Montenegro men's national water polo team

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Montenegro
Flag of Montenegro.svg
Nickname(s)Crvene ajkule (The Red Sharks)
AssociationWater Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachVladimir Gojković
Asst coachZoran Ivanovski
Dragan Samardžić
CaptainDraško Brguljan
FINA codeMNE
First international
Italy  10–11  Montenegro
(Trieste, Italy; December 2006)
Biggest win
Montenegro  30–3   Switzerland
(Kotor, Montenegro; March 2007)
Olympic Games
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best result4th place (2008, 2012, 2016)
World Championships
Appearances6 (first in 2009)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (2013)
World League
Appearances7 (first in 2007)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2009, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2008)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances2 (first in 2009)
Best resultBronze medal icon.svg (2018)
Montenegro men's national water polo team
Medal record
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2013 Barcelona Team
World League
Gold medal – first place 2009 Podgorica
Gold medal – first place 2018 Budapest
Silver medal – second place 2010 Niš
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Chelyabinsk
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Dubai
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Málaga
Silver medal – second place 2012 Eindhoven
Silver medal – second place 2016 Belgrade
Mediterranean Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Tarragona

The Montenegro men's national water polo team represents Montenegro in international men's water polo competitions, and is controlled by the Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro.

Prior history[edit]

Between 1918 and 1991, Montenegro was part of Yugoslavia, and its players participated in the Yugoslavia national water polo team. Between 1992 and 2006, it was part of FR Yugoslavia, later Serbia and Montenegro, so Montenegrin players played for those teams; Serbia is the sole successor to these countries so those results are recorded at Serbia national water polo team.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position
China 2008 Beijing 4th
United Kingdom 2012 London 4th
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 4th
Total Qualified: 3/3

World Championship[edit]

Year Position
Italy 2009 Rome 9th
China 2011 Shanghai 7th
Spain 2013 Barcelona Silver medal icon.svg
Russia 2015 Kazan 5th
Hungary 2017 Budapest 5th
South Korea 2019 Gwangju 10th
Total Qualified: 6/6

European Championship[edit]

Year Position
Spain 2008 Malaga Gold medal icon.svg
Croatia 2010 Zagreb 5th
Netherlands 2012 Eindhoven Silver medal icon.svg
Hungary 2014 Budapest 4th
Serbia 2016 Belgrade Silver medal icon.svg
Spain 2018 Barcelona 6th
Total Qualified: 6/6

FINA World League[edit]

Year Position
Germany 2007 Berlin Preliminary round
Italy 2008 Genoa 4th
Montenegro 2009 Podgorica Gold medal icon.svg
Serbia 2010 Niš Silver medal icon.svg
Italy 2011 Florence 5th
Kazakhstan 2012 Almaty Did not participate
Russia 2013 Chelyabinsk Bronze medal icon.svg
United Arab Emirates 2014 Dubai Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 2015 Bergamo Preliminary round
China 2016 Huizhou Preliminary round
Russia 2017 Ruza Did not participate
Hungary 2018 Budapest Gold medal icon.svg
Total Participated: 10/12
Super Final: 7/10

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Year Position
Italy 2009 Pescara 5th
Turkey 2013 Mersin Did not participate
Spain 2018 Tarragona Bronze medal icon.svg
Total Participated: 2/3

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Roster for the 2019 World Championships.[1]

Head coach: Vladimir Gojković

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth Club
1 Dejan Lazović GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 29)
2 Draško Brguljan (C) FP 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) (1984-12-27) 27 December 1984 (age 34)
3 Đuro Radović FP (1999-02-20) 20 February 1999 (age 20)
4 Marko Petković FP (1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 30)
5 Uroš Čučković FP 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 29)
6 Aleksa Ukropina FP 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 20)
7 Mlađan Janović FP 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) (1984-06-11) 11 June 1984 (age 35)
8 Bogdan Đurđić FP 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 23)
9 Aleksandar Ivović FP 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) (1986-02-24) 24 February 1986 (age 33)
10 Vladan Spaić FP (1997-06-18) 18 June 1997 (age 22)
11 Dragan Drašković FP (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 31)
12 Nikola Murišić FP 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 27)
13 Slaven Kandić GK 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) (1991-04-02) 2 April 1991 (age 28)

Coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ one of Montenegrin athletes with the highest number of medals
  2. ^ first captain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 World Championships roster" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

External links[edit]