Spain men's national water polo team

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Spain
Association Real Federación Española de Natación
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach David Martín
Asst coach Marcel Li Massafret
Svilen Piralkov
Captain Marc Minguell
FINA code ESP
Olympic Games
Appearances 17 (first in 1920)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1996)
World Championships
Appearances 16 (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
  • 2017 — 9th place

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[1]

Head coach: David Martín

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth 2016/17 club
1 Daniel López GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) R 16 July 1980 Spain Barceloneta
2 Alberto Munarriz CF 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) R 19 May 1994 Spain Barceloneta
3 Álvaro Granados D R 8 October 1998 Spain Terrassa
4 Miguel del Toro CF R 16 August 1993 Spain Mediterrani
5 Alejandro Bustos CF R 17 March 1997 Spain Real Canoe
6 Marc Minguell (c) CF 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) R 14 January 1985 Spain Barceloneta
7 Alberto Barroso D R 8 July 1994 Italy Acquachiara
8 Albert Español D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) R 29 October 1985 Greece Olympiacos
9 Roger Tahull CF R 11 May 1997 Spain Barceloneta
10 Francisco Fernández CF R 21 June 1986 Spain Barceloneta
11 Blai Mallarach D L 21 August 1987 Spain Barceloneta
12 Víctor Gutiérrez CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) R 6 March 1991 Spain Real Canoe
13 Josè Maria Motos GK R 22 June 1992 Spain Sabadell

Youth teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budapest 2017 Spanish Men's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 

External links[edit]