There were no many transfers news in Italian and Hungarian water polo during July. Most of the best Italian, Hungarian, French, Spanish clubs composed their teams for the new season.
Greece was in the spotlight of the transfer market in July. The season was completed early in July, and after the end of the league, the series of arrivals and departures has started.
Olympiacos won its 34th title of the Greek champion, but after this success, many of the key players left the club. Three of the four foreigners (Maro Jokovic, Ivan Buljubasic, and Stefan Zivojinovic) had signed the contracts with new clubs in June, while Stefan Mitrovic departed Olympiacos after the end of the league. But, he didn’t move far away from Piraeus, since he will continue his career in Apollon Smyrnis, which is also based in Athens. Emmanouil Mylonakis also didn’t sign a new contract with Olympiacos and joined Vouliagmeni.
Until today, Olympiacos announced that it had brought two players – Marios Kapotsis andThanasis Chrysospathis, who return to Greece from foreign clubs.
In recent years, Olympiacos dominated the Greek League, but the battle for the trophies in the next season will see more contenders. Apollon Smyrnis builds a strong team. After Stefan Mitrovic, a few experienced players arrived in the club, including an American Alex Bowen.
Besides Mylonakis, Vouliagmeni brought Croatian center-forward Luka Lozina and two excellent young Greeks – Alafragkis and Troulos.
AEK Athens, the newcomer to the A1 League wants to play an important role in the competitions. New names in AEK are two experienced players Nikola Radjen and Nikola Vukcevic.
This summer’s Greek transfer market is still far from the closing.
Arrivals: Marios Kapotsis (Steaua), Thanasis Chrysospathis (Szentes)
Departures: Maro Jokovic (Brescia), Ivan Buljubasic (Trieste), Stefan Zivojinovic (Noisy-le-Sec), Stefan Mitrovic (Apollon Smyrnis), Emmanouil Mylonakis (Vouliagmeni), Ippokratis Chalyvopoulos (Palaio Faliro).
Arrivals: Luka Lozina (Jug AO), Emmanouil Mylonakis (Olympiacos), Ioannis Alafragkis (Palaio Faliro), Charalambos Troulos (Palaio Faliro),
Departures: Nikola Vukcevic (AEK).
Arrivals: Stefan Mitrovic (Olympiacos), Manolis Solanakis (Steaua), George Torakis (Ethnikos), Alex Bowen (Mladost), Marios Chatzikyriakakis (Ydraikos), Angelos Goniotakis (Palaio Faliro)
Renewed contracts: Nikola Moskov, Kimonos Alexiou, Dimos Dermitzakis, Konstantinos Galanidis
Departures: Yannis Beristianos (Ydraikos), Dionysis Karountzos (Peristeri), Charalampos Charalampopoulos (Glyfada).
Arrivals: Angelos Foskolos (Szeged), Marios Hatzigoulas (Glyfada), Nikolas Albertis (Glyfada), Yannis Beristianos (Apollon), Michalis Thalassinos (Ethnikos), Nikolas Albertis (Glyfada), Marios Hatzigoulas (Glyfada), Panagiotis Papadokonas (Ethnikos).
Departures: Grigoris Kapetanakis (Panionios), Manolis Tsacheilidis (Palaio Faliro), Marios Hatzikyriakakis (Apollon Smyrnis), Nikitas Kochilas (Ethnikos)
Arrivals: Thomas Gavalas (Glyfada), Charalambos Robopoulos (Palaio Faliro), Nikitas Kochilas (Ydraikos), Giannis Pantazopoulos, George Katsagounos (Panathinaikos).
Renewed contracts: Djordje Tesanovic, Petros Protopsaltis, Konstantinos Chondrokouki, Dyonis Papalouka, Anastasios Vallianato.
Departures: Panagiotis Papadokonas (Ydraikos), Manolis Liapakis (Palaio Faliro), George Torakis (Apollon Smyrnis), Michalis Thalassinos (Ydraikos)
Arrivals: Ippokratis Chalyvopoulos (Olympiacos), Manolis Tsacheilidis (Ydraikos), Manolis Liapakis (Ethnikos), Giannis Garanis (Panathinaikos).
Renewed contracts: Michalis Diplaros, Nikos Mitrakis, Nikolas Tsolakou.
Departures: Nikolaos Gardikas (Olympic Nice),Ioannis Alafragkis (Vouliagmeni), Charalambos Troulos (Vouliagmeni), Charalambos Robopoulos (Ethnikos), Angelos Goniotakis (Apollon Smyrnis).
Arrivals: Filip Radojevic (Crvena Zvezda), Grigoris Giannapoulos (Panionios), Xenofon Siordilis (OFTH)
Renewed contracts: head coach Theodoros Chatzitheodorou, Giannis Papakos, Giannis Kechalaris, Nikola Radonjic.
