List of world champions in men's water polo

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This is a list of world champions in men's water polo since the inaugural official edition in 1973.

Contents

Abbreviations

#Ordering by name or by tournamentCap No. Cap numberRkRank
(C) Captain L/R Handedness RefReference
Pos Playing position FP Field player GK Goalkeeper
CB Center back CF Center forward D Driver
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History

The 1973 Men's World Water Polo Championship was the first edition of the men's water polo tournament at the World Aquatics Championships, organized by the world governing body in aquatics, the FINA.

As of 2019, men's water polo teams from eight European countries won all 18 tournaments. [1]

Italy is the most successful country in men's water polo tournament at the World Aquatics Championships, with four gold medals.

Hungary has won three titles in men's water polo tournament.

The Italy men's national team is current world champion.

Legend
Champion197319751978198219861991199419982001200320052007200920112013201520172019Total
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Part of YugoslaviaDCC2
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary CCC3
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy DCCCC4
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Part of Yugoslavia, then of FR Yugoslavia, and Serbia and MontenegroDCC2
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro Part of YugoslaviaFR YugoslaviaDCDefunct1
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union DCCDefunct2
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain DCC2
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia DCCDefunct2
Champion197319751978198219861991199419982001200320052007200920112013201520172019Total

Team statistics

Results

The following table shows results of world champions in men's water polo by tournament.

Legend
  •  6  – Winning 6 matches during the tournament
  •  4  – Drawing 4 matches during the tournament
  •  2  – Losing 2 matches during the tournament
  •  100.0%  – Winning all matches during the tournament
  •  team Winning streak (winning three or more world championships in a row)
  •     – Host team
  • Defunct team
Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • W – Won
  • D – Drawn
  • L – Lost
  • GF – Goals for
  • GA – Goals against
  • GD – Goals difference
  • GF/MP – Goals for per match
  • GA/MP – Goals against per match
  • GD/MP – Goals difference per match
Results of champions by tournament
#Men's tournamentChampionMPWDLWin %GFGAGDGF/MPGA/MPGD/MP
1Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Belgrade 1973 Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (1st title)871087.5%5824347.2503.0004.250
2Flag of Colombia.svg Cali 1975 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (1st title)862075.0%4926236.1253.2502.875
3Flag of Germany.svg West Berlin 1978 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (1st title)853062.5%4131105.1253.8751.250
4Flag of Ecuador.svg Guayaquil 1982 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (2nd title)761085.7%6841279.7145.8573.857
5Flag of Spain.svg Madrid 1986 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (1st title)651083.3%61431810.1677.1673.000
6Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth 1991 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (2nd title)760185.7%81463511.5716.5715.000
7Flag of Italy.svg Rome 1994 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (2nd title)7700100.0%6539269.2865.5713.714
8Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth 1998 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (1st title)8800100.0%6535308.1254.3753.750
9Flag of Japan.svg Fukuoka 2001 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (2nd title)8800100.0%6327367.8753.3754.500
10Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2003 Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (2nd title)651083.3%62372510.3336.1674.167
11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal 2005 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro (1st title)6600100.0%69294011.5004.8336.667
12Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne 2007 Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (1st title)6600100.0%65402510.8336.6674.167
13Flag of Italy.svg Rome 2009 Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (1st title)751171.4%80602011.4298.5712.857
14Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai 2011 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (3rd title)6600100.0%5933269.8335.5004.333
15Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2013 Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (3rd title)751171.4%76542210.8577.7143.143
16Flag of Russia.svg Kazan 2015 Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (2nd title)6600100.0%73433012.1677.1675.000
17Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest 2017 Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (2nd title)6600100.0%70472311.6677.8333.833
18Flag of South Korea.svg Gwangju 2019 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (4th title)6600100.0%60402010.0006.6673.333
#Men's tournamentTotal12310911388.6%11656954709.4725.6503.821
ChampionMPWDLWin %GFGAGDGF/MPGA/MPGD/MP

Sources:

The following table shows men's teams that won all matches during the tournament.

Winning all matches during the tournament
#YearChampionMPWDLWin %
11994Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (2nd title)7700100.0%
21998Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (1st title)8800100.0%
32001Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (2nd title)8800100.0%
42005Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro (1st title)6600100.0%
52007Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (1st title)6600100.0%
62011Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (3rd title)6600100.0%
72015Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (2nd title)6600100.0%
82017Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (2nd title)6600100.0%
92019Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (4th title)6600100.0%
#YearChampionMPWDLWin %

The following tables show records of goals for per match.

Historical progression of records – goals for per match
Goals for
per match
AchievementYearChampionDate of
winning gold
Duration of record
7.250Set record1973Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (1st title)9 September 19738 years, 332 days
9.714Broke record1982Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (2nd title)7 August 19824 years, 15 days
10.167Broke record1986Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (1st title)22 August 19864 years, 144 days
11.571Broke record1991Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (2nd title)13 January 199124 years, 207 days
12.167Broke record2015Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (2nd title)8 August 20155 years, 240 days

The following tables show records of goals against per match.

The following tables show records of goals difference per match.

Olympic and world champions (teams)

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), name of the team (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 12 December 2020.

As of 2019, there are seven men's national water polo teams that won gold medals at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
#ChampionsOlympic titleWorld titleTotalFirstLast
1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 9 (1932–1936, 1952–1956, 1964, 1976, 2000–2004–2008)3 (1973, 2003, 2013)1219322013
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3 (1948, 1960*, 1992)4 (1978, 1994*, 2011, 2019)719482019
3Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 3 (1968, 1984–1988)2 (1986–1991)519681991
4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 2 (1972, 1980*)2 (1975, 1982)419721982
5Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1 (2012)2 (2007, 2017)320072017
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1 (2016)2 (2009, 2015)320092016
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1 (1996)2 (1998–2001)319962001

Player statistics

Age records

The following tables show the oldest and youngest male world champions in water polo.

