Yugoslavia men's national water polo team

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Yugoslavia
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
AssociationVaterpolo savez Jugoslavije (VSJ)
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Most capsIgor Milanović (349)
Top scorerMilivoj Bebić (620)
FINA codeYUG
Olympic Games
Appearances12 (first in 1936)
Best resultGold Gold (1968, 1984, 1988)
World Championships
Appearances6 (first in 1973)
Best resultGold Gold (1986, 1991)
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1979)
Best resultGold Gold (1987, 1989)
European Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1927)
Best resultGold Gold (1991)
Yugoslavia men's national water polo team
Medal record
Representing  Yugoslavia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Team
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki Team
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne Team
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1986 Madrid Team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Perth Team
Bronze medal – third place 1973 Belgrade Team
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Berlin Team
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens
Silver medal – second place 1954 Turin
Silver medal – second place 1958 Budapest
Silver medal – second place 1962 Leipzig
Silver medal – second place 1977 Jönköping
Silver medal – second place 1985 Sofia
Silver medal – second place 1987 Strasbourg
Silver medal – second place 1989 Bonn
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Vienna
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Utrecht
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Vienna
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Vienna
Fina World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1987 Thessaloniki
Gold medal – first place 1989 Berlin
Silver medal – second place 1981 Long Beach
Silver medal – second place 1991 Barcelona
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Belgrade/Rijeka
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1959 Beirut Team
Gold medal – first place 1967 Tunis Team
Gold medal – first place 1971 Izmir Team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Split Team
Gold medal – first place 1983 Casablanca Team
Silver medal – second place 1963 Naples Team
Silver medal – second place 1975 Algiers Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Athens Team

Yugoslavia men's national water polo team was the national water polo team that represented the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1920–1929), the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941), the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia (1946–1963), the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1963–1992). They were one of strongest waterpolo teams in history of sport, having won 7 Olympic, 4 World Championship, 5 World Cup and 12 European Championship medals.

For the later official water polo teams, see:

Yugoslavia men's national water polo team in 1962 vs. Soviet Union in Celje

Olympic Games record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
France 1900 Did not participate
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
United States 1932
Nazi Germany 1936 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 11 8 +3
United Kingdom 1948 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 17 10 +7
Finland 1952 Runners-up 8 6 2 0 43 14 +29
Australia 1956 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 36 11 +25
Italy 1960 Fourth Place 4th 7 5 0 2 27 14 +13
Japan 1964 Runners-up 7 6 1 0 41 10 +31
Mexico 1968 Champions 9 7 1 1 86 35 +51
West Germany 1972 Final Round 5th 9 5 1 3 52 43 +9
Canada 1976 Final Round 5th 8 1 5 2 46 34 +8
Soviet Union 1980 Runners-up 8 5 2 1 58 34 +24
United States 1984 Champions 7 6 1 0 72 49 +23
South Korea 1988 Champions 7 6 0 1 83 55 +28
Total Qualified: 16/24 114 73 17 24 839 538 +301

World Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973 Final Round Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 10 6 1 3 58 44 +14
Colombia 1975 First Round 13th 3 2 0 1 15 12 +3
West Germany 1978 Final Round Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 11 7 0 4 64 39 +25
Ecuador 1982 Second Round 7th 6 4 0 2 58 52 +6
Spain 1986 Champions Gold medal world centered-2.svg 7 5 2 0 73 56 +17
Australia 1991 Champions Gold medal world centered-2.svg 7 6 0 1 81 46 +35
Total Qualified: 6/6 44 30 3 11 349 249 +100

European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Hungary 1926 Did not participate
Italy 1927 9th
France 1931 Did not participate
Germany 1934 5th
United Kingdom 1938 Did not participate
Monaco 1947 8th
Austria 1950 Bronze medal europe.svg
Italy 1954 Silver medal europe.svg
Hungary 1958 Silver medal europe.svg
East Germany 1962 Silver medal europe.svg
Netherlands 1966 Bronze medal europe.svg
Spain 1970 Bronze medal europe.svg
Austria 1974 Bronze medal europe.svg
Sweden 1977 Silver medal europe.svg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1981 4th
Italy 1983 4th
Bulgaria 1985 Silver medal europe.svg
France 1987 Silver medal europe.svg
West Germany 1989 Silver medal europe.svg
Greece 1991 Gold medal europe.svg
Total Qualified: 28/31

World Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 5 0 2 38 32 +6
United States 1981 Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 1 1 66 50 +16
United States 1983 Did not participate
West Germany 1985 Final Round 4th 7 3 2 2 54 49 +5
Greece 1987 Champions 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 5 2 0 75 54 +21
West Germany 1989 Champions 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 4 1 0 50 45 +15
Spain 1991 Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 0 1 35 28 +7
Total Qualified: 6/7 38 26 6 6 318 258 +60

Player statistics[edit]

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