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Olympiacos Men's Waterpolo (Greek: Ολυμπιακός, [olimbiaˈkos]), commonly referred to as Olympiacos, Olympiacos Piraeus or with its full name as Olympiacos CFP, is the men's water polo department of the major Greek multi-sport club, Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus, Athens. The department was founded in 1925, one of the founding members of the Hellenic Swimming Federation, and their home ground is the Papastrateio Hall in Piraeus.

Olympiacos
Olympiacos S.F.P.png
NicknameThrylos (The Legend)
Erythrolefkoi (The Red-Whites)
Founded1925
LeagueGreek Water Polo League
LEN Champions League
Based inPiraeus, Greece
ArenaPapastrateio Hall Piraeus
(Capacity: 1000)
Colors          Red, White
PresidentMichalis Kountouris
Head coachThodoris Vlachos
Championships2 LEN Champions Leagues
1 LEN Super Cup
2 Triple Crowns
33 Greek Championships
20 Greek Cups
3 Greek Super Cups
Websiteolympiacossfp.gr

Olympiacos is one of the most successful teams in Europe and a traditional powerhouse of continental water polo,[1][2] having won 2 LEN Champions Leagues (2001–02, 2017–18),[3][4] 1 LEN Super Cup (2002) and 2 Triple Crowns (2002, 2018), the only Greek club to have been crowned European Champions. They have also been six times runners-up (counting nine European finals overall), three in the LEN Champions League (2000–01, 2015–16, 2018–19), two in the LEN Cup Winners' Cup (1997–98, 1998–99) and one more in the LEN Super Cup (2018). In 2001–02, Olympiacos became the first club ever in waterpolo history to win all four competitions they claimed (LEN Champions League, LEN Super Cup, Greek League and Greek Cup), completing a Continental Quadruple. They won their second Continental Quadruple in 2017–18 season (LEN Champions League, Greek League, Greek Cup, Greek Super Cup). After the 2014–15 LEN Euro League win of the women's department, parent club Olympiacos CFP became the second sports club in continental waterpolo history to have been crowned European Champions with both its men's and women's teams and the only one in Europe with both these departments currently active.

Domestically, Olympiacos is the most titled club in Greek water polo history, as the club's 56 domestic titles (59 overall) are the most out of any Greek club. They have won 33 League titles, a record 20 Cups, a record 3 Super Cups and a record 17 Doubles. They are the dominant force since 1992, having set a number of records including a winning streak of 163 straight wins in both the Greek League's regular season and play-offs, which lasted from May 2013 to May 2019. The men's waterpolo department receives great support from the club's large fanbase, as Olympiacos is the most popular sports club in Greece.

Some of the greatest players in the world have played for Olympiacos over the years including: Thodoris Chatzitheodorou, Josip Pavić, Petar Trbojević, Andro Bušlje, Paulo Obradović, Maro Joković, Slobodan Nikić, Stefan Mitrović, Ivan Buljubašić, Giannis Fountoulis, Konstantinos Mourikis, Teo Đogaš, Mlađan Janović, Nikola Rađen, Makis Voltirakis, Antonis Vlontakis, Nikos Deligiannis, Thodoris Kalakonas, Themis Chatzis, Giannis Thomakos, Giorgos Psychos, Sakis Platanitis, Dimitris Kravaritis, Vangelis Delakas, Manolis Mylonakis, Tasos Schizas, Giorgos Afroudakis, Christos Afroudakis, Giorgos Ntoskas, Kyriakos Giannopoulos, Nikos Venetopoulos, Chris Humbert, Gavin Arroyo, Jesse Smith, Andrija Komadina, Blai Mallarach, Christodoulos Kolomvos, Angelos Vlachopoulos, Dimitris Mazis, Alexandros Gounas, Giorgos Dervisis and Konstantinos Genidounias. Such players, under the guidance of world-class coaches like Nikola Stamenić, Zoltán Kásás, Boris Popov, Dragan Matutinović, Mile Nakić and Thodoris Vlachos have made Olympiacos one of the most successful teams in European water polo the last 25 years (only Pro Recco, Jug and Posillipo have won more LEN Champions League titles than Olympiacos since 1993).

