Hungary men's national water polo team

Hungary
Hungarian Water Polo Association.png
AssociationMagyar Vízilabda Szövetség
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachTamás Märcz
Asst coachZsolt Németh
CaptainViktor Nagy
FINA codeHUN
Olympic Games
Appearances22 (first in 1912)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2008)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1973)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1973, 2003, 2013)
World League
Appearances9 (first in 2002)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2003, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1979)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1979, 1995, 1999, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances32 (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
Gold medal – first place1932 Los AngelesTeam
Gold medal – first place1936 BerlinTeam
Gold medal – first place1952 HelsinkiTeam
Gold medal – first place1956 MelbourneTeam
Gold medal – first place1964 TokyoTeam
Gold medal – first place1976 MontréalTeam
Gold medal – first place2000 SydneyTeam
Gold medal – first place2004 AthensTeam
Gold medal – first place2008 BeijingTeam
Silver medal – second place1928 AmsterdamTeam
Silver medal – second place1948 LondonTeam
Silver medal – second place1972 MunichTeam
Bronze medal – third place1960 RomeTeam
Bronze medal – third place1968 Mexico CityTeam
Bronze medal – third place1980 MoscowTeam
World Championships
Gold medal – first place1973 BelgradeTeam
Gold medal – first place2003 BarcelonaTeam
Gold medal – first place2013 BarcelonaTeam
Silver medal – second place1975 CaliTeam
Silver medal – second place1978 BerlinTeam
Silver medal – second place1982 GuayaquilTeam
Silver medal – second place1998 PerthTeam
Silver medal – second place2005 MontréalTeam
Silver medal – second place2007 MelbourneTeam
Silver medal – second place2017 BudapestTeam
Bronze medal – third place1991 PerthTeam
World Cup
Gold medal – first place1979 Belgrade
Gold medal – first place1995 Atlanta
Gold medal – first place1999 Sydney
Gold medal – first place2018 Berlin
Silver medal – second place1993 Athens
Silver medal – second place2002 Belgrade
Silver medal – second place2006 Budapest
Silver medal – second place2014 Almaty
Bronze medal – third place1989 Berlin
Bronze medal – third place1997 Athens
World League
Gold medal – first place2003 New York
Gold medal – first place2004 Long Beach
Silver medal – second place2005 Belgrade
Silver medal – second place2007 Berlin
Silver medal – second place2013 Chelyabinsk
Silver medal – second place2014 Dubai
Silver medal – second place2018 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place2002 Patras
European Championship
Gold medal – first place1926 Budapest
Gold medal – first place1927 Bologna
Gold medal – first place1931 Paris
Gold medal – first place1934 Magdeburg
Gold medal – first place1938 London
Gold medal – first place1954 Turin
Gold medal – first place1958 Budapest
Gold medal – first place1962 Leipzig
Gold medal – first place1974 Vienna
Gold medal – first place1977 Jönköping
Gold medal – first place1997 Seville
Gold medal – first place1999 Florence
Silver medal – second place1970 Barcelona
Silver medal – second place1983 Rome
Silver medal – second place1993 Sheffield
Silver medal – second place1995 Vienna
Silver medal – second place2006 Belgrade
Silver medal – second place2014 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place1981 Split
Bronze medal – third place2001 Budapest
Bronze medal – third place2003 Kranj
Bronze medal – third place2008 Málaga
Bronze medal – third place2012 Eindhoven
Bronze medal – third place2016 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 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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
France 1900 Paris Did not participate
United States 1904 St. Louis
United Kingdom 1908 London
Sweden 1912 Stockholm First round 5th of 6 1 0 0 1 4 5 −1
Belgium 1920 Antwerp Did not participate
France 1924 Paris Quarter-finals 5th of 13 4 2 0 2 17 13 +4
Netherlands 1928 Amsterdam Runners-up 2nd of 14 4 3 0 1 26 5 +21
United States 1932 Los Angeles Champions 1st of 5 3 3 0 0 30 2 +28
Germany 1936 Berlin Champions 1st of 16 7 6 1 0 42 4 +38
United Kingdom 1948 London Runners-up 2nd of 18 7 5 1 1 39 19 +20
Finland 1952 Helsinki Champions 1st of 21 8 6 2 0 53 16 +37
Australia 1956 Melbourne Champions 1st of 10 6 6 0 0 26 4 +22
Italy 1960 Rome Third Place 3rd of 16 7 4 2 1 37 18 +19
