Olympiacos Women's Water Polo Team
Olympiacos Women's Water Polo Club is the women's water polo department of the major Greek multi-sport club Olympiacos, based in Piraeus. The department was founded in 1988 and they play their games at the 1000-seated Papastrateio "Petros Kapagerof" Hall in Piraeus. Olympiacos is one of the most successful clubs in European Water Polo, having won the LEN Euroleague in 2015, the LEN Super Cup in 2015 and the LEN Trophy in 2014 and having, overall, a commanding presence in European competitions. Besides their LEN Euroleague, LEN Super Cup and LEN Trophy titles, they were runners-up of the LEN Euroleague in 2017, runners-up of the LEN Super Cup in 2014, runners-up of the LEN Trophy in 2008 and 2018 and they have participated, altogether, in 6 Champions' Cup / Euroleague Final Fours, as well as in 5 LEN Trophy Final Fours, being semi-finalists of the same competition in 2009 and 2012. In 2014 Olympiacos won the LEN Trophy in the Final Four in Florence, beating home team Firenze 10–9 in the final.
One year Olympiacos were crowned European Champions, winning the LEN Euroleague in the 2015 Final Four in Piraeus, after a thrilling, hard-fought 10–9 win in the final against the then-reigning champions Sabadell, who were undefeated for more than 3 years with 115 consecutive wins in all competitions. Olympiacos lifted the LEN Euroleague title undefeated and having won 8 straight matches without a single draw; as European Champions, Olympiacos participated in the final of the 2015 LEN Super Cup and won the title after a 10–6 win against Plebiscito Padova, thus completing a continental Treble in 2015, winning season's all three available titles. After the 2015 LEN Euroleague win of Olympiacos Women's Water Polo team, Olympiacos CFP became the only multi-sport club in European Water Polo history after Pro Recco to have been crowned European Champions with both its Men's and Women's departments, the only club with both its departments active. In Greece, Olympiacos have won nine Greek Championships, a record one Greek Cup and a record one Double, being one of the most successful clubs domestically.
They hold the all-time record for the most consecutive Greek Championships, as they are the only team to have won 5 consecutive Greek Championship titles. They won their first two titles in 1995 and 1998, but their best performance in the league came after coach Charis Pavlidis' arrival in 2007. In 2009, they managed to seize the Championship from rivals NC Vouliagmeni who had the home-court advantage, winning the best-of-five series 3–2. Beginning from season 2010–11, Olympiacos won six Greek Championships in eight years, beating rivals NC Vouliagmeni in the finals on all six occasions, despite the fact that Vouliagmeni had the home-court advantage in both the 2011 and 2014 finals. In season 2015–16 they won the Greek Championship undefeated, winning 19 out of 19 games in both the regular season and the play-offs, they won the first Greek Cup, held in 2017–18 season. Some of the greatest players in the world have played for Olympiacos over the years including: Iefke van Belkum, Alexandra Asimaki, Yasemin Smit, Lauren Wenger, Ashleigh Southern, Bronwen Knox, Roberta Bianconi, Giulia Emmolo, Kami Craig, Triantafyllia Manolioudaki, Alkisti Avramidou, Eleftheria Plevritou, Margarita Plevritou, Chrysi Diamantopoulou, Stavroula Antonakou, Ilektra Psouni, Angeliki Karapataki, Antonia Moraiti, Evi Moraitidou, Anthoula Mylonaki, Dimitra Asilian, Eftychia Karagianni, Maria Kanellopoulou, Christina Tsoukala, Kyriaki Liosi, Patricia del Soto, Blanca Gil, Barbara Bujka, Ágnes Valkai, Vaso Mavrelou, Maria Balomenaki, Ann Dow, Camila Pedrosa, Sun Yating, Eszter Tomaskovics, Maria Tsouri and Assel Jakayeva.
2018–2019Squad as of 19 October 2018 Greek League Winners: 1994–95, 1997–98, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 Greek Cup Winners: 2017–18 Double Winners: 2017–18 LEN Euroleague Winners: 2014–15 Runners-up: 2016–17 Third: 2010–11 Fourth: 1995–96, 2009–10, 2015–16 LEN Super Cup Winners: 2015 Runners-up: 2014 LEN Trophy Winners: 2013–14 Runners-up: 2007–08, 2017–18 Semi-finals: 2008–09, 2011–12 Fourth: 2000–01, 2006–07 Treble Winners: 2015 Olympiacos Men's Water Polo Team Olympiacos CFP Official Website – Women's Water Polo
NO Patras, Nautical Club of Patras, is a water polo club participating in the First Division of the Greek Championship. NOP was founded on April 19, 1929, in Patras, Western Greece and became one of the protagonists of Greek water polo, dominating the 30's and 40's by winning 8 Greek Championships. During the next decades the club continually participated at the First Division; the club reached 8 times the final of the Greek Water Polo Cup, winning the trophy in 1995. NO Patras was the runner-up of the LEN Trophy in 1999. National Titles: 9 Men Greek Championship Winners: 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950 Greek Cup Winners: 1995 finalists: 1957, 1958, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005 LEN Euro Cup finalists: 1999 A1 League: 24 participations In the Greek Water Polo Cup, N. O. Patras has reached the final 8 times; the team was the Greek Cup Winner in 1995, when they defeated Vouliagmeni 13-12 in the OAKA Indoor Aquatic Centre. It was defeated in the following finals: 1957 to Ethnikos Piraeus 6-1 1958 to Ethnikos Piraeus 5-1 1992 to Olympiacos 9-8 1996 to Vouliagmeni 11-8 1997 to Olympiacos 9-8 1998 to Olympiacos 10-8 2005 to Ethnikos Piraeus 12-8 The greatest honour of NO Patras was in 1999 when they reached the LEN Trophy double finals against Újpest Budapest.
In the first final, in Patras, NOP was defeated 7-12, while it won 9-10 in the second final in Budapest. Before reaching the final, NOP had eliminated Montpellier, Crişul Oradea and Dynamo Lviv. In the quarter finals they defeated Primorac Kotor and in the semi finals the Real Canoe NC. Another successful year for NOP in Europe was in 1992, when they reached the semi-finals of the LEN Cup Winners' Cup
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The Greek Women's Water Polo A1 League is the premier championship for women's water polo teams in Greece. It was founded in 1988, it is contested by eight teams. 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. The first champion was Ethnikos Piraeus. During the next years Glyfada NSC and NC Vouliagmeni dominated. At the last nine 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. 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, 2 LEN Super Cups and 1 LEN Trophy, Glyfada has won 2 Champions Cups, Olympiacos has won 1 LEN Euro League, 1 LEN Super Cup and 1 LEN Trophy and Ethnikos Piraeus has won 1 LEN Trophy as well.
4 clubs have won the Championships, from only 2 cities. LEN Women's Euroleague: LEN Women's Super Cup: Women's LEN Trophy: Hellenic Swimming Federation Greek League top scorers at Hellenic Swimming Federation
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Glyfada is a suburb in Athens. It is situated in the southern parts of the Athens' Urban Area; the area stretches from the foot of the Hymettus mountain to the Saronic Gulf. It is the largest of Athens' southern suburbs. On the quay at Glyfada is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for sea turtles, run by ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece; the staff there provide free educational tours of the treatments for visitors. In ancient times, the area was a deme known as Aixone. Today, Glyfada is packed with some of the capital's best-known nightclubs, upscale restaurants and shops, it could be argued to be one of the most "Americanized" of Athenian municipalities, since an American airbase was located nearby until the early 1990s. The base's population contributed in part to Glyfada's character, leading to a unique blend of Greek and American atmosphere and cuisine. Although the base is now gone and the school relocated, Glyfada still retains part of its American flavour while continuing to offer distinctly Greek cuisine and nightlife.
Glyfada was established as the heart of Athens' southern suburbs, because of its prime waterfront location, rich commercial centre, modern business district. It has been described as the headpoint of the'Athens Riviera' and features some of Europe's most opulent seafront residences and extensive beachfront property, with a modern marina; the town hall is located at the center of the municipality. Its proximity to a succession of beaches and a concentrated seaside club scene greatly increases the number of visitors during the summer months; the area’s shopping district runs across Metaxa Avenue and Grigoriou Labraki Street while both the offices of major businesses and shopping areas dot the Avenues Voyliagmenis and Gennimata. At the beginning of the 20th century the town had changed its name to "Glyfada", a name given because of the presence of salt-water wells typical of this area; the municipality has an area of 25.366 km2. Glyfada Marina includes marine space and coastal land area totaling 3 kilometres, a concrete land mass between basins A and B with a length of 250 metres, between basins B and G with a length of 150 metres, between basins G and D with a length of 300 metres, between basin D until the end of the basin of 350 metres, with all harbor facilities and buildings found within this space.
Northwest is the golf course of Athens, the Glyfada Golf Club, located south of the former Ellinikon Airport. To the east and northeast is an urban sprawl which spreads over the southwest shoulder of Mt. Hymettus and its rocky landscape. Glyfada is connected to central Athens via two major avenues and a tram line operated by STASY S. A which goes across the seaside next to Poseidonos Avenue. 32,492 people registered with the Municipality of Glyfada voted during the Municipal Elections of October 2006. At the second round, 54.79% of the votes were for Thanasis Papakostas, the mayor of Glyfada for the 2006-2010 period. Kostantinos Kokoris was just elected Mayor. In 2014, George Papanikolaou was elected major in the Glyfada municipality; the Glyfada Indoor Hall is located at the Municipality a major indoor sport venue of local Athens teams. Glyfada is the seat of ANO Glyfada, club with many honours in Greek Water Polo and Glyfada F. C.. Agios Nikolaos, Glyfada Kolimvitirio Eksoni Evriali Pirnari Egli Ano Glyfada Terpsithea Glyfada is twinned with the following cities: Niš, Serbia Gżira, Malta Vidnoye, Moscow Oblast, Russia List of cities in Greece List of settlements in Attica List of municipalities of Attica Glyfada-Γλυφάδα https://web.archive.org/web/20100415210820/http://www.glyfadiotes.gr/ Geographical Information Info Pages - Glyfada