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The Vasas SC water polo team is a department of the Budapest-based sports association Vasas SC. One of the most successful teams in the country, they have won the Hungarian Championship 17 times and the Hungarian Cup 15 times. The club also had major successes on continental level as they won the LEN Euroleague (formerly European Champions Cup), Europe's premier water polo competition two times and took the LEN Cup Winners' Cup title on three occasions as well.[1]

VasasPlaket
Vasas logo.jpg
Founded1945
LeagueOB I
Based inBudapest, Hungary
ArenaKomjádi Béla Sportuszoda
Colors     red and      blue
PresidentLászló Markovits
Head coachLászló Földi
Championships18
Websitewww.vasassc.hu/szakosztalyok/vizilabda/vizilabda_hirek

Starting from the 2010–11 season, the club is officially known as TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA due to sponsorship reasons.[2]

Naming historyEdit

  • Vasas SC: (1945 – 1949)
  • Budapesti Vasas (Bp. Vasas): (1950 – 1956)
    • Vasas SC: (1957–1990/91)
  • Vasas SC-Plaket: (1991/92 – 2001/02) - the first naming sponsor of Vasas
  • Vasas-Plaket-Euroleasing: (2002/03 – 2003/04)
  • TEVA-VasasPlaket: (2004/05 – 2009/10)
  • TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA: (2010/11 – 2011/12)
  • TEVA-Vasas: (2012/13)
  • LACTIV-VasasPlaket: (2013/14)
  • VasasPlaket: (2014/15 – ...)

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

  Champions (18): 1947, 1949, 1953, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988–89, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
  Runners-up (18): 1945, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2010–11
  Third place (6): 1946, 1956, 1974, 1985–86, 1992–93, 2000–01
  Winners (15): 1947, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1997, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2004, 2005, 2009
  Finalist (9): 1975, 1985, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1996, 1999–00, 2002–03, 2006, 2008
  • Szuperkupa (Super Cup of Hungary); Championship vs. Cup winner
  Winners (): 2001, 2006

European competitionsEdit

Winners (2): 1979–80, 1984–85
Winners (3): 1985–86, 1994–95, 2001–02
Winners (1): 1985

Current squadEdit

Season 2016–2017

Nat. Player Birth Date Position L/R
1   György Jónás (1987-03-01) March 1, 1987 (age 32) Goalkeeper
2   Rolf Bencz (1998-07-24) July 24, 1998 (age 21)
3   Gergely Burián (1998-03-12) March 12, 1998 (age 21)
4   Jesse Koopman (1993-04-04) April 4, 1993 (age 26) Guard R
5   Máté Bóbis (1986-11-14) November 14, 1986 (age 32)
6   Árpád Babay (1982-04-30) April 30, 1982 (age 37)
7   Csaba Mészáros (1994-10-05) October 5, 1994 (age 24)
8   Henrik Simon (1997-11-17) November 17, 1997 (age 21)
9   Dávid Hőna (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 30)
10   Aleksandar Njegovan (1994-09-02) September 2, 1994 (age 25)
11   Bálint Takács (1989-11-10) November 10, 1989 (age 29)
12   Gergő Marnitz (1988-12-14) December 14, 1988 (age 30) Centre Forward
13   dr. Ádám Steinmetz (c) (1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 39) Centre Forward
14   Bernát Tihanyi (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 29) Goalkeeper
  Robin Lindhout (1990-10-25) October 25, 1990 (age 28) Guard R

StaffEdit

Technical Staff
Section Chairman   Jenő Méhes
Head Coach   László Földi
Assistant Coach   Csaba Mátéfalvi
  •   Coach: György Kenéz
  •   Youth Coach: Lajos Pecz
  •   Youth Coach: Ákos Váradi
  •   Youth Coach: György Kenéz, Jr.
  •   Team Doctor: Attila Szűcs, MD

Transfers (2016-17)Edit

Source: vizipolo.hu

Recent seasonsEdit

As of 20 May 2018.

