Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1922: The National team of Austria

The National team of Austria who played in Barcelona International tournament in 1922. From L-R: Mani, Vorel, Brociner, Raffoy, Doorak, Dr.Meisel, Dt. Otto Sherf 
Source: La Jornada Deportiva 13/10/1922

Friday, June 2, 2017

Paolo De Crescenzo (Naples, 1950 - June 2, 2017) was an Italian Water Polo player and Coach. Paolo grew up in Canottieri Napoli under the leadership of Friz Dennerlein. He started in the first team in 1965, beginning his militancy in that group that dominated Italy's water polo in the 70s winning 4 Italian Championships and the 1977 European Champions Cup. In 1983 he became Head Coach of Posillipo Napoli and immediately won the sympathy of the environment. The coaching carrier of De Crescenzo from that point had an exponential rise: 9 Italian Championships, 2 Italian Cups, 2 European Cups and above all 2 European Champion Cup as well one European Super cup made him one of the most titled coaches of the Italian and European Water Polo. In the 2003-05 season he also led the National team to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games before returning for another two years to his beloved Posillipo, then retiring in 2007. In the summer of 2013 he returned to lead the A1 team Acquachiara, Napoli to its first European Participation.

Friday, March 3, 2017

1984 Los Angeles: The winners of Yugoslavia

The team of Yugoslavia, gold winner in Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.  The team: Milorad Krivokapic, Deni Lusic, Zoran Petrovic, Bozo Vuletic, Veselin Djuho, Zoran Roje, Milivoj Bebic, Perica Bukic, Goran Sukno, Tomislav Paskvalin, Igor Milanovic, Dragan Andric, Andrija Popovic. Coach: Ratko Rudic
Source: magazine "Il mondo del Nuoto", 9 September 1984

Thursday, February 23, 2017

1994: The team of University of California (UCLA)

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) team in 1994. Front row: Guy Baker (Head Coach), Tommy Wong, Adam Krikorian, Scott Turner, Mark Sutter, Matt Emerzian (Assist. Coach), Second row: Corbon Graham, Steve Haney, Dave Dowdwey, Jim Toring, Andreas Luba, Third row: Dan Reuter, Jeff Porter, Lutter Weidner, Zack Fisten, Milos Bozinovski. Fourth row: Kevin Kramer, Jake Jokota, Brandon Stont, Terry Baker, Eric Helfer. Back row: Matt Swanson, Jeremy Braxton-Brown, Randy Wright, Steve Covec.

Friday, February 17, 2017

1982: The winners of Spandau 04, Berlin

The team of Spandau 04 Berlin, coached by Alfred Ballen winner of the 1982 European Champions Cup.
Source: il mondo del Nuoto 1982 

1982: Dynamo Alma-Ata finalist European Champions Cup

The team of Dynamo Alma-Ata finalist of the 1982 European Champions Cup. In the final games Dynamo Alma-Ata faced Spandau 04 (Won the first game in Almaty with 10-7 and lost the second game in Berlin with 10 to 6).
Source: Il mondo del Nuoto 1982

1981, Bucarest: Cuba winner of Univeristy Games

The National team of Cuba coached by Juan Almeneiro, winner at 1981 Univesrity Games held in Bucarest, Romania. Ranking: 1. Cuba, 2. USA, 3. Romania
Source: Il mondo del nuoto, 1982

Saturday, February 11, 2017

1923: SC Portugal vs S.Alges e Dafundo at Lisboa Port

The teams of Sporting Club de Portugal and Sport Algès e Dafundo during their game in the Doca de Bélem at Lisboa port  in 1923
Source: llustração Portugueza 22 September 1923 

1923: The team of Sporting Club de Portugal

The team of Sporting Club de Portugal that played against Sport Algès e Dafundo in the Doca de Bélem at Lisboa port  in 1923
Source: llustração Portugueza 22 September 1923 

1923: The team of Sport Algès e Dafundo, Portugal

The team of Sport Algès e Dafundo that played against the Sporting Club de Portugal in the Doca de Bélem at Lisboa port  in 1923
Source: llustração Portugueza 22 September 1923 

1927: The team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal

The team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica in 1927. Standing L-R: Silveira, Lopes, Dos Santos, Center: Da Silva Carvalho. Squatting L-R: Ramos, Lopes, D'Oliveira
Source: Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Boletim Oficial, March 1927

1916: The team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal

The team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica in 1916. Standing L-R: Lima, Da Silva, Sobral, Almeida. Squatting L-R: Vinhas, Monteiro, Lima.
Source: Historia do Benfica (1904-1954)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1926: The team of Netherlands

The Dutch Water Polo team in 1926 against Germany. Standing L-R: Fr. Kuyper, A.H. van Senus, C.C. Leenheer, A.H. Goedings, H. Minnes. Squatting L-R: R.C. van Senus, A.C. Slop, P. v.d. Velden, Jr. J. Köhler.
Source: Veertig jaren waterpolo 1901-1941

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1952, Helsinki: The National team of Portugal

The team of Portugal that took part at Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games composed by: Francisco Alves, Eduardo Barbeiro, Óscar Cabral, José Manuel Correia, Máximo Couto, João Franco do Vale, Rodrigo Basto Junior, Fernando Madeira, Armando Moutinho.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

1938, London: Italy vs France 1-1

Italy Vs France (1-1) at the Empire Pool Wembley during the 1938 London, European Swimming Championships.
Source: AP archives 

1938, London: The team of France

The team of France at the Empire pool Wembley during London 1938 European Championships. France has been ranked in the seventh place. From Left to Right : Delporte, Van de Casteele, Emile Bermyn, Dewash, Padou, Diener, Desbonnet, Busch et Lefèvre. 
Source: Emile Bermyn family archives

Friday, January 6, 2017

1976, Montreal: The team of West Germany

The team of West Germany (FRG) 6th at Montreal 1976 Olympics: Roland Freund, Martin Jellinghaus, Gunter Kilian, Horst Kilian, Wolfgang Mechler, Werner Obschernikat, Peter Rohle, Hans Simon, Jurgen Stiefel, Ludger Weeke, Gunter Wolf.
Source: private collection

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

1961: The Champions of Madost Zagreb

The team of Mladost Zagreb winner of the 1961 Yugoslav Winter Championship: Žužej, Legradić, Janković, Ježić, Jeger, Žagar, Fulgozi, Šimenc, Bonačić, Verži, and Stipanić.
Source: public domain

Monday, January 2, 2017

1953 Frans Kuyper preparing the Dutch National team

The National team of Netherlands train under the command of Frans Kuyper, in the De Miranda pool of Amsterdam, preparing  for the 1953 Trofeo d'Italia to be held in Nijmegen.