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Hungary men's national water polo team

Hungary men's national water polo team

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Hungary
AssociationMagyar Vízilabda Szövetség
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachTamás Märcz
Asst coachZsolt Németh
CaptainViktor Nagy
FINA codeHUN
Olympic Games
Appearances22 (first in 1912)
Best result (1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2008)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1973)
Best result (1973, 2003, 2013)
World League
Appearances9 (first in 2002)
Best result (2003, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1979)
Best result (1979, 1995, 1999, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances32 (first in 1926)
Best result (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
2018 Berlin
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] 10 FINA World Cup , 8 FINA World League, 24 European Championship and 16 Summer Universiade medals in total of 84.

Competitive record

Medals

Updated after 2018 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup

Competition Total
Olympic Games 9 3 3 15
World Championship 3 7 1 11
World Cup 4 4 2 10
World League 2 5 1 8
European Championship 12 6 6 24
Europa Cup 0 0 0 0
Mediterranean Games 0 0 0 0
Summer Universiade 5 6 5 16
Total 35 31 18 84

     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.

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1900 Paris Did not participate
1904 St. Louis
1908 London
1912 Stockholm First round 5th of 6 1 0 0 1 4 5 −1
1920 Antwerp Did not participate
1924 Paris Quarter-finals 5th of 13 4 2 0 2 17 13 +4
1928 Amsterdam Runners-up 2nd of 14 4 3 0 1 26 5 +21
1932 Los Angeles Champions 1st of 5 3 3 0 0 30 2 +28
1936 Berlin Champions 1st of 16 7 6 1 0 42 4 +38
1948 London Runners-up 2nd of 18 7 5 1 1 39 19 +20
1952 Helsinki Champions 1st of 21 8 6 2 0 53 16 +37
1956 Melbourne Champions 1st of 10 6 6 0 0 26 4 +22
1960 Rome Third Place 3rd of 16 7 4 2 1 37 18 +19
1964 Tokyo Champions 1st of 13 6 5 1 0 34 14 +20
1968 Mexico City Third Place 3rd of 15 8 7 0 1 54 26 +28
1972 Munich Runners-up 2nd of 16 8 6 2 0 42 21 +21
1976 Montreal Champions 1st of 12 8 7 1 0 45 32 +13
1980 Moscow Third Place 3rd of 12 8 5 1 2 52 44 +7
1984 Los Angeles Did not participate
1988 Seoul 5th–8th placement 5th of 12 7 3 2 2 72 57 +15
1992 Barcelona 5th–8th placement 6th of 12 7 3 2 2 65 62 +3
1996 Atlanta Fourth Place 4th of 12 8 6 0 2 83 73 +10
2000 Sydney Champions 1st of 12 8 6 0 2 78 57 +21
2004 Athens Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 0 59 39 +20
2008 Beijing Champions 1st of 12 7 6 1 0 85 55 +30
2012 London Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 5 0 3 98 80 +18
2016 Rio de Janeiro Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 4 3 1 91 66 +25
2020 Tokyo Future event
Total 22/27 9 Titles 145 105 19 21 1,152 712 +440

World Championships

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

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1973
1975
1978
1982
1986 9th
1991
1994 5th
1998
2001 5th
2003
2005
2007
2009 5th
2011 4th
2013
2015 6th
2017
2019 Future event
Total 17/17

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.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
2002 16 13 0 3 188 119 +69
2003 5 5 0 0 56 35 +21
2004 14 11 0 3 150 114 +36
2005 14 11 0 3 178 113 +65
2006 Did not participate
2007 14 13 0 1 187 100 +87
2008 Did not participate
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013 6 4 0 2 66 59 +7
2014 10 8 0 2 103 73 +30
2015 6th place 12 9 0 3 156 105 +51
2016 Did not participate
2017
2018 10 6 2 2 106 73 +33
Total 9/17 101 80 2 19 1,190 791 +399

World Cup

The Hungarian national team missed three editions of the World Cup, but they won it fourth times: in 1979, 1995, 1999 and 2018.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1979 7 5 1 1 37 28 +9
1981 6th 7 3 0 4 64 56 +8
1983 7th 7 0 4 3 57 64 -7
1985 Did not participate
1987
1989 5 3 0 2 40 36 +4
1991 4th 5 2 1 2 48 42 +6
1993 5 4 0 1 39 30 +9
1995 5 4 1 0 51 34 +17
1997 5 3 1 1 38 29 +9
1999 5 4 0 1 44 24 +20
2002 6 3 0 3 48 43 +5
2006 5 4 0 1 57 35 +22
2010 Did not participate
2014 6 4 2 0 61 35 +26
2018 6 5 0 1 70 57 +13
Total 13/15 74 44 10 20 654 513 +141

European Championships

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.

Year Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1926
1927
1931
1934
1938
1947 4th
1950 Did not participate
1954
1958
1962
1966 5th
1970
1974
1977
1981
1983
1985 5th
1987 5th
1989 9th
1991 5th
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
2003
2006
2008
2010 4th
2012
2014
2016
2018 8th
2020 Future event
Total 31/32

Team

Current squad

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

Head coach: Tamás Märcz

No Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight Club
1 Viktor Nagy (C) (1984-07-24) July 24, 1984 (age 34) Goalkeeper R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) Szolnok
2 Dániel Angyal (1992-03-29) 29 March 1992 (age 26) Defender R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb) Eger
3 Krisztián Manhercz (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 21) Wing R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) Ferencváros
4 Gergő Zalánki (1995-02-26) 26 February 1995 (age 23) Field player L 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) Szolnok
5 Márton Vámos (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 26) Centre back L 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) Ferencváros
6 Tamás Mezei (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 28) Centre forward L 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb) Szolnok
7 Dávid Jansik (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 27) Defender R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb) Szolnok
8 Gergő Kovács (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 23) Field player R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb) Eger
9 Balázs Erdélyi (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 28) Field player R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) OSC
10 Bence Bátori (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 27) Wing R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) Szolnok
11 Krisztián Bedő (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 25) Centre forward R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 107 kg (236 lb) Eger
12 Zoltán Pohl (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 23) Defender R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) Ferencváros
13 Soma Vogel (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 21) Goalkeeper R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb) Ferencváros

Individual all-time records

  Still active players are highlighted.

Most appearances and goals[edit]

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

# Player Years Matches Goals
1 Tibor Benedek 1990–2008 384
2 ifj. István Szívós 1966–1980 308
3 Dániel Varga 2005–present 278
4 Norbert Hosnyánszky 2005–present 258
4 Tamás Faragó 1970–1985 258
6 Dénes Varga 2004–present 246
7 György Gerendás 1975–1986 230
8 Zoltán Kósz 1986–2001, 2006 228
9 Endre Molnár 1966–1980 189
10 László Sárosi 1966–1978 634

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.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2018bcn.microplustiming.com. 16 July 2018.

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