FINA Water Polo World Cup

The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight men's national teams.[1] It was established in 1979, initially taking place on odd years. Since 2002 it is held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics.[2]

EditionsEdit

FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup
Year[2] Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place
1979  
Belgrade & Rijeka, Yugoslavia
 
Hungary
 
United States
 
Yugoslavia
1981  
Long Beach, USA
 
Soviet Union
 
Yugoslavia
 
Cuba
1983  
Malibu, USA
 
Soviet Union
 
West Germany
 
Italy
1985  
Duisburg, West Germany
 
West Germany
 
United States
 
Spain
1987  
Thessaloniki, Greece
 
Yugoslavia
 
Soviet Union
 
West Germany
1989  
West Berlin, West Germany
 
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
 
Hungary
1991  
Barcelona, Spain
 
United States
 
Yugoslavia
 
Spain
1993  
Athens, Greece
 
Italy
 
Hungary
 
Australia
1995  
Atlanta, USA
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Russia
1997  
Athens, Greece
 
United States
 
Greece
 
Hungary
1999  
Sydney, Australia
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Spain
2002  
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
 
Russia
 
Hungary
 
FR Yugoslavia
2006  
Budapest, Hungary
 
Serbia and Montenegro
 
Hungary
 
Spain
2010  
Oradea, Romania
 
Serbia
 
Croatia
 
Spain
2014  
Almaty, Kazakhstan
 
Serbia
 
Hungary
 
Croatia
2018  
Berlin, Germany
 
Hungary
 
Australia
 
Serbia

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary44210
2  Yugoslavia2215
3  United States2204
4  Soviet Union2103
5  Serbia2013
6  Italy1315
7  West Germany1113
8  Russia1012
  Serbia and Montenegro1012
10  Australia0112
  Croatia0112
12  Greece0101
13  Spain0055
14  Cuba0011
Totals (14 nations)16161648
Source:[2]

Participation detailsEdit

Legend
  •  1st  – Champions
  •  2nd  – Runners-up
  •  3rd  – Third place
  •  4th  – Fourth place
  •      – Disqualified
  •     – Hosts
  • = – More than one team tied for that rank
  • Q – Qualified for forthcoming tournament
  • Defunct team
Africa – CANA (1 team)
Men's team[2] 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
  South Africa 8th 8th 2
Americas – ASUA (2 teams)
Men's team[2] 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
  Cuba 3rd 8th 7th 8th 4
  United States 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 8th 1st 4th 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th 4th 6th 15
Asia – AASF (4 teams)
Men's team[2] 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
  China 7th 1
  Iran 8th 1
  Japan 7th 1
  Kazakhstan Part of Soviet Union 6th 1
Europe – LEN (15 teams)
Men's team[2] 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
  Bulgaria 8th 8th 2
  Croatia Part of Yugoslavia 8th 8th 8th 4th 2nd 3rd 5th 7
  Germany
  West Germany
5th 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 8th 6th 4th 8
  Greece 8th 8th 7th 6th 2nd 7th 5th 7th 8
  Hungary 1st 6th 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 13
  Italy 6th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 4th 5th 11
  Montenegro Part of Yugoslavia Part of SCG / FRY 7th 1
  Netherlands 6th 6th 7th 3
Men's team 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
  Romania 7th 6th 6th 5th 4
  Russia Part of Soviet Union 5th 3rd 4th 4th 1st 8th 6
  Serbia Part of Yugoslavia Part of SCG / FRY 1st 1st 3rd 3
  Serbia and Montenegro
  FR Yugoslavia
Part of Yugoslavia 7th 5th 3rd 1st Defunct 4
  Soviet Union 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6th 5th Defunct 6
  Spain 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 12
  Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 2nd Defunct 6
Oceania – OSA (1 team)
Men's team[2] 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
  Australia 7th 7th 7th 7th 3rd 8th 6th 5th 2nd 9
Total teams 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Water Polo World Cup page Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 25. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.