Spain men's national water polo team

The Spain men's national water polo team (Spanish: Selección de polo acuático España) represents Spain in men's international water polo competitions and it is controlled by Real Federación Española de Natación.

Spain
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FINA codeESP
Nickname(s)La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)
AssociationRoyal Spanish Swimming Federation
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachDavid Martín
Asst coachAntónio Aparício
Svilen Piralkov
CaptainFelipe Perrone
FINA ranking (since 2008)
Current6 (as of 9 August 2021)
Highest4 (2010, 2011)
Lowest13 (2015)
Olympic Games (team statistics)
Appearances17 (first in 1920)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (1996)
World Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1973)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (1998, 2001, 2022)
World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1981)
Best result3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1985, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2010)
World League
Appearances15 (first in 2002)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) (2002, 2006, 2012)
European Championship
Appearances28 (first in 1927)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1991, 2018, 2020)
Europa Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2018)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) (2018)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances16 (first in 1951)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (1951, 2001, 2005)
Media
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Spain has won one gold Olympic medal and three 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[1] Position
  1920 7th
  1924 10th
  1928 9th
  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 4th
Total 18/27

World ChampionshipEdit

Year[1] 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  
  2022  
Total 18/19

World CupEdit

Year[1] 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[1] Position
  2002  
  2003 Did not participate
  2004 5th
  2005 8th
  2006  
  2007 Preliminary round
  2008 5th
  2009 10th
  2010 6th
  2011 11th
  2012  
  2013 Preliminary round
  2014 Did not participate
  2015 Preliminary round
  2016 Preliminary round
  2017 Did not participate
  2018  
  2019 4th
Total 15/18

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  
  2022 Qualified
Total 29/35

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
  2022  
Total 17/19

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: David Martín[2]

No. Player Pos. L/R Height Weight Date of birth (age) Apps OG/
Goals
Club Ref
1 Daniel López 10GK 2R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) (1980-07-16)16 July 1980 (aged 41) 348 2/0   Barceloneta [3]
2 Alberto Munárriz 50D 2R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 106 kg (234 lb) (1994-05-19)19 May 1994 (aged 27) 128 1/9   Barceloneta [4]
3 Álvaro Granados 50D 2R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1998-10-08)8 October 1998 (aged 22) 68 1/0   Barceloneta [5]
4 Bernat Sanahuja 50D 2R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (2000-10-21)21 October 2000 (aged 20) 23 0/0   Sabadell [6]
5 Miguel de Toro 40CF 2R 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) (1993-08-16)16 August 1993 (aged 27) 73 0/0   Barceloneta [7]
6 Marc Larumbe 50D 2R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1994-05-30)30 May 1994 (aged 27) 84 0/0   Barceloneta [8]
7 Martin Famera 20CB 2R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 109 kg (240 lb) (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 (aged 32) 5 0/0   Barceloneta [9]
8 Francisco Fernández 50D 2R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1986-06-21)21 June 1986 (aged 35) 153 1/2   Barceloneta [10]
9 Roger Tahull 40CF 2R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1997-05-11)11 May 1997 (aged 24) 65 1/3   Barcelona [11]
10 Felipe Perrone (C) 50D 2R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1986-02-27)27 February 1986 (aged 35) 172 3/42   Barceloneta [12]
11 Blai Mallarach 50D 1L 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1987-08-21)21 August 1987 (aged 33) 285 2/13   Barceloneta [13]
12 Alejandro Bustos 20CB 2R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 106 kg (234 lb) (1997-03-17)17 March 1997 (aged 24) 10 0/0   Barceloneta [14]
13 Unai Aguirre 10GK 2R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (2002-07-14)14 July 2002 (aged 19) 3 0/0   Barcelona [15]
Average 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 years, 211 days 109

Note: Age as of 23 July 2021
Source: Spain Men | Tokyo 2020 Olympics Archived 2021-07-22 at the Wayback Machine

Youth teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. pp. 4, 14, 25, 40, 48. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Water Polo - MARTIN LOZANO David". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  3. ^ "LOPEZ PINEDO Daniel". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  4. ^ "MUNARRIZ EGANA Alberto". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  5. ^ "GRANADOS ORTEGA Alvaro". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  6. ^ "SANAHUJA Bernat". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  7. ^ "de TORO DOMINGUEZ Miguel". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  8. ^ "LARUMBE GONFAUS Marc". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  9. ^ "FAMERA Martin". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  10. ^ "FERNANDEZ MIRANDA Francisco". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  11. ^ "TAHULL COMPTE Roger". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  12. ^ "PERRONE ROCHA Felipe". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  13. ^ "MALLARACH GUELL Blai". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  14. ^ "BUSTOS SANCHEZ Alejandro". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  15. ^ "AGUIRRE Unai". olympics.com. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 August 2021.

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