Monday, July 7, 2014

1964, Tokyo: The team of Romania

The team of Romania that took part at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Front L-R: Gruia Novac, Cornel Marculescu, Mircea Stefanescu, E. Muresan Odermath. Standing L-R: Stefan Kroner, Anatol Grintescu, B.Darozy( Head Coach) , Alex.Szabo, Josef Culineac, Aurel Zahan, Nico Firoiu. The team of Romania travel with 10 players duw to financial restrictions. Source: Courtesy of Muresan Odermath and Nico Firoiu.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

1960, Rome: The team of Romania

The team of Romania 5th at Rome 1960 Olympic Games. Standing L-R: Costandache, (President of Romanian Fedaration) Adalbert Balint (Coach), Gavril Blajec, Nico Firoiu, Mircea Stefanescu, Emil Muresan, Alexandru Badta, Anatol Grintescu. Kneeling L-R: Fery Simon, Aurel Zahan, Stefan Kroner, Alexanru Szabo (and the swimmer Alexandru Popescu)
Source: courtesy of Nico Firoiu 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

1974: The Champions pf VK Partizan, Belgrade

The team of VK Partizan, Belgrade winner of the 1st European National Winners Championship in 1964. The team: Muscatirovic, Pericic, Bonacic, Cukvas, Sandic, Jankovic, Tedeski, Zivkovic, Sliljak, Manic, Colovic, Gridjic.
Source: archive of VK Partizan, courtesy of Kelvin Juba 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

1978: The team of RN Bogliasco

The team of RN Bogliasco coached by Rosario Parmegianni in “serie A” in 1978. Standing L-R: Viacava, Mezzano, Montobbio, Gandolfi, Lanata, Bormida, Lanzoni. Squatting L-R: Pizzaia, Canossa, Re, Costa.
Source: courtesy of Paolo Lanata

Sunday, May 18, 2014

1979: Balen – Fernandez – Gassmann

Alfren Balen, the legendary Coach of Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, Berlin  while coaching Armand Fernandez in 1979. Uwe Gassman attentively follows his mentor.
Source: private collection 

1977: The team of Spandau 04 Berlin.

The team of Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, Berlin in 1977. Standing L-R: Norbert Adler, Peter Röhle, Jürgen Malkowski, Günther Vogel, Alfred Balen. Seated L-R: Frank Otto, Sepp Roth, Horst Eberlein Killian.
Source: courtesy of Armand Fernandez 

1976: The team of Spandau 04 Berlin.

The team of Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, Berlin in 1976. Standing L-R: Günther Vogel, Frank Otto, Udo Marin, Peter Röhle, Horst Eberlein, Jürgen Malkowski, Sepp Roth, Killian, Seating L-R: , Hagen Stamm, Norbet Adler y Michael Loeck.
Source: courtesy of Armand Fernandez 

1975: The team of Spandau 04 Berlin.

The team of Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, Berlinin in 1975. Standing L-R: Frank Otto, Thomas Loeb, Günther Vogel, Peter Röhle, Jurgen Malkoswski, Udo Marin, Uwe Gassmann. Seating L-R: Horst Eberlein, Norbert Adler, Sepp Roth and Michael Loeck.
Source: courtesy of Armand Fernandez 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1975: the team of Mexico coached by Kalman Markovits

The National team of Mexico coached by the legendary Hungarian Kalman Markovits in 1975. The team: Kalman Marcovits, Victor García, Hector Cadena, Arturo Valencia, Juan Alanis, Daniel Gómez, Juan García, Raúl Alanis, Javier Guerra, Jesús Sandoval, Armando Fernández, Pedro Gómez, Marco A. Jiménez, Alfredo Sauza, Maximiliano Aguilar, Ricardo Chapa, José A. Martínez and Rafael Azpeitia
Source: courtesy of Luis C. Aguirre 

Friday, May 16, 2014

1962, Leipzig: The winners of Hungary.

The team of Hungary winner at the European Championships held in Leipzig, East Germany from 18 to 25 August 1962. The team coached by Károly Laky:  Miklós Ambrus, András Bodnár, Ottó Boros, Zoltán Dömötör, László Felkai, Dezső Gyarmati, Tivadar Kanizsa, György Kárpáti, András Katona, János Konrád, Sándor Konrád, Kálmán Markovits, Mihály Mayer, Dénes Pócsik.
Source: private collection

1966: The team of Cuba, Central America Champion

The National team of Cuba, Central America Champion in 1966. Among the players the famous brothers Eugenio and Guillermo Martinez.
Source: private collection 

Friday, May 9, 2014

1970: The team of Como Nuoto, Italy

The team of Como Nuoto, Italy in 1970. Standing L-R: Uberto Bazzi, Mercuri, Cochi Feliziani, G.Faletti Squatting L-R: Pezzani, Badò, Chicco Feliziani, Porro Diego.
Source: Courtesy Ilaria Porro and Mario Corcione

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

1926: The Champions of Valletta United, Malta

The team of Valletta United Champion of Malta in 1926. Standing L-R: Carlmelo Caruan, Piju I-Pinzell, Pawlu Dowling, Charlie Nappa, Willie ta' Miles, Johnson (Official), Ruggier Vella, Xuereb. Seating L-R: Zeppi ta' Massa, reserve player, zarenna Mallia, Pawlina Goffret.
Source: Courtesy Joseph Angilery 

Monday, April 28, 2014

1927: Water Polo match in Lehrte, Germany

Water Polo match played in 1927 in Lehrte, a small industrial town and railway junction in North-Western Germany. The local swimming club, SV Lehrte, was founded in 1921 right after the end of World War I in the early days of the so-called “Weimar Republic”. The first venue of the Club was a pond with fixed sides. Water polo matches in Germany were mostly played on the occasion of Swimming Galas in those days. The goals used in Lehrte had no nets and were made of three wooden boards each; they were hanging in the air and kept in position by ropes.
Source: Wolfgang Philipps: Sonne – Wasser – Luft. 90 Jahre Schwimmsport in Lehrte und im Lehrter SV, 1921 – 2011, Lehrte 2011

Sunday, April 27, 2014

1914: The team of California Polytechnic State University.

The team of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) winner of the Southern California Championship in 1914.
Source: private collection

Friday, April 25, 2014

1930's: Water Polo match in Ismailia, Egypt

Water Polo match in Ismailia, Egypt in the 1930's
Source: Private collection 

1920's: The team of Union Sportive Cettoise.

The team of Union Sportive Cettoise (Sette, France) in the 1920's. At the back of the picture there is stamped "Warer -Polo-Foot-Ball". This is the team that won against Montpellier with 3 - 0. The team: 1. Fabre (arrière gauche) 2. Lapart (demi centre capitaine) 3. Roche (ailier gauche) 4. Granier (arriére droit) 5. Broussard (goal keeper) 6. Capelle (Ailier droit) 7. Chiosa (avant centre).
Source: private collection

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