Slobodan Soro

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Slobodan Soro
Slobodan Soro Rio 2016cr.jpg
Soro playing for Brazil at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
BornDecember 23, 1978 (1978-12-23) (age 40)
Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
SportWater polo
ClubNatació Sabadell (2006–08)

VK Partizan (2008–15)

Botafogo[2]
Coached byÂngelo Coelho[2]

Slobodan Soro (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Соро; born December 23, 1978) is a Serbian-born Brazilian water polo goalkeeper.

As a member of the Serbia men's national water polo team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics, he won the bronze medal in both of those Olympics.[1] With Serbia he won the 2012 Men's European Water Polo Championship. It was his second gold medal in the competition. In 2011 he won the National Championship and National Cup of Serbia, LEN Euroleague, LEN Supercup and Eurointer League with Partizan Raiffeisen.

In 2015 he became a Brazilian naturalized citizen and was a member of the Brazil national team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Slobodan Soro played for numerus clubs, including VK Vojvodina, VK Beograd, VK Bečej, VK Dinamo, PVK Jadran and now VK Partizan.

VK Partizan[edit]

In July 2010, the goalkeeper of VK Partizan and Serbian national team, signed a new two-year contract with Serbian champions. Partizan had financial problems, so that at one time Soro's stay at the club was questioned, but in the end it was all denied by him signing a new contract.

National career[edit]

2012 Samartzidis Cup[edit]

From 9 to 11 January 2012. Soro competed with his national team on the Greek island of Chios in the Samaridis Cup which was more a like preparation tournament for the upcoming 2012 European Championship held in Eindhoven. He and his team-mates finished second behind the Montenegrins on goal difference. However, Soro was named as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.[5]

2012 Eindhoven[edit]

On 16 January, at the European Championship Soro had a brilliant game making 14 saves in the first game in an 8–5 win against Spain. On 29 January, Soro won the European Championship with his national team beating in the final Montenegro by 9–8.[6] Unlike in the semifinal game against Italy were Soro was substituted by Branislav Mitrović because of the poor play, he absolutely dominated on the goal of Serbia in the final match. This was his second gold and overall fourth European medal.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

VK Bečej

  • National Championship of Yugoslavia (1): 1999–2000
  • National Cup of Yugoslavia (1): 1999–2000
  • LEN Euroleague (1): 1999–2000

VK Partizan

  • National Championship of Serbia (3): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • National Cup of Serbia (4): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • LEN Euroleague (1): 2010–11
  • LEN Supercup (1): 2011
  • LEN Cup (1): 1997–98
  • Eurointer League (2): 2010, 2011

Botafogo

  • National Championship of Brazil (1): 2015
  • Rio de Janeiro State Championship (1): 2016
  • South America Championship (1): 2017

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Slobodan Soro. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Slobodan Soro. cob.org.br
  3. ^ "Polo aquático do Brasil naturaliza goleiro campeão mundial pela Sérvia" [Brazil's Water Polo naturalized the world champion goalkeeper by Serbia] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Seleções de polo definidas" [Polo teams determined] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Aquatic Sports Confederation. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Serbia second at Samaridis Cup". tanjug. 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Serbia 2012 European champions". waterpoloworld. 29 January 2012.

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