List of Olympic champions in men's water polo

This is a list of Olympic champions in men's water polo since the inaugural official edition in 1900.

List of Olympic champions in men's water polo
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Events2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
Note: demonstration or exhibition sport years indicated in italics

Champions (menwomen)
Records and statistics (menwomen)
Venues

AbbreviationsEdit

# Ordering by name or by tournament Cap No. Cap number Rk Rank
(C) Captain L/R Handedness Ref Reference
Pos Playing position FP Field player GK Goalkeeper
CB Center back CF Center forward D Driver
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HistoryEdit

Men's water polo tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1900. At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested, but only American contestants participated. Currently International Olympic Committee (IOC) consider water polo event as part of unofficial program in 1904.

As of 2016, men's water polo teams from ten European countries won all 26 official tournaments.[1]

From 1908 to 1920, the Great Britain men's national water polo team won three consecutive gold medals at the Olympics, becoming the first team to have an Olympic winning streak in water polo.

Hungary is the most successful country in men's Olympic water polo tournament, with nine Olympic gold medals. The team won three gold medals in a row between 2000 and 2008, becoming the second water polo team to have an Olympic winning streak.

Italy and Yugoslavia have both won three Olympic titles in men's water polo tournament.

The Serbia men's national team is current Olympic champion.

Legend
  •  D  – Debut
  •  C  – Champions
  •  C  – Olympic winning streak (winning three or more Olympic titles in a row)
  •     – Hosts
  • Team – Defunct team
Champions 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total
  Croatia Part of Yugoslavia D C 1
  France D C 1
  Germany D C East Germany and West Germany 1
  Great Britain C C C C 4
  Hungary D C C C C C C C C C 9
  Italy D C C C 3
  Serbia Part of Yugoslavia, then of FR Yugoslavia, and Serbia and Montenegro D C 1
  Soviet Union D C C Defunct 2
  Spain D C 1
  Yugoslavia D C C C Defunct 3
Champions 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total

Team statisticsEdit

ResultsEdit

 
Serbia men's national water polo team celebrated after the gold medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The following table shows results of Olympic champions in men's water polo by tournament. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

Legend
  •  6  – Winning 6 matches during the tournament
  •  4  – Drawing 4 matches during the tournament
  •  2  – Losing 2 matches during the tournament
  •  100.0%  – Winning all matches during the tournament
  •  Team  – Olympic winning streak (winning three or more Olympic titles in a row)
  •  Team  – Host team
  • Team – Defunct team
Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • W – Won
  • D – Drawn
  • L – Lost
  • GF – Goals for
  • GA – Goals against
  • GD – Goals difference
  • GF/MP – Goals for per match
  • GA/MP – Goals against per match
  • GD/MP – Goals difference per match
Results of champions by tournament
# Men's tournament Champions MP W D L Win % GF GA GD GF/MP GA/MP GD/MP
1   Paris 1900   Great Britain (1st title) 3 3 0 0 100.0% 29 3 26 9.667 1.000 8.667
2   St. Louis 1904 Water polo was a demonstration sport
3   London 1908   Great Britain (2nd title) 1[a] 1 0 0 100.0% 9 2 7 9.000 2.000 7.000
4   Stockholm 1912   Great Britain (3rd title) 3 3 0 0 100.0% 21 8 13 7.000 2.667 4.333
5   Antwerp 1920   Great Britain (4th title) 3 3 0 0 100.0% 19 4 15 6.333 1.333 5.000
6   Paris 1924   France (1st title) 4 4 0 0 100.0% 16 6 10 4.000 1.500 2.500
7   Amsterdam 1928   Germany (1st title) 3 3 0 0 100.0% 18 10 8 6.000 3.333 2.667
8   Los Angeles 1932   Hungary (1st title) 3[b] 3 0 0 100.0% 30 2 28 10.000 0.667 9.333
9   Berlin 1936   Hungary (2nd title) 7 6 1 0 85.7% 44 4 40 6.286 0.571 5.714
10   London 1948   Italy (1st title) 7[c] 6 1 0 85.7% 35 14 21 5.000 2.000 3.000
11   Helsinki 1952   Hungary (3rd title) 8 6 2 0 75.0% 53 16 37 6.625 2.000 4.625
12   Melbourne 1956   Hungary (4th title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 26 4 22 4.333 0.667 3.667
13   Rome 1960   Italy (2nd title) 7 6 1 0 85.7% 31 12 19 4.429 1.714 2.714
14   Tokyo 1964   Hungary (5th title) 6 5 1 0 83.3% 34 13 21 5.667 2.167 3.500
15   Mexico City 1968   Yugoslavia (1st title) 9 7 1 1 77.8% 86 35 51 9.556 3.889 5.667
16   Munich 1972   Soviet Union (1st title) 8 6 2 0 75.0% 48 24 24 6.000 3.000 3.000
17   Montreal 1976   Hungary (6th title) 8 7 1 0 87.5% 45 32 13 5.625 4.000 1.625
18   Moscow 1980   Soviet Union (2nd title) 8 8 0 0 100.0% 58 31 27 7.250 3.875 3.375
19   Los Angeles 1984   Yugoslavia (2nd title) 7 6 1 0 85.7% 72 44 28 10.286 6.286 4.000
20   Seoul 1988   Yugoslavia (3rd title) 7 6 0 1 85.7% 83 55 28 11.857 7.857 4.000
21   Barcelona 1992   Italy (3rd title) 7 5 2 0 71.4% 59 50 9 8.429 7.143 1.286
22   Atlanta 1996   Spain (1st title) 8 6 0 2 75.0% 58 48 10 7.250 6.000 1.250
23   Sydney 2000   Hungary (7th title) 8 6 0 2 75.0% 78 57 21 9.750 7.125 2.625
24   Athens 2004   Hungary (8th title) 7 7 0 0 100.0% 59 39 20 8.429 5.571 2.857
25   Beijing 2008   Hungary (9th title) 7 6 1 0 85.7% 85 55 30 12.143 7.857 4.286
26   London 2012   Croatia (1st title) 8 8 0 0 100.0% 73 42 31 9.125 5.250 3.875
27   Rio 2016   Serbia (1st title) 8 5 2 1 62.5% 80 66 14 10.000 8.250 1.750
# Men's tournament Total 161 138 16 7 85.7% 1249 676 573 7.758 4.199 3.559
Champions MP W D L Win % GF GA GD GF/MP GA/MP GD/MP

Sources:

From 1900 to 1928, single-elimination tournaments were used to determine Olympic champions in men's water polo. The following table shows men's teams that won all matches during the Olympic tournament since 1932.

Winning all matches during the tournament
(since 1932)
# Year Champions MP W D L Win %
1 1932   Hungary (1st title) 3[b] 3 0 0 100.0%
2 1956   Hungary (4th title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
3 1980   Soviet Union (2nd title) 8 8 0 0 100.0%
4 2004   Hungary (8th title) 7 7 0 0 100.0%
5 2012   Croatia (1st title) 8 8 0 0 100.0%

The following tables show records of goals for per match.

Historical progression of records – goals for per match
Goals for
per match
Achievement Year Champions Date of
winning gold
Duration of record
9.667 Set record 1900   Great Britain (1st title) 12 August 1900 32 years, 1 day
10.000 Broke record 1932   Hungary (1st title) 13 August 1932 51 years, 363 days
10.286 Broke record 1984   Yugoslavia (2nd title) 10 August 1984 4 years, 52 days
11.857 Broke record 1988   Yugoslavia (3rd title) 1 October 1988 19 years, 328 days
12.143 Broke record 2008   Hungary (9th title) 24 August 2008 12 years, 153 days

The following tables show records of goals against per match.

The following tables show records of goals difference per match.

SquadsEdit

The following table shows number of players and average age, height and weight of Olympic champions in men's water polo by tournament. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

Legend
  •  Team  – Olympic winning streak
  •  Team  – Winning all matches during the tournament
  •  Team  – Host team
  • Team – Defunct team
Winning squads by tournament
# Men's tournament Champions Players Returning Olympians Average
Number Number % Age Height Weight
1   Paris 1900   Great Britain (1st title) 7 0 0.0%
2   St. Louis 1904 Water polo was a demonstration sport
3   London 1908   Great Britain (2nd title) 7 0 0.0% 26 years, 111 days 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
4   Stockholm 1912   Great Britain (3rd title) 7 4 57.1% 29 years, 16 days
5   Antwerp 1920   Great Britain (4th title) 7 3 42.9% 33 years, 279 days
6   Paris 1924   France (1st title) 7 3 42.9% 26 years, 303 days
7   Amsterdam 1928   Germany (1st title) 8 0 0.0% 24 years, 329 days
8   Los Angeles 1932   Hungary (1st title) 10 7 70.0% 27 years, 291 days
9   Berlin 1936   Hungary (2nd title) 11 5 45.5% 26 years, 66 days
10   London 1948   Italy (1st title) 9 0 0.0% 30 years, 203 days
11   Helsinki 1952   Hungary (3rd title) 13 6 46.2% 26 years, 337 days
12   Melbourne 1956   Hungary (4th title) 12 7 58.3% 26 years, 148 days 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[d] 80 kg (176 lb)[e]
13   Rome 1960   Italy (2nd title) 12 3 25.0% 22 years, 363 days 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
14   Tokyo 1964   Hungary (5th title) 12 10 83.3% 28 years, 208 days 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
15   Mexico City 1968   Yugoslavia (1st title) 11 5 45.5% 26 years, 151 days 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
16   Munich 1972   Soviet Union (1st title) 11 5 45.5% 26 years, 351 days 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
17   Montreal 1976   Hungary (6th title) 11 6 54.5% 25 years, 333 days 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
18   Moscow 1980   Soviet Union (2nd title) 11 4 36.4% 25 years, 117 days 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
19   Los Angeles 1984   Yugoslavia (2nd title) 13 3 23.1% 23 years, 362 days 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
20   Seoul 1988   Yugoslavia (3rd title) 13 6 46.2% 23 years, 341 days 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
21   Barcelona 1992   Italy (3rd title) 13 7 53.8% 26 years, 224 days 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[f] 81 kg (179 lb)[g]
22   Atlanta 1996   Spain (1st title) 13 9 69.2% 26 years, 279 days 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
23   Sydney 2000   Hungary (7th title) 13 5 38.5% 25 years, 254 days 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
24   Athens 2004   Hungary (8th title) 13 10 76.9% 27 years, 344 days 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
25   Beijing 2008   Hungary (9th title) 13 9 69.2% 29 years, 248 days 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
26   London 2012   Croatia (1st title) 13 8 61.5% 29 years, 85 days 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
27   Rio 2016   Serbia (1st title) 13 9 69.2% 28 years, 205 days 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
# Men's tournament Champions Number Number % Age Height Weight
Players Returning Olympians Average

Sources:

The following tables show records of the number of returning Olympians.

