Wednesday, September 25, 2013

1881: Early engraving “Water Polo at Malta”

Beautiful early engraving presenting “Water Polo at Malta” within “The illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of October 8, 1881

1907: Water Polo match at Cascais bay, Portugal.

The sailors of Alcântara play the first Water Polo macch in Portugal, in the bay of Cascais, October 1907.
Source: Photo Archives of the Town Hall of Cascais

1914: Water Polo teams in Rio de Janeiro.

The Water Polo teams from Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 1914: "Club Internacional", "Guanabara", "São Cristóvão" and "Icaraí". 
Source: Careta, ano 7, número 294, 17 January 1914

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

1930: Match in the river Urca, Rio de Janeiro.

Water Polo game in the river Urca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1930.  
Source:  http://riodejaneirofotosantigas.blogspot.gr

1930: Match in the river Urca, Rio de Janeiro.

Lots of spectators assist a Water Polo match in the river Urca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1930.  
Source:  http://riodejaneirofotosantigas.blogspot.gr

1971: The Champions of CSKA, Sofia Bulgaria.

The team of CSKA Sofia, Champion of Bulgaria in 1971. First row L-R: Valentin Popov, Ivan Ikonopisov, Nikola Exerov, Andrey Constantinov,Lubomir Runtov, Ivan Kovachev; Second row L-R: Nikolay Kamenski, Nikolay Popov,Toma Tomov, Biser Naumov, Vasil Tomov. 
Source: courtesy Andrey Constantinov.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

1927: The National team of Hungary.

The National team of Hungary winner against France (9-2) in August 1927. The team: Barta, Fazekas, Homonnay II., Keserű II., Wenk, Vértesi, Keserű I. 

1927: The National team of France.

The National team of France that lost against Hungary (9-2) in August 1927. The team: Brouet, Perol, Dolberghe, Bultoel, Lasquin, Cuvellier, Trobouillet. 

1926: The National team of France

The National team of France that played against Belgium at the Olympic pooll "Les Tourelles" in Paris on July, 25th 1926. 
Source: private collection 

1967: The team of Circolo Nautico Posillipo, Napoli.

The 1967 team of Circolo Nautico Posillipo, Napoli that played for the first time in the A' Category of the Italian Championship. Standing L-R: Antonio Consiglio, Jobo Kurtini (Coach), Dino Simonelli, Cerbone (President), Franz Dimehlen, Guglielmo (Willy) Marra, Fofò Buonocore, Gegè Siciliani. Squatting L-R: Lucio Rossi, Bruno Scaglia, Cesare Morelli, Buonomo, Ezio Buonaiuto.

Source: courtesy of Dino Siminelli

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1968: The Champions of Uintiseura Kuhat, Helsinki

The team of Uintiseura Kuhat, Helsinki Champions of Finland in 1968. Standing L-R: Aimo Lehmusvuo, Ossi Hellman, Tapio Levaaho, Pertti Lehto, Reijo Vartia, Reijo Savaloja, Pertti Nisonen.Seating L-R: Klaus Saavalainen, Matti Eronen, Jukka Makinen, Pekka Hurme.
Source: Kuhat photo archives, Kuhat History book 2011, courtesy of Kati Kettunen and Reijo Vartia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1969: The National team of Greece.

A pre-selection of the Greek National team in 1969. From L-R: Thomas Karalogos (Ethnicos Piraeus), Pericles Damascos (Olympiakos Piraeus, Petros Egogiannis (Panathinaikos), Nicos Tsangas (Ethnicos Piraeus) Homiros Polychronopoulos (Olympiakos Piraeus), Petros Pomonis (Panathinaikos), Nikos Anagnostopoulos (Panathinaikos), Sotiris Tzafolias (Ethnicos Piraeus), Dimitris Constas (Ethnicos Piraeus). Source: courtesy of Petros Pomonis, (Photo: archive of the Greek journalist George Gavalas)

Monday, September 16, 2013

1970, Bangkok: The National team of Iran

The National team of Iran coached by Nico Firoiu, that took place at the 1st Asian Games held in Bangkok in 1970. (1. Japan, 2. India, 3. Indonesia, 4. Iran). Among the players is Khosrow Amini, FINA TWPC Member (second from R to L). 
Source: courtesy of Nico Firoiu 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

1952, Helsinki: The team of Argentina.

The National team of Argentina that took part at Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games composed by: Osvaldo Codaro, Luis Díez, Luis González, Rubén Maidana, Roberto Marino, Luis Normandín, Mario Sebastián, Ladislao Szabo, Carlos Visentín, Marcelo Visentín. 
Source: courtesy of Rosana Codaro

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

1932: The team of Los Angeles Athletic Club

As wtitten in the back of the original picture: "By virtue of their recent win over the Illinois Athletic Club, the Water Polo team of the Los Angeles Athletic Club has been chosen to represent America in the 1932 Olympics. Above are members of the team in Los Angeles. Rear row L-R: Frank Graham, Clyde Swendsen, Head Swimming Coach of the Los Angeles A.C.; Les Henry, Manager, Frank Rivar, assistant Coach, Charles Finn, Joseph Knapp, Gal Strong, Harvey Walters, business Manager. Front row L-R: Austin Clapp, Charles McCallister, Walter (Wally) O’Connor, Captain Philip Daubenspeck, Herbert Wildman." 
Source: Photo ACME news, 26 July 1932.  

Monday, September 2, 2013

1974: The National team of Italy before Vienna

The National team of Italy coached by Gianni Lonzi in Merano, before the European Champions in Vienna in 1974. The players: Mino Marsili, Maurizio Forte, Alberto Alberani, Umberto Panerai, Alessandro Ghibellini, Silvio Baracchini, Sante Marsili, Mario Scotti Galletta, Romeo Collina, Marcello Del Duca, Mamo Fondelli, Gianni de Magistris, Beppe Basevi, Paolo Ragosa and Riccardo de Magistris.