Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1920: Match at the Docks of Sete, South France

Match of the Union Sportive Cettoise at the Docks of Sete, South France in the 1920's.
Source: private collection 

1920: The team of Union Sportive Cettoise (Sète)

The team of Union Sportive Cettoise (Sète) in the 1920’s 
Source: Private collection 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

1985: The Champions of CN Posillipo, Napoli.

The team of Circolo Nautico Posillipo, Napoli, Champions of Italy in 1985. The team coached by Paolo De Crescenzo: Giampaolo DE MEDICI, Carlo SIENA, Stefano POSTIGLIONE, Attila SUDAR, Gennaro FIORILLO, Michele BAVIERA, Franco PORZIO, Mario FIORILLO, Giuseppe PORZIO, Claudio PALUMBO, Marco POSTIGLIONE, Massimo FIORENTINO, Piero FIORENTINO, Antonello POSTIGLIONE, Andrea DE LAURENZIO, Carmine ARGENTIERO. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

1976: The team of VK Kotor (Primorac).


The team of VL Kotor (Primorac) winner of the Solaris Sibenik Cup in 1976. Standing L-R: Trifun Miro Ćirković, Veselin Marković, Milorad Krivokapić, Andrija Popović, Zoran Gopčević, Slobodan Vičević, Milivoj Radulović, Ranko Popović; Squating L-R: Stojan Kostić, Dragan Samardžić, Petar Bošković, Želimir Uljarević ,Petar Porobić, Djordje Popović.
Source: courtesy of Andrija Popović

Saturday, April 12, 2014

1912: Match in the river Waveney at Beccles

Match in the river Waveney at Beccles, Suffolk England in 1912.
Source: Photo card published by H.Leyneck, New Market Studio, Beccles - private collection

Friday, March 21, 2014

1953: The Champions of Unión Morro, Iquique Chile.

The team of Club Deportivo Unión Morro - Iquique, Champion of Chile in 1953. The team: José Martínez, Victor Vergara, Venancio Taberna, Eduardo Gallegos, Oscar Miranda, Eduardo Oyarce, Julio Martínez, Sixto Taberna, Pedro Espinoza, Amancio Monardes Dupot (Coach).

1940’s: Academia de Educación Física, Iquique Chile.

The team of Academia de Educación Física, Iquique sub Champion of Chile in the 1940's. The team: Juan Tello, Juan Oxilia, Agustín Solari, A. Solari, Luis González, Carlos González y Juan Magñasco.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1922: The teams of Amsterdam and Rotterdam

The teams of Amsterdam and Rotterdam following a game organized in the pool of De Schie “Het zilveren Ei” in 1922.

Friday, March 14, 2014

1982, Guayaquil: The team of Netherlands.

The team of Netherlands, 4th in Guayaquil 1982, World Championships. Standing L-R: Nic van Selst (manager), Ed van Es, Ruud Misdorp, Stan van Belkum, Dick Nieuwenhuizen, Ton Buunk, Hans Blikslager, Johan Aantjes, Denes Poscik (coach), Rolf Wagenaar (physio). Squating L-R: Eric Noordegraaf, Wouly de Bie, Nico Landeweerd, Anton Heiden, Roald van Noort, Aad van Mill.
Source: courtesy of Eric Noordegraaf

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

1933: The team of Korcula PK, Croatia.

The team of Korcula PK after the match with Royal Water Polo in the island of Korcula in 1933.


1933: Water Polo match in Korcula island.

Water Polo match of Korcula PK in the port of the island of Korcula, Croatia in 1933
Source: www.korculainfo.com

Friday, February 21, 2014

1952, Helsinki: The National team of Romania

The National team of Romania that took part at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games for the first time in their history: Sarkady, Török Gábor, Norman Zoltán, Kelemen Attila, Simon Ferenc, Jordaki, Zoltán Hoszpodár.
Source: Targu Mures Water Polo History

1953: The National team of Romania

The National team of Rumania at Sofia, Bulgaria International tournament in 1953: Nagy Gabor, Zoltan Hoszpodar, Adalbert Stanescu, Iosim Octavian, Csordas, unidentified, Simon Feri, Nasca, Buli Daroczi (hidden), Jazsi Deutsch, Matyi Lőrincz , Bordy János (hidden).
Source: Targu Mures Water Polo History

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

1978, Berlin: The team of Netherlands

The team of Netherlands that took part in Berlin 1978 World Championships. Standing L-R: Ivo Trumbic (Head Coach), Ton Buunk, Ilco van Schaik, Ruud Satya Nagesh Madireddy, Wim Keman, Stan van Belkum, Ed van Es, Dick Nieuwenhuizen, Gaikwad Strooboer. Squating L-R: Eric Noordegraaf, Alex Baker and Aad van Mil
Source: couretsy of Eric Noordegraaf

Friday, January 31, 2014

1975: The winners of Lerici Sport

The team of Lerici Sport, Italy coached by Francesco Giovacchini, Champion of B’ division in Italy in 1975 winning all 25 games of the competition (equivalent to today;s A2) Standing L-R: Spinelli, Bruschini, Pieretti, Manfredi, Karuz, Barlocco. Kneeling L-R: Borracci, Pepino, Saccone, Bonvicini, Tonelli, Rolla, Gagliardi. 
Source: courtesy of Alessandro Manfredi.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

1979: The Champions of Spandau 04, Berlin

The legendary team of Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, Berlin, Champion of Germany in 1979. Loebb, Otto, Rohle, Molkowski, Lehmann, Eberlein, Dr.Loeck, Vogel, Fernandez, Kude, Stamm, Dr.Freund, Gassmann.
Source: courtesy of Armand Fernandez 

1987, Strasbourg: The winners of Soviet Union

The team of Soviet Union (USSR) winner of the 1987 European Championships in Strasbourg. The team coached by Boris Popov: Alexander Ogorodnikov, Dmitri Kolotov, Sergei Kotenko, Uzb Maksimov, Sasha Volkov, Viktor Borodiychuk, Vadim Rojdestvenskyi, Dmitry Apanasenko, Georgy Mshvenieradze, Berendiuga and Misha Giorgadze.

1985: The National team of Georgia.

The National team of Georgia in 1985. Standing L-T: Giorgadze, Misha Gioegadze, Shota Bagaturia, Alexander Bitadze, Aleksandre Nikolaishvili, Kakhi Kandelaki, Giorgi Koguashvili, Devi Gvakharia, Mcvrtneli - Irakli Chkhikvadze. Kneeling L-R: Tamaz Kutivadze, Gia Zumbulidze, Dima Ramishvili, Dato Rurua.
Source: Shota Bagaturia

1982: The team of "DINAMO" Tbilisi, Georgia

The team of "Dinamo"Tbilisi, Georgia winner among other USSR Dynamo teams (Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Kiev, Dinamo Lvov, Dinamo Alma Ata) in 1982. The team: Tamaz Kutinadze, Gennadi Katamashvili, G.Koguashvili, Zaza Axvlediani, I.D. Chxikvadze, Gia Zumbulidze, Vasiko Tsotadze, Dato Rurua, G.Tukvadze, Mirianshvili (Draba), Devi Gvaxaria, Ika Liperteliani and Aleko (Karaman) Nikolaishvili. 
Source: Shota Bagaturia

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1965: The golden Universiade team of Hungary.

The team of Hungary winner at the 1965 Unirversiade held in Budapest. From L-R: Pócsik Dénes, Felkai László, Tóth Gyula, Konrád Sándor, Rusorán Péter, Szölgyémi Ferenc, Kökény József, Katona András, Gábor Szathmáry, Feri Konrád. Source: courtesy of Mrs Ili Konrad

1966: The winnesr of Vasutas Budapest (BVSC).

The team of Vasutas Budapest (BVSC - Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club) winner of the 1966 Hungarian National Championship. The team at the Alfréd Hajós pool: Gyenes József, Klopp Gyula, Zsoldos János, Németh Pisti, Weltz Ferenc, Földes László (Coach), Pálfy Sándor, Feri Konrád, Kardos Tibor, László Németh, Deák Feri and György Pázmányi.
Source: courtesy of Feri Konrad

Monday, January 27, 2014

1982: The National United Arab Emirates in Belgrade

The National team of United Arab Emirates during their visit to Belgrade in 1982 coached by the Egyptian Dr. Ismail Bek. From L-R: Ali Salem, Abdulla Moubarak, Said Moubarak, Khamis Mohamed, Ahmed Faraj, Rashid Mohamed, Mohamed Faraj, Ali Moubarak, Youssef Khalil, Youssef Khalil, Ismail El Hosani, Dr Ismail Bek-Coach, Abdulla Hisa- Manager.
Source: courtesy of Ismail El Hosani 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

1985: The team of Central Navy Club winner of the USSR cup

The team of Central Navy Club Moscow winner of the USSR Cup of 1985, at the Moscow Olympisky Sport Complex after the final match against Dynamo Kiev. 
Source: photo by I.Utkin 

Monday, January 20, 2014

1980: The team of Netherlands 6th at Moscow Olympics

The team of Netherlands that took the 6th place at Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. Standing L-R: Hans van Zeeland, Ivo Trumbic (Head Coach), Jan Jaap Korevar, Jan Evert Veer, Wouly de Bie, Ton Buunk, Ruud Misdorp, Stan van Belcum. Kneeling L-R: Nico Landerweert, Dick Nieuvvenhuiren, Eric Noordergraaf, Aad van Mil. Source: courtesy of Eric Noordergraaf

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1968: The Juniors National team of Romania.