Legend
Top 10 oldest male world champions in water polo
RkPlayerAge of
winning gold
Men's teamPosDate of birthDate of
winning gold
1 Manuel Estiarte 36 years, 84 daysFlag of Spain.svg  Spain D26 October 196118 January 1998
2 Zdeslav Vrdoljak 36 years, 17 daysFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia D15 March 19711 April 2007
3 Amaurys Pérez 35 years, 134 daysFlag of Italy.svg  Italy CB18 March 197630 July 2011
4 Pietro Figlioli 35 years, 59 daysFlag of Italy.svg  Italy D29 May 198427 July 2019
5 Aleksandr Kabanov 34 years, 57 daysFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union FP11 June 19487 August 1982
6 Norbert Madaras 33 years, 245 daysFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary D1 December 19793 August 2013
7 Xavier García 33 years, 205 daysFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia D5 January 198429 July 2017
8 Samir Barać 33 years, 150 daysFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia D2 November 19731 April 2007
9 Salvador Gómez 33 years, 140 daysFlag of Spain.svg  Spain CB11 March 196829 July 2001
10 Jesús Rollán 33 years, 116 daysFlag of Spain.svg  Spain GK4 April 196829 July 2001
RkPlayerAge of
winning gold
Men's teamPosDate of birthDate of
winning gold
Top 10 youngest male world champions in water polo
RkPlayerAge of
winning gold
Men's teamPosDate of birthDate of
winning gold
1 Guillermo Molina 17 years, 135 daysFlag of Spain.svg  Spain D16 March 198429 July 2001
2 Mirko Vičević 18 years, 53 daysFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP30 June 196822 August 1986
3 Nikola Jakšić 18 years, 203 daysFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia CB17 January 19978 August 2015
4 Aleksey Vdovin 19 years, 51 daysFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union FP17 June 19637 August 1982
5 Maro Joković 19 years, 182 daysFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia D1 October 19871 April 2007
6 Dubravko Šimenc 19 years, 293 daysFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP2 November 196622 August 1986
7 Viktor Jelenić 20 years, 74 daysFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP31 October 197013 January 1991
8 Krisztián Bedő 20 years, 91 daysFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary CF4 May 19933 August 2013
9 Perica Bukić 20 years, 183 daysFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP20 February 196622 August 1986
10 Dušan Popović 20 years, 212 daysFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP15 June 197013 January 1991
RkPlayerAge of
winning gold
Men's teamPosDate of birthDate of
winning gold

Multiple gold medalists

The following tables are pre-sorted by date of receiving the last gold medal (in ascending order), date of receiving the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively.

There is only one male athlete who won three gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
Male athletes who won three gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships
YearPlayerDate of birthHeightMen's teamPosWorld titlesAge of
first/last
2015 Slobodan Nikić 25 January 19831.97 m (6 ft 6 in)Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro CF200522/32
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia CF2009, 2015

There are twenty-eight male athletes who won two gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
Male athletes who won two gold medals in water polo at the World Aquatics Championships
YearPlayerDate of birthHeightMen's teamPosWorld titlesAge of
first/last
1982 Aleksandr Kabanov 11 June 19481.81 m (5 ft 11 in)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union FP1975, 198227/34
1991 Perica Bukić 20 February 19661.98 m (6 ft 6 in)Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP1986–199120/24
Igor Milanović 18 December 19651.95 m (6 ft 5 in)FP20/25
Dubravko Šimenc 2 November 19662.01 m (6 ft 7 in)FP19/24
Anto Vasović FP
Mirko Vičević 30 June 19681.92 m (6 ft 4 in)FP18/22
2001 Daniel Ballart 17 March 19731.78 m (5 ft 10 in)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain CB1998–200124/28
Salvador Gómez 11 March 19681.94 m (6 ft 4 in)CB29/33
Gustavo Marcos 23 December 19721.80 m (5 ft 11 in)CB25/28
Iván Moro 25 December 19741.86 m (6 ft 1 in)CB23/26
Sergi Pedrerol 16 December 19691.90 m (6 ft 3 in)D28/31
Iván Pérez 29 June 19711.97 m (6 ft 6 in)CF26/30
Jesús Rollán 4 April 19681.87 m (6 ft 2 in)GK29/33
Carles Sanz 25 May 19751.77 m (5 ft 10 in)D22/26
2009 Vanja Udovičić 12 September 19821.93 m (6 ft 4 in)Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro D200522/26
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia CB2009
2013 Norbert Madaras 1 December 19791.91 m (6 ft 3 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary D2003, 201323/33
2015 Milan Aleksić 13 May 19861.92 m (6 ft 4 in)Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia CB2009, 201523/29
Filip Filipović 2 May 19871.96 m (6 ft 5 in)D22/28
Živko Gocić 22 August 19821.93 m (6 ft 4 in)D26/32
Stefan Mitrović 29 March 19881.95 m (6 ft 5 in)D21/27
Duško Pijetlović 25 April 19851.97 m (6 ft 6 in)CF24/30
Gojko Pijetlović 7 August 19831.94 m (6 ft 4 in)GK25/32
Andrija Prlainović 28 April 19871.87 m (6 ft 2 in)D22/28
2017 Andro Bušlje 4 January 19862.00 m (6 ft 7 in)Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia CB/CF2007, 201721/31
Maro Joković 1 October 19872.03 m (6 ft 8 in)D19/29
2019 Matteo Aicardi 19 April 19861.92 m (6 ft 4 in)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy CF2011, 201925/33
Niccolò Figari 24 January 19881.97 m (6 ft 6 in)CB23/31
Pietro Figlioli 29 May 19841.92 m (6 ft 4 in)D27/35
YearPlayerDate of birthHeightMen's teamPosWorld titlesAge of
first/last

Olympic and world champions (players)

The following tables are pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), year of receiving the last gold medal (in ascending order), year of receiving the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 30 March 2021.

