List of players who have appeared in multiple men's Olympic water polo tournaments

This is a list of male players who have been named in the national water polo team squad in at least three or four Olympic tournaments since the inaugural official edition in 1900.

AbbreviationsEdit

Apps Appearances Rk Rank Ref Reference ISHOF International Swimming Hall of Fame
Pos Playing position FP Field player GK Goalkeeper
(C) Captain p. page pp. pages

Overall multi-time OlympiansEdit

As of 2016, 75 male players have been named in the national water polo team squad in four or more men's Olympic tournaments.

By tournamentEdit

The following table is pre-sorted by edition of the Olympics (in ascending order), name of the team (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 8 March 2021.

Legend
  • Team* – Host team
Year Total Six-time Olympian Five-time Olympian Four-time Olympian
1900 0 0 0 0
1908 0 0 0 0
1912 0 0 0 0
1920 0 0 0 0
1924 3 0 0   Belgium: Joseph Pletincx
  Great Britain: Paul Radmilovic, Charles Smith (GK)
3
1928 1 0   Great Britain: Paul Radmilovic 1 0
1932 0 0 0 0
1936 4 0 0   Belgium: Gérard Blitz
  France: Henri Padou
  Hungary: Márton Homonnai
  United States: Wally O'Connor
4
1948 0 0 0 0
1952 0 0 0 0
1956 0 0 0 0
1960 2 0 0   Hungary: Dezső Gyarmati, László Jeney (GK) 2
1964 2 0   Hungary: Dezső Gyarmati 1   Hungary: György Kárpáti 1
1968 1 0 0   Hungary: Mihály Mayer 1
1972 4 0 0   Hungary: András Bodnár
  Italy: Franco Lavoratori, Eraldo Pizzo
  Yugoslavia: Mirko Sandić
4
Year Total Six-time Olympian Five-time Olympian Four-time Olympian
1976 1 0 0   Yugoslavia: Ozren Bonačić 1
1980 6 0 0   Cuba: Oscar Periche (GK)
  Hungary: Endre Molnár (GK), István Szívós Jr.
  Italy: Alberto Alberani (GK), Gianni De Magistris
  Soviet Union*: Aleksei Barkalov
6
1984 3 0   Italy: Gianni De Magistris 1   Australia: Peter Montgomery
  Netherlands: Ton Buunk
2
1988 2 0 0   Australia: Andrew Kerr
  West Germany: Armando Fernández
2
1992 3 0 0   Germany: Peter Röhle (GK)
  Greece: Kyriakos Giannopoulos
  Spain*: Manuel Estiarte
3
1996 4 0   Spain: Manuel Estiarte 1   Greece: George Mavrotas, Anastasios Papanastasiou
  Spain: Jordi Sans
3
2000 7   Spain: Manuel Estiarte 1   Greece: George Mavrotas
  Spain: Jordi Sans
2   Greece: Filippos Kaiafas
  Spain: Pedro García, Salvador Gómez, Jesús Rollán (GK)
4
2004 10 0   Spain: Salvador Gómez, Jesús Rollán (GK) 2   Croatia: Dubravko Šimenc
  Greece*: Konstantinos Loudis
  Hungary: Tibor Benedek
  Italy: Carlo Silipo
  Russia: Dmitry Gorshkov, Nikolay Kozlov
  Spain: Daniel Ballart, Sergi Pedrerol
8
Year Total Six-time Olympian Five-time Olympian Four-time Olympian
2008 11 0   Hungary: Tibor Benedek 1   Croatia: Igor Hinić
  Greece: Georgios Afroudakis
  Hungary: Tamás Kásás
  Italy: Alberto Angelini, Fabio Bencivenga, Alessandro Calcaterra
  Serbia: Aleksandar Šapić, Dejan Savić, Vladimir Vujasinović
  Spain: Ángel Andreo (GK)
10
2012 17 0   Croatia: Igor Hinić
  Greece: Georgios Afroudakis
  Hungary: Tamás Kásás
3   Australia: Thomas Whalan, Gavin Woods
  Croatia: Samir Barać, Frano Vićan (GK)
  Greece: Theodoros Chatzitheodorou, Nikolaos Deligiannis (GK)
  Hungary: Péter Biros, Gergely Kiss, Zoltán Szécsi (GK)
  Italy: Stefano Tempesti (GK)
  Kazakhstan: Nikolay Maksimov (GK)
  Spain: Iván Pérez
  United States: Tony Azevedo, Ryan Bailey
14
2016 9 0   Italy: Stefano Tempesti (GK)
  United States: Tony Azevedo
2   Croatia: Damir Burić, Xavier García
  Greece: Christos Afroudakis
  Italy: Pietro Figlioli
  Montenegro: Predrag Jokić
  Spain: Guillermo Molina
  United States: Jesse Smith
7
2020
Year Total Six-time Olympian Five-time Olympian Four-time Olympian

By confederationEdit

Last updated: 8 March 2021.

Confederation Number of multi-time Olympians
Six-time Five-time Four-time Total
AfricaCANA 0 0 0 0
AmericasUANA 0 1 4 5
AsiaAASF 0 0 1 1
EuropeLEN 1 12 52 65
OceaniaOSA 0 0 4 4
Total 1 13 61 75

By teamEdit

Last updated: 8 March 2021.

Legend
  • Team – Defunct team
Men's team Number of multi-time Olympians Confederation
Six-time Five-time Four-time Total
  Australia 0 0 4 4 Oceania – OSA
  Belgium 0 0 2 2 Europe – LEN
  Croatia 0 1 5 6 Europe – LEN
  Cuba 0 0 1 1 Americas – UANA
  France 0 0 1 1 Europe – LEN
  Germany 0 0 1 1 Europe – LEN
  Great Britain 0 1 1 2 Europe – LEN
  Greece 0 2 7 9 Europe – LEN
  Hungary 0 3 10 13 Europe – LEN
  Italy 0 2 8 10 Europe – LEN
  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 Asia – AASF
  Montenegro 0 0 1 1 Europe – LEN
  Netherlands 0 0 1 1 Europe – LEN
  Russia 0 0 2 2 Europe – LEN
  Serbia 0 0 3 3 Europe – LEN
  Soviet Union 0 0 1 1 Europe – LEN
  Spain 1 3 6 10 Europe – LEN
  United States 0 1 3 4 Americas – UANA
  West Germany 0 0 1 1 Europe – LEN
  Yugoslavia 0 0 2 2 Europe – LEN
Total 1 13 61 75

By positionEdit

Last updated: 8 March 2021.

Position Number of multi-time Olympians
Six-time Five-time Four-time Total
Field player 1 11 50 62
Goalkeeper 0 2 11 13
Total 1 13 61 75

Five-time OlympiansEdit

 
Manuel Estiarte of Spain is the only water polo player to compete at six Olympic Games (1980–2000).

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic appearances (in descending order), year of the last Olympic appearance (in ascending order), year of the first Olympic appearance (in ascending order), date of birth (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 1 April 2021.

Fourteen athletes competed in water polo at five or more Olympic Games between 1900 and 2016 inclusive. Paul Radmilovic, representing Great Britain, is the first water polo player to compete at five Olympics (1908–1928).[1]

Four players (Manuel Estiarte, Salvador Gómez, Jesús Rollán and Jordi Sans) were all members of the Spain men's national water polo team (1988–2000). Manuel Estiarte is the first and only water polo player (man or woman) to compete at six Olympics (1980–2000).[2] Jesús Rollán is the first water polo goalkeeper of either gender to compete at five Olympics (1984–2004).[3]

Tony Azevedo of the United States is the first non-European water polo player to compete at five Olympic Games (2000–2016).[4]

Italian goalkeeper Stefano Tempesti competed at five Olympics between 2000 and 2016.[5]

Legend and abbreviation
  •     – Hosts
  • Apps – Appearances
Male athletes who competed in water polo at five or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Height Men's team Pos Water polo tournaments Period
(age of
first/last)
Medals Ref
1 2 3 4 5 6 G S B T
6 Manuel Estiarte 1961 1.78 m
(5 ft 10 in)
  Spain FP 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 20 years
(18/38)
1 1 0 2 [2]
5 Paul Radmilovic 1886 1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
  Great Britain FP 1908 1912 1920 1924 1928 20 years
(22/42)
3 0 0 3 [1]
Dezső Gyarmati 1927 1.86 m
(6 ft 1 in)
  Hungary FP 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 16 years
(20/36)
3 1 1 5 [6]
Gianni De Magistris 1950 1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
  Italy FP 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 16 years
(17/33)
0 1 0 1 [7]
Jordi Sans 1965 1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
  Spain FP 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 16 years
(18/35)
1 1 0 2 [8]
George Mavrotas 1967 1.75 m
(5 ft 9 in)
  Greece FP 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 16 years
(17/33)
0 0 0 0 [9]
Salvador Gómez 1968 1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
  Spain FP 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 16 years
(20/36)
1 1 0 2 [10]
Jesús Rollán 1968 1.87 m
(6 ft 2 in)
  Spain GK 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 16 years
(20/36)
1 1 0 2 [3]
Tibor Benedek 1972 1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
  Hungary FP 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 16 years
(20/36)
3 0 0 3 [11]
Igor Hinić 1975 2.02 m
(6 ft 8 in)
  Croatia FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 16 years
(20/36)
1 1 0 2 [12]
Tamás Kásás 1976 2.00 m
(6 ft 7 in)
  Hungary FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 16 years
(20/36)
3 0 0 3 [13]
Georgios Afroudakis 1976 1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
  Greece FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 16 years
(19/35)
0 0 0 0 [14]
Stefano Tempesti 1979 2.05 m
(6 ft 9 in)
  Italy GK 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 16 years
(21/37)
0 1 1 2 [5]
Tony Azevedo 1981 1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
  United States FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 16 years
(18/34)
0 1 0 1 [4]
Apps Player Birth Height Men's team Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 Period
(age of
first/last)
G S B T Ref
Water polo tournaments Medals

Multi-time Olympians by teamEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by number of Olympic appearances (in descending order), year of the last Olympic appearance (in ascending order), year of the first Olympic appearance (in ascending order), date of birth (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
  • Team – Defunct team

ArgentinaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Argentina
  • Team appearances: 4 (1928, 1948–1952, 1960)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

AustraliaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Australia
  • Team appearances: 16 (1948–1964, 1972–1992, 2000*–2016)
  • As host team: 1956*, 2000*
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 4
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Peter Montgomery 1950 FP 1972 1976 1980 1984 22/34 2013 [15]
Andrew Kerr 1954 FP 1976 1980 1984 1988 22/34 [16]
Gavin Woods 1978 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 22/34 [17]
Thomas Whalan 1980 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 19/31 [18]

Note:

AustriaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Austria
  • Team appearances: 3 (1912, 1936, 1952)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

BelgiumEdit

  • Men's national team:   Belgium
  • Team appearances: 11 (1900, 1908–1928, 1936–1952, 1960–1964)
  • As host team: 1920*
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 2
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Joseph Pletincx 1888 FP 1908 1912 1920 1924 20/36 1988 [19]
Gérard Blitz 1901 FP 1920 1924 1928 1936 19/35 1990 [20]

BrazilEdit

  • Men's national team:   Brazil
  • Team appearances: 8 (1920, 1932, 1952, 1960–1968, 1984, 2016*)
  • As host team: 2016*
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 3
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.
Legend and abbreviation
  •     – Hosts
  • BRA – Brazil
  • SRB – Serbia
Male athletes who competed in water polo at three or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
3 Márvio dos Santos 1934 FP 1952 1960 1964 18/30 [21]
João Gonçalves 1934 FP 1960 1964 1968 25/33 [22]
Slobodan Soro 1978 GK 2008
SRB
2012
SRB
2016
BRA
29/37 [23]

BulgariaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Bulgaria
  • Team appearances: 2 (1972, 1980)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

CanadaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Canada
  • Team appearances: 4 (1972–1976*, 1984, 2008)
  • As host team: 1976*
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

ChileEdit

  • Men's national team:   Chile
  • Team appearances: 1 (1948)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

ChinaEdit

  • Men's national team:   China
  • Team appearances: 3 (1984–1988, 2008*)
  • As host team: 2008*
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

CroatiaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Croatia
  • Team appearances: 6 (1996–2016)
  • As host team: —
  • Related team: Yugoslavia
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 1
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 5
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Abbreviation
  • CRO – Croatia
  • ESP – Spain
  • YUG – Yugoslavia
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
5 Igor Hinić 1975 FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 20/36 [12]
4 Dubravko Šimenc 1966 FP 1988
YUG
1996
CRO
2000
CRO
2004
CRO
21/37 Flag bearer for Croatia (2004) [24]
Samir Barać 1973 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 26/38 [25]
Frano Vićan 1976 GK 2000 2004 2008 2012 24/36 [26]
Damir Burić 1980 FP 2004 2008 2012 2016 23/35 [27]
Xavier García 1984 FP 2004
ESP
2008
ESP
2012
ESP
2016
CRO
20/32 [28]

CubaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Cuba
  • Team appearances: 5 (1968–1980, 1992)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Oscar Periche 1949 GK 1968 1972 1976 1980 18/30 [29]

Note:

CzechoslovakiaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Czechoslovakia
  • Team appearances: 5 (1920–1928, 1936, 1992)
  • As host team: —
  • Related team: Slovakia
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

East GermanyEdit

  • Men's national team:   East Germany
  • Team appearances: 1 (1968)
  • As host team: —
  • Related teams: Germany, United Team of Germany
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

EgyptEdit

  • Men's national team:   Egypt
  • Team appearances: 6 (1948–1952, 1960–1968, 2004)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 2
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.
Male athletes who competed in water polo at three or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
3 Abdel Aziz Khalifa 1925 FP 1948 1952 1960 22–23/34–35 [30]
Dorri El-Said 1927 FP 1948 1952 1960 21/33 [31]

FranceEdit

  • Men's national team:   France
  • Team appearances: 11 (1900*, 1912–1928, 1936–1948, 1960, 1988–1992, 2016)
  • As host team: 1900*, 1924*
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Henri Padou 1898 FP 1920 1924 1928 1936 22/38 1970 [32]

GermanyEdit

  • Men's national team:   Germany
  • Team appearances: 9 (1900, 1928–1936*, 1952, 1992–1996, 2004–2008)
  • As host team: 1936*
  • Related teams: United Team of Germany, East Germany, West Germany
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 8 March 2021.
Legend and abbreviation
  •     – Hosts
  • FRG – West Germany
  • GER – Germany
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Peter Röhle 1957 GK 1976
FRG
1984
FRG
1988
FRG
1992
GER
19/35 [33]

Great BritainEdit

  • Men's national team:   Great Britain
  • Team appearances: 11 (1900, 1908*–1928, 1936–1956, 2012*)
  • As host team: 1908*, 1948*, 2012*
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 1
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
5 Paul Radmilovic 1886 FP 1908 1912 1920 1924 1928 22/42 1967 [1]
4 Charles Smith 1879 GK 1908 1912 1920 1924 29/45 1981 Flag bearer for Great Britain (1912) [34]

GreeceEdit

  • Men's national team:   Greece
  • Team appearances: 15 (1920–1924, 1948, 1968–1972, 1980–2016)
  • As host team: 2004*
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 2
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 7
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
5 George Mavrotas 1967 FP 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 17/33 [9]
Georgios Afroudakis 1976 FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 19/35 [14]
4 Kyriakos Giannopoulos 1959 FP 1980 1984 1988 1992 21/33 [35]
Anastasios Papanastasiou 1964 FP 1984 1988 1992 1996 20/32 [36]
Filippos Kaiafas 1968 FP 1988 1992 1996 2000 20/32 [37]
Konstantinos Loudis 1969 FP 1992 1996 2000 2004 23/35 [38]
Theodoros Chatzitheodorou 1976 FP 1996 2000 2004 2012 19/35 [39]
Nikolaos Deligiannis 1976 GK 2000 2004 2008 2012 24/35 [40]
Christos Afroudakis 1984 FP 2004 2008 2012 2016 20/32 [41]

HungaryEdit

  • Men's national team:   Hungary
  • Team appearances: 22 (1912, 1924–1980, 1988–2016)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 3
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 10
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
5 Dezső Gyarmati 1927 FP 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 20/36 1976 [6]
Tibor Benedek 1972 FP 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 20/36 2016 [11]
Tamás Kásás 1976 FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 20/36 2016 [13]
4 Márton Homonnai 1906 FP 1924 1928 1932 1936 18/30 1971 [42]
László Jeney 1923 GK 1948 1952 1956 1960 25/37 [43]
György Kárpáti 1935 FP 1952 1956 1960 1964 17/29 1982 [44]
Mihály Mayer 1933 FP 1956 1960 1964 1968 22/34 1987 [45]
András Bodnár 1942 FP 1960 1964 1968 1972 18/30 2017 [46]
Endre Molnár 1945 GK 1968 1972 1976 1980 23/35 [47]
István Szívós Jr. 1948 FP 1968 1972 1976 1980 20/32 1996 [48]
Péter Biros 1976 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 24/36 2016 Flag bearer for Hungary (2012) [49]
Gergely Kiss 1977 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 22/34 2016 [50]
Zoltán Szécsi 1977 GK 2000 2004 2008 2012 22/34 2016 [51]

IcelandEdit

  • Men's national team:   Iceland
  • Team appearances: 1 (1936)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

IndiaEdit

  • Men's national team:   India
  • Team appearances: 2 (1948–1952)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

IranEdit

  • Men's national team:   Iran
  • Team appearances: 1 (1976)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

Republic of IrelandEdit

  • Men's national team:   Ireland
  • Team appearances: 2 (1924–1928)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

ItalyEdit

  • Men's national team:   Italy
  • Team appearances: 20 (1920–1924, 1948–2016)
  • As host team: 1960*
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 2
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 8
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend and abbreviation
  •     – Hosts
  • AUS – Australia
  • ITA – Italy
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
5 Gianni De Magistris 1950 FP 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 17/33 1995 [7]
Stefano Tempesti 1979 GK 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 21/37 [5]
4 Eraldo Pizzo 1938 FP 1960 1964 1968 1972 22/34 1990 [52]
Franco Lavoratori 1941 FP 1960 1964 1968 1972 19/31 [53]
Alberto Alberani 1947 GK 1968 1972 1976 1980 21/33 [54]
Carlo Silipo 1971 FP 1992 1996 2000 2004 20/32 2014 [55]
Alberto Angelini 1974 FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 21/33 [56]
Alessandro Calcaterra 1975 FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 21/33 [57]
Fabio Bencivenga 1976 FP 1996 2000 2004 2008 20/32 [58]
Pietro Figlioli 1984 FP 2004
AUS
2008
AUS
2012
ITA
2016
ITA
20/32 [59]

JapanEdit

  • Men's national team:   Japan
  • Team appearances: 8 (1932–1936, 1960–1972, 1984, 2016)
  • As host team: 1964*
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

KazakhstanEdit

  • Men's national team:   Kazakhstan
  • Team appearances: 3 (2000–2004, 2012)
  • As host team: —
  • Related teams: Soviet Union, Unified Team
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Abbreviation
  • KAZ – Kazakhstan
  • RUS – Russia
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Nikolay Maksimov 1972 GK 1996
RUS
2000
RUS
2004
RUS
2012
KAZ
23/39 [60]

LuxembourgEdit

  • Men's national team:   Luxembourg
  • Team appearances: 1 (1928)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

MaltaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Malta
  • Team appearances: 2 (1928, 1936)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

MexicoEdit

  • Men's national team:   Mexico
  • Team appearances: 4 (1952, 1968*–1976)
  • As host team: 1968*
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

Note:

MontenegroEdit

Abbreviation
  • MNE – Montenegro
  • SCG – Serbia and Montenegro
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Predrag Jokić 1983 FP 2004
SCG
2008
MNE
2012
MNE
2016
MNE
21/33 Flag bearer for Montenegro (2016) [61]

NetherlandsEdit

  • Men's national team:   Netherlands
  • Team appearances: 17 (1908, 1920–1928*, 1936–1952, 1960–1984, 1992–2000)
  • As host team: 1928*
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Ton Buunk 1952 FP 1972 1976 1980 1984 19/31 Flag bearer for the Netherlands (1984) [62]

PortugalEdit

  • Men's national team:   Portugal
  • Team appearances: 1 (1952)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

RomaniaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Romania
  • Team appearances: 9 (1952–1964, 1972–1980, 1996, 2012)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 5
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.
Male athletes who competed in water polo at three or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
3 Alexandru Szabo 1937 FP 1956 1960 1964 19/27 [63]
Aurel Zahan 1938 FP 1956 1960 1964 18/26 [64]
Claudiu Rusu 1949 FP 1972 1976 1980 23/31 [65]
Dinu Popescu 1949 FP 1972 1976 1980 23/31 [66]
Viorel Rus 1952 FP 1972 1976 1980 19/27 [67]

RussiaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Russia
  • Team appearances: 3 (1996–2004)
  • As host team: —
  • Related teams: Soviet Union, Unified Team
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 2
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Abbreviation
  • EUN – Unified Team
  • RUS – Russia
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Dmitry Gorshkov 1967 FP 1992
EUN
1996
RUS
2000
RUS
2004
RUS
25/37 [68]
Nikolay Kozlov 1972 FP 1992
EUN
1996
RUS
2000
RUS
2004
RUS
20/32 [69]

Note:

SerbiaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Serbia
  • Team appearances: 3 (2008–2016)
  • As host team: —
  • Related teams: Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 3
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Abbreviation
  • FRY – FR Yugoslavia
  • SCG – Serbia and Montenegro
  • SRB – Serbia
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Vladimir Vujasinović 1973 FP 1996
FRY
2000
FRY
2004
SCG
2008
SRB
22/35 [70]
Dejan Savić 1975 FP 1996
FRY
2000
FRY
2004
SCG
2008
SRB
21/33 [71]
Aleksandar Šapić 1978 FP 1996
FRY
2000
FRY
2004
SCG
2008
SRB
18/30 [72]

Serbia and MontenegroEdit

Notes:

SingaporeEdit

  • Men's national team:   Singapore
  • Team appearances: 1 (1956)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

SlovakiaEdit

  • Men's national team:   Slovakia
  • Team appearances: 1 (2000)
  • As host team: —
  • Related team: Czechoslovakia
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

South AfricaEdit

  • Men's national team:   South Africa
  • Team appearances: 2 (1952, 1960)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

South KoreaEdit

  • Men's national team:   South Korea
  • Team appearances: 1 (1988*)
  • As host team: 1988*
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

Soviet UnionEdit

  • Men's national team:   Soviet Union
  • Team appearances: 9 (1952–1980*, 1988)
  • As host team: 1980*
  • Related teams: Unified Team, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Aleksei Barkalov 1946 FP 1968 1972 1976 1980 22/34 1993 [73]