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HistoryEdit

1925–1945: Early yearsEdit

 
Olympiacos Water Polo team in 1927. This roster won the first Greek League title in Olympiacos' long history.

Olympiacos men's water polo team was founded in 1925, being one of the first sports departments of Olympiacos CFP that was founded right after the Football team (along with the Athletics and Swimming departments).[5]

In 1927 Olympiacos won the first League title in its history, by defeating Ethnikos Piraeus by a 3–2 scoreline in the final, with players like Nikolaos Kaloudis, Nikolaos Baltatzis - Mavrokordatos, Emmanouil Baltatzis - Mavrokordatos, Ioannis Papadakis, Andreas Athanasianos, Siadimas, Kivotos and Kordopatis.[6]

In 1933 Olympiacos secured their second League title, after a 4–2 win against Ethnikos in the final, with players such as Andreas Kourachanis (goalkeeper), Nikolaos Baltatzis - Mavrokordatos, Takis Provatopoulos, Ioannis Papadakis, Ioannis Isigonis, Andreas Athanasianos and Kivotos. Provatopoulos scored 3 goals and Athanasianos one.[7][8]

The next season the Red-Whites won a back-to-back League title, by defeating Ethnikos once again with ths same 4–2 scoreline in the final. The goals were scored by Provatopoulos (2 goals), Leonidas Alexiou and Isigonis.[9][10]

In 1936 the team secured their fourth Greek Water Polo League title, this time by defeating K.O. Piraeus with 5–1 in the final.[11]

On 28 October 1940, Fascist Italy invaded Greece, and several Olympiacos players joined the Hellenic Armed Forces to fight against the Axis invaders in World War II. Olympiacos water polo goalkeeper and swimming champion Andreas Kourachanis, was killed in a battle against the Italians.[12][13] Hellenic Navy Ensign Takis Kontaratos, who was both an Olympiacos water polo player and a midfielder of Olympiacos F.C. as well, was one of the 72 Greek soldiers who were killed in the sinking of Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga by Junkers Ju 88 bombers of LG 1 of Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe in Lakki harbor of Leros on the morning of 26 September 1943.[14][15][16]

1946–1992Edit

 
Hall of Fame coach Ivo Trumbić, under whose guidance Olympiacos won the League title in 1971.[17]

After the war, Olympiacos created a very strong team that won 4 Greek League titles from 1947 to 1952 (1947, 1949, 1951, 1952). The 1949 title was won by players like Takis Provatopoulos, Alekos Monastiriotis, Manolis Papadopoulos, Leonidas Alexiou, Christos Oikonomou, Asimakis, Kleoudis, Maragoudakis, Dimitropoulos and Chalas, after a 3–1 win against Ethnikos Piraeus.[18][19] In 1951 under the guidance of coach Christos Svolopoulos and players like Takis Provatopoulos, Alekos Monastiriotis, Manolis Papadopoulos, Nikos Teleionis, Babis Gerakarakis, Vasilis Ontrias and Asimakis secured the Greek League title after a 6–2 against N.O Mitilinis in the final.[20][21][22] The next season, they won their 4th title in 6 years with key players such as Alekos Monastiriotis, Leonidas Alexiou, Nikos Teleionis, Babis Gerakarakis, Nikos Bistis, Vasilis Ontrias and Asimakis.[23][24]

In 1969, after a 17-year drought, Olympiacos was crowned Greek champions again, under the guidance of coach Makis Charitos and players like Ioannis Palios, Takis Michalos, Periklis Damaskos, Georgios Palikaris, Stathis Sarantos, Vangelis Koskinas, Spyros Tsiminos, Giorgos Venardos, Spyros Ioannidis, Ilias Damaskos and Omiros Polychronopoulos.[25]

