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Hungary men's national water polo team

The Hungary men's national water polo team represents Hungary in international men's water polo competitions and is controlled by the Hungarian Water Polo Association. They are considered the world's top power in the history of water polo, having won 15 Olympic, 11 World Championship,[1] 10 FINA World Cup , 8 FINA World League, 24 European Championship and 16 Summer Universiade medals in total of 84.

Hungary
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AssociationMagyar Vízilabda Szövetség
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachTamás Märcz
Asst coachZsolt Németh
CaptainViktor Nagy
FINA codeHUN
Olympic Games
Appearances22 (first in 1912)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2008)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1973)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1973, 2003, 2013)
World League
Appearances9 (first in 2002)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2003, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1979)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1979, 1995, 1999, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances32 (first in 1926)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1926, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1977, 1997, 1999)
Hungary men's national water polo team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Team
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin Team
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Team
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Team
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montréal Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
Silver medal – second place 1928 Amsterdam Team
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Team
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Team
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Team
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Belgrade Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 1975 Cali Team
Silver medal – second place 1978 Berlin Team
Silver medal – second place 1982 Guayaquil Team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Perth Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montréal Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Melbourne Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Budapest Team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1979 Belgrade
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta
Gold medal – first place 1999 Sydney
Gold medal – first place 2018 Berlin
Silver medal – second place 1993 Athens
Silver medal – second place 2002 Belgrade
Silver medal – second place 2006 Budapest
Silver medal – second place 2014 Almaty
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Berlin
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens
World League
Gold medal – first place 2003 New York
Gold medal – first place 2004 Long Beach
Silver medal – second place 2005 Belgrade
Silver medal – second place 2007 Berlin
Silver medal – second place 2013 Chelyabinsk
Silver medal – second place 2014 Dubai
Silver medal – second place 2018 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Patras
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1926 Budapest
Gold medal – first place 1927 Bologna
Gold medal – first place 1931 Paris
Gold medal – first place 1934 Magdeburg
Gold medal – first place 1938 London
Gold medal – first place 1954 Turin
Gold medal – first place 1958 Budapest
Gold medal – first place 1962 Leipzig
Gold medal – first place 1974 Vienna
Gold medal – first place 1977 Jönköping
Gold medal – first place 1997 Seville
Gold medal – first place 1999 Florence
Silver medal – second place 1970 Barcelona
Silver medal – second place 1983 Rome
Silver medal – second place 1993 Sheffield
Silver medal – second place 1995 Vienna
Silver medal – second place 2006 Belgrade
Silver medal – second place 2014 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Split
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Kranj
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Málaga
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Eindhoven
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Belgrade

Contents

Competitive recordEdit

MedalsEdit

Updated after 2018 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 9 3 3 15
World Championship 3 7 1 11
World Cup 4 4 2 10
World League 2 5 1 8
European Championship 12 6 6 24
Europa Cup 0 0 0 0
Mediterranean Games 0 0 0 0
Summer Universiade 5 6 5 16
Total 35 31 18 84

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic GamesEdit

Hungary missed five Olympics, but they have won the title nine times, which is a record. As of today, there are only seven tournaments in which Hungary participated but did not receive a medal.

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1900 Paris Did not participate
  1904 St. Louis
  1908 London
  1912 Stockholm First round 5th of 6 1 0 0 1 4 5 −1
  1920 Antwerp Did not participate
  1924 Paris Quarter-finals 5th of 13 4 2 0 2 17 13 +4
  1928 Amsterdam Runners-up 2nd of 14 4 3 0 1 26 5 +21
  1932 Los Angeles Champions 1st of 5 3 3 0 0 30 2 +28
  1936 Berlin Champions 1st of 16 7 6 1 0 42 4 +38
  1948 London Runners-up 2nd of 18 7 5 1 1 39 19 +20
  1952 Helsinki Champions 1st of 21 8 6 2 0 53 16 +37
  1956 Melbourne Champions 1st of 10 6 6 0 0 26 4 +22
  1960 Rome Third Place 3rd of 16 7 4 2 1 37 18 +19
  1964 Tokyo Champions 1st of 13 6 5 1 0 34 14 +20
  1968 Mexico City Third Place 3rd of 15 8 7 0 1 54 26 +28
  1972 Munich Runners-up 2nd of 16 8 6 2 0 42 21 +21
  1976 Montreal Champions 1st of 12 8 7 1 0 45 32 +13
  1980 Moscow Third Place 3rd of 12 8 5 1 2 52 44 +7
  1984 Los Angeles Did not participate
  1988 Seoul 5th–8th placement 5th of 12 7 3 2 2 72 57 +15
  1992 Barcelona 5th–8th placement 6th of 12 7 3 2 2 65 62 +3
  1996 Atlanta Fourth Place 4th of 12 8 6 0 2 83 73 +10
  2000 Sydney Champions 1st of 12 8 6 0 2 78 57 +21
  2004 Athens Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 0 59 39 +20
  2008 Beijing Champions 1st of 12 7 6 1 0 85 55 +30
  2012 London Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 5 0 3 98 80 +18
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 4 3 1 91 66 +25
  2020 Tokyo Future event
Total 22/27 9 Titles 145 105 19 21 1,152 712 +440

World ChampionshipsEdit

Hungary has taken part in every World Championships. They have won this championship three times: in 1973, 2003 and 2013.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1973  
  1975  
  1978  
  1982  
  1986 9th
  1991  
  1994 5th
  1998  
  2001 5th
  2003  
  2005  
  2007  
  2009 5th
  2011 4th
  2013  
  2015 6th
  2017  
  2019 Future event
Total 17/17

World LeagueEdit

Hungary has taken part in the first edition of the FINA Water Polo World League in 2002. They have won the gold medal one and two years later. In 2006 and from 2008 to 2012, Hungary did not participate in the World League.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  2002   16 13 0 3 188 119 +69
  2003   5 5 0 0 56 35 +21
  2004   14 11 0 3 150 114 +36
  2005   14 11 0 3 178 113 +65
  2006 Did not participate
  2007   14 13 0 1 187 100 +87
  2008 Did not participate
  2009
  2010
  2011
  2012
  2013   6 4 0 2 66 59 +7
  2014   10 8 0 2 103 73 +30
  2015 6th place 12 9 0 3 156 105 +51
  2016 Did not participate
  2017
  2018   10 6 2 2 106 73 +33
Total 9/17 101 80 2 19 1,190 791 +399

World CupEdit

The Hungarian national team missed three editions of the World Cup, but they won it fourth times: in 1979, 1995, 1999 and 2018.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1979   7 5 1 1 37 28 +9
  1981 6th 7 3 0 4 64 56 +8
  1983 7th 7 0 4 3 57 64 -7
  1985 Did not participate
  1987
  1989   5 3 0 2 40 36 +4
  1991 4th 5 2 1 2 48 42 +6
  1993   5 4 0 1 39 30 +9
  1995   5 4 1 0 51 34 +17
  1997   5 3 1 1 38 29 +9
  1999   5 4 0 1 44 24 +20
  2002   6 3 0 3 48 43 +5
  2006   5 4 0 1 57 35 +22
  2010 Did not participate
  2014   6 4 2 0 61 35 +26
  2018   6 5 0 1 70 57 +13
Total 13/15 74 44 10 20 654 513 +141

European ChampionshipsEdit

 
supporters celebrate the Hungarian team

Hungary missed only one European Championship, in 1950, and they have won the tournament 12 times, which is (as in the World Championships) a record. No team has a better result than Hungary in history of the European Championship.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1926  
  1927  
  1931  
  1934  
  1938  
  1947 4th
  1950 Did not participate
  1954  
  1958  
  1962  
  1966 5th
  1970  
  1974  
  1977  
  1981  
  1983  
  1985 5th
  1987 5th
  1989 9th
  1991 5th
  1993  
  1995  
  1997  
  1999  
  2001  
  2003  
  2006  
  2008  
  2010 4th
  2012  
  2014  
  2016  
  2018 8th
  2020 Future event
Total 31/32

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship.[2]

Head coach: Tamás Märcz

No Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight Club
1 Viktor Nagy (C) (1984-07-24) July 24, 1984 (age 34) Goalkeeper R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb)   Szolnok
2 Dániel Angyal (1992-03-29) 29 March 1992 (age 26) Defender R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb)   Eger
3 Krisztián Manhercz (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 21) Wing R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb)   Ferencváros
4 Gergő Zalánki (1995-02-26) 26 February 1995 (age 23) Field player L 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb)   Szolnok
5 Márton Vámos (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 26) Centre back L 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb)   Ferencváros
6 Tamás Mezei (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 28) Centre forward L 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb)   Szolnok
7 Dávid Jansik (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 27) Defender R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb)   Szolnok
8 Gergő Kovács (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 23) Field player R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb)   Eger
9 Balázs Erdélyi (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 28) Field player R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb)   OSC
10 Bence Bátori (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 26) Wing R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb)   Szolnok
11 Krisztián Bedő (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 25) Centre forward R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 107 kg (236 lb)   Eger
12 Zoltán Pohl (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 23) Defender R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb)   Ferencváros
13 Soma Vogel (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 21) Goalkeeper R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb)   Ferencváros

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active players are highlighted.

Most appearances and goalsEdit

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

# Player Years Matches Goals
1 Tibor Benedek 1990–2008 384
2 ifj. István Szívós 1966–1980 308
3 Dániel Varga 2005–present 278
4 Norbert Hosnyánszky 2005–present 258
4 Tamás Faragó 1970–1985 258
6 Dénes Varga 2004–present 246
7 György Gerendás 1975–1986 230
8 Zoltán Kósz 1986–2001, 2006 228
9 Endre Molnár 1966–1980 189
10 László Sárosi 1966–1978 634

Statistics accurate as of matches played 18 January 2016

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2018bcn.microplustiming.com. 16 July 2018.

External linksEdit