Perica Bukić

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Perica Bukić
Personal information
Born 20 February 1966 (1966-02-20) (age 51)
Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia

Perica Bukić (born 20 February 1966 in Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian water polo player and politician. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, where the team won the gold medal.

Bukić was educated at the University of Zagreb, from which he received a degree in economics.[1]

During his active water polo years, he played for "Solaris" Šibenik, "Mladost" Zagreb, and "Jadran" Split.[2] He later became the sports director of "Mladost" Zagreb.

Bukić is a member of the Croatian Democratic Union.[1] In the Croatian parliamentary election, 2003 he attained a seat in the Croatian Parliament. In the 2007 Croatian parliamentary election he retained his seat. His term of office in the Parliament ended in January 2008.[1]

In 2004 he was elected as the president of the Croatian Water Polo Federation, the sport's governing body in Croatia.[2]

In July 2008 Bukić was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3][4]

His son is Luka Bukić, who is also a water polo player.


  1. ^ a b c "Perica Bukić" (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b Vurušić, Vlado (August 8, 2008). "8 hrvatskih kandidata za medalje" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Perica Bukić u Kući slavnih" (in Croatian). July 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Perica Bukic". International Swimming Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 

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Awards and achievements
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Goran Ivanišević
Flagbearer for  Croatia
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Zoran Primorac