In 1971, Olympiacos board hired the world-class head coach Ivo Trumbić (Hall of Fame inductee in 2014), under whose guidance Olympiacos won the League title in 1971, the 10th Greek League title in the club's history, with a roster of solid Greek players like Ioannis Palios, Takis Michalos, Periklis Damaskos, Georgios Palikaris, Stathis Sarantos, Vangelis Koskinas, Giorgos Venardos, Spyros Ioannidis, Sarantis Sarantos, Ilias Damaskos and Omiros Polychronopoulos.[26][27]

After the 1971 title, Olympiacos created several strong teams in the following years, like the 1979 team coached by Mile Nakić with players like Stathis Sarantos, Spyros Kapralos, Andreas Gounas, Giorgos Venardos, Spyros Tsiminos, Babis Charalambidis, Nikos Beristianos, Christos Daras and Antonis Karavanos.[28] and later on with solid Greek players like Michalis Kouretas, Giorgos Katsoulis, Giannis Ladas, Andreas Miralis, Giorgos Michailidis, Thanasis Katsoulis and Manolis Psarros but nevertheless, the Red-Whites spent twenty-one years without a League title.[29]

1992–2018: The Golden EraEdit

Domestic domination, first European final (1992–1998)Edit

In 1992 Olympiacos finally returns to the top of Greek water polo in an impressive fashion, winning both the Greek League and the Greek Cup to complete the first Double in its history. Under the guidance of coach Nikos Loukatos and players like Kyriakos Giannopoulos, Nikos Venetopoulos, Antonis Aronis, Thodoris Vlachos, Kostas Loudis, Dimitris Kravaritis, Themis Chatzis, Sakis Platanitis, Charis Pavlidis και Zafeiris Tzinis, Olympiacos clinched their history's eleventh Greek League title and their first ever Greek Cup after a 9–8 win against NO Patras in the final.[30]

The next season Olympiacos hired Boris Popov, one of the world's greatest water polo coaches, who was head coach of the Soviet Union men's national water polo team that remained undefeated from 1980 to 1986 and won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics and the gold medal at the 1982 World Championship.[31] Under Popov's guidance, the Red-Whites won a second consecutive domestic Double, securing their history's 12th League title, as well as the Greek Cup after an 8–4 win against ANO Glyfada in the final.

The next three seasons (1994–95, 1995–96 and 1996–97), Mile Nakić came back for a third successful stint in Olympiacos and coached the Red-Whites to two consecutive Greek League titles (1994–95, 1995–96),[32] beating Ethnikos Piraeus in 1995 (3–0 wins in the finals) and NO Vouliagmeni in 1996 (2–1 wins in the finals) and one Greek Cup (1996–97), beating NO Patras 9–8 in the Cup final.[33] Key players of this Olympiacos team were Thodoris Chatzitheodorou, Nikos Venetopoulos, Kostas Loudis, Makis Voltirakis, Themis Chatzis, Sakis Platanitis, Thodoris Vlachos, Dimitris Kravaritis and Charis Pavlidis.

In season 1997–98, Nikos Loukatos, the coach of the 1992 Double, was hired as head coach and players like Giannis Thomakos, Antonis Vlontakis and Gavin Arroyo joined the team. Under Loukatos guidance, the Red-Whites won the Greek Cup after a 10–8 win against NO Patras in the final[34] and the Greek Super Cup, beating Vouliagmeni 10−5 in the final.[35] Most importantly, Olympiacos reached a European final for the first time in its history; after an impressive campaign, the team qualified for the LEN Cup Winners' Cup two-legged final, where they played against Ferencváros. Olympiacos won the first leg in Piraeus by 7−6, but lost the second leg 8−6 in Budapest after a thrilling game.[36]

European powerhouse: twice European champions, Super Cup champions, twice Quadruple winners, domestic dynasty (1998–present)Edit

 
Josip Pavić, FINA World Water Polo Player of the Year in 2012, captained Olympiacos to the 2017–18 Champions League triumph and was voted Final Eight MVP.

