Elvis Fatović

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Elvis Fatović
Personal information
Born (1971-05-08) 8 May 1971 (age 48)
Dubrovnik, SFR Yugoslavia
Coaching information
Previous teams coached
YearsTeams
2005–2012
2008–2011
2013–
Croatia (assistant)
Jug
Australia

Elvis Fatović (born 8 May 1971)[1] is a former Croatian water polo player and current water polo coach of the Australia national team.

His son Loren, is also a professional water polo player.

Playing career[edit]

Elvis Fatović is one of the best Croatian players in history. In his rich career he played for Jug and Mladost. He was left offensive player. His career started in famous Jug from Dubrovnik, but in 1992 signed for biggest rival Mladost from Croatian capital Zagreb. With Mladost he won the Croatian Championship and Cup in 1993, after that he returned to Jug and continued his marvelous career. With Jug he won 5 Croatian Championships and 6 Croatian Cups. Two times he led Jug in winning European Championships in 2001 and in 2006, while in 2000 he also won LEN Europa Cup. For the Croatian national team he played 128 times and won silver medal in the 2003 European Championship in Kranj. With the junior national team of Yugoslavia he also won two decorations, the 1989 World Championship gold medal and the 1990 European Championship gold medal.

Coaching career[edit]

He ended his career as a player in 2007, since then he was senior team coach in his beloved Jug until the end of year 2011.[2] As a coach he won two Croatian Cups, Adriatic Water Polo League in 2008–09 season and Croatian Championship in 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. In January 2013 he was appointed as a head coach of the Australian national team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Elvis Fatović". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.waterpolo-world.net/o.red.c/home-start.phpWaterpolo World Archived 11 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Tucker, Jim (30 January 2013). "Elvis Fatovic appointed head coach of Australian men's water polo team". news.com.au. Retrieved 4 April 2018.