The following tables show records of average age.

The following tables show records of average height.

Historical progression of records – average height (statistics since 1956)
Average height Achievement Year Champions Date of
winning gold
Duration of record
1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[d] Set record 1956   Hungary (4th title) 7 December 1956 3 years, 271 days
1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Broke record 1960   Italy (2nd title) 3 September 1960 8 years, 53 days
Tied record 1964   Hungary (5th title) 18 October 1964
1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Broke record 1968   Yugoslavia (1st title) 26 October 1968 15 years, 289 days
1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Broke record 1984   Yugoslavia (2nd title) 10 August 1984 4 years, 52 days
1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Broke record 1988   Yugoslavia (3rd title) 1 October 1988 15 years, 333 days
1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Broke record 2004   Hungary (8th title) 29 August 2004 7 years, 349 days
Tied record 2008   Hungary (9th title) 24 August 2008
1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Broke record 2012   Croatia (1st title) 12 August 2012 8 years, 165 days

The following tables show records of average weight.

Historical progression of records – average weight (statistics since 1956)
Average weight Achievement Year Champions Date of
winning gold
Duration of record
80 kg (176 lb)[e] Set record 1956   Hungary (4th title) 7 December 1956 3 years, 271 days
81 kg (179 lb) Broke record 1960   Italy (2nd title) 3 September 1960 4 years, 45 days
82 kg (181 lb) Broke record 1964   Hungary (5th title) 18 October 1964 4 years, 8 days
94 kg (207 lb) Broke record 1968   Yugoslavia (1st title) 26 October 1968 35 years, 308 days
Tied record 1988   Yugoslavia (3rd title) 1 October 1988
96 kg (212 lb) Broke record 2004   Hungary (8th title) 29 August 2004 3 years, 361 days
100 kg (220 lb) Broke record 2008   Hungary (9th title) 24 August 2008 3 years, 354 days
102 kg (225 lb) Broke record 2012   Croatia (1st title) 12 August 2012 8 years, 165 days

Olympic and world champions (teams)Edit

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), name of the team (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

As of 2019, there are seven men's national water polo teams that won gold medals at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
  • Team – Defunct team
# Champions Olympic title World title Total First Last
1   Hungary 9 (1932–1936, 1952–1956, 1964, 1976, 2000–2004–2008) 3 (1973, 2003, 2013) 12 1932 2013
2   Italy 3 (1948, 1960*, 1992) 4 (1978, 1994*, 2011, 2019) 7 1948 2019
3   Yugoslavia 3 (1968, 1984–1988) 2 (1986–1991) 5 1968 1991
4   Soviet Union 2 (1972, 1980*) 2 (1975, 1982) 4 1972 1982
5   Croatia 1 (2012) 2 (2007, 2017) 3 2007 2017
  Serbia 1 (2016) 2 (2009, 2015) 3 2009 2016
  Spain 1 (1996) 2 (1998–2001) 3 1996 2001

Player statisticsEdit

Age recordsEdit

 
38-year-old Samir Barać was the captain of Croatia at the 2012 Olympics.

The following tables show the oldest and youngest male Olympic champions in water polo. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

Legend
  •  Team  – Host team
Top 10 oldest male Olympic champions in water polo
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold
1 Charles Smith 41 years, 216 days   Great Britain GK 26 January 1879 29 August 1920
2 William Henry 41 years, 45 days   Great Britain 28 June 1859 12 August 1900
3 Samir Barać 38 years, 284 days   Croatia D 2 November 1973 12 August 2012
4 Mario Majoni 38 years, 72 days   Italy FP 27 May 1910 7 August 1948
5 István Barta 37 years, 0 days   Hungary GK 13 August 1895 13 August 1932
6 Dezső Gyarmati 36 years, 361 days   Hungary FP 23 October 1927 18 October 1964
7 Igor Hinić 36 years, 252 days   Croatia CF 4 December 1975 12 August 2012
8 Frano Vićan 36 years, 201 days   Croatia GK 24 January 1976 12 August 2012
9 István Szívós Sr. 36 years, 109 days   Hungary FP 20 August 1920 7 December 1956
10 Christopher Jones 36 years, 67 days   Great Britain FP 23 June 1884 29 August 1920
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold
Top 10 youngest male Olympic champions in water polo
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold
1 György Kárpáti 17 years, 40 days   Hungary FP 23 June 1935 2 August 1952
2 Perica Bukić 18 years, 172 days   Yugoslavia FP 20 February 1966 10 August 1984
3 Igor Milanović 18 years, 236 days   Yugoslavia FP 18 December 1965 10 August 1984
4 Franco Lavoratori 19 years, 172 days   Italy FP 15 March 1941 3 September 1960
5 Nikola Jakšić 19 years, 216 days   Serbia CB 17 January 1997 20 August 2016
6 Fritz Gunst 19 years, 324 days   Germany FP 22 September 1908 11 August 1928
7 Giorgi Mshvenieradze 19 years, 352 days   Soviet Union FP 12 August 1960 29 July 1980
8 György Kenéz 20 years, 34 days   Hungary FP 23 June 1956 27 July 1976
9 Antal Bolvári 20 years, 88 days   Hungary FP 6 May 1932 2 August 1952
10 Mirko Vičević 20 years, 93 days   Yugoslavia FP 30 June 1968 1 October 1988
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold

Multiple gold medalistsEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by date of receiving the last Olympic gold medal (in ascending order), date of receiving the first Olympic gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

Ten male athletes won three Olympic gold medals in water polo.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Male athletes who won three Olympic gold medals in water polo
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic titles Age of
first/last
1920 Paul Radmilovic 5 March 1886 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)   Great Britain FP 1908*–1912–1920 22/34
Charles Smith 26 January 1879 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) GK 29/41
1964 Dezső Gyarmati 23 October 1927 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)   Hungary FP 1952–1956, 1964 24/36
György Kárpáti 23 June 1935 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) FP 17/29
2008 Tibor Benedek 12 July 1972 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)   Hungary D 2000–2004–2008 28/36
Péter Biros 5 April 1976 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) D 24/32
Tamás Kásás 20 July 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) D 24/32
Gergely Kiss 21 September 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) D 23/30
Tamás Molnár 2 August 1975 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) CF 25/33
Zoltán Szécsi 22 December 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) GK 22/30
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic titles Age of
first/last

Thirty-one male athletes won two Olympic gold medals in water polo.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Male athletes who won two Olympic gold medals in water polo
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic titles Age of
first/last
1912 George Cornet 15 July 1877 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)   Great Britain FP 1908*–1912 31/35
George Wilkinson 3 March 1879 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) FP 29/33
1920 Charles Bugbee 29 August 1887 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)   Great Britain FP 1912–1920 25/33
1936 György Bródy 21 July 1908   Hungary GK 1932–1936 24/28
Olivér Halassy 31 July 1909 FP 23/27
Márton Homonnai 5 February 1906 FP 26/30
János Németh 12 June 1906 CF 26/30
Miklós Sárkány 15 August 1908 FP 23/28
1956 Antal Bolvári 6 May 1932   Hungary FP 1952–1956 20/24
László Jeney 30 May 1923 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) GK 29/33
Kálmán Markovits 26 August 1931 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 20/25
Miklós Martin 29 June 1931 FP 21/25
István Szívós Sr. 20 August 1920 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 31/36
1964 Ottó Boros 5 August 1929 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)   Hungary GK 1956, 1964 27/35
Tivadar Kanizsa 4 April 1933 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 23/31
Mihály Mayer 27 December 1933 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 22/30
1980 Aleksei Barkalov 18 February 1946 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)   Soviet Union FP 1972, 1980* 26/34
Aleksandr Kabanov 11 June 1948 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 24/32
Viacheslav Sobchenko 18 April 1949 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 23/31
1988 Dragan Andrić 6 June 1962 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)   Yugoslavia FP 1984–1988 22/26
Perica Bukić 20 February 1966 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 18/22
Veselin Đuho 5 January 1960 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 24/28
Deni Lušić 14 April 1962 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 22/26
Igor Milanović 18 December 1965 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 18/22
Tomislav Paškvalin 29 August 1961 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 22/27
2004 Rajmund Fodor 21 February 1976 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)   Hungary D 2000–2004 24/28
Barnabás Steinmetz 6 October 1975 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) CB 24/28
Attila Vári 26 February 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) CB 24/28
2008 István Gergely 20 August 1976 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)   Hungary GK 2004–2008 28/32
Norbert Madaras 1 December 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) D 24/28
Tamás Varga 14 July 1975 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) CB 29/33
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic titles Age of
first/last

Olympic and world champions (players)Edit

The following tables are pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), date of receiving the last gold medal (in ascending order), date of receiving the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