Rankings in OB IEdit

P. 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8 8
9
10
11
12 12

In European competitionEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1975-76 Champions Cup
  Runners-up
Semi-final round   Partizan 7–7 2nd  
  Košice 9–2
  Galatasaray 14–4
Final round   Canottieri Napoli 11–10 2nd
  Partizan 5–6
  De Robben 10–6
1976-77 Champions Cup Semi-final round   CSKA Moscow 5–7 3rd
  Partizan 7–6
  Florentia 5–5
1977-78 Champions Cup Semi-final round   CSKA Moscow 5–5 3rd
  Canottieri Napoli 4–5
  Alphen 8–3
1979-80 Champions Cup
  Winner
Semi-final round   Montjuïc 10–5 1st  
  Košice 5–4
  Ethnikos 7–4
Final round   Spandau 04 4–4 1st
  Montjuïc 8–6
  Partizan 9–7
1980-81 Champions Cup
  Third place
Semi-final round   Jug Dubrovnik 6–7 2nd  
  Barcelona 7–5
  Marseille 7–2
Final round   Jug Dubrovnik 2–8 3rd
  Spandau 04 8–2
  Ethnikos 4–4
1981-82 Champions Cup
  Third place
Semi-final round   Alphen 10–10 1st  
  Jug Dubrovnik 12–6
  Ethnikos 11–8
Final round   Spandau 04 11–11 3rd
  Barcelona 12–15
  Alphen 11–7
1982-83 Champions Cup Quarter-final round   Pro Recco 8–12 2nd  
  De Robben 9–7
  Marseille 14–11
Semi Final   Spandau 04 10-11 10-12 20–23
1983-84 Champions Cup Quarter-final round   Spandau 04 11–14 3rd
  Pro Recco 9–10
  Istanbul YiK 19–8
1984-85 Champions Cup
  Winner
Quarter-final round   Partizan 8–12 2nd  
  Istanbul YiK 17–8
Semi Final   Spandau 04 10-9 8-8 18–17
Final   CSKA Moscow 10-5 11-11 21–16
1989-90 Champions Cup Quarter Final   Catalunya 6-6 6-5 12–11
Semi Final   HAVK Mladost 7-9 4-10 11–19
1999-00 LEN Cup Quarter-final   Eger 8-4 7-6 15–10
Semi-final   Pescara - 3-9
2000-01 LEN Cup Quarter-final   Barcelona 6-5 7-7 13–12
Semi-final   HAVK Mladost 7-12 4-11 11–23
2001-02 Cup Winners' Cup
  Winner
Quarter-final   Cannstatt 9-7 11-10 20–17
Semi-final   Vouliagmeni 10-8 7-7 17–15
Final   HAVK Mladost 6-3 5-7 11–10
2002-03 Cup Winners' Cup
  Finalist
Quarter-final   Jadran Herceg Novi 5-5 5-4 10–9
Semi-final   Sabadell 9-6 4-6 13–12
Final   Posillipo 10-10 3-4 13–14
2003-04 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group B)
  Olympiacos 8–8 8–4 1st  
  Barceloneta 7–6 4–7
  Partizan 9–7 8–5
Quarter Final   Bp. Honvéd 6-7 8-8 14–15
2004-05 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group A)
  Jug Dubrovnik 8–8 10–12 2nd  
  Olympic Nice 10–9 6–5
  Niš 11–6 7–6
Quarter Final   Pro Recco 6-10 8-9 14–19
2005-06 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group B)
  Jug Dubrovnik 10–6 9–13 2nd  
  Marseille 12–10 9–13
  Olympiacos 9–9 8–7
Quarter Final   Savona 6-5 16-18 22–23
2006-07 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group C)
  Pro Recco 8–9 10–11 2nd  
  Šturm 2002 13–9 11–10
  Eger 12–6 7–8
Quarter Final   Jug Dubrovnik 11-10 7-9 18–19
2007-08 Euroleague
  Third place
Preliminary round
(Group C)
  Jug Dubrovnik 11–8 7–8 1st  
  Bp. Honvéd 8–8 6–5
  Panionios 13–8 10–8
Quarter Final   Primorac Kotor 6-7 8-6 14–13
Semi Final (F4)   Jug Dubrovnik 6–11
Bronze match (F4)   HAVK Mladost 8–6
2008-09 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group D)
  Partizan 7–8 7–9 2nd  
  Eger 11–10 9–7
  Marseille 16–6 10–6
Quarter Final   Pro Recco 8-11 10-9 18–20
2009-10 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group B)
  Jug Dubrovnik 11–8 11–11 3rd
  Panionios 14–7 10–11
  Primorac Kotor 5–8 7–9
2010-11 Euroleague Preliminary round
(Group A)
  Jadran Herceg Novi 8–12 10–11 2nd  
  Primorac Kotor 7–6 9–8
  Szeged 11–10 9–9
Main round
(Group B)
  Pro Recco 7–9 6–12 4th
  HAVK Mladost 8–9 7–8
  Primorje Rijeka 12–12 6–13
2011-12 Champions League
Fourth place
Preliminary round
(Group C)
  Partizan 10–10 5–9 2nd  
  Eger 13–9 8–5
  Szeged 12–9 12–12
Quarter Final   Jug Dubrovnik 16-9 8-12 24–21
Semi Final (F4)   Pro Recco 5–12
Bronze match (F4)   HAVK Mladost 7–11

Notable former playersEdit

Olympic championsEdit

Former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Történet" [History] (in Hungarian). Vasas SC official website. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Az új név: TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA" [The new name:TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA] (in Hungarian). vlv.hu. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2012.

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