In 2002 Olympiacos became the first club ever in water polo history (since the establishment of the modern Champions League format in 1996) to win four out of four competitions in a single year, thus completing the quadruple, comprising the aforementioned Triple Crown (LEN Champions League, Greek Championship, Greek Cup) and the LEN Super Cup.[37][38][39] In 2018, Olympiacos won their second LEN Champions League title and completed the second Quadruple Crown in their history (LEN Champions League, Greek Championship, Greek Cup, Greek Super Cup).[40] Besides their 2002 and 2018 triumphs, Olympiacos have also been twice runners-up of the LEN Champions League, reaching the final of the 2001 LEN Champions League in Dubrovnik and the final of the 2016 LEN Champions League in Budapest, twice runners-up of the LEN Cup Winners' Cup in 1998 and 1999 and one time runners-up of the LEN Super Cup in 2018.

Olympiacos is by far the most successful Greek water polo club in European competitions, being the only Greek club to have won two LEN Champions Leagues, the LEN Super Cup and two Triple Crowns and the only Greek club to have reached a total of 8 European finals. In 2002, they won both the 2002 LEN Champions League and the 2002 LEN Super Cup in Budapest, beating home teams Honvéd and Vasas respectively.[41][42][43] In 2018, they won the 2018 LEN Champions League in Genoa, beating once again a home team in the final, the Italian powerhouse Pro Recco, the most successful club in the competition with 8 titles.[44]

Domestically, From the 2006–07 through the 2017–18 season, Olympiacos won ten Doubles (Greek Championship and Greek Cup) in 12 seasons, five of them straight (2007–2011), and six more undefeated and having won every game (without even a single draw) in both the Greek League and the Greek Cup (2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18). The club also holds many more unique records in the domestic competitions. They have achieved an all-time record (ongoing) of 150 straight wins in both the regular season and the play-offs of the Greek Water Polo League (–last defeat on 8 May 2013–).[45][46][47][48] Additionally, Olympiacos holds the record for the fewest losses (overall), the most goals scored in a season (446 goals in season 2017–18, beating their previous record of 444 goals in season 2015–16), and the fewest goals conceded in a season (100 goals in season 2015–16).

After the 2015 LEN Euroleague win of Olympiacos Women's Water Polo Team, Olympiacos CFP became the only multi-sport club in European Water Polo history after Pro Recco to have been crowned European Champions with both its Men's and Women's departments,[49] and the only one with both its departments currently active (Pro Recco Women's department has been dissolved since 2012).[50]

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

  • Greek League
    • Winners (33): 1927, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (20) (record): 1991–92, 1992–93, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Greek Super Cup
    • Winners (3) (record): 1997, 1998, 2018[51]

European competitionsEdit

Individual club awardsEdit

  • Quadruple Crown
    • Winners (2): 2001–02 (LEN Champions League, LEN Super Cup, Greek League, Greek Cup), 2017–18 (LEN Champions League, Greek League, Greek Cup, Greek Super Cup)
  • Double
    • Winners (17) (record): 1991–92, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19

International recordEdit

Season Achievement Notes
LEN Champions League
2000–01 Final defeated Posillipo 7–6 in the semi-final, lost to Jug 7–8 in the final in Dubrovnik
2001–02 European Champions defeated Jug 8–5 in the semi-final, defeated Honvéd 9–7 in the final in Budapest
2006–07 Final Four 4th place in Milan, lost to Pro Recco 9–10 in the semi-final, lost to Partizan 13–15 in the 3rd place game
2015–16 Final defeated Szolnok 8–7 in the semi-final, lost to Jug CO 4–6 in the final in Budapest
2016–17 Final Six 6th place in Budapest, lost to Jug CO 8–11 in the quarter-final, lost to Brescia in the 5th place game
2017–18 European Champions defeated Atlètic-Barceloneta 6–4 in the semi-final, defeated Pro Recco 9–7 in the final in Genoa
2018–19 Final defeated Pro Recco 12–11 in the semi-final, lost to FTC Telekom Budapest 10–10 (3–4 p) in the final in Hanover
LEN Cup Winners' Cup
1997–98 Final lost to Ferencváros, 7–6 (W) in Piraeus, 6–8 (L) in Budapest, in double finals
1998–99 Final lost to Mladost Hrvatska Lutrija, 4–13 (L) in Zagreb, 10–6 (W) in Piraeus, in double finals
LEN Super Cup
2002 Champions defeated Vasas 6–5 in the final in Budapest
2018 Final lost to FTC Telekom Budapest 7–7 (9–11 p) in the final in Budapest

The road to two LEN Champions League victoriesEdit

SupportersEdit

Olympiacos fans are renowned for their ardent support to the men's water polo team, with the atmosphere at home matches in Papastrateio Hall regarded as raucous and passionate to such an extent that is rarely seen in water polo matches.[52][53] Papastrateio is widely considered one of the most fearsome and strong home grounds in Europe.[54][55] Starting from season 2015–16, Olympiacos has won 19 out of their last 20 LEN Champions League home games in Piraeus (losing only to Szolnoki in the 2016–17 season), while their last defeat in the domestic competitions was recorded on 8 May 2013, with the Red-Whites counting more than 5 and a half years with nothing but straight wins at home in both the Greek League and the Greek Cup.

In 2016 Olympiacos fans carried out the biggest fan trip in the history of European water polo, as more than 1000 Olympiacos supporters travelled to Budapest for the 2016 LEN Champions League Final in the Alfréd Hajós Swimming Pool.[56][57][58] This is considered by far the largest fan movement in the history of the sport in the European continent.[59][60][61][62]

The large Alfréd Hajós pool was filled with Olympiacos fans from Greece and many other European cities,[63] who provided a passionate support to the team in both the semi-final and the final game of the competition.[64][65]

Olympiacos fans have created a very popular chant to describe the atmosphere they usually create in Olympiacos water polo matches in Papastrateio Hall. They sing: "For your glory Legend, we're gonna turn Papastrateio Hall into a madhouse" (Greek: Θρύλε για το δικό σου μεγαλείο, το Παπαστράτειο τρελοκομείο).[66][67]

Current rosterEdit

2019–20

Number Nationality Player Height Date of birth
Goalkeepers (2)
1   Emmanouil Zerdevas 1.84 1997-08-12
13   Stefanos Galanopoulos 1.97 1993-02-22
Defense (3)
3   Dimitris Skoumpakis 2.03 1998-12-18
7   Giorgos Dervisis 1.95 1994-10-30
8   Ivan Buljubašić 1.98 1987-10-31
Offense (3)
6   Dimitris Nikolaidis 1.94 1999-06-10
9   Konstantinos Mourikis 1.97 1988-07-11
14   Konstantinos Kakaris 1.90 1999-07-02
Midfield (7)
2   Manolis Mylonakis 1.85 1985-04-09
4   Konstantinos Genidounias 1.82 1993-05-03
5   Maro Joković 2.03 1987-10-01
10   Alexandros Gounas 1.80 1989-10-03
11   Stelios Argyropoulos 1.90 1996-08-02
12   Stefan Mitrović 1.95 1988-03-29
15   Aristeidis Chalyvopoulos 1.78 2002-03-20
Coach
  Thodoris Vlachos
Assistant Coach
  Vangelis Delakas

Notable playersEdit

Source:[68][69][70][71][72][73][74][75]

Notable coachesEdit

StatisticsEdit

Greek League recordsEdit

Outline Record
Most goals scored in a season 446 (2017–18)
Fewest goals conceded in a season 100 (2015–16)
Longest sequence of wins 163 (2nd match of the 2012–13 play-offs on 11 May 2013 – 3rd match of the 2018–19 play-offs on 23 May 2019)
Longest sequence of unbeaten matches 163 (2nd match of the 2012–13 play-offs on 11 May 2013 – 3rd match of the 2018–19 play-offs on 23 May 2019)

See alsoEdit

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