A1 Ethniki Water Polo

The A1 Ethniki (Greek: Α1 Εθνική Κατηγορία), often referred to as the Greek Water Polo League, is the highest professional water polo league in Greece. It is run by the Hellenic Swimming Federation. It is considered one of the top national leagues in European water polo, as its clubs have made significant success in European competitions.

A1 Ethniki Water Polo
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020–21 A1 Ethniki (men's water polo)
SportWater polo
Founded1927
No. of teams12
CountryGreece
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Olympiacos (34rd title)
Most titlesEthnikos Piraeus (38)
TV partner(s)ERT
Relegation toA2 Ethniki Water Polo
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
Official websitewww.koe.org.gr

HistoryEdit

  • 1926-27: Panhelladiko Championship (held by SEGAS)
  • 1927–28 to 1965-66: Panhellenic Championship (held by Hellenic Swimming Federation)
  • 1966–67 to 1985-86: A Ethniki
  • 1986–87 to present: A1 Ethniki

Title holdersEdit

Titles by clubEdit

No. Club Winners Winning years
1. Ethnikos Piraeus 38 1926, 1931, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969*, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2006
2. Olympiacos 34 1927, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969*, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
3. NOP 8 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950
4. Aris 4 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932
5. Glyfada 4 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
6. Vouliagmeni 4 1991, 1997, 1998, 2012
7. Peiraikos 1 1923

* The 1969 Championship was shared between Olympiacos and Ethnicos

  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2014-15 season of the Greek League.

Greek clubs in European competitionsEdit

Champions League Euro Cup Cup Winners' Cup (defunct)
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Olympiacos 2 2002,2018 3 1 0 2
Ethnikos Piraeus 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Vouliagmeni 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1997 0 1
Panionios 0 0 0 0 2 1
NO Patras 0 1 0

LEN Super Cup :

Team Winner Runners-up
Olympiacos 2002 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Decision of General Secretariat Athletic by President C.Aslanidis - 24/09/1969

External linksEdit