On the last day of the month, Total Waterpolo prepared a new summary of the European water polo transfers in 2020.
There were more big transfers in May than in June, but the current month brought several very interesting arrivals and departures.
Many of the clubs already confirmed their teams for the next season, but several players of high class are still free agents.
Filip Filipovic’s arrival to Szolnok has been the most important transfer news in the Hungarian water polo this summer.
Ferencvaros, the Hungarian and European champion, made just a few changes in the roster.
Vasas, Honved, Miskolc, renovated their teams.
Eger, after a lot of departures, still hasn’t presented a team for the next season. In our previous summary of the transfers, we published that Montenegrin Nikola Murisic left Eger. That information was correct a month ago. But, meanwhile, Eger invited Murisic to come back and he accepted the offer.
Arrivals: Gergo Fekete (Debrecen), Vendel Vigvari (UVSE).
Departures: Aaron Younger (Pro Recco), Mark Kallay.
Arrivals: Gergo Kovacs (OSC), Adam Nagy (Miskolc), Akos Konarik (UVSE), Filip Filipovic (Pro Recco)
Departures: Kristof Varnai (OSC), Bence Batori, Kristof Szatmari (both Vasas), Djordje Lazic (Brescia), Viktor Rasovic (Noisy-le-Sec), Gavril Subotic.
Arrivals: head coach Lajos Vad (OSC), Branislav Mitrovic, Drasko Brguljan, Sava Randjelovic (all OSC Budapest), Bence Batori, Kristof Szatmari (both Szolnok), Viktor Vadovics (Miskolc), Krisztian Bedo (Noisy-le-Sec).
Departures: Slobodan Nikic (retired), Balint Kiss (Honved), David Miklos Levante, Bela Torok, Simon Vogel…
Arrivals: Lorincz Balint (Miskolc).
Departures: head coach Norbert Dabrowski (BVSC sports director), Erik Csacsovsky (OSC), Denes Dorian Lukacs, Marton Magyar (both Miskolc), Angelos Vlachopoulos (Brescia), Norbert Hosnyanszky, Adam Decker (both Honved), Gergely Kardos (Douai), Daniel Santa, Dominik Kurti (both Szeged), Strahinja Rasovic.
Arrivals: head coach Daniel Varga, Kristof Varnai (Szolnok), Erik Csacsovsky (Eger), Dome Dala (UVSE), Kristof Toth (UVSE), Kristof Szilardi (UVSE).
Departures: head coach Lajos Vad (Vasas), Andrija Prlainovic (Marseille), Lukas Seman (Miskolc), Gergo Kovacs (Szolnok),Branislav Mitrovic (Vasas), Drasko Brguljan (Vasas), Sava Randjelovic (Vasas), Nemanja Ubovic (Sabadell), Aleksa Ukropina.
Arrivals: head coach Istvan Kis (he was an assistant coach in the last season) Lukas Seman (OSC), Tomas Hoferica (Reims), Denes Dorian Lukas, Marton Magyar (both Eger), Lukacs Abel (Honved), Richard Berki (Szeged), Barnabas Biros (Kaposvar).
Departures: head coach Laszlo Vidumanszky , Sasa Misic (Strasbourg), Viktor Vadovics (Vasas), Lorincz Balint (Eger), Adam Nagy (Szolnok), Bojan Banicevic (Tourcoing, Lille), Milos Milicic (Radnicki Kragujevac), Edoardo Manzi (Bogliasco), Ognjen Stojanovic, Dimitrije Krijestorac.
Arrivals: head coach Marton Szivos, Norbert Hosnyanszky, Adam Decker (both Eger), Marton Chilko (PVSK Pecs), Bendeguz Ekler (AVUS), Balint Kiss (Vasas).
Departures: head coach Andras Meresz, Marton Szivos, dr Gergely Kiss, Zsolt Juhász (all three retired), Gyula Toth (Szeged), Bence Fulop (Szentes), Abel Lukacs , Alexander Kardos
Arrivals: Bence Fulop (Honved), Marton Lajko (BVSC), Janos Takacs (AVUS Szombathely)
Departures: Marton Nagy, Robert Gergelyfi, Athanasios Chrysopathis.
Arrivals: head coach Balazs Vince
Departures: head coach Tibor Benedek, Dome Dala (OSC Budapest), Akos Konarik (Szolnok), Kristof Toth (OSC), Kristof Szilardi (OSC),Vendel Vigvari (Ferencvaros).
Arrivals: Daniel Santa, Dominik Kurti (both Eger), Gyula Toth (Honved), Zsombor Horvath (PVSK Pecs).
Brescia is “the winner” of the transfer market in Italy. The second-best Italian club managed to bring several excellent players.
The biggest transfers in Italy in Juny were Maro Jokovic’s moving from Olympiacos to Brescia and Aaron Younger’s arrival to Pro Recco (he came from Ferencvaros).
In May, several players moved from Brescia to Pro Recco and in the reverse direction. It’s possible that this “exchange of players” hasn’t been completed. Brescia negotiates with Vincenzo Renzuto Iodice, who left Pro Recco.
Our summary includes the transfers in all 14 clubs which played in the 2020 Italian League. Despite there were no promotion and relegation, the composition of the league will be changed. Canottieri Naples withdrew from the competition and it will play in the Serie A2. The Federation still hasn’t announced which team will replace Canottieri.
Arrivals: head coach Gabriel Hernandez, Nicholas Presciutti (Brescia), Nicolo Figari (Brescia), Tomaso Negri (Posillipo), Aaron Younger (Ferencvaros)
Renewed contract: Dusan Mandic.
Departures: head coach Ratko Rudic (retired), Edoardo Di Somma (Brescia), Francesco Massaro (Savona, on loan), Andrea Fondelli (Savona, on loan), FIlip FIlipovic (Szolnok), Andro Buslje, Joseph Kayes, Vincenczo Renzuto Iodice.
Arrivals: Vincenzo Dolce (Sport Management), Angelos Vlachopoulos (Eger), Edoardo Di Somma (Pro Recco), Djordje Lazic (Szolnok), Maro Jokovic (Olympiacos),Niccolo Gitto (Metanopoli)
Renewed contract: Marco Del Lungo, Christian Presciutti.
Departures: Alessandro Nora (Quinto), Nicolo Figari (Pro Recco), Nicholas Presciutti (Pro Recco), Antonio Buha (Strasbourg), Zeno Bertoli (Posillipo).
Arrivals: Andrea Fondelli (Pro Recco, loan), Francesco Massaro (Pro Recco, loan), Lorenzo Bruni (Sport Management), Matteo Iocchi Gratta (Roma Vis Nova).
Renewed contract: head coach Alberto Angelini, Guillermo Molina.
Departures: Ettore Novara (Torino 81), Lorenzo Bianco.
Departures: head coach Marco Baldineti (Telimar Palermo), Vincenzo Dolce (Brescia), Riccardo Lo Dico, Gianmarco Nicosia, Luca Damonte (all Telimar Palermo), Lorenzo Bruni (Savona), Cristiano Mirarchi (Ortigia), Giacomo Lanzoni (Quinto), Giuseppe Valentino (Strasbourg).
Arrivals: Cristiano Mirarchi (Sport Management), Niccolo Rocchi (Trieste)
Renewed contracts: head coach Stefano Piccardo, Stefano Tempesti.
Depatrures: Raffaele Rotondo (Catania).
Arrivals: head coach Marco Baldineti (Sport Management), Gianmarco Nicosia, Riccardo Lo Dico, Luca Damonte (all three Sport Management), Luca Marziali (Posillipo), Andrija Vlahovic (Solaris).
Departures: head coach Pierluigi Formiconi, Matthew Zammit, Jovan Saric, Dragan Draskovic, Raffaele Maddaluno.
Arrivals: Zeno Bertoli (Brescia)
Departures: Luca Marziali (Telimar Palermo), Tomaso Negri (Pro Recco)
Arrivals: Ivan Buljubasic (Olympiacos), Andrea Razzi, Giacomo Bini (both Florentia)
Renewed contract: Nemanja Vico.
Departures: Drasko Gogov (Novi Beograd 011), Niccolo Rochi (Ortigia), , Federico Panerai (Quinto),.
Elia Spadoni, Lorenzo Zadeu.
Arrivals: Alessandro Nora (Brescia), Giacomo Lanzoni (Sport Management), Francesco Brambilla (Metanopoli), Federico Panerai (Trieste).
Departures: Thomas Tabbiani (Anzio Waterpolis) Alex Giorgetti, Robin Lindhout.
Arrivals: Umberto Esposito (Canottieri Naples)
Renewed contract: Mislav Tomasic.
Departures: Cristian Gandini.
Arrivals: head coach Massimo Tafuro
Departures: head coach Daniele Ruffelli, Steve Camilleri, Claudio Innocenzi.
Arrivals: head coach Luca Minetti.
Departures: head coach Roberto Tofani, Andrea Razzi (Trieste), Giacomo Bini (Trieste), Duncan Lynde.
Departures: Slobodan Soro
Arrivals: head coach Enzo Massa.
Departures: head coach Christian Andre, Umberto Esposito (Salerno), Gabriele Vassallo (Anzio Waterpolis), Luigi di Constanzo.
The playoffs in the Croatian League started last week. Jug, Mladost, Jadran Split and Solaris advanced to the semifinals, but all the teams have already begun to compose the teams for the next season.
Mladost Zagreb was often in the headlines in June. The seven-time European champion hasn’t brought any reinforcement, but the club managed to keep several essential players and renewed contract with head coach Zoran Bajic.
Several players left Jadran Split. Nothing happened in Jug regarding the transfers this month.
Renewed contracts: head coach Zoran Bajic, Ivan Marcelic, Luka Bukic, Konstantin Kharkov, Josip Vrlic, Cosmin Radu, Lovre Milos, Jerko Jurlina, Matias Biljaka, Franko Lazic
Renewed contracts: Luka Loncar, Toni Popadic
Departures: Ivan Krapic (Noisy-le-Sec), Nathan Power (Barcelona), Ante Viskovic (Steaua), Mate Anic (Reims), Ivan Domagoj Zovic.
Arrivals: coach Jure Marelja
Departures: coach Joško Kreković, Andrija Vlahovic (Telimar Palermo), Zeljko Kovacic (Reims).
Renewed contract: Daniel Lopez Pineido.
Departures: Roger Tahull (Barcelona), Miguel Linares (retired)
Arrivals: Roger Tahull (Barceloneta), Nathan Power (Jadran Split)
Arrivals: Nemanja Ubovic (OSC Budapest), Bernat Sanahuja (Terrassa)
Departures: Marko Avramovic (Novi Beograd 011).
Arrivals: Ruben de Lera (Pays d’Aix)
Departures: Bernar Sanahuja (Sabadell).
Arrivals: Lachlan Edwards (Drummoyne Devils), Alvaro Garcia (Real Canoe).
Arrivals: Albert Espanol, who will be a coach and a player (Pays d’Aix).
Departures: Maro Jokovic (Brescia), Ivan Buljubasic (Trieste), Stefan Zivojinovic (Noisy-le-Sec).
Departures: Nikolaos Gardikas (Olympic Nice).
Players from ex-Yugoslav countries “have occupied” France. Many Serbs, Croats, and Montenegrins have arrived in French clubs this summer. France, the host of the 2024 Olympic Games, wants to build up a strong league, and the French are doing that by bringing the players from the three respectable water polo schools.
The biggest star of the transfer market in France is, still, Andrija Prlainovic, who moved to Marseille late in April, but after him, many of his compatriots, the Croats, and the Montenegrins came to France.
Last week, Serb Stefan Zivojinovic, the best goalkeeper of the 2014 World Cup, joined Noisy-le-Sec after leaving Olympiacos. He will be coached by Stefan Ciric. Besides the two, another Serb came to Noisy – Viktor Rasovic, the 2018 European champion (he departed Szolnok).
Interestingly, several goalkeepers from the ex-Yugoslav countries moved to France. Montenegro’s goalkeeper
Dejan Lazovic is one of the biggest Marseille’s reinforcement. Croat Mate Anic moved from Jadran Split to Reims. Former goalkeeper of the junior team of Serbia Milan Vitorovic came to Douai (from Vojvodina).
It should be mentioned that Nikolaos Gardikas, who won the gold with Greece at the 2017 World Championships, signed for Nice (he comes from Palaio Faliro).
Arrivals: head coach Milos Scepanovic, Andrija Prlainovic (OSC Budapest), Dejan Lazovic (Budva), Vladan Spaic (Jadran Herceg Novi).
Departures: head coach Marc Ameldrich, Milos Scepanovic (retired), Tom Christiaens (Douai), Roman Blary (retired).
Arrivals: Guillaume Dino (KVK Radnicki Kragujevac), Vlado Popadic (Jadran Herceg Novi).
Renewed contract: Slaven Kandic.
Departures: Albert Espanol (Tenerife), Ruben De Lera (Terrassa), Matteo Procoppe (Taverny), Marek Tkac.
Arrivals: Sasa Misic (Miskolc), GIuseppe Valentino (Sport Management), Antonio Buha (Brescia), Nicolas Missy (Reims).
Departures: Arnaud Jablonski (retired), Ivo Begovic (Douai), Nikola Sutic, Marko Bratic, Boris Letica.
Arrivals: head coach Stefan Ciric, Ivan Krapic (Jadran Split), David Caumette (Olympic, Nice), Viktor Rasovic (Szolnok), Stefan Zivojinovic (Olympiacos), Denis Do Carmo (Sete)
Departures: head coach Johnatan Moriame (became a sports director), Krisztian Bedo (Vasas), Aleksandar Pesteric (Reims), Kevin Sterling (Tournai), Nicolas Lang (Mulhouse), Martin Kolarik, Igor Pliskevich, Dusan Aleksic.
Arrivals: Bojan Banicevic (Miskolc), Charles Cannone, Cedric Rocchieta, Adrien Croetti, Quentin Vanhille (all Douai), Theo Averna (Sete),
Departures: Julien Crosetti (Racing), Jeremie Blanchard (Douai), Jesse Koopman, Jesse Nispeling, Christos Papaostolou.
Arrivals: Nikolaos Gardikas (Palaio Faliro).
Departures: David Caumette (Noisy-le-Sec).
Stade de Reims
Arrivals: Aleksandar Pesteric (Noisy-le-Sec), Zeljko Kovacic (Solaris), Mate Anic (Jadran Split).
Departures: Tomas Hoferica (Miskolc), Samuel Balaz (Douai), Nicolas Missy (Strasbourg), Zvonimir Andjelic.
Arrivals: Milan Vitorovic (Vojvodina), Samuel Balaz (Reims), Gergelyi Kardos (Eger), Jeremie Blanchard (Tourcoing Lille), Ivo Begovic (Strasbourg).
Departures: Charles Cannone, Cedric Rocchieta, Adrien Croetti, Quentin Vanhille (all Tourcoing).
Arrivals: Petar Mijuskovic (Jadran Herceg Novi), Tom Christiaens (Marseille).
Departures: Theno Avena (Tourcoing), Denis Do Carmo (Sete), Kiril Rustamov.
Serbian clubs have been far from the European top in the last few years, but things are going better.
Several players returned to the country. Novi Beograd 011, the club that is coached by Vladimir Vujasinovic, brought four players. In addition, Milos Cuk, the Olympic champion, is, according to unofficial information, close to moving to Novi Beograd. Cuk is currently in Croatia. He is finishing the season with Mladost.
Milos Milicic returned to Radnicki Kragujevac from Hungary. Several Serbian players, who are free agents at the moment, are in talks with clubs in their native country.
Partizan, one of the most successful water polo clubs in history, is still struggling to survive because of financial troubles. Three players have left the club so far. Besides, the club’s management said that a 23-years-old Dutchman Bilal Gbadamassi could leave Partizan. But, Gbadamassi, a center-forward who played for the national team, can go if he (or his new club) pays Partizan a compensation of 30.000 euros. The Dutchman has played for Partizan since 2018.
KVK Radnicki Kragujevac
Arrivals: Milos Milicic (Miskolc), Marko Radulovic (Sabac).
Renewed contracts: Lazar Dobozanov, Filip Jankovic, Nebojsa Toholj.
Departures: Guillaume Dino (Pays d’Aix).
Departures: head coach Miodrag Mirovic , Marko Radulovic (Radnicki)
Arrivals: Lazar Vickovic, Petar Smiljevic (both Partizan)
Departures: Lazar Vickovic, Petar Smiljevic (both Crvena Zvezda), Aleksandar Radanovic (Novi Beograd 011).
Novi Beograd 011
Arrivals: Marko Avramovic (Sabadell), Drasko Gogov (Trieste), Vojislav Cupic (Roma Vis Nova), Aleksandar Radanovic (Partizan).
Renewed contracts: Dimitrije Risticevic, Petar Tomic.
Jadran Herceg Novi
Renewed contract: Marko Petkovic
Departures: Vladan Spaic (Marseille), Vlado Popadic (Pays d’Aix), Petar Mijuskovic (Sete)
Departures: Dejan Lazovic (Marseille)
Renewed contracts: Aleksandri Kralj, Marko Gopcevic, Ugljesa Vukasovic, Miroslav Perkovic
The clubs in Germany are still waiting for the final decision regarding the current season. The league maybe will be continued. So, it is too early for the transfer market
Renewed contract: Mateo Cuk.
Departures: Ben Reibel (ASC Duisburg)
Arrivals: assistant coach Predrag Jokic.
Arrivals: Ben Reibel (Spandau 04)
White Sharks Hannover
Departures: Predrag Jokic (retired)
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