. Turkey Galatasaray Istanbul 4 2 0 2 45 34 6
4. Serbia VK Niš 4 1 0 3 35 36 3
5. Portugal Portinado 4 0 0 4 11 79 0

Second Qualifying Round[edit]

Key to colors in group tables
Progress to the Group Stage
Progress to the LEN Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

Group E (Eger)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Hungary ZF Eger 3 3 0 0 22 9 9
2. Greece Panionios GSS 3 1 1 1 28 27 4
3. Croatia VK Šibenik 3 1 1 1 31 34 4
4. Italy Brixia Leonessa Nuoto 3 0 0 3 23 30 0

Group F (Budva)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Croatia Mladost Zagreb 3 2 1 0 34 24 7
2. Montenegro Budvanska Rivijera 3 2 1 0 24 17 7
3. Germany WF Spandau 04 3 1 0 2 18 26 3
4. Slovakia Hornets Košice 3 0 0 3 19 28 0

Group G (Naples)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Montenegro Primorac Kotor 3 3 0 0 41 19 9
2. Russia Sintez Kazan 3 2 0 1 26 25 6
3. Italy CN Posillipo Naples 3 1 0 2 19 26 3
4. France CN Marseille 3 0 0 3 18 24 0

Group G (Athens)[edit]

Team PL W D L F A Pts
1. Hungary Budapest Honved 3 2 1 0 21 18 7
2. Serbia Vojvodina Novi Sad 3 2 1 0 27 25 7
3. Russia Spartak Volgograd 3 0 2 1 23 24 2
4. Greece Vouliagmeni NC 3 0 1 2 20 24 1

Preliminary round[edit]

Location of teams of the 2009–10 LEN Euroleague group stage.
Red pog.svg Red: Group A; Green pog.svg Green: Group B; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D.
Key to colors in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the Quarter-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta 6 4 1 1 60 53 +7 13
Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi 6 4 0 2 55 42 +13 12
Croatia HAVK Mladost 6 1 2 3 45 46 −1 5
Serbia Vojvodina 6 1 1 4 44 63 −19 4

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Montenegro Primorac Kotor 6 5 1 0 62 48 +14 16
Croatia Jug Dubrovnik 6 2 2 2 60 57 +3 8
Hungary Vasas 6 2 1 3 58 54 +4 7
Greece Panionios 6 1 0 5 47 68 −21 3

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Serbia Partizan 6 6 0 0 60 34 +26 18
Montenegro Budva 6 3 0 3 48 52 −4 9
Greece Olympiacos 6 2 0 4 51 51 0 6
Hungary Honvéd 6 1 0 5 43 65 −22 3

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Italy Pro Recco 6 5 1 0 68 43 +25 16
Hungary Eger 6 2 2 2 47 47 0 8
Russia Sintez Kazan 6 2 0 4 45 55 −10 6
Russia Šturm 2002 6 1 1 4 39 54 −15 4

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 24 March, and the second legs were played on 14 April 2010.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlètic-Barceloneta Spain 16–19 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik 7–9 9–10
Eger Hungary 9–22 Serbia Partizan 4–12 5–10
Jadran Herceg Novi Montenegro 15–24 Montenegro Primorac Kotor 9–14 6–10
Pro Recco Italy 21–15 Montenegro Budva 9–5 12–10

Final Four (Naples)[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spain was a seeded country, but only entered one team into the 2009/10 Euroleague. The third placed Montenegren side was elevated to the second qualifying round, but there is no explanation for this choice by LEN available. However, Kotor did win the 2008/09 Euroleague.