Spain women's national water polo team

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

Spain
Flag of Spain
AssociationReal Federación Española de Natación
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachMiki Oca
Asst coachÁngel Andreo
Jordi Valls
CaptainMaría del Pilar Peña
FINA codeESP
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2012)
World Championships
Appearances10 (first in 1998)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2013)
World League
Appearances8 (first in 2007)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2016)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2014)
Best result3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2014
European Championship
Appearances14 (first in 1993)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2014)

Spain has won a World and a European Championship, making them one of the most successful women's water polo teams in the last decade. They also have won 1 Olympic, 3 World Championship, 1 World Cup, 1 World League, 3 European Championships and 1 Europa Cup medals.

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004
  2008
  2012  
  2016 5th
  2020 Qualified
Total 3/6

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
  1998 9th
  2001 Did not qualify
  2003 8th
  2005 11th
  2007 7th
  2009 8th
  2011 11th
  2013  
  2015 7th
  2017  
  2019  
Total 10/14

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
 1993 9th
  1995 9th
  1997 4th
  1999 6th
  2001 6th
  2003 6th
  2006 4th
  2008  
  2010 6th
  2012 5th
  2014  
  2016 4th
  2018 3rd
  2020 Qualified
Total 14/14

World LeagueEdit

World CupEdit

  • 2014 – 3rd place  
  • 2018 – 4th place

Europa CupEdit

  • 2018 – 3rd place  
  • 2019 – 5th place

Mediterranean GamesEdit

  • 20181st place  

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2020 Women's European Water Polo Championship.[1]

Head coach: Miki Oca

No Name Pos. Date of birth Height Weight L/R Caps Club
1 Laura Ester GK (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 30) 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 53 kg (117 lb) R   CN Sabadell
2 Marta Bach DF (1993-02-17) 17 February 1993 (age 26) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) R 150   CN Mataró
3 Anni Espar AR (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 27) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 63 kg (139 lb) R 150   CN Mataró
4 Bea Ortiz W (1995-06-21) 21 June 1995 (age 24) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) R   CN Terrassa
5 Roser Tarragó W (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 26) 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) R   CE Mediterrani
6 Irene González CF (1996-07-23) 23 July 1996 (age 23) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) R   CN Mataró
7 Clara Espar DF (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 25) 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 64 kg (141 lb) R 30   CE Mediterrani
8 Pili Peña (C) W (1986-04-04) 4 April 1986 (age 33) 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 61 kg (134 lb) L 353   CN Terrassa
9 Judith Forca W (1996-06-07) 7 June 1996 (age 23) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) L   CN Sabadell
10 Paula Crespí DF (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 21) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) R   CN Sant Andreu
11 Maica García CF (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 29) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) R   CN Sabadell
12 Paula Leitón CF (2000-04-27) 27 April 2000 (age 19) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) R   CN Terrassa
13 Elena Sánchez GK (1994-10-22) 22 October 1994 (age 25) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 64 kg (141 lb)   CN Sant Andreu

Past squadsEdit

[2]

Youth teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2020budapest.microplustiming.com. 12 January 2020. p. 2.
  2. ^ "HistoFINA water polo medallists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. September 2017.

External linksEdit