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Serbia men's national water polo team

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Nickname(s)  Delfini(The Dolphins)
Top scorer  Aleksandar Šapić (981)
Head coach  Dejan Savić
Confederation  LEN (Europe)
Most caps  Dejan Savić (444)
FINA code  SRB
Captain  Filip Filipović
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Association  water polo Association of Serbia
Asst coach  Žarko PetrovićUroš Stevanović
Similar  Japan men's national water polo team, Australia men's national water polo team, United States men's national water polo team

The Serbia men's national water polo team represents Serbia in international water polo competitions and is controlled by the Water Polo Association of Serbia. FINA considers Serbia the inheritor of the records of Serbia and Montenegro. They are considered one of the world's best water polo teams in the history of the game, having gold medals in Olympic, World and European Championship, World Cup, FINA World League and Mediterranean Games. 2016 Serbia's national team is widely considered to be the best team in the history of the game being holders of 5 gold medals in 5 different major competitions at the same time.

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They are Serbia's most successful national team, having won more titles than any other Serbian national team. In 2016, they became the first team to hold titles in all existing major championships: European Championship, World Championship, World Cup, World League and the Olympic Games.

Current squad

The following is the Serbian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. ‹See Tfd›

Head coach: Dejan Savić

Coaches

  • 1992–1999 Nikola Stamenić
  • 1999–2004 Nenad Manojlović
  • 2004–2006 Petar Porobić
  • 2006–2012 Dejan Udovičić
  • 2012–present Dejan Savić
  • Most appearances and goals

    Professional friendly and competitive matches only where Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and now Serbia were represented.

    Statistics accurate as of matches played 8 August 2015

    Philanthropy

    On 25 December 2011, Serbia's water polo team was included in a humanitarian action "Bitka za Bebe" ("the Battle for the Babies") playing an exhibition match with the team of the Faculty of Organizational Scihences (FON), in Belgrade. Before the Serbian water polo team had joined the action, many other athletes were included. Among them was the world number one in tennis at that time, Novak Đoković, football and basketball players of Red Star Belgrade, and many other's. Proceeds from the ticket sales went to fund "Bitka za Bebe" and the money was successfully collected to purchase one incubator.

    References

    Serbia men's national water polo team Wikipedia


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