As of 2019, there are ninety-six male athletes who won gold medals in water polo at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Male water polo players who won two or more Olympic titles and one or more world titles
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
1 Tibor Benedek 1972 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 28–32–36   Hungary 2000–2004–2008 31   Hungary 2003 4 2016
Péter Biros 1976 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 24–28–32 27 2016
Tamás Kásás 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 24–28–32 27 2016
Gergely Kiss 1977 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 23–26–30 25 2016
Tamás Molnár 1975 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 25–29–33 27 2016
Zoltán Szécsi 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) GK 22–26–30 25 2016
7 Aleksandr Kabanov 1948 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 24, 32   Soviet Union 1972, 1980* 27, 34   Soviet Union 1975, 1982 4 2001
8 Perica Bukić 1966 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 18–22   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 20–24   Yugoslavia 1986–1991 4 2008
Igor Milanović 1965 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 18–22 20–25 2006
10 Norbert Madaras 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 24–28   Hungary 2004–2008 23, 33   Hungary 2003, 2013 4
11 Aleksei Barkalov 1946 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 26, 34   Soviet Union 1972, 1980* 29   Soviet Union 1975 3 1993
12 Dragan Andrić 1962 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 22–26   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 24   Yugoslavia 1986 3
Veselin Đuho 1960 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 24–28 26
Deni Lušić 1962 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 22–26 24
Tomislav Paškvalin 1961 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 22–27 24
16 Rajmund Fodor 1976 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 24–28   Hungary 2000–2004 27   Hungary 2003 3
Barnabás Steinmetz 1975 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 24–28 27
Attila Vári 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 24–28 27
19 István Gergely 1976 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) GK 28–32   Hungary 2004–2008 26   Hungary 2003 3
Tamás Varga 1975 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 29–33 28
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and two or more world titles
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
21 Slobodan Nikić 1983 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 33   Serbia 2016 22   Serbia and Montenegro 2005 4
26, 32   Serbia 2009, 2015
22 Dubravko Šimenc 1966 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 21   Yugoslavia 1988 19–24   Yugoslavia 1986–1991 3
Mirko Vičević 1968 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 20 18–22
24 Daniel Ballart 1973 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 23   Spain 1996 24–28   Spain 1998–2001 3
Salvador Gómez 1968 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 28 29–33
Iván Moro 1974 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 21 23–26
Sergi Pedrerol 1969 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 26 28–31
Jesús Rollán 1968 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 28 29–33 2012
Carles Sanz 1975 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 21 22–26
30 Milan Aleksić 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 30   Serbia 2016 23, 29   Serbia 2009, 2015 3
Filip Filipović 1987 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 29 22, 28
Živko Gocić 1982 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 33 26, 32
Stefan Mitrović 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 28 21, 27
Duško Pijetlović 1985 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 31 24, 30
Gojko Pijetlović 1983 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 33 25, 32
Andrija Prlainović 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 29 22, 28
37 Andro Bušlje 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 26   Croatia 2012 21, 31   Croatia 2007, 2017 3
Maro Joković 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 24 19, 29
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 1/3)
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
39 András Bodnár 1942 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 22   Hungary 1964 31   Hungary 1973 2 2017
40 Aleksandr Dolgushin 1946 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 26   Soviet Union 1972 29   Soviet Union 1975 2 2010
Aleksandr Dreval 1944 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 28 31
Nikolay Melnikov 1948 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 24 27
43 Gábor Csapó 1950 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 25   Hungary 1976 22   Hungary 1973 2
Tibor Cservenyák 1948 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 27 25
Tamás Faragó 1952 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 23 21 1993
Ferenc Konrád 1945 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 31 28
Endre Molnár 1945 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) GK 31 28
László Sárosi 1946 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 29 26
István Szívós Jr. 1948 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 28 25 1996
50 Vladimir Akimov 1953 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 27   Soviet Union 1980* 29   Soviet Union 1982 2
Mikhail Ivanov 1958 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 22 24
Sergey Kotenko 1956 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) FP 23 25
Giorgi Mshvenieradze 1960 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 19 21
Erkin Shagaev 1959 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 21 23
Yevgeny Sharonov 1958 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 21 23 2003
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 2/3)
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
56 Milorad Krivokapić 1956 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 28   Yugoslavia 1984 30   Yugoslavia 1986 2
Zoran Petrović 1960 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 23 26
Andrija Popović 1959 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 24 26
Goran Sukno 1959 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 25 27
60 Mislav Bezmalinović 1967 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 21   Yugoslavia 1988 23   Yugoslavia 1991 2
Renco Posinković 1964 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) GK 24 27
Goran Rađenović 1966 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 21 24
Aleksandar Šoštar 1964 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) GK 24 26 2011
64 Francesco Attolico 1963 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 29   Italy 1992 31   Italy 1994* 2
Gianni Averaimo 1964 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) GK 27 30
Alessandro Bovo 1969 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 23 25
Alessandro Campagna 1963 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 29 31 2019
Marco D'Altrui 1964 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 28 30 2010
Massimiliano Ferretti 1966 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 26 28
Mario Fiorillo 1962 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 29 31
Ferdinando Gandolfi 1967 FP 25 27
Amedeo Pomilio 1967 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 25 27
Francesco Porzio 1966 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 26 28
Pino Porzio 1967 FP 25 27
Carlo Silipo 1971 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 20 23
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 3/3)
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
76 Manuel Estiarte 1961 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 34   Spain 1996 36   Spain 1998 2 2007
Pedro García 1968 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 27 29
Jordi Sans 1965 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 30 32
79 Ángel Andreo 1972 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) GK 23   Spain 1996 28   Spain 2001 2
80 Zsolt Varga 1972 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 28   Hungary 2000 31   Hungary 2003 2
81 Samir Barać 1973 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 38   Croatia 2012 33   Croatia 2007 2
Miho Bošković 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 29 24
Damir Burić 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) FP 31 26
Igor Hinić 1975 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 36 31
Josip Pavić 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) GK 30 25
Frano Vićan 1976 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 36 31
87 Norbert Hosnyánszky 1984 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 24   Hungary 2008 29   Hungary 2013 2
Dániel Varga 1983 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 24 29
Dénes Varga 1987 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 21 26
90 Miloš Ćuk 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 25   Serbia 2016 24   Serbia 2015 2
Nikola Jakšić 1997 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 19 18
Dušan Mandić 1994 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 22 21
Branislav Mitrović 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) GK 31 30
Sava Ranđelović 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 23 22
95 Ivan Buljubašić 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 24   Croatia 2012 29   Croatia 2017 2
Sandro Sukno 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 22 27
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships

Olympic champion familiesEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by date of receiving the Olympic gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Relationship Family Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic
title
Age Note Ref
Two brothers Rademacher Erich Rademacher 9 June 1901   Germany GK 1928 27 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
[2]
Joachim Rademacher 20 June 1906 FP 22 [3]
Keserű Alajos Keserű 8 March 1905   Hungary FP 1932 27 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
[4]
Ferenc Keserű 27 August 1903 FP 28 [5]
Pandolfini Gianfranco Pandolfini 16 September 1920   Italy FP 1948 27 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
[6]
Tullio Pandolfini 6 August 1914 34 [7]
Konrád János Konrád 27 August 1941 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)   Hungary FP 1964 23 [8]
Ferenc Konrád 17 April 1945 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 1976 31 [9]
Akimov Anatoly Akimov 15 November 1947 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)   Soviet Union FP 1972 24 [10]
Vladimir Akimov 20 July 1953 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 1980* 27 [11]
Porzio Francesco Porzio 26 January 1966 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)   Italy FP 1992 26 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
[12]
Pino Porzio 26 February 1967 FP 25 [13]
Steinmetz Barnabás Steinmetz 6 October 1975 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)   Hungary CB 2000 24 [14]
2004 28 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
Ádám Steinmetz 11 August 1980 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) CF 24 [15]
Varga Dániel Varga 25 September 1983 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)   Hungary D 2008 24 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
[16]
Dénes Varga 29 March 1987 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) D 21 [17]
Pijetlović Duško Pijetlović 25 April 1985 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)   Serbia CF 2016 31 Two brothers in an
Olympic tournament
[18]
Gojko Pijetlović 7 August 1983 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 33 [19]
Relationship Family Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic
title
Age Note Ref
Relationship Family Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos Olympic
title
Age Ref
Father and son Szívós István Szívós Sr. 20 August 1920 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)   Hungary FP 1952–1956 31–36 [20]
István Szívós Jr. 24 April 1948 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 1976 28 [21]
D'Altrui Giuseppe D'Altrui 7 April 1934 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)   Italy FP 1960* 26 [22]
Marco D'Altrui 25 April 1964 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 1992 28 [23]
Sukno Goran Sukno 6 April 1959 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)   Yugoslavia FP 1984 25 [24]
Sandro Sukno 30 June 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)   Croatia D 2012 22 [25]

Coach statisticsEdit

Most successful coachesEdit

 
Ratko Rudić coached three men's national teams to four Olympic gold medals.

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic gold medals (in descending order), date of winning the last Olympic gold medal (in ascending order), name of the coach (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

There are three coaches who led men's national water polo teams to win two or more Olympic gold medals.

