Spain men's national water polo team

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Spain
Association Real Federación Española de Natación
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Gabriel Hernández
Asst coach David Dantin
Captain Guillermo Molina
FINA code ESP
Olympic Games
Appearances 17 (first in 1920)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1996)
World Championships
Appearances 15 (first in 1973)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1998, 2001)
World League
Appearances 6 (first in 2002)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (2002, 2006, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1981)
Best result 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (1985, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2010)
European Championship
Appearances 26 (first in 1927)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1991)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances 15 (first in 1951)
Best result 1st, 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
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
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1991 Athens
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Rome
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Sheffield
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Belgrade

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.

The Spanish men's water polo team 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 and 4 European Championships medals.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1973 — 10th place
  • 1975 — 10th place
  • 1978 — 11th place
  • 1982 — 8th place
  • 1986 — 5th place
  • 19912nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19942nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19981st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20011st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2003 — 5th place
  • 2005 — 5th place
  • 20073rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20092nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2011 — 5th place
  • 2013 — 5th place
  • 2015did not participate

World Cup[edit]

  • 1981 — 5th place
  • 1983 — 5th place
  • 19853rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1987 — 6th place
  • 1989 — 4th place
  • 19913rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1995 — 5th place
  • 1997 — 6th place
  • 19993rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 2002 — 6th place
  • 20063rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20103rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal

World League[edit]

  • 20022nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2004 — 5th place
  • 2005 — Semifinal round
  • 20062nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2007 — Semifinal round
  • 2008 — 5th place
  • 2009 — Semifinal round
  • 2010 — 6th place
  • 2011 — Semifinal round
  • 20122nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2013 — Semifinal round
  • 2015 — Preliminary round

European Championship[edit]

  • 19912nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19933rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1995 — 5th place
  • 1997 — 5th place
  • 1999 — 6th place
  • 2001 — 6th place
  • 2003 — 5th place
  • 20063rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 2008 — 7th place
  • 2010 — 8th place
  • 2012 — 7th place
  • 2014 — 7th place
  • 2016 — 5th place

Mediterranean Games[edit]

  • 19511st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19553rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19673rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19713rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19753rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19793rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19832nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19872nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 1991 — Fifth place
  • 1993 — Fourth place
  • 19973rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20011st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20051st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20092nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20132nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal

Youth teams[edit]

U-20[edit]

  • FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships
  • Winner: 1983, 1987, 1991
  • Runner-up: 1993, 2011
  • Third place: 2005

U-18[edit]

  • FINA World Youth Water Polo Championships
  • Runner-up: 2014

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Spanish roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Head coach: Gabriel Hernández

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2016 club
1 Aguilar, IñakiIñaki Aguilar GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 9 September 1983 Spain Terrassa
2 Munarriz, AlbertoAlberto Munarriz CF 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 19 May 1994 Spain Barceloneta
3 Alarcón, RicardRicard Alarcón D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 18 August 1991 Spain Terrassa
4 Roca, MarcMarc Roca CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 January 1988 Spain Barceloneta
5 Molina, GuillermoGuillermo Molina (c) D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 16 March 1984 Italy AN Brescia
6 Minguell, MarcMarc Minguell D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 14 January 1985 Spain Barceloneta
7 Szirányi, BalázsBalázs Szirányi CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 10 January 1983 Spain Barceloneta
8 Español, AlbertAlbert Español CF 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 29 October 1985 Spain Barceloneta
9 Tahull, RogerRoger Tahull CF 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 11 May 1997 Spain Barceloneta
10 Fernández, FranciscoFrancisco Fernández CB 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 21 June 1986 Spain Barceloneta
11 Mallarach, BlaiBlai Mallarach CB 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 21 August 1987 Greece Olympiacos
12 Echenique, GonzaloGonzalo Echenique CB 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 27 April 1990 Croatia Primorje Rijeka
13 López, DanielDaniel López GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 16 July 1980 Spain Barceloneta

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