Yugoslavia men's national water polo team

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Yugoslavia
Flag of Yugoslavia.svg
FINA code YUG
AssociationVaterpolo savez Jugoslavije (VSJ)
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Most caps Igor Milanović (349)
Top scorer Milivoj Bebić (620)
Olympic Games
Appearances 12 (first in 1936 )
Best resultGold medal icon.svg (1968, 1984, 1988)
World Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1973 )
Best resultGold medal icon.svg (1986, 1991)
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1979 )
Best resultGold medal icon.svg (1987, 1989)
European Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1927)
Best resultGold medal icon.svg (1991)

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 13 European Championship medals.

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For the later official water polo teams, see:

Yugoslavia men's national water polo team in 1962 vs. Soviet Union in Celje Jugoslovanska reprezentanca v vaterpolu v Celju proti Sovjetski zvezi 1962.jpg
Yugoslavia men's national water polo team in 1962 vs. Soviet Union in Celje

Olympic Games record

Year [1] RoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1900 Did not participate
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 1904
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1908
Flag of Sweden.svg 1912
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1920
Flag of France.svg 1924
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1928
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg 1932
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1936 Group stage10th3102118+3
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1948 Group stage9th31111710+7
Flag of Finland.svg 1952 Runners-upSilver medal icon.svg86204314+29
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956 Runners-upSilver medal icon.svg64113611+25
Flag of Italy.svg 1960 Fourth place4th75022714+13
Flag of Japan.svg 1964 Runners-upSilver medal icon.svg76104110+31
Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg97118635+51
Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Final Round5th95135243+9
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 Final Round5th81524634+8
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Runners-upSilver medal icon.svg85215834+24
Flag of the United States.svg 1984 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg76107249+23
Flag of South Korea.svg 1988 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg76018355+28
TotalQualified: 16/24114731724839538+301

World Championship record

Year [1] RoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1973 Final RoundBronze medal icon.svg106135844+14
Flag of Colombia.svg 1975 First round13th32011512+3
Flag of Germany.svg 1978 Final RoundBronze medal icon.svg117046439+25
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1982 Second round7th64025852+6
Flag of Spain.svg 1986 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg75207356+17
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1991 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg76018146+35
TotalQualified: 6/64430311349249+100

World Cup record

Year [1] RoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1979 Final RoundBronze medal icon.svg75023832+6
Flag of the United States.svg 1981 Final RoundSilver medal icon.svg75116650+16
Flag of the United States.svg 1983 Did not participate
Flag of Germany.svg 1985 Final Round4th73225449+5
Flag of Greece.svg 1987 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg75207554+21
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 ChampionsGold medal icon.svg54105045+15
Flag of Spain.svg 1991 Final RoundSilver medal icon.svg54013528+7
TotalQualified: 6/7382666318258+60

European Championship record

YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg 1926 Did not participate
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1927 9th
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1931 Did not participate
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1934 5th
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1938 Did not participate
Flag of Monaco.svg 1947 8th
Flag of Austria.svg 1950 Bronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Italy.svg 1954 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Hungary.svg 1958 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of East Germany.svg 1962 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1966 Bronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg 1970 Bronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Austria.svg 1974 Bronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Sweden.svg 1977 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1981 4th
Flag of Italy.svg 1983 4th
Flag of Bulgaria.svg 1985 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of France.svg 1987 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Greece.svg 1991 Gold medal icon.svg
TotalQualified: 28/31

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References

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