Ratko Rudić is the most successful water polo coach in Olympic history. As a head coach, he led three men's national water polo teams to win four Olympic gold medals. He guided Yugoslavia men's national team to two consecutive gold medals in 1984 and 1988, Italy men's national team to a gold medal in 1992, and Croatia men's national team to a gold medal in 2012, making him the first and only coach to lead three different men's national water polo teams to the Olympic titles.[26][27]

Dénes Kemény of Hungary is another coach who led men's national water polo team(s) to win three Olympic gold medals. Under his leadership, the Hungary men's national team won three gold in a row between 2000 and 2008, becoming the second water polo team to have an Olympic winning streak.[28]

Béla Rajki coached the Hungary men's national team to two consecutive Olympic gold medals in 1952 and 1956.[29]

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Head coaches who led men's national teams to win two or more Olympic gold medals
Rk Head coach Nationality Birth Age Men's team Olympic titles Total Ref
1 Ratko Rudić   Yugoslavia 1948 36–40   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 4 [30]
[26]
[27]
  Croatia 44   Italy 1992
64   Croatia 2012
2 Dénes Kemény   Hungary 1954 46–54   Hungary 2000–2004–2008 3 [28]
3 Béla Rajki   Hungary 1909 43–47   Hungary 1952–1956 2 [29]

Champions as coach and playerEdit

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic gold medals (in descending order), date of winning the last Olympic gold medal (in ascending order), name of the person (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

Only one water polo player won an Olympic gold medal and then guided a men's national water polo team to the Olympic title as a head coach.

Dezső Gyarmati of Hungary won three Olympic gold medals in 1952–1956 and 1964. He coached the Hungary men's national team to a gold in 1976.[31][32]

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Rk Person Birth Height Player Head coach Total
titles
Ref
Age Men's team Pos Olympic title Age Men's team Olympic title
1 Dezső Gyarmati 1927 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 24–27, 36   Hungary FP 1952–1956, 1964 48   Hungary 1976 4 [31][32]

Olympic and world champions (coaches)Edit

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), date of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), date of winning the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the coach (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

As of 2019, there are six head coaches who led men's national teams to win gold medals in water polo at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Head coaches who led men's national teams to win gold medals in water polo
at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships
# Coach Nationality Birth Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Ref
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
1 Ratko Rudić   Yugoslavia 1948 36–40   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 38   Yugoslavia 1986 7 2007 [30]
[26]
[27]
  Croatia 44   Italy 1992 46   Italy 1994*
64   Croatia 2012 58   Croatia 2007
2 Dénes Kemény   Hungary 1954 46–54   Hungary 2000–2004–2008 49   Hungary 2003 4 2011 [28]
3 Juan Jané   Spain 1953 43   Spain 1996 44–48   Spain 1998–2001 3 [33]
4 Dezső Gyarmati   Hungary 1927 48   Hungary 1976 45   Hungary 1973 2 1976 [31][32]
Boris Popov   Soviet Union 1941 39   Soviet Union 1980* 41   Soviet Union 1982 2 2019 [34][35]
Dejan Savić   Serbia 1975 41   Serbia 2016 40   Serbia 2015 2 [36]

Champions by tournamentEdit

2020 (TBD)Edit

2016 (Serbia, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 27th
  • Host city:   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Serbia (1st title; 4th place in preliminary A group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group A 6 August 2016   White   Hungary Drawn 13 13 0
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group A 8 August 2016   White   Greece Drawn 9 9 0
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group A 10 August 2016   Blue   Brazil Lost 5 6 -1
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group A 12 August 2016   White   Australia Won 10 8 2
Match 5/8 Preliminary round – Group A 14 August 2016   White   Japan Won 12 8 4
Match 6/8 Quarter-finals 16 August 2016   White   Spain Won 10 7 3
Match 7/8 Semi-finals 18 August 2016   Blue   Italy Won 10 8 2
Match 8/8 Gold medal match 20 August 2016   Blue   Croatia Won 11 7 4
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 2 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 62.5% 80 66 14

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2016 (pp. 9, 21, 37, 53, 65, 75, 83, 91).

 
Filip Filipović scored 19 goals at the 2016 Olympics, helping Serbia win gold. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the men's water polo tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 7 August 1983 33 years, 13 days No
2 Dušan Mandić D L 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 16 June 1994 22 years, 65 days No
3 Živko Gocić (C) CB R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 August 1982 33 years, 364 days No
4 Sava Ranđelović CB R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 17 July 1993 23 years, 34 days Yes
5 Miloš Ćuk D R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 December 1990 25 years, 243 days Yes
6 Duško Pijetlović CF R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 25 April 1985 31 years, 117 days No
7 Slobodan Nikić CF R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 25 January 1983 33 years, 208 days No
8 Milan Aleksić CB R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 13 May 1986 30 years, 99 days No
9 Nikola Jakšić CB R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 17 January 1997 19 years, 216 days Yes
10 Filip Filipović D L 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 2 May 1987 29 years, 110 days No
11 Andrija Prlainović D R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 April 1987 29 years, 114 days No
12 Stefan Mitrović D R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 29 March 1988 28 years, 144 days No
13 Branislav Mitrović GK R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 30 January 1985 31 years, 203 days Yes
Average 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 28 January 1988 28 years, 205 days
Coach Dejan Savić 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 April 1975 41 years, 118 days

Note: Duško Pijetlović and Gojko Pijetlović are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S DE Pen EX
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK 8 32 12.5% 1
2 Dušan Mandić D 8 170 66.4% 12 24 50.0% 4 10 1 6 6
3 Živko Gocić (C) CB 8 156 60.9% 2 12 16.7% 3 3 3 3 3 8 37.5% 11
4 Sava Ranđelović CB 8 60 23.4% 2 4 50.0% 2 4 2 13 1 1
5 Miloš Ćuk D 8 122 47.7% 6 21 28.6% 1 4 3 2 5 11 45.5% 4 1 1
6 Duško Pijetlović CF 8 129 50.4% 8 16 50.0% 1 17 2 11 1
7 Slobodan Nikić CF 8 115 44.9% 10 20 50.0% 1 13 1 2 4
8 Milan Aleksić CB 8 134 52.3% 4 13 30.8% 4 6 5 3 11 1 2
9 Nikola Jakšić CB 8 88 34.4% 4 7 57.1% 4 2 2 13 1 2
10 Filip Filipović D 8 178 69.5% 19 44 43.2% 7 9 6 6 0 1 0.0% 7
11 Andrija Prlainović D 8 210 82.0% 5 25 20.0% 6 5 5 5 9 1 1 2
12 Stefan Mitrović D 8 174 68.0% 8 26 30.8% 1 10 4 7 4 12 33.3% 3
13 Branislav Mitrović GK 8 224 87.5% 11
Team 3
Total 8 256 100% 80 212 37.7% 28 86 46 40 12 32 37.5% 92 1 5 9
Against 66 216 30.6% 24 102 47 22 20 32 62.5% 82 1 4 7
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK 14 21 66.7%
13 Branislav Mitrović GK 60 119 50.4%
Total 74 140 52.9%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2016 (p. 131).

2012 (Croatia, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 26th
  • Host city:   London, United Kingdom
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Croatia (1st title; 1st place in preliminary A group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group A 29 July 2012   Blue   Greece Won 8 6 2
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group A 31 July 2012   White   Spain Won 8 7 1
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group A 2 August 2012   Blue   Italy Won 11 6 5
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group A 4 August 2012   White   Australia Won 11 6 5
Match 5/8 Preliminary round – Group A 6 August 2012   Blue   Kazakhstan Won 12 4 8
Match 6/8 Quarter-finals 8 August 2012   White   United States Won 8 2 6
Match 7/8 Semi-finals 10 August 2012   White   Montenegro Won 7 5 2
Match 8/8 Gold medal match 12 August 2012   White   Italy Won 8 6 2
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 8 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 73 42 31

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2012 (pp. 373, 391, 399, 415, 421, 433, 445, 455).

 
Josip Pavić saved 85 shots at the 2012 Games, helping Croatia win the Olympic title. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the men's water polo tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Josip Pavić GK R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 15 January 1982 30 years, 210 days No
2 Damir Burić CB R 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 December 1980 31 years, 254 days No
3 Miho Bošković D R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 January 1983 29 years, 214 days No
4 Nikša Dobud CF R 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 5 August 1985 27 years, 7 days Yes
5 Maro Joković D L 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 October 1987 24 years, 316 days No
6 Ivan Buljubašić CB R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 31 October 1987 24 years, 286 days Yes
7 Petar Muslim D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 March 1988 24 years, 139 days Yes
8 Andro Bušlje CB R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 4 January 1986 26 years, 221 days No
9 Sandro Sukno D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 June 1990 22 years, 43 days Yes
10 Samir Barać (C) D R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 2 November 1973 38 years, 284 days No
11 Igor Hinić CF R 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 4 December 1975 36 years, 252 days No
12 Paulo Obradović D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 9 March 1986 26 years, 156 days Yes
13 Frano Vićan GK R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 January 1976 36 years, 201 days No
Average 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 19 May 1983 29 years, 85 days
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 64 years, 66 days 2007

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S DE Pen EX
1 Josip Pavić GK 8 222 86.7% 4
2 Damir Burić CB 8 131 51.2% 5 14 35.7% 1 5 4 7 10 1
3 Miho Bošković D 8 155 60.5% 15 33 45.5% 9 10 2 1 2 50.0% 7 1
4 Nikša Dobud CF 8 149 58.2% 12 20 60.0% 29 2 5 6 1
5 Maro Joković D 8 206 80.5% 8 25 32.0% 15 8 2 6 7 13 53.8% 4 1
6 Ivan Buljubašić CB 8 88 34.4% 3 16 18.8% 6 3 13 2
7 Petar Muslim D 8 118 46.1% 2 18 11.1% 5 11 2 4 1
8 Andro Bušlje CB 8 115 44.9% 3 13 23.1% 1 7 5 4 13 1 3
9 Sandro Sukno D 8 210 82.0% 14 30 46.7% 7 11 7 3 11 16 68.8% 7 1 1 1
10 Samir Barać (C) D 8 135 52.7% 4 15 26.7% 4 2 1 1 9
11 Igor Hinić CF 8 105 41.0% 2 8 25.0% 2 11 3 5 3 1 1
12 Paulo Obradović D 8 124 48.4% 5 12 41.7% 4 7 2 4 0 1 0.0% 9 1 1
13 Frano Vićan GK 8 34 13.3% 1
Team 6
Total 8 256 100% 73 204 35.8% 55 107 35 37 19 32 59.4% 85 5 5 8
Against 42 230 18.3% 31 86 55 19 13 32 40.6% 82 5 8 7
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Josip Pavić GK 85 121 70.2%
13 Frano Vićan GK 10 16 62.5%
Total 95 137 69.3%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2012 (p. 471).

2008 (Hungary, 9th title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 25th
  • Host city:   Beijing, China
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Hungary (9th title; 1st place in preliminary A group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group A 10 August 2008   White   Montenegro Drawn 10 10 0
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group A 12 August 2008   Blue   Greece Won 17 6 11
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group A 14 August 2008   White   Spain Won 8 5 3
Match 4/7 Preliminary round – Group A 16 August 2008   Blue   Australia Won 13 12 1
Match 5/7 Preliminary round – Group A 18 August 2008   White   Canada Won 12 3 9
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 22 August 2008   White   Montenegro Won 11 9 2
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 24 August 2008   White   United States Won 14 10 4
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 85.7% 85 55 30

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2008 (pp. 84, 92, 94, 104, 106, 156, 168).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 22 December 1977 30 years, 246 days No 2016
2 Tamás Varga CB R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 14 July 1975 33 years, 41 days No
3 Norbert Madaras D L 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 1 December 1979 28 years, 267 days No
4 Dénes Varga D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 March 1987 21 years, 148 days Yes
5 Tamás Kásás D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 20 July 1976 32 years, 35 days No 2016
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 4 March 1984 24 years, 173 days Yes
7 Gergely Kiss D L 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 21 September 1977 30 years, 338 days No 2016
8 Tibor Benedek (C) D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 12 July 1972 36 years, 43 days No 2016
9 Dániel Varga D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 September 1983 24 years, 334 days Yes
10 Péter Biros D R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1976 32 years, 141 days No 2016
11 Gábor Kis CF R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 27 September 1982 25 years, 332 days Yes
12 Tamás Molnár CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 2 August 1975 33 years, 22 days No 2016
13 István Gergely GK R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 20 August 1976 32 years, 4 days No
Average 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 20 December 1978 29 years, 248 days
Coach Dénes Kemény 14 June 1954 54 years, 71 days 2011

Note: Dániel Varga and Dénes Varga are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S Pen EX
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK 7 151 67.4% 3
2 Tamás Varga CB 7 70 31.3% 0 9 0.0% 5 1 12 2
3 Norbert Madaras D 7 131 58.5% 9 19 47.4% 5 3 3 3 6 50.0% 5 1 1
4 Dénes Varga D 7 113 50.4% 10 18 55.6% 1 5 4 3 1 4 25.0% 3
5 Tamás Kásás D 7 179 79.9% 8 29 27.6% 6 8 11 4 10 12 83.3% 6
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D 7 45 20.1% 2 7 28.6% 2 2 1 11 1 4
7 Gergely Kiss D 7 178 79.5% 9 25 36.0% 12 12 1 1 1 1 100% 9
8 Tibor Benedek (C) D 7 128 57.1% 10 18 55.6% 3 6 6 1 6
9 Dániel Varga D 7 108 48.2% 8 20 40.0% 3 5 3 3 9 1
10 Péter Biros D 7 176 78.6% 13 23 56.5% 3 4 8 8 3 5 60.0% 3 1
11 Gábor Kis CF 7 104 46.4% 6 9 66.7% 2 15 2 3 3
12 Tamás Molnár CF 7 111 49.6% 10 19 52.6% 21 2 6
13 István Gergely GK 7 73 32.6% 0 1 0.0% 1 4
Team 2
Total 7 224 100% 85 197 43.1% 36 88 47 27 18 28 64.3% 73 3 8
Against 55 195 28.2% 19 93 52 27 10 28 35.7% 74 7 9
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK 42 83 50.6%
13 István Gergely GK 24 38 63.2%
Total 66 121 54.5%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2008 (p. 202).

2004 (Hungary, 8th title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 24th
  • Host city:   Athens, Greece
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Hungary (8th title; 1st place in preliminary A group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group A 15 August 2004   Blue   Serbia and Montenegro Won 6 4 2
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group A 17 August 2004   White   Croatia Won 10 8 2
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group A 19 August 2004   Blue   United States Won 7 5 2
Match 4/7 Preliminary round – Group A 21 August 2004   Blue   Kazakhstan Won 14 4 10
Match 5/7 Preliminary round – Group A 23 August 2004   Blue   Russia Won 7 6 1
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 27 August 2004   White   Russia Won 7 5 2
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 29 August 2004   White   Serbia and Montenegro Won 8 7 1
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 7 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 59 39 20

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2004 (pp. 93, 101, 105, 109, 116, 164, 173).

 
Gergely Kiss scored 14 goals at the 2004 Olympics, helping Hungary win gold. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the men's water polo tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 December 1977 26 years, 251 days No 2016
2 Tamás Varga CB R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 14 July 1975 29 years, 46 days Yes
3 Norbert Madaras D L 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 1 December 1979 24 years, 272 days Yes
4 Ádám Steinmetz CF R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 11 August 1980 24 years, 18 days Yes
5 Tamás Kásás D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 20 July 1976 28 years, 40 days No 2016
6 Attila Vári CB R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 February 1976 28 years, 185 days No
7 Gergely Kiss D L 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 September 1977 26 years, 343 days No 2016
8 Tibor Benedek (C) D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 12 July 1972 32 years, 48 days No 2016
9 Rajmund Fodor D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 February 1976 28 years, 190 days No
10 István Gergely GK R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 20 August 1976 28 years, 9 days No
11 Barnabás Steinmetz CB R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 6 October 1975 28 years, 328 days No
12 Tamás Molnár CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 2 August 1975 29 years, 27 days No 2016
13 Péter Biros D R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1976 28 years, 146 days No 2016
Average 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 20 September 1976 27 years, 344 days
Coach Dénes Kemény 14 June 1954 50 years, 76 days 2011

Note: Ádám Steinmetz and Barnabás Steinmetz are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S Pen EX
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK 7 168 85.7% 6
2 Tamás Varga CB 7 48 24.5% 3 5 60.0% 3 1 1 12 2
3 Norbert Madaras D 7 76 38.8% 5 10 50.0% 1 2 5 3 9 33.3% 3
4 Ádám Steinmetz CF 7 82 41.8% 3 5 60.0% 1 11 3 3
5 Tamás Kásás D 7 183 93.4% 14 30 46.7% 3 7 8 6 7 9 77.8% 3
6 Attila Vári CB 7 70 35.7% 2 18 11.1% 2 3 1 11 1
7 Gergely Kiss D 7 168 85.7% 14 31 45.2% 7 2 5 3 7
8 Tibor Benedek (C) D 7 142 72.4% 5 21 23.8% 4 8 7 1 6 1
9 Rajmund Fodor D 7 81 41.3% 4 10 40.0% 3 2 3 2
10 István Gergely GK 7 28 14.3% 1
11 Barnabás Steinmetz CB 7 56 28.6% 0 1 0.0% 5 1 12 1
12 Tamás Molnár CF 7 107 54.6% 2 7 28.6% 15 1 2 2
13 Péter Biros D 7 163 83.2% 7 27 25.9% 2 1 5 2 4 10 40.0% 4
Total 7 196 100% 59 165 35.8% 24 51 52 20 14 28 50.0% 62 1 4
Against 39 129 30.2% 12 85 36 19 13 28 46.4% 70 7 10
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK 40 75 53.3%
10 István Gergely GK 8 12 66.7%
Total 48 87 55.2%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2004 (p. 207).

2000 (Hungary, 7th title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 23rd
  • Host city:   Sydney, Australia
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Hungary (7th title; 3rd place in preliminary B group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group B 23 September 2000   Blue   Greece Won 7 4 3
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group B 24 September 2000   White   Netherlands Won 16 8 8
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group B 25 September 2000   Blue   Croatia Lost 7 8 -1
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group B 26 September 2000   White   United States Won 10 9 1
Match 5/8 Preliminary round – Group B 27 September 2000   Blue   FR Yugoslavia[h] Lost 9 10 -1
Match 6/8 Quarter-finals 29 September 2000   Blue   Italy Won 8 5 3
Match 7/8 Semi-finals 30 September 2000   White   FR Yugoslavia[h] Won 8 7 1
Match 8/8 Gold medal match 1 October 2000   Blue   Russia Won 13 6 7
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 2 • Win %: 75.0% 78 57 21

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2000 (pp. 45, 50, 55, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Zoltán Kósz GK R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 November 1967 32 years, 310 days No
2 Bulcsú Székely D R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 2 June 1976 24 years, 121 days Yes
3 Tamás Märcz D R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 17 July 1974 26 years, 76 days Yes
4 Zsolt Varga CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 9 March 1972 28 years, 206 days No
5 Tamás Kásás D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 20 July 1976 24 years, 73 days No 2016
6 Attila Vári CB R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 February 1976 24 years, 218 days Yes
7 Gergely Kiss D L 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 September 1977 23 years, 10 days Yes 2016
8 Tibor Benedek D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 12 July 1972 28 years, 81 days No 2016
9 Rajmund Fodor D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 February 1976 24 years, 223 days No
10 Zoltán Szécsi GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 December 1977 22 years, 284 days Yes 2016
11 Barnabás Steinmetz CB R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 6 October 1975 24 years, 361 days Yes
12 Tamás Molnár CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 2 August 1975 25 years, 60 days Yes 2016
13 Péter Biros D R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1976 24 years, 179 days Yes 2016
Average 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 January 1975 25 years, 254 days
Coach Dénes Kemény 14 June 1954 46 years, 109 days 2011

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S Pen EX
1 Zoltán Kósz GK 8 203 90.6% 7
2 Bulcsú Székely D 8 35 15.6% 2 5 40.0% 2 1
3 Tamás Märcz D 8 36 16.1% 0 3 0.0% 1 1 1 3 2
4 Zsolt Varga CF 8 64 28.6% 3 7 42.9% 5 5 2 2
5 Tamás Kásás D 8 211 94.2% 12 33 36.4% 11 1 7 4 15 29 51.7% 7
6 Attila Vári CB 8 98 43.8% 10 25 40.0% 1 2 2 19 1
7 Gergely Kiss D 8 155 69.2% 14 24 58.3% 10 2 2 4 4
8 Tibor Benedek D 8 168 75.0% 9 21 42.9% 3 8 4 2 4
9 Rajmund Fodor D 8 154 68.8% 8 15 53.3% 4 1 2 7 7
10 Zoltán Szécsi GK 8 21 9.4% 1
11 Barnabás Steinmetz CB 8 164 73.2% 6 16 37.5% 3 10 4 16
12 Tamás Molnár CF 8 142 63.4% 10 23 43.5% 3 26 2 3 1 1 100% 4
13 Péter Biros D 8 117 52.2% 4 16 25.0% 2 5 1 6 2 2 100% 5
Total 8 224 100% 78 188 41.5% 41 54 38 38 18 32 56.2% 70 1 0
Against 57 202 28.2% 34 30 36 23 14 32 43.8% 91 3 5
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Zoltán Kósz GK 58 112 51.8%
10 Zoltán Szécsi GK 6 9 66.7%
Total 64 121 52.9%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2000 (pp. 45, 50, 55, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90).

1996 (Spain, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 22nd
  • Host city:   Atlanta, United States
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Spain (1st title; 3rd place in preliminary A group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group A 20 July 1996   Germany Won 9 3 6
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group A 21 July 1996   Netherlands Won 8 7 1
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group A 22 July 1996   FR Yugoslavia[h] Lost 7 9 -2
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group A 23 July 1996   Hungary Lost 7 8 -1
Match 5/8 Preliminary round – Group A 24 July 1996   Russia Won 8 6 2
Match 6/8 Quarter-finals 26 July 1996   United States Won 5 4 1
Match 7/8 Semi-finals 27 July 1996   Hungary Won 7 6 1
Match 8/8 Gold medal match 28 July 1996   Croatia Won 7 5 2
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 2 • Win %: 75.0% 58 48 10

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1996 (p. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71, 73).

 
34-year-old Manuel Estiarte, the captain of Spain, won a gold medal during his fifth Olympics.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Jesús Rollán GK R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 4 April 1968 28 years, 115 days No 2012
2 Josep María Abarca D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 19 June 1974 22 years, 39 days Yes
3 Sergi Pedrerol D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 16 December 1969 26 years, 225 days No
4 Ángel Andreo GK R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 3 December 1972 23 years, 238 days Yes
5 Manuel Estiarte (C) D R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 26 October 1961 34 years, 276 days No 2007
6 Daniel Ballart CB R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 17 March 1973 23 years, 133 days No
7 Jorge Payá CF 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 10 July 1963 33 years, 18 days No
8 Iván Moro CB R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 December 1974 21 years, 216 days Yes
9 Jordi Sans CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 3 August 1965 30 years, 360 days No
10 Salvador Gómez CB R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 March 1968 28 years, 139 days No
11 Miki Oca D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 15 April 1970 26 years, 104 days No
12 Carles Sanz D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 May 1975 21 years, 64 days Yes
13 Pedro García D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 9 December 1968 27 years, 232 days No
Average 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 23 October 1969 26 years, 279 days
Coach Juan Jané 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 31 May 1953 43 years, 58 days

Sources:

Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos Matches
played
Goals/Shots
Goals Shots %
1 Jesús Rollán GK 8
2 Josep María Abarca D 8 0 1 0.0%
3 Sergi Pedrerol D 8 1 13 7.7%
4 Ángel Andreo GK 8
5 Manuel Estiarte (C) D 8 13 33 39.4%
6 Daniel Ballart CB 8 3 13 23.1%
7 Jorge Payá CF 8 1 2 50.0%
8 Iván Moro CB 8 2 15 13.3%
9 Jordi Sans CF 8 7 18 38.9%
10 Salvador Gómez CB 8 12 38 31.6%
11 Miki Oca D 8 9 27 33.3%
12 Carles Sanz D 8 3 11 27.3%
13 Pedro García D 8 7 29 24.1%
Total 8 58 200 29.0%
Against 48 200 24.0%
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Jesús Rollán GK 62 110 56.4%
4 Ángel Andreo GK
Total 62 110 56.4%

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1996 (p. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71, 73).

1992 (Italy, 3rd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 21st
  • Host city:   Barcelona, Spain
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Italy (3rd title; 2nd place in preliminary B group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group B 1 August 1992   Hungary Drawn 7 7 0
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group B 2 August 1992   Netherlands Won 6 4 2
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group B 3 August 1992   Cuba Won 11 8 3
Match 4/7 Preliminary round – Group B 5 August 1992   Spain Drawn 9 9 0
Match 5/7 Preliminary round – Group B 6 August 1992   Greece Won 8 6 2
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 8 August 1992   Unified Team[i] Won 9 8 1
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 9 August 1992   Spain Won 9 8 1
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 2 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 71.4% 59 50 9

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1992 (pp. 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 399, 400).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
1 Francesco Attolico GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 23 March 1963 29 years, 139 days Yes
2 Marco D'Altrui FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 25 April 1964 28 years, 106 days No 2010
3 Alessandro Bovo FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 1 January 1969 23 years, 221 days Yes
4 Pino Porzio FP 26 February 1967 25 years, 165 days Yes
5 Alessandro Campagna FP R 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 June 1963 29 years, 44 days No 2019
6 Paolo Caldarella FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 20 September 1964 27 years, 324 days No
7 Mario Fiorillo FP 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 16 December 1962 29 years, 237 days No
8 Francesco Porzio FP L 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 26 January 1966 26 years, 196 days No
9 Amedeo Pomilio FP L 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 11 February 1967 25 years, 180 days Yes
10 Ferdinando Gandolfi FP 5 January 1967 25 years, 217 days Yes
11 Massimiliano Ferretti FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 22 June 1966 26 years, 48 days No
12 Carlo Silipo FP R 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 10 September 1971 20 years, 334 days Yes
13 Gianni Averaimo GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 10 September 1964 27 years, 334 days No
Average 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[f] 81 kg (179 lb)[g] 29 December 1965 26 years, 224 days
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 44 years, 63 days 2007

Note: Francesco Porzio and Pino Porzio are brothers.
Sources:

Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos Matches
played
Goals/Shots
Goals Shots %
1 Francesco Attolico GK 7
2 Marco D'Altrui FP 7 3 8 37.5%
3 Alessandro Bovo FP 7 1 8 12.5%
4 Pino Porzio FP 7 3 11 27.3%
5 Alessandro Campagna FP 7 6 14 42.9%
6 Paolo Caldarella FP 7 6 14 42.9%
7 Mario Fiorillo FP 7 4 13 30.8%
8 Francesco Porzio FP 7 10 27 37.0%
9 Amedeo Pomilio FP 7 3 10 30.0%
10 Ferdinando Gandolfi FP 7 6 15 40.0%
11 Massimiliano Ferretti FP 7 14 34 41.2%
12 Carlo Silipo FP 7 3 15 20.0%
13 Gianni Averaimo GK 7
Total 8 59 169 34.9%
Against 50 172 29.1%

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1992 (pp. 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 399, 400).

1988 (Yugoslavia, 3rd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 20th
  • Host city:   Seoul, South Korea
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Yugoslavia (3rd title; 1st place in preliminary B group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group B 21 September 1988   United States Lost 6 7 -1
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group B 22 September 1988   Hungary Won 10 9 1
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group B 23 September 1988   Greece Won 17 7 10
Match 4/7 Preliminary round – Group B 26 September 1988   Spain Won 10 8 2
Match 5/7 Preliminary round – Group B 27 September 1988   China Won 17 7 10
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 30 September 1988   West Germany Won 14 10 4
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 1 October 1988   United States Won 9 7 2
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 85.7% 83 55 28

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1988 (pp. 593, 594, 595, 597).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Aleksandar Šoštar GK 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 21 January 1964 24 years, 254 days Yes 0 2011
2 Deni Lušić FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 April 1962 26 years, 170 days No 10
3 Dubravko Šimenc FP R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 November 1966 21 years, 334 days Yes 3
4 Perica Bukić FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 February 1966 22 years, 224 days No 10 2008
5 Veselin Đuho FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 January 1960 28 years, 270 days No 9
6 Dragan Andrić FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 6 June 1962 26 years, 117 days No 11
7 Mirko Vičević FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 30 June 1968 20 years, 93 days Yes 3
8 Igor Gočanin FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 July 1966 22 years, 69 days Yes 5
9 Mislav Bezmalinović FP 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 11 May 1967 21 years, 143 days Yes 4
10 Tomislav Paškvalin FP L 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 August 1961 27 years, 33 days No 6
11 Igor Milanović FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 18 December 1965 22 years, 288 days No 16 2006
12 Goran Rađenović FP 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 4 November 1966 21 years, 332 days Yes 6
13 Renco Posinković GK 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 4 January 1964 24 years, 271 days Yes 0
Average 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 26 October 1964 23 years, 341 days Total 83
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 40 years, 116 days 2007

Sources:

1984 (Yugoslavia, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 19th
  • Host city:   Los Angeles, United States
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Yugoslavia (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary A group; 1st place in final D group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group A 1 August 1984   Canada Won 13 4 9
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group A 2 August 1984   China Won 12 7 5
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group A 3 August 1984   Netherlands Won 9 5 4
Match 4/7 Final round – Group D 6 August 1984   Australia Won 9 6 3
Match 5/7 Final round – Group D 7 August 1984   West Germany Won 10 9 1
Match 6/7 Final round – Group D 9 August 1984   Spain Won 14 8 6
Match 7/7 Final round – Group D 10 August 1984   United States Drawn 5 5 0
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 85.7% 72 44 28

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1984 (pp. 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Milorad Krivokapić GK 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 8 January 1956 28 years, 215 days No 0
2 Deni Lušić FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 April 1962 22 years, 118 days Yes 7
3 Zoran Petrović FP 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 22 August 1960 23 years, 354 days Yes 0
4 Božo Vuletić FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 1 July 1958 26 years, 40 days Yes 5
5 Veselin Đuho FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 January 1960 24 years, 218 days Yes 8
6 Zoran Roje FP 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 7 October 1955 28 years, 308 days No 7
7 Milivoj Bebić FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 August 1959 24 years, 347 days No 16 2013
8 Perica Bukić FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 February 1966 18 years, 172 days Yes 0 2008
9 Goran Sukno FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 6 April 1959 25 years, 126 days Yes 6
10 Tomislav Paškvalin FP L 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 August 1961 22 years, 347 days Yes 11
11 Igor Milanović FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 18 December 1965 18 years, 236 days Yes 6 2006
12 Dragan Andrić FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 6 June 1962 22 years, 65 days Yes 6
13 Andrija Popović GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 22 September 1959 24 years, 323 days Yes 0
Average 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 14 August 1960 23 years, 362 days Total 72
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 36 years, 64 days 2007

Sources:

1980 (Soviet Union, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 18th
  • Host city:   Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Soviet Union (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary A group; 1st place in final A group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group A 20 July 1980   Italy Won 8 6 2
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group A 21 July 1980   Spain Won 4 3 1
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group A 22 July 1980   Sweden Won 12 1 11
Match 4/8 Final round – Group A 24 July 1980   Hungary Won 5 4 1
Match 5/8 Final round – Group A 25 July 1980   Spain Won 6 2 4
Match 6/8 Final round – Group A 26 July 1980   Cuba Won 8 5 3
Match 7/8 Final round – Group A 28 July 1980   Netherlands Won 7 3 4
Match 8/8 Final round – Group A 29 July 1980   Yugoslavia Won 8 7 1
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 8 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 58 31 27

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1980 (pp. 497, 500, 501, 502).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Yevgeny Sharonov GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 December 1958 21 years, 231 days Yes 0 2003
2 Sergey Kotenko FP 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 2 December 1956 23 years, 240 days No 9
3 Vladimir Akimov FP 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 20 July 1953 27 years, 9 days Yes 3
4 Yevgeny Grishin FP 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 1 October 1959 20 years, 302 days Yes 5
5 Mait Riisman FP 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 September 1956 23 years, 310 days Yes 4
6 Aleksandr Kabanov FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 11 June 1948 32 years, 48 days No 5 2001
7 Aleksei Barkalov FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 18 February 1946 34 years, 162 days No 8 1993
8 Erkin Shagaev FP 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 12 February 1959 21 years, 168 days Yes 5
9 Giorgi Mshvenieradze FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 12 August 1960 19 years, 352 days Yes 9
10 Mikhail Ivanov FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 18 April 1958 22 years, 102 days Yes 10
11 Viacheslav Sobchenko GK 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 18 April 1949 31 years, 102 days No 0
Average 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 3 April 1955 25 years, 117 days Total 58
Coach Boris Popov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 21 March 1941 39 years, 130 days 2019

Sources:

1976 (Hungary, 6th title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 17th
  • Host city:   Montreal, Canada
  • Number of participating teams: 12
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Hungary (6th title; 1st place in preliminary C group; 1st place in final E group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group C 18 July 1976   Australia Won 7 6 1
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group C 19 July 1976   Canada Won 4 2 2
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group C 20 July 1976   West Germany Won 4 0 4
Match 4/8 Final round – Group E 22 July 1976   Italy Won 6 5 1
Match 5/8 Final round – Group E 23 July 1976   West Germany Won 5 3 2
Match 6/8 Final round – Group E 24 July 1976   Netherlands Won 5 3 2
Match 7/8 Final round – Group E 26 July 1976   Romania Won 9 8 1
Match 8/8 Final round – Group E 27 July 1976   Yugoslavia Drawn 5 5 0
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 7 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 87.5% 45 32 13

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1976 (pp. 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492).

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Endre Molnár GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 23 July 1945 31 years, 4 days No 0
2 István Szívós Jr. FP 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 24 April 1948 28 years, 94 days No 4 1996
3 Tamás Faragó FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 August 1952 23 years, 357 days No 22 1993
4 László Sárosi FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 12 October 1946 29 years, 289 days No 3
5 György Horkai FP 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 1 July 1954 22 years, 26 days Yes 10
6 Gábor Csapó FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 20 September 1950 25 years, 311 days Yes 4
7 Attila Sudár FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 11 April 1954 22 years, 107 days Yes 0
8 György Kenéz FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 23 June 1956 20 years, 34 days Yes 0
9 György Gerendás FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 23 February 1954 22 years, 155 days Yes 1
10 Ferenc Konrád FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 17 April 1945 31 years, 101 days No 1
11 Tibor Cservenyák GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 8 August 1948 27 years, 354 days No 0
Average 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 August 1950 25 years, 333 days Total 45
Coach Dezső Gyarmati 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 23 October 1927 48 years, 278 days 1976

Sources:

1972 (Soviet Union, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 16th
  • Host city:   Munich, West Germany
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Soviet Union (1st title; 1st place in preliminary C group; 1st place in final I group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group C 27 August 1972   Italy Won 4 1 3
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group C 28 August 1972   Japan Won 11 1 10
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group C 29 August 1972   Bulgaria Won 7 2 5
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group C 30 August 1972   Spain Won 8 5 3
Match 5/8 Final round – Group I 1 September 1972   Yugoslavia Won 5 4 1
Match 6/8 Final round – Group I 2 September 1972   West Germany Won 4 2 2
Match 7/8 Final round – Group I 3 September 1972   United States Drawn 6 6 0
Match 8/8 Final round – Group I 4 September 1972   Hungary Drawn 3 3 0
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 2 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 75.0% 48 24 24

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1972 (pp. 358, 359, 363, 364, 365).

  • Head coach:  
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Vadim Gulyayev GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 5 February 1941 31 years, 212 days No 0
2 Anatoly Akimov FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 15 November 1947 24 years, 294 days Yes 10
3 Aleksandr Dreval FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 17 July 1944 28 years, 49 days Yes 11
4 Aleksandr Dolgushin FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 7 March 1946 26 years, 181 days No 2 2010
5 Vladimir Zhmudsky FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 23 January 1947 25 years, 225 days Yes 2
6 Aleksandr Kabanov FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 11 June 1948 24 years, 85 days Yes 1 2001
7 Aleksei Barkalov FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 18 February 1946 26 years, 199 days No 10 1993
8 Aleksandr Shidlovsky FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 1 February 1941 31 years, 216 days No 4
9 Nikolay Melnikov FP 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 January 1948 24 years, 224 days Yes 1
10 Leonid Osipov FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 6 February 1943 29 years, 211 days No 7
11 Viacheslav Sobchenko GK 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 18 April 1949 23 years, 139 days Yes 0
Average 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 19 September 1945 26 years, 351 days Total 48

Sources:

1968 (Yugoslavia, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 15th
  • Host city:   Mexico City, Mexico
  • Number of participating teams: 15
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Yugoslavia (1st title; 2nd place in preliminary B group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/9 Preliminary round – Group B 14 October 1968   Egypt Won 13 2 11
Match 2/9 Preliminary round – Group B 16 October 1968   East Germany Drawn 4 4 0
Match 3/9 Preliminary round – Group B 17 October 1968   Mexico Won 9 0 9
Match 4/9 Preliminary round – Group B 19 October 1968   Netherlands Won 7 4 3
Match 5/9 Preliminary round – Group B 20 October 1968   Italy Lost 4 5 -1
Match 6/9 Preliminary round – Group B 21 October 1968   Greece Won 11 1 10
Match 7/9 Preliminary round – Group B 22 October 1968   Japan Won 17 2 15
Match 8/9 Semi-finals 24 October 1968   Hungary Won 8 6 2
Match 9/9 Gold medal match 26 October 1968   Soviet Union Won 13 11 2
Total Matches played: 9 • Wins: 7 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 77.8% 86 35 51

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1968 (pp. 812, 814, 816, 817, 819, 822, 824, 826).

 
Mirko Sandić scored 17 goals at the 1968 Olympics, helping Yugoslavia win gold.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Karlo Stipanić GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 8 December 1941 26 years, 323 days No 0
2 Ivo Trumbić FP 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 2 April 1935 33 years, 207 days No 8 2015
3 Ozren Bonačić FP 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 5 January 1942 26 years, 295 days No 6
4 Uroš Marović FP 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 4 July 1946 22 years, 114 days Yes 11
5 Ronald Lopatni FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 September 1944 24 years, 37 days Yes 3
6 Zoran Janković FP 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 8 January 1940 28 years, 292 days No 21 2004
7 Miroslav Poljak FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 3 September 1944 24 years, 53 days Yes 13
8 Dejan Dabović FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 3 August 1944 24 years, 84 days Yes 1
9 Đorđe Perišić FP 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 6 May 1941 27 years, 173 days Yes 6
10 Mirko Sandić FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 9 May 1942 26 years, 170 days No 17 1999
11 Zdravko Hebel GK 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 21 January 1943 25 years, 279 days Yes 0
Average 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 28 May 1942 26 years, 151 days Total 86
Coach Aleksandar Sajfert

Sources:

1964 (Hungary, 5th title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 14th
  • Host city:   Tokyo, Japan
  • Number of participating teams: 13
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin semi-final pool; round-robin semi-final pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Hungary (5th title; 1st place in preliminary D group; 2nd place in semi-final B group; 1st place in final group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group D 11 October 1964   Egypt Won 11 1 10
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group D 12 October 1964   Belgium Won 5 0 5
Match 3/6 Semi-final round – Group B 14 October 1964   Netherlands Won 6 5 1
Match 4/6 Semi-final round – Group B 15 October 1964   Yugoslavia Drawn 4 4 0
Match 5/6 Final round – Group 17 October 1964   Italy Won 3 1 2
Match 6/6 Final round – Group 18 October 1964   Soviet Union Won 5 2 3
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 83.3% 34 13 21

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1964 (pp. 685, 687, 691, 694, 695, 698).

Roster
# Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
P1 Miklós Ambrus GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 31 May 1933 31 years, 140 days Yes 0
P2 András Bodnár FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 9 April 1942 22 years, 192 days No 2 2017
P3 Ottó Boros GK 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 August 1929 35 years, 74 days No 0
P4 Zoltán Dömötör FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 21 August 1935 29 years, 58 days No 7
P5 László Felkai FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 1 March 1941 23 years, 231 days No 6
P6 Dezső Gyarmati (C) FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 October 1927 36 years, 361 days No 2 1976
P7 Tivadar Kanizsa FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 4 April 1933 31 years, 197 days No 1
P8 György Kárpáti FP 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 23 June 1935 29 years, 117 days No 4 1982
P9 János Konrád FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 27 August 1941 23 years, 52 days No 2
P10 Mihály Mayer FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 27 December 1933 30 years, 296 days No 0 1987
P11 Dénes Pócsik FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 9 March 1940 24 years, 223 days Yes 2
P12 Péter Rusorán FP 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 11 April 1940 24 years, 190 days No 8
Average 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 March 1936 28 years, 208 days Total 34
Coach Károly Laky

Sources:

1960 (Italy, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 13th
  • Host city:   Rome, Italy
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin semi-final pool; round-robin semi-final pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Italy (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary A group; 1st place in semi-final A group; 1st place in final group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group A 25 August 1960   Romania Won 4 3 1
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group A 26 August 1960   Japan Won 8 1 7
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group A 27 August 1960   Egypt Won 9 4 5
Match 4/7 Semi-final round – Group A 30 August 1960   United Team of Germany Won 3 0 3
Match 5/7 Semi-final round – Group A 31 August 1960   Soviet Union Won 2 0 2
Match 6/7 Final round – Group 2 September 1960   Yugoslavia Won 2 1 1
Match 7/7 Final round – Group 3 September 1960   Hungary Drawn 3 3 0
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 85.7% 31 12 19

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1960 (pp. 618, 619, 627, 628, 631).

 
Eraldo Pizzo scored 7 goals at the 1960 Olympics, helping Italy win gold.
Roster
# Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
Goals ISHOF
member
P1 Amedeo Ambron FP 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 23 January 1939 21 years, 224 days Yes 1
P2 Danio Bardi FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 23 May 1937 23 years, 103 days Yes 2
P3 Giuseppe D'Altrui FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 7 April 1934 26 years, 149 days No 1 2010
P4 Salvatore Gionta FP 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 22 December 1930 29 years, 256 days No 2
P5 Giancarlo Guerrini FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 29 December 1939 20 years, 249 days Yes 3
P6 Franco Lavoratori FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 15 March 1941 19 years, 172 days Yes 4
P7 Gianni Lonzi FP 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 4 August 1938 22 years, 30 days Yes 0 2009
P8 Luigi Mannelli FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 21 February 1939 21 years, 195 days No 4
P9 Rosario Parmegiani FP 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 12 March 1937 23 years, 175 days Yes 7
P10 Eraldo Pizzo FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 21 April 1938 22 years, 135 days Yes 7 1990
P11 Dante Rossi GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 28 August 1936 24 years, 6 days Yes 0
P12 Brunello Spinelli GK 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 May 1939 21 years, 100 days Yes 0
Average 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 6 September 1937 22 years, 363 days Total 31
Coach Andres Zolyomy 2010

Sources:

1956 (Hungary, 4th title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 12th
  • Host city:   Melbourne, Australia
  • Number of participating teams: 10
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Hungary (4th title; 1st place in preliminary B group; 1st place in final group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Note
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group B 29 November 1956   Great Britain Won 6 1 5
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group B 30 November 1956   United States Won 6 2 4
Match 3/6 Final round – Group 3 December 1956   Italy Won 4 0 4
Match 4/6 Final round – Group 5 December 1956   United Team of Germany Won 4 0 4
Match 5/6 Final round – Group 6 December 1956   Soviet Union Won 4 0 4 Blood in the Water match
Match 6/6 Final round – Group 7 December 1956   Yugoslavia Won 2 1 0
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 26 4 22 Note

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1956 (pp. 625, 626).

Roster
# Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
P1 Antal Bolvári FP 6 May 1932 24 years, 215 days No
P2 Ottó Boros GK 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 August 1929 27 years, 124 days Yes
P3 Dezső Gyarmati (C) FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 October 1927 29 years, 45 days No 1976
P4 István Hevesi FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 2 April 1931 25 years, 249 days Yes
P5 László Jeney GK 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 30 May 1923 33 years, 191 days No
P6 Tivadar Kanizsa FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 4 April 1933 23 years, 247 days Yes
P7 György Kárpáti FP 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 23 June 1935 21 years, 167 days No 1982
P8 Kálmán Markovits FP 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 26 August 1931 25 years, 103 days No 1994
P9 Miklós Martin FP 29 June 1931 25 years, 161 days No
P10 Mihály Mayer FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 27 December 1933 22 years, 346 days Yes 1987
P11 István Szívós Sr. FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 August 1920 36 years, 109 days No 1997
P12 Ervin Zádor FP 7 June 1935 21 years, 183 days Yes
Average 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[d] 80 kg (176 lb)[e] 12 July 1930 26 years, 148 days
Coach Béla Rajki 2 February 1909 47 years, 309 days 1996

Sources:

1952 (Hungary, 3rd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 11th
  • Host city:   Helsinki, Finland
  • Number of participating teams: 21
  • Competition format: Single-elimination tournament qualifying; round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin semi-final pool; round-robin semi-final pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Hungary (3rd title; 1st place in preliminary B group; 1st place in semi-final F group; 1st place in final group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Eliminating round – First round 25 July 1952   Mexico Won 13 4 9
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group B 26 July 1952   Egypt Won 9 0 9
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group B 27 July 1952   Soviet Union Won 5 3 2
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group B 28 July 1952   Germany Won 9 1 8
Match 5/8 Semi-final round – Group F 30 July 1952   Netherlands Drawn 4 4 0
Match 6/8 Semi-final round – Group F 31 July 1952   Yugoslavia Drawn 2 2 0
Match 7/8 Final round – Group 1 August 1952   Italy Won 7 2 5
Match 8/8 Final round – Group 2 August 1952   United States Won 4 0 4
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 2 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 75.0% 53 16 37

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1952 (pp. 602, 603, 606, 607, 608).

Roster
# Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Oly
debut
ISHOF
member
P1 Róbert Antal GK 21 July 1921 31 years, 12 days Yes
P2 Antal Bolvári FP 6 May 1932 20 years, 88 days Yes
P3 Dezső Fábián FP 17 December 1918 33 years, 229 days No
P4 Dezső Gyarmati FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 October 1927 24 years, 284 days No 1976
P5 István Hasznos FP 8 December 1924 27 years, 238 days Yes
P6 László Jeney GK 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 30 May 1923 29 years, 64 days No
P7 György Kárpáti FP 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 23 June 1935 17 years, 40 days Yes 1982
P8 Dezső Lemhényi FP 71 kg (157 lb) 9 December 1917 34 years, 237 days No 1998
P9 Kálmán Markovits FP 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 26 August 1931 20 years, 342 days Yes 1994
P10 Miklós Martin FP 29 June 1931 21 years, 34 days Yes
P11 Károly Szittya FP 18 June 1918 34 years, 45 days No
P12 István Szívós Sr. FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 August 1920 31 years, 348 days No 1997
P13 György Vizvári FP 18 December 1928 23 years, 228 days Yes
Average 31 August 1925 26 years, 337 days
Coach Béla Rajki 2 February 1909 43 years, 182 days 1996

Sources:

1948 (Italy, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 10th
  • Host city:   London, United Kingdom
  • Number of participating teams: 18
  • Competition format: Series of round-robin elimination pools, followed by round-robin semi-final pools, and then round-robin final pools
  • Champion:   Italy (1st title; 1st place in round one D group; 1st place in round two I group; 1st place in semi-final L group; 1st place in final group)
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Note
Match 1/7 Round one – Group D 30 July 1948   Australia Won 9 0 9
Match 2/7 Round one – Group D 30 July 1948   Yugoslavia Won 4 2 2 The match result was annulled and ordered to be replayed.[c]
Replay 2/7 Round one – Group D 1 August 1948   Yugoslavia Drawn 4 4 0 Replay of Match 2/7[c]
Match 3/7 Round two – Group I 2 August 1948   Hungary Won 4 3 1
Match 4/7 Semi-final round – Group L 4 August 1948   Egypt Won 5 1 4
Match 5/7 Semi-final round – Group L 5 August 1948   France Won 5 2 3
Match 6/7 Final round – Group 6 August 1948   Belgium Won 4 2 2
Match 7/7 Final round – Group 7 August 1948   Netherlands Won 4 2 2
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 85.7% 35 14 21 Note

Source: Official Reports (PDF): 1948 (pp. 643, 645, 646).

Roster
# Player Pos Height Weight Date of b