Hungary men's national water polo team

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Hungary
Association Magyar Vízilabda Szövetség
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Tamás Märcz
Asst coach Zsolt Németh
Captain Viktor Nagy
FINA code HUN
Olympic Games
Appearances 22 (first in 1912 )
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2008)
World Championships
Appearances 17 (first in 1973 )
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1973, 2003, 2013)
World League
Appearances 9 (first in 2002 )
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2003, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 13 (first in 1979 )
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1979, 1995, 1999)
European Championship
Appearances 32 (first in 1926 )
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1926, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1977, 1997, 1999)
Hungary men's national water polo team
Medal record
Olympic Games
1932 Los Angeles Team
1936 Berlin Team
1952 Helsinki Team
1956 Melbourne Team
1964 Tokyo Team
1976 Montréal Team
2000 Sydney Team
2004 Athens Team
2008 Beijing Team
1928 Amsterdam Team
1948 London Team
1972 Munich Team
1960 Rome Team
1968 Mexico City Team
1980 Moscow Team
World Championships
1973 Belgrade Team
2003 Barcelona Team
2013 Barcelona Team
1975 Cali Team
1978 Berlin Team
1982 Guayaquil Team
1998 Perth Team
2005 Montréal Team
2007 Melbourne Team
2017 Budapest Team
1991 Perth Team
World Cup
1979 Belgrade
1995 Atlanta
1999 Sydney
1993 Athens
2002 Belgrade
2006 Budapest
2014 Almaty
1989 Berlin
1997 Athens
World League
2003 New York
2004 Long Beach
2005 Belgrade
2007 Berlin
2013 Chelyabinsk
2014 Dubai
2018 Budapest
2002 Patras
European Championship
1926 Budapest
1927 Bologna
1931 Paris
1934 Magdeburg
1938 London
1954 Turin
1958 Budapest
1962 Leipzig
1974 Vienna
1977 Jönköping
1997 Seville
1999 Florence
1970 Barcelona
1983 Rome
1993 Sheffield
1995 Vienna
2006 Belgrade
2014 Budapest
1981 Split
2001 Budapest
2003 Kranj
2008 Málaga
2012 Eindhoven
2016 Belgrade

The Hungary men's national water polo team represents Hungary in international men's water polo competitions and is controlled by the Hungarian Water Polo Association. They are considered the world's top power in the history of water polo, having won 15 Olympic, 11 World Championship, [1] 5 FINA World League, 8 FINA World Cup and 21 European Championship medals.

Contents

Competitive record

    Champions      Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games

Hungary missed five Olympics, but they have won the title nine times, which is a record. As of today, there are only seven tournaments in which Hungary participated but did not receive a medal.

GamesRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
France 1900 Paris Did not participate
United States 1904 St. Louis
United Kingdom 1908 London
Sweden 1912 Stockholm First round5th of 6100145−1
Belgium 1920 Antwerp Did not participate
France 1924 Paris Quarter-finals5th of 1342021713+4
Netherlands 1928 Amsterdam Runners-up2nd of 144301265+21
United States 1932 Los Angeles Champions1st of 53300302+28
Germany 1936 Berlin Champions1st of 167610424+38
United Kingdom 1948 London Runners-up2nd of 1875113919+20
Finland 1952 Helsinki Champions1st of 2186205316+37
Australia 1956 Melbourne Champions1st of 106600264+22
Italy 1960 Rome Third Place3rd of 1674213718+19
Japan 1964 Tokyo Champions1st of 1365103414+20
Mexico 1968 Mexico City Third Place3rd of 1587015426+28
West Germany 1972 Munich Runners-up2nd of 1686204221+21
Canada 1976 Montreal Champions1st of 1287104532+13
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Third Place3rd of 1285125244+7
United States 1984 Los Angeles Did not participate
South Korea 1988 Seoul 5th–8th placement5th of 1273227257+15
Spain 1992 Barcelona 5th–8th placement6th of 1273226562+3
United States 1996 Atlanta Fourth Place4th of 1286028373+10
Australia 2000 Sydney Champions1st of 1286027857+21
Greece 2004 Athens Champions1st of 1277005939+20
China 2008 Beijing Champions1st of 1276108555+30
United Kingdom 2012 London Match for 5th place5th of 1285039880+18
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Match for 5th place5th of 1284319166+25
Total22/279 Titles14510519211,152712+440

World Championships

Hungary has taken part in every World Championships. They have won this championship three times: in 1973, 2003 and 2013.

YearPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973
Colombia 1975
West Germany 1978
Ecuador 1982
Spain 1986 9th
Australia 1991
Italy 1994 5th
Australia 1998
Japan 2001 5th
Spain 2003
Canada 2005
Australia 2007
Italy 2009 5th
China 2011 4th
Spain 2013
Russia 2015 6th
Hungary 2017
Total17/17

World League

Hungary has taken part in the first edition of the FINA Water Polo World League in 2002. They have won the gold medal one and two years later. In 2006 and from 2008 to 2012, Hungary did not participate in the World League.

YearPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Greece 2002 161303188119+69
United States 2003 55005635+21
United States 2004 141103150114+36
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 141103178113+65
Greece 2006 Did not participate
Germany 2007 141301187100+87
Italy 2008 Did not participate
Montenegro 2009
Serbia 2010
Italy 2011
Kazakhstan 2012
Russia 2013 64026659+7
United Arab Emirates 2014 1080210373+30
Italy 2015 6th place12903156105+51
China 2016 Did not participate
Russia 2017
Hungary 2018 1062210673+33
Total9/17101802191,190791+399

World Cup

The Hungarian national team missed three editions of the World Cup, but they won it three times: in 1979, 1995 and 1999.

YearPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 75113728+9
United States 1981 6th73046456+8
United States 1983 7th70435764-7
West Germany 1985 Did not participate
Greece 1987
West Germany 1989 53024036+4
Spain 1991 4th52124842+6
Greece 1993 54013930+9
United States 1995 54105134+17
Greece 1997 53113829+9
Australia 1999 54014424+20
Serbia and Montenegro 2002 63034843+5
Hungary 2006 54015735+22
Romania 2010 Did not participate
Kazakhstan 2014 64206135+26
Germany 2018 tbd
Total13/1568391019584456+128

European Championships

semifinal against Italy in 2014 Men's European Water Polo Championship
supporters celebrate the Hungarian team

Hungary missed only one European Championship, in 1950, and they have won the tournament 12 times, which is (as in the World Championships) a record. No team has a better result than Hungary in history of the European Championship.

YearPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Hungary 1926
Italy 1927
France 1931
Germany 1934
United Kingdom 1938
Monaco 1947 4th
Austria 1950 Did not participate
Italy 1954
Hungary 1958
East Germany 1962
Netherlands 1966 5th
Spain 1970
Austria 1974
Sweden 1977
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1981
Italy 1983
Bulgaria 1985 5th
France 1987 5th
West Germany 1989 9th
Greece 1991 5th
United Kingdom 1993
Austria 1995
Spain 1997
Italy 1999
Hungary 2001
Slovenia 2003
Serbia 2006
Spain 2008
Croatia 2010 4th
Netherlands 2012
Hungary 2014
Serbia 2016
Spain 2018 8th
Total31/32

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship. [2]

Head coach: Tamás Märcz

NoNameDate of birthPositionL/RHeightWeightClub
1 Viktor Nagy (C)July 24, 1984 (age 34)GoalkeeperR1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)100 kg (220 lb) Hungary Szolnok
2 Dániel Angyal 29 March 1992 (age 26)DefenderR2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)108 kg (238 lb) Hungary Eger
3 Krisztián Manhercz 6 February 1997 (age 21)WingR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)91 kg (201 lb) Hungary Ferencváros
4 Gergő Zalánki 26 February 1995 (age 23)Field playerL1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)88 kg (194 lb) Hungary Szolnok
5 Márton Vámos 24 June 1992 (age 26)Centre backL2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)106 kg (234 lb) Hungary Ferencváros
6 Tamás Mezei 14 September 1990 (age 28)Centre forwardL1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)108 kg (238 lb) Hungary Szolnok
7 Dávid Jansik 28 February 1991 (age 27)DefenderR2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)108 kg (238 lb) Hungary Szolnok
8 Gergő Kovács 2 September 1995 (age 23)Field playerR2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)108 kg (238 lb) Hungary Eger
9 Balázs Erdélyi 16 February 1990 (age 28)Field playerR1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)94 kg (207 lb) Hungary OSC
10 Bence Bátori 28 December 1991 (age 26)WingR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)100 kg (220 lb) Hungary Szolnok
11 Krisztián Bedő 4 May 1993 (age 25)Centre forwardR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)107 kg (236 lb) Hungary Eger
12 Zoltán Pohl 27 March 1995 (age 23)DefenderR1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)98 kg (216 lb) Hungary Ferencváros
13 Soma Vogel 7 July 1997 (age 21)GoalkeeperR1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)84 kg (185 lb) Hungary Ferencváros

Individual all-time records

  Still active players are highlighted.

Most appearances and goals

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

#PlayerYearsMatchesGoals
1 Tibor Benedek 1990–2008384
2 ifj. István Szívós 1966–1980308
3 Dániel Varga 2005–present278
4 Norbert Hosnyánszky 2005–present258
4 Tamás Faragó 1970–1985258
6 Dénes Varga 2004–present246
7 György Gerendás 1975–1986230
8 Zoltán Kósz 1986–2001, 2006228
9 Endre Molnár 1966–1980189
10 László Sárosi 1966–1978634

Statistics accurate as of matches played 18 January 2016

Awards

See also

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  2. "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2018bcn.microplustiming.com. 16 July 2018.