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One week is left until the start of the international season for clubs. The national championships will start in October. So, the time to summarize what clubs did in the transfer market has come.
This summer, there were not many “transfer bombs”. Most of the favorites for the trophies in the European competition made small changes to their roster. But, Ferencvaros, Novi Beograd, Olympiacos, Barceloneta, etc, managed to bring in several significant reinforcements.
Head coaches were also in the headlines of the news about transfers. Olympiacos, Novi Beograd, Spandau 04, Vouliagmeni, Tourcoing, and Szolnok are some clubs that will enter the season with new head coaches.
Champions League wild card holders
European champion Pro Recco wasn’t very active in the 2022 transfer market. The best Italian club kept almost all the players from the last season. Newcomers to Recco are two members of the Italian national team that arrived from Savona – Andrea Fondelli (who played for Recco before) and young Matteo Iocchi Gratta.
Novi Beograd, the runner-up in the last season’s Champions League, will enter the new season with a new head coach -Zivko Gocic. The most important reinforcements are world champion Alvaro Granados and Greek Dimitrios Skoumpakis.
Ferencvaros left without an outstanding left-handed goal-getter, Marton Vamos, who Viktor Vadovics have replaced, and the most important addition is Greek ace Stylianos Argyropolus.
Barceloneta’s newcomers are, among the others, returnee Roger Tahull, the center-forward of the Spanish national team, and young Montenegrin Dusan Matkovic.
After winning 2nd place in the Champions League and titles in the Serbian and the Regional League, head coach Igor Milanovic left Novi Beograd. He took over Olympiacos, where he replaced Theodoros Vlachos, who will work only with the national team in the future. Milanovic will count on most of the players who were on Olympiacos’ roster last season and on two excellent newcomers – Marton Vamos and Alexandros Papanastasiou.
Marseille brought Hannes Daube, one of the best Team USA players.
Several experienced players left Jug, and three newcomers arrived.
There were a lot of changes on the rosters of the German clubs with the wild cards – Hannover and Spandau, as well on the roster of Dinamo Tbilisi. Radnicki Kragujevac signed Serbia’s center-forward Nemanja Vico.
The current LEN Euro Cup champion Sabadell, which recently was invited to play in the CHL after Steaua Bucharest returned its wild card, slightly rejuvenated the team.
Arrivals: Andrea Fondelli, Matteo Iocchi Gratta (both Savona)
Departures: Zeno Bertoli (Salerno)
Arrivals: head coach Zivko Gocic (Szolnok), Alvaro Granados (Barceloneta), Dimitrios Skoumpakis (Vouliagmeni), Radoslav Filipovic (Sabac), Savo Cetkovic (Sabac)
Departures: head coach Igor Milanovic (Olympiacos), Drasko Gogov (Noisy-le-Sec), Gojko Pijetlovic (probably will retire), Petar Tomic (Sete).
Arrivals: Stylianos Argyropoulos (Jug Dubrovnik), Adam Nagy (Szolnok), Viktor Vadovics (Vasas), Bence Varga (Kaposvar),
Departures: Marton Vamos (Olympiacos), Gabor Lorinc (Vasas), Gyapjas Brendon (Dinamo Tbilisi), Balazs Nyiri (Honved – loan).
Arrivals: Roger Tahull (Barcelona), Dusan Matkovic (Primorac Kotor), Nick Porter (Queensland Thunder, Australia), Nikolas Paul (Sant Andreu)
Departures: Daniel Lopez (retired), Alvaro Granados (Novi Beograd), Oscar Asensio (Barcelona), Albert Ponfarrada.
Waspo 98 Hannover
Arrivals: Luka Lozina (Vouliagmeni), Hrvoje Benic (Jug Dubrovnik), Andrija Basic (Telimar Palermo)
Departures: Petar Muslim (Primorje EB), Darko Brguljan (Primorje EB), Marijan Brguljan (Tourcoing Lille), Moritzz Schenkel (ASC Duisburg), , Ivan Nagaev (Vasas), Julian Real (retired) Jorn Winkelhorst (Donk Gouda)
Arrivals: Hanes Daube (Newport Beach, USA), Andrea De Nardi (Olympic Nice)
Departures: Igor Kovacevic (retired)
Jug AO Dubrovnik
Arrivals: Franko Lazic (Mladost), Matias Biljaka (Mladost), Goran Grgurevic (Pays d’Aix), assistant coach Hrvoje Koljanin (Vouliagmeni).
Departures: Hrvoje Benic (Waspo 98 Hannover), Stylianos Argyropoulos (Ferencvaros), Alexandros Papanastasiou (Olympiacos), Marin Tomasovic (Jadran S), Luka Stahor
Arrivals: head coach Igor Milanovic (Novi Beograd), Marton Vamos (Ferencvaros), Alexandros Papanastasiou (Jug Dubrovnik), Theodoris Damigos (Peristeri), Takis Dimos (Panionios).
Departures: head coach Theodoros Vlachos, Thanasis Chrysospathis (Peristeri).
Arrivals: Nemanja Vico (Partizan).
Departures: Nebojsa Toholj (Sabac), Nikita Krug (Sabac), Milos Milicic (Posillipo).
Spandau 04 Berlin
Arrivals: head coach Athanasios Kechagias (Romanian national team), Luka Marziali (Telimar Palermo), Andrei Prioteasa (Noisy-le-Sec), Bilal Gbadamassi (Szolnok), Roman Shepelev (Dynamo Moscow)
Departures: head coach Petar Kovacevic (Tourcoing Lille), Dimitrios Nikolaidis (Vouliagmeni), Nikola Dedovic (Sintez Kazan).
Arrivals: Andrija Vlahovic (Telimar Palermo), Stefan Pