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European Water polo Championships - Men

Water polo was part of the program of the LEN European Aquatics Championships until 1997. Since than the European Water polo Championships are a separate competition.

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
1926, Aug 18-22 Budapest HUN HUN --- SWE GER
1927, Aug 31 - Sep 05 Bologna ITA HUN --- FRA BEL
1931, Aug 23-30 Paris FRA HUN --- GER AUT
1934, Aug 12-19 Magdeburg GER HUN --- GER BEL
1938, Aug 06-13 London GBR HUN --- GER NED
1947, Sep 10-14 Monte Carlo MON ITA --- SWE BEL
1950, Aug 20-27 Wien AUT NED --- SWE YUG
1954, Aug 31 - Sep 05 Torino ITA HUN --- YUG ITA
1958, Aug 31 - Sep 06 Budapest HUN HUN --- YUG URS
1962, Aug 19-25 Leipzig GDR HUN --- URS YUG
1966, Aug 20-27 Utrecht NED URS --- GDR YUG
1970, Sep 04-12 Barcelona ESP URS --- HUN YUG
1974, Aug 18-25 Wien AUT HUN --- URS YUG
1977, Aug 14-21 Jönköping SWE HUN --- YUG ITA
1981, Sep 05-12 Split YUG FRG --- URS HUN
1983, Aug 20-27 Roma ITA URS --- HUN ESP
1985, Aug 04-11 Sofia BUL URS --- YUG FRG
1987, Aug 16-23 Strasbourg FRA URS --- YUG ITA
1989, Aug 13-20 Bonn FRG FRG 10:9aet YUG ITA
1991, Aug 17-24 Athína GRE YUG 11:10 ESP URS
1993, Jul 31 - Aug 08 Sheffield GBR ITA 11:9 HUN ESP
1995, Aug 18-27 Wien AUT ITA 10:8 HUN GER
1997, Aug 13-23 Sevilla ESP HUN 3:2 YUG RUS
1999, Sep 02-11 Firenze ITA HUN 15:12 CRO ITA
2001, Jun 15-24 Budapest HUN YUG 8:5 ITA HUN
2003, Jun 06-15 Kranj SLO SCG 9:8aet CRO HUN
2006, Sep 01-10 Beograd SRB SRB 9:8 HUN ESP
2008, Jul 04-13 Málaga ESP MNE 6:5aet SRB HUN
2010, Aug 29 - Sep 11 Zagreb CRO CRO 7:3 ITA SRB
2012, Jan 16-28 Eindhoven NED SRB 9:8 MNE HUN
2014, Jul 14-27 Budapest HUN SRB 12:7 HUN ITA
2016, Jan 10-23 Beograd SRB SRB 10:8 MNE HUN
2018, Jul 16-28 Barcelona ESP SRB 7:7 5:3p ESP CRO


European Water polo Championships - Women

Women's water polo was part of the program of the LEN European Aquatics Championships 1987 - 1997. Since than the European Water polo Championships are a separate competition.

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
1985, Aug 12-18 Oslo NOR NED --- HUN FRG
1987, Aug 16-23 Strasbourg FRA NED --- HUN FRA
1989, Aug 14-20 Bonn FRG NED 14:11 HUN FRA
1991, Aug 18-25 Athína GRE HUN 11:8 NED ITA
1993, Jul 31 - Aug 07 Leeds GBR NED 13:8 RUS HUN
1995, Aug 18-27 Wien AUT ITA 7:5 HUN NED
1997, Aug 13-22 Sevilla ESP ITA 6:5 RUS NED
1999, Sep 04-10 Prato ITA ITA 10:9aet NED RUS
2001, Jun 16-23 Budapest HUN HUN 10:8 ITA RUS
2003, Jun 07-14 Ljubljana SLO ITA 6:5 HUN RUS
2006, Sep 02-09 Beograd SRB RUS 12:10 ITA HUN
2008, Jul 05-12 Málaga ESP RUS 9:8 ESP HUN
2010, Aug 31 - Sep 10 Zagreb CRO RUS 11:6 GRE NED
2012, Jan 18-28 Eindhoven NED ITA 13:10 GRE HUN
2014, Jul 16 - 26 Budapest HUN ESP 10:5 NED HUN
2016, Jan 10-22 Beograd SRB HUN 9:7 NED ITA
2018, Jul 14-27 Barcelona ESP NED 6:4 GRE ESP


