A.S.D. Pro Recco (Official name: Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Pro Recco) is an Italian water polo club from Recco, in Liguria. It currently plays in Serie A1.

Pro Recco
Pro Recco logo.png
Founded1913; 109 years ago (1913)
LeagueSerie A1
Based inRecco, Italy
ArenaPiscina Punta Sant'Anna, Recco
Colors   
OwnerGabriele Volpi
PresidentMaurizio Felugo
Head coachSandro Sukno
Championships10 European Champions Leagues
8 European Super Cups
1 Adriatic League
34 Italian Leagues
16 Italian Cups
Websiteprorecco.it

Pro Recco is the most successful club in men's water polo. In men's domestic water polo, the club has won a record 50 trophies: a record 34 Serie A1 titles, a record 16 Coppa Italia. In men's LEN European competitions, Pro Recco have won a record 18 trophies: a record 10 LEN Champions League titles, a record 8 LEN Super Cups. The club has also won 1 Adriatic League title.

In women's water polo, the women's team won 1 women's Serie A1 titles, 1 LEN Euro League Women title, 1 Women's LEN Super Cup, making Pro Recco the first sports club in history to have been crowned European Champions with both its men's and women's teams.

HistoryEdit

Pro Recco was founded in 1913 as Rari Nantes Enotria. It has played in the A1 league, the Italian top division, since 1935.

The club is owned by Genovese businessman Gabriele Volpi, who also owns football club Spezia, competing in Serie A, the first tier of Italian football leagues.

It has won a total of 33 national titles, the first in 1959 and the latest in 2022; and the Coppa Italia in 1974, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. They have won the LEN Champions League in 1964, 1983, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2021 and 2022; the LEN Super Cup in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2021 and 2022.

Pro Recco has had a women's team since the 2011–12 season.

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

  Champions (34): 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  Winners (16): 1974, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

European competitionsEdit

LEN competitionsEdit

Winners (10): 1965, 1984, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2021, 2022
Winners (8): 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2021, 2022

Other competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2012

Current teamEdit

First teamEdit

As of 24 October 2020[1]

Head coach:   Sandro Sukno

Players:

Famous playersEdit

Italian playersEdit

Foreign playersEdit

Famous coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prima Squadra". prorecco.it (in Italian). Pro Recco. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "USA star will join European giant". total-waterpolo.com. Total Waterpolo. 5 August 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "12 USA Men's National Team Athletes Set To Compete Professionally In Europe". usawaterpolo.org. USA Water Polo. 6 August 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Intercontinental Transfer — Joseph Kayes Joins Pro Recco All The Way From Australia". total-waterpolo.com. Total Waterpolo. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Aaron Younger leaves European champion and joins Pro Recco". total-waterpolo.com. Total Waterpolo. 8 June 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Younger, Power and Edwards sign to new European clubs". waterpoloaustralia.com.au. Water Polo Australia. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Ratko Rudic: I finished my coaching career". total-waterpolo.com. Total Waterpolo. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Rudic saluta la Pro Recco 'Orgoglioso di chiudere qui la mia carriera'". prorecco.it (in Italian). Pro Recco. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.

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