Olympiacos made history in Budapest. The Hungarian Head Coach Zoltan Caszas and his assistant and current coach of the team, Thodoris Vlachos led the ‘’Reds’’ to the top of Europe. They won Jug (8-5) in the semifinal taking revenge for the defeat of the last season final in Dubrovnik.
Olympiacos completed the triumph in the final wining the host Honved 9-7. Michalis Kountouris was present as a club supporter in the final celebrating the conquest of the trophy. This was the first European trophy of the men’s water polo team.
Honved - Olympiacos 7-9
The quarters: 2-2, 1-2, 1-3, 3-2
Honved: Toth 2, A. Barani 2, A. Takacz 2, G. Jager.
Olympiacos: Kalakonas 3, Chatzis 2, Chatzitheodorou 2, Thomakos, Platanitis
The triumphants: Themis Chatzis, Thodoris Chatzitheodorou, Nikos Deligiannis, Alexandros Gianiotis, Thodoris Kalakonas, Dimitris Kravaritis, Arsenis Maroulis, Sakis Platanitis, Yannis Thomakos, Giorgos Psychos, Antonis Vlontakis, Makis Voltiratakis, Petar Trbojevic.
Coach: Zoltan Kaszas. Assistant Coach: Thodoris Vlachos
23/11/2001 Olympiacos - Dynamo Kiev 12-5
24/11/2001 Olympiacos - Dynamo Moscow 4-5
25/11/2001 Olympiacos - Barceloneta 6-5
* Olympiacos finished second and qualified with Dynamo Moscow in the quarter finals.
The results of the group in the "8" phase:
19/1/02 Spandau - Olympiacos 6-8
02/02/02 Olympiacos - Olympique Nice 7-7
23/02/02 Posillipo - Olympiacos 9-7
09/03/02 Olympique Nice - Olympiacos 7-8
23/03/02 Olympiacos - Posillipo 11-7
13/04/02 Olympiacos - Spandau 14-4
* Olympiacos finished second and qualified with Posillipo in Budapest Final-4.