Tuesday, July 24, 2007

1934, Magdemburg: European Championships poster

Poster of the 4th European Championships held in Magdemburg, Germany in 1934.
Ranking: 1. Hungary, 2. Germany, 3. Belgium.
The team of Hungary: Mihaly Bozsi, Jeno Brandi, Gyorgy Brody, Oliver Halassy, Marton Homonnai, Sando Ivady, Alajos Keseru, Gyorgy Kutasi, Janos Nemeth, Miklos Sarkany, Jozsef Vertessy.
Source: private collection

Monday, July 23, 2007

1958, Budapest: European Championships program

Cover of the official competition program of the 9th European Championships held in Budapest in 1958.
Ranking: 1. Hungary, 2. Yugoslavia, 3. USSR.
The team of Hungary: Otto Boros, Gabor Csillag, Zoltan Domotor, Istvan Hevesi, Laszlo Jeney, Tivadar Kanizsa, Gyorgy Karpati, Andras Katonas, Kalman Markovits, Mihaly Mayer, Robert Molnar, Istvan Pinter, Jozsef Vaczi.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1954, Torino: European Championships Poster

Poster of the 8th European Championships held at Torino, Italy in 1954.
Ranking: 1. Hungary, 2. Yygoslavia, 3. Italy.
The team of Hungary: Antal Bolvari, Otto Boros, Dezso Gyarmati, Istvan Hevesi, Laszlo Jeney, Gyorgy Karpati, Kalman Markovits, Miklos Martin, Aladar Szabo, Istvan Szivos Jr., Gyorgy Vizvari.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra.

1920: Water Polo match into the port of Barcelona

Water Polo match into the port of Barcelona in 1920.
Source: Homenatge a la Natacio-2004; courtesy Juan Antonio Sierra

1938: Water Polo medal, Argentina

Water Polo medal of the "9th Torneo Argentino de Water Polo" issued in Argentina in 1938.
Source: private collection

1923: The team of "C.N. Marseille"

The team of "Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille" winner of their 3rd Litoral Championship in South France, 1923. The team: Salvator Pelegry, Louis Navarre, Leo Chiappetti, Francois Grimaldi, Rene and Andre Barutaud and Romeo Gastaud.
Source: Il etait une fois...le Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille; P.Fancello and F.Rossi-Idoux

1922: "C.N. Barcelona" vs "C.N. Marseille"

The team of "Club Natacion Barcelona" that competed against the "Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille" in Barcelona in 1922. "C.N. Barcelona" won the match with 3-0.
Source: Il etait une fois le...le Cercle de nageurs de Marseille; P.Fancello and F.Rossi-Idoux

1922: "C.N. Marseille" in Barcelona

The Water Polo team of "Cercle de Nageurs de Marseille" that competed for the 1st time against the "Club Natacion Barcelona" in Barcelona 1922.
Source: Il etait uns fois le ....le Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille; F.Fancello and F.Rossi-Idoux

1922: The team of "C.N. Marseille"

The team of "Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille" winner of their 2nd Littoral Championship in 1922. The team: Romeo Gastaud, Alfred Blanc, Philippe Tisson, Salvator Pelegry, Clos and Fabre.
Source: Il etait une fois le Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille; P. Fancello and F. Rossi0-Idoux

1921: Water Polo match in Marseille

One of the first Water Polo matches held in Marseille (in front of the "pointe of Portugal") in 1921.
Source: Il etait une fois...le Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille; P.Fancello and F.Rossi-Idoux

1921: The pioneers of "C.N. Marseille"

The pioneers Water Polo team of "Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille" winner of their first "Litoral" Championship (South France) in 1921. The team coached by Philippe Tisson (coach and player): Salvator Pelegry, Pedro Picornell, Louis Navarre, Fernand David, Jean-Jacques Francou and Renou.
Source: "Il etait une fois le Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille" - Patrick Fancello and Francine Rossi-Idoux.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

1968: Water Polo match into the port of Patras

Water Polo match between Nautical Club of Patras and Olympiacos Piraeus for the Greek Championship into the port of Patras in 1968. At the time the team of N.C. Patras along with Ethnicos Piraeus, Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaicos were the strongest teams of the Greek League. To note that referee during this game has been the future coach of the Greek National team (in 1984) Josep Brasco from Spain.
Source: Magazine Crol, 1968 article of Francisco Bailve.

