Serbia men's national water polo team
|Association||Water Polo Association of Serbia|
|Head coach||Dejan Savić|
|Asst coach||Žarko Petrović
|Most caps||Dejan Savić (444)|
|Top scorer||Aleksandar Šapić (981)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1996)|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1998)|
|Best result||(2005, 2009, 2015)|
|Appearances||13 (first in 2003)|
|Best result||(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1997)|
|Best result||(2006, 2010, 2014)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1997)|
|Best result||(2001, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2016)|
|Appearances||5 (first in 1997)|
The Serbia men's national water polo team represents Serbia in international water polo competitions and is controlled by the Water Polo Association of Serbia. FINA considers Serbia the inheritor of the records of Serbia and Montenegro. They are one of the world's best teams in the history of water polo, having won: 1 Olympic, 3 World Championship, 10 European Championship, 9 World Cup, 12 FINA World League, 5 Mediterranean Games medals. Current Serbia's team is widely considered to be the best in the history of the game.
They are the best of all national sports teams of Serbia, having won more titles than any other Serbian national team. In 2016, they became the first team to concurrently hold titles in all of the major championships in which they compete: the European Championship, the World Championship, the World Cup, the World League, and the Olympic Games.
Serbia participated on 6 Olympic tournaments and won 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.
|2016 Rio de Janeiro|
Serbia participated on 10 World championships and won 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. They are the most successful team in the history of this tournament.
|1994 Rome||Didn't participate|
Serbia participated on 12 European championships and won 7 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze medals.
|1993 Sheffield||Didn't participate|
|1995 Vienna||Didn't participate|
FINA World League
Serbia participated in FINA World League for the first time in 2003. Since then they won 10 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals, and they are by far the most successful team in this tournament.
|2002 Patras||Didn't participate|
|2003 New York||4th|
|2004 Long Beach|
|2012 Almaty||Didn't participate|
FINA Water Polo World Cup
Serbia participated on 8 FINA World Cups and won 3 gold, 0 silver and 1 bronze medals. They are the most successful team in the history of this tournament.
|1993 Athens||Didn't participate|
|1995 Atlanta||Didn't participate|
Serbia participated on 5 Mediterranean Games and won 2 gold, 0 silver and 1 bronze medals. They are the most successful team in the history of this tournament.
|1993 Languedoc-Roussillon||Didn't participate|
The following is the Serbian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Head coach: Dejan Savić
|№||Name||Pos.||Height||Weight||Date of birth||2016 club|
|1||Pijetlović, GojkoGojko Pijetlović||GK||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)||92 kg (203 lb)||7 August 1983||CSM Oradea|
|2||Mandić, DušanDušan Mandić||D||2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)||96 kg (212 lb)||16 June 1994||Pro Recco|
|3||Gocić, ŽivkoŽivko Gocić (c)||D||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||22 August 1982||Szolnoki Dózsa|
|4||Ranđelović, SavaSava Ranđelović||CB||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||17 July 1993||AN Brescia|
|5||Ćuk, MilošMiloš Ćuk||D||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||21 December 1990||Eger|
|6||Pijetlović, DuškoDuško Pijetlović||CF||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||25 April 1985||Pro Recco|
|7||Nikić, SlobodanSlobodan Nikić||CF||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)||96 kg (212 lb)||25 January 1983||Orvosegyetem|
|8||Aleksić, MilanMilan Aleksić||CB||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||13 May 1986||Szolnoki Dózsa|
|9||Jakšić, NikolaNikola Jakšić||CB||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)||90 kg (198 lb)||17 January 1997||Partizan|
|10||Filip Filipović||D||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||2 May 1987||Pro Recco|
|11||Prlainović, AndrijaAndrija Prlainović||D||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||28 April 1988||Szolnoki Dózsa|
|12||Mitrović, StefanStefan Mitrović||D||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||29 March 1988||Ferencváros|
|13||Mitrović, BranislavBranislav Mitrović||GK||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)||96 kg (212 lb)||30 January 1985||Eger|
- 1992–1999 Nikola Stamenić
- 1999–2004 Nenad Manojlović
- 2004–2006 Petar Porobić
- 2006–2012 Dejan Udovičić
- 2012–present Dejan Savić
Most appearances and goals
Statistics accurate as of matches played 8 August 2015
On 25 December 2011, Serbia's water polo team was included in a humanitarian action "Bitka za Bebe" ("the Battle for the Babies") playing an exhibition match with the team of the Faculty of Organizational Scihences (FON), in Belgrade. Before the Serbian water polo team had joined the action, many other athletes were included. Among them was the world number one in tennis at that time, Novak Đoković, football and basketball players of Red Star Belgrade, and many other's. Proceeds from the ticket sales went to fund "Bitka za Bebe" and the money was successfully collected to purchase one incubator.
- "Odredjena reprezentacija za Rio" [Team for Rio decided] (in Japanese). Water polo association of Serbia. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- Water polo Association of Serbia (Serbian)
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