Saturday, January 31, 2009

1948, London: Italy – Netherlands 4-2

The goalie of Netherlands Joop Rohner is ready to defend his cage against Italy at the Empire Pool of Wembley in London 1948 Olympic games.
Source:
Almanach du Sport, 1949

1930: Silver Water Polo medal

Silver Water Polo medal issued in France in the 1930’s
Source:
private collection

1945: The team of SKK, Sweden

The team of Stockholms Kappsimningsklubbs (SKK), Champions of Sweden in 1945. From L-R: Lennart Andersson, Rolf Juhlin, Olle Westin, Nils Blomstervall, Gunnar Werner, Åke Julin och Gösta Karlsson.

1927, Bologna: The European Championships pool

The pool of Bologna, Italy venue of the 2nd European Swimming and Water Polo Championships in 1927.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra and Mrs Ana Maria Pérez

Friday, January 30, 2009

1936: Nestle Chocolate Cards

Various trading cards with swimming and Water Polo subject within the 1936 French collection: "Album Nestle - Sports-Contes-Explorations".
Source:
private collection

1938: Book by Márton Homonnai

Cover of the Swedish version of the book of the Hungarian Márton Homonnai (originally published in 1935).The preface of the book edited by the Swedish Federation (Svenska Simforbundet) in 1938, has been compiled by Erik Bergvall.
Source: Vattenpolo by Márton Homonnai, Stockholm 1938

Thursday, January 29, 2009

1964: First European Club competition

Commemorative medal issued by the Club of Canottieri Napoli, Italy on the occasion of the 1st European Cup for National Champions organized by L.E.N in 1964. The winner of the final phase of this 1st edition, held in Zagreb, was the team of Partizan, Belgrade (YUG), followed by the teams of Dinamo Moscow (USSR), Dinamo Magdeburg (GDR), Amateur Duisburg (GER), Canottieri Napoli (ITA) and Legia Warsaw (POL). The team of Partizan: Muskatirovic, Perisic, Bonacic, Cukvas, Sandic, Jankovic, Tedeski, Zivkovic, Siljak, Manic, Colovic, Glidjic.
Source: personal collection

1920, Antwerp: The golden team of Great Britain

The golden team of Great Britain, winner in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games. The British team won against Spain with 9-0, against the US team with 7-2 and finally against Belgium with 3-2. The team: Charles Sydney Smith, Paul Radmilovic, Charles Bugbee, Noel Purcell, Christopher Jones, William Peacock, William Henry Dean. Coach of the team was Paul Radmilovic.
Source: Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920, Antwerp: The silver team of Belgium

The team of Belgium silver medallist in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games. Belgium won against Switzerland with 11-0, against the Netherlands with 2-1, against Sweden with 5-3 and lost against Great Britain with 3-2 and won the US team with 7-2. The team: Albert Durant, Paul Gailly, Pierre Nijs, Joseph Pletinckx, Maurice Blitz, Rene Bauwens, Gerard Blitz, Pierre de Win.
Source: Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920, Antwerp: The bronze team of Sweden

The team of Sweden bronze medallist in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games. The Swedish team won against Czechoslovakia with 12-0, against Brazil with 7-3, lost against Belgium with 5-3 and finally won against the US team with 5-2 and the Netherlands with 9-1. The team: Theodor Nauman, Pontus Hansson, Maz Gumpel, Torsten Kumfeldt, Wilhelm Andersson, Nils Backlund, Robert Andersson, Erik Andersson, Harald Julin, Eric Bergqvist.
Source: Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

1920 Antwerp: Spectators at the final game

A spectacular view of the spectators stand during the final game between Great Britain and Belgium in Antwerp 1920 Olympics.
Source:
Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920 Antwerp: Great Britain vs Belgium 3-2

Action during the final game between the teams of Great Britain and Belgium in Antwerp 1920 Olympics.
Source: Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920 Antwerp: Great Britain vs Belgium 3-2

Action during the final game between the teams of Great Britain and Belgium in Antwerp 1920 Olympics. Great Britain won the match with 3-2 and became for the 3rd time Olympic Champion.
Source: Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920 Antwerp: The competition pool

