List of world champions in men's water polo

This is a list of world champions in men's water polo since the inaugural official edition in 1973.

AbbreviationsEdit

# Ordering by name or by tournament Cap No. Cap number Rk Rank
(C) Captain L/R Handedness Ref Reference
Pos Playing position FP Field player GK Goalkeeper
CB Center back CF Center forward D Driver
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HistoryEdit

The 1973 Men's World Water Polo Championship was the first edition of the men's water polo tournament at the World Aquatics Championships, organized by the world governing body in aquatics, the FINA.

As of 2019, men's water polo teams from eight European countries won all 18 tournaments.[1]

Italy is the most successful country in men's water polo tournament at the World Aquatics Championships, with four gold medals.

Hungary has won three titles in men's water polo tournament.

The Italy men's national team is current world champion.

Legend
  •  D  – Debut
  •  C  – Champion
  •  C Winning streak (winning three or more world championships in a row)
  •     – Hosts
  • Defunct team
Champion 1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 2019 Total
  Croatia Part of Yugoslavia D C C 2
  Hungary C C C 3
  Italy D C C C C 4
  Serbia Part of Yugoslavia, then of FR Yugoslavia, and Serbia and Montenegro D C C 2
  Serbia and Montenegro Part of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia D C Defunct 1
  Soviet Union D C C Defunct 2
  Spain D C C 2
  Yugoslavia D C C Defunct 2
Champion 1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 2019 Total

Team statisticsEdit

ResultsEdit

The following table shows results of world champions in men's water polo by tournament.

Legend
  •  6  – Winning 6 matches during the tournament
  •  4  – Drawing 4 matches during the tournament
  •  2  – Losing 2 matches during the tournament
  •  100.0%  – Winning all matches during the tournament
  •  team Winning streak (winning three or more world championships in a row)
  •     – Host team
  • Defunct team
Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • W – Won
  • D – Drawn
  • L – Lost
  • GF – Goals for
  • GA – Goals against
  • GD – Goals difference
  • GF/MP – Goals for per match
  • GA/MP – Goals against per match
  • GD/MP – Goals difference per match
Results of champions by tournament
# Men's tournament Champion MP W D L Win % GF GA GD GF/MP GA/MP GD/MP
1   Belgrade 1973   Hungary (1st title) 8 7 1 0 87.5% 58 24 34 7.250 3.000 4.250
2   Cali 1975   Soviet Union (1st title) 8 6 2 0 75.0% 49 26 23 6.125 3.250 2.875
3   West Berlin 1978   Italy (1st title) 8 5 3 0 62.5% 41 31 10 5.125 3.875 1.250
4   Guayaquil 1982   Soviet Union (2nd title) 7 6 1 0 85.7% 68 41 27 9.714 5.857 3.857
5   Madrid 1986   Yugoslavia (1st title) 6 5 1 0 83.3% 61 43 18 10.167 7.167 3.000
6   Perth 1991   Yugoslavia (2nd title) 7 6 0 1 85.7% 81 46 35 11.571 6.571 5.000
7   Rome 1994   Italy (2nd title) 7 7 0 0 100.0% 65 39 26 9.286 5.571 3.714
8   Perth 1998   Spain (1st title) 8 8 0 0 100.0% 65 35 30 8.125 4.375 3.750
9   Fukuoka 2001   Spain (2nd title) 8 8 0 0 100.0% 63 27 36 7.875 3.375 4.500
10   Barcelona 2003   Hungary (2nd title) 6 5 1 0 83.3% 62 37 25 10.333 6.167 4.167
11   Montreal 2005   Serbia and Montenegro (1st title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 69 29 40 11.500 4.833 6.667
12   Melbourne 2007   Croatia (1st title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 65 40 25 10.833 6.667 4.167
13   Rome 2009   Serbia (1st title) 7 5 1 1 71.4% 80 60 20 11.429 8.571 2.857
14   Shanghai 2011   Italy (3rd title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 59 33 26 9.833 5.500 4.333
15   Barcelona 2013   Hungary (3rd title) 7 5 1 1 71.4% 76 54 22 10.857 7.714 3.143
16   Kazan 2015   Serbia (2nd title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 73 43 30 12.167 7.167 5.000
17   Budapest 2017   Croatia (2nd title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 70 47 23 11.667 7.833 3.833
18   Gwangju 2019   Italy (4th title) 6 6 0 0 100.0% 60 40 20 10.000 6.667 3.333
# Men's tournament Total 123 109 11 3 88.6% 1165 695 470 9.472 5.650 3.821
Champion MP W D L Win % GF GA GD GF/MP GA/MP GD/MP

Sources:

The following table shows men's teams that won all matches during the tournament.

Winning all matches during the tournament
# Year Champion MP W D L Win %
1 1994   Italy (2nd title) 7 7 0 0 100.0%
2 1998   Spain (1st title) 8 8 0 0 100.0%
3 2001   Spain (2nd title) 8 8 0 0 100.0%
4 2005   Serbia and Montenegro (1st title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
5 2007   Croatia (1st title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
6 2011   Italy (3rd title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
7 2015   Serbia (2nd title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
8 2017   Croatia (2nd title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
9 2019   Italy (4th title) 6 6 0 0 100.0%
# Year Champion MP W D L Win %

The following tables show records of goals for per match.

Historical progression of records – goals for per match
Goals for
per match
Achievement Year Champion Date of
winning gold
Duration of record
7.250 Set record 1973   Hungary (1st title) 9 September 1973 8 years, 332 days
9.714 Broke record 1982   Soviet Union (2nd title) 7 August 1982 4 years, 15 days
10.167 Broke record 1986   Yugoslavia (1st title) 22 August 1986 4 years, 144 days
11.571 Broke record 1991   Yugoslavia (2nd title) 13 January 1991 24 years, 207 days
12.167 Broke record 2015   Serbia (2nd title) 8 August 2015 5 years, 253 days

The following tables show records of goals against per match.

The following tables show records of goals difference per match.

Olympic and world champions (teams)Edit

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), name of the team (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

As of 2019, there are seven men's national water polo teams that won gold medals at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
  • Team – Defunct team
# Champions Olympic title World title Total First Last
1   Hungary 9 (1932–1936, 1952–1956, 1964, 1976, 2000–2004–2008) 3 (1973, 2003, 2013) 12 1932 2013
2   Italy 3 (1948, 1960*, 1992) 4 (1978, 1994*, 2011, 2019) 7 1948 2019
3   Yugoslavia 3 (1968, 1984–1988) 2 (1986–1991) 5 1968 1991
4   Soviet Union 2 (1972, 1980*) 2 (1975, 1982) 4 1972 1982
5   Croatia 1 (2012) 2 (2007, 2017) 3 2007 2017
  Serbia 1 (2016) 2 (2009, 2015) 3 2009 2016
  Spain 1 (1996) 2 (1998–2001) 3 1996 2001

Player statisticsEdit

Age recordsEdit

The following tables show the oldest and youngest male world champions in water polo.

Legend
  •     – Host team
Top 10 oldest male world champions in water polo
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold
1 Manuel Estiarte 36 years, 84 days   Spain D 26 October 1961 18 January 1998
2 Zdeslav Vrdoljak 36 years, 17 days   Croatia D 15 March 1971 1 April 2007
3 Amaurys Pérez 35 years, 134 days   Italy CB 18 March 1976 30 July 2011
4 Pietro Figlioli 35 years, 59 days   Italy D 29 May 1984 27 July 2019
5 Aleksandr Kabanov 34 years, 57 days   Soviet Union FP 11 June 1948 7 August 1982
6 Norbert Madaras 33 years, 245 days   Hungary D 1 December 1979 3 August 2013
7 Xavier García 33 years, 205 days   Croatia D 5 January 1984 29 July 2017
8 Samir Barać 33 years, 150 days   Croatia D 2 November 1973 1 April 2007
9 Salvador Gómez 33 years, 140 days   Spain CB 11 March 1968 29 July 2001
10 Jesús Rollán 33 years, 116 days   Spain GK 4 April 1968 29 July 2001
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold
Top 10 youngest male world champions in water polo
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold
1 Guillermo Molina 17 years, 135 days   Spain D 16 March 1984 29 July 2001
2 Mirko Vičević 18 years, 53 days   Yugoslavia FP 30 June 1968 22 August 1986
3 Nikola Jakšić 18 years, 203 days   Serbia CB 17 January 1997 8 August 2015
4 Aleksey Vdovin 19 years, 51 days   Soviet Union FP 17 June 1963 7 August 1982
5 Maro Joković 19 years, 182 days   Croatia D 1 October 1987 1 April 2007
6 Dubravko Šimenc 19 years, 293 days   Yugoslavia FP 2 November 1966 22 August 1986
7 Viktor Jelenić 20 years, 74 days   Yugoslavia FP 31 October 1970 13 January 1991
8 Krisztián Bedő 20 years, 91 days   Hungary CF 4 May 1993 3 August 2013
9 Perica Bukić 20 years, 183 days   Yugoslavia FP 20 February 1966 22 August 1986
10 Dušan Popović 20 years, 212 days   Yugoslavia FP 15 June 1970 13 January 1991
Rk Player Age of
winning gold
Men's team Pos Date of birth Date of
winning gold

Multiple gold medalistsEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by date of receiving the last gold medal (in ascending order), date of receiving the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively.

