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Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team rosters

This is a list of the players who were on the rosters of the given teams who participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for men's water polo. The men's tournament included twelve teams, with a maximum of thirteen players per team.

Pool AEdit

Abbreviations
Pos. Position Cap number
CF Centre Forward CB Centre Back
D Defense GK Goalkeeper

  AustraliaEdit

The following is the Australian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 James Stanton GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 July 1983   CN Novarra Barcelona
2 Richie Campbell CB 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 18 September 1987   CN Barcelona
3 Trent Franklin D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 12 February 1979   Sydney ONI
4 Pietro Figlioli D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 29 May 1984   Chiavari Nouk
5 Robert Maitland CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 4 September 1983   CN Mediferrow Barcelona
6 Anthony Martin D 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 22 March 1985   KFC Breakers Brisbane
7 Tim Neesham D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 20 October 1979   Fremantle Perth
8 Sam McGregor CB 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 12 August 1984   CN Alcorcon Madrid
9 Thomas Whalan D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 13 October 1980   Savona
10 Gavin Woods CF 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 March 1978   Balmain Tigers Sydney
11 Rhys Howden D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 2 April 1987   Brisbane Barracudas
12 Jamie Beadsworth CF 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 110 kg (240 lb) 11 June 1985   Fremantle Perth
13 Rafael Sterk GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 January 1978   KFC Breakers Brisbane
Head coach: John Fox

  CanadaEdit

The following is the Canadian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Robin Randall GK 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 1 May 1980   Regina Squids
2 Con Kudaba CB 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 17 May 1987   Fraser Valley
3 Devon Diggle D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 15 June 1988   DDO Montreal
4 Kevin Mitchell D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 21 June 1981   Fraser Valley
5 Justin Boyd D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 April 1989   DDO Montreal
6 Thomas Marks CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 2 June 1980   Vancouver Vikings
7 Brandon Jung D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 April 1986   Storm Vancouver
8 Kevin Graham D 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 April 1986   Regina Squids
9 Aaron Feltham D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 16 April 1982   Lindsay
10 Sasa Palamarevic CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 16 July 1986   Hull
11 Jean Sayegh D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 June 1981   Les Hydres de Quebec
12 Nathaniel Miller CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 September 1979   DDO Montreal
13 Nic Youngblud GK 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 16 January 1981   Hamilton Aquatic
Head coach: Dragan Jovanović

  GreeceEdit

The following is the Greek roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Nikolaos Deligiannis GK 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 3 September 1976   Olympiacos
2 Anastasios Schizas CB 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 18 February 1977   Olympiacos
3 Dimitrios Mazis D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 5 September 1976   Ethnikos Piraeus
4 Konstantinos Kokkinakis CB 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 9 October 1975   Ethnikos Piraeus
5 Ioannis Thomakos D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 14 March 1977   Panionios
6 Argyris Theodoropoulos D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 13 January 1981   Olympiacos
7 Christos Afroudakis D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 May 1984   Olympiacos
8 Georgios Ntoskas D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 11 November 1984   Olympiacos
9 Georgios Afroudakis CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 17 October 1976   Olympiacos
10 Dimitrios Miteloudis CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 11 February 1982   Vouliagmeni
11 Antonios Vlontakis CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 10 October 1975   Ethnikos Piraeus
12 Emmanouil Mylonakis D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 9 April 1985   Ethnikos Piraeus
13 Georgios Reppas GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 11 December 1974   Panionios
Head coach:

  HungaryEdit

The following is the Hungarian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Zoltán Szécsi GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 22 December 1977   ZF Eger
2 Tamás Varga CB 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 14 July 1975   Szeged Beton
3 Norbert Madaras D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 1 December 1979   Pro Recco
4 Dénes Varga D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 March 1987   Vasas SC
5 Tamás Kásás D 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 20 July 1976   Pro Recco
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 4 March 1984   Fiorentina
7 Gergely Kiss CF 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 21 September 1977   Honvéd-Domino
8 Tibor Benedek D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 12 July 1972   Pro Recco
9 Dániel Varga D 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 September 1983   Vasas SC
10 Péter Biros D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1976   ZF Eger
11 Gábor Kis CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 27 September 1982   ZF Eger
12 Tamás Molnár CF 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 2 August 1975   Honvéd-Domino
13 István Gergely GK 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 20 August 1976   Honvéd-Domino
Head coach: Dénes Kemény

  MontenegroEdit

The following is the Montenegrin roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Zdravko Radić GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 June 1979   VK Primorac Kotor
2 Draško Brguljan D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 December 1984   VK Primorac Kotor
3 Vjekoslav Pasković D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 March 1985   VK Primorac Kotor
4 Nikola Vukčević CF 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 14 November 1985   PVK Jadran
5 Nikola Janović D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 March 1980   Posillipo Naples
6 Milan Tičić CB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 August 1979   PVK Budvanska rivijera
7 Mlađan Janović D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 11 June 1984   VK Primorac Kotor
8 Veljko Uskoković D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 March 1971   PVK Budvanska rivijera
9 Aleksandar Ivović CB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 24 February 1986   PVK Jadran
10 Boris Zloković CF 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 16 March 1983   Posillipo Naples
11 Vladimir Gojković D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 29 January 1981   PVK Jadran
12 Predrag Jokić CB 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 3 February 1983   Pro Recco
13 Miloš Šćepanović GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 9 October 1982   PVK Jadran
Head coach: Petar Porobić

  SpainEdit

The following is the Spanish roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Iñaki Aguilar GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 9 September 1983   CN Barcelona
2 Mario José García CB 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 15 July 1983   CN Alcorcon
3 David Martín D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 2 January 1977   CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
4 Ricardo Perrone D 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 21 December 1976   CN Barcelona
5 Guillermo Molina D 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 16 March 1984   Brescia
6 Marc Minguell CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 14 January 1985   CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
7 Iván Gallego CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 13 April 1984   CN Terrassa
8 Svilen Piralkov D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 8 April 1975   CN Terrassa
9 Xavier Vallès CF 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 4 September 1979   CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
10 Felipe Perrone D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 February 1986   Savona
11 Iván Pérez CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (240 lb) 29 June 1971   CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
12 Xavier García D 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 5 January 1984   CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
13 Ángel Andreo GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 3 December 1972   Waterpolo Zaragoza
Head coach: Rafael Aguilar

Group BEdit

  ChinaEdit

The following is the Chinese roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ge Weiqing GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 25 April 1977   Shanghai
2 Liang Zhongxing CB 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 23 December 1986   Guangdong Guangzhou
3 Wu Zhiyu CB 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 9 September 1983   Shanghai
4 Yu Lijun CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 28 November 1978   Shanghai
5 Li Jun CB 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 18 October 1980   Huana Changsha
6 Tan Feihu CF 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 1 January 1987   Huana Changsha
7 Wang Yong D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 29 January 1979   Shanghai
8 Li Bin D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 October 1983   Shanghai
9 Wang Beiming D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 13 August 1983   Shanghai
10 Xie Junmin D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 17 May 1983   Guangdong Guangzhou
11 Han Zhidong D 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 29 July 1977   Guangdong Guangzhou
12 Wang Yang D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 17 January 1983   Guangdong Guangzhou
13 Ma Jianjun GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 8 October 1984   Shanghai
Head coach: Wang Minhui

  CroatiaEdit

The following is the Croatian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Frano Vićan GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 January 1976   VK Jug Dubrovnik
2 Damir Burić CB 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 December 1980   HAVK Mladost
3 Andro Bušlje CB 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 4 January 1986   VK Jug Dubrovnik
4 Zdeslav Vrdoljak D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 15 March 1971   HAVK Mladost
5 Aljoša Kunac CB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 18 August 1980   Cattaro Kotor
6 Maro Joković D 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 October 1987   VK Jug Dubrovnik
7 Mile Smodlaka CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 1 January 1976   VK Jug Dubrovnik
8 Teo Đogaš D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 19 February 1977   Cattaro Kotor
9 Pavo Marković D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 April 1985   VK Jug Dubrovnik
10 Samir Barač D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 2 November 1973   Primorje EB
11 Igor Hinić CF 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (240 lb) 4 December 1975   HAVK Mladost
12 Miho Bošković D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 January 1983   VK Jug Dubrovnik
13 Josip Pavić GK 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 15 January 1982   HAVK Mladost
Head coach: Ratko Rudić

  GermanyEdit

The following is the German roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Alexander Tchigir GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 6 November 1968   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
2 Florian Naroska CB 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 16 April 1982   SSV Esslingen
3 Julian Real CB 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 December 1989   Amateur SC Duisburg
4 Marko Savić D 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 11 January 1981   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
5 Marko Stamm CB 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 30 August 1988   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
6 Marc Politze CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 20 October 1977   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
7 Heiko Nossek D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 14 March 1982   SSV Esslingen
8 Thomas Schertwitis CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 September 1972   Sintez Kazan
9 Tobias Kreuzmann D 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 15 June 1981   Amateur SC Duisburg
10 Moritz Oeler D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 21 October 1985   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
11 Andreas Schlotterbeck CF 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 2 March 1982   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
12 Sören Mackeben D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 January 1979   Wasserfreunde Spandau 04
13 Michael Zellmer GK 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 August 1977   Waspo Hannover
Head coach: Hagen Stamm

  ItalyEdit

The following is the Italian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Stefano Tempesti GK 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 9 June 1979   Pro Recco
2 Luigi Di Costanzo D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 5 February 1982   Posillipo Naples
3 Leonardo Binchi CB 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 August 1975   Brescia
4 Fabrizio Buonocore CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 April 1977   Posillipo Naples
5 Valentino Gallo D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 17 July 1985   Posillipo Naples
6 Maurizio Felugo D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 4 March 1981   Pro Recco
7 Andrea Mangiante CB 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 1 July 1976   Pro Recco
8 Alberto Angelini D 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 September 1974   Pro Recco
9 Fabio Bencivenga CF 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 20 January 1976   Posillipo Naples
10 Alessandro Calcaterra CF 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 May 1975   Pro Recco
11 Leonardo Sottani D 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 1 November 1973   Cremona
12 Federico Mistrangelo D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 11 May 1981   Savona
13 Fabio Violetti GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 1 February 1974   Posillipo Naples
Head coach: Paolo Malara

  SerbiaEdit

The following is the Serbian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Denis Šefik GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 120 kg (260 lb) 20 September 1979   PVK Budvanska rivijera
2 Andrija Prlainović D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 28 April 1987   VK Partizan
3 Živko Gocić CF 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 August 1982   Olympiacos
4 Vanja Udovičić CB 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 12 September 1982   Pro Recco
5 Dejan Savić CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 120 kg (260 lb) 24 April 1975   Sintez Kazan
6 Duško Pijetlović CF 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 25 April 1985   VK Partizan
7 Nikola Rađen CB 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 29 January 1985   VK Partizan
8 Filip Filipović D 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 2 May 1987   VK Partizan
9 Aleksandar Ćirić D 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 30 December 1977   PVK Budvanska rivijera
10 Aleksandar Šapić D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 1 June 1978   Shturm 2002 Chekhov
11 Vladimir Vujasinović CB 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 14 August 1973   VK Partizan
12 Branko Peković CF 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 7 May 1979   Dynamo Moscow
13 Slobodan Soro GK 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 December 1978   VK Partizan
Head coach: Dejan Udovičić

  United StatesEdit

The following is the American roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Merrill Moses GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 13 August 1977   The New York Athletic Club
2 Peter Varellas D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 2 October 1984   Olympic Club
3 Peter Hudnut CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 16 February 1980   Los Angeles WP Club
4 Jeff Powers CB 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 21 January 1980   Newport Aquatics Foundation
5 Adam Wright D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 4 May 1977   The New York Athletic Club
6 Rick Merlo D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 5 August 1982   The New York Athletic Club
7 Layne Beaubien D 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 4 July 1976   The New York Athletic Club
8 Tony Azevedo D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 November 1981   The New York Athletic Club
9 Ryan Bailey CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 28 August 1975   Newport Aquatics Foundation
10 Tim Hutten CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 4 June 1985   Newport Aquatics Foundation
11 Jesse Smith CB 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 27 April 1983   Los Angeles WP Club
12 J. W. Krumpholz CF 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 November 1987   Los Angeles WP Club
13 Brandon Brooks GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 29 April 1981   Los Angeles WP Club
Head coach: Terry Schroeder

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