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

THE TOTAL PLAYER 2018 AWARD RESULTS

December 17, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Total Waterpolo

Total Player 2018 by Total Waterpolo

Last season has been filled with action and surprises, and there are plenty of players worth choosing. As we’re nearing the end of the vote for Total […]
December 16, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Sandro Sukno

Total Player 2018 by Sandro Sukno

Last year he got the Total Player Award and now he’s voting for the player of the year. Today is the day to welcome Sandro Sukno […]
December 15, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Paul Martin

Total Player 2018 by Paul Martin

Today in the Total Player Male Category, we’re introducing Paul Martin – the head coach of the South African Team. Martin began his international coaching career […]
December 15, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Márton Benczur

Total Player 2018 by Márton Benczur

As we’re nearing the conclusion of the Total Player Award, we’re welcoming Márton Benczur in the Female Category. Benczur is the head coach of the Hungarian UVSE […]
December 14, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Predrag Mihailovic

Total Player 2018 by Predrag Mihailovic

The Total Player Award in Female Category continues with Australia and Predrag Mihailovic. Mihailovic is the new head coach of the Australian National Team, after being […]
December 14, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Sergey Yevstigneyev

Total Player 2018 by Sergey Yevstigneyev

Sergey Yevstigneyev, the former Russian national player and current head coach, joins the Total Player again this year. Back in the 90s, when Yevstigneyev’s playing career was […]
December 12, 2018

Total Player 2018 by Karsten Seehafer

The current head coach of the German Champion WASPO 98 Hannover is next to pick his Top 5 picks for 2018. Karsten Seehafer has been with […]
December 11, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Ruswaterpolo

Total Player 2018 by Ruswaterpolo

Today in the Total Player Award, we’re welcoming Ruswaterpolo – a Russian water polo web portal. Their work mainly focuses on the regional leagues, as well […]
December 10, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Elvis Fatović

Total Player 2018 by Elvis Fatović

The head coach of the Australian Men’s National Team, as well as one of the most important figures in Croatian water polo – Elvis Fatović – […]
December 9, 2018

Total Player 2018 by Water Polo Italy

This year we’re expanding the Total Player vote to even more water polo portals. Today we’d like to welcome Water Polo Italy – an Italian web […]
December 8, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Tamás Märcz

Total Player 2018 by Tamás Märcz

There are not many successful coaches who could say they had fulfilled playing careers as much as Tamás Märcz had. Our today’s Juror for the Male Category […]
December 8, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Giorgos Morfesis

Total Player 2018 by Giorgos Morfesis

The latest vote for the Female Category comes from Greece and Giorgos Morfesis – the head coach of the Greek National Team. In 2010, Morfesis made a […]
December 7, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Dejan Udovičić

Total Player 2018 by Dejan Udovičić

Today in the Total Player Male Category, we’re welcoming Dejan Udovičić – a man who was the heart of the Serbian National Team during their golden […]
December 7, 2018

Total Player 2018 by Alexandr Gaidukov

The head coach of the Russian National Team, Alexandr Gaidukov, joins the Totaly Player Female Category. Gaidukov is the man behind the success Russian Women’s Team achieved […]
December 6, 2018

Total Player 2018 by Vladimir Gojković

Vladimir Gojković joins the Total Player Award for the second time. This year, the head coach of Montenegro brings some new players on the table, along […]
December 6, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Dragana Ivković

Total Player 2018 by Dragana Ivković

We continue the Total Player 2018 Female Category with Dragana Ivković, the coach of the Serbian National Team. As a player, Ivković played in various clubs […]
December 5, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Dance.hr

Total Player 2018 by Dance.hr

Dance.hr is a Croatian water polo portal founded a decade ago. Its foundations lay in the traditional water polo played in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The idea is […]
December 4, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Waterpolista

Total Player 2018 by Waterpolista

Today’s web portal to join the Total Player 2018 is Waterpolista – a Spanish website focused on regional and worldwide water polo. The portal started its […]
December 3, 2018
Total Player 2018 by VaterpoloVesti

Total Player 2018 by VaterpoloVesti

The Total Player 2018 continues in both Male and Female Category with VaterpoloVesti. The web portal has been active for six years, bringing water polo news […]
December 2, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Yoji Omoto

Total Player 2018 by Yoji Omoto

In the past few years, we had a chance to witness Japan’s uprising in the water polo world. Yoji Omoto, the head coach of the Japanese […]
December 2, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Jason Sileno

Total Player 2018 by Jason Sileno

The next vote in the Total Player Female Category comes from South Africa. Jason Sileno is the head coach of the SA Women’s National Team, who has […]
December 1, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Dejan Savić

Total Player 2018 by Dejan Savić

Dejan Savić is a former Serbian player and the current head coach of the National Team with an envious list of achievements he got throughout his […]
December 1, 2018
Total Player 2018 by Attila Mihók

Total Player 2018 by Attila Mihók

The next Juror in the Total Player 2018 Female Category is Attila Mihók, the coach of Dunaújvárosi FVE. The Hungarian club is mainly known for its women team, […]