As of 2019, there are ninety-six male athletes who won gold medals in water polo at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
Male water polo players who won two or more Olympic titles and one or more world titles
#PlayerBirthHeightPosSummer OlympicsWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
AgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
1 Tibor Benedek 19721.90 m (6 ft 3 in)FP28–32–36Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2000–2004–200831Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 200342016
Péter Biros 19761.94 m (6 ft 4 in)FP24–28–32272016
Tamás Kásás 19762.00 m (6 ft 7 in)FP24–28–32272016
Gergely Kiss 19771.99 m (6 ft 6 in)FP23–26–30252016
Tamás Molnár 19751.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP25–29–33272016
Zoltán Szécsi 19771.98 m (6 ft 6 in)GK22–26–30252016
7 Aleksandr Kabanov 19481.81 m (5 ft 11 in)FP24, 32Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1972, 1980*27, 34Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1975, 198242001
8 Perica Bukić 19661.98 m (6 ft 6 in)FP18–22Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1984–198820–24Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1986–199142008
Igor Milanović 19651.95 m (6 ft 5 in)FP18–2220–252006
10 Norbert Madaras 19791.91 m (6 ft 3 in)FP24–28Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2004–200823, 33Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2003, 20134
11 Aleksei Barkalov 19461.80 m (5 ft 11 in)FP26, 34Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1972, 1980*29Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 197531993
12 Dragan Andrić 19621.92 m (6 ft 4 in)FP22–26Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1984–198824Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 19863
Veselin Đuho 19601.87 m (6 ft 2 in)FP24–2826
Deni Lušić 19621.90 m (6 ft 3 in)FP22–2624
Tomislav Paškvalin 19612.04 m (6 ft 8 in)FP22–2724
16 Rajmund Fodor 19761.90 m (6 ft 3 in)FP24–28Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2000–200427Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20033
Barnabás Steinmetz 19751.96 m (6 ft 5 in)FP24–2827
Attila Vári 19762.00 m (6 ft 7 in)FP24–2827
19 István Gergely 19762.01 m (6 ft 7 in)GK28–32Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2004–200826Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20033
Tamás Varga 19752.01 m (6 ft 7 in)FP29–3328
#PlayerBirthHeightPosAgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitleTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer OlympicsWorld Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and two or more world titles
#PlayerBirthHeightPosSummer OlympicsWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
AgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
21 Slobodan Nikić 19831.97 m (6 ft 6 in)FP33Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 201622Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro 20054
26, 32Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2009, 2015
22 Dubravko Šimenc 19662.01 m (6 ft 7 in)FP21Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 198819–24Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1986–19913
Mirko Vičević 19681.92 m (6 ft 4 in)FP2018–22
24 Daniel Ballart 19731.78 m (5 ft 10 in)FP23Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 199624–28Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1998–20013
Salvador Gómez 19681.94 m (6 ft 4 in)FP2829–33
Iván Moro 19741.86 m (6 ft 1 in)FP2123–26
Sergi Pedrerol 19691.90 m (6 ft 3 in)FP2628–31
Jesús Rollán 19681.87 m (6 ft 2 in)GK2829–332012
Carles Sanz 19751.77 m (5 ft 10 in)FP2122–26
30 Milan Aleksić 19861.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP30Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 201623, 29Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2009, 20153
Filip Filipović 19871.96 m (6 ft 5 in)FP2922, 28
Živko Gocić 19821.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP3326, 32
Stefan Mitrović 19881.95 m (6 ft 5 in)FP2821, 27
Duško Pijetlović 19851.97 m (6 ft 6 in)FP3124, 30
Gojko Pijetlović 19831.94 m (6 ft 4 in)GK3325, 32
Andrija Prlainović 19871.87 m (6 ft 2 in)FP2922, 28
37 Andro Bušlje 19862.00 m (6 ft 7 in)FP26Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 201221, 31Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2007, 20173
Maro Joković 19872.03 m (6 ft 8 in)FP2419, 29
#PlayerBirthHeightPosAgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitleTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer OlympicsWorld Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 1/3)
#PlayerBirthHeightPosSummer OlympicsWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
AgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
39 András Bodnár 19421.80 m (5 ft 11 in)FP22Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 196431Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 197322017
40 Aleksandr Dolgushin 19461.87 m (6 ft 2 in)FP26Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 197229Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 197522010
Aleksandr Dreval 19441.90 m (6 ft 3 in)FP2831
Nikolay Melnikov 19481.84 m (6 ft 0 in)FP2427
43 Gábor Csapó 19501.98 m (6 ft 6 in)FP25Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 197622Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 19732
Tibor Cservenyák 19481.85 m (6 ft 1 in)FP2725
Tamás Faragó 19521.94 m (6 ft 4 in)FP23211993
Ferenc Konrád 19451.83 m (6 ft 0 in)FP3128
Endre Molnár 19451.85 m (6 ft 1 in)GK3128
László Sárosi 19461.83 m (6 ft 0 in)FP2926
István Szívós Jr. 19482.02 m (6 ft 8 in)FP28251996
50 Vladimir Akimov 19531.84 m (6 ft 0 in)FP27Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1980*29Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 19822
Mikhail Ivanov 19581.88 m (6 ft 2 in)FP2224
Sergey Kotenko 19561.76 m (5 ft 9 in)FP2325
Giorgi Mshvenieradze 19601.88 m (6 ft 2 in)FP1921
Erkin Shagaev 19591.78 m (5 ft 10 in)FP2123
Yevgeny Sharonov 19581.89 m (6 ft 2 in)GK21232003
#PlayerBirthHeightPosAgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitleTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer OlympicsWorld Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 2/3)
#PlayerBirthHeightPosSummer OlympicsWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
AgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
56 Milorad Krivokapić 19561.87 m (6 ft 2 in)GK28Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 198430Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 19862
Zoran Petrović 19602.03 m (6 ft 8 in)FP2326
Andrija Popović 19591.93 m (6 ft 4 in)GK2426
Goran Sukno 19591.88 m (6 ft 2 in)FP2527
60 Mislav Bezmalinović 19671.97 m (6 ft 6 in)FP21Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 198823Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 19912
Renco Posinković 19641.97 m (6 ft 6 in)GK2427
Goran Rađenović 19661.97 m (6 ft 6 in)FP2124
Aleksandar Šoštar 19641.96 m (6 ft 5 in)GK24262011
64 Francesco Attolico 19631.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP29Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 199231Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1994*2
Gianni Averaimo 19641.83 m (6 ft 0 in)GK2730
Alessandro Bovo 19691.85 m (6 ft 1 in)FP2325
Alessandro Campagna 19631.82 m (6 ft 0 in)FP29312019
Marco D'Altrui 19641.80 m (5 ft 11 in)FP28302010
Massimiliano Ferretti 19661.94 m (6 ft 4 in)FP2628
Mario Fiorillo 19621.79 m (5 ft 10 in)FP2931
Ferdinando Gandolfi 1967FP2527
Amedeo Pomilio 19671.78 m (5 ft 10 in)FP2527
Francesco Porzio 19661.85 m (6 ft 1 in)FP2628
Pino Porzio 1967FP2527
Carlo Silipo 19711.99 m (6 ft 6 in)FP2023
#PlayerBirthHeightPosAgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitleTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer OlympicsWorld Aquatics Championships
Male water polo players who won an Olympic title and a world title (part 3/3)
#PlayerBirthHeightPosSummer OlympicsWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
AgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
76 Manuel Estiarte 19611.78 m (5 ft 10 in)FP34Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 199636Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 199822007
Pedro García 19681.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP2729
Jordi Sans 19651.80 m (5 ft 11 in)FP3032
79 Ángel Andreo 19721.91 m (6 ft 3 in)GK23Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 199628Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 20012
80 Zsolt Varga 19721.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP28Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 200031Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20032
81 Samir Barać 19731.87 m (6 ft 2 in)FP38Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 201233Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 20072
Miho Bošković 19831.96 m (6 ft 5 in)FP2924
Damir Burić 19802.05 m (6 ft 9 in)FP3126
Igor Hinić 19752.02 m (6 ft 8 in)FP3631
Josip Pavić 19821.95 m (6 ft 5 in)GK3025
Frano Vićan 19761.92 m (6 ft 4 in)GK3631
87 Norbert Hosnyánszky 19841.96 m (6 ft 5 in)FP24Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 200829Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20132
Dániel Varga 19832.01 m (6 ft 7 in)FP2429
Dénes Varga 19871.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP2126
90 Miloš Ćuk 19901.91 m (6 ft 3 in)FP25Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 201624Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 20152
Nikola Jakšić 19971.97 m (6 ft 6 in)FP1918
Dušan Mandić 19942.02 m (6 ft 8 in)FP2221
Branislav Mitrović 19852.01 m (6 ft 7 in)GK3130
Sava Ranđelović 19931.93 m (6 ft 4 in)FP2322
95 Ivan Buljubašić 19871.98 m (6 ft 6 in)FP24Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 201229Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 20172
Sandro Sukno 19902.00 m (6 ft 7 in)FP2227
#PlayerBirthHeightPosAgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitleTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
Summer OlympicsWorld Aquatics Championships

