European Water Polo Championship

The European Water Polo Championship is a sport competition for national water polo teams, currently held biannually and organized by the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), the governing European aquatics federation. There are both men's and women's competitions.

European Water Polo Championship
SportWater Polo
Founded1927
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
 Hungary (Men, 13th title)
 Spain (Women, 2nd title)
Most titles Hungary (Men, 13 titles)
 Italy,  Netherlands (Women, 5 titles)

The first European Water Polo Championship was held in 1926 in Budapest, Hungary, with just a men's competition. The women for the first time competed in 1985 (Oslo, Norway) for the European title. The water polo tournament was part of the European Aquatics Championships up to and including 1997, and from 1999 the event was separated and got its own independent tournament.

Men's tournamentEdit

ResultsEdit

MEN'S EUROPEAN WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
Year Host   Gold   Silver   Bronze Number of teams
1926
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Hungary
 
Sweden
 
Germany
4
1927
Details
 
Bologna,
Italy
 
Hungary
 
France
 
Belgium
12
1931
Details
 
Paris,
France
 
Hungary
 
Germany
 
Austria
7
1934
Details
 
Magdeburg,
Germany
 
Hungary
 
Germany
 
Belgium
10
1938
Details
 
London,
United Kingdom
 
Hungary
 
Germany
 
Netherlands
7
1947
Details
 
Monte Carlo,
Monaco
 
Italy
 
Sweden
 
Belgium
10
1950
Details
 
Vienna,
Austria
 
Netherlands
 
Sweden
 
Yugoslavia
7
1954
Details
 
Turin,
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
12
1958
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
 
Soviet Union
14
1962
Details
 
Leipzig,
East Germany
 
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
 
Soviet Union
11
1966
Details
 
Utrecht,
Netherlands
 
Soviet Union
 
East Germany
 
Yugoslavia
17
1970
Details
 
Barcelona,
Spain
 
Soviet Union
 
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
15
1974
Details
 
Vienna,
Austria
 
Hungary
 
Soviet Union
 
Yugoslavia
8
1977
Details
 
Jönköping,
Sweden
 
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
8
1981
Details
 
Split,
Yugoslavia
 
West Germany
 
Soviet Union
 
Hungary
8
1983
Details
 
Rome,
Italy
 
Soviet Union
 
Hungary
 
Spain
8
1985
Details
 
Sofia,
Bulgaria
 
Soviet Union
 
Yugoslavia
 
West Germany
8
1987
Details
 
Strasbourg,
France
 
Soviet Union
 
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
8
1989
Details
 
Bonn,
West Germany
 
West Germany
 
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
16
1991
Details
 
Athens,
Greece
 
Yugoslavia
 
Spain
 
Soviet Union
16
1993
Details
 
Sheffield,
United Kingdom
 
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Spain
12
1995
Details
 
Vienna,
Austria
 
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Germany
12
1997
Details
 
Seville,
Spain
 
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
 
Russia
12
1999
Details
 
Florence,
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Croatia
 
Italy
12
2001
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
 
Hungary
12
2003
Details
 
Kranj,
Slovenia
 
Serbia and Montenegro
 
Croatia
 
Hungary
12
2006
Details
 
Belgrade,
Serbia
 
Serbia
 
Hungary
 
Spain
12
2008
Details
 
Málaga,
Spain
 
Montenegro
 
Serbia
 
Hungary
12
2010
Details
 
Zagreb,
Croatia
 
Croatia
 
Italy
 
Serbia
12
2012
Details
 
Eindhoven,
Netherlands
 
Serbia
 
Montenegro
 
Hungary
12
2014
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Serbia
 
Hungary
 
Italy
12
2016
Details
 
Belgrade,
Serbia
 
Serbia
 
Montenegro
 
Hungary
16
2018
Details
 
Barcelona,
Spain
 
Serbia
 
Spain
 
Croatia
16
2020
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Hungary
 
Spain
 
Montenegro
16
2022
Details
 
Split, Croatia

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary136625
2  Soviet Union53210
3  Serbia5117
4  Italy32611
5  Yugoslavia /
  Serbia and Montenegro
2103
6  West Germany2013
7  Yugoslavia17412
8  Croatia1214
  Montenegro1214
10  Netherlands1012
11  Spain0336
12  Germany0325
13  Sweden0303
14  East Germany0101
  France0101
16  Belgium0033
17  Austria0011
  Russia0011
Totals (18 nations)343533102

Participation detailsEdit

Team 1926
 
(4)
1927
 
(12)
1931
 
(7)
1934
 
(10)
1938
 
(7)
1947
 
(10)
1950
 
(7)
1954
 
(12)
1958
 
(14)
1962
 
(11)
1966
 
(17)
1970
 
(15)
1974
 
(8)
1977
 
(8)
1981
 
(8)
1983
 
(8)
1985
 
(8)
1987
 
(8)
1989
 
(16)
1991
 
(16)
1993
 
(12)
1995
 
(12)
1997
 
(12)
1999
 
(12)
2001
 
(12)
2003
 
(12)
2006
 
(12)
2008
 
(12)
2010
 
(12)
2012
 
(12)
2014
 
(12)
2016
 
(16)
2018
 
(16)
2020
 
(16)
Years
  Austria 6th 3rd 10th 5th 12th 11th 14th 14th 12th 9
  Belgium 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 11th 10th 7th 10th 12th 11
  Bulgaria 14th 11th 8th 10th 13th 8th 11th 7
  Croatia Part of   Yugoslavia 5th 4th 4th 2nd 4th 2nd 7th 4th 1st 9th 5th 7th 3rd 4th 15
  Czechoslovakia 7th 5th 8th 9th 14th 7th 10th doesn't exist 7
  Denmark 16th 1
  Finland 13th 1
  France 2nd 6th 6th 6th 7th 6th 9th 8th 13th 11th 12th 11th 12th 10th 9th 12th 13th 17
  Georgia Part of   Soviet Union 12th 14th 13th 10th 4
  Germany
  West Germany
3rd 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 6th 7th 7th 7th 8th 6th 1st 5th 3rd 4th 1st 7th 9th 3rd 10th 8th 9th 6th 8th 6th 6th 5th 9th 11th 9th 9th 31
  East Germany Part of   Germany 5th 4th 2nd doesn't exist 3
  Great Britain 8th 7th 6th 8th 13th 10th 17th 15th 14th 12th 10
  Greece 10th 8th 11th 6th 7th 9th 7th 4th 7th 8th 6th 11th 9th 6th 6th 4th 5th 7th 18
  Hungary 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 5th 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 5th 9th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 8th 1st 33
  Ireland 15th 15th 2
  Italy 12th 10th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 4th 8th 4th 4th 5th 3rd 6th 7th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 6th 3rd 2nd 9th 5th 5th 2nd 4th 3rd 6th 4th 6th 32
  Malta 15th 16th 16th 3
  Montenegro Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   SCG / FR Yugoslavia [N 1] 1st 5th 2nd 4th 2nd 6th 3rd 7
  Netherlands 11th 9th 3rd 5th 1st 4th 6th 6th 8th 5th 4th 5th 8th 6th 7th 8th 9th 8th 10th 9th 12th 10th 11th 10th 10th 12th 10 15th 28
  North Macedonia Part of   Yugoslavia 8th 12th 11th 3
  Poland 9th 11th 13th 12th 4
  Romania 10th 5th 6th 6th 6th 7th 7th 8th 7th 5th 8th 4th 11th 9th 11th 10th 4th 9th 7th 8th 8th 10th 11th 11th 24
  Russia Part of   Soviet Union 6th 6th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 9th 10th 11th 11th 8th 7th 8th 13
  Serbia Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   SCG / FRY 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 5th 8
  SCG / FRY Part of   Yugoslavia 2nd 7th 1st 1st doesn't exist 4
  Slovakia Part of   Czechoslovakia 10th 8th 10th 8th 7th 11th 12th 13th 14th 14th 10
  Slovenia Part of   Yugoslavia 11th 12th 12th 3
  Soviet Union 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 3rd doesn't exist 13
  Spain 10th 7th 7th 12th 12th 8th 7th 8th 5th 3rd 6th 6th 6th 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 7th 8th 7th 7th 5th 2nd 2nd 28
  Sweden 2nd 4th 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 9th 9th 9th 16th 10
   Switzerland 7th 1
  Turkey 16th 15th 10th 12th 16th 15th 12th 7
  Ukraine Part of   Soviet Union 11th 7th 11th 3
  Yugoslavia 9th 5th 8th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st doesn't exist 17

