Živko Gocić

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Živko Gocić
Živko Gocić 2015.JPG
Gocić at the 2015 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1982-08-22) 22 August 1982 (age 36)
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia[1]
Nationality Serbian
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Club career
Partizan Raiffeisen
Niš Klasik
WPC Dynamo Moscow
Partizan Raiffeisen
Szolnoki Dózsa-KÖZGÉP
National team career
Years Team
 Serbia and Montenegro

Živko Gocić (Serbian Cyrillic: Живко Гоцић; born 22 August 1982) is a former Serbian water polo player. He was a member of the Serbian teams that won bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and a gold medal in 2016. He also held the world title in 2009 and 2015 and the European title in 2003, 2006, 2012, 2014 and 2016. In December 2013 he became captain of the national team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Szolnoki Dózsa-KÖZGÉP[edit]

On 27 September 2011, Gocić scored a goal in the first round of the Vodafone OB-1, in the 9–7 away win against Szentesi VK.[4] Gocić scored his second goal of the Vodafone OB-1 season in the third round easy 12–5 away win against Orvosegyetem SC.[5] Gocić scored his third goal of the Vodafone OB-1 season in the fourth round 10–9 away win against BVSC- Zugló.[6] Gocić scored his fourth goal in the 10–9 Vodafone OB-1 fifth round home defeat to ZF-Eger.[7] Gocić scored his fifth goal of the Vodafone OB-1 season in the sixth round 16–7 easy away win against FTC Fisher Klíma.[8] Gocić scored his sixth goal of the Vodafone OB-1 season in the eight round 13–6 away win against Groupama Honvéd.[9] Gocić scored his seventh goal of the Vodafone OB-1 season in the 7–6 ninth round home defeat to TEVA-VasasUNIQA.[10] Živko Gocić scored two goals in the 9–4 Vodafone OB-1 home win against Debrecen Fujitsu.[11]

National career[edit]

Gocić scored his first goal at the European Championship on 17 January against Germany in a second game which the Serbs won by 13–12. On 19 January, in a third game of the tournament, he scored his second goal in a difficult 15–12 victory against the defending European champions Croatia. On 21 January in the fourth match, Gocić scored his third goal of the tournament for his national team in a routine victory against Romania 14–5. On 23 January, in the last round of group A, which Serbia lost to Montenegro with 11–7, Gocić scored two goals. On 29 January, Gocić won the European Championship with his national team beating in the final Montenegro by 9–8.[12]



VK Partizan
  • National Championship of Serbia: 2008–09, 2009–10
  • National Cup of Serbia: 2008–09, 2009–10
  • Eurointer League: 2010

Personal life[edit]

Gocić is married to Svetlana and has a son Rodic.[3]


  1. ^ Živko Gocić. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Živko Gocić. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b Živko Gocić. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Szentesi Vk 7–9 Szolnoki VSC". waterpolo.hu. 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Orvosegyetem SC 5–12 Szolnoki VSC". waterpolo.hu. 14 October 2011.
  6. ^ "BVSC- Zugló 9–10 Szolnoki VSC". waterpolo.hu. 15 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Szolnoki VSC 9–10 ZF-Eger". waterpolo.hu. 28 October 2011.
  8. ^ "FTC Fisher Klíma 7–16 Szolnoki VSC". waterpolo.hu. 31 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Groupama Honvéd 6–13 Szolnoki VSC". waterpolo.hu. 21 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Szolnoki VSC 6–7 TEVA-VasasUNIQA". waterpolo.hu. 3 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Szolnoki VSC 9–4 Debrecen Fujitsu". waterpolo.hu. 10 December 2011.
  12. ^ Serbia 2012 European champions. Waterpoloworld.com. Retrieved on 17 October 2016.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vanja Udovičić
Serbia captain
Succeeded by
Filip Filipović