1933: The Champions of "S.C.Hellas Magdeburg"

The team of "S.C. Hellas Magdeburg" winner of the 1933 German Water Polo Championship. The team: J. Rademacher, Cordes, Amann, E.Rademacher, Benecke, Shumburg and Proetze.
Source: Water Polo by Jaime Crulells, 1944

1939: The Champions of "Ujpesti TE", Budapest

The team of "Ujpesti TE" - UTE, Budapest winner of the Hungarian Championship in 1939. UTE won its 1st Championship in 1930 and until 1952 was winning almost all the National titles. The team: Bozsi, Kutassy, Herendi, Nemeth, Szigett, Keseru and Halassy.
Source: Water Polo by Jaime Cruells, Spain 1944.

1968, Mexico: The bronze team of Hungary

The National team of Hungary winner of the bronze medal at Mexico, 1968 Olympic Games. The team: Endre Molnar, Mihaly Mayer, Istvan Szivos, Janos Konrad, Laszlo Sarosi, Laszlo Felkai, Ferenc Konrad, Denes Pocsik, Andras Bodnar, Zoltan Domotor, Janos Steinmetz. In the semifinal Hungary won Italy with 9-4.
Source: Magazine Crol, 1968

1968, Mexico: USSR vice Olympic Champion

The team of Soviet Union, winner of silver medal at Mexico, 1968 Olympic Games. The USSR team: Vadim Guljaev, Givi Chikvanaya, Boris Grishin, Alexander Dolgushin, Aleksey Barkalov, Yury Grigorovsky, Vladimir Semenov, Alexander Shidlovsky, Vjacheslav Skok, Leonid Osipov and Oleg Bovin. USSR lost in the final against Yugoslavia with 13-11.
Source: magazine Crol, 1968

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

1951, Alexandria: The Spanish team

The Water Polo and Swimming team of Spain at the 1st Mediterranean Games held in Alexandria, Egypt on 1951. Standing L-R: Serra, Granados II, Dominguez, Mestres, Sabata (head of the delegation), Abellan, Subirana, Riberra, Marti and Castillo. Seated L-R: Conde, Queralt, Ferry, Granados I, Guerra and Alberiche.
Source: magazine Crol; 1967

1959, Beirut: The winners of Yugoslavia

The team of Yugoslavia winners of the 3rd Mediterranean Games held from 11 to 23 October 1959 in Beirut, Lebanon. The team: Duro Radan, Pero Katušić, Hrvoje Kačić, Boris Čukvas, Božidar Stanišić, Ante Nardeli, Zlatko Šimenc, Zdravko Ježić, Ivo Cipci, Gojko Arneri, Lovro Radonjić (coach Božo Grkinić). Among the officials appear the Vice President of FINA Mr. Ante Lambasa, the secretary of the Spanish Federation Joaquin Morera and the Spanish referee Antonio Bayarri.
Source: magazine Crol; 1967

1941: The champions of "C.N.Barcelona"

The team of Club Natacion Barcelona winners of the 1941 Spanish Championship. Among the players are Angel Sabata, Juan Gamper, Mateo Manguillot and Mateo Mallevi.
Source: magazine C.N.Barcelona; 1957-50 years anniversary

1972, Rio de Janeiro: Assisting the match Brazil-Spain

João Havelange (6th from left) and other Brazilian officials while assisting the friendly game of Brazil against Spain at Rio de Janeiro in 1972.
Source: magazine Crol; 1972

1972, Rio de Janeiro: The Spanish team

The National Water Polo team of Spain during their visit at Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 1972. Among the Spanish players standing 3rd from left is their legendary coach Bandi Zoluomy and standing at the middle of the right side the Manager of the team Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra.
Source: magazine Crol; 1972

