Georgia men's national water polo team

The Georgia men's national water polo team represents Georgia in international men's water polo competitions. The team participated at the 2014 European Championship.

Georgia
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FINA codeGEO
AssociationGeorgian Aquatic Sports Federation
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachDejan Stanojević
Asst coachZurab Rurua
Levan Todadze
CaptainRevaz Imnaishvili
FINA ranking (since 2008)
Current13 (as of 9 August 2021)
World Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2022)
Best result10th (2022)
European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2014)
Best result8th (2022)

ResultsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  2022 Playoffs 10th 6 2 0 4 79 74 +5
Total Qualified: 1/19 6 2 0 4 79 74 +5

World LeagueEdit

    – Host of the Super Final

Year[1] Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
2002–2015 Did not compete
2016 European Preliminay round 6 0 0 6 57 100 −43
2017 European Preliminay round 4 0 0 4 38 60 −22
2018 Did not compete
2019
2020 Quarterfinals 8th 8 1 0 7 68 123 −55
Total Participated: 3/16
Qualified for the Super Final: 1/3
18 1 0 17 163 283 −120

European ChampionshipsEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1992–2012 Did not qualify
  2014 Group stage 12th 7 0 0 7 45 93 −48
  2016 Group stage 14th 7 1 0 6 55 95 −40
  2018 Group stage 13th 5 2 0 3 40 52 −12
  2020 Playoffs for QF 10th 6 2 0 4 58 71 −13
  2022 Quarterfinals 8th 7 2 0 5 68 87 −19
Total Qualified: 5/19 32 7 0 25 266 398 −132

Europa CupEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
2018 Preliminay round 4 0 1 3 19 42 −23
Total Qualified for the Super Final: 0/1 4 0 1 3 19 42 −23

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2020 Men's European Water Polo Championship.[2]

Head coach: Revaz Chomakhidze

No Name Pos. L/R Date of birth Height Weight Caps Club
1 Nikoloz Shubladze GK R (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 28) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 68   VK Primorac Kotor
2 Beka Kavtaradze DF R (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 32) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 78   Dinamo Tbilisi
3 Damir Tsrepulia W L (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 38) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 42   VK Primorac Kotor
4 Revaz Imnaishvili W R (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 25) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 40   Dinamo Tbilisi
5 Andria Bitadze CF R (1997-05-17) 17 May 1997 (age 25) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 30   Dinamo Tbilisi
6 Marko Jelaca DF R (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 39) 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 98   CC Ortigia
7 Khvicha Jakhaia DF R (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 26) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 78   Dinamo Moscow
8 Mikheil Baghaturia W R (1987-05-09) 9 May 1987 (age 35) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 120   Dinamo Tbilisi
9 Zurab Rurua (C) FP R (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 35) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 138   Dinamo Tbilisi
10 Giorgi Magrakvelidze FP R (1998-01-21) 21 January 1998 (age 24) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 63   Dinamo Tbilisi
11 Fabio Baraldi CF R (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 32) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 115 kg (254 lb)   Dinamo Tbilisi
12 Boris Vapenski W L (1990-10-09) 9 October 1990 (age 32) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 1   Dinamo Tbilisi
13 Irakli Razmadze GK R (1997-04-04) 4 April 1997 (age 25) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 59   Dinamo Tbilisi

Notable playersEdit

Naturalized playersEdit

Damir Crepulja (now Tsrepulia) (MNE), Marko Elez (CRO), Marino Franičević (CRO), Marko Jelača (CRO), Ivan Strujić (CRO), Fabio Baraldi (ITA), Boris Vapenski (SRB)

Player statisticsEdit

StatisticsEdit

National team Total
Pld W D L
  Azerbaijan 1 1
  Belarus 5 3 1 1
  China 2 2
  Croatia 3 2 1
  Czech Republic 1 1
  Finland 1 1
  France 1 1
  Germany 1 1
  Great Britain 4 4
  Greece 20 15 5
  Hungary 7 4 3
  Ireland 1 1
  Israel 3 3
  Italy 2 2
  Kazakhstan 1 1
  Lithuania 1 1
  Malta 4 2 2
  Montenegro 1 1
  Netherlands 5 1 4
  Poland 5 4 1
  Portugal 2 2
  Romania 10 1 1 8
  Russia 4 4
  Slovakia 5 1 1 3
  Spain 1 1
  Switzerland 3 3
  Turkey 7 3 4
  Ukraine 5 4 1
Total (28) 86 36 4 46
  • *includes European B (or Level II) Championship
  • **other official (usually announced in LEN calendar) senior tournaments (usually friendly fixtures) – list: Tbilisi Cup (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015), Nodar Gvakharia Cup (2015), Danube Cup (52nd/2014), Tatarstan Cup – Kazan (2015), Aleksei Barkalov Memorial – Kiev (2010), Ibrahim Sulu Memorial (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. pp. 4, 14, 25, 40, 48. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "2020 European Championships roster" (PDF). wp2020budapest.microplustiming.com. p. 4. Retrieved 14 January 2020.