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Olympiacos Water Polo Club

Olympiacos Water Polo Club
Nickname Thrylos (Legend)
Ephebos
Erythrolefkoi (The Red-Whites)
Kokkinoi (The Reds)
Founded 1925
League A1 Ethniki Water Polo
Euroleague
Based in Piraeus, Greece
Arena Papastrateio Hall Pireaus
Colors           Red, White
President Michalis Kountouris
Head coach Thodoris Vlachos
Championships 1 Champions League
1 European Super Cup
1 Triple Crown
28 Greek Championships
16 Greek Cups
2 Greek Super Cups
Website http://www.olympiacos.org/

Olympiacos Water Polo Club is the water polo team of the major Greek multi-sport club Olympiacos. It was founded in 1925 and was among the founding members of the Hellenic Federation of Swimming Fans (renamed now to Hellenic Federation of Swimming).

Olympiacos is one of the most successful teams in Europe, having won the Champions League,[1] the European Super Cup and the Triple Crown in 2002[2] and being the first club in Water polo history (since the establishment of the modern Champions League format in 1996) to win every title in which it has competed within a single year (National championship, National cup, Champions League and European Super Cup in 2002).[3] The only European clubs, besides Olympiacos, that have achieved such a rare feat after 2002 are Jug Dubrovnik, Pro Recco, Partizan and Crvena Zvezda.

Olympiacos is by far the most successful Greek water polo club in European Competitions, being the only Greek club to have won the Champions League, the European Super Cup, as well as the Triple Crown. In 2002 they won both the Champions League and the European Super Cup in Budapest, beating home teams Honvéd and Vasas respectively.[4][5][6] They were also runners-up of the 2001 Champions League, and two times runners-up of the Cup Winners' Cup (1998, 1999)

Domestically, Olympiacos has won 28 Greek Championships,[7] a record 16 Greek Cups,[8][9] a record 13 Doubles and a record 2 Greek Super Cups. From 2006–07 through 2013–14 season, Olympiacos won 7 Doubles in 8 years, five of them straight (2006–2011), and three of them undefeated and having won every game (without even a single draw) in both the Greek League and the Greek Cup (2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14). The club also holds many more unique records in the domestic competitions. They have achieved a record of 101 straight wins and a 126 consecutive matches unbeaten record in the regular season of the Greek League (both ended in 5 February 2011), as well as a record of 65 straight wins in the league including the play-offs.[10][11] Additionally, Olympiacos holds the record for the fewest losses (overall), the most goals scored in a season (430 goals in season 2013–14, beating their previous record of 413 goals in season 2012–13), and the fewest goals conceded in a season (116 goals in season 2013–14).

Some of the best players in European Chris Humbert, Gavin Arroyo, Andrija Komadina, Blai Mallarach and Dimitris Mazis.

Contents

  • Honours 1
    • Domestic competitions 1.1
    • European competitions 1.2
  • International record 2
  • The road to the 2002 Champions League victory 3
  • Current Roster 4
  • Notable players 5
  • Notable coaches 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Honours

Domestic competitions

  • Greek League
    • Winners (28): 1927, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (16) (record): 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Greek Super Cup
    • Winners (2) (record): 1997, 1998
  • Double
    • Winners (13) (record): 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

European competitions

International record


The road to the 2002 Champions League victory

Round Team Home  Away 
Group Stage
(Group 5)
Dynamo Kyiv 12–5
Dynamo Moscow 4–5
Atlètic-Barceloneta 6–5
Quarterfinals
(Blue Group)
Spandau 04 14–4 8–6
Olympic Nice 7–7 8–7
Posillipo 11–7 7–9
Semifinal Jug 8–5
Final Honvéd 9–7

Current Roster

2014–2015

Number Nationality Player Height Date of Birth
Goalkeepers (2)
1 Nikos Deligiannis (C) 1.91 03/09/1976
13 Kostas Galanidis 2.02 01/09/1990
Defense (3)
2 Vangelis Delakas 1.90 08/02/1985
Nikola Rađen 1.95 29/01/1985
7 Kyriakos Pontikeas 1.90 09/05/1991
Offense (2)
9 Konstantinos Mourikis 1.98 11/07/1988
10 Christodoulos Kolomvos 1.88 26/10/1988
Midfield (8)
3 Alexandros Gounas 1.80 03/10/1989
4 Marios Kapotsis 1.83 13/09/1991
5 Giannis Fountoulis 1.85 25/05/1988
6 Angelos Vlachopoulos 1.80 28/09/1991
Manolis Mylonakis 1.85 09/04/1985
8 Giorgos Ntoskas 1.85 11/11/1984
11 Blai Mallarach 1.87 21/08/1987
15 Manolis Prekas 1.86 28/02/1996
Coach
Thodoris Vlachos

Notable players


Notable coaches

See also

References

  1. ^ Όταν η Ευρώπη υποκλίθηκε στον Ολυμπιακό (in Greek). onsports.gr. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Σαν σήμερα κοκκίνησε τον Δούναβη, Πρωταθλητής Ευρώπης στο πόλο ο Θρύλος (in Greek). newsnow.gr. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Έγραψε ιστορία ο Θρύλος (in Greek). sport.gr. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Όταν σήκωσε το Ευρωπαϊκό το 2002 (in Greek). redplanet.gr. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Οι Ευρωπαϊκές κούπες (in Greek). redplanet.gr. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Coppa dei Campioni (Results)" (in Italian). cnposillipostory.net. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Βουλιαγμένη – Ολυμπιακός 7–8 (in Greek). sport24. Retrieved 25 Μαΐου 2013. 
  8. ^ Βουλιαγμένη – Ολυμπιακός 5–6 (in Greek). redplanet.gr. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Η "χρυσή βίβλος" των τελικών (in Greek). onsports.gr. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Τέλος στο σερί των 101 σερί νικών για τον Ολυμπιακό (in Greek). zougla.gr. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Τα σερί είναι για να "σπάνε", αλλά όχι έτσι (in Greek). sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "1951: The Champions of Olympiacos Piraeus". waterpololegends.com. 
  13. ^ "1952: The winners of Olympiacos Piraeus". waterpololegends.com. 
  14. ^ "1959: The team of Olympiacos Pireaus". waterpololegends.com. 
  15. ^ "1968: The Juniors of Olympiacos Piraeus". waterpololegends.com. 
  16. ^ "1969: The team of Olympiacos Piraeus". waterpololegends.com. 
  17. ^ "1971: The winners of Olympiacos Piraeus". waterpololegends.com. 
  18. ^ "1971: The Champions of Olympiacos Piraeus – Olympiacos Piraeus, winner of the Greek National Championship in 1971 coached by the legendary Ivo Trumbic". waterpololegends.com. 
  19. ^ "1979: The team of Olympiacos Piraeus". waterpololegends.com. 

External links

  • Olympiacos Official Website
  • Eleftherotypia (Greek)
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