A1 Ethniki Women's Water Polo

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A1 Ethniki Women's Water Polo
Founded1988
CountryGreece Greece
ConfederationKOE
Number of teams8
International cup(s)LEN Euro League
Current championsOlympiacos Piraeus
(2018–19)
Most championshipsNC Vouliagmeni (11)

The Greek Women's Water Polo A1 League (Greek: Ελληνικό Πρωτάθλημα Υδατοσφαίρισης της Α1 Γυναικών) is the premier championship for women's water polo teams in Greece. It was founded in 1988, and it is currently contested by eight teams.[1] Greek League is ranked as one of the top national domestic leagues in European water polo; the champion, the runner-up and the third-placed team qualify for the LEN Euro League.[2]

The first champion was Ethnikos Piraeus. During the next years Glyfada NSC and NC Vouliagmeni dominated. At the last ten seasons Olympiacos Piraeus and Vouliagmeni are alternated in the top of the championship. Only four teams have won the championship so far. Vouliagmeni has won the most championships and Olympiacos is the current champion.[3][4]

Greek clubs are among the most successful in European water polo, they have got numerous successes in all European competitions. As a total, they have won 5 times the LEN Champions' Cup / LEN Euro League, 3 times the LEN Super Cup and 3 times the LEN Trophy. Concretely, Vouliagmeni has won 2 Champions Cups (2009, 2010), 2 LEN Super Cups (2009, 2010) and 1 LEN Trophy (2003), Glyfada has won 2 Champions Cups (2000, 2003), Olympiacos has won 1 LEN Euro League (2015), 1 LEN Super Cup (2015) and 1 LEN Trophy (2014) and Ethnikos Piraeus has won 1 LEN Trophy as well (2010).

Champions[edit]

A Ethniki
Season Champion
1987–88 600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus
1988–89 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
1989–90 600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus
1990–91 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
1991–92 600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus
1992–93 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
1993–94 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
1994–95 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
1995–96 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
1996–97 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
1997–98 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
A1 Ethniki
Season Champion
1998–99 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
1999–00 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
2000–01 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
2001–02 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
2002–03 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2003–04 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
2004–05 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2005–06 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2006–07 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2007–08 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
2008–09 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
A1 Ethniki
Season Champion
2009–10 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2010–11 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
2011–12 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2012–13 600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
2013–14 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
2014–15 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
2015–16 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
2016–17 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
2017–18 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos
2018–19 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles Winning years
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni
11
1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos Piraeus
10
1995, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC
8
1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008
600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus
3
1988, 1990, 1992

Titles won by city[edit]

4 clubs have won the Championships, from only 2 cities.

City Titles Clubs
Athens
19
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png NC Vouliagmeni (11), 600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada NSC (8)
Piraeus
13
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos (10), 600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos Piraeus (3)

Greek clubs in European competitions[edit]

LEN Women's Euroleague :

Team European Champion Runners-up
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png Vouliagmeni 2009, 2010 2008, 2012, 2014
600px Blu e Bianco dolphin.png Glyfada 2000, 2003 2001, 2004
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos 2015 2017, 2019

LEN Women's Super Cup :

Team Super Cup Champion Runners-up
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png Vouliagmeni 2009, 2010 -
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos 2015 2014
600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos - 2010

Women's LEN Trophy :

Team LEN Trophy Winner Runners-up
600px Bianco Blu e Rosso diagonale con ancora Dorata.png Vouliagmeni 2003 2000, 2005, 2016
600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ethnikos 2010 2004
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos 2014 2008, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011-12 regular season final table in the Greek Swimming Federation's website
  2. ^ 2012-13 teams Archived 2012-10-16 at the Wayback Machine in LEN's website
  3. ^ "Η Χρυσή Βίβλος της Α1 πόλο γυναικών". contra.gr. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Πρωταθλητής ο Ολυμπιακός, 7-10 τον ΝΟ Βουλιαγμένης (6-6 η κανονική διάρκεια, 4-1 στα πέναλτι)". Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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