Milan Aleksić

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Milan Aleksić
Milan Aleksić Rio 2016.jpg
Aleksić at 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1986-05-13) 13 May 1986 (age 30)
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia[1]
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Sport Water polo
Club Szolnoki Vízilabda SC

Milan Aleksić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Алексић; born 13 May 1986) is a Serbian water polo center back who plays for Szolnoki Vízilabda SC in Hungary and the Serbian National team. He is a 2016 Olympic champion and a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist. He also held the world title in 2009 and 2015 and European title in 2012, 2014 and 2016. His most notable achievements in a club competition are the LEN Euroleague and the LEN Supercup which he won in 2011 with Partizan Raiffeisen.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Partizan Raiffeisen[edit]

On 22 October 2011 Aleksić scored a goal in the first round of the Euroleague Group, in an 8–9 loss to Szeged Beton VE. On 9 November Aleksić scored his second goal of the tournament in the second round of the Euroleague Group in the 10–10 tie against TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA. On 26 November Aleksić scored his third goal of the tournament in a 9–6 Euroleague third round win over ZF Eger in Belgrade. Aleksić scored two goals on 14 December in the fourth round of the Euroleague, in the 12–8 second defeat to ZF Eger. On 8 February Milan Aleksić scored two goals for Partizan in the fifth round of the Euroleague Group in which his team won without much problem 9–5 against TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA. On 26 February Aleksić scored his last goal in the final round of the Euroleague Group, in which his team lost by 9–8 to Szeged Beton VE and dropped out of the competition. On 1 March he scored a goal against VK Vojvodina in a 10–9 win in the "A League" fourth round.

National career[edit]

Aleksić scored his first goal at the European Championship on 17 January 2012 against Germany in Serbia's second game which the Serbs won by 13–12. On 19 January 2012, in their third game of the tournament, Aleksić scored his second goal in a difficult 15–12 victory against the defending European champions, Croatia.

100th match for the Serbia national team

On 23 January[when?], Aleksić played his 100th official match for his national team in the last round of group A scoring a goal, in which Serbia lost to Montenegro with 11–7.

On 27 January Aleksić scored two goals in a semifinal 12–8 victory over Italy. Milan Aleksić won the 2012 European Championship with Serbia on 29 January. He scored a goal in the final against Montenegro which his national team won by 9–8.[5] This was his first gold medal at the European Championships.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aleksić was part of the Serbian team that won the bronze medal.[1]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

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, 2011–12
  • LEN Euroleague: 2010–11
  • LEN Supercup: 2011
  • Eurointer League : 2010, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Milan Aleksić. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Milan Aleksić. rio2016.com
  3. ^ Milan Aleksić. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Milan Aleksic signs with Szolnok". Waterpoloworld International. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  5. ^ Serbia 2012 European champions. Waterpoloworld.com. Retrieved on 2016-08-11.

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