SpainEdit

  • Men's national team:   Spain
  • Team appearances: 17 (1920–1928, 1948–1952, 1968–1972, 1980–2016)
  • As host team: 1992*
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 1
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 3
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 6
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend and abbreviation
  •     – Hosts
  • CUB – Cuba
  • ESP – Spain
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 Manuel Estiarte 1961 FP 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 18/38 2007 Flag bearer for Spain (2000) [2]
5 Jordi Sans 1965 FP 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 18/35 [8]
Salvador Gómez 1968 FP 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 20/36 [10]
Jesús Rollán 1968 GK 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 20/36 2012 [3]
4 Pedro García 1968 FP 1988 1992 1996 2000 19/31 [74]
Sergi Pedrerol 1969 FP 1992 1996 2000 2004 22/34 [75]
Daniel Ballart 1973 FP 1992 1996 2000 2004 19/31 [76]
Ángel Andreo 1972 GK 1996 2000 2004 2008 23/35 [77]
Iván Pérez 1971 FP 1992
CUB
2004
ESP
2008
ESP
2012
ESP
21/41 [78]
Guillermo Molina 1984 FP 2004 2008 2012 2016 20/32 [79]

Note:

SwedenEdit

  • Men's national team:   Sweden
  • Team appearances: 8 (1908–1924, 1936–1952, 1980)
  • As host team: 1912*
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

SwitzerlandEdit

  • Men's national team:    Switzerland
  • Team appearances: 5 (1920–1928, 1936–1948)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

UkraineEdit

  • Men's national team:   Ukraine
  • Team appearances: 1 (1996)
  • As host team: —
  • Related teams: Soviet Union, Unified Team
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.

Unified TeamEdit

Notes:

United StatesEdit

  • Men's national team:   United States
  • Team appearances: 21 (1920–1972, 1984*–2016)
  • As host team: 1932*, 1984*, 1996*
  • Number of six-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 1
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 3
  • Last updated: 24 January 2021.
Legend
  •     – Hosts
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
5 Tony Azevedo 1981 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 18/34 [4]
4 Wally O'Connor 1903 FP 1924 1928 1932 1936 20/32 1966 [80]
Ryan Bailey 1975 FP 2000 2004 2008 2012 25/36 [81]
Jesse Smith 1983 FP 2004 2008 2012 2016 21/33 [82]

United Team of GermanyEdit

UruguayEdit

  • Men's national team:   Uruguay
  • Team appearances: 2 (1936–1948)
  • As host team: —
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of three-time Olympians: 0
  • Last updated: 5 May 2021.

West GermanyEdit

  • Men's national team:   West Germany
  • Team appearances: 5 (1968–1976, 1984–1988)
  • As host team: 1972*
  • Related teams: Germany, United Team of Germany
  • Number of five-time Olympians: 0
  • Number of four-time Olympians: 1
  • Last updated: 8 March 2021.
Legend and abbreviation
  •     – Hosts
  • FRG – West Germany
  • MEX – Mexico
Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Armando Fernández 1955 FP 1972
MEX
1976
MEX
1984
FRG
1988
FRG
17/33 [83]

Note:

YugoslaviaEdit

Male athletes who competed in water polo at four or more Olympics
Apps Player Birth Pos Water polo tournaments Age of
first/last
ISHOF
member
Note Ref
1 2 3 4 5
4 Mirko Sandić 1942 FP 1960 1964 1968 1972 18/30 1999 Flag bearer for Yugoslavia (1972) [84]
Ozren Bonačić 1942 FP 1964 1968 1972 1976 22/34 [85]

Note:

FR YugoslaviaEdit

Notes:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 1992, 12 of the 15 former Soviet Republics competed together as the Unified Team and marched under the Olympic Flag in the Barcelona Games.
  2. ^ After the breakup of Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia men's national water polo team participated at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and won a bronze medal in 2000. In 2003, after the country was renamed from FR Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro, the team was also renamed to "Serbia and Montenegro men's national water polo team".

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Official Reports (FINA)Edit

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OlympediaEdit

Water polo on the Olympedia website:

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Todor66Edit

Water polo on the Todor66 website:

ISHOFEdit

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External linksEdit