Since 1963 the duel Canottieri Napoli and Pro Recco was dominating the Campionato.
On 1964 Fritz Dennerlein replaced his brother Bubi on the bench of Canottieri and starts the "fight" against Eraldo Pizzo (il Caimano) and the champions of Pro Recco. Fritz Dennerlein works hard all those years, until 1973, 9 years later, his dreams came trough. Canottieri beats Pro Recco at “Punta Sant’ Anna”, home pool of Recco and wins its 4th Scudetto.
Standing L-R: Renato Notarangelo, Silvano Forte, Paolo De Crescenzo, Ciocio D’ Urso, Guido Criscuolo, Enzo D’ Angelo. Sitting L-R: Marco Pirone, Mario Scotti-Galetta, Gualtiero Parisio, Nando Lignano, Massimo De Crescenzo.
Source: Il Matino illustrato 1979 article of Gege Maisto