Monday, February 1, 2016

1929: The team of Hungary in Klebesberg Cup

The National team of Hungary winner of the first Klebelsberg Cup held in Budapest in 1929 The team: Barta, Keseru II, Ivady, Halassy, Nemeth, Homonnai, Sarkany, Kesetu I, Vertessy. The ranking: 1. Hungary, 2. Sweden, 3. Germany, Belgium, 5. France, 6. England.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

1936, Berlin: The golden Hungarians

The National team of Hungary gold winners in Berlin 1936 Olympic Games From L-R: Halassy, Molnar, Brandy, Tarics, Nemeth, Homonnai, Brody, Bozsik.

1976, Montreal: The silver Italian team

The team of Italy coached by Gianni Lonzi, winner of silver medal in Montreal 1976, Olympic Games. Standing L-R: Alessandro Ghibellini, Umberto Panerai, Vicenzo D' Angelo, Riccardo De Magistris, Gianni De Magistris, Sante Marsili. Squatting L-R: Silvio Baracchini, Marcello Del Duca, Luigi Castagnola, Roldano Simeoni, Alberto Alberani

Friday, January 29, 2016

1984, Los Angeles: The National team of Italy

The National team of Italy that took part in Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games coached by Fritz Dennerlein. Standing L-R: Romeo Collina, Enzo D'Angelo, Antonello Steardo, Andrea Pisano, Umberto Panerai, Gianni De Magistris. Squatting L-R: Marco Galli, Alfio Misaggi, Mario Fiorillo, Marco Baldineti, Marco D'Altrui, Roberto Gandolfi, Stefano Postiglione.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

1928, Amsterdam: The team of Argentina

The team of Argentina that took part in Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games: Ricardo Bustamente, Carlos Castro, Francisco Uranga, Jorge Moreau, César Vásquez, Mario Bistoletti, Luciano Rovere.
Source: private collection

Sunday, January 24, 2016

1956, Melbourne: The silver team of Yugoslavia

Players of the Yugoslavian team that won the silver medal in Melbourne 1956 Olympics. Back row L-R: Lovro Radonić, Zdravko Ježić, Zdravko Kovačić and Ivica Cipci. Front L-R: Ivo Štakula, Vladimir Ivković i Boško Vuksanović.

1964, Tokyo: The silver team of Yugoslavia

The team of Yugoslavia, silver medalist in Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. Standing L-R: Boško Vuksanović, Milan Muškatirović, Mirko Sandić, Ozren Bonačić, Božidar Stanišić, Ivo Trumbić, Jozo Bačić (President VSJ) . Squatting L-R: Zlatko Šimenc, Vinko Rosić, Karlo Stipanić, Zoran Janković, Anton Nardelli, Frano Nonković.


Friday, January 22, 2016

1927: Action during the match EN Tourcoing vs. Nice

Action during the match Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing and Nice in the pool Hébert, Paris in 1927
Source: private collection

Thursday, January 7, 2016

1960's: Water Polo match in Corfu, Greece

Water Polo game  in the island of Corfu (Kerkyra), Greece in the mid of 1960's
Source: Courtesy of Theodoros Metalinos 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

1965: The team of Californa Golden Bears

The 1965 team of University of California “Golden Bears”: First row L-R: Baird (Ass. Coach), Gage, Baker, Lambert, Gove, Ventes, McCreary Second row L-R: Dean (Ass. Coach), Spieker, Clevenger, Cronk, Pierog, Pattison, Szabo, Pete Cutino (Head Coach) Third row L-R:  Evans, Amudsen, Mitchell, Bentley, Thelin, Martin

1957: The Champions of Heliopolis SC, Cairo

The team of Heliopolis Sporting Club, Cairo Champions of Egypt in 1957 composed from: Abdel Rahman  Amin, Ohayyed Soliman, Sameh Fahmy, Adly Yehya Shafik, Asharf Khorshed, Ahmed Refaat, Aly Mansour. This magnificent team was winning the National Championships in Egypt until 1972….During this period the HSC water polo team members represented the majority of the National Water Polo team that took part in Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968 Olympics.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

1955: The winners of Argentina

The National team of Argentina gold winner in Mexico, 1955 Pan American Games composed by: Sandiago Gentile, Rafael Bartolome, Osvaldo Codaro, Oscar J.Marino, Enrique Cevasco, Luis A.Diez, Mario Sebastian, Luis Normandin, Juan J.Cal, Norberto Marino.
Source: Courtesy Rosana Codaro 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1901: The Champions of Wanganui, New Zealand

The team of Wanganui Amateur Swimming Club, Champion of New Zealand in 1901. Back row: Hayward, Mowtell, Cambell, Whitoombe Middle row: Bailey, Mahoney, Tyler Front row: Buckrell, Landridge

Friday, December 18, 2015

1968: The National team of Italy.

