The Jury has spoken

THE RESULTS ARE IN

Everybody voted. Two athletes rose to the most prestigious title among the international water polo community:The Total Player 2018 Award concluded on Monday, the 17th of December, following 46 votes from the expert jury and more than 25 thousand audience votes. The winner in the male category is the Spanish national team player Felipe Perrone, while the first female to win the title is Russia's Ekaterina Prokofyeva!
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FINAL RESULTS

TOTAL PLAYER 2018 RANKING

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THE TOTAL PLAYER EXPERT JURY

  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Ashleigh Johnson | 2.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 3.Kiley Neushul | 4.Anni Espar | 5.Zhang Jing
    Gong Dali
    China Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 2.Maica Garcia Godoy | 3.Maud Megens | 4.Beatriz Ortiz | 5.Dorottya Szilágyi
    Martina Miceli
    Orrizonte coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Ashleigh Johnson | 2.Melissa Seidemann | 3.Monika Eggens | 4.Paula Leiton | 5.Ekaterina Prokofieva
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Kiley Neushul | 2.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 3.Beatriz Ortiz | 4.Catharina van der Sloot | 5.Ashleigh Johnson
    David Paradelo
    Canada Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 2.Maud Megens | 3.Kiley Neushul | 4.Maica Garcia Godoy | 5.Laura Aarts
    Arno Havenga
    Dutch Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Maggie Steffens | 2.Rita Keszthelyi | 3.Maud Megens | 4.Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Anni Espar
    Attila Bíró
    Hungary Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Maggie Steffens | 2.Laura Ester Ramos | 3.Maica Garcia Godoy | 4.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 5.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot
    Dragan Matutinović
    Croatia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Melissa Seidemann | 2.Margaret Steffens | 3.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 4.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 5.Beatriz Ortiz
    Fabio Conti
    Italy Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Laura Aarts | 2.Beatriz Ortiz | 3.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 4.Rita Keszthelyi | 5.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot
    Anja Skibba
    Germany Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 2.Rita Keszthelyi | 3.Maud Megens | 4.Maica Garcia Godoy / Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Anni Espar
    Adam Krikorian
    USA Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Laura Aarts | 2.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 3.Gréta Gurisatti | 4.Beatriz Ortiz | 5.Alexandra Asimaki
    Attila Mihók
    Dunaújvárosi FVE Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Margaret Steffens | 2.Ashleigh Johnson | 3.Rachel Fattal | 4.Laura Ester Ramos | 5.Rowena Webster
    Jason Sileno
    South Africa Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Laura Aarts | 2.Alexandra Asimaki | 3.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 4.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 5.Dorottya Szilágyi
    Dragana Ivković
    Serbia Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Ashleigh Johnson | 2.Maud Megens | 3.Maica Garcia Godoy | 4.Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot
    Alexandr Gaidukov
    Russia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 2.Melissa Seidemann | 3.Margaret Steffens | 4.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 5.Beatriz Ortiz
    Giorgos Morfesis
    Greece Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Margaret Steffens | 2.Maica Garcia Godoy | 3.Ashleigh Johnson | 4.Rita Keszthelyi | 5.Maud Megens
    Predrag Mihailovic
    Australia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Maud Megens | 2.Rita Keszthelyi | 3.Beatriz Ortiz | 4.Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Margaret Steffens
    Márton Benczur
    UVSE Head Coach
  • David Martín
    Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone | 2.Dušan Mandić | 3.Aleksandar Ivović | 4.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 5.Ioannis Fountoulis
    David Martín
    Spain National Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Maro Joković | 3.Cosmin Radu | 4.Julian Real | 5.Dénes Varga
    Hagen Stamm
    German Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 4.Duško Pijetlović | 5.Xavi Garcia
    Nenad Vukanić
    France Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Andrija Prlainović | 3.Michaël Bodegas | 4.Maro Joković | 5.Angelos Vlachopoulos
    Robin van Galen
    Dutch Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Josip Pavić | 2.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 3.Andro Bušlje | 4.Felipe Perrone | 5.Dušan Mandić
    Thodoris Vlachos
    Olympiacos/Greece Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone | 2.Josip Vrlić | 3.Andrija Prlainović | 4.Francesco Di Fulvio | 5.Filip Filipović
    Alessandro Campagna
    Italy Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Ioannis Fountoulis | 4.Aleksandar Ivović | 5.Luka Lončar
    Petar Porobić
    China Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Aleksandar Ivović | 4.Andrija Prlainović | 5.Josip Pavić
    Chus Martín
    CN Barceloneta Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone | 2.Filip Filipović | 3.Marton Vamos | 4.Aleksandar Ivović | 5.Angelos Vlachopoulos
    Angelo Coelho
    Brazil Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andro Bušlje | 2.Dušan Mandić | 3.Ioannis Fountoulis | 4.Miloš Ćuk | 5.Ante Vukičević
    Ivica Tucak
    Croatia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Xavi Garcia | 4.Aleksandar Ivović | 5.Ioannis Fountoulis
    Dejan Savić
    Serbia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Dušan Mandić | 3.Gergő Zalánki | 4.Ioannis Fountoulis | 5.Aaron Younger
    Yoji Omoto
    Japan Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Aleksandar Ivović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Andrija Prlainović | 4.Luka Lončar | 5.Daniel Lopez Pinedo
    Vladimir Gojković
    Montenegro Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Filip Filipović | 2.Josip Pavić | 3.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 4.Xavi Garcia | 5.Aleksandar Ivović
    Dejan Udovičić
    USA Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Ioannis Fountoulis | 4.Filip Filipović | 5.Aleksandar Ivović
    Tamás Märcz
    Hungary Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Luka Lončar | 4.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 5.Xavi Garcia
    Elvis Fatović
    Australia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone| 2.Josip Pavić | 3.Aleksandar Ivović| 4.Luka Lončar | 5.Filip Filipović
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Andro Bušlje | 3.Aleksandar Ivović | 4.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 5.Ioannis Fountoulis
    Sergey Yevstigneyev
    Russia Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Dušan Mandić | 2.Aaron Younger | 3.Felipe Perrone | 4.Ioannis Fountoulis | 5.Andro Bušlje
    Paul Martin
    South Africa Head Coach
  • Top 5 Picks - 1.Andro Bušlje | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Josip Pavić | 4.Andrija Prlainović | 5.Luka Lončar
    Sandro Sukno
    Total Player 2017 Winner

