Spain men's national water polo team

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Spain
Flag of Spain.svg
Nickname(s)La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)
AssociationReal Federación Española de Natación
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachDavid Martín
Asst coachAntónio Aparício
Svilen Ivanov
CaptainFelipe Perrone
FINA codeESP
Olympic Games
Appearances17 (first in 1920)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1996)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1973)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1998, 2001)
World League
Appearances7 (first in 2002)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2002, 2006, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1981)
Best result3rd, bronze medalist(s) (1985, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2010)
European Championship
Appearances27 (first in 1927)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (1991, 2018)
Europa Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2018)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances15 (first in 1951)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1951, 2001, 2005)
Spain men's national water polo team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1998 Perth Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Fukuoka Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Perth Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Rome Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Rome Team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Gwangju Team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Melbourne Team
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Duisburg
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Perth
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Oradea
World League
Silver medal – second place 2002 Patras
Silver medal – second place 2006 Athens
Silver medal – second place 2012 Almaty
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Budapest
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1991 Athens
Silver medal – second place 2018 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Rome
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Sheffield
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Belgrade
Europa Cup
Silver medal – second place 2018 Rijeka
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Zagreb
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Tunis
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almeria
Silver medal – second place 1983 Casablanca
Silver medal – second place 1987 Latakia
Silver medal – second place 2009 Pescara
Silver medal – second place 2013 Mersin
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Tunis
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Izmir
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Algiers
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Split
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Bari

The Spain men's national water polo team represents Spain in men's international water polo competitions and it is controlled by Real Federación Española de Natación.

Spain has won one gold Olympic medal and two World Championships, making them one of the most successful men's water polo teams in the world. They also have won 2 Olympic, 6 World Championships, 5 World Cup, 3 World League, 5 European Championships and 2 Europa Cup medals.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position
Belgium 1920 9th
France 1924 8th
United Kingdom 1948 8th
Finland 1952 8th
Mexico 1968 9th
West Germany 1972 10th
Soviet Union 1980 4th
United States 1984 4th
South Korea 1988 6th
Spain 1992 Silver medal.svg
United States 1996 Gold medal.svg
Australia 2000 4th
Greece 2004 6th
China 2008 5th
United Kingdom 2012 6th
Brazil 2016 7th
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total 16/27

World Championship[edit]

Year Position
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973 10th
Colombia 1975 10th
West Germany 1978 11th
Ecuador 1982 8th
Spain 1986 5th
Australia 1991 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Italy 1994 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Australia 1998 1st, gold medalist(s)
Japan 2001 1st, gold medalist(s)
Spain 2003 5th
Canada 2005 5th
Australia 2007 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Italy 2009 2nd, silver medalist(s)
China 2011 5th
Spain 2013 5th
Russia 2015 Did not qualify
Hungary 2017 9th
South Korea 2019 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Total 17/18

World Cup[edit]

Year Position
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Did not participate
United States 1981 5th
United States 1983 5th
West Germany 1985 Bronze medal icon.svg
Greece 1987 6th
West Germany 1989 4th
Spain 1991 Bronze medal icon.svg
Greece 1993 Did not participate
United States 1995 5th
Greece 1997 6th
Australia 1999 Bronze medal icon.svg
Serbia and Montenegro 2002 6th
Hungary 2006 Bronze medal icon.svg
Romania 2010 Bronze medal icon.svg
Kazakhstan 2014 Did not participate
Germany 2018
Total 12/15

World League[edit]

Year Position
Greece 2002 Silver medal icon.svg
United States 2003 Did not participate
United States 2004 5th
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Semifinal round
Greece 2006 Silver medal icon.svg
Germany 2007 Semifinal round
Italy 2008 5th
Montenegro 2009 Semifinal round
Serbia 2010 6th
Italy 2011 Semifinal round
Kazakhstan 2012 Silver medal icon.svg
Russia 2013 Semifinal round
United Arab Emirates 2014 Did not participate
Italy 2015
China 2016
Russia 2017
Hungary 2018 Bronze medal icon.svg
Serbia 2019 4th
Total 12/18

European Championship[edit]

Year Position
Italy 1927 10th
Germany 1934 7th
Italy 1954 7th
Hungary 1958 12th
Netherlands 1966 12th
Spain 1970 8th
Austria 1974 7th
Sweden 1977 8th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1981 5th
Italy 1983 Bronze medal icon.svg
Bulgaria 1985 6th
France 1987 6th
West Germany 1989 6th
Greece 1991 Silver medal icon.svg
United Kingdom 1993 Bronze medal icon.svg
Austria 1995 5th
Spain 1997 5th
Italy 1999 6th
Hungary 2001 6th
Slovenia 2003 5th
Serbia 2006 Bronze medal icon.svg
Spain 2008 7th
Croatia 2010 8th
Netherlands 2012 7th
Hungary 2014 7th
Serbia 2016 5th
Spain 2018 Silver medal icon.svg
Hungary 2020 Future event
Total 27/32

Europa Cup[edit]

Year Position
Croatia 2018 Silver medal icon.svg
Croatia 2019 Bronze medal icon.svg
Total 2/2

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Year Position
Egypt 1951 Gold medal icon.svg
Spain 1955 Bronze medal icon.svg
Lebanon 1967 Bronze medal icon.svg
Turkey 1971 Bronze medal icon.svg
Algeria 1975 Bronze medal icon.svg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Bronze medal icon.svg
Morocco 1983 Silver medal icon.svg
Syria 1987 Silver medal icon.svg
Greece 1991 5th
France 1993 4th
Italy 1997 Bronze medal icon.svg
Tunisia 2001 Gold medal icon.svg
Spain 2005 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 2009 Silver medal icon.svg
Turkey 2013 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 2018 4th
Total 16/18

Current squad[edit]

Roster for the 2019 World Championships.[1]

Head coach: David Martín

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth Club
1 Daniel López GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) (1980-07-16) 16 July 1980 (age 39)
2 Alberto Munarriz FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) (1994-05-19) 19 May 1994 (age 25)
3 Álvaro Granados FP (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 20)
4 Miguel del Toro FP (1993-08-16) 16 August 1993 (age 26)
5 Sergi Cabañas FP (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 23)
6 Marc Larumbe FP (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 25)
7 Alberto Barroso FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 25)
8 Francisco Fernández FP (1986-06-21) 21 June 1986 (age 33)
9 Roger Tahull FP 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 22)
10 Felipe Perrone (C) FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (1986-02-27) 27 February 1986 (age 33)
11 Blai Mallarach FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) (1987-08-21) 21 August 1987 (age 32)
12 Alejandro Bustos FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) (1997-03-17) 17 March 1997 (age 22)
13 Eduardo Lorrio GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 25)

Youth teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 World Championships roster" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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