Friday, January 31, 2014

1975: The winners of Lerici Sport

The team of Lerici Sport, Italy coached by Francesco Giovacchini, Champion of B’ division in Italy in 1975 winning all 25 games of the competition (equivalent to today;s A2) Standing L-R: Spinelli, Bruschini, Pieretti, Manfredi, Karuz, Barlocco. Kneeling L-R: Borracci, Pepino, Saccone, Bonvicini, Tonelli, Rolla, Gagliardi. 
Source: courtesy of Alessandro Manfredi.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

1979: The Champions of Spandau 04, Berlin

The legendary team of Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, Berlin, Champion of Germany in 1979. Loebb, Otto, Rohle, Molkowski, Lehmann, Eberlein, Dr.Loeck, Vogel, Fernandez, Kude, Stamm, Dr.Freund, Gassmann.
Source: courtesy of Armand Fernandez 

1987, Strasbourg: The winners of Soviet Union

The team of Soviet Union (USSR) winner of the 1987 European Championships in Strasbourg. The team coached by Boris Popov: Alexander Ogorodnikov, Dmitri Kolotov, Sergei Kotenko, Uzb Maksimov, Sasha Volkov, Viktor Borodiychuk, Vadim Rojdestvenskyi, Dmitry Apanasenko, Georgy Mshvenieradze, Berendiuga and Misha Giorgadze.

1985: The National team of Georgia.

The National team of Georgia in 1985. Standing L-T: Giorgadze, Misha Gioegadze, Shota Bagaturia, Alexander Bitadze, Aleksandre Nikolaishvili, Kakhi Kandelaki, Giorgi Koguashvili, Devi Gvakharia, Mcvrtneli - Irakli Chkhikvadze. Kneeling L-R: Tamaz Kutivadze, Gia Zumbulidze, Dima Ramishvili, Dato Rurua.
Source: Shota Bagaturia

1982: The team of "DINAMO" Tbilisi, Georgia

The team of "Dinamo"Tbilisi, Georgia winner among other USSR Dynamo teams (Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Kiev, Dinamo Lvov, Dinamo Alma Ata) in 1982. The team: Tamaz Kutinadze, Gennadi Katamashvili, G.Koguashvili, Zaza Axvlediani, I.D. Chxikvadze, Gia Zumbulidze, Vasiko Tsotadze, Dato Rurua, G.Tukvadze, Mirianshvili (Draba), Devi Gvaxaria, Ika Liperteliani and Aleko (Karaman) Nikolaishvili. 
Source: Shota Bagaturia

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1965: The golden Universiade team of Hungary.

The team of Hungary winner at the 1965 Unirversiade held in Budapest. From L-R: Pócsik Dénes, Felkai László, Tóth Gyula, Konrád Sándor, Rusorán Péter, Szölgyémi Ferenc, Kökény József, Katona András, Gábor Szathmáry, Feri Konrád. Source: courtesy of Mrs Ili Konrad

1966: The winners of Vasutas Budapest (BVSC).

The team of Vasutas Budapest (BVSC - Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club) winner of the 1966 Hungarian National Championship. The team at the Alfréd Hajós pool: Gyenes József, Klopp Gyula, Zsoldos János, Németh Pisti, Weltz Ferenc, Földes László (Coach), Pálfy Sándor, Feri Konrád, Kardos Tibor, László Németh, Deák Feri and György Pázmányi.
Source: courtesy of Feri Konrad

Monday, January 27, 2014

1982: The National United Arab Emirates in Belgrade

The National team of United Arab Emirates during their visit to Belgrade in 1982 coached by the Egyptian Dr. Ismail Bek. From L-R: Ali Salem, Abdulla Moubarak, Said Moubarak, Khamis Mohamed, Ahmed Faraj, Rashid Mohamed, Mohamed Faraj, Ali Moubarak, Youssef Khalil, Youssef Khalil, Ismail El Hosani, Dr Ismail Bek-Coach, Abdulla Hisa- Manager.
Source: courtesy of Ismail El Hosani 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

1985: The team of Central Navy Club winner of the USSR cup

The team of Central Navy Club Moscow winner of the USSR Cup of 1985, at the Moscow Olympisky Sport Complex after the final match against Dynamo Kiev. 
Source: photo by I.Utkin 

Monday, January 20, 2014

1980: The team of Netherlands 6th at Moscow Olympics

The team of Netherlands that took the 6th place at Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. Standing L-R: Hans van Zeeland, Ivo Trumbic (Head Coach), Jan Jaap Korevar, Jan Evert Veer, Wouly de Bie, Ton Buunk, Ruud Misdorp, Stan van Belcum. Kneeling L-R: Nico Landerweert, Dick Nieuvvenhuiren, Eric Noordergraaf, Aad van Mil. Source: courtesy of Eric Noordergraaf

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1968: The Juniors National team of Romania.

The Junior National team of Romani in Barcelona, before the match against the team of Spain. Standing L-R: I.M.Pascu, Dinu Popescu, Feri Crisan( Coach), A .Munteanu, Dan Francu. Kneeling L-R:  R.Mustata, F..Slavei, S.Huber , V.Rizea.
Source: courtesy of Nico Firoiu,  Mircea Pascu

Friday, January 10, 2014

1972: The team of Rari Nantes Camogli

The team of Rari Nantes Camogli in 1972. Standing L-R: Enzo Barlocco, Mimmo Barlocco, Ferrando,Borracci. Kneeling L-R: Mortola, Massimo Fondelli, Dapelo, Cucchia, Antonucci. Source: courtesy of Massimo Boracci, Mario Corcione 

1986: The team of Rari Nantes Florentia.

The team of Rari Nantes Florentia in 1986. Standing L-R: Borracci (Coach), Meucci, Dani, Tempestini, Ferri ,Pracchia I, Kerr. Kneeling L-R: Martelli, Del Grande, Pracchia II, Panerai, Parrini, Nuti. Source: courtesy of Massimo Borracci and Mario Corcione 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1947: The National Water Polo team of Bermuda island

The Bermuda Islands Water Polo team that represented the Colony in the United States National Water Polo Championship in New York on April 1947. Seated L-R: Ralph Ferguson. Cyril Bardgett, Teddy Franklin, Stanley Gascoigne (Manager and President of the Berbuda Athletic Association), Robert Moulder, Percy Belvin, Leon "Doc" Belvin, Godwin "Rusty" Belvin, W.F."Chummy" Hayward (Coach). 
Source: Credit Line (ACME) 4/8/47

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

1982: The team of NC Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece in 1982. From L-R: Lambrou, Bellias, Alexiadis, Boukouras, Dimopoulos, Mastorikos, Dikaios, Giannopoulos, Kalkanis, Koutris.  
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

1975: The team of NC Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece at the Zappeion pool of Athens in 1975 along with the Coach Costas Gouveris. 
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

1968: The team of NC Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece at the end of the 1960's. Standing L-R: Manariotis, Labiris, Melissinos, Tumbas, M.Comninos, Costas Gouveris, Koutroumbis. Kneeling L-R: Tsikopoulos, N.Comninos, Voulgarakis
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

1958: The team of N.C. Nafplion, Greece

The Water Polo team of Nautical Club of Nafplion, Greece at the end of the 1950's.  Standing L-R:Panopoulos, Mantzounis, Panagiotopoulos, Dellas, Kallianos, Mantas. Kneeling L-R: Somos (Ierotheos), Martikian, Pikoulas. 
Source: archives of NC Nafplion

Friday, January 3, 2014

1956: The team of C.N. Monjuic, Barcelona.

The team of Club Natacion Monjuic from Barcelona in 1956 composed from Rosselló,Brascó, LL Puigdevall , López ,Carmany ( Coach ), Romero, Medina ,Gracia ,Martí. 
Source: courtesy Albert Medina

1973, Duisburg: The Juniors National Team of Italy

The Juniors U20 National team of Italy that took part in the Duisburg 1973 European Championship. Standing L-R: Castagnola, Recano, Panerai, Cambi (Ref.), Scognamiglio, Tiro, Olcese, Fondelli. Squatting L-R: Collina, Repetto (Manager), Criscuolo, Lubian, Palma, M. Simeoni. 
Source: Courtesy Circolo Canottieri Lazio WP, Mario Corcione

Thursday, January 2, 2014

1967: The team of Rari Nantes Florentia

The team of Rari Nantes Florentia, Italy in 1967. Standing L-R: Zabberoni, Borracci, De Magistris G., Bardi, Pierattini, Pepino. Squatting L-R: De Magistris R., Degli Innocenti, Panerai. Photo: courtesy of Massimo Borracci