Japan 1964 Tokyo Champions 1st of 13 6 5 1 0 34 14 +20
Mexico 1968 Mexico City Third Place 3rd of 15 8 7 0 1 54 26 +28
West Germany 1972 Munich Runners-up 2nd of 16 8 6 2 0 42 21 +21
Canada 1976 Montreal Champions 1st of 12 8 7 1 0 45 32 +13
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Third Place 3rd of 12 8 5 1 2 52 44 +7
United States 1984 Los Angeles Did not participate
South Korea 1988 Seoul 5th–8th placement 5th of 12 7 3 2 2 72 57 +15
Spain 1992 Barcelona 5th–8th placement 6th of 12 7 3 2 2 65 62 +3
United States 1996 Atlanta Fourth Place 4th of 12 8 6 0 2 83 73 +10
Australia 2000 Sydney Champions 1st of 12 8 6 0 2 78 57 +21
Greece 2004 Athens Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 0 59 39 +20
China 2008 Beijing Champions 1st of 12 7 6 1 0 85 55 +30
United Kingdom 2012 London Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 5 0 3 98 80 +18
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Match for 5th place 5th of 12 8 4 3 1 91 66 +25
Japan 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
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973 Gold medal icon.svg
Colombia 1975 Silver medal icon.svg
West Germany 1978 Silver medal icon.svg
Ecuador 1982 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 1986 9th
Australia 1991 Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 1994 5th
Australia 1998 Silver medal icon.svg
Japan 2001 5th
Spain 2003 Gold medal icon.svg
Canada 2005 Silver medal icon.svg
Australia 2007 Silver medal icon.svg
Italy 2009 5th
China 2011 4th
Spain 2013 Gold medal icon.svg
Russia 2015 6th
Hungary 2017 Silver medal icon.svg
South Korea 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
Greece 2002 Bronze medal icon.svg 16 13 0 3 188 119 +69
United States 2003 Gold medal icon.svg 5 5 0 0 56 35 +21
United States 2004 Gold medal icon.svg 14 11 0 3 150 114 +36
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Silver medal icon.svg 14 11 0 3 178 113 +65
Greece 2006 Did not participate
Germany 2007 Silver medal icon.svg 14 13 0 1 187 100 +87
Italy 2008 Did not participate
Montenegro 2009
Serbia 2010
Italy 2011
Kazakhstan 2012
Russia 2013 Silver medal icon.svg 6 4 0 2 66 59 +7
United Arab Emirates 2014 Silver medal icon.svg 10 8 0 2 103 73 +30
Italy 2015 6th place 12 9 0 3 156 105 +51
China 2016 Did not participate
Russia 2017
Hungary 2018 Silver medal icon.svg 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
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Gold medal icon.svg 7 5 1 1 37 28 +9
United States 1981 6th 7 3 0 4 64 56 +8
United States 1983 7th 7 0 4 3 57 64 -7
West Germany 1985 Did not participate
Greece 1987
West Germany 1989 Bronze medal icon.svg 5 3 0 2 40 36 +4
Spain 1991 4th 5 2 1 2 48 42 +6
Greece 1993 Silver medal icon.svg 5 4 0 1 39 30 +9
United States 1995 Gold medal icon.svg 5 4 1 0 51 34 +17
Greece 1997 Bronze medal icon.svg 5 3 1 1 38 29 +9
Australia 1999 Gold medal icon.svg 5 4 0 1 44 24 +20
Serbia and Montenegro 2002 Silver medal icon.svg 6 3 0 3 48 43 +5
Hungary 2006 Silver medal icon.svg 5 4 0 1 57 35 +22
Romania 2010 Did not participate
Kazakhstan 2014 Silver medal icon.svg 6 4 2 0 61 35 +26
Germany 2018 Gold medal icon.svg 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
Hungary 1926 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 1927 Gold medal icon.svg
France 1931 Gold medal icon.svg
Germany 1934 Gold medal icon.svg
United Kingdom 1938 Gold medal icon.svg
Monaco 1947 4th
Austria 1950 Did not participate
Italy 1954 Gold medal icon.svg
Hungary 1958 Gold medal icon.svg
East Germany 1962 Gold medal icon.svg
Netherlands 1966 5th
Spain 1970 Silver medal icon.svg
Austria 1974 Gold medal icon.svg
Sweden 1977 Gold medal icon.svg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1981 Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 1983 Silver medal icon.svg
Bulgaria 1985 5th
France 1987 5th
West Germany 1989 9th
Greece 1991 5th
United Kingdom 1993 Silver medal icon.svg
Austria 1995 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 1997 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 1999 Gold medal icon.svg
Hungary 2001 Bronze medal icon.svg
Slovenia 2003 Bronze medal icon.svg
Serbia 2006 Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 2008 Bronze medal icon.svg
Croatia 2010 4th
Netherlands 2012 Bronze medal icon.svg
Hungary 2014 Silver medal icon.svg
Serbia 2016 Bronze medal icon.svg
Spain 2018 8th
Hungary 2020 Future event
Total 31/32
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