NO Patras (NOP), Nautical Club of Patras (Ναυταθλητικός Όμιλος Πατρών), is a water polo club participating in the First Division of the Greek Championship (A1 Ethniki).

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Full name Naftikos Omilos Patras
Colours blue, white
Founded 1929
Court NOP Arena
Capacity 3.000
Sports Water polo
Swimming
Greek Championships
(Water polo)
1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940,
1945, 1946, 1950
Greek Cup
(Water polo)
1995
Len Trophy finalist 1999

HistoryEdit

 
NO Patras aquatic center, Akti Dymeon, Patras

NOP was founded on April 19, 1929, in Patras, Western Greece and immediately became one of the protagonists of Greek water polo, dominating the 1930s and 1940s by winning 8 Greek Championships. During the next decades the club continually participated at the First Division (with the exception of six seasons in the Second Division/A2 Ethniki). The club also reached 8 times the final of the Greek Water Polo Cup, winning the trophy in 1995. NO Patras was the runner-up of the LEN Trophy in 1999.

HonoursEdit

  • National Titles: 9
  • Men

Rankings in the Greek First Division (A1 & A Ethniki)Edit

 
NO Patras, 2011 tournament

A1 League: 24 participations [1]

Greek CupEdit

In the Greek Water Polo Cup, N.O. Patras has reached the final 8 times, winning the trophy once. The team was the Greek Cup Winner in 1995, when they defeated Vouliagmeni 13-12 in the OAKA Indoor Aquatic Centre.

It was defeated in the following finals:

European CupsEdit

The greatest honour of NO Patras was in 1999 when they reached the LEN Trophy double finals against Újpest Budapest. In the first final, in Patras, NOP was defeated 7-12, while it won 9-10 in the second final in Budapest. Before reaching the final, NOP had eliminated Montpellier, Crişul Oradea, Adalar and Dynamo Lviv. In the quarter finals they defeated Primorac Kotor and in the semi finals the Real Canoe NC.

Another successful year for NOP in Europe was in 1992, when they reached the semi-finals of the LEN Cup Winners' Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)