The pool, of Water Polo, Swimming and Diving competitions, in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games.
Source:
Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920 Antwerp: Belgium vs Sweden 5-3

Action during the seminal game between the teams of Belgium and Sweden in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games.
Source:
Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1920 Antwerp: Belgium vs Sweden 5-3

Action during the seminal game between the teams of Belgium and Sweden in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games.
Source:
Olympiska Spelen Antwerpen by Erik Bergvall

1935: Advertissment of the Alfred Hajos pool

Advertissment of the first large European indoor pool, in the island of Marguerite – Budapest. The 33X18 metres indoor pool was designed by the legendary Olympic champion and architect Alfred Hajos.
Source: Vizipolo by Márton Homonnay, Budapest 1935

1935: Book by Márton Homonnay

Cover of the book written by the legendary Hungarian Márton Homonnay in 1935. Márton Homonnay (1906-1969) competed in Paris 1924, Amsterdam 1928, Los Angeles 1932 and Berlin 1936 Olympic Games. Following his marvelous carrier as a player, he coached the team of River Plate, Buenos Aires.
Source:
Vizipolo by Márton Homonnay, Budapest 1935

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1911: The team of Hounslow S.C.

The Water Polo team of “Hounslow Premier Swimming Club” winners of the Middlesex Junior qualifying league in 1911. Hounslow is the principal town in the London Borough of Hounslow.
Source:
Water Polo (book) by Tracie Egan

Monday, January 26, 2009

1950, Vienna: Netherland vs France

The Dutch Ruud van Feggelen ready to shot against the French goalie Claude Van Simaye during Vienna 1950 European Championships. The Netherlands, gold winner in Vienna, won against France with 12-1.
Source:
magazine “But et Club”, 28 Aug. 1950, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1949: Belgium vs France 3-1, in Milan

Action during the game of Belgium against France (3-1) at the International tournament of Milan, Italy in 1949. Photo: The goalie of Belgium Théo-Léo de Smet ready to save a shot of Alfred Nakache (blue cap).
Source: magazine “But et Club”, 12 Sept. 1949, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1949: The National team of France

The National team of France that took part in the International tournament of Milan, Italy in 1949. France won against Sweden but lost against Belgium, Netherlands and Italy. The French team: Lefebvre (captain), Jany, Padou, Massole, Bermyn, Nakache, Duquesnoy.
Source: magazine “But et Club”, 12 Sept. 1949, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

Sunday, January 25, 2009

1950: The gigantic Van Simaye in action

The gigantic goalie of the French National team and the team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing” Claude Van Simaye, while saving a shot (with his head) during the game of France against Belgium. The game won by the French team with 7-6 was held at the pool “Tourelles”, Paris in 1950.
Source:
magazine “But et Club”,1950, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1950: The winners of E.N.Tourcoing

The team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing” winner of their 33rd Champion title in 1950. From L-R: Van Simaey, Viaene, H.Padou, Dewash, Bermyn, Lefevre, Duquesnoy, Paul Lambert (coach).
Source: magazine “But et Club”,1950, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1947: Final of the French Championship in Paris

Actions during the final of the 1947 French Championship held at the pool of Paris “Les Tourelles”. The team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing” won the title beating the team of “Dauphins Toulouse” TOEC with 5-1. The title of this article: "Tourcoing had a strong arm".
Source: magazine “But et Club”,1947, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1946: France beats Belgium in Paris

Action during the game of France and Belgium (3-1) at the pool of Paris “Les Tourelles” in 1934. Photo: The Belgian team beats the French goalie Georges Delporte just one time.
Source: Le miroir des Sports, 1946, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1934: France against Hungary in Paris

Action during a game between France and Hungary at the pool of Paris “Les Tourelles” in 1934.
Source:
Almanac Sport 1935, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1935: France against Yugoslavia in Paris

Action during the match of France and Yugoslavia, at the pool of “Tourelles” in Paris, 1935. Yugoslavia won the match with 3-2.
Source: Almanac Sport 1936, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

