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Montenegro men's national water polo team

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The Montenegro men's national water polo team represents Montenegro in international men's water polo competitions and is controlled by the Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro.

Montenegro
Flag of Montenegro.svg
Nickname(s)Crvene ajkule (The Red Sharks)
AssociationWater Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachVladimir Gojković
Asst coachZoran Ivanovski
CaptainMiloš Šćepanović
FINA codeMNE
First international
 Italy 10–11  Montenegro
(Trieste, Italy; December 2006)
Biggest win
 Montenegro 30–3   Switzerland
(Kotor, Montenegro; March 2007)
Olympic Games
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best result4th place (2008, 2012, 2016)
World Championships
Appearances5 (first in 2009)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2013)
World League
Appearances7 (first in 2007)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2009, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2008)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances2 (first in 2009)
Best resultBronze medal icon.svg (2018)
Montenegro men's national water polo team
Medal record
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2013 Barcelona Team
World League
Gold medal – first place 2009 Podgorica
Gold medal – first place 2018 Budapest
Silver medal – second place 2010 Niš
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Chelyabinsk
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Dubai
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Málaga
Silver medal – second place 2012 Eindhoven
Silver medal – second place 2016 Belgrade
Mediterranean Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Tarragona

Contents

Prior historyEdit

Between 1918 and 1991, Montenegro was part of Yugoslavia, and its players participated in the Yugoslavia national water polo team. Between 1992 and 2006, it was part of FR Yugoslavia, later Serbia and Montenegro, so Montenegrin players played for those teams; Serbia is the sole successor to these countries so those results are recorded at Serbia national water polo team.

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position
  2008 Beijing 4th
  2012 London 4th
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 4th
Total Qualified: 3/3

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
  2009 Rome 9th
  2011 Shanghai 7th
  2013 Barcelona  
  2015 Kazan 5th
  2017 Budapest 5th
Total Qualified: 5/5

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
  2008 Malaga  
  2010 Zagreb 5th
  2012 Eindhoven  
  2014 Budapest 4th
  2016 Belgrade  
  2018 Barcelona 6th
Total Qualified: 6/6

FINA World LeagueEdit

Year Position
  2007 Berlin Preliminary round
  2008 Genoa 4th
  2009 Podgorica  
  2010 Niš  
  2011 Florence 5th
  2012 Almaty Did not participate
  2013 Chelyabinsk  
  2014 Dubai  
  2015 Bergamo Preliminary round
  2016 Huizhou Preliminary round
  2017 Ruza Did not participate
  2018 Budapest  
Total Participated: 10/12
Super Final: 7/10

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Year Position
  2009 Pescara 5th
  2013 Mersin Did not participate
  2018 Tarragona  
Total Participated: 2/3

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship.[1]

Head coach: Vladimir Gojković

No Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight Club
1 Dejan Lazović (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 28) Goalkeeper R 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)   Pallanuoto Sport Management
2 Draško Brguljan (1984-12-27) 27 December 1984 (age 33) Defender R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb)   Orvosegyetem SC
3 Dragan Drašković (1988-01-09) 9 January 1988 (age 30) Wing R 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb)   PVK Jadran
4 Marko Petković (1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 29) All-round R 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb)   PVK Jadran
5 Đuro Radović (1999-02-20) 20 February 1999 (age 19) Wing L 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)   PVK Jadran
6 Aleksandar Radović (1987-02-24)24 February 1987 (aged 31) Wing R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb)   Waspo Hannover
7 Mlađan Janović (1984-06-11) 11 June 1984 (age 34) Wing R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)   AN Brescia
8 Bogdan Đurđić (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 22) Wing R 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb)   CN Marseille
9 Aleksandar Ivović (1986-02-24) 24 February 1986 (age 32) Wing R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb)   Pro Recco
10 Saša Mišić (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 31) Centre forward R 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb)   Miskolci VLC
11 Uroš Čučković (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 28) Defender R 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb)   Egri VK
12 Vladan Spaić (1997-06-18) 18 June 1997 (age 21) Centre forward R 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb)   PVK Jadran
13 Miloš Šćepanović (1982-09-10) 10 September 1982 (age 36) Goalkeeper R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb)   CN Marseille

CoachesEdit

Notable playersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ one of Montenegrin athletes with the highest number of medals
  2. ^ first captain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2018bcn.microplustiming.com. 16 July 2018.

External linksEdit