Josip Pavić (Croatian pronunciation: [jǒsip pǎːʋitɕ]; born 15 January 1982) is a Croatian water polo player who competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal in 2012 and the silver in 2016. He was widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the 2012 Olympic tournament. He was named the best world water polo player in 2012, by FINA.
|Born||15 January 1982|
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (198 lb)|
Pavić was given the honour to carry the national flag of Croatia at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, becoming the 24th water polo player to be a flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics.
- National Championship of Croatia (3): 2001–02, 2002–03, 2007–08
- National Championship of Greece (4): 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- National Cup of Greece (3): 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
- National Super Cup of Greece (1): 2018
- LEN Champions League (1): 2017–18
- LEN Champions League runners-up : 2015–16 , 2018–19
- Croatia men's Olympic water polo team records and statistics
- List of Olympic champions in men's water polo
- List of Olympic medalists in water polo (men)
- List of men's Olympic water polo tournament goalkeepers
- List of flag bearers for Croatia at the Olympics
- List of world champions in men's water polo
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in water polo
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Josip Pavić". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "Croatia wins men's water polo gold". ESPN. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- Josip Pavić proglašen najboljim vaterpolistom na svijetu!(in Croatian)
- Croatia. Olympics at Sport-Reference.com Sports Reference LLC.
- Πρωταθλητής Ευρώπης ο Ολυμπιακός στο πόλο Archived 2018-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. (in Greek)
- Olympiacos is back to the Olympos after 16 years. LEN official website. 9 June 2018.
- Josip Pavić at Olympic.org (archived)
- Josip Pavić at OlympicChannel.com (archived)
- Josip Pavić at Olympics.com
- Josip Pavić at Croatian Olympic Committee (in Croatian)
- Josip Pavić at Olympedia
- Josip Pavić at FINA (archived)
| Croatia captain
| FINA Water Polo Player of the Year
| Flagbearer for Croatia
Rio de Janeiro 2016