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THE 2018 DREAM TEAM

TOTAL 7

What do you get when you take the best athletes on their respective positions and join them in the ultimate roster for 2018? The Total Seven features the highest voted player for each position in the pool. These formations speak for themselves - check out who made it into the dream team of 2018.

DEADLY DAMES

FEMALE TOTAL 7

Goalkeeper : Ashleigh Johnson (USA) - NC Vouliagmeni
Full Back: Maud Megens (NED) - USC Trojans LA
Left winger: Catharina van der Sloot (NED) - AS Orizzonte Catania
Left driver: Ekaterina Prokofyeva (RUS) - Kinef-Surgutneftegaz Kirshi
Center: Maica García Godoy (ESP) - CN Sabadell
Right driver: Rita Keszthelyi (HUN) - UVSE Budapest
Right winger: Beatriz Ortiz (ESP) - CN Sabadell.

UNMATCHED EXPERTS

MALE TOTAL 7

Goalkeeper: Daniel López Pinedo (ESP) - CNA Barceloneta
Full Back: Aleksandar Ivović (MNE) - Pro Recco
Left winger: Andrija Prlainović (SRB) - Szolnok
Left forward: Ioannis Fountoulis (GRE) - Olympiacos
Center FWD: Luka Lončar (CRO) - VK Jug
Right forward: Felipe Perrone (ESP) - CNA Barceloneta
Right winger: Dušan Mandić (SRB) - Pro Recco

NOTHING BUT GRATITUDE

THANK YOU

The Award grew bigger, the jury harsher, the vote larger and the community tighter - The Total Player 2018 Award exceeded all of our expectations. We watched with excitement, as the public vote grew in engagement, while more critical experts than ever joined the ranks of our jury to vote for their favorite picks of the season.

We were excited to add the female category to the Total Player Award and bring the same prestige and recognition to our dedicated ladies across the world's competitive pools.

We thank all our jurors and media platforms, who responded to our call and helped successfully bring the 2nd installment of the Total Player Award to you - our engaged community. We appreciate every single vote, every comment, and every visit - we can feel your support and we will not stop to promote, improve and advance anything and everything water polo.

And as you know, everybody's eyes are already wide open and looking for next season's unmatched double - so make sure to bring your A game whenever you dive into the fray.

December 18, 2018

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