Serbia 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. They have won gold medals in the Olympics, World and European Championships, World Cup, FINA World League, Mediterranean Games and Universiade, making them one of the most successful men's water polo teams in the world.
|Nickname(s)||Делфини / Delfini|
|Association||Water Polo Association of Serbia|
|Head coach||Dejan Savić|
|Asst coach||Stefan Ćirić|
|Most caps||Dejan Savić (444)|
|Top scorer||Aleksandar Šapić (981)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1996)|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1998)|
|Appearances||15 (first in 2003)|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1997)|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1997)|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2018)|
|Best result||4th (2018)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1997)|
They are Serbia's most successful national team, having won more titles than all other Serbian national teams combined. In 2016, they became the first team after Hungary to hold titles in all five existing major championships: European Championship, World Championship, World Cup, World League and Olympic Games simultaneously.
Includes matches of Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia.
Updated after 2019 FINA World Championships
Roster for the 2019 World Championships.
Head coach: Dejan Savić
|№||Name||Pos.||Height||Weight||L/R||Date of birth||Club|
|1||Strajo Rističević||GK||7 November 1992|
|2||Dušan Mandić||FP||2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)||16 June 1994|
|3||Viktor Rašović||FP||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)||13 August 1993|
|4||Sava Ranđelović||FP||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||17 July 1993|
|5||Miloš Ćuk (C)||FP||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)||21 December 1990|
|6||Đorđe Lazić||FP||19 May 1996|
|7||Nemanja Vico||FP||19 November 1994|
|8||Nikola Dedović||FP||25 January 1990|
|9||Nikola Jakšić||FP||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)||17 January 1997|
|10||Radomir Drašović||FP||22 July 1997|
|11||Ognjen Stojanović||FP||27 April 1996|
|12||Strahinja Rašović||FP||9 March 1992|
|13||Lazar Dobožanov||GK||21 December 1995|
Most appearances and goals
Statistics accurate as of matches played 29 July 2017
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 Sciences (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 Djokovic, football and basketball players of Red Star Belgrade, and many others. Proceeds from the ticket sales went to fund "Bitka za Bebe" and enough money was successfully raised to purchase one incubator.
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