Saturday, January 24, 2009

1929-1938: The Klebesberg and Horthy Cups

With Hungarian initiatives the great 6-Nations tournaments; Klebesberg and Horthy Cups have been organized between 1929 and 1939. Both tournaments, honoured two important Hungarian Political personalities, gathering the leading teams of that period to a strong contest.
The Klebesberg Cup was held in Budapest in 1929, Nuremberg in 1930 and Brussels in 1935.
The Horthy Cup was held in Budapest 1937 and Doetinchem in 1939.
Kuno von Klebelsberg (1875-1932)
was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of the Interior and Minister of Culture of the Kingdom of Hungary between the two World Wars.
Nicholas Horthy de Nagybánya (1868-1957) was a Hungarian admiral and statesman, regent of Hungary from 1920 to 1944. He led Hungary during a troubled period which began with a Communist revolution and ended with German and then Russian occupation.
Source: Almanac Sport 1940,

1939: France vs Belgium in Horthy Cup

Action during the match of France and Belgium, held in Doetinchem, Nethelands for the 1939 Horthy Cup. The French defenders Lefevre and Bremyn are looking at their goalie Georges Delporte who saves a shot. Final standing: 1. Germany, 2. Hungary, 3. Italy, 4. Belgium, 5. Nethelands and 6. France.
Source: Almanac Sport 1940, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

1933: France against Germany in Paris

Action during a game between France and Germany at the pool of Paris “Les Tourelles” in 1933. The German goalie Alfred Richter while saving a shot.
Source: Almanac Sport 1934, courtesy of Mr. Karim Isker

Friday, January 23, 2009

1923: E.N.Tourcoing against Libelulle Paris

Cover of the magazine “Le miroir des Sports of 20 Sept. 1923” presenting a spectacular view of the grand final between "Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing" and "Libellule de Paris" for the 1923 French Championship, held at the municipal pool of Tourcoing.
Source:
Le miroir des Sports, 20 Sept. 1923 ; courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

1923: The Champions of E.N.Tourcoing

The team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing”, Champions of France in 1923. At the final game the team of Tourcoing won against Libellule of Paris with 7-0. From L-R: Fibbe, Desmettre, Busschaert, Vandevenne, Deborgies, Delgergue, Dujardin and Padou.
Source: Le miroir des Sports, 20 Sept. 1923 ; courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

1923: Action during the French Championship

Action during a game of the final phase of the French Championship held at the pool of Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing in 1923.
Source:
Le miroir des Sports, 20 Sept. 1923 ; courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

1923: Action during the French Championship

Action during a game of the final phase of the French Championship held at the pool of Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing in 1923.
Source:
Le miroir des Sports, 20 Sept. 1923 ; courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

1957: The team of E.N. Tourcoing

Humoristic drawing presenting the team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing”, Champions of France in 1957. From L-R: Yves Couverneur, Gerald Vandecasteele, Claude Rousseaux, Yves Rousseaux, Paule Selosse, Jean-Pierre Selosse, Henri Padou, Claude Van Simaye.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

Monday, January 19, 2009

1973: The team of “Les Dauphins FC Sète

The of “Les Dauphins FC Sète”, in 1973. Standing L-R: B.Alizard, F.Girma, M.Lepinoy, Michel Idoux, J-M Menadier, M.Gagliano, Philippe Biascamano. Kneeling L-R: Pierre Biascamano, L.Lepinoy, C.Cherniac, B.Lepinoy, M.Alizard, T.Gagliano.
Source: Sète : Ville de Sport by Henri Gevaudan

1960’s: Match at the sea pool of Sète

Water Polo match at the sea pool of “Les Dauphins FC Sète”, in 1960’s. The sea pool was named Pool of Raoul Fonquerne” to honour the first President of the Club established in 1907. Sète is situated in southern France. known as the ‘Venice of Languedoc’.
Source:
Sète : Ville de Sport by Henri Gevaudan

1959: The team of “Les Dauphins FC Sète

The team of “Les Dauphins FC Sète”, in 1959. Standing L-R: Wenger Henry (coach) Benezet Alain, Francois Jean Jacques, Apelzeller, Benezet Fafet, Bonniou Alex (coach). Kneeling L-R: Cianni Claude, Picarel, Bonniou Jean.
Source : http://www.waterpolo-france.com/fr/

