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Spain men's national water polo team

The Spain men's national water polo team represents Spain in men's international water polo competitions and it is controlled by Real Federación Española de Natación.

Spain
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Nickname(s)La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)
AssociationReal Federación Española de Natación
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachDavid Martín
Asst coachAntónio Aparício
Svilen Ivanov
CaptainFelipe Perrone
FINA codeESP
Olympic Games
Appearances17 (first in 1920)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1996)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1973)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1998, 2001)
World League
Appearances7 (first in 2002)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2002, 2006, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1981)
Best result3rd, bronze medalist(s) (1985, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2010)
European Championship
Appearances27 (first in 1927)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (1991, 2018)
Europa Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2018)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances15 (first in 1951)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1951, 2001, 2005)
Spain men's national water polo team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1998 Perth Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Fukuoka Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Perth Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Rome Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Rome Team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Gwangju Team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Melbourne Team
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Duisburg
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Perth
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Oradea
World League
Silver medal – second place 2002 Patras
Silver medal – second place 2006 Athens
Silver medal – second place 2012 Almaty
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Budapest
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1991 Athens
Silver medal – second place 2018 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Rome
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Sheffield
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Belgrade
Europa Cup
Silver medal – second place 2018 Rijeka
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Zagreb
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Tunis
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almeria
Silver medal – second place 1983 Casablanca
Silver medal – second place 1987 Latakia
Silver medal – second place 2009 Pescara
Silver medal – second place 2013 Mersin
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Tunis
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Izmir
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Algiers
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Split
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Bari

Spain has won one gold Olympic medal and two World Championships, making them one of the most successful men's water polo teams in the world. They also have won 2 Olympic, 6 World Championships, 5 World Cup, 3 World League, 5 European Championships and 2 Europa Cup medals.

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position
  1920 9th
  1924 8th
  1948 8th
  1952 8th
  1968 9th
  1972 10th
  1980 4th
  1984 4th
  1988 6th
  1992  
  1996  
  2000 4th
  2004 6th
  2008 5th
  2012 6th
  2016 7th
  2020 Qualified
Total 16/27

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
  1973 10th
  1975 10th
  1978 11th
  1982 8th
  1986 5th
  1991  
  1994  
  1998  
  2001  
  2003 5th
  2005 5th
  2007  
  2009  
  2011 5th
  2013 5th
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017 9th
  2019  
Total 17/18

World CupEdit

Year Position
  1979 Did not participate
  1981 5th
  1983 5th
  1985  
  1987 6th
  1989 4th
  1991  
  1993 Did not participate
  1995 5th
  1997 6th
  1999  
  2002 6th
  2006  
  2010  
  2014 Did not participate
  2018
Total 12/15

World LeagueEdit

Year Position
  2002  
  2003 Did not participate
  2004 5th
  2005 Semifinal round
  2006  
  2007 Semifinal round
  2008 5th
  2009 Semifinal round
  2010 6th
  2011 Semifinal round
  2012  
  2013 Semifinal round
  2014 Did not participate
  2015
  2016
  2017
  2018  
  2019 4th
Total 12/18

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
  1927 10th
  1934 7th
  1954 7th
  1958 12th
  1966 12th
  1970 8th
  1974 7th
  1977 8th
  1981 5th
  1983  
  1985 6th
  1987 6th
  1989 6th
  1991  
  1993  
  1995 5th
  1997 5th
  1999 6th
  2001 6th
  2003 5th
  2006  
  2008 7th
  2010 8th
  2012 7th
  2014 7th
  2016 5th
  2018  
  2020 Future event
Total 27/32

Europa CupEdit

Year Position
  2018  
  2019  
Total 2/2

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Year Position
  1951  
  1955  
  1967  
  1971  
  1975  
  1979  
  1983  
  1987  
  1991 5th
  1993 4th
  1997  
  2001  
  2005  
  2009  
  2013  
  2018 4th
Total 16/18

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2019 World Championships.[1]

Head coach: David Martín

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth Club
1 Daniel López GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) (1980-07-16) 16 July 1980 (age 39)
2 Alberto Munarriz FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) (1994-05-19) 19 May 1994 (age 25)
3 Álvaro Granados FP (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 21)
4 Miguel del Toro FP (1993-08-16) 16 August 1993 (age 26)
5 Sergi Cabañas FP (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 23)
6 Marc Larumbe FP (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 25)
7 Alberto Barroso FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 25)
8 Francisco Fernández FP (1986-06-21) 21 June 1986 (age 33)
9 Roger Tahull FP 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 22)
10 Felipe Perrone (C) FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (1986-02-27) 27 February 1986 (age 33)
11 Blai Mallarach FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) (1987-08-21) 21 August 1987 (age 32)
12 Alejandro Bustos FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) (1997-03-17) 17 March 1997 (age 22)
13 Eduardo Lorrio GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 26)

Youth teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 World Championships roster" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

External linksEdit