Montenegro men's national water polo team

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Montenegro
Flag of Montenegro.svg
Nickname(s) Crvene ajkule (The Red Sharks)
Association Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Vladimir Gojković
Asst coach Zoran Ivanovski
Nenad Vukanić
Captain Miloš Šćepanović
FINA code MNE
First international
 Italy 10–11  Montenegro
(Trieste, Italy; December, 2006)
Biggest win
 Montenegro 30–3   Switzerland
(Kotor, Montenegro; March, 2007)
Olympic Games
Appearances 3 (first in 2008)
Best result 4th place (2008, 2012, 2016)
World Championships
Appearances 5 (first in 2009)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (2013)
World League
Appearances 5 (first in 2007)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (2009)
European Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 2008)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (2008)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances 1 (first in 2009)
Best result 5th place (2009)
Montenegro men's national water polo team
Medal record
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2013 Barcelona
World League
Gold medal – first place 2009 Podgorica
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

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
Total Qualified: 5/5

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
Total Qualified: 5/5

FINA World League[edit]

Year Position
2002 - 2006
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
Total Participated: 9/11
Qualified for the Super Final: 6/9

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Year Position
Italy 2009 Pescara 5th
Turkey 2013 Mersin Did not participate
Spain 2018 Tarragona
Total Participated: 1/2

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[1]

Head coach: Vladimir Gojković

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth 2016/17 club
1 Dejan Lazović GK 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) R 8 February 1990 Italy Sport Management
2 Draško Brguljan D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) R 27 December 1984 Hungary Orvosegyetem
3 Bojan Banićević CF 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) R 9 March 1993 Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi
4 Marko Petković D R 3 March 1989 Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi
5 Darko Brguljan D 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 96 kg (212 lb) R 5 November 1990 Germany Waspo Hannover
6 Aleksandar Radović D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) R 24 February 1987 Germany Waspo Hannover
7 Dragan Drašković D R 1 September 1988 Serbia Crvena zvezda
8 Aleksa Ukropina D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) L 28 September 1998 Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi
9 Đuro Radović D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) L 20 February 1999 Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi
10 Saša Mišić CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 106 kg (234 lb) R 27 March 1987 Hungary Miskolc
11 Uroš Čučković CF 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 101 kg (223 lb) R 25 April 1990 Hungary Eger
12 Nikola Murišić CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) R 16 August 1992
13 Miloš Šćepanović (c) GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) R 9 October 1982 Montenegro Jadran Herceg Novi

Coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budapest 2017 Montenegrin Men's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 

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