1970, Belgrade: Four Catalan personalities

Four distinguished Catalan Water Polo personalities that assisted the Spanish Juniors National team winner of the "torneo del Pascua" in Belgrade in 1970. From L-R: Manuel Ibern (Polichon) - coach of C.N. Barceloneta, Josep Brasco - coach of Montjuic, Juan Antonio Sierra - Head of the Spanish delegation and Paco Bailve - International Spanish referee.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Brasco Cata

Monday, July 16, 2007

1964, Tokyo: First day of issue

First day of issue on the occasion of Tokyo, 1964 Olympic Games.
Source: private collection

1953: the team of "C.N.Montjuic"

The Water Polo team of Club Natacion Montjuic of Barcelona in 1953.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Josep Brasco

1952: The team of "C.N.Montjuic", Spain

The team of Club Natacion Montjuic of Barcelona, during an excursion to France in 1952. From L-R: Llordacks, Culla, Ruiz, Medina, Fon, Blasco, Orero, Rosello, Cercos, Brasco. Seated: Boronat (President).
Source: courtesy of Mr.Josep Brasco

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

1973, Belgrade: The golden team of Hungary

The National team of Hungary winner of the 1st World Championship held in Belgrade in 1973. Ranking: 1. Hungary, 2. USSR, 3. Yugoslavia. The Hungarian team coached by Dezso Gyarmati: Balla Balázs, Bodnár András, Csapó Gábor, Cservenyák Tibor, Faragó Tamás, Görgényi István, Kásás Zoltán, Konrád Ferenc, Molnár Endre, Sárosi László, Szívós István.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra.

1968: The Champions of "Mladost", Zagreb

The team of "Mladost" Zagreb of Yugoslavia (Hrvatski Akademski Vaterpolski Klub Mladost), winner of the 1968 European Cup for National Champions. At the semi finals Mladost tied 4-4 with CSK Moscow at Moscow and won in Zagreb with 6-3. At the final Mladost won against Dynamo Bucharest at Zagreb with 4-2 and tied at Bucharest 4-4. The team of Mladost: Stipanic, Jonke, Trumbic, Bonacic, Simenc, Poljak, Jeger and Zuzej.
Source: magazine Crol; 1968

1968: The Champions of "Nothern Virginia A.C."

The Women's team of "Northern Virginia Aquatic Club" winner of the 1968 National U.S. Women Championship (A.A.U). At this period of time female Water Polo was regularly practiced in the United States and in the Netherlands.
Source: magazine Crol; 1968

1967: Action at San Jorge pool, Barcelona

Spectacular action during the game Spain vs Germany for the "Six Nations Tournament" held at the San Jorge pool of Barcelona in 1967.
"Fortuny from Spain followed by Haverkamp (blue cap) of Germany scores against the German goalie Hoffmeister, despite his great effort".
To note that the official competition rules in 1967, included the "penalty point system". Due to those rules out of the 76 goals that have been scored, 32 have been assigned with penalties while another 19 penalties have been lost by the attackers.
Source: Magazine Crol;1967-article of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1967: The team of Spain

The team of Spain that partecipated at the "Six Nations Tournament" in Barcelona 1967. Standing L-R: Padros, Rubio, Corell, Torres, Borell, Fortuny. Seated: Mas, Codera, Ibern, Bestit, Brugat.
Source: magazine Crol, 1967

1967: The team of Belgium

The team of Belgium that took part at the "Six Nations Tournament" held in Barcelona in 1967. The team: Reybrock, de Wilde, D'Ooserlick, Gaufrier, Wuylens, Pickers, Bouchaute, Stappers, Van de Vreken.
Source: magazine Crol; 1967 - Photo courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1967: "Six Nations Tournament", Barcelona

View of the "Six Nations tournament" held in 1967 at the pool of San Jorge of Barcelona with the participation of Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain and Belgium.
Source: magazine Crol; 1967

1967: The team of Great Britain

The team of Great Britain that took part at the "Six Nations Tourmanent" held in Barcelona in 1967. The team: Towers, Handerson, Dickendon, Wright, Foggs, Flock, Winter, Motley.
Source: magazine Crol;1967