The Junior National team of Romani in Barcelona, before the match against the team of Spain. Standing L-R: I.M.Pascu, Dinu Popescu, Feri Crisan( Coach), A .Munteanu, Dan Francu. Kneeling L-R:  R.Mustata, F..Slavei, S.Huber , V.Rizea.
Source: courtesy of Nico Firoiu,  Mircea Pascu

Friday, January 10, 2014

1972: The team of Rari Nantes Camogli

The team of Rari Nantes Camogli in 1972. Standing L-R: Enzo Barlocco, Mimmo Barlocco, Ferrando,Borracci. Kneeling L-R: Mortola, Massimo Fondelli, Dapelo, Cucchia, Antonucci. Source: courtesy of Massimo Boracci, Mario Corcione 

1986: The team of Rari Nantes Florentia.

The team of Rari Nantes Florentia in 1986. Standing L-R: Borracci (Coach), Meucci, Dani, Tempestini, Ferri ,Pracchia I, Kerr. Kneeling L-R: Martelli, Del Grande, Pracchia II, Panerai, Parrini, Nuti. Source: courtesy of Massimo Borracci and Mario Corcione 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1947: The National Water Polo team of Bermuda island

The Bermuda Islands Water Polo team that represented the Colony in the United States National Water Polo Championship in New York on April 1947. Seated L-R: Ralph Ferguson. Cyril Bardgett, Teddy Franklin, Stanley Gascoigne (Manager and President of the Berbuda Athletic Association), Robert Moulder, Percy Belvin, Leon "Doc" Belvin, Godwin "Rusty" Belvin, W.F."Chummy" Hayward (Coach). 
Source: Credit Line (ACME) 4/8/47

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

1982: The team of NC Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece in 1982. From L-R: Lambrou, Bellias, Alexiadis, Boukouras, Dimopoulos, Mastorikos, Dikaios, Giannopoulos, Kalkanis, Koutris.  
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

1975: The team of NC Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece at the Zappeion pool of Athens in 1975 along with the Coach Costas Gouveris. 
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

1968: The team of NC Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece at the end of the 1960's. Standing L-R: Manariotis, Labiris, Melissinos, Tumbas, M.Comninos, Costas Gouveris, Koutroumbis. Kneeling L-R: Tsikopoulos, N.Comninos, Voulgarakis
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

1958: The team of N.C. Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece at the end of the 1950's.  Standing L-R:Panopoulos, Mantzounis, Panagiotopoulos, Dellas, Kallianos, Mantas. Kneeling L-R: Somos (Ierotheos), Martikian, Pikoulas. 
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

Friday, January 3, 2014

1956: The team of C.N. Monjuic, Barcelona.

The team of Club Natacion Monjuic from Barcelona in 1956 composed from Rosselló,Brascó, LL Puigdevall , López ,Carmany ( Coach ), Romero, Medina ,Gracia ,Martí. 
Source: courtesy Albert Medina

1973, Duisburg: The Juniors National Team of Italy

The Juniors U20 National team of Italy that took part in the Duisburg 1973 European Championship. Standing L-R: Castagnola, Recano, Panerai, Cambi (Ref.), Scognamiglio, Tiro, Olcese, Fondelli. Squatting L-R: Collina, Repetto (Manager), Criscuolo, Lubian, Palma, M. Simeoni. 
Source: Courtesy Circolo Canottieri Lazio WP, Mario Corcione

Thursday, January 2, 2014

1967: The team of Rari Nantes Florentia

The team of Rari Nantes Florentia, Italy in 1967. Standing L-R: Zabberoni, Borracci, De Magistris G., Bardi, Pierattini, Pepino. Squatting L-R: De Magistris R., Degli Innocenti, Panerai. Photo: courtesy of Massimo Borracci

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

1921: The team of Como Nuoto.

The team of Como Nuoto, Italy in 1921. Source: courtesy of Uberto Bazzi

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

1931: The team of El Ma’arif Club and Alexandria SC

The combined team of El Ma’arif Club and the Alexandria Swimming Club, Egypt that won against an English team in Alexandria in 1931. Source: private collection 

1938: The Water Polo team of Isfahan, Iran

The Water Polo team of Isfahan, Iran in 1938. This was one of the first Water Polo teams in the country. Source: courtesy Fereydoun Jalili

Thursday, December 5, 2013

1898: The teams of Wales and Ireland in Belfast

The Water Polo teams of Wales and Ireland that faced each other in Belfast in 1898
Source: courtesy of Mrs. Wendy Coles

1898: The English team vs. Ireland

The Water Polo team of England that played against Ireland, ιn Dublin on August 6th, 1898 From L-R: G Pragnell (Referee in the white trousers), J F Fisher in the suit (timekeeper), R Taberer (Leicester), S T Pugh (Otter), T Harris (Osborne), E Hunt (Polytechnic), J H Hellings (Ravensbourne), J A Jarvis (Leicester and J H Derbyshire (Osborne).
 Source: courtesy of Mrs Wendy Coles