World champion families

The following tables are pre-sorted by date of receiving the gold medal (in ascending order), name of the player (in ascending order), respectively.

Legend
RelationshipFamilyPlayerDate of birthHeightMen's teamPosWorld
Title
AgeNoteRef
Two brothersPorzio Francesco Porzio 26 January 19661.85 m (6 ft 1 in)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy FP1994*28Two brothers in
a tournament
[2]
Pino Porzio 26 February 1967FP27 [3]
Moro Iván Moro 25 December 19741.86 m (6 ft 1 in)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain CB199823 [4]
200126Two brothers in
a tournament
Daniel Moro 8 August 19731.88 m (6 ft 2 in)D27 [5]
Pijetlović Duško Pijetlović 25 April 19851.97 m (6 ft 6 in)Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia CF2009, 201524, 30Two brothers in
a tournament
[6]
Gojko Pijetlović 7 August 19831.94 m (6 ft 4 in)GK25, 32 [7]
Decker Ádám Decker 29 February 19842.03 m (6 ft 8 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary CB201329Two brothers in
a tournament
[8]
Attila Decker 25 August 19871.97 m (6 ft 6 in)GK25 [9]
Varga Dániel Varga 25 September 19832.01 m (6 ft 7 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary D201329Two brothers in
a tournament
[10]
Dénes Varga 29 March 19871.93 m (6 ft 4 in)D26 [11]
RelationshipFamilyPlayerDate of birthHeightMen's teamPosWorld
Title
AgeNoteRef
RelationshipFamilyPlayerDate of birthHeightMen's teamPosWorld
Title
AgeRef
Father and sonKásás Zoltán Kásás 15 September 19461.90 m (6 ft 3 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary FP197326 [12]
Tamás Kásás 20 July 19762.00 m (6 ft 7 in)D200327 [13]
Szívós István Szívós Jr. 24 April 19482.02 m (6 ft 8 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary FP197325 [14]
Márton Szívós 19 August 19811.93 m (6 ft 4 in)D201331 [15]
Sukno Goran Sukno 6 April 19591.88 m (6 ft 2 in)Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia FP198627 [16]
Sandro Sukno 30 June 19902.00 m (6 ft 7 in)Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia D201727 [17]

Coach statistics

Most successful coaches

Ratko Rudic coached three men's national teams to the world titles. Ratko Rudic kolovoz 2012.jpg
Ratko Rudić coached three men's national teams to the world titles.

The following table is pre-sorted by number of gold medals (in descending order), date of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), name of the coach (in ascending order), respectively.

There are three coaches who led men's national water polo teams to win two or more gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships.

Ratko Rudić led three men's national water polo teams to win gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships. He guided Yugoslavia men's national team to a gold medal in 1986, Italy men's national team to a gold medal in 1994, and Croatia men's national team to a gold medal in 2007, making him the first and only coach to lead three different men's national water polo teams to the world titles. [18] [19]

Spaniard Juan Jané coached the Spain men's national team to two consecutive gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships in 1998 and 2001. [20]

Alessandro Campagna is another coach who led men's national water polo team(s) to win two gold medals. Under his leadership, the Italy men's national team won two world titles in 2011 and 2019. [21]

Legend
Head coaches who led men's national teams to win
two or more gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships
RkHead coachNationalityBirthAgeMen's teamWorld titlesTotalRef
1 Ratko Rudić Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 194838Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 19863 [22] [18] [19]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 46Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1994
58Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2007
2 Juan Jané Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 195344–48Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1998–20012 [20]
Alessandro Campagna Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 196348, 56Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2011, 20192 [23] [21]

Champions as coach and player

Alessandro Campagna of Italy is a dual world champion as coach and player. Alessandro Campagna.JPG
Alessandro Campagna of Italy is a dual world champion as coach and player.

The following table is pre-sorted by number of gold medals (in descending order), date of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), name of the person (in ascending order), respectively.

Three water polo players won gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships and then guided men's national water polo teams to the world titles as head coaches.

Tibor Benedek of Hungary won a gold medal at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. Ten years later, he coached the Hungary men's national team to the world title in 2013. [24] [25]

Italian Alessandro Campagna won a gold medal at the 1994 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, coached by Ratko Rudić. As a head coach, he led Italy men's national team to win two gold in 2011 and 2019. [23] [21]

Dejan Savić, representing Serbia and Montenegro, won a gold medal in 2005. He then guided Serbia men's national team to the world title in 2015. [26]

Legend
RkPersonBirthHeightPlayerHead coachTotal
titles
Ref
AgeMen's teamPosTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
1 Alessandro Campagna 19631.82 m (6 ft 0 in)31Flag of Italy.svg  Italy FP1994*48, 56Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2011, 20193 [23] [21]
2 Tibor Benedek 19721.90 m (6 ft 3 in)31Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary D200341Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20132 [24] [25]
Dejan Savić 19751.90 m (6 ft 3 in)30Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro CB200540Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 20152 [26]

Olympic and world champions (coaches)

The following table is pre-sorted by number of Olympic titles (in descending order), number of world titles (in descending order), year of winning the last gold medal (in ascending order), year of winning the first gold medal (in ascending order), name of the coach (in ascending order), respectively. Last updated: 30 March 2021.

As of 2019, there are six head coaches who led men's national teams to win gold medals in water polo at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships.

Legend
Head coaches who led men's national teams to win gold medals in water polo
at the Summer Olympics and the World Aquatics Championships
#CoachNationalityBirthSummer OlympicsWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsTotal
titles
ISHOF
member
Ref
AgeMen's teamTitleAgeMen's teamTitle
1 Ratko Rudić Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 194836–40Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1984–198838Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 198672007 [22]
[18]
[19]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 44Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 199246Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1994*
64Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 201258Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2007
2 Dénes Kemény Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 195446–54Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2000–2004–200849Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 200342011 [27]
3 Juan Jané Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 195343Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 199644–48Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1998–20013 [20]
4 Dezső Gyarmati Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 192748Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 197645Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 197321976 [28] [29]
Boris Popov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 194139Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1980*41Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 198222019 [30] [31]
Dejan Savić Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 197541Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 201640Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 20152 [26]

Champions by tournament

2019 (Italy, 4th title)

Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6Preliminary round – Group D15 July 2019  BlueFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Won1459
Match 2/6Preliminary round – Group D17 July 2019  BlueFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Won972
Match 3/6Preliminary round – Group D19 July 2019  BlueFlag of Germany.svg  Germany Won871
Match 4/6Quarter-finals23 July 2019  WhiteFlag of Greece.svg  Greece Won761
Match 5/6Semi-finals25 July 2019  BlueFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Won12102
Match 6/6Gold medal match27 July 2019  BlueFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Won1055
TotalMatches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100%604020

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2019 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

Matteo Aicardi, the center forward of the Italy team, won his second world title in 2019. Matteo Aicardi 2015.jpg
Matteo Aicardi, the center forward of the Italy team, won his second world title in 2019.
Pietro Figlioli, the captain of Italy, won his second world title in 2019. Pietro Figlioli 2015.jpg
Pietro Figlioli, the captain of Italy, won his second world title in 2019.
Roster
Cap
No.
PlayerPosL/RHeightWeightDate of birthAge of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Marco Del Lungo GKR1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)1 March 199029 years, 148 days
2 Francesco Di Fulvio DR1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)15 August 199325 years, 346 days
3 Stefano Luongo FPR1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)5 January 199029 years, 203 days
4 Pietro Figlioli (C)DR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)29 May 198435 years, 59 days
5 Edoardo Di Somma FP30 September 199622 years, 300 days
6 Alessandro Velotto CBR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)12 February 199524 years, 165 days
7 Vincenzo Renzuto FPR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)8 April 199326 years, 110 days
8 Gonzalo Echenique FPL1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)27 April 199029 years, 91 days
9 Niccolò Figari CBR1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)24 January 198831 years, 184 days
10 Michaël Bodegas CFR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)3 May 198732 years, 85 days
11 Matteo Aicardi CFR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)19 April 198633 years, 99 days
12 Vincenzo Dolce FPR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)11 May 199524 years, 77 days
13 Gianmarco Nicosia GKR1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)12 February 199821 years, 165 days
Average1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) [lower-alpha 1] 13 June 199128 years, 44 days
Coach Alessandro Campagna 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)26 June 196356 years, 31 days2019

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • RB – Rebounds
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
PlayerPosMPMinutes playedGoals/ShotsTFSTRBBLSprintsPersonal fouls
Min %GSh %WonSP %20SDEPenEX
1 Marco Del Lungo GK6192100%551
2 Francesco Di Fulvio D615480.2%103925.6%733244100%51
3 Stefano Luongo FP613670.8%112937.9%62632366.7%41
4 Pietro Figlioli (C)D613972.4%93525.7%5253131492.9%31
5 Edoardo Di Somma FP65126.6%060.0%2121712
6 Alessandro Velotto CB611660.4%51241.7%345133100%132
7 Vincenzo Renzuto FP610152.6%3933.3%14711
8 Gonzalo Echenique FP511157.8%51631.3%335421
9 Niccolò Figari CB68041.7%4850.0%1222912
10 Michaël Bodegas CF69247.9%51050.0%9326
11 Matteo Aicardi CF610554.7%52025.0%141133
12 Vincenzo Dolce FP66433.3%3650.0%7116
13 Gianmarco Nicosia GK600.0%
Team5
Total6192100%6019031.6%63313521222491.7%65168
Against4016524.2%692537192248.3%75147
Cap
No.
PlayerPosSaves/Shots
SavesShots %
1 Marco Del Lungo GK6710762.6%
13 Gianmarco Nicosia GK
Total6710762.6%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2019 (Cumulative Statistics – Italy, p. 3).

2017 (Croatia, 2nd title)

Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6Preliminary round – Group D17 July 2017  BlueFlag of the United States.svg  United States Won1275
Match 2/6Preliminary round – Group D19 July 2017  BlueFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Won1082
Match 3/6Preliminary round – Group D21 July 2017  BlueFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Won16610
Match 4/6Quarter-finals25 July 2017  WhiteFlag of Italy.svg  Italy Won1293
Match 5/6Semi-finals27 July 2017  BlueFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Won12111
Match 6/6Gold medal match29 July 2017  BlueFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Won862
TotalMatches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100%704723

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2017 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

Left-hander Maro Jokovic of Croatia won his second world title in 2017, with 12 goals. Maro Jokovic 2015.jpg
Left-hander Maro Joković of Croatia won his second world title in 2017, with 12 goals.
Sandro Sukno, the captain of Croatia, netted 16 goals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, becoming the team-leading scorer for the tournament. Sandro Sukno 2 2010.jpg
Sandro Sukno, the captain of Croatia, netted 16 goals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, becoming the team-leading scorer for the tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
PlayerPosL/RHeightWeightDate of birthAge of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Marko Bijač GKR2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)85 kg (187 lb)12 January 199126 years, 198 days
2 Marko Macan CBR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)110 kg (243 lb)26 April 199324 years, 94 days
3 Loren Fatović DR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)84 kg (185 lb)16 November 199620 years, 255 days
4 Luka Lončar CFR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)107 kg (236 lb)26 June 198730 years, 33 days
5 Maro Joković DL2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)95 kg (209 lb)1 October 198729 years, 301 days
6 Ivan Buljubašić CBR1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)108 kg (238 lb)31 October 198729 years, 271 days
7 Ante Vukičević DR1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)93 kg (205 lb)24 February 199324 years, 155 days
8 Andro Bušlje CFR2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)115 kg (254 lb)4 January 198631 years, 206 days
9 Sandro Sukno (C)DR2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)93 kg (205 lb)30 June 199027 years, 29 days
10 Ivan Krapić CFR1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)105 kg (231 lb)14 February 198928 years, 165 days
11 Anđelo Šetka DR1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)87 kg (192 lb)14 September 198531 years, 318 days
12 Xavier García DL1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)92 kg (203 lb)5 January 198433 years, 205 days
13 Ivan Marcelić GKR1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)90 kg (198 lb)18 February 199423 years, 161 days
Average1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)97 kg (214 lb)6 October 198927 years, 296 days
Coach Ivica Tucak 8 February 197047 years, 171 days

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Rebounds
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
PlayerPosMPMinutes playedGoals/ShotsASTFSTBLSprintsPersonal fouls
Min %GSh %WonSP %20SDEPenEX
1 Marko Bijač GK616887.5%18
2 Marko Macan CB67036.5%1333.3%112122
3 Loren Fatović D67941.1%5955.6%33311714.3%91
4 Luka Lončar CF610956.8%111764.7%1102232
5 Maro Joković D615781.8%123040.0%82651616.7%3
6 Ivan Buljubašić CB65026.0%1425.0%123121
7 Ante Vukičević D611459.4%61154.5%35111100%3
8 Andro Bušlje CF69247.9%41233.3%135310111
9 Sandro Sukno (C)D613268.8%162857.1%126113020.0%3
10 Ivan Krapić CF67237.5%030.0%112221
11 Anđelo Šetka D612163.0%31717.6%2313837.5%5
12 Xavier García D615580.7%112642.3%135137
13 Ivan Marcelić GK62412.5%
Team8
Total6192100%7016043.8%4659442062425.0%69226
Against4715630.1%39713410182475.0%67227
Cap
No.
PlayerPosSaves/Shots
SavesShots %
1 Marko Bijač GK498955.1%
13 Ivan Marcelić GK61346.2%
Total5510253.9%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2017 (Cumulative Statistics – Croatia, p. 3).

2015 (Serbia, 2nd title)

Serbia men's national water polo team celebrated after the gold medal match of the 2015 World Aquatics Championships. Kazan 2015 - Water polo - Men - Gold medal match - 215.JPG
Serbia men's national water polo team celebrated after the gold medal match of the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.
Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6Preliminary round – Group D27 July 2015  WhiteFlag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Won1183
Match 2/6Preliminary round – Group D29 July 2015  WhiteFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Won19910
Match 3/6Preliminary round – Group D31 July 2015  WhiteFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Won1091
Match 4/6Quarter-finals4 August 2015  WhiteFlag of the United States.svg  United States Won1275
Match 5/6Semi-finals6 August 2015  BlueFlag of Italy.svg  Italy Won1064
Match 6/6Gold medal match8 August 2015  BlueFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Won1147
TotalMatches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100%734330

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2015 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

Zivko Gocic, the captain of Serbia, won his second world title in 2015. Zivko Gocic 2015.JPG
Živko Gocić, the captain of Serbia, won his second world title in 2015.
Dusko Pijetlovic, the center forward of the Serbia team, won his second world title in 2015. He was the team-leading scorer for the tournament. Dusko Pijetlovic 2015.jpg
Duško Pijetlović, the center forward of the Serbia team, won his second world title in 2015. He was the team-leading scorer for the tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
PlayerPosL/RHeightWeightDate of birthAge of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Gojko Pijetlović GKR1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)100 kg (220 lb)7 August 198332 years, 1 day
2 Dušan Mandić DL2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)115 kg (254 lb)16 June 199421 years, 53 days
3 Živko Gocić (C)DR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)100 kg (220 lb)22 August 198232 years, 351 days
4 Sava Ranđelović CBR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)104 kg (229 lb)17 July 199322 years, 22 days
5 Miloš Ćuk DR1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)85 kg (187 lb)21 December 199024 years, 230 days
6 Duško Pijetlović CFR1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)105 kg (231 lb)25 April 198530 years, 105 days
7 Slobodan Nikić CFR1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)107 kg (236 lb)25 January 198332 years, 195 days
8 Milan Aleksić CBR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)103 kg (227 lb)13 May 198629 years, 87 days
9 Nikola Jakšić CBR1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)99 kg (218 lb)17 January 199718 years, 203 days
10 Filip Filipović DL1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)106 kg (234 lb)2 May 198728 years, 98 days
11 Andrija Prlainović DR1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)96 kg (212 lb)28 April 198728 years, 102 days
12 Stefan Mitrović DR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)91 kg (201 lb)29 March 198827 years, 132 days
13 Branislav Mitrović GKR2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)102 kg (225 lb)30 January 198530 years, 190 days
Average1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)101 kg (223 lb)28 January 198827 years, 192 days
Coach Dejan Savić 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)24 April 197540 years, 106 days

Note: Duško Pijetlović and Gojko Pijetlović are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
PlayerPosMPMinutes playedGoals/ShotsASTFSTBLSP
won
Personal fouls
Min %GSh %20SDEPenEX
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK68443.8%2
2 Dušan Mandić D611157.8%71546.7%66516
3 Živko Gocić (C)D611660.4%3837.5%23515
4 Sava Ranđelović CB66031.3%1714.3%2233132
5 Miloš Ćuk D69851.0%61735.3%243121
6 Duško Pijetlović CF69750.5%111764.7%242361
7 Slobodan Nikić CF69851.0%91850.0%2223
8 Milan Aleksić CB68544.3%71838.9%5629
9 Nikola Jakšić CB66835.4%4850.0%38
10 Filip Filipović D613771.4%72626.9%785251
11 Andrija Prlainović D615580.7%92339.1%6119221
12 Stefan Mitrović D612665.6%91947.4%355221
13 Branislav Mitrović GK610856.3%2
Total6192100%7317641.5%35544218460033
Against4315328.1%68621112050015
Cap
No.
PlayerPosSaves/Shots
SavesShots %
1 Gojko Pijetlović GK184242.9%
13 Branislav Mitrović GK355464.8%
Total539655.2%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2015 (Cumulative Statistics – Serbia, p. 2).