1967: The team of Sweden

The team of Sweden that took part at the "Six Nations Tourmanent" held in Barcelona in 1967. The team: Sjoren, Svensson, Fhalen, Ekman, Fjarrsatnd, Svensson, Norman, Jansson, Sjostran.
Source: magazine Crol;1967

1967: The team of Netherlands

The National Water Polo team of Netherlands that took part at the "6 Nations Tournament" held in 1967 at the pool San Jorge of Barcelona, Spain. The ranking has been: 1. Germany, Netherlands, 3. Spain, 4. Sweden, 5. Great Britain and 6. Belgium. The team of Netherlands: Vries, Wouda, Nolting, Hoogveld, Van Dorp, Van de Voet, Geutjes, Bongers, Schmidt.
Source: magazine Crol;1967 - Photo courtesy of Mr. Antonio Sierra

Monday, July 9, 2007

1968: The team of "C.A.Boca Juniors", Argentina

The Champion team of Argentina "Club Athletico Boca Juniors", Buenos Aires, during their visit to Barcelona in 1968. The team: Marck, Bonzoni, Mirani, Codaro, Alvarez, Carnovali, Lamas, Camarola, Cipresso. (Standing second from left is the famous Spanish referee Mr. Mateo Manguillot).
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

1970, Barcelona: The team of Finland

The National Water Polo team of Finland, that participated at Barcelona 1970 European Championships.
Standing L-R: Markku Hirvonen, Antero Fri Kari Vainikainen, Jorma Ingström, HarryMalmberg, Ilkka Rauramo, Reijo Vartia. Seated L-R: Rauno Lahti, Rauno Niemenkari, ?, Sauli Lahti.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra; The names of the players have been kindly provided by Dr.Ilkka Rauramo

1970, Barcelona: The team of Austria

The National team of Austria at Barcelona 1970 European Championships. The team: Loidl, Kreil, Luschan, Patuzzi, Tandl, Srmcka, G.Kolli, Porch, Radl, H.Kolli, Kahn.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra.

1970, Barcelona: The team of Sweden

The National team of Sweden that took part at Barcelona 1970 European Championships. The team: R.Johansson, R.Svenson, Fahlen, Ekman, Ingelson, Lars Fjärrstad, B.Sveensa, Daniels, R.Iversen, Sjostrand, Hernadi.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1970, Barcelona: The final USSR vs Hungary

Barcelona 1970, European Championships: Picture of the final game USSR-Hungary 6-5 at the "Bernardo Picornell" pool of Barcelona.
Source: magazine Crol; 1970

1970, Barcelona: The silver Hungarian team

The National team of Hungary winner of silver medal in Barcelona, 1970 European Championships. The team of Hungary: Andras Bodnar, Tibor Cservenyak, Tamas Farago, Istvan Gyorgeny, Csaba Geru, Zoltan Kasas, Ferenc Konrad, Laszlo Sarosi, Janos Steinmetz, Istvan Szivos and Tamas Wiesner.
Source: magazine Crol; 1970

1968, Mexico: Water Polo Postcard

Beautiful postcard with a Water Polo subject, edited on the occasion of Mexico, 1968 Olympic Games.
Source: collection of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1971, Bucharest: The Greek National team

The National team of Greece that took part at Bucharest 1971 Balkan Games. Ranking: 1. Romania, 2. Bulgaria, 3. Greece. Standing L-R: Deligiannis (official), Laszlo Sarosi (coach), Anagnostopoulos, Iosifidis, Konstas, Yiannis Karalogos, Eleftheriadis, official, Palios. Seated L-R: Thomas Karalogos, Ilias Damaskos, Kondos, Voultsos and Periklis Damaskos.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Nikos Anagnostopoulos.

1969, Izmir: The National team of Greece

The National team of Greece that participated at the Izmir 1969 Balkan Games. Ranking: 1. Romania, 2. Yugoslavia, 3. Bulgaria. Standing L-R: Chatzikyriakakis, Iosifidis, Tzafolias, Michalos, Lino Repetto (coach), Hiliopoulos (official), Oikonomou, Palios, Theodorakopoulos. Seated L-R: Voultsos, Damaskos, Anagnostopoulos, Kouvegetopoulos.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Nikos Anagnostopoulos