Thursday, April 30, 2009

1968, Mexico: The Italian National team

The National team of Italy, 4th in Mexico 1968 Olympic Games. Standing L-R: Antonelli (official), Roldano Simeoni, Alberto Alberani (Recco), Alessandro Ghibellini (Recco), Mario Cevasco (Recco), Giuliano Forcella, Paolo Ferrando (Nervi), Gianni Lonzi (Recco), Franco Lavoratori (Recco), Mario Majoni (Head Coach). Kneeling L-R: Enzo Barlocco (Nervi), Eugenio Merello (Recco), Marsili, Eraldo Pizzo (Recco), Giancarlo Guerrini (Lazio), Gianni De Magistris (Florentia), Tullo Pandolfini (assistant Coach).
Source: Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

1970: Book about the life of Eraldo Pizzo

Book about the life and achievements of the legendary player of Pro Recco and the Italian National team Eraldo Pizzo, known as “Caimano”. A marvellous biography written in 1970 by the well known Sports Journalist of “Il Secolo XIX” and the “Messaggero” Pier Lorenzo Stagno.
Source:
Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

1952: The Juniors U15 of Pro Recco.

The Juniors Under 15 team of Pro Recco in 1952. Standing L-R: Lavarello, Guaraldi, Eraldo Pizzo, Marachi, Schenone (coach). Kneeling L-R: Borri, Torrente, Guidotti.
Source: Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

1954: The team of Pro Recco.

The 1954 team of Pro Recco, that took part for the first time in the A’ division of the Italian Championship. Standing L-R: Eraldo Pizzo, Odaglia, Andreani, Maraschi, Pio Levaro (coach). Kneeling L-R: Manuelli, Guidotti, Piero Pizzo, Costaguta.
Source: Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

1948: The team of Pro Recco

The team of Pro Recco in 1948. Standing L-R: Guaraldi, Moderini, Giulio Noseda Jr, Pierro Silva, Schenone (coach), Mario Silva, Dellacasa. Knneling L-R: Caffarena, Nanni Zanoni, Piero Pizzo, Picasso.
Source: Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

1954: Match in the “Stadio del Nuoto” of Recco

“Stadio del Nuoto” of Recco, Italy during a game of the 1954, A' division Italian Championship.
Source:
Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

1929: The team of “Rari Nantes Enotria”

The team of Recco, “Rari Nantes Enotria” in 1929. Standing L-R: Pio Ansaldo, Gioardo Krattochwilla, Schenone, Cavallo, Mandillo (official), Porcu (official). Seating L-R: Lagno, Fossati, Ettore Zanoni.
Source: Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

1925: The pioneers of “Rari Nantes Enotria”

The pioneers team of “Rari Nantes Enotria” in 1925. The team later on gave birth to the glorious Italian team of Pro-Recco. Standing L-R: Giacomo Strizioli (referee), Codognoto, Mario Majoni, Cavallo. Kneeling: Giorardo. Seating L-R: Giulio Noseda, Kratochwila, Aldo Sanguineti.
Source: Pizzo il Caimano by Pier Lorenzo Stagno; SAGEP Editrice Genova

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1923: Match in the pool of C.N. Barcelona

International Water Polo match in the pool of Club Natación Barcelona-"Escullera de Llevant" in 1923.
Source:
100 anys Club Natacio Barcelona by Lluis Permanyer

Monday, April 27, 2009

1977: The National team of Greece

The National team of Greece that took part in the European Championship held in Jonkoping and Falköping, Sweden from 14 to 21 August 1977. Greece won the competition of Group B beating the teams of Poland, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia. Standing L-R: Andreas Garyfallos (Coach), Sotiris Stathakis, Spyros Capralos. Dimitris Konstas,Dimitris Kougevetopoulos, Marcelo Sitarenios, Thomas Karalogos, Yiannis Andonopoulos (Team Manager). Kneeling L-R: Giorgos Theodorakopoulos (doctor), Miltiadis Elefteriadis, Andonis Aronis, Andreas Gounas, Yiannis Giannouris, Periklis Damaskos, Yiannis Garyfallos and Lakis Tsantas (Referee).
Source: courtesy of Mr. Andonis Gavanas

1984, Los Angeles: The National team of Greece

The National team of Greece that competed in Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. The Greek team, coached by the legendary Catalan coach Josep Brasco, has been ranked 8th, for the first time, in its Olympic History. Standing L-R: Kyriakos Giannopoulos, Xenofondas Moudatsios, Josep Brasco, Tasos Papanastasiou, Aris Kefalogiannis, Akis Giannopoulos, Marcelo Sitarenios, Spyros Capralos, Andonis Aronis, Sotiris Stathakis, Yiannis Vossos. Kneeling L-R: Giorgos Mavrotas and Dimitris Seletopoulos.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Andonis Gavanas

Saturday, April 25, 2009

1907: The legendary Paul Radmilovic

Post card of 1907 presenting the legendary Paul Radmilovic. Born in Cardiff, Walles, Radmilovic was the third son of Antun Radmilović, a Croat from Dubrovnik, who relocated to Cardiff in 1860s. His mother was born in Cardiff, the daughter of Irish immigrants. Radmilovic competed for Britain in the Olympic Games a record six times and captained the Water Polo team four times. Possibly his finest moment in an outstanding Olympic Water Polo career came when he scored the winning goal against Belgium in the 1920 final. His final appearance was as a 42-year-old in 1928 as a member of the British Water Polo team.
Source: Supplement to ‘The 1908 Olympic Games, the Great Stadium and the Marathon’ by Bob Wilcock (marathon@societyofolympiccollectors.org)”

Stamp honouring Paul Radmilovic

Stamp honouring the legendary British Water Polo player and Swimmer Paul Radmilovic issued in Guyana, South America.
Source: Supplement to ‘The 1908 Olympic Games, the Great Stadium and the Marathon’ by Bob Wilcock (marathon@societyofolympiccollectors.org)”.

1920’s: Water Polo at Hossegor, France

Postcard with a picture of a Water Polo match in the lake of Hossegor, South West France around 1920’s.
Source: private collection

Friday, April 24, 2009

1912: Silver medal from Belgium

Medal issued in Belgium on the occasion of the 1912 National 1st Division Water Polo Championship.
Source:
private collection

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

1912: The team of Long Beach High School

The team of Long Beach, California, High School, Champion of Southern California in 1912.
Source:
private collection

1908: The legendary Paul Radmilovic

The legendary British player Paul Radmilovic who participated as swimmer and Water Polo player into five Olympic Games, winning quite a few gold medals.
Source:
Supplement to ‘The 1908 Olympic Games, the Great Stadium and the Marathon’ by Bob Wilcock (marathon@societyofolympiccollectors.org)”

1908: Thomas Thould, Great Britain

Thomas Henry Thould (1886-1971) was member of the golden British team in London 1908 Olympic Games.
Source:
Supplement to ‘The 1908 Olympic Games, the Great Stadium and the Marathon’ by Bob Wilcock (marathon@societyofolympiccollectors.org)”

1949: The team of SVG Witten, Germany

The team of “Schwimmvereinigung Witten 1884/1909 e.V.” in 1949. Standing L-R: G.Ossenberg, P.Wellerdieck, H.Hansen, O.Russler, F.Helbert, U.Reinecke. Kneeling L-R: P.Machilli, K.Karmann, W.Dieler.
Source: www.svgwitten.de/

1948: The team of SVG Witten, Germany

The team of “Schwimmvereinigung Witten 1884/1909 e.V.” in 1948. Witten is a city in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. From L-R: E.Witt, G.Ossenberg, P.Wellerdieck, F.Helbert, H.Hansen, O.Russler, H.Koch, Kl.Kirchhoff.
Source: www.svgwitten.de/

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

1950: Romanian Water Polo medal

Water Polo medal issued in Romania on the occasion of the 1950 National Juniors Championship.
Source:
private collection

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

1979: The team of Blau-Weiss, Bochum

The team of Blau-Weiss, Bochum – West Germany in 1979: F.J.Altegoer, M.Baumhoff, M.Bauer, K.Bruchner, J.Brass, M.Dolata, M.Fuhrmann, P.Furmaniak, K.P.Kaiser, M.Koch, D.Monstadt, F.Oltersdorf, V.Rismann, D.Saltz, W.Tubbesing, F.Foide, C.Wollenweber, H.Witkiewicz.
Source: Official program International Tournament Neptunes W.P.C 1979

1979: The team of P.K. Hellas Neptun, Sweden

The team of P.K.Hellas Neptun, Sweden in 1979: R.Gerling, R.Eriksson, K.Carlsson, K.Wannas, S.Karnhall, S.Wallgren, H.Lunden, J.Ljung, L.Johansson, G.Pettersson, U.Liw, A.Claesson, R.Jakubec.
Source: Official program International Tournament Neptunes W.P.C 1979

1979: The team of Liverpool University

The team of Liverpool University, England in 1979: K.Brailey, B. McCann, H.Martin, T.Kendall, P.Naylor, A.Buckley, G>Gallie (coach), R.Hindle, K.Sartain, A.Gillam, C.Wainwright. Source: Official program International Tournament Neptunes W.P.C 1979

1979: The team of Sliema A.S.C, Malta

The team of Sliema A.S.C of Malta in 1979: Michael Soler, Edward Calleja, Peter De Cesare, Adrian Meli, Michael Gatt, James Scerri, Marco Manara, Ray Manara, Alex Tonna, Ray Vella, , Mario Salnitro, Franz Frendo (coach).
Source: Official program International Tournament Neptunes W.P.C 1979

Monday, April 13, 2009

1953: The team of Hungary in Nijmegen

The National team of Hungary that took part in the International tournament “Trofeo Italia” held in Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1953.
Source:
Szivos family archives

1952, Helsinki: Karpati, Padou and Szivos Sr.

The legendary French player Henri Padou posing with the great Hungarian players Gyorgy Karpati and Istvan Szivos Sr., during Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games.
Source:
Szivos family archives

Saturday, April 11, 2009

1952, Helsinki: The Golden Hungarian team

The National team of Hungary winner of the gold medal in Helsinki 1952, Olympic Games: Gyorgy Vizvari, Istvan Hasznos, Kalman Markovits, Antal Bolvari, Miklos Martin, Dezso Gyarmati, Laszlo Jeney, Istvan Szivos Sr., Dezso Lemhenyi, Gyorgy Karpati, Fabian Dezso, Szittya Karoly, Antal Robert.
Source: Szivos family archives

1938: The team of Magyar Úszó Egylet

The team of Magyar Úszó Egylet (MUE), Budapest in 1938.
Source:
Szivos family archives

Friday, April 10, 2009

1968: The National team of Hungary

The National team of Hungary coached by the legendary Kalman Markovits in 1968. Standing L-R: Bodnar, Konrad I, Szivos, Gyero, Dr. Karpati, Markovits (coach). Seating L-R: Sarosi, Konrad II, Domotor, Ambrus, Rusoran, Pocsik.
Source: Szivos family archives

1932: The team of “Mytilene Nautical Club”

The pioneers team of “Mytilene Nautical Club” - island of Lesbos, Greece in 1932.
Source:
The History of “Mytilene Nautical Club” by Vasilis Tsakirakis, 1991

1931: The team of “Pallesbiakos”, Greece

The team of “Pallesbiakos”, based in the island of Lesbos, Greece in 1931. Standing L-R: G. Vasiliadis, M.Malidis, L.Kiskilis, V.Saroglou, G.Papaioannou. Kneeling L-R: D.Nakelis and S.Konakas.
Source: The History of “Mytilene Nautical Club” by Vasilis Tsakirakis, 1991

1931: The team of “Aris Lesbou”, Greece

The team of “Aris Lesbou”, based in the island of Lesbos, Greece in 1931. From L-R: Giorgos Kavouras, Theodoros Srafanou, Michail Karafillas, Hiraklis Giannakopoulos, Dimitrios Sabbas, Nikomachos Laskaridis and Telos Pavlidis.
Source: The History of “Mytilene Nautical Club” by Vasilis Tsakirakis, 1991

Friday, April 3, 2009

1981: The referee’s squad in Split

Group of international referees, in player’s costume, prior to a friendly match against the Journalists team, in the margin of Split 1981 European Championships.
Front row L-R:
Silha (Romania), Klisovic (Yugoslavia), Petrasovic (Austria), Butz (West Germany), Janssen (Netherlands). Middle row L-R: Klaric (Yugoslavia), Westermark (Finland), Bonev (Bulgaria), Toygarly (Turkey), Hantal (Turkey). Back row L-R: Blan (West Germany), Papazian (France), Prelovsky (Czechoslovakia), Angella (France), David (France), Vander Vreken (Belgium), Timoc (Romania), Burge (Great Britain), Bookelman (Netherlands), Pizzorno (Italy) and Klemencic (Yugoslavia).
Source: International Swimming and Water Polo; 1982/2 Nr 6

Thursday, April 2, 2009

1981: Ante Lambasa presenting the Cup

The President of F.I.N.A., Ante Lambasa, presents the Cup to Jorge Carmona, captain of C.N. Barcelona and winner of the 1981 European Cup for National Champions.
Source:
International Swimming and Water Polo magazine N.5/1982

1981: M.Estiarte, K.Markovic and Juan Jane

Manuel Estiarte celebrating with his coach Kalman Markovic the victory of C.N. Barcelona in the 1981 European Cup for National Champions. Behind them appears Juan Jane, who following his great player's carrier, won as Head coach of the Spanish National team, the gold medal in Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
Source: International Swimming and Water Polo magazine N.5/1982

1981: Manuel Estiarte in action

Manuel Estiarte in action during the final match of the 1981 European Cup for National Champions between his team, Club Natacion Barcelona and Spandau 04 from Berlin.
Source:
International Swimming and Water Polo magazine N.5/1982

1981: Kalman Markovic celebrating

The legendary Hungarian Kalman Markovic, coach of “Club Natación Barcelona” celebrates the victory of his team in the 1981 European Cup for National Champions.
Source:
International Swimming and Water Polo magazine N.5/1982

1981: C.N. Barcelona European winner

The team of “Club Natación Barcelona” winner of the European Cup for National Champions in 1981. The team coached by the legendary Hungarian Kalman Markovic: Salvador Franch, Miguel Chilida, Ernesto Gonzalez, Juan Jane, Manuel Estiarte, Ignacio Lobera, Diego Odena, Joaquin Barcelo, Antonio Aguilar, Jorge Carmona, Federico Sabria, Leonardo Ribera, Juan Marimon. Final ranking: 1. CN Barcelona, 2. Spandau 04, 3. Vasas Budapest, 4. AZC Microlife).
Source: International Swimming and Water Polo magazine N.5/1982

1982: Ibern coaching Estiarte and Aguilar

Manuel (Lolo) Ibern, coach of the Spanish team, leading his players during the 5th Tungsram Cup held in Budapest from 6 to 13 July 1982. Among his players we note the legendary Manuel Estiarte (Nr 5) and the current coach of the Spanish National team Rafael Aguilar (Nr.7).
Source:
International Swimming and Water Polo; 1982