Felipe Perrone, one of the best water polo players in the 21st century, will finish his career at Barceloneta.
But it won’t happen this year. Perrone (35) signed a new 3-year contract with Barceloneta. He plans to retire after the new contract expires.
For most of his career, a born-Brazilian has played for Barceloneta (2005 – 07, 2008 – 2010, 2012 – 2015, and since 2017). Besides, he was a member of Barcelona, Savona, Pro Recco, and Jug. Before moving to Europe, he played for Brazilian clubs Guanabara and Botafogo.
“It is a huge motivation and happiness to stay in Barceloneta for the next three years. My first season in the club was in 2005, and it is an honor to be part of this wonderful project still.”, Perrone told Total Waterpolo.
Will fans enjoy watching you in the water until 2024, and at the Paris Olympic Games?
“As Dani Lopez Pinedo says, when we get older we have to go year by year. Nevertheless, I am still having fun in every training session and game. So my own goal is to continue enjoying water polo in this way, no matter in which competition or year the end of my career will be .”
Perrone, who was voted the Total Player for 2018, has played for the national teams of Spain and Brazil.
He was part of the teams of Spain that won three medals at the World Championships (silver in 2009 and 2019, and bronze in 2007), three at the Europeans (silver in 2018 and 2020, and bronze in 2006), two at the FINA World Cup (bronze in 2006 and 2010), etc. Representing Brazil, Perrone won the bronze medal in the 2015 World League (which is the most significant success of the Brazilian national team in history) and two 3rd places at the Pan American Games (2003 and 2015).
Perrone has won three Champions Leagues with three different clubs (Pro Recco 2012, Barceloneta 2014, and Jug 2016). He was voted the MVP of the Champions League in 2015 (with Barceloneta) and in 2016 (with Jug). Perrone clinched the LEN Super Cup and many trophies in national competitions with each of the three clubs.
This season, Barceloneta, led by Perrone, won a new “double crown” in Spain, and finished 4th in the Champions League.
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