2013 (Hungary, 3rd title)

Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7Preliminary round – Group C22 July 2013  WhiteFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Won1358
Match 2/7Preliminary round – Group C24 July 2013  BlueFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Lost1013-3
Match 3/7Preliminary round – Group C26 July 2013  WhiteFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Drawn990
Match 4/7Quarter-final qualification28 July 2013  WhiteFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Won1679
Match 5/7Quarter-finals30 July 2013  BlueFlag of Greece.svg  Greece Won936
Match 6/7Semi-finals1 August 2013  WhiteFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Won11101
Match 7/7Gold medal match3 August 2013  WhiteFlag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Won871
TotalMatches played: 7 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 71.4%765422

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2013 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

Marton Szivos scored 12 goals at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships, helping Hungary win gold. Marton Szivos Rio2016.jpg
Márton Szívós scored 12 goals at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships, helping Hungary win gold.
Denes Varga of Hungary netted 13 goals at the 2013 World Championship, becoming the team-leading scorer for the tournament. Denes Varga Rio2016.jpg
Dénes Varga of Hungary netted 13 goals at the 2013 World Championship, becoming the team-leading scorer for the tournament.
Roster
Cap
No.
PlayerPosL/RHeightWeightDate of birthAge of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Viktor Nagy GKR1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)94 kg (207 lb)24 July 198429 years, 10 days
2 Miklós Gór-Nagy CBR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)100 kg (220 lb)8 January 198330 years, 207 days
3 Norbert Madaras DL1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)91 kg (201 lb)1 December 197933 years, 245 days
4 Bence Bátori DR28 December 199121 years, 218 days
5 Márton Vámos DL2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)105 kg (231 lb)24 June 199221 years, 40 days
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky DR1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)102 kg (225 lb)4 March 198429 years, 152 days
7 Ádám Decker CBR2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)98 kg (216 lb)29 February 198429 years, 156 days
8 Márton Szívós DR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)91 kg (201 lb)19 August 198131 years, 349 days
9 Dániel Varga (C)DR2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)95 kg (209 lb)25 September 198329 years, 312 days
10 Dénes Varga DR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)95 kg (209 lb)29 March 198726 years, 127 days
11 Krisztián Bedő CFR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)107 kg (236 lb)4 May 199320 years, 91 days
12 Balázs Hárai CFR2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)110 kg (243 lb)5 April 198726 years, 120 days
13 Attila Decker GKR1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)94 kg (207 lb)25 August 198725 years, 343 days
Average1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) [lower-alpha 1] 99 kg (218 lb) [lower-alpha 2] 30 March 198627 years, 126 days
Coach Tibor Benedek 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)12 July 197241 years, 22 days2016

Note: Ádám Decker and Attila Decker are brothers; Dániel Varga and Dénes Varga are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • DE – Double exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
PlayerPosMPMinutes playedGoals/ShotsASTFSTBLSprintsPersonal fouls
Min %GSh %WonSP %20SDEPenEX
1 Viktor Nagy GK719285.7%1161
2 Miklós Gór-Nagy CB78035.7%2825.0%1121143
3 Norbert Madaras D716473.2%63218.8%10424010.0%3
4 Bence Bátori D77232.1%3742.9%5231030.0%11
5 Márton Vámos D713459.8%121675.0%32433742.9%71
6 Norbert Hosnyánszky D711953.1%71643.8%33331011
7 Ádám Decker CB77031.3%2366.7%1414115
8 Márton Szívós D714866.1%122548.0%3564010.0%71
9 Dániel Varga (C)D716573.7%52123.8%9364010.0%8
10 Dénes Varga D717477.7%132552.0%44534850.0%51
11 Krisztián Bedő CF79140.6%61346.2%115115
12 Balázs Hárai CF712656.3%81553.3%126245
13 Attila Decker GK73214.3%11
Team4
Total7224100%7618142.0%37784027102835.7%792411
Against5418629.0%28854017182864.3%70238
Cap
No.
PlayerPosSaves/Shots
SavesShots %
1 Viktor Nagy GK549954.5%
13 Attila Decker GK112055.0%
Total6511954.6%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2013 (Cumulative Statistics – Hungary, p. 2).

2011 (Italy, 3rd title)

Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6Preliminary round – Group D18 July 2011  WhiteFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Won17116
Match 2/6Preliminary round – Group D20 July 2011  BlueFlag of the United States.svg  United States Won853
Match 3/6Preliminary round – Group D22 July 2011  WhiteFlag of Germany.svg  Germany Won761
Match 4/6Quarter-finals26 July 2011  WhiteFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Won1064
Match 5/6Semi-finals28 July 2011  BlueFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Won981
Match 6/6Gold medal match30 July 2011  BlueFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Won871
TotalMatches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100%593326

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2011 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

Stefano Tempesti, the captain of Italy, saved 64 shots at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships. Stefano Tempesti 2015.jpg
Stefano Tempesti, the captain of Italy, saved 64 shots at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships.
Roster
Cap
No.
PlayerPosL/RHeightWeightDate of birthAge of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Stefano Tempesti (C)GKR2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)99 kg (218 lb)9 June 197932 years, 51 days
2 Amaurys Pérez CBR1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)80 kg (176 lb)18 March 197635 years, 134 days
3 Niccolò Gitto CBR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)82 kg (181 lb)12 October 198624 years, 291 days
4 Pietro Figlioli DR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)98 kg (216 lb)29 May 198427 years, 62 days
5 Alex Giorgetti DR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)83 kg (183 lb)24 December 198723 years, 218 days
6 Maurizio Felugo DR1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)86 kg (190 lb)4 March 198130 years, 148 days
7 Niccolò Figari CBR1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)95 kg (209 lb)24 January 198823 years, 187 days
8 Valentino Gallo DL1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)93 kg (205 lb)17 July 198526 years, 13 days
9 Christian Presciutti DR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)85 kg (187 lb)27 November 198228 years, 245 days
10 Deni Fiorentini CBR1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)86 kg (190 lb)5 June 198427 years, 55 days
11 Matteo Aicardi CFR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)104 kg (229 lb)19 April 198625 years, 102 days
12 Arnaldo Deserti FPR1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)100 kg (220 lb)18 April 197932 years, 103 days
13 Giacomo Pastorino GKR1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)89 kg (196 lb)7 June 198031 years, 53 days
Average1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)91 kg (201 lb)22 April 198328 years, 99 days
Coach Alessandro Campagna 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)26 June 196348 years, 34 days2019

Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
PlayerPosMPMinutes playedGoals/ShotsASTFSTBLSprintsPersonal fouls
Min %GSh %WonSP %20SPenEX
1 Stefano Tempesti (C)GK6198100%91
2 Amaurys Pérez CB68040.4%2922.2%122101
3 Niccolò Gitto CB68944.9%3933.3%1312912
4 Pietro Figlioli D613467.7%72725.9%79341515100%3
5 Alex Giorgetti D611156.1%82040.0%23711250.0%3
6 Maurizio Felugo D614171.2%61931.6%28711
7 Niccolò Figari CB66130.8%2540.0%241381
8 Valentino Gallo D613065.7%72429.2%56152
9 Christian Presciutti D615276.8%81361.5%45513
10 Deni Fiorentini CB610251.5%3837.5%2218988.9%51
11 Matteo Aicardi CF69749.0%92437.5%21414
12 Arnaldo Deserti FP69146.0%41330.8%101711
13 Giacomo Pastorino GK600.0%1
Team2
Total6198100%5917134.5%24754022242692.3%5546
Against3314522.8%1510333202267.7%5333
Cap
No.
PlayerPosSaves/Shots
SavesShots %
1 Stefano Tempesti (C)GK649766.0%
13 Giacomo Pastorino GK
Total649766.0%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2011 (Cumulative Statistics – Italy, p. 3).

2009 (Serbia, 1st title)

Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/7Preliminary round – Group C20 July 2009  WhiteFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Lost911-2
Match 2/7Preliminary round – Group C22 July 2009  BlueFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Won20317
Match 3/7Preliminary round – Group C24 July 2009  WhiteFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Drawn880
Match 4/7Quarter-final qualification26 July 2009  WhiteFlag of Italy.svg  Italy Won752
Match 5/7Quarter-finals28 July 2009  BlueFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Won1091
Match 6/7Semi-finals30 July 2009  WhiteFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Won12111
Match 7/7Gold medal match1 August 2009  WhiteFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Won14131
TotalMatches played: 7 • Wins: 5 • Ties: 1 • Defeats: 1 • Win %: 71.4%806020

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2009 (Men's Competition Schedule, Men's Round Summary).

Vanja Udovicic, the captain of Serbia, won his second world title in 2009. Vanja Udovicic Crop.jpg
Vanja Udovičić, the captain of Serbia, won his second world title in 2009.
Roster
Cap
No.
PlayerPosL/RHeightWeightDate of birthAge of
winning gold
ISHOF
member
1 Slobodan Soro GKR1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)100 kg (220 lb)23 December 197830 years, 221 days
2 Marko Avramović DR1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)90 kg (198 lb)24 August 198622 years, 342 days
3 Živko Gocić DR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)96 kg (212 lb)22 August 198226 years, 344 days
4 Vanja Udovičić (C)CBR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)97 kg (214 lb)12 September 198226 years, 323 days
5 Slavko Gak DR1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)95 kg (209 lb)9 June 198029 years, 53 days
6 Duško Pijetlović CFR1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)93 kg (205 lb)25 April 198524 years, 98 days
7 Slobodan Nikić CFR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)103 kg (227 lb)25 January 198326 years, 188 days
8 Milan Aleksić CBR1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)105 kg (231 lb)13 May 198623 years, 80 days
9 Nikola Rađen CBR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)99 kg (218 lb)29 January 198524 years, 184 days
10 Filip Filipović DL1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)97 kg (214 lb)2 May 198722 years, 91 days
11 Andrija Prlainović DR1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)92 kg (203 lb)28 April 198722 years, 95 days
12 Stefan Mitrović DR1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)90 kg (198 lb)29 March 198821 years, 125 days
13 Gojko Pijetlović GKR1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)95 kg (209 lb)7 August 198325 years, 359 days
Average1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)96 kg (212 lb)9 June 198425 years, 53 days
Coach Dejan Udovičić 27 July 197039 years, 5 days

Note: Duško Pijetlović and Gojko Pijetlović are brothers.
Sources:

Abbreviation
  • MP – Matches played
  • Min – Minutes
  • G – Goals
  • Sh – Shots
  • AS – Assists
  • TF – Turnover fouls
  • ST – Steals
  • BL – Blocked shots
  • SP – Sprints
  • 20S – 20 seconds exclusion
  • Pen – Penalty
  • EX – Exclusion
Statistics
Cap
No.
PlayerPosMPMinutes playedGoals/ShotsASTFSTBLSprintsPersonal fouls
Min %GSh %WonSP %20SPenEX
1 Slobodan Soro GK722093.2%2
2 Marko Avramović D76326.7%040.0%111211100%3
3 Živko Gocić D718879.7%41625.0%961162633.3%93
4 Vanja Udovičić (C)CB719482.2%184143.9%21472123
5 Slavko Gak D713657.6%31127.3%274101758.8%10
6 Duško Pijetlović CF712753.8%92045.0%1833511
7 Slobodan Nikić CF710444.1%21118.2%2111621
8 Milan Aleksić CB710142.8%81553.3%1211132
9 Nikola Rađen CB79540.3%2728.6%1431221
10 Filip Filipović D718478.0%204742.6%1312723560.0%7
11 Andrija Prlainović D721089.0%123336.4%4118251
12 Stefan Mitrović D7145.9%2366.7%030.0%
13 Gojko Pijetlović GK7166.8%1
Team3
Total7236100%8020838.5%32994919163250.0%80911
Against6020429.4%151124511163250.0%7656
Cap
No.
PlayerPosSaves/Shots
SavesShots %
1 Slobodan Soro GK7713656.6%
13 Gojko Pijetlović GK5683.3%
Total8214257.7%

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2009 (Cumulative Statistics – Serbia, p. 2).

2007 (Croatia, 1st title)

Results
MatchRoundDateCap
color
OpponentResultGoals
for
Goals
against
Goals
diff.
Match 1/6Preliminary round – Group B20 March 2007  WhiteFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Won1358
Match 2/6Preliminary round – Group B22 March 2007  WhiteFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Won1091
Match 3/6Preliminary round – Group B24 March 2007  WhiteFlag of the United States.svg  United States Won1082
Match 4/6Quarter-finals28 March 2007  WhiteFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Won13310
Match 5/6Semi-finals30 March 2007  BlueFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Won1073
Match 6/6Gold medal match1 April 2007  WhiteFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Won981
TotalMatches played: 6 • Wins: 6 • Ties: 0 • Defeats: 0 • Win %: 100%654025

Source: Official Results Books (PDF): 2007 (Men's Round Summary).