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Won European B Waterpolo Championship

Women's tournamentEdit

HistoryEdit

WOMEN'S EUROPEAN WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
Year Host   Gold   Silver   Bronze
1985
Details
 
Oslo,
Norway
 
Netherlands
 
Hungary
 
West Germany
1987
Details
 
Strasbourg,
France
 
Netherlands
 
Hungary
 
France
1989
Details
 
Bonn,
West Germany
 
Netherlands
 
Hungary
 
France
1991
Details
 
Athens,
Greece
 
Hungary
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
1993
Details
 
Leeds,
United Kingdom
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
Hungary
1995
Details
 
Vienna,
Austria
 
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Netherlands
1997
Details
 
Sevilla,
Spain
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Netherlands
1999
Details
 
Prato,
Italy
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
2001
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Russia
2003
Details
 
Ljubljana,
Slovenia
 
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Russia
2006
Details
 
Belgrade,
Serbia
 
Russia
 
Italy
 
Hungary
2008
Details
 
Málaga,
Spain
 
Russia
 
Spain
 
Hungary
2010
Details
 
Zagreb,
Croatia
 
Russia
 
Greece
 
Netherlands
2012
Details
 
Eindhoven,
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Greece
 
Hungary
2014
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Spain
 
Netherlands
 
Hungary
2016
Details
 
Belgrade,
Serbia
 
Hungary
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
2018
Details
 
Barcelona,
Spain
 
Netherlands
 
Greece
 
Spain
2020
Details
 
Budapest,
Hungary
 
Spain
 
Russia
 
Hungary
2022
Details
 
Split, Croatia

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands54312
2  Italy5229
3  Hungary35614
4  Russia3339
5  Spain2114
6  Greece0303
7  France0022
8  West Germany0011
Totals (8 nations)18181854

Participation detailsEdit

Team 1985
 
(8)
1987
 
(7)
1989
 
(9)
1991
 
(8)
1993
 
(12)
1995
 
(12)
1997
 
(12)
1999
 
(8)
2001
 
(8)
2003
 
(8)
2006
 
(8)
2008
 
(8)
2010
 
(8)
2012
 
(8)
2014
 
(8)
2016
 
(12)
2018
 
(12)
2020
 
(12)
Years
  Belgium 5th 6th 9th 3
  Croatia Part of   Yugoslavia 8th 11th 11th 10th 4
  Czech Republic Part of  Czechoslovakia 11th 10th 12th 3
  France 7th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 8th 8th 8th 8th 7th 7th 7th 7th 14
  Germany  West Germany 3rd 4th 5th 6th 6th 7th 6th 7th 7th 7th 7th 7th 7th 8th 8th 8th 11th 17
  Great Britain 6th 7th 8th 8th 8th 10th 7th 8th 8
  Greece 7th 7th 7th 4th 7th 5th 4th 5th 6th 6th 2nd 2nd 6th 5th 2nd 6th 16
  Hungary 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 1st 4th 3rd 18
  Israel 10th 9th 2
  Italy 4th 3rd 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 4th 1st 4th 3rd 6th 5th 16
  Netherlands 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 5th 5th 3rd 6th 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 18
  Norway 4th 5th 6th 3
  Portugal 11th 11th 10th 3
  Russia Part of   Soviet Union 2nd 6th 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 4th 5th 6th 5th 2nd 14
  Serbia Part of   Yugoslavia 9th 8th 9th 9th 12th 5
  Slovakia Part of  Czechoslovakia 12th 8th 2
  Slovenia Part of   Yugoslavia 8th 1
  Soviet Union 5th 1
  Spain 9th 9th 4th 6th 6th 6th 4th 2nd 6th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 1st 14
  Sweden 8th 8th 2
   Switzerland 10th 12th 2
  Turkey 12th 12th 2

Combined medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary16111239
2  Italy84820
3  Netherlands64414
4  Soviet Union53210
5  Serbia5117
6  Russia33410
7  Spain24410
8  Yugoslavia /
  Serbia and Montenegro
2103
9  West Germany2024
10  Yugoslavia17412
11  Croatia1214
  Montenegro1214
13  Germany0325
14  Greece0303
  Sweden0303
16  France0123
17  East Germany0101
18  Belgium0033
19  Austria0011
Totals (19 nations)525351156

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit