Serbia and Montenegro men's national water polo team

The Serbia and Montenegro men's national water polo team, also widely known as the FR Yugoslavia men's national water polo team, represented Serbia and Montenegro in international water polo games, from 1993 to 2006. It was governed by the Water Polo Association of FR Yugoslavia (1992–2003), then the Water Polo Association of Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006). The team won medals in the Olympics, World and European Championships, FINA World Cup, FINA World League, Mediterranean Games and Universiade.

FR Yugoslavia
1992–2003
Serbia and Montenegro
2003–2006
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg
FINA codeYUG (1992–2003);
SCG (2003–2006)
AssociationWater Polo Association of FR Yugoslavia (1992–2003);
Water Polo Association of Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Last international
Serbia and Montenegro  6–4  Spain
(Athens, Greece; 6 August 2006)
Olympic Games
Appearances3 (first in 1996)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) (2004)
World Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1998)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (2005)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1997)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (2006)
World League
Appearances4 (first in 2003)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (2005, 2006)
European Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1997)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (2001, 2003)
Europa Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2018)
Best result4th (2018)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances3 (first in 1997)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (1997)

HistoryEdit

After the breakup of Yugoslavia, in 1991–1992, the original Yugoslavia men's national water polo team was dissolved. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina NT), Croatia (Croatia NT), Macedonia (Macedonia NT) (later known as North Macedonia), and Slovenia (Slovenia NT) then formed their own national teams. While the then remaining and smaller Yugoslavia (originally known as FR Yugoslavia, and later as Serbia and Montenegro) formed its own national team.

That national team was originally named either "Yugoslavia men's national water polo team", or "FR Yugoslavia men's national water polo team", from 1992 until 2003, after the country's name at the time. In 2003, after the country was renamed from FR Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro, the team was also renamed to "Serbia and Montenegro men's national water polo team". After Serbia and Montenegro split up, in 2006, and became the independent countries of Serbia and Montenegro, they each formed their own successor national teams. The first appearance of the Serbia men's national water polo team at a major international competition was at the 2006 European Championship. While the first appearance of the Montenegro men's national water polo team at a major international competition was at the 2007 FINA World League.

NamesEdit

  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FR Yugoslavia) men's national water polo team: 1992–2003
  • Serbia and Montenegro men's national water polo team: 2003–2006

Predecessor and successor teamsEdit

Competitive recordEdit

MedalsEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
World Championship 1 1 2 4
World Cup 1 0 1 2
World League 2 1 0 3
European Championship 2 1 0 3
Mediterranean Games 1 0 1 2
Summer Universiade 1 1 0 2
Total 8 5 5 18

Olympic GamesEdit

Year[1] Position
1936 to 1988 Part of SFR Yugoslavia
as   FR Yugoslavia
  1992 Barcelona Suspended
  1996 Atlanta 8th
  2000 Sydney  
as   Serbia and Montenegro
  2004 Athens  

World ChampionshipEdit

Year[1] Position
1973 to 1991 Part of SFR Yugoslavia
as   FR Yugoslavia
  1994 Rome Suspended
  1998 Perth  
  2001 Fukuoka  
as   Serbia and Montenegro
  2003 Barcelona  
  2005 Montreal  

World CupEdit

Year[1] Position
1979 to 1991 Part of SFR Yugoslavia
as   FR Yugoslavia
  1993 Athens Suspended
  1995 Atlanta Did not participate
  1997 Athens 7th
  1999 Sydney 5th
  2002 Belgrade  
as   Serbia and Montenegro
  2006 Budapest  

World LeagueEdit

Year[1] Position
as   FR Yugoslavia
  2002 Patras Did not participate
as   Serbia and Montenegro
  2003 New York 4th
  2004 Long Beach  
  2005 Belgrade  
  2006 Athens  

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
1950 to 1991 Part of SFR Yugoslavia
as   FR Yugoslavia
  1993 Sheffield Suspended
  1995 Vienna Did not participate
  1997 Seville  
  1999 Florence 7th
  2001 Budapest  
as   Serbia and Montenegro
  2003 Kranj  

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Year Position
1959 to 1991 Part of SFR Yugoslavia
as   FR Yugoslavia
  1993 Languedoc-Roussillon Suspended
  1997 Bari  
  2001 Tunis 4th
as   Serbia and Montenegro
  2005 Almeria  

TeamEdit

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "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.