European U19 Water polo Championships - Men

Until 2008 officially called Junior Championships, 2009 for U20

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
1970, Jul 06-11 Rotterdam NED URS --- ESP FRG
1971, Sep 01-05 Barcelona ESP HUN --- ESP URS
1973, Aug 15-19 Duisburg FRG HUN --- URS ESP
1975, Aug 11-17 Jönköping SWE URS --- ESP HUN
1976, Aug 10-15 La Valetta MLT ITA --- HUN ESP
1978, Jul 22-30 Budapest HUN URS --- HUN FRG
1980, Aug 02-10 Sittard NED ESP --- URS HUN
1982, Aug 27 - Sep 05 Varna BUL ITA --- ROM URS
1984, Aug 25 - Sep 02 Santa Cruz ESP ITA --- YUG ESP
1986, Jul 21-27 Berlin (West) FRG FRG --- URS HUN
1988, Jul 26-31 Veenendaal NED YUG 6:5 URS HUN
1990, Jul 08-15 Varna BUL YUG 7:5 TCH HUN
1992, Jul 02-08 Sopron HUN HUN 12:7 ESP GRE
1994, Jul 31 - Aug 07 Bratislava SVK HUN 8:4 CRO ESP
1996, Aug 17-25 İstanbul TUR YUG 13:3 HUN CRO
1998, Aug 22-30 Bratislava SVK YUG 5:3 ITA CRO
2000, Aug 05-12 Lünen GER YUG 7:6aet GRE ITA
2002, Aug 03-10 Bari ITA YUG 5:3 HUN ITA
2004, Sep 12-19 Gzira MLT SCG 8:7aet CRO HUN
2006, Jul 22-29 Oradea ROU SCG 12:11 HUN ESP
2008, Sep 07-14 İstanbul TUR MNE 9:7 ESP SRB
2009, Sep 20-27 Chania GRE CRO 10:4 MNE SRB
2012, Sep 02-09 Canet en Roussillon FRA ITA 7:6 SRB CRO
2014, Aug 24-31 Tbilisi GEO SRB 7:6 HUN CRO
2016, Sep 11-18 Alphen NED SRB 12:9 ITA ESP
2018, Aug 26 - Sep 02 Minsk BLR GRE 14:12 MNE ESP


European U19 Water polo Championships - Women

Until 2008 officially called Junior Championships, 2009 U20

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
1994, Jul 27-31 Papendal NED NED 11:8 GRE HUN
1996, Jun 16-23 Natanya ISR NED 6:5 GRE HUN
1998, Jul 26 - Aug 01 Millfield GBR HUN 10:9 RUS GRE
2000, Aug 06-13 Plzeň CZE RUS 12:5 HUN GRE
2002, Jun 29 - Jul 06 Loulé POR GRE 9:7 HUN ESP
2004, Aug 01-08 Bari ITA NED 7:4 GRE RUS
2006, Aug 13-20 Kirischi RUS RUS 13:7 NED HUN
2008, Sep 14-21 Chania GRE ITA 9:8 HUN RUS
2009, Sep 13-20 Napoli ITA RUS 14:12 ITA NED
2012, Sep 09-16 Chelyabinsk RUS RUS 11:10 HUN ITA
2014, Sep 07-14 Ostia ITA GRE 7:6 ITA ESP
2016, Sep 10-18 Den Haag NED NED 9:7 ESP GRE
2018, Sep 09-16 Funchal POR ESP 12:8 RUS NED


European Junior Water polo Championships - Men

Until 2008 officially called Youth Championships; 1983 - 2007 U18, since than U17

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
1983, Jul 04-11 İstanbul TUR HUN --- YUG ITA
1985, Jul 21-28 La Valetta MLT URS --- HUN ESP
1987, Jul 20-26 Athína GRE YUG 8:7 URS FRG
1989, Jul 16-23 İstanbul TUR HUN 10:9 YUG ITA
1991, Jul 28 - Aug 04 Bečej YUG
1993, Aug 16-22 Veenendaal NED HUN 9:6 CRO ITA
1995, Aug 05-13 Esslingen GER YUG 9:8a2et HUN ESP
1997, Aug 01-10 Maribor YUG HUN 11:7 CRO GRE
1999, Aug 06-15 Sofia BUL CRO 8:3 ITA HUN
2001, Jul 28 - Aug 04 Hagen GER HUN 7:4 GRE YUG
2003, Jul 26 - Aug 02 İstanbul TUR SCG 15:10 HUN CRO
2005, Aug 20-27 Sofia BUL SCG 13:11 CRO HUN
2007, Jul 08-15 Gzira MLT SRB 11:9 HUN CRO
2008, Jul 27 - Aug 03 Beograd SRB HUN 12:6 SRB CRO
2010, Aug 08-15 Stuttgart GER ITA 13:12p GRE CRO
2011, Sep 11-18 Rijeka CRO CRO 8:7 ITA ESP
2013, Sep 08-15 Gzira MLT MNE 7:5 SRB ITA
2015, Jun 12-21 Baku AZE SRB 8:7 ESP GRE
2017, Sep 10-17 Gzira MLT MNE 7:7 4:3p ESP HUN
2019, Aug 11-18 Tbilisi GEO ITA 10:6 ESP HUN

