Another significant transfer has been confirmed.
The best scorer of the 19th World Championships in Budapest Alex Bowen(USA) joined Noisy-le-Sec (Cercle 93), the 2nd-best French club.
Actually, the information isn’t so new, two weeks ago, we already published that Bowen had left Partizan and would join Noisy-le-Sec.
However, he wasn’t the best scorer of the World Championships at that time.
After the Budapest championships, Noisy-le-Sec welcomed Bowen by an official announcement. The French club can be proud since it made a big deal even before Bowen proved his qualities at the Budapest Championships, where he netted 21 goals and won 6th place with the Team USA.
Bowen is a two-time Olympian, he won the gold medal at the PanAmerican Games. He has been playing in Europe for a while. He was a member of Miskolc, Mladost Zagreb, Apollon Smyrnis. In the previous season, he played for Partizan. He won the Regional League with Mladost.
Bowen isn’t the only player who moves from Serbia to Noisy-le-Sec this summer. Drasko Gogov, who has played for the national team of Serbia, several times, will leave Novi Beograd and join Noisy-le-Sec. The Parisians will have a new goalkeeper. It will be Remi Garsau, who played for France at the 2016 Olympic Games, and arrives from Nice.
Noisy-le-Sec extended the contracts with Croatia’s captain Ivan Krapic, Remi Saudadier, Antonio Petkovic, David Caumette, Emil Bjorch, Denis Do Carmo.
A few experienced players left the club: Mehdi Marzouki (Tourcoing), Matthieu Peisson (Pays d’Aix), and goalkeeper Stefan Zivojinovic.
“We are satisfied with the jobs we have done in the transfer market. Most of the transfers we had planned we managed to do. We composed a good team, with a lot of experienced players, but young guys from our junior team, which is the current French champion, will get chance to prove themselves in the senior team. Our ambitions remain the same. We will battle for the high ranking, but it won’t be easy. The French League in the next season will be maybe stronger than ever. Reignng champion Marselle, than Tourcoing, which will be coached by Petar Kovacevic, and Strasbourg will be our strongest opponents. In my opinion, the quality of the French League in the next season will be, at least, 30 percent better than in the previous season”, Noisy’s coach Stefan Ciric said for Total Waterpolo.
Milan Aleksic retires
As for Partizan, we register another departure. Double Olympic champion Milan Aleksic decided to finish his career, but he stays in water polo, as a sports director of the Water Polo Federation of Serbia.
Aleksic won 24 medals playing for Serbia, including two Olympic golds, two titles of the World Champion, four golds at the Europen championships, two Champions Leagues (Partizan in 2011 and Szolnok in 2017), a number of domestic trophies in Serbia, Hungary and Spain, etc.
He started his career in Partizan. After leaving Partizan in 2012, he played for Szolnok and Barceloneta, before returning to Partizan last summer. He won two Champions Leagues (Partizan 2011 and Szolnok 2017).
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