A1 Ethniki Water Polo

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A1 Ethniki Water Polo
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 A1 Ethniki (men's water polo)
SportWater polo
Founded1927
No. of teams12
Country Greece
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Olympiacos (33rd title)
Most titlesEthnikos Piraeus (38)
TV partner(s)ERT
Relegation toA2 Ethniki Water Polo
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
Official websitewww.koe.org.gr

The A1 Ethniki (Greek: Α1 Εθνική Κατηγορία), often referred to as the Greek Water Polo League, is the highest professional water polo league in Greece. It is run by the Hellenic Swimming Federation, it is considered one of the top national leagues in European water polo, as its clubs have made significant success in European competitions.

History[edit]

  • 1926-27: Panhelladiko Championship (held by SEGAS)
  • 1927-28 to 1965-66: Panhellenic Championship (held by Hellenic Swimming Federation)
  • 1966-67 to 1985-86: A Ethniki
  • 1986-87 to present: A1 Ethniki

Title holders[edit]

Titles by club[edit]

No. Club Winners Winning years
1.
600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus
38
1926, 1931, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969*, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2006
2.
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
33
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, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3.
Flag of nop.png NOP
8
1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950
4.
Giallo e Nero Aris.JPG Aris
4
1928, 1929, 1930, 1932
5.
600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada
4
1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
6.
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png Vouliagmeni
4
1991, 1997, 1998, 2012
7.
Wycombe Wanderers footie flag.png Peiraikos
1
1923

* The 1969 Championship was shared between Olympiacos and Ethnicos

  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2014-15 season of the Greek League.

Titles by City[edit]

The following table lists the Greek water polo champions by city.

No. City (Πόλη) Titles Winning Clubs
1.
Piraeus
72
600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus (38)
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos (33)
Wycombe Wanderers footie flag.png Peiraikos (1)
2.
Athens
8
600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada (4)
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png Vouliagmeni (4)
3.
Patras
8
Flag of nop.png NOP (8)
4.
Thessaloniki
4
Giallo e Nero Aris.JPG Aris (4)

Greek clubs in European competitions[edit]

Coppa dei campioni pallanuoto.svg Champions League Coppa LEN.svg Euro Cup Cup Winners' Cup (defunct)
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos 2 2002,2018 2 1 0 2
600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png Vouliagmeni 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1997 0
Rosso e Blu (Diagonale).png Panionios 0 0 0 0 2 1
Flag of nop.png NO Patras 0 1 0

LEN Super Cup :

Team Winner Runners-up
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos 2002 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Decision of General Secretariat Athletic by President C.Aslanidis - 24/09/1969

External links[edit]