There is only one male athlete who won three gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • *Host team
Male athletes who won three gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos World titles Age of
first/last
2015 Slobodan Nikić 25 January 1983 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)   Serbia and Montenegro CF 2005 22/32
  Serbia CF 2009, 2015

There are twenty-eight male athletes who won two gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • *Host team
Male athletes who won two gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos World titles Age of
first/last
1982 Aleksandr Kabanov 11 June 1948 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)   Soviet Union FP 1975, 1982 27/34
1991 Perica Bukić 20 February 1966 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)   Yugoslavia FP 1986–1991 20/24
Igor Milanović 18 December 1965 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 20/25
Dubravko Šimenc 2 November 1966 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 19/24
Anto Vasović FP
Mirko Vičević 30 June 1968 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 18/22
2001 Daniel Ballart 17 March 1973 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)   Spain CB 1998–2001 24/28
Salvador Gómez 11 March 1968 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) CB 29/33
Gustavo Marcos 23 December 1972 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) CB 25/28
Iván Moro 25 December 1974 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) CB 23/26
Sergi Pedrerol 16 December 1969 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) D 28/31
Iván Pérez 29 June 1971 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) CF 26/30
Jesús Rollán 4 April 1968 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 29/33
Carles Sanz 25 May 1975 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) D 22/26
2009 Vanja Udovičić 12 September 1982 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)   Serbia and Montenegro D 2005 22/26
  Serbia CB 2009
2013 Norbert Madaras 1 December 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)   Hungary D 2003, 2013 23/33
2015 Milan Aleksić 13 May 1986 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)   Serbia CB 2009, 2015 23/29
Filip Filipović 2 May 1987 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) D 22/28
Živko Gocić 22 August 1982 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) D 26/32
Stefan Mitrović 29 March 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) D 21/27
Duško Pijetlović 25 April 1985 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) CF 24/30
Gojko Pijetlović 7 August 1983 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 25/32
Andrija Prlainović 28 April 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) D 22/28
2017 Andro Bušlje 4 January 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)   Croatia CB/CF 2007, 2017 21/31
Maro Joković 1 October 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) D 19/29
2019 Matteo Aicardi 19 April 1986 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)   Italy CF 2011, 2019 25/33
Niccolò Figari 24 January 1988 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) CB 23/31
Pietro Figlioli 29 May 1984 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) D 27/35
Year Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos World titles Age of
first/last

Olympic and world champions (players)Edit

The following tables are pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), year of receiving the last gold medal (in ascending order), year of receiving the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 30 March 2021.

As of 2019, there are ninety-six male athletes who won gold medals in water polo at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Male water polo players who won two or more Olympic titles and one or more world titles
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
1 Tibor Benedek 1972 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 28–32–36   Hungary 2000–2004–2008 31   Hungary 2003 4 2016
Péter Biros 1976 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 24–28–32 27 2016
Tamás Kásás 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 24–28–32 27 2016
Gergely Kiss 1977 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 23–26–30 25 2016
Tamás Molnár 1975 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 25–29–33 27 2016
Zoltán Szécsi 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) GK 22–26–30 25 2016
7 Aleksandr Kabanov 1948 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 24, 32   Soviet Union 1972, 1980* 27, 34   Soviet Union 1975, 1982 4 2001
8 Perica Bukić 1966 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 18–22   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 20–24   Yugoslavia 1986–1991 4 2008
Igor Milanović 1965 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 18–22 20–25 2006
10 Norbert Madaras 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 24–28   Hungary 2004–2008 23, 33   Hungary 2003, 2013 4
11 Aleksei Barkalov 1946 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 26, 34   Soviet Union 1972, 1980* 29   Soviet Union 1975 3 1993
12 Dragan Andrić 1962 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 22–26   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 24   Yugoslavia 1986 3
Veselin Đuho 1960 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 24–28 26
Deni Lušić 1962 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 22–26 24
Tomislav Paškvalin 1961 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 22–27 24
16 Rajmund Fodor 1976 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 24–28   Hungary 2000–2004 27   Hungary 2003 3
Barnabás Steinmetz 1975 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 24–28 27
Attila Vári 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 24–28 27
19 István Gergely 1976 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) GK 28–32   Hungary 2004–2008 26   Hungary 2003 3
Tamás Varga 1975 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 29–33 28
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and two or more world titles
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
21 Slobodan Nikić 1983 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 33   Serbia 2016 22   Serbia and Montenegro 2005 4
26, 32   Serbia 2009, 2015
22 Dubravko Šimenc 1966 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 21   Yugoslavia 1988 19–24   Yugoslavia 1986–1991 3
Mirko Vičević 1968 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 20 18–22
24 Daniel Ballart 1973 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 23   Spain 1996 24–28   Spain 1998–2001 3
Salvador Gómez 1968 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 28 29–33
Iván Moro 1974 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 21 23–26
Sergi Pedrerol 1969 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 26 28–31
Jesús Rollán 1968 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 28 29–33 2012
Carles Sanz 1975 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 21 22–26
30 Milan Aleksić 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 30   Serbia 2016 23, 29   Serbia 2009, 2015 3
Filip Filipović 1987 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 29 22, 28
Živko Gocić 1982 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 33 26, 32
Stefan Mitrović 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 28 21, 27
Duško Pijetlović 1985 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 31 24, 30
Gojko Pijetlović 1983 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 33 25, 32
Andrija Prlainović 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 29 22, 28
37 Andro Bušlje 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 26   Croatia 2012 21, 31   Croatia 2007, 2017 3
Maro Joković 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 24 19, 29
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 1/3)
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
39 András Bodnár 1942 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 22   Hungary 1964 31   Hungary 1973 2 2017
40 Aleksandr Dolgushin 1946 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 26   Soviet Union 1972 29   Soviet Union 1975 2 2010
Aleksandr Dreval 1944 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 28 31
Nikolay Melnikov 1948 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 24 27
43 Gábor Csapó 1950 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 25   Hungary 1976 22   Hungary 1973 2
Tibor Cservenyák 1948 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 27 25
Tamás Faragó 1952 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 23 21 1993
Ferenc Konrád 1945 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 31 28
Endre Molnár 1945 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) GK 31 28
László Sárosi 1946 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 29 26
István Szívós Jr. 1948 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 28 25 1996
50 Vladimir Akimov 1953 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 27   Soviet Union 1980* 29   Soviet Union 1982 2
Mikhail Ivanov 1958 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 22 24
Sergey Kotenko 1956 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) FP 23 25
Giorgi Mshvenieradze 1960 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 19 21
Erkin Shagaev 1959 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 21 23
Yevgeny Sharonov 1958 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 21 23 2003
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 2/3)
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
56 Milorad Krivokapić 1956 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) GK 28   Yugoslavia 1984 30   Yugoslavia 1986 2
Zoran Petrović 1960 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 23 26
Andrija Popović 1959 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 24 26
Goran Sukno 1959 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 25 27
60 Mislav Bezmalinović 1967 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 21   Yugoslavia 1988 23   Yugoslavia 1991 2
Renco Posinković 1964 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) GK 24 27
Goran Rađenović 1966 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 21 24
Aleksandar Šoštar 1964 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) GK 24 26 2011
64 Francesco Attolico 1963 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 29   Italy 1992 31   Italy 1994* 2
Gianni Averaimo 1964 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) GK 27 30
Alessandro Bovo 1969 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 23 25
Alessandro Campagna 1963 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) FP 29 31 2019
Marco D'Altrui 1964 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 28 30 2010
Massimiliano Ferretti 1966 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 26 28
Mario Fiorillo 1962 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 29 31
Ferdinando Gandolfi 1967 FP 25 27
Amedeo Pomilio 1967 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 25 27
Francesco Porzio 1966 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) FP 26 28
Pino Porzio 1967 FP 25 27
Carlo Silipo 1971 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 20 23
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 3/3)
# Player Birth Height Pos Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
76 Manuel Estiarte 1961 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) FP 34   Spain 1996 36   Spain 1998 2 2007
Pedro García 1968 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 27 29
Jordi Sans 1965 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) FP 30 32
79 Ángel Andreo 1972 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) GK 23   Spain 1996 28   Spain 2001 2
80 Zsolt Varga 1972 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 28   Hungary 2000 31   Hungary 2003 2
81 Samir Barać 1973 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) FP 38   Croatia 2012 33   Croatia 2007 2
Miho Bošković 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 29 24
Damir Burić 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) FP 31 26
Igor Hinić 1975 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 36 31
Josip Pavić 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) GK 30 25
Frano Vićan 1976 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 36 31
87 Norbert Hosnyánszky 1984 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FP 24   Hungary 2008 29   Hungary 2013 2
Dániel Varga 1983 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 24 29
Dénes Varga 1987 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 21 26
90 Miloš Ćuk 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) FP 25   Serbia 2016 24   Serbia 2015 2
Nikola Jakšić 1997 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 19 18
Dušan Mandić 1994 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) FP 22 21
Branislav Mitrović 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) GK 31 30
Sava Ranđelović 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) FP 23 22
95 Ivan Buljubašić 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FP 24   Croatia 2012 29   Croatia 2017 2
Sandro Sukno 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) FP 22 27
# Player Birth Height Pos Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships

World champion familiesEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by date of receiving the gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively.

Legend
  • *Host team
Relationship Family Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos World
Title
Age Note Ref
Two brothers Porzio Francesco Porzio 26 January 1966 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)   Italy FP 1994* 28 Two brothers in
a tournament
[2]
Pino Porzio 26 February 1967 FP 27 [3]
Moro Iván Moro 25 December 1974 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)   Spain CB 1998 23 [4]
2001 26 Two brothers in
a tournament
Daniel Moro 8 August 1973 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) D 27 [5]
Pijetlović Duško Pijetlović 25 April 1985 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)   Serbia CF 2009, 2015 24, 30 Two brothers in
a tournament
[6]
Gojko Pijetlović 7 August 1983 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) GK 25, 32 [7]
Decker Ádám Decker 29 February 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)   Hungary CB 2013 29 Two brothers in
a tournament
[8]
Attila Decker 25 August 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) GK 25 [9]
Varga Dániel Varga 25 September 1983 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)   Hungary D 2013 29 Two brothers in
a tournament
[10]
Dénes Varga 29 March 1987 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) D 26 [11]
Relationship Family Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos World
Title
Age Note Ref
Relationship Family Player Date of birth Height Men's team Pos World
Title
Age Ref
Father and son Kásás Zoltán Kásás 15 September 1946 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)   Hungary FP 1973 26 [12]
Tamás Kásás 20 July 1976 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) D 2003 27 [13]
Szívós István Szívós Jr. 24 April 1948 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)   Hungary FP 1973 25 [14]
Márton Szívós 19 August 1981 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) D 2013 31 [15]
Sukno Goran Sukno 6 April 1959 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)   Yugoslavia FP 1986 27 [16]
Sandro Sukno 30 June 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)   Croatia D 2017 27 [17]

Coach statisticsEdit

Most successful coachesEdit

 
Ratko Rudić coached three men's national teams to the world titles.

The following table is pre-sorted by number of gold medals (in descending order), date of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), name of the coach (in ascending order), respectively.

There are three coaches who led men's national water polo teams to win two or more gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships.

Ratko Rudić led three men's national water polo teams to win gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships. He guided Yugoslavia men's national team to a gold medal in 1986, Italy men's national team to a gold medal in 1994, and Croatia men's national team to a gold medal in 2007, making him the first and only coach to lead three different men's national water polo teams to the world titles.[18][19]

Spaniard Juan Jané coached the Spain men's national team to two consecutive gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships in 1998 and 2001.[20]

Alessandro Campagna is another coach who led men's national water polo team(s) to win two gold medals. Under his leadership, the Italy men's national team won two world titles in 2011 and 2019.[21]

Legend
  • *Host team
Head coaches who led men's national teams to win
two or more gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships
Rk Head coach Nationality Birth Age Men's team World titles Total Ref
1 Ratko Rudić   Yugoslavia 1948 38   Yugoslavia 1986 3 [22][18][19]
  Croatia 46   Italy 1994
58   Croatia 2007
2 Juan Jané   Spain 1953 44–48   Spain 1998–2001 2 [20]
Alessandro Campagna   Italy 1963 48, 56   Italy 2011, 2019 2 [23][21]

Champions as coach and playerEdit

 
Alessandro Campagna of Italy is a dual world champion as coach and player.

The following table is pre-sorted by number of gold medals (in descending order), date of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), name of the person (in ascending order), respectively.

Three water polo players won gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships and then guided men's national water polo teams to the world titles as head coaches.

Tibor Benedek of Hungary won a gold medal at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. Ten years later, he coached the Hungary men's national team to the world title in 2013.[24][25]

Italian Alessandro Campagna won a gold medal at the 1994 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, coached by Ratko Rudić. As a head coach, he led Italy men's national team to win two gold in 2011 and 2019.[23][21]

Dejan Savić, representing Serbia and Montenegro, won a gold medal in 2005. He then guided Serbia men's national team to the world title in 2015.[26]

Legend
  • *Host team
Rk Person Birth Height Player Head coach Total
titles
Ref
Age Men's team Pos Title Age Men's team Title
1 Alessandro Campagna 1963 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 31   Italy FP 1994* 48, 56   Italy 2011, 2019 3 [23][21]
2 Tibor Benedek 1972 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 31   Hungary D 2003 41   Hungary 2013 2 [24][25]
Dejan Savić 1975 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 30   Serbia and Montenegro CB 2005 40   Serbia 2015 2 [26]

Olympic and world champions (coaches)Edit

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), year of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), year of winning the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the coach (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 30 March 2021.

As of 2019, there are six head coaches who led men's national teams to win gold medals in water polo at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
  • Year* – As host team
Head coaches who led men's national teams to win gold medals in water polo
at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships
# Coach Nationality Birth Summer Olympics World Aquatics Championships Total
titles
ISHOF
member
Ref
Age Men's team Title Age Men's team Title
1 Ratko Rudić   Yugoslavia 1948 36–40   Yugoslavia 1984–1988 38   Yugoslavia 1986 7 2007 [22]
[18]
[19]
  Croatia 44   Italy 1992 46   Italy 1994*
64   Croatia 2012 58   Croatia 2007
2 Dénes Kemény   Hungary 1954 46–54   Hungary 2000–2004–2008 49   Hungary 2003 4 2011 [27]
3 Juan Jané   Spain 1953 43   Spain 1996 44–48   Spain 1998–2001 3 [20]
4 Dezső Gyarmati   Hungary 1927 48   Hungary 1976 45   Hungary 1973 2 1976 [28][29]
Boris Popov   Soviet Union 1941 39   Soviet Union 1980* 41   Soviet Union 1982 2 2019 [30][31]
Dejan Savić   Serbia 1975 41   Serbia 2016 40   Serbia 2015 2 [26]

Champions by tournamentEdit

2019 (Italy, 4th title)Edit

Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group D 15 July 2019   Blue   Brazil Won 14 5 9
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group D 17 July 2019   Blue   Japan Won 9 7 2
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group D 19 July 2019   Blue   Germany Won 8 7 1
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 23 July 2019   White   Greece Won 7 6 1
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 25 July 2019   Blue   Hungary Won 12 10 2
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 27 July 2019   Blue   Spain Won 10 5 5
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 60 40 20

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2019 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

 
Matteo Aicardi, the center forward of the Italy team, won his second world title in 2019.
 
Pietro Figlioli, the captain of Italy, won his second world title in 2019.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Marco Del Lungo GK R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 1 March 1990 29 years, 148 days
2 Francesco Di Fulvio D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 15 August 1993 25 years, 346 days
3 Stefano Luongo FP R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 5 January 1990 29 years, 203 days
4 Pietro Figlioli (C) D R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 29 May 1984 35 years, 59 days
5 Edoardo Di Somma FP 30 September 1996 22 years, 300 days
6 Alessandro Velotto CB R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 12 February 1995 24 years, 165 days
7 Vincenzo Renzuto FP R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 8 April 1993 26 years, 110 days
8 Gonzalo Echenique FP L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 April 1990 29 years, 91 days
9 Niccolò Figari CB R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 January 1988 31 years, 184 days
10 Michaël Bodegas CF R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 3 May 1987 32 years, 85 days
11 Matteo Aicardi CF R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 April 1986 33 years, 99 days
12 Vincenzo Dolce FP R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 11 May 1995 24 years, 77 days
13 Gianmarco Nicosia GK R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 12 February 1998 21 years, 165 days
Average 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[a] 13 June 1991 28 years, 44 days
Coach Alessandro Campagna 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 26 June 1963 56 years, 31 days 2019

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • RB – Rebounds
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots TF ST RB BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S DE Pen EX
1 Marco Del Lungo GK 6 192 100% 5 5 1
2 Francesco Di Fulvio D 6 154 80.2% 10 39 25.6% 7 3 3 2 4 4 100% 5 1
3 Stefano Luongo FP 6 136 70.8% 11 29 37.9% 6 2 6 3 2 3 66.7% 4 1
4 Pietro Figlioli (C) D 6 139 72.4% 9 35 25.7% 5 2 5 3 13 14 92.9% 3 1
5 Edoardo Di Somma FP 6 51 26.6% 0 6 0.0% 2 1 2 1 7 1 2
6 Alessandro Velotto CB 6 116 60.4% 5 12 41.7% 3 4 5 1 3 3 100% 13 2
7 Vincenzo Renzuto FP 6 101 52.6% 3 9 33.3% 1 4 7 1 1
8 Gonzalo Echenique FP 5 111 57.8% 5 16 31.3% 3 3 5 4 2 1
9 Niccolò Figari CB 6 80 41.7% 4 8 50.0% 1 2 2 2 9 1 2
10 Michaël Bodegas CF 6 92 47.9% 5 10 50.0% 9 3 2 6
11 Matteo Aicardi CF 6 105 54.7% 5 20 25.0% 14 1 1 3 3
12 Vincenzo Dolce FP 6 64 33.3% 3 6 50.0% 7 1 1 6
13 Gianmarco Nicosia GK 6 0 0.0%
Team 5
Total 6 192 100% 60 190 31.6% 63 31 35 21 22 24 91.7% 65 1 6 8
Against 40 165 24.2% 69 25 37 19 2 24 8.3% 75 1 4 7
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Marco Del Lungo GK 67 107 62.6%
13 Gianmarco Nicosia GK
Total 67 107 62.6%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2019 (Cumulative Statistics – Italy, p. 3).

2017 (Croatia, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 17th
  • Host city:   Budapest, Hungary
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Croatia (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary D group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group D 17 July 2017   Blue   United States Won 12 7 5
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group D 19 July 2017   Blue   Russia Won 10 8 2
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group D 21 July 2017   Blue   Japan Won 16 6 10
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 25 July 2017   White   Italy Won 12 9 3
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 27 July 2017   Blue   Serbia Won 12 11 1
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 29 July 2017   Blue   Hungary Won 8 6 2
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 70 47 23

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2017 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

 
Left-hander Maro Joković of Croatia won his second world title in 2017, with 12 goals.
 
Sandro Sukno, the captain of Croatia, netted 16 goals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, becoming the team-leading scorer for the tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Marko Bijač GK R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 12 January 1991 26 years, 198 days
2 Marko Macan CB R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 26 April 1993 24 years, 94 days
3 Loren Fatović D R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 16 November 1996 20 years, 255 days
4 Luka Lončar CF R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 26 June 1987 30 years, 33 days
5 Maro Joković D L 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 October 1987 29 years, 301 days
6 Ivan Buljubašić CB R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 31 October 1987 29 years, 271 days
7 Ante Vukičević D R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 February 1993 24 years, 155 days
8 Andro Bušlje CF R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 4 January 1986 31 years, 206 days
9 Sandro Sukno (C) D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 June 1990 27 years, 29 days
10 Ivan Krapić CF R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 14 February 1989 28 years, 165 days
11 Anđelo Šetka D R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 14 September 1985 31 years, 318 days
12 Xavier García D L 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 5 January 1984 33 years, 205 days
13 Ivan Marcelić GK R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 18 February 1994 23 years, 161 days
Average 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 6 October 1989 27 years, 296 days
Coach Ivica Tucak 8 February 1970 47 years, 171 days

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Rebounds
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S DE Pen EX
1 Marko Bijač GK 6 168 87.5% 1 8
2 Marko Macan CB 6 70 36.5% 1 3 33.3% 1 1 2 12 2
3 Loren Fatović D 6 79 41.1% 5 9 55.6% 3 3 3 1 1 7 14.3% 9 1
4 Luka Lončar CF 6 109 56.8% 11 17 64.7% 1 10 2 2 3 2
5 Maro Joković D 6 157 81.8% 12 30 40.0% 8 2 6 5 1 6 16.7% 3
6 Ivan Buljubašić CB 6 50 26.0% 1 4 25.0% 1 2 3 12 1
7 Ante Vukičević D 6 114 59.4% 6 11 54.5% 3 5 1 1 1 100% 3
8 Andro Bušlje CF 6 92 47.9% 4 12 33.3% 1 3 5 3 10 1 1 1
9 Sandro Sukno (C) D 6 132 68.8% 16 28 57.1% 12 6 11 3 0 2 0.0% 3
10 Ivan Krapić CF 6 72 37.5% 0 3 0.0% 11 2 2 2 1
11 Anđelo Šetka D 6 121 63.0% 3 17 17.6% 2 3 1 3 8 37.5% 5
12 Xavier García D 6 155 80.7% 11 26 42.3% 13 5 1 3 7
13 Ivan Marcelić GK 6 24 12.5%
Team 8
Total 6 192 100% 70 160 43.8% 46 59 44 20 6 24 25.0% 69 2 2 6
Against 47 156 30.1% 39 71 34 10 18 24 75.0% 67 2 2 7
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Marko Bijač GK 49 89 55.1%
13 Ivan Marcelić GK 6 13 46.2%
Total 55 102 53.9%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2017 (Cumulative Statistics – Croatia, p. 3).

2015 (Serbia, 2nd title)Edit

 
Serbia men's national water polo team celebrated after the gold medal match of the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.
  • Edition of men's tournament: 16th
  • Host city:   Kazan, Russia
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Serbia (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary D group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group D 27 July 2015   White   Montenegro Won 11 8 3
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group D 29 July 2015   White   Japan Won 19 9 10
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group D 31 July 2015   White   Australia Won 10 9 1
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 4 August 2015   White   United States Won 12 7 5
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 6 August 2015   Blue   Italy Won 10 6 4
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 8 August 2015   Blue   Croatia Won 11 4 7
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 73 43 30

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2015 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

 
Živko Gocić, the captain of Serbia, won his second world title in 2015.
 
Duško Pijetlović, the center forward of the Serbia team, won his second world title in 2015. He was the team-leading scorer for the tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 7 August 1983 32 years, 1 day
2 Dušan Mandić D L 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 16 June 1994 21 years, 53 days
3 Živko Gocić (C) D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 August 1982 32 years, 351 days
4 Sava Ranđelović CB R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 17 July 1993 22 years, 22 days
5 Miloš Ćuk D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 21 December 1990 24 years, 230 days
6 Duško Pijetlović CF R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 25 April 1985 30 years, 105 days
7 Slobodan Nikić CF R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 25 January 1983 32 years, 195 days
8 Milan Aleksić CB R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 13 May 1986 29 years, 87 days
9 Nikola Jakšić CB R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 17 January 1997 18 years, 203 days
10 Filip Filipović D L 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 2 May 1987 28 years, 98 days
11 Andrija Prlainović D R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 28 April 1987 28 years, 102 days
12 Stefan Mitrović D R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 29 March 1988 27 years, 132 days
13 Branislav Mitrović GK R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 30 January 1985 30 years, 190 days
Average 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 28 January 1988 27 years, 192 days
Coach Dejan Savić 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 April 1975 40 years, 106 days

Note: Duško Pijetlović and Gojko Pijetlović are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL SP
won
Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % 20S DE Pen EX
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK 6 84 43.8% 2
2 Dušan Mandić D 6 111 57.8% 7 15 46.7% 6 6 5 1 6
3 Živko Gocić (C) D 6 116 60.4% 3 8 37.5% 2 3 5 1 5
4 Sava Ranđelović CB 6 60 31.3% 1 7 14.3% 2 2 3 3 13 2
5 Miloš Ćuk D 6 98 51.0% 6 17 35.3% 2 4 3 1 2 1
6 Duško Pijetlović CF 6 97 50.5% 11 17 64.7% 2 4 2 3 6 1
7 Slobodan Nikić CF 6 98 51.0% 9 18 50.0% 2 2 2 3
8 Milan Aleksić CB 6 85 44.3% 7 18 38.9% 5 6 2 9
9 Nikola Jakšić CB 6 68 35.4% 4 8 50.0% 3 8
10 Filip Filipović D 6 137 71.4% 7 26 26.9% 7 8 5 2 5 1
11 Andrija Prlainović D 6 155 80.7% 9 23 39.1% 6 11 9 2 2 1
12 Stefan Mitrović D 6 126 65.6% 9 19 47.4% 3 5 5 2 2 1
13 Branislav Mitrović GK 6 108 56.3% 2
Total 6 192 100% 73 176 41.5% 35 54 42 18 4 60 0 3 3
Against 43 153 28.1% 6 86 21 11 20 50 0 1 5
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK 18 42 42.9%
13 Branislav Mitrović GK 35 54 64.8%
Total 53 96 55.2%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2015 (Cumulative Statistics – Serbia, p. 2).

2013 (Hungary, 3rd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 15th
  • Host city:   Barcelona, Spain
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Hungary (3rd title;2nd place in preliminary C group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group C 22 July 2013   White   China Won 13 5 8
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group C 24 July 2013   Blue   Serbia Lost 10 13 -3
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group C 26 July 2013   White   Australia Drawn 9 9 0
Match 4/7 Quarter-final qualification 28 July 2013   White   Kazakhstan Won 16 7 9
Match 5/7 Quarter-finals 30 July 2013   Blue   Greece Won 9 3 6
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 1 August 2013   White   Croatia Won 11 10 1
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 3 August 2013   White   Montenegro Won 8 7 1
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 71.4% 76 54 22

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2013 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

 
Márton Szívós scored 12 goals at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships, helping Hungary win gold.
 
Dénes Varga of Hungary netted 13 goals at the 2013 World Championship, becoming the team-leading scorer for the tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Viktor Nagy GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 July 1984 29 years, 10 days
2 Miklós Gór-Nagy CB R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 8 January 1983 30 years, 207 days
3 Norbert Madaras D L 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 1 December 1979 33 years, 245 days
4 Bence Bátori D R 28 December 1991 21 years, 218 days
5 Márton Vámos D L 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 24 June 1992 21 years, 40 days
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 4 March 1984 29 years, 152 days
7 Ádám Decker CB R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 February 1984 29 years, 156 days
8 Márton Szívós D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 August 1981 31 years, 349 days
9 Dániel Varga (C) D R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 September 1983 29 years, 312 days
10 Dénes Varga D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 29 March 1987 26 years, 127 days
11 Krisztián Bedő CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 4 May 1993 20 years, 91 days
12 Balázs Hárai CF R 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 5 April 1987 26 years, 120 days
13 Attila Decker GK R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 August 1987 25 years, 343 days
Average 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[a] 99 kg (218 lb)[b] 30 March 1986 27 years, 126 days
Coach Tibor Benedek 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 12 July 1972 41 years, 22 days 2016

Note: Ádám Decker and Attila Decker are brothers; Dániel Varga and Dénes Varga are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S DE Pen EX
1 Viktor Nagy GK 7 192 85.7% 1 1 6 1
2 Miklós Gór-Nagy CB 7 80 35.7% 2 8 25.0% 1 1 2 1 14 3
3 Norbert Madaras D 7 164 73.2% 6 32 18.8% 10 4 2 4 0 1 0.0% 3
4 Bence Bátori D 7 72 32.1% 3 7 42.9% 5 2 3 10 30.0% 1 1
5 Márton Vámos D 7 134 59.8% 12 16 75.0% 3 2 4 3 3 7 42.9% 7 1
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D 7 119 53.1% 7 16 43.8% 3 3 3 3 10 1 1
7 Ádám Decker CB 7 70 31.3% 2 3 66.7% 1 4 14 1 1 5
8 Márton Szívós D 7 148 66.1% 12 25 48.0% 3 5 6 4 0 1 0.0% 7 1
9 Dániel Varga (C) D 7 165 73.7% 5 21 23.8% 9 3 6 4 0 1 0.0% 8
10 Dénes Varga D 7 174 77.7% 13 25 52.0% 4 4 5 3 4 8 50.0% 5 1
11 Krisztián Bedő CF 7 91 40.6% 6 13 46.2% 1 15 1 1 5
12 Balázs Hárai CF 7 126 56.3% 8 15 53.3% 1 26 2 4 5
13 Attila Decker GK 7 32 14.3% 1 1
Team 4
Total 7 224 100% 76 181 42.0% 37 78 40 27 10 28 35.7% 79 2 4 11
Against 54 186 29.0% 28 85 40 17 18 28 64.3% 70 2 3 8
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Viktor Nagy GK 54 99 54.5%
13 Attila Decker GK 11 20 55.0%
Total 65 119 54.6%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2013 (Cumulative Statistics – Hungary, p. 2).

2011 (Italy, 3rd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 14th
  • Host city:   Shanghai, China
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Italy (3rd title; 1st place in preliminary D group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group D 18 July 2011   White   South Africa Won 17 1 16
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group D 20 July 2011   Blue   United States Won 8 5 3
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group D 22 July 2011   White   Germany Won 7 6 1
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 26 July 2011   White   Spain Won 10 6 4
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 28 July 2011   Blue   Croatia Won 9 8 1
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 30 July 2011   Blue   Serbia Won 8 7 1
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 59 33 26

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2011 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

 
Stefano Tempesti, the captain of Italy, saved 64 shots at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Stefano Tempesti (C) GK R 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 9 June 1979 32 years, 51 days
2 Amaurys Pérez CB R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 18 March 1976 35 years, 134 days
3 Niccolò Gitto CB R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 12 October 1986 24 years, 291 days
4 Pietro Figlioli D R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 May 1984 27 years, 62 days
5 Alex Giorgetti D R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 24 December 1987 23 years, 218 days
6 Maurizio Felugo D R 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 4 March 1981 30 years, 148 days
7 Niccolò Figari CB R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 January 1988 23 years, 187 days
8 Valentino Gallo D L 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 17 July 1985 26 years, 13 days
9 Christian Presciutti D R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 November 1982 28 years, 245 days
10 Deni Fiorentini CB R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 5 June 1984 27 years, 55 days
11 Matteo Aicardi CF R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 19 April 1986 25 years, 102 days
12 Arnaldo Deserti FP R 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 18 April 1979 32 years, 103 days
13 Giacomo Pastorino GK R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 7 June 1980 31 years, 53 days
Average 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 22 April 1983 28 years, 99 days
Coach Alessandro Campagna 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 26 June 1963 48 years, 34 days 2019

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S Pen EX
1 Stefano Tempesti (C) GK 6 198 100% 9 1
2 Amaurys Pérez CB 6 80 40.4% 2 9 22.2% 1 2 2 10 1
3 Niccolò Gitto CB 6 89 44.9% 3 9 33.3% 1 3 1 2 9 1 2
4 Pietro Figlioli D 6 134 67.7% 7 27 25.9% 7 9 3 4 15 15 100% 3
5 Alex Giorgetti D 6 111 56.1% 8 20 40.0% 2 3 7 1 1 2 50.0% 3
6 Maurizio Felugo D 6 141 71.2% 6 19 31.6% 2 8 7 1 1
7 Niccolò Figari CB 6 61 30.8% 2 5 40.0% 2 4 1 3 8 1
8 Valentino Gallo D 6 130 65.7% 7 24 29.2% 5 6 1 5 2
9 Christian Presciutti D 6 152 76.8% 8 13 61.5% 4 5 5 1 3
10 Deni Fiorentini CB 6 102 51.5% 3 8 37.5% 2 2 1 8 9 88.9% 5 1
11 Matteo Aicardi CF 6 97 49.0% 9 24 37.5% 21 4 1 4
12 Arnaldo Deserti FP 6 91 46.0% 4 13 30.8% 10 1 7 1 1
13 Giacomo Pastorino GK 6 0 0.0% 1
Team 2
Total 6 198 100% 59 171 34.5% 24 75 40 22 24 26 92.3% 55 4 6
Against 33 145 22.8% 15 103 33 20 2 26 7.7% 53 3 3
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Stefano Tempesti (C) GK 64 97 66.0%
13 Giacomo Pastorino GK
Total 64 97 66.0%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2011 (Cumulative Statistics – Italy, p. 3).

2009 (Serbia, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 13th
  • Host city:   Rome, Italy
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Serbia (1st title; 2nd place in preliminary C group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group C 20 July 2009   White   Spain Lost 9 11 -2
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group C 22 July 2009   Blue   Kazakhstan Won 20 3 17
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group C 24 July 2009   White   Australia Drawn 8 8 0
Match 4/7 Quarter-final qualification 26 July 2009   White   Italy Won 7 5 2
Match 5/7 Quarter-finals 28 July 2009   Blue   Hungary Won 10 9 1
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 30 July 2009   White   Croatia Won 12 11 1
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 1 August 2009   White   Spain Won 14 13 1
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 71.4% 80 60 20

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2009 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

 
Vanja Udovičić, the captain of Serbia, won his second world title in 2009.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Slobodan Soro GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 December 1978 30 years, 221 days
2 Marko Avramović D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 24 August 1986 22 years, 342 days
3 Živko Gocić D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 22 August 1982 26 years, 344 days
4 Vanja Udovičić (C) CB R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 12 September 1982 26 years, 323 days
5 Slavko Gak D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 9 June 1980 29 years, 53 days
6 Duško Pijetlović CF R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 April 1985 24 years, 98 days
7 Slobodan Nikić CF R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 January 1983 26 years, 188 days
8 Milan Aleksić CB R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 13 May 1986 23 years, 80 days
9 Nikola Rađen CB R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 29 January 1985 24 years, 184 days
10 Filip Filipović D L 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 2 May 1987 22 years, 91 days
11 Andrija Prlainović D R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 28 April 1987 22 years, 95 days
12 Stefan Mitrović D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 March 1988 21 years, 125 days
13 Gojko Pijetlović GK R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 7 August 1983 25 years, 359 days
Average 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 9 June 1984 25 years, 53 days
Coach Dejan Udovičić 27 July 1970 39 years, 5 days

Note: Duško Pijetlović and Gojko Pijetlović are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S Pen EX
1 Slobodan Soro GK 7 220 93.2% 2
2 Marko Avramović D 7 63 26.7% 0 4 0.0% 1 1 1 2 1 1 100% 3
3 Živko Gocić D 7 188 79.7% 4 16 25.0% 9 6 11 6 2 6 33.3% 9 3
4 Vanja Udovičić (C) CB 7 194 82.2% 18 41 43.9% 2 14 7 2 12 3
5 Slavko Gak D 7 136 57.6% 3 11 27.3% 2 7 4 10 17 58.8% 10
6 Duško Pijetlović CF 7 127 53.8% 9 20 45.0% 18 3 3 5 1 1
7 Slobodan Nikić CF 7 104 44.1% 2 11 18.2% 21 1 1 6 2 1
8 Milan Aleksić CB 7 101 42.8% 8 15 53.3% 1 2 1 11 3 2
9 Nikola Rađen CB 7 95 40.3% 2 7 28.6% 1 4 3 12 2 1
10 Filip Filipović D 7 184 78.0% 20 47 42.6% 13 12 7 2 3 5 60.0% 7
11 Andrija Prlainović D 7 210 89.0% 12 33 36.4% 4 11 8 2 5 1
12 Stefan Mitrović D 7 14 5.9% 2 3 66.7% 0 3 0.0%
13 Gojko Pijetlović GK 7 16 6.8% 1
Team 3
Total 7 236 100% 80 208 38.5% 32 99 49 19 16 32 50.0% 80 9 11
Against 60 204 29.4% 15 112 45 11 16 32 50.0% 76 5 6
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Slobodan Soro GK 77 136 56.6%
13 Gojko Pijetlović GK 5 6 83.3%
Total 82 142 57.7%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2009 (Cumulative Statistics – Serbia, p. 2).

2007 (Croatia, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 12th
  • Host city:   Melbourne, Australia
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Croatia (1st title; 1st place in preliminary B group)
Results
Match Round Date Cap
color
Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group B 20 March 2007   White   South Africa Won 13 5 8
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group B 22 March 2007   White   Australia Won 10 9 1
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group B 24 March 2007   White   United States Won 10 8 2
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 28 March 2007   White   Russia Won 13 3 10
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 30 March 2007   Blue   Serbia Won 10 7 3
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 1 April 2007   White   Hungary Won 9 8 1
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 65 40 25

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2007 (Men's Round Summary).

 
Miho Bošković scored 11 goals at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, helping Croatia win gold.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Frano Vićan GK R 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 January 1976 31 years, 67 days
2 Damir Burić CB R 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 December 1980 26 years, 120 days
3 Andro Bušlje CB R 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 4 January 1986 21 years, 87 days
4 Zdeslav Vrdoljak (C) D R 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 15 March 1971 36 years, 17 days
5 Aljoša Kunac CB R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 18 August 1980 26 years, 226 days
6 Maro Joković D L 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 October 1987 19 years, 182 days
7 Mile Smodlaka CF R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 1 January 1976 31 years, 90 days
8 Teo Đogaš D R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 19 February 1977 30 years, 41 days
9 Pavo Marković D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 April 1985 21 years, 346 days
10 Samir Barać D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 2 November 1973 33 years, 150 days
11 Igor Hinić CF R 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 4 December 1975 31 years, 118 days
12 Miho Bošković D R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 January 1983 24 years, 80 days
13 Josip Pavić GK R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 15 January 1982 25 years, 76 days
Average 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 6 September 1979 27 years, 207 days
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 58 years, 298 days 2007

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
Player Pos MP Minutes played Goals/Shots AS TF ST BL Sprints Personal fouls
Min % G Sh % Won SP % 20S Pen EX
1 Frano Vićan GK 6 182 91.9% 1 1
2 Damir Burić CB 6 109 55.1% 6 16 37.5% 4 6 7 2 9 1
3 Andro Bušlje CB 6 85 42.9% 2 11 18.2% 4 6 2 10 1
4 Zdeslav Vrdoljak (C) D 6 116 58.6% 12 19 63.2% 9 4 7 6 7
5 Aljoša Kunac CB 6 85 42.9% 1 11 9.1% 6 4 5 3 6 2 1
6 Maro Joković D 6 114 57.6% 8 17 47.1% 8 2 2 2 5 15 33.3% 4
7 Mile Smodlaka CF 6 89 44.9% 5 11 45.5% 18 1 1 5 1
8 Teo Đogaš D 6 116 58.6% 7 14 50.0% 8 3 4 2 1 2 50.0% 1 1
9 Pavo Marković D 6 115 58.1% 5 11 45.5% 4 7 2 2 0 4 0.0% 11 1
10 Samir Barać D 6 130 65.7% 7 24 29.2% 6 2 5 1 6
11 Igor Hinić CF 6 105 53.0% 1 6 16.7% 2 22 5 1 5 1
12 Miho Bošković D 6 101 51.0% 11 26 42.3% 6 5 5 3 4 5 80.0% 3
13 Josip Pavić GK 6 16 8.1%
Team 6
Total 6 198 100% 65 166 39.2% 54 83 50 25 10 26 38.5% 67 4 5
Against 40 153 26.1% 23 102 36 13 16 26 61.5% 65 1 5
Cap
No.
Player Pos Saves/Shots
Saves Shots %
1 Frano Vićan GK 45 81 55.6%
13 Josip Pavić GK 8 12 66.7%
Total 53 93 57.0%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2007 (Results – Croatia: match 02, match 16, match 19, match 36, match 43, match 48).

2005 (Serbia and Montenegro, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 11th
  • Host city:   Montreal, Canada
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Serbia and Montenegro (1st title; 1st place in preliminary B group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group B 18 July 2005   Cuba Won 21 1 20
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group B 20 July 2005   Japan Won 17 5 12
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group B 22 July 2005   United States Won 8 4 4
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 26 July 2005   Romania Won 10 8 2
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 28 July 2005   Croatia Won 5 4 1
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 30 July 2005   Hungary Won 8 7 1
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 69 29 40

Sources:

 
Aleksandar Šapić, representing Serbia and Montenegro, won world title in 2005.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Denis Šefik GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 20 September 1976 28 years, 313 days
2 Petar Trbojević D R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 9 September 1973 31 years, 324 days
3 Nikola Janović D R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 March 1980 25 years, 130 days
4 Vanja Udovičić D R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 12 September 1982 22 years, 321 days
5 Dejan Savić CB R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 April 1975 30 years, 97 days
6 Danilo Ikodinović D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 4 October 1976 28 years, 299 days
7 Slobodan Nikić CF R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 January 1983 22 years, 186 days
8 Vladimir Gojković D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 29 January 1981 24 years, 182 days
9 Boris Zloković CF R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 16 March 1983 22 years, 136 days
10 Aleksandar Šapić D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 1 June 1978 27 years, 59 days
11 Vladimir Vujasinović (C) CB R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 14 August 1973 31 years, 350 days
12 Predrag Jokić CB R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 3 February 1983 22 years, 177 days
13 Zdravko Radić GK R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 June 1979 26 years, 36 days
Average 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 10 January 1979 26 years, 201 days
Coach Petar Porobić 28 May 1957 48 years, 63 days

Sources:

2003 (Hungary, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 10th
  • Host city:   Barcelona, Spain
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Hungary (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary A group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group A 14 July 2003   Croatia Drawn 7 7 0
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group A 16 July 2003   Romania Won 9 5 4
Match 3/6 Preliminary round – Group A 18 July 2003   Canada Won 13 3 10
Match 4/6 Quarter-finals 22 July 2003   Slovakia Won 13 5 8
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 24 July 2003   Greece Won 9 8 1
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 26 July 2003   Italy Won 11 9 2
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 83.3% 62 37 25

Sources:

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 December 1977 25 years, 216 days 2016
2 Tamás Varga CB R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 14 July 1975 28 years, 12 days
3 Norbert Madaras D L 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 1 December 1979 23 years, 237 days
4 Zsolt Varga CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 9 March 1972 31 years, 139 days
5 Tamás Kásás D R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 20 July 1976 27 years, 6 days 2016
6 Attila Vári CB R 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 February 1976 27 years, 150 days
7 Gergely Kiss D L 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 September 1977 25 years, 308 days 2016
8 Tibor Benedek (C) D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 12 July 1972 31 years, 14 days 2016
9 Rajmund Fodor D R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 February 1976 27 years, 155 days
10 István Gergely GK R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 20 August 1976 26 years, 340 days
11 Barnabás Steinmetz CB R 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 6 October 1975 27 years, 293 days
12 Tamás Molnár CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 2 August 1975 27 years, 358 days 2016
13 Péter Biros D R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1976 27 years, 112 days 2016
Average 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 27 January 1976 27 years, 180 days
Coach Dénes Kemény 14 June 1954 49 years, 42 days 2011

Sources:

2001 (Spain, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 9th
  • Host city:   Fukuoka, Japan
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin quarter-final pool; round-robin quarter-final pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Spain (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary D group; 1st place in quarter-final F group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group D 19 July 2001   Australia Won 8 1 7
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group D 21 July 2001   Japan Won 12 1 11
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group D 22 July 2001   Croatia Won 6 4 2
Match 4/8 Quarter-final round – Group F 24 July 2001   United States Won 10 4 6
Match 5/8 Quarter-final round – Group F 25 July 2001   Netherlands Won 10 5 5
Match 6/8 Quarter-final round – Group F 26 July 2001   Russia Won 9 8 1
Match 7/8 Semi-finals 28 July 2001   Italy Won 4 2 2
Match 8/8 Gold medal match 29 July 2001   FR Yugoslavia[c] Won 4 2 2
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 8 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 63 27 36

Sources:

Roster
# Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
P1 Ángel Andreo GK R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 3 December 1972 28 years, 238 days
P2 Daniel Ballart CB R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 17 March 1973 28 years, 134 days
P3 Salvador Gómez CB R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 March 1968 33 years, 140 days
P4 Gabriel Hernández D R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 2 January 1975 26 years, 208 days
P5 Gustavo Marcos CB R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 December 1972 28 years, 218 days
P6 Guillermo Molina D R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 16 March 1984 17 years, 135 days
P7 Daniel Moro D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 8 August 1973 27 years, 355 days
P8 Iván Moro CB R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 December 1974 26 years, 216 days
P9 Sergi Pedrerol D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 16 December 1969 31 years, 225 days
P10 Iván Pérez CF L 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 29 June 1971 30 years, 30 days
P11 Jesús Rollán (C) GK R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 4 April 1968 33 years, 116 days 2012
P12 Javier Sánchez CF R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 16 June 1975 26 years, 43 days
P13 Carles Sanz D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 May 1975 26 years, 65 days
Average 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 6 July 1973 28 years, 23 days
Coach Juan Jané 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 31 May 1953 48 years, 59 days

Note: Daniel Moro and Iván Moro are brothers.
Sources:

1998 (Spain, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 8th
  • Host city:   Perth, Australia
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin quarter-final pool; round-robin quarter-final pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Spain (1st title; 1st place in preliminary C group; 1st place in quarter-final F group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group C 9 January 1998   South Africa Won 13 3 10
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group C 10 January 1998   Greece Won 7 6 1
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group C 11 January 1998   Brazil Won 9 3 6
Match 4/8 Quarter-final round – Group F 13 January 1998   Slovakia Won 15 8 7
Match 5/8 Quarter-final round – Group F 14 January 1998   United States Won 5 4 1
Match 6/8 Quarter-final round – Group F 15 January 1998   Australia Won 5 4 1
Match 7/8 Semi-finals 17 January 1998   FR Yugoslavia[c] Won 5 3 2
Match 8/8 Gold medal match 18 January 1998   Hungary Won 6 4 2
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 8 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 65 35 30

Sources:

 
36-year-old Manuel Estiarte, the captain of Spain, won world title in 1998.
Roster
# Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
P1 Daniel Ballart CB R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 17 March 1973 24 years, 307 days
P2 Manuel Estiarte (C) D R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 26 October 1961 36 years, 84 days 2007
P3 Pedro García D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 9 December 1968 29 years, 40 days
P4 Salvador Gómez CB R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 March 1968 29 years, 313 days
P5 Miguel Gonzales GK
P6 Gustavo Marcos CB R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 December 1972 25 years, 26 days
P7 Rubén Michavila FP 11 May 1970 27 years, 252 days
P8 Iván Moro CB R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 December 1974 23 years, 24 days
P9 Sergi Pedrerol D L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 16 December 1969 28 years, 33 days
P10 Iván Pérez CF L 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 29 June 1971 26 years, 203 days
P11 Jesús Rollán GK R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 4 April 1968 29 years, 289 days 2012
P12 Jordi Sans CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 3 August 1965 32 years, 168 days
P13 Carles Sanz D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 May 1975 22 years, 238 days
Average 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[d] 84 kg (185 lb)[e] 5 February 1970 27 years, 347 days[f]
Coach Juan Jané 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 31 May 1953 44 years, 232 days

Sources:

1994 (Italy, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 7th
  • Host city:   Rome, Italy
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin quarter-final pool; round-robin quarter-final pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Italy (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary D group; 1st place in quarter-final F group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group D 2 September 1994   Kazakhstan Won 13 7 6
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group D 3 September 1994   Hungary Won 11 10 1
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group D 4 September 1994   Canada Won 9 2 7
Match 4/7 Quarter-final round – Group F 6 September 1994   Russia Won 7 6 1
Match 5/7 Quarter-final round – Group F 7 September 1994   Greece Won 7 4 3
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 9 September 1994   Croatia Won 8 5 3
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 10 September 1994   Spain Won 10 5 5
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 7 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100% 65 39 26

Sources:

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
Goals ISHOF
member
1 Francesco Attolico GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 23 March 1963 31 years, 171 days 0
2 Marco D'Altrui FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 25 April 1964 30 years, 138 days 2 2010
3 Alessandro Bovo FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 1 January 1969 25 years, 252 days 2
4 Pino Porzio FP 26 February 1967 27 years, 196 days 7
5 Alessandro Campagna FP R 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 June 1963 31 years, 76 days 10 2019
6 Roberto Calcaterra FP 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 6 February 1972 22 years, 216 days 1
7 Mario Fiorillo FP 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 16 December 1962 31 years, 268 days 2
8 Francesco Porzio FP L 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 26 January 1966 28 years, 227 days 12
9 Amedeo Pomilio FP L 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 11 February 1967 27 years, 211 days 9
10 Ferdinando Gandolfi FP 5 January 1967 27 years, 248 days 8
11 Massimiliano Ferretti FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 22 June 1966 28 years, 80 days 6
12 Carlo Silipo FP R 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 10 September 1971 23 years, 0 days 6
13 Gianni Averaimo GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 10 September 1964 30 years, 0 days 0
Average 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[d] 81 kg (179 lb)[e] 24 July 1966 28 years, 48 days 65
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 46 years, 95 days 2007

Note: Francesco Porzio and Pino Porzio are brothers.
Sources:

  • Official Reports (FINA) (PDF): "World Champions–Team Line-up" (p. 17);
  • Olympedia: "Olympians Who Won a Medal at the World Aquatics Championships";
  • Todor66: "1994 World Championship (men's tournament)";
  • ISHOF: "Honorees by Country".

1991 (Yugoslavia, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 6th
  • Host city:   Perth, Australia
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin quarter-final pool; round-robin quarter-final pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Yugoslavia (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary B group; 1st place in quarter-final E group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group B 5 January 1991   Spain Won 8 3 5
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group B 6 January 1991   Romania Won 16 6 10
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group B 7 January 1991   China Won 25 9 16
Match 4/7 Quarter-final round – Group E 9 January 1991   Soviet Union Lost 8 9 -1
Match 5/7 Quarter-final round – Group E 10 January 1991   Italy Won 9 6 3
Match 6/7 Semi-finals 12 January 1991   United States Won 7 6 1
Match 7/7 Gold medal match 13 January 1991   Spain Won 8 7 1
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 85.7% 81 46 35

Sources:

Roster
# Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
P1 Mislav Bezmalinović FP 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 11 May 1967 23 years, 247 days
P2 Perica Bukić FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 February 1966 24 years, 327 days 2008
P3 Viktor Jelenić FP R 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 31 October 1970 20 years, 74 days
P4 Igor Milanović FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 18 December 1965 25 years, 26 days 2006
P5 Vitomir Padovan FP
P6 Dušan Popović FP 15 June 1970 20 years, 212 days
P7 Renco Posinković GK 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 4 January 1964 27 years, 9 days
P8 Goran Rađenović FP 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 4 November 1966 24 years, 70 days
P9 Dubravko Šimenc FP R 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 November 1966 24 years, 72 days
P10 Aleksandar Šoštar GK 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 21 January 1964 26 years, 357 days 2011
P11 Vaso Subotić FP 29 April 1969 21 years, 259 days
P12 Anto Vasović FP
P13 Mirko Vičević FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 30 June 1968 22 years, 197 days
Average 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[g] 95 kg (209 lb)[h] 20 April 1967 23 years, 268 days[i]
Coach Nikola Stamenić 17 April 1949 41 years, 271 days

Sources:

1986 (Yugoslavia, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 5th
  • Host city:   Madrid, Spain
  • Number of participating teams: 15
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin quarter-final pool; round-robin quarter-final pools advanced teams to classification matches
  • Champion:   Yugoslavia (1st title; 1st place in preliminary B group; 1st place in quarter-final E group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6 Preliminary round – Group B 14 August 1986   Australia Won 12 4 8
Match 2/6 Preliminary round – Group B 16 August 1986   Cuba Drawn 11 11 0
Match 3/6 Quarter-final round – Group E 18 August 1986   Spain Won 10 6 4
Match 4/6 Quarter-final round – Group E 19 August 1986   Italy Won 8 5 3
Match 5/6 Semi-finals 21 August 1986   Soviet Union Won 8 6 2
Match 6/6 Gold medal match 22 August 1986   Italy Won 12 11 1
Total Matches played: 6 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 83.3% 61 43 18

Sources:

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos L/R Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Milorad Krivokapić GK 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 8 January 1956 30 years, 226 days
2 Deni Lušić FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 April 1962 24 years, 130 days
3 Zoran Petrović FP 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 22 August 1960 26 years, 0 days
4 Perica Bukić FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 February 1966 20 years, 183 days 2008
5 Veselin Đuho FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 January 1960 26 years, 229 days
6 Dragan Andrić FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 6 June 1962 24 years, 77 days
7 Mirko Vičević FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 30 June 1968 18 years, 53 days
8 Dubravko Šimenc FP 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 November 1966 19 years, 293 days
9 Goran Sukno FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 6 April 1959 27 years, 138 days
10 Tomislav Paškvalin FP L 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 August 1961 24 years, 358 days
11 Igor Milanović FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 18 December 1965 20 years, 247 days 2006
12 Anto Vasović FP
13 Andrija Popović GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 22 September 1959 26 years, 334 days
Average 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[a] 93 kg (205 lb)[b] 16 June 1962 24 years, 67 days[f]
Coach Ratko Rudić 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7 June 1948 38 years, 76 days 2007

Sources:

1982 (Soviet Union, 2nd title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 4th
  • Host city:   Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin semi-final pool; round-robin semi-final pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Soviet Union (2nd title; 1st place in preliminary B group; 1st place in semi-final E group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7 Preliminary round – Group B 29 July 1982   Australia Won 11 8 3
Match 2/7 Preliminary round – Group B 30 July 1982   United States Won 8 5 3
Match 3/7 Preliminary round – Group B 31 July 1982   Egypt Won 16 1 15
Match 4/7 Semi-final round – Group E 3 August 1982   Spain Won 8 7 1
Match 5/7 Semi-final round – Group E 4 August 1982   West Germany Won 11 8 3
Match 6/7 Final round – Group 6 August 1982   Netherlands Won 7 5 2
Match 7/7 Final round – Group 7 August 1982   Hungary Drawn 7 7 0
Total Matches played: 7 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 85.7% 68 41 27

Sources:

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
P1 Vladimir Akimov FP 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 20 July 1953 29 years, 18 days
P2 Mikhail Ivanov FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 18 April 1958 24 years, 111 days
P3 Aleksandr Kabanov FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 11 June 1948 34 years, 57 days 2001
P4 Alexander Kleymenov GK
P5 Sergey Kotenko FP 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 2 December 1956 25 years, 248 days
P6 Nurlan Mendygaliyev FP 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1961 21 years, 124 days
P7 Giorgi Mshvenieradze FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 12 August 1960 21 years, 360 days
P8 Erkin Shagaev FP 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 12 February 1959 23 years, 176 days
P9 Yevgeny Sharonov GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 December 1958 23 years, 239 days 2003
P10 Nikolai Smirnov FP 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 February 1961 21 years, 161 days
P11 Aleksey Vdovin FP 17 June 1963 19 years, 51 days
Average 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[g] 88 kg (194 lb)[h] 6 March 1958 24 years, 154 days[j]
Coach Boris Popov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 21 March 1941 41 years, 139 days 2019

Sources:

1978 (Italy, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 3rd
  • Host city:   West Berlin, West Germany
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin semi-final pool; round-robin semi-final pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Italy (1st title; 2nd place in preliminary A group; 1st place in semi-final E group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group A 19 August 1978   Australia Won 6 5 1
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group A 20 August 1978   Soviet Union Drawn 5 5 0
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group A 21 August 1978   Canada Won 4 2 2
Match 4/8 Semi-final round – Group E 22 August 1978   Romania Won 7 2 5
Match 5/8 Semi-final round – Group E 23 August 1978   United States Drawn 4 4 0
Match 6/8 Final round – Group 25 August 1978   Yugoslavia Won 6 5 1
Match 7/8 Final round – Group 26 August 1978   Soviet Union Won 5 4 1
Match 8/8 Final round – Group 27 August 1978   Hungary Drawn 4 4 0
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 3 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 62.5% 41 31 10

Sources:

 
Gianni De Magistris of Italy won world title in 1978.
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Alberto Alberani GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 22 May 1947 31 years, 97 days
2 Roldano Simeoni FP 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 7 June 1953 25 years, 81 days
3 Silvio Baracchini FP 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 28 August 1950 27 years, 364 days
4 Sante Marsili FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 31 October 1950 27 years, 300 days
5 Massimo Fondelli FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 9 February 1954 24 years, 199 days
6 Gianni De Magistris FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 3 December 1950 27 years, 267 days 1995
7 Alessandro Ghibellini FP 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 15 October 1947 30 years, 316 days
8 Marco Galli FP 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 5 March 1957 21 years, 175 days
9 Paolo Ragosa FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 11 September 1954 23 years, 350 days
10 Romeo Collina FP 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 7 June 1953 25 years, 81 days
11 Mario Scotti-Galletta GK
Average 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[k] 81 kg (179 lb)[l] 16 January 1952 26 years, 223 days[j]
Coach Gianni Lonzi 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 4 August 1938 40 years, 23 days 2009

Sources:

1975 (Soviet Union, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 2nd
  • Host city:   Cali, Colombia
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin semi-final pool; round-robin semi-final pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Soviet Union (1st title; 1st place in preliminary C group; 1st place in semi-final F group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group C 19 July 1975   United States Drawn 4 4 0
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group C 20 July 1975   Iran Won 13 2 11
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group C 21 July 1975   Spain Won 7 4 3
Match 4/8 Semi-final round – Group F 22 July 1975   Italy Won 3 2 1
Match 5/8 Semi-final round – Group F 23 July 1975   Netherlands Won 4 2 2
Match 6/8 Final round – Group 25 July 1975   Cuba Won 8 3 5
Match 7/8 Final round – Group 26 July 1975   Italy Drawn 5 5 0
Match 8/8 Final round – Group 27 July 1975   Hungary Won 5 4 1
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 2 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 75.0% 49 26 23

Sources:

  • Head coach:  
Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
P1 Aleksei Barkalov FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 18 February 1946 29 years, 159 days 1993
P2 Aleksandr Dolgushin FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 7 March 1946 29 years, 142 days 2010
P3 Aleksandr Dreval FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 17 July 1944 31 years, 10 days
P4 Sergey Gorshov FP
P5 Aleksandr Kabanov FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 11 June 1948 27 years, 46 days 2001
P6 Anatoly Klebanov GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 8 October 1952 22 years, 292 days
P7 Nikolay Melnikov FP 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 January 1948 27 years, 184 days
P8 Aleksandr Rodionov FP
P9 Vitaly Romanchuk FP 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 14 March 1950 25 years, 135 days
P10 Vitaly Rozkov FP
P11 Aleksandr Zakharov GK 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 3 April 1954 21 years, 115 days
Average 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[m] 88 kg (194 lb)[n] 27 October 1948 26 years, 273 days[o]

Sources:

1973 (Hungary, 1st title)Edit

  • Edition of men's tournament: 1st
  • Host city:   Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Number of participating teams: 16
  • Competition format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to the round-robin final pool
  • Champion:   Hungary (1st title; 1st place in preliminary B group)
Results
Match Round Date Opponent Result Goals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/8 Preliminary round – Group B 2 September 1973   Spain Won 7 3 4
Match 2/8 Preliminary round – Group B 3 September 1973   Israel Won 15 0 15
Match 3/8 Preliminary round – Group B 4 September 1973   Italy Won 6 4 2
Match 4/8 Preliminary round – Group B 5 September 1973   Romania Won 8 4 4
Match 5/8 Final round – Group 6 September 1973   United States Won 6 2 4
Match 6/8 Final round – Group 7 September 1973   Hungary Won 5 4 1
Match 7/8 Final round – Group 8 September 1973   Yugoslavia Drawn 3 3 0
Match 8/8 Final round – Group 9 September 1973   Cuba Won 8 4 4
Total Matches played: 8 • Wins: 7 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 87.5% 58 24 34

Sources:

Roster
Cap
No.
Player Pos Height Weight Date of birth Age of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
P1 Balazs Balla FP
P2 András Bodnár FP 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 9 April 1942 31 years, 153 days 2017
P3 Gábor Csapó FP 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 20 September 1950 22 years, 354 days
P4 Tibor Cservenyák GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 8 August 1948 25 years, 32 days
P5 Tamás Faragó FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 August 1952 21 years, 35 days 1993
P6 István Görgényi FP 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 2 November 1946 26 years, 311 days
P7 Zoltán Kásás FP 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 15 September 1946 26 years, 359 days
P8 Ferenc Konrád FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 17 April 1945 28 years, 145 days
P9 Endre Molnár GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 23 July 1945 28 years, 48 days
P10 László Sárosi FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 12 October 1946 26 years, 332 days
P11 István Szívós Jr. FP 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 24 April 1948 25 years, 138 days 1996
Average 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[k] 91 kg (201 lb)[l] 15 May 1947 26 years, 117 days[j]
Coach Dezső Gyarmati 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 23 October 1927 45 years, 321 days 1976

Sources:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Average height of 12 players.
  2. ^ a b Average weight of 12 players.
  3. ^ a b After the breakup of Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia men's national water polo team participated in the 1998 and 2001 World Aquatics Championships.
  4. ^ a b Average height of 11 players.
  5. ^ a b Average weight of 11 players.
  6. ^ a b Average age of 12 players.
  7. ^ a b Average height of 9 players.
  8. ^ a b Average weight of 9 players.
  9. ^ Average age of 11 players.
  10. ^ a b c Average age of 10 players.
  11. ^ a b Average height of 10 players.
  12. ^ a b Average weight of 10 players.
  13. ^ Average height of 8 players.
  14. ^ Average weight of 8 players.
  15. ^ Average age of 8 players.

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Official Reports (FINA)Edit

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Official Results Books (FINA)Edit

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OlympediaEdit

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Todor66Edit

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ISHOFEdit

International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) website:

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