1912: The team of “Les Dauphins FC Sète”

The pioneers team of “Les Dauphins FC Sète”, Champions of South France in 1912. Standing L-R: Capelle, Coulon, Broussard, Fabre, Fonquerne, Biewesch. Seating L-R: Laumon, Pizzonero. Roche.
Source: Sète : Ville de Sport by Henri Gevaudan

Sunday, January 18, 2009

1909: The pioneer Champions of E.N.Tourcoing

The team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing” winners for the first time of the French Championship in 1909. Standing L-R: O.Freson, G.Pouvost, P.Beulque, A.Pouvost. Seating L-R: J.Delannoy, G.Vanlaer, A.Tonnel.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

1901-1944: 28 National titles for E.N.Tourcoing

Extract from “L' Almanach des sports” 1945 presenting the winners of the French Championship from 1901 to 1944. The mythical team of Paul Beulque and Henri Padou , “Les Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing” won their first title in 1909 and then up to 1944 they won 28 National titles.
Source:
L'Almanach des sports 1945

1924: The team of E.N.Tourcoing

The team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing” in 1924. Standing L-R: Robert Desmettre, Albert Debogies, Noel Delberghe, Henri Padou, Paul Dujardin (Olympic Champions in Paris 1924 Olympics), Felix Vadevenne, Alfred Fibbe. Seating L-R: Paul Beulque (head coach) and Florent Laporte (assistant coache).
Source: courtesy of Mr. Gérald Pecqueur

Saturday, January 17, 2009

1946: The team of “Gymnasia y Esgrima”

The team of “Gymnasia y Esgrima”, of Buenos Aires in 1946. From L-R: Sebastian Avalos Noguera, Jose Iglesias, Jose Farulla, Roberto Ramicone, Hector Caputo, Rogelio Leyendo, Francisco Trimboli, Enrique Fraga, Manuel M.Pegasano, Luis Diez.
Source: magazine “El Grafico” February 1946

1946: Osvaldo Codaro - the emerging star

The emblematic player of Argentina, Osvaldo Codaro, 16 years old in 1946, winner of the Junior National Championship with the team of Club Atlético Independiente, Buenos Aires.
Source:
magazine “El Grafico” March 1946

1946: Carlos and Marcelo Visentin

The brothers Carlos and Marcelo Visentin, Champions of Argentina with Regatas de Santa Fe in 1946.
Source: magazine “El Grafico” March 1946

1946: The Champions of “Regatas de Santa Fe”

The team of “Regatas de Santa Fe”, Champion of Argentina in 1946. From L-R: A.Filiberti, R.Maidana, M.Visentin, N.Priano, C.Visentin, N.Priano, A.Olivera, C.Pecelli, M.Sebastian, N.Castano, H.Ligori and H.Prono.
Source: magazine “El Grafico” January 1946

1945: The Champions of “Gimnasia y Esgrima”

The team of “Gimnasia y Esgrima”, Buenos Aires Champion of Argentina in 1945. From L-R: L.Diez, E.Fraga, J.Farulla, N.Caputo, L.Szabo, R.Ramicone, R.Leyendo, E.Carmaccio, J.Avalos Noguera, M.Pegasano.
Source: magazine “El Grafico” March 1945

1945: The team of “Club Atlético Independiente”

The team of “Club Atlético Independiente”, Buenos Aires that took part in the 1945 Championship of Argentina. Seated L-R: R.Renaud, D.Di Candia, P.Fernandez, D.Rodriguez, A.Basteiro. Standing L-R: J.Codaro, B.Alonso, P.Migues, S.Russo, E.Cevasco.
Source: magazine “El Grafico” March 1945

1945: The team of “Neptuno de Montevideo”

The team of “Neptuno de Montevideo”, second in the International tournament of Montevideo, Uruguay in 1945. Seated are the players of the National team of Chile.
Source:
magazine “El Grafico” March 1945