The National team of Italy in 1968, prior to Mexico Olympics. Standing L-R: Majoni (Coach), Pizzo, Merello, Ghibellini, Alberani, De Magistris, E. Barlocco, Lonzi, Antonelli (Official), Cevasco. Kneeling L-R: Lavoratori, Simeoni, ..,Marsili, Guerrini. 
Source: http://www.sslazionuoto.it/hln/pallanuoto

Friday, December 11, 2015

1939: The team of Società Sportiva Lazio

The team of Società Sportiva Lazio, in 1939. Standing L-R: De Giovanni, Caucia, Baldomoro, Penza, Tamagnini, Scatralia, Cosimo. Kneeling L-R: Berti, Persico, Ognio, Candella.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

1936: The team of C.O.S "Nageurs Lillois"

The team of Cercle Ouvriers Sportif (C.O.S) "Les nageurs Lillois" in 1936. From L-R: Aubut, Hermez, Delmar, Delmotte, Van Coweberghe, Delmelerie, Vandenberghe, Hellin.
Source: personal collection

Monday, November 23, 2015

1902: The winners of Knickerbocker A.C

The team of of Knickerbocker Athletic Club, New York winners of the US Championships from 1899 to 1902.
Source: Stampa Sportiva #27, July 1909

1909: The winners of Societa Podistica Lazio

The team of “Societa Podistica Lazio” winner of the 1909 National Water Polo Championship in Italy. The team won at the Acque Albule, Tivoli of Rome against Rari Nantes Roma (4-0) and against “Mariners of the 1st Department of Spezia (4-0). From L-R: Bitelli, Pizzingrili, Kustermann, Schiavi, Torchio, Tofini, Retachi.
Source: Stampa Sportiva #27, July 1909

Friday, November 13, 2015

1979: The team of Libertas Nuoto Pescara

The 1979 team of "Libertas Nuoto Pescara" promoted for the 1st time into the 1st Division of the Italian Championship. Standing L-R: Girolimetti (Team Official), D' Onofrio, Briga, Tornar, D'Antrui (Coach), Gobbi, Carboni (Team Official), Raducci, Lippi, Rapini Rainaldi (Doctor). Kneeling L-R: Mascellanti, Santarelli, Felicetti, Papa, Pietrostefani, Rainaldi, Barbara.
Source: Luciano Bonici Archive

1978: The team of Algida Rari Nantes Florentia

The team of Algida Rari Nantes Florentia, 3rd in the A division 1978 Italian Championship.
Source: personal collection 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

1916: "The boys of Bristow" play Water Polo.

Front cover of the US magazine "Happy Days, Paper for young and old" New York, dated 8 April 1916.

Friday, November 6, 2015

1934, Magdeburg: The National team of Italy

The Italian National team that took part in Magdeburg 1934 European Championships (12-19 Aug 1934). Standing L-R: Luigi Fabiano (S.S. Mameli), Giordano Goggioli (R.N.Florentia), Enzo Zabberoni (R.N.Florentia), Mario Majoni (R.N.Camogli), Paolo Costoli (R.NFlorentia), Lorenzo Pastore (R.N.Camogli). Kneeling L-R: Luciano Scazzola (R.N.Milano, Giuseppe Valle (R.N.Florentia). Missing from the picture Sirio Banchelli (R.N.Napoli), Giordano Fuga (Ginnastica Triestina).

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

1912: The Drummoyne Water Polo tram

The team of Drummoyne Swimming Club in 1912, Winners of the ‘Club’ Water Polo Competition 1911-1912′. Back row: A. Martin, W. Salton (Honorary Secretary), W. Martin; Center row: B. Erickson, H. Christiansen (Captain), W. Baxter (Vice-Captain), T. Fitzgerald; Sitting (in front): G. Erickson

Saturday, October 24, 2015

1931, Paris: The German National team

The German National team that competed at the European Championships, Tourelles, France, in 1931
Source: http://www.gettyimages.it

1920: The San Francisco Olympic Club

The San Francisco Olympic Club Water Polo team, winner of the American title in 1920, San Francisco, California. Behind L-R: Gardner, Steiger, Resleure, Smith. Front L-R: Goodman, Carson, Schultz. They went to Chicago for the Olympic swimming trials held in the Lincoln Park lagoon to be part of the United States team at the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, 1920.
Source: http://www.gettyimages.it

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

1987: The Champions of Sisley Pescara

 
The team of Sisley Pescara winner of European and Italian Championships in 1987. Standing L-R: Bernardi (Physical preparatory), Ballerini, Bertazzoli, Mundula, Salonia, Malara, Rapini, Trumbic (Head Coach). Kneeling L-R: Estiarte, Papa, D’Altrui, Pomilio, Battinelli, Montanaro.
Source: Archive Luciano Bonici 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

1921: The Champions of Brighton Swimming Club

The team of Brighton Swimming Club Champions of Sussex Senior Water Polo Champ in 1921 (The Club won the same competition in 1894-5-6, 1900, 1902-3, 1906, 1911, 1920). Back row L-R: H.J Upton (Bath Superintendent), A.S.T Styer (Club Captain), Ford Ashdown (Hon. Sec. Sussez Local Center). C.Cutress, G.D. Ashby, A.E. Dean, C.J. Vobes (Junior Hon. Secretary). Front L-R: C.F. Clarke, G.Wilton (Vise Captain and Water Polo Hon. Secretary), G.H. Fowler, W.H. Peters, D.Vine (Reserve).

