Mitrović at the 2016 Olympics
29 March 1988 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
Stefan Mitrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Стефан Митровић; born 29 March 1988) is a Serbian water polo center back who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics and a gold medal in 2016. He was pulled out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics team after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident. He won the world title in 2009 and 2015 and the European title in 2012, 2014 and 2016. He currently plays for Ferencvárosi TC and the Serbian National team.
On 22 October 2011. Mitrović scored three goals in the first round of the Euroleague Group, in an 8–9 loss to Szeged Beton VE. On 26 November Mitrović scored a goal in a 9–6 Euroleague third round win over ZF Eger in Belgrade. Mitrović scored three goals on 14 December in the fourth round of the Euroleague, in the 12–8 second defeat to ZF Eger. On 8 February Stefan Mitrović scored a goal for Partizan in the fifth round of the Euroleague Group in which his team won without much problem 9–5 against TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA. On 15 February Mitrović scored his first goal of the Serbian National Championship season, in the second round of the "A League", in an 8–6 win against Crvena Zvezda VET. On 1 March Mitrović scored a goal against VK Vojvodina in a 10–9 win in the "A League" fourth round.
Starting with the 2013–2014 season he played for Szolnoki Dózsa-KÖZGÉP. He was part of the team for three seasons, until 2016, winning the national championship in the last two out of the three occasions.
On 16 January, at the European Championship Mitrović scored a goal in the first game in an 8–5 win against Spain. Mitrović was a big part of his team on 19 January, in a big 15–12 victory against the defending European champions Croatia. He scored two goals for his team. On 27 January Mitrović scored two goals in a semifinal 12–8 victory over Italy. Stefan Mitrović won the 2012 European Championship on 29 January. He scored two goals alongside his captain Vanja Udovičić in the final against Montenegro which his national team won by 9–8. Later that year he won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
- VK Partizan
- National Championship of Serbia: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
- National Championship of Hungary: 2014–15, 2015–2016
- National Cup of Serbia: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
- LEN Euroleague: 2010–11
- LEN Supercup: 2011
- Eurointer League: 2010, 2011
Mitrović is married to Ilinka.
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