Dejan Savić

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Dejan Savić
Kazan 2015 - Water polo - Men - Gold medal match - 061.JPG
Savić coaching Serbia at the 2015 World Championships
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1975-04-24) 24 April 1975 (age 41)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Water polo information
Handedness R
Career
Years Teams
1989–1998
1998–2000
2000–2001
2001–2003
2003–2005
2005–2010
2010–2011
Partizan
Barcelona
Atlètic-Barceloneta
Florentia
Pro Recco
Sintez
Crvena Zvezda
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2006
2006–2008
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia

Dejan Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Савић) (born 24 April 1975) is former Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player who played for the bronze medal squad of FR Yugoslavia at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the silver medal squad of Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Savić started training in Partizan Water Polo club at the age of 5 and he debuted for first team (seniors) at the age of 13, while still a pupil in elementary school. His last club was VK Crvena Zvezda. He was team captain. At the end of the 2010/11 season he retired from active playing. At international level, Savić represented FR Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia, in 444 matches and scoring 405 goals. He is the most capped player in Serbian water polo. Savić is now coach of VK Crvena Zvezda and selector of Serbia men's national water polo team as of autumn 2012.


Club career as a coach[edit]

Crvena Zvezda[edit]

In 2011. after finishing his long playing career, Savić continued his job at Crvena Zvezda, but as a head coach.

National career[edit]

As Player[edit]

Dejan Savić made his debut in a time of sanctions for Yugoslavia in 1994. All-Star selection in a tournament in Italy. After that, he was almost without a break standard no. five player for the national team. The recorder for the number of played matches (444), a great scorer (405 goals), he was the figure included among the true legends of Serbian sports. During his career, from a player in charge of sifting the opposing networks he has turned into the strongest pillar of Serbia's defense in front of their goal. As powerful and imaginative, he was primarily a member of the team. Since 1997. Savić was in every competition part of the Yugoslav/Serbian water polo team which won a medal. Savić played his last match with the national team in China. In a duel with Montenegro, he was one of the most responsible players for the triumph of the Serbian national team and winning the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

As Coach[edit]

After Dejan Udovičić in 2012 leave the national team, Savić was named as the coach of Serbian National team. With National team of Serbia, Savić won 2016 Olympic Games, 2015 World Championship, two European Championships 2014 and 2016, and four World Leagues: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. In 1 year and less than 2 months Serbian National team made an unprecedented achievement by winning all 4 biggest titles in Water Polo in a row.

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Club[edit]

VK Partizan
  • National Championship of Yugoslavia: 1994–95
  • National Cup of Yugoslavia: 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95
  • LEN Cup: 1997–98
  • LEN Supercup: 1991
  • LEN Cup Winners' Cup: 1990
  • Mediterranean Championship: 1989
CN Barcelona
CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
Rari Nantes Florentia
Pro Recco
Sintez Kazan
  • National Championship of Russia: 2006–07
  • National Cup of Russia: 2004–05, 2009–10
  • LEN Cup: 2006–07

As a coach[edit]

Club[edit]

VK Crvena Zvezda
  • National Championship of Serbia: 2012–13 and 2013–14
  • National Cup of Serbia: 2012–13 and 2013–14
  • LEN Champions League:

2012–13

Individual honours[edit]

It was announced on 1 June 2010 that Dejan Savić won the national sports award, which includes lifetime monthly fees. Savić was honored for winning a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savić dobio nacionalno priznanje". na dlanu. 16 June 2010. 

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