Netherlands men's national water polo team

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Netherlands
Association Koninklijke Nederlandse Zwembond
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Robin van Galen
Captain Roeland Spijker
FINA code NED
Olympic Games
Appearances 17 (first in 1908)
Best result 3rd place (1948, 1976)
World Championships
Appearances 6 (first in 1973)
Best result 4th place (1982)
World League
Appearances 1 (first in 2003)
Best result 6th place (2003)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1983)
Best result 6th place (1983, 1985)
European Championship
Appearances 26 (first in 1974)
Best result 4th place (1974)

The Netherlands national water polo team represents the Netherlands in men's international water polo competitions and friendly matches. The team won the bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montréal, Canada.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

FINA World League[edit]

FINA World Cup[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2016 Men's European Water Polo Championship.

No. Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight Club
1 Wagenaar, EelcoEelco Wagenaar 22 November 1991 Goalkeeper R 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Netherlands Polar Bears
2 Frauenfelder, YoranYoran Frauenfelder 21 May 1992 Point R 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) Spain Sant Andreu
3 Winkelhorst, JornJorn Winkelhorst 26 December 1991 Centre Forward R 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) Spain Sant Andreu
4 van der Horst, RuudRuud van der Horst 3 June 1991 Driver R 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) Netherlands Polar Bears
5 Gielen, LuukLuuk Gielen 26 November 1990 Point R 205 cm (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) Serbia Partizan
6 Lindhout, RobinRobin Lindhout 25 October 1990 Driver R 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Greece Panathinaikos
7 Gottemaker, LarsLars Gottemaker 29 July 1987 Wing L 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) Netherlands Het Ravijn
8 Reuten, LarsLars Reuten 25 August 1993 Driver R 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Spain Rubí
9 van den Bersselaar, JoepJoep van den Bersselaar 2 June 1993 Wing L 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Netherlands UZSC
10 Spijker, RoelandRoeland Spijker (c) 13 March 1985 Point R 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Netherlands UZSC
11 Koopman, JesseJesse Koopman 4 April 1993 Driver R 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Spain Sabadell
12 Lucas, ThomasThomas Lucas 25 April 1989 Centre Forward R 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) Spain Mataró
13 Hoepelman, RubenRuben Hoepelman 30 August 1993 Goalkeeper R 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) Netherlands UZSC
Head coach: Robin van Galen

Past squads[edit]












See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • (Dutch) ManMeer!
  • HistoFINA Volume VIII (edition 2004)