Saturday, October 3, 2015

1930: The Plaistow United Swimming Club team.

The team of Plaistow United Swimming Club at Balaam Street Baths in 1930. (City of Plaistow is situated in East London at the south of West Ham)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1985: The team of Sysley Pescara

The team of Sisley Pescara winner of the Italian Cup in 1985. Along with the Coach Mino Marsili the players Estiarte, D'Altrui, Misaggi, S. Marsili, Belotti, Di Fulvio, Tornar, Pomilio, Papa, Gobi.
Source: private collection 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1976, Montreal: The team of Soviet Union

The team of Soviet Union, 8th in Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. The team: Aleksey Barkalov, Aleksandr Dolgushin, Aleksandr Dreval, Aleksandr Kabanov, Aleksandr Zakharov, Anatoly Klebanov, Nikolay Melnikov, Nugzar Mshvenyeradze, Sergey Kotenko, Vitaly Romanchuk, Vladimir Iselidze.
Source: private collection

Sunday, September 20, 2015

1948: The team of Fullerton College, California

The team of Fullerton College all-Southern California team in 1948: From L-R: Bob Brown, Ed Illsey, Bud Householder, Captain Don Bradford, Marvin D. Burns, Hank Imm, and Frank Poucher.

1969: The team of Fullerton College, California

The team of Fullerton College, California State Champion in 1969. In this shot, Coach Ernie Polte poses with his Championship team (L-R from bottom): Trey Reish, Kris Cook, John Poznanter, Fred Belcher, Greg Bunker, Dave Heard, and Terry Klein. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1925: The Polytechnic Water Polo team.

The Polytechnic Water Polo with the Hastings and St Leonards Town Observer Shield. The team won the shield during the period 1924-1927.
Source: private collection 

1920: Water Polo game in Sydney Park

Water Polo match during the Water Rats Gala held in Sydney Park, Australia July 31, 1920.Source: http://sidneysussexheritage.co.uk/gallery-sidney-park/

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1948: The National team of Italy

The Italian National Water Polo team in 1948: Pasquale Buonocore, Emilio Bulgarelli, Mario Majoni, Cesare Rubini, Geminio Ognio, Gianfranco Pandolfini, Aldo Ghira, Gildo Arena, Tullo Pandolfini (Luigi Fabiano, Alfredo Toribolo).
Source: http://www.sslazio.org/

Sunday, August 16, 2015

1968: The Champions of Ethnicos Piraeus .

The team of “Ethnicos Piraeus” winner of the 1968 Greek National Championship. Back row L-R:  Yiannis Thymaras, Petros Kalfamanolis, Andreas Garyfallo, Dimitris Kougevetopoulos, Koulis Iosifidis, Sotiris Tzafolias Front L-R: ?,  Dimitris Konstas, ?, Anargyros Kehagias, Nasos Kondos, Thomas Karalogos.
Source: courtesy Dimitris Konstas

Friday, August 14, 2015

1967: Ethnicos winner of the Greek Championship.

The team of “Ethnicos Piraeus” winner of the 1967 Greek National Championship. "Ethnicos Piraeus" is the most winning Water Polo team in the history of Greek Water Polo conquering 30 National Championships and 11 Greek Cups the 50’s-60’s-70’s-80’s. Back row L-R:  Yiannis Thymaras, Tsaggas, Thomas Karalogos, Dimitris Konstas , Koulis Iosifidis, Sotiris Tzafolias. Front row L-R: Dimitris Kougevetopoulos, Petros Chatzikyriakakis, Andreas Garyfallo, Petros Kalfamanolis.
Source: courtesy Dimitris Konstas

Sunday, August 2, 2015

1943: The team of Club Sport Marítimo, Madeira

The team of Club Sport Marítimo, Funchal, Madeira Islands Portugal in 1943.

1924: Match in Madeira Islands, Portugal

Game between the teams of "Club Sport Marítimo Funchal" and Lisbon in the field of Pontinha, in Madeira Islands in 1924.

1922:The team of "Imperio Football Club", Madeira.

The team of "Imperio Football Club" of Funchal, Madeira islands, Portugal in 1922.