Duško Pijetlović

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Duško Pijetlović
Duško Pijetlović 2015.jpg
Pijetlović at the 2015 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1985-04-25) 25 April 1985 (age 33)
Novi Sad, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia[1]
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Weight97 kg (214 lb)
Country Serbia
SportWater polo
ClubPro Recco

Duško Pijetlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Душко Пијетловић, 25 April 1985) is a Serbian water polo center forward. 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 held the world title in 2009 and 2015 and the European title in 2006, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Pijetlović won three consecutive Euroleague titles with three different teams: in 2011 with Partizan in 2012 with Pro Recco and in 2013 with Crvena Zvezda.

Club career[edit]

Pro Recco[edit]

On 17 September 2011. in the first round of the Adriatic League, Pijetlović and Sandro Sukno were the top scorers with each scoring three times in an easy 14–6 home win against Jadran HN.[3] In the second round on 24 September, he scored a goal against Koper Rokava in a 16–4 home win.[4] On 1 October Pijetlović scored two goals in a 10–7 Adriatic League away win against Jug CO.[5] On 8 October in the Adriatic League fourth round, Pijetlović and his team-mate and fellow countryman Prlainović were the top scorers with each scoring three times in a 14–8 away win against Medveščak.[6] Pijetlović was again the top scorer of the fifth round in his team on 15 October, he scored three goals in a 15–8 home win against Primorje EB.[7] On 22 October Pijetlović scored a goal in the first round of the Euroleague Group in an easy 13–5 win over Spartak Volgograd. On 26 October Pijetlović scored another goal in an easy 15–5 away win against Jadran ST, but this time in the sixth round of the Adriatic League.[8] On 29 October, in the Adriatic League seventh round 13–9 home win against Mladost, Pijetlović scored three goals.[9] Pijetlović scored his sixteenth Adriatic League goal on 5 November, in a 14–7 away win against Šibenik.[10] On 9 November Pijetlović scored his second goal of the tournament in the second round of the Euroleague, in a 13–4 away victory against CN Marseille. But just after 3 days, on 12 November, he scored an amazing five goals for his team in 16–7 away win against Budva M:tel, in the ninth round of the Adriatic League.[11] On 26 November Pijetlović scored two goals in the Euroleague third round, in a 10–8 win against VK Jadran HN. On 30 November he scored another two goals, but in the eleventh round Adriatic League 16–1 away win over Primorac.[12] Pijetlović managed to score just one goal on 3 December in a humiliating 21–0 defeat over POŠK in the twelfth round of the Adriatic League.[13] In the thirteenth round on 10 December, Pijetlović scored two goals against Mornar BS in a 20–8 away win.[14] Pijetlović scored three goals on 14 December in the fourth round of the Euroleague, in a 14–9 away win against VK Jadran HN. How the tournament went on, Duško Pijetlović lifted his form. On 8 February 2012. in the fifth round of the Euroleague, he scored an astonishing seven goals in a 15–7 win against CN Marseille. With seven goals scored he doubled up his tally to fourteen goals overall in Euroleague so far. 3 days later he scored his 27th goal in Adriatic League fifteenth round 9–8 home win against Jug CO.[15] He made it 30 in a win over Primorje EB by 13–6 on 18 February, in the sixteenth round.[16] On 25 February, in the last round of the Euroleague group stage, Pijetlović scored three goals in the 18–7 away win against Spartak Volgograd.[17] Four days later, Pijetlović alongside his team-mate Filipović scored five goals in the Adriatic League fourteenth round game behind, in a 21–5 easy home win over Mornar BS.[18] On 3 March Pijetlović scored a goal in a 12–7 Adriatic League away win against Mladost.[19]


National career[edit]

On 16 January, at the European Championship Pijetlović scored in the first game two goals in an 8–5 win against Spain. In the second game, on 17 January, Pijetlović scored four goals for his national team helping them in a 13–12 win over Germany. On 19 January, in a difficult game against the defending European champions Croatia, Pijetlović scored two goals in a 15–12 win. On 21 January in the fourth match, Pijetlović was the top scorer with four goals 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, Pijetlović scored two goals. Duško Pijetlović won the 2012 European Championship on 29 January. He scored a goal in the final against Montenegro which his national team won by 9–8.[20] This was his second gold medal at the European Championships.



VK Partizan
  • National Championship of Serbia: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • National Cup of Serbia: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • LEN Euroleague: 2010–11
  • Eurointer League: 2010, 2011
Pro Recco
VK Crvena Zvezda
  • National Championship of Serbia: 2012–13
  • National Cup of Serbia: 2012–13
  • LEN Euroleague: 2012–13


Personal life[edit]

Pijetlović is married to Marina and has a son Petar.[21]


  1. ^ "Duško Pijetlović". sport reference. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012.
  2. ^ Duško Pijetlović Archived 18 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  3. ^ "Pro Recco 14–6 Jadran HN". hvs. 17 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Pro Recco 16–4 Koper Rokava". hvs. 24 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Jug CO 7–10 Pro Recco". hvs. 1 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Medveščak 8–14 Pro Recco". hvs. 8 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Pro Recco 15–8 Primorje EB". hvs. 15 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Jadran ST 5–15 Pro Recco". hvs. 26 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Pro Recco 13–9 Mladost". hvs. 29 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Šibenik 7–14 Pro Recco". hvs. 5 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Budva M:tel 7–16 Pro Recco". hvs. 12 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Primorac 1–16 Pro Recco". hvs. 30 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Pro Recco 21–0 POŠK". hvs. 3 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Mornar BS 8–20 Pro Recco". hvs. 10 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Pro Recco 9–8 Jug CO". hvs. 11 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Primorje EB 6–13 ro Recco". hvs. 11 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "PALLANUOTO, SAVONA E RECCO REGINE DI COPPA". liguria notizie. 27 February 2012.
  18. ^ "Pro Recco 21–5 Mornar BS". hvs. 29 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Mladost 7–12 Pro Recco". hvs. 3 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Serbia 2012 European champions". waterpolo world. 29 January 2012.
  21. ^ a b c Duško Pijetlović. nbcolympics.com
  22. ^ Serbian water polo player Dusko Pijetlovic was announced as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the men’s water polo tournament at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan. Kazan2015.com (9 August 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-17.
Preceded by
Hungary Dénes Varga
Most Valuable Player of
Water Polo World Championship

Succeeded by
Hungary Márton Vámos
Preceded by
Serbia Stefan Živojinović
Swimming World Magazine
Water Polo Player of the Year

Succeeded by
Serbia Filip Filipović