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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] 5 FINA World League, 8 FINA World Cup and 21 European Championship medals.

Hungary
Hungarian Water Polo Association.png
Association Magyar Vízilabda Szövetség
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Tamás Märcz
Asst coach György Gerendás
Zsolt Németh
Captain Dénes Varga
FINA code HUN
Olympic Games
Appearances 22 (first in 1912)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2008)
World Championships
Appearances 17 (first in 1973)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1973, 2003, 2013)
World League
Appearances 6 (first in 2002)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (2003, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1979)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1979, 1995, 1999)
European Championship
Appearances 31 (first in 1926)
Best result 1st, 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
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montréal
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing
Silver medal – second place 1928 Amsterdam
Silver medal – second place 1948 London
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Belgrade
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona
Gold medal – first place 2013 Barcelona
Silver medal – second place 1975 Cali
Silver medal – second place 1978 Berlin
Silver medal – second place 1982 Guayaquil
Silver medal – second place 1998 Perth
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montréal
Silver medal – second place 2007 Melbourne
Silver medal – second place 2017 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1979 Belgrade
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta
Gold medal – first place 1999 Sydney
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
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

     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
Total 22/27 9 Titles 155 105 17 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  
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  
  2003  
  2004  
  2005  
  2006 Did not participate
  2007  
  2008 Did not participate
  2009 Did not participate
  2010 Did not participate
  2011 Did not participate
  2012 Did not participate
  2013  
  2014  
  2015 6th place
Total 8/14

World CupEdit

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

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1979  
  1981 6th
  1983 7th
  1985 Did not participate
  1987 Did not participate
  1989  
  1991 4th
  1993  
  1995  
  1997  
  1999  
  2002  
  2006  
  2010 Did not participate
  2014  
  2018 tbd
Total 12/15

World Aquatics ChampionshipsEdit

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  

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 tbd
Total 31/32

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[2]

Head coach: Tamás Märcz

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth 2016/17 club
1 Viktor Nagy GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) R 24 July 1984   Szolnoki Dózsa
2 Béla Török CF 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) R 23 March 1990   Budapesti VSC
3 Krisztián Manhercz D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) R 6 February 1997   Szeged
4 Gergő Zalánki D L 26 February 1995   Orvosegyetem
5 Márton Vámos D 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 105 kg (231 lb) L 24 June 1992   Szolnoki Dózsa
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 101 kg (223 lb) R 4 March 1984   Eger
7 Ádám Decker CF 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) R 29 February 1984   Eger
8 Miklós Gór-Nagy CF 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) R 24 February 1994   Orvosegyetem
9 Balázs Erdélyi D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) R 16 February 1990   Eger
10 Dénes Varga (c) D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) R 29 March 1987   Szolnoki Dózsa
11 Tamás Mezei CF L 14 September 1990   Szolnoki Dózsa
12 Balázs Hárai CF 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) R 5 April 1987   Eger
13 Attila Decker GK 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 78 kg (172 lb) R 25 August 1987   Bp. Honvéd

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 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Budapest 2017 Hungarian Men's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 

External linksEdit