1991: The European championships, which was awarded to the Yugoslav Bečej, had to be canceled due to the armed conflicts in the Balkans.
2015: at the European Games


European Junior Water polo Championships - Women

Until 2008 officially called Youth Championships; 2001 - 2007 U18, since than U17

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
2001, Jul 08-16 Manchester GBR GRE 8:6 CZE RUS
2003, Aug 02-10 Emmen NED RUS 11:6 HUN ITA
2005, Jul 30 - Aug 06 Porto POR RUS 16:8 HUN NED
2007, Aug 04-12 Chania GRE RUS 15:14p ITA ESP
2008, Aug 03-10 Győr HUN ITA 10:7 HUN RUS
2010, Jul 25 - Aug 01 Dneprozerzhinsk UKR RUS 17:11 ESP HUN
2011, Aug 21-28 Madrid ESP GRE 11:4 HUN ESP
2013, Sep 01-08 İstanbul TUR GRE 8:5 ESP NED
2015, Jun 12-21 Baku AZE RUS 10:10 7:6p ESP GRE
2017, Aug 20-27 Novi Sad SRB ESP 11:10 NED HUN
2019, Sep 01-08 Volos GRE ESP 12:11 RUS ITA

2015: at the European Games


European U15 Water polo Championships - Men

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
2007, Jul 21-28 Beograd SRB SRB 13:12 HUN GRE
2019, Jul 21-28 Burgas BUL HUN 15:9 MNE ITA

2007: Water polo competition at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF). The biennial EYOF is a multi-sport event organized by the organization European Olympic Committees (EOC).

European U15 Water polo Championships - Women

European champions Final Runners-up Third place
2019, Jul 07-14 Kirishi RUS ESP 10:10 4:3p RUS GRE


Count Klebelsberg Cup (historical)

From 1929 onwards the Count Klebelsberg Cup (named after the founder Count Kunó Klebelsberg) was played in the round robin between the top six European water polo nations (of the preceding Olympic Games and the European Championships respectively). After the third Hungarian victory in succession, the trophy became its definitive possession. The Hungarian President Miklós Horthy donated a new trophy: the Horthy Cup.

Winners Runners-up Third place
1929, Aug 14-21 Budapest HUN HUN SWE GER
1930, Aug 25-31 Nürnberg GER HUN GER BEL
1935, Aug 25-31 Bruxelles BEL HUN BEL GER
1937, Aug 14-20 Budapest HUN HUN GER BEL
1939, Jul 29 - Aug 04 Doetinchem NED GER HUN ITA


Water polo at the International Swimming Cup (historical)

In 1990, the LEN organized an International Swimming Cup, which included a men's water polo tournament.

Winners Final Runners-up Third place
1990, Aug 09-12 Roma ITA YUG 9:7 ITA HUN


Water polo Euro-League - Men (historical)

After a preliminary round in two groups of four, the top two teams of each group qualified for the Final Four.

Winners Final Runners-up Third place
2000, Dec 02-03 Zagreb CRO HUN 11:8 CRO YUG


Water polo LEN Europa Cup - Men

After a preliminary stage, the top teams qualified for the Super Final. Since 2019, the Euopa Cup is the European qualification to the FINA World League.

Winners Final Runners-up Third place
2018, Apr 05-08 Rijeka CRO CRO 12:9 ESP ITA
2019, Apr 05-07 Zagreb CRO HUN 10:8 CRO ESP

Water polo LEN Europa Cup - Women

After a preliminary stage, the top teams qualified for the Super Final. Since 2019, the Euopa Cup is the European qualification to the FINA World League.

Winners Final Runners-up Third place
2018, Mar 22-24 Pontevedra ESP GRE 9:8 RUS ESP
2019, Mar 29-31 Torino ITA NED 11:9 RUS HUN



Last modified: 17.01.2020