Arrivals: Nikola Radjen (Crvena Zvezda), Nikola Vukcevic (Vouliagmeni) Konstantinos Flegkas (Panionios), Michalis Vekkos (Panionios), Michalis Kazazis (Panionios).
Renewed contract: Nikos Stellatos.
Arrivals: Dionysis Karountzos (Apollon Smyrnis), Aleksandr Mironov (Sintez Kazan), Matt Farmer (Sabadell).
Departures: Alexandros Koumis (Chania)
Arrivals: Grigoris Kapetanakis (Ydraikos), Ahmed Barakat (Gezira Cairo), George Kalaitzis, Dionysis Braimi
Renewed contract: Spyros Gavalas, Kimon Alexiou, Sean Spooner, Takis Dimou
Departures: Konstantinos Flegkas (AEK), Grigoris Giannapoulos (PAOK), Michael Vekos (AEK), Mihalis Kazazis (AEK)
The new season in Hungary has already started. So, the clubs finished their jobs in the transfer market before July. The only interesting information that has come in July was that Mark Kallay didn’t leave Ferencvaros. The club decided to renew the contract, with Kallay, because the European and Hungarian champion entered the season with several injured players, and it needs more names on the roster.
Arrivals: Gergo Fekete (Debrecen), Vendel Vigvari (UVSE).
Renewed contracts: Mark Kallay, Ioannis Fountoulis.
Departures: Aaron Younger (Pro Recco).
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 (Crvena Zvezda).
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), Kristof Devai (OSC), Rolf Bencz (UVSE), David Miklos Levante, Bela Torok, Simon Vogel (Tetteroo, Netherlands)
Arrivals: head coach Marton Petrovai, Lorincz Balint (Miskolc), Gabor Kovacs, Radli Rajmund, Andras Telegdy (all Debrecen), Gabor Jaszberenyi (Eszterhazy).
Departures: head coach Norbert Dabrowski (BVSC sporting 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), Kristof Devai (Vasas), Patrik Almasi (Fehervar).
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 (Primorac).
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), Abel Lukacs (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 (Sabac), 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 (Miskolc) , Alexander Kardos (UVSE).
Arrivals: Bence Fulop (Honved), Marton Lajko (BVSC), Janos Takacs (AVUS Szombathely)
Departures: Ivan Basara (Crvena Zvezda) Marton Nagy (BVSC), Athanasios Chrysopathis (Olympiacos), David Gyorgy (AZC Alphen), Robert Gergelyfi.
Arrivals: head coach Balazs Vince, Rolf Bencz (Vasas), Adam Szentesi (Tatabanya), Alexander Kardos (Honved)
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).
Depatrues: Richard Berki (Miskolc), Angelos Foskolos (Ydraikos).
Arrivals: Istvan Pethe , Tamas Bodroczki (both Szolnok junior team)
Departures: Vendel Vigvari (Ferencvaros), Gabor Kovacs (Eger), Radli Rajmund (Eger), Andras Telegdy (Eger)
There hasn’t been a lot of news regarding the transfers in Italy in July. The most important one is that Vincenzo Renzuto, the world champion with Italy moved from Pro Recco to Brescia.
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), Vincenczo Renzuto Iodice (Brescia), Andro Buslje, Joseph Kayes.
Arrivals: Vincenzo Dolce (Sport Management), Angelos Vlachopoulos (Eger), Edoardo Di Somma (Pro Recco), Djordje Lazic (Szolnok), Maro Jokovic (Olympiacos),Niccolo Gitto (Metanopoli), Vincenczo Renzuto Iodice (Pro Recco).
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), Giacomo Casasola (Roma Nuoto).
Arrivals: Cristiano Mirarchi (Sport Management), Niccolo Rocchi (Trieste)
Renewed contracts: head coach Stefano Piccardo, Stefano Tempesti.
Depatrures: Raffaele Rotondo (Catania), Enrico Caruso (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, Giacomo Casasola (Sport Management).
Departures: head coach Daniele Ruffelli, Steve Camilleri (Muri Antichi), Claudio Innocenzi.
Arrivals: head coach Luca Minetti.
Departures: head coach Roberto Tofani, Andrea Razzi (Trieste), Giacomo Bini (Trieste), Duncan Lynde.
Arrivals: head coach Enzo Massa.
Departures: head coach Christian Andre, Umberto Esposito (Salerno), Gabriele Vassallo (Anzio Waterpolis), Luigi di Constanzo.
Renewed contract: Daniel Lopez Pinedo.
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), Matt Farmer (Peristeri).
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).
The league in Croatia has been finished on Saturday. Jug won the new title. The Dubrovnik-based club left without two players after the end of the season – Luka Lozina and Marko Macan. Three players renewed their contracts. So far, no new players have come.
Mladost extended contracts with most of its players, but three names are on the list of the departures.
Arrivals: Mislav Vrlic (Primorje)
Renewed contracts: head coach Zoran Bajic, Ivan Marcelic, Luka Bukic, Konstantin Kharkov, Josip Vrlic, Cosmin Radu, Lovre Milos, Jerko Jurlina, Matias Biljaka, Franko Lazic.
Departures: Alex Bowen (Apollon), Milos Cuk (Novi Beograd 011), Aljosa Kunac (retired).
Renewed contracts: Luka Loncar, Toni Popadic, Daniil Merkulov.
Departures: Marko Macan (Waspo Hannover 98), Luka Lozina (Vouliagmeni)
Arrivals: Jerko Marinic Kragic (Steaua), Nikola Milradovic (Budva), Luka Podrug (Mornar)
Departures: Ivan Krapic (Noisy-le-Sec), Nathan Power (Barcelona), Mate Anic (Reims), Ivan Domagoj Zovic, Luka Sucic
Arrivals: coach Jure Marelja
Departures: coach Joško Kreković, Andrija Vlahovic (Telimar Palermo), Zeljko Kovacic (Reims).
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), Andrea de Nardi, Engin Ege Colak.
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.
The Serbian League will be much stronger than in the previous few seasons. Several experienced players returned to the country.
The biggest star of the transfer market, so far, is Milos Cuk, the Olympic champion. After two seasons spent in HAVK Mladost, Cuk joined Novi Beograd 011, which is coached by Vladimir Vujasinovic.
Ognjen Stojanovic, the 2019 World League winner, arrived in Sabac. Gavril Subotic and Ivan Basara moved to Crvena Zvezda.
Radnicki brought Milos Milicic and extended the contracts with most of the players. But, the list of the reinforcements of the Kragujevac-based club still isn’t completed.
Emil Nikolic, a successful Croatian coach, who led Jug to the trophy in the 2001 Champions League, also, comes to Serbia. He is Sabac’s new head coach.
Arrivals: Milos Milicic (Miskolc), Marko Radulovic (Sabac).
Renewed contracts: Lazar Dobozanov, Filip Jankovic, Nebojsa Toholj, Stefan Todorovski, Nikola Lukic,Luka Pljevancic, Stefan Brankovic, Nemanja Stanojevic
Departures: Guillaume Dino (Pays d’Aix), Daniil Frolov.
Arrivals: head coach Emil Nikolic, Ognjen Stojanovic (Miskolc), Marko Jankovic (Crvena Zvezda)
Renewed contracts: Dusan Vasic, Djordje Vucinic, Petar Velkic, Radoslav Filipovic, Mihajlo Repanovic, Nikola Markovic
Departures: head coach Miodrag Mirovic , Marko Radulovic (Radnicki)
Arrivals: Lazar Vickovic, Petar Smiljevic (both Partizan), Gavril Subotic (Szolnok), Ivan Basara (Szentes).
Departures: Nikola Radjen (AEK Athens), Marko Janovic (Sabac), Filip Radojevic (PAOK Thessaloniki), Ivan Gusarov, Viktor Ivanov.
Departures: Lazar Vickovic, Petar Smiljevic (both Crvena Zvezda), Aleksandar Radanovic (Novi Beograd 011).
Arrivals: Marko Avramovic (Sabadell), Drasko Gogov (Trieste), Vojislav Cupic (Roma Vis Nova), Aleksandar Radanovic (Partizan), Milos Cuk (HAVK Mladost).
Renewed contracts: Dimitrije Risticevic, Petar Tomic, Djordje Filipovic.
Jadran has financial troubles, but it finally decided to play the Champions League, and it is expected that the club from Herceg Novi will bring a few new players, after four departures.
Primorac Kotor wants to return to the circle of the best European clubs. Primorac’s new management (led by president Mladjan Janovic and sporting director Antonio Petkovic) appointed a new coach, as one of its first moves. Sandro Sukno, the winner of the Total Player Award, who was forced to retire at the age of 29, will have a chance to prove himself as Primorac coach.
Renewed contract: Marko Petkovic
Departures: Vladan Spaic (Marseille), Vlado Popadic (Pays d’Aix), Petar Mijuskovic (Sete), Marino Cagalj (Spandau 04).
Departures: Dejan Lazovic (Marseille), Savo Cetkovic (Steaua).
Arrivals: head coach Sandro Sukno, Aleksa Ukropina (OSC).
Renewed contracts: Aleksandri Kralj, Marko Gopcevic, Ugljesa Vukasovic, Miroslav Perkovic
Arrivals: Marino Cagalj (Jadran HN)
Renewed contract: Mateo Cuk.
Departures: Ben Reibel (ASC Duisburg)
Arrivals: assistant coach Predrag Jokic, Marko Macan (Jug AO).
Arrivals: Ben Reibel (Spandau 04)
Departures: Predrag Jokic (retired)
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