Friday, December 30, 2011

1908, London: The winning team of Great Britain.

The team of Great Britain winner at London 1908 Olympic Games. Along with the team, is standing in the middle, George W Hearn, President of the Amateur Swimming Association and first Honorary Secretary/Treasurer of FINA (founded on 19 Luly 1908 on the occasion of the London Olympics). The British players: George Cornet, Charles Forsyth, George Nevinson, Paul Radmilovic, Charles Smith, Tom Thould, George Wilkinson.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Mike G.Coles

Monday, December 26, 2011

1931, Paris: The National team of France

The National Water Polo team of France that took part at the 1931 European Championships held in Paris from 23–30 August.
Source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France http://www.bnf.fr/

Sunday, December 25, 2011

1929: The team of “Les Mouettes” of Paris

The women’s Water Polo Team of Paris “Les Mouettes” (Paris Seagulls) prior to a match played against “London Ladies” on September 11th 1929 at Croydon Baths (South London). Among the players of the team features, with the ball, Marie Braun (Netherlands), Olympic and European Swimming Champion in the 1920's.
Source: http://len.eu/ , (Photo: Swimming Times)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

1952, Helsinki: Hungary vs. Yugoslavia 2-2

Rare footage from the game of Hungary vs. Yugoslavia (2-2) for the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games (31st July 1952). Hungary: Róbert Antal, Antal Bolvári, Dezső Fábián, Dezső Gyarmati, István Hasznos, László Jeney, György Kárpáti, Dezső Lemhényi, Kálmán Markovits, Miklós Martin, Károly Szittya, István Szivós, György Vizvári. Yugoslavia: Juraj Amšel, Veljko Bakašun, Marko Brainović, Vladimir Ivković, Zdravko Ježić, Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić, Ivo Kurtini, Lovro Radonjić , Dragoslav D. Šiljak, Ivo Štakula, Boško Vuksanović.
Source: ISHOF archives 

Monday, November 14, 2011

1931: The team of Galatasaray, Istanbul

The team of Galatasaray, Istanbul in 1931: Mehdi Agaoglu, Nevin Hassan, Kemal Özbek, Suat Erler, Ibrahim Göktalay, Bekir Macur, Orhan Saka
Source: courtesy of Murat Özüak

1974: The Junior team of Galatasaray

The Junior team of Galatasaray, Istanbul with coach Yilmaz Ozuak in 1974. 
Source: courtesy of Murat Özüak

Monday, October 24, 2011

1900: The National team of Ireland

The National team of Ireland that lost the match against the Welsh National team in 1900.
Source: Black and White Budget; Sept. 1, 1900

1900: The National team of Wales

The National team of Wales winner of the Ireland vs. Wales match in 1900.
Source: Black and White Budget; Sept. 1, 1900

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1963: The winners of Brazil

The National Team of Brazil winner of gold medal at the pan-American Games in 1963. Standing L-R: Claudino Cayado de Castro (Coach), Paulo "Polé" Carotini, Flávio Ribeiro Rato, Luiz Daniel (goalkeeper), Ivo Carotini, Hugo Carotini (Team Manager) e Aladar Szabo. Kneeling L-R: Luis Eduardo "Liminha" Pinheiro Lima, Luiz Carlos "Caio" de Aguiar Valim, João Gonçalves, Marvio Kelly dos Santos and Ademar Grijó.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Lino Clodoaldo

Monday, October 17, 2011

1959: The National teams of Greece and Israel

The National teams of Greece and Israel, during a friendly game in August 1959. Among the Greek players: Bistis, Kourandis, Tinios, Markou, Molohas, Garyfallos, Patlakas. Standing at left as the match referee is the ex-President of the Greek Swimming Federation Lambros Constandopoulos.
Source: magazine Super Polo April 1994 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

1982: The team of Canottieri Napoli

The team of Canottieri Napoli in 1982: Fritz Denneirlen (Coach), Enzo D'Angelo, Massimo De Crescenzo, Guido Baldazzi, Alessandro Avagnano, Mario Morelli, Maurizio De Gennaro, Raimondo Ascione, Carlo Siena, Lori Assanto, Maurizio Migliaccio, Ferdinando Napolitano, Mario Scotti Galletta.
Source: courtesy of Salvatore Napolitano 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

1903: The Champions of Hyde Seals SC

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club, Champions of England in 1903. The team won also the Water Polo leagues at the Cheshire County and the League of Manchester and District.
Source: The Black and White Illustrated Budget; October 17th, 1903

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

1986: The team of Patras Nautical Club

The team of Patras Nautical Club in 1986. Standing L-R: Anastasopoulos, Georgiou, Sarakinis,Kouretas,  Moiralis, Prapopoulos (President), Dendrinos, Kakoulidis. Squatting L-R: Rakitzis, Vasilopoulos, Tsoutsanis, Bloudros.
Source: Patras Nautical Club archives, courtesy Takis Kalokerinos

1977: The Juniors team of Patras Nautical Club


The Juniors team of Patras Nautical Club coached by Milo Lusic. Standing L-R: Milo Lusic (Coach), Petroutsos, Paparodopoulos, Vasiliou, Dotsikas, Lykoudis, Valsamos. Squatting L-R: Economou, Dalietos, Kouloubis, Kalokerinos.
Source: Patras Nautical Club archives, courtesy of Mr. Takis Kalokerinos 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1925: London Aquatic Sports in Surrey Docks


A “Topical Budget” newsreel shot in the Surrey Commercial Docks in 1925. Dockworkers, their families and their friends assisting the “Port of London’s Aquatic Sports”, including Swimming, Water Polo and high Diving.
Source: BFIfilms

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1963: The Juniors of Rari Nantes Napoli

The Juniors of Rari Nantes Napoli in 1963. Standing L-R: Wirz, Caiazzo, Rastreli, Luigi Chiosi , D'Isanto, Donadio. Squatting L-R: In basso: Foà, Mastrogiovanni, Buonaiuto, Mino Marsili e Simonelli.
Source: courtesy of Luigi Chiosi 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1965: The Juniors of Italy with Mario Majoni

The National Juniors team of Italy in 1965 with the legendary Coach Mario Majoni: Giancarlo Baccini, Mimmo Mastrogiovanni, Alessandro Amici, Bruno Caiazzo, Luigi Rossetti, Giorgio Amici, Giuliano Forcella, Ciociò D'Urso, Mario Maioni (Coach), Mino Marsili, Pierluigi Formiconi, Luigi Chiosi, Dario Foà, Razio Buonaiuto
Source: courtesy of Luigi Chiosi 

Friday, August 19, 2011

1991, Athens: Stamenic leads Yugoslavia to gold

The legendary coach Nicola Stamenic leads Yugoslavia to winning its first (and last....) European Championship title in Athens, August 1991. The Yugoslavian team played without the participation of Croatian Nationality players.

Monday, August 15, 2011

1970: The team of Rari Nantes Salerno.

The team of Rari Nantes Salerno in 1979 at the pool of Napoli "Mostra d' oltremare". Roberto Agostino, Antonio D'Anna, Paolo Lista, Nicola Borrelli, Antonio Barela, Sergio Mogavero, Dario Salvati, Mariano Aliberti, Biagio Agostino, Pepe Casella, Gianfranco Camisa, Pasquale Rossi, Gino Stefanelli. 
Source: courtesy of Pasquale Rossi 

1980: The team of Sisport FIAT Torino

The team of "Sisport FIAT Ricambi" of Torino in 1980. Standing L-R: Sante Marsili, Drago, Bertello, Mattia Aversa, Telemaco Marcoccio, Antonio Consiglio. Seatting L-R: Cicoria, Rossi, Manzin, xxxxx, Francone, Agostino Puleo. 
Source: courtesy of Mattia Aversa

Saturday, August 13, 2011

1971: The National team of Italy in the mountains

The National team of Italy in the mountain of San Candido (Bolzano) in 1971. From L-R: Mario Majoni (Coach), Enzo D'Angelo, Mattia Aversa, Pietro Calcagno, Nando Lignano, Elios Marsili, Paolo Galbusera, Geppino D'Altrui.
Source: courtesy of Mattia Aversa. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

1956, Melbourne: Blood in th pool

Blood in the pool. Hungary vs. USSR at Melbourne 1956 Olympics.It should be clear that we never had any ill feelings toward the Russian people. It was just a match at the wrong time and the wrong place," said few years ago Ervin Zador

Monday, August 8, 2011

1978: The team of Chiavari Nuoto.

The team of Chiavari Nuoto in 1978. Franco Lavoratori (coach), Grande Franchino, Luciano Pozzo, Franco Labò, Gianfranco "Tappo" Tedeschi, Danilo Ghio, Enrico Valentini, Nicola Chiari, Enrico Ferrando, Angelo Casazza, Paolo "Lupo" Vincenti, Enrico Bianconi, Zecchin.
Source: courtesy of Danilo Ghio 

1980: The team of Chiavari Nuoto

The team of Chiavari Nuoto in 1980. Enzo Barlocco (Coach), Mario Arienti, Alfredo Cupido, Paino Spinetta, Alessandro Macchiavello, Danilo Ghio , Carlo Peri, Alessandro Nassano, Luciano Pozzo, Gianfranco "Tappo" Tedeschi, Nicola Chiari, Franco Labò. 
Source: courtesy of Danilo Ghio

1930: Water Polo for Ladies in London

"Water Polo for Ladies” - Filmed at Stoke Newington, London in 1930. "Mere man's one-time exclusive water sport is now being dived right into by the girls." (British Pathe Archive)
Source: http://www.britishpathe.com, Copyright remains property of British Pathe 

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

1979: The winners of Korcula PK

The team of Korcula Plivacki Klub winner of the European Cup for National Cup winners in 1979 with coach Duško Antunović.
Source: A century of Croatian Water Polo

1978: The tream of Korcula PK

The team of Korcula Plivacki Club winner of the former Yugoslavia Cup in 1978. Korčula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia
Source: A century of Croatian Water Polo

1976: The team of V.K.Sibenik (Solaris)

The team of V.K.Sibenik (Solaris) coached by Mile Nakic entered the A' division of Yugoslav Championship in 1976. Šibenik is a historic town in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia.
Source: A century of Croatian Water Polo. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

1950's: French educational film

This film was made by Maurice Laurent in collaboration with ASFFA and the French Swimming Federation. It presents the pedagogy of learning Water Polo in the 50's.
Source: ASFFA asffa.angers.free.fr (courtesy of Petar Kovacevic)

Friday, July 22, 2011

1961: The Juniors Champions of NC Patras

The Juniors team of Nautical Club of Patras Champions of Greece in 1961. From L–R: Mazis,  Zacharopoulos, Kalogeropoulos, Malevitis, Theodorakopoulos, Vournas, Kapetanakis, Fragiskatos, Moraitis, Sarandopoulos, Krikis, Vigo Cietkovic (coach).   
Source: 80 years of Nautical Club of Patras (1929-2009) by Nikos Tombros

1938: The Champions of NC Patras

The team of Nautical Club of Patras Champions of Greece in 1938. From L-R: Georgiadis, Vlahos, Georgakopoulos, Dilernias, Kathreptas, Tassopoulos N, Tassopoulos F, Andonakopoulos.
Source: 80 years of Nautical Club of Patras (1929-2009) by Nikos Tombros

1935: The Champions of NC Patras

The team of Nautical Club of Patras Champions of Greece in 1935: Svolopoulos, Tsiklitiras D., Anagnostopoulos, Kathreptas, Agrapidis, Menounos, Agouridis, Tassopoulos F, Tsiklitiras, Tassopoulos N.
Source: 80 years of Nautical Club of Patras (1929-2009) by Nikos Tombros

1946: The Champions of NC Patras

The team of Nautical Club of Patras Champions of Greece in 1946. From L-R: Dilernias, Papastefanou, Diamandopoulos, Georgakopoulos, Stamboulis, Tassopoulos F,Tassopoulos N.
Source: 80 years of Nautical Club of Patras (1929-2009) by Nikos Tombros

1975: The team of Nautical Club of Patras

The team of Nautical Club of Patras in 1975. Standing L-R: Anastasopoulos, Antzoulatos, Economou, Paparodopoulos, Kakoulidis, Lahaniotis. Kneeling L-R: Kouloumbis, Pomonis, Theodosopoulos, Klaoudatos, Vasileiou, Andonopoulos.
Source: 80 years of Nautical Club of Patras (1929-2009) by Nikos Tombros

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1984: The team of NC Patras with Ivo Trumbic

The team of Nautical Club of Patras coached by the legendary Ivo Trumbic in 1984. Standing L-R: Nikos Vasileiou, Andreas  Sarakinis, Andreas Miralis, Michalis Kouretas, Takis Kouloubis, Giorgos Dotsikas, Yiannis Seretis, Ivo Trumbic. Squatting L-R: Takis Dendrinos,  Panagiots Vasilopoulos, Christos Georgiou, Diomidis Tsoutsanis, Christos Rakitzis, Yiannis Bloudros.
Source: 80 years of Nautical Club of Patras (1929-2009) by Nikos Tombros 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

1972: The Juniors team of Italy

The Juniors National team of Italy that to part at the 1972 European Juniors Championship. In this photo: Gianni Lonzi (Coach), Criscuolo, De Magistris, Luigi Palma, Ferrando, Ragosa, Lubian, Casanova, Bertarelli, Maresca, Gandolfi, Fondelli.
Source: courtesy of Gianpaolo Lubian

Friday, July 8, 2011

1985: Vasas Budapesr wins the Euro Super Cup

The team of Vasas Budapest wins the European Super Cup final in Zürich in 1985. The team: Jenő Méhes, László Földi, Zoltán Kósz, György Kenéz, György Krieger, Péter Rusorán (Head Coach), Zsolt Lengyel , Gábor Nemes, Gyula,Matusek Imre,Budavári György, Helló Radnóty, Hatoska!,  László Kuncz , Csaba Mészáros.
Source: courtesy of György Kenéz

1985: The winners of Vasas Budapest

The team of Vasas Budapest winner of the 1985 Hungarian Championship. Méhes Jenő, Földi László, Kósz Zoltán, Krieger György, Lengyel Zsolt, György Kenéz, Rusorán Péter (Head Coach), Nemes Gábor, Matusek Gyula, Budavári Imre, Radnóty György, Kuncz László, Mészáros Csaba.
Source: courtesy of György Kenéz

1984: The team of Vasas Budapest

The team of Vasas Budapest in 1984. From L-R: Gábor Csapó, Gábor Nemes, László Kuncz , Csaba Mészáros, László Földi, Zsolt Lengyel , Attila Agárdi, György Krieger, Jenő,Méhes István Liebmann, Gyula Matusek, Imre Budavári, György Kenéz
Source: courtesy of György Kenéz

Thursday, July 7, 2011

1979: The Champions of VK Partizan, Belgrade

The team of VK Partizan Belgrade, Champions of Yugoslavia in 1979. Standing L-R: Milos Markovic, Vukan Ruzic, Predrag Manojlovic, Nikola Stamenic, Milos Vukovic, Ratko Rudic. Squatting L-R: Djordje Popovic, Sinisa Segrt, Nenad Manojlovic, Sinisa Belamaric, Zoran Avramovic. 
Source: courtesy of Vukan Ruzic

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

1977: The team of Real Club Mediterraneo

The team of Real Club Mediterraneo, Málaga in 1977. Standing L-R: J.D.M. Artiles, A.Wucherpfennig, J.M.Chaneta, J.L.de Castro, J.A.Chaneta, M.Serrano. Squatting L-R: F.Wucherpfenning, G.Himenez, J.Nogueira, F.Garcia,  M.Taboada.
Source: 100 años de Water Polo en Málaga by Carlos Serra Castañeda

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

1976: The team of Real Club Mediterraneo

The team of Real Club Mediterraneo, Málaga in 1976. Standing L-R: T.Garcia, J.M.Artiles, F.Garcia, A.Crespo, J.M.Chaneta, F.Wucherfenning, A.Wucherfenning. Seated L-R: J.Nogueira, M.Serrano, M.Taboada, J.L. de Castro, J.A.Chaneta.
Source: 100 años de Water Polo en Málaga by Carlos Serra Castañeda

Monday, July 4, 2011

1966: The team of Real Club Mediterraneo

The team of Real Club Mediterraneo, Málaga in 1966. Top row: Gerardo Segura, Tomas Garcia Zamudio, Luis de la Torre, Javier Ga de la Malta. Middle row: Modesto Espejo, Jacky Arribere, Ernesto Caparros, Amando Alonso and Antonio Ruiz de la Herra. Front row: Antonio Rosa and Carlos Valls.
Source: 100 años de Water Polo en Málaga by Carlos Serra Castañeda

Saturday, July 2, 2011

1938: The team of Libertas Sestri Ponente

The team of SS Libertas Sestri Ponente in 1938. Standing L-R: Costa, Pastorino, Molinari, Cavesarzi, Dagnino. Squatting L-R: Geroldi, Mazzoletti, Vagge.
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; 

1937: The team of Libertas Sestri Ponente

The team of SS Libertas Sestri Ponente in 1937. Among the players: Carlini, Swich, Brizzolari, Majoni and Savio.
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; 

1936: Libertas Sestri Ponente vs SS Mameli

Match between SS Libertas Sestri Ponente and SS Nicola Mameli held in Voltri, Liguria in 1936.
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; 

1941: Majoni and Zolyomy meet in Rome

Players of SS Sestri Ponente and Mario Majoni meet with Bandy Zolyomy at the “Stadio dell Nuoto” (Foro Italico) - Rome in 1941. From L-R: Bianconi, Lorenzini, Carlini, Pagari (FIN Official), Bandy Zoyomy and Mario Majioni.
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

1931: SS Libertas Sestri Ponente in Tiber river

The team of Societa Sportiva Sestri Ponente and players of other teams in 1931, at the banks of Tiber (Tevere) river in Rome. Among the players: Profumo, Gazzulini, Costa, Timossi, Geroldi.  
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

1930: The team of SS Libertas Sestri Ponente

The team of Societa Sportiva Sestri Ponente in 1930, at the banks of river Arno in Florence. Standing L-R: Carnini, Dagnino, Rinaldi, Savio. Squatting L-R: Bello, Benecchi, Pastorino.  
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

1930: The team of SS Libertas Sestri Ponente


The team of Societa Sportiva Sestri Ponente in 1930. Standing L-R: Francesco Michelini (coach), Bello, Rinaldi, Carnini, Savio, Benecchi, Dagnino, Scorza (official). Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

1927: The team of SS Libertas Sestri Ponente

The team of Societa Sportiva Sestri Ponente in 1927. Standing L-R: Carnini, Rinaldi, Centimeri. Middle: Dagnino. Seated L-R: Vagge, Savio, Pastorino. Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

1925: The winners of SS Libertas Sestri Ponente

The team of Societa Sportiva Sestri Ponente winner of the B’ Italian Championship in 1925.
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by Mario Carboni and Paolo Rinaldi; courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

1948, London: The golden Italians

The National team of Italy winner of 1948 London Olympic Games: Fabiano, Rubini, Pandolfini, Rogione, Marchetti (referee), Majoni, Buonocore, Ognio, Ghira, Bulgarelli, Toribolo, Arena.
Source: Cento anni di Libertas by M.Carboni, P.Rinaldi. Courtesy of Sergio Faraggi. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

1973: Yugoslavia of the legendary Vlaho Orlic

The National team of Yugoslavia, along with the legendary Coach Vlaho Bata Orlic (front row, in the middle) on the way to New Zeland tournament in 1973: Top R-L: Polic, Savinovic, Dabovic (turned back) Lozica, Bandzur (coach), Manojlovic, Mustur, Stamenic, Kacic, Frankovic, Rudic, Orlic, Vranes, Muskatirovic, Bonacic
Source: Ratko Rudic ; Maestro Water Polo by Damir Skarpa and Eduard Hemar

1975, Cali: The National team of Yugoslavia

The team of Yugoslavia that participated at the Cali (Colombia) 1975 World Championships. Back row: Lozica, Rudic, Kacic, Antunovic. Middle row: Manojlovic, Marovic, Dabovic. Front row: Savinovic, Belamaric, Markovic, Bonacic, Polic.
Source: Ratko Rudic ; Maestro Water Polo by Damir Skarpa and Eduard Hemar

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1986, Madrid: The golden team of Yugoslavia

The team of Yugoslavia winner of Madrid 1986 World Championships. Standing L-R: Rudic (Head Coach), Paskvalin, Bebic, Popovic, Andric, Duho, Lusic, Sukno, Milanovic, Krivokapic. Squatting L-R: Vicevic, Roje, Vasovic, Afric, Bukic, Petrovic, Sostar, Simenc.
Source: Ratko Rudic ; Maestro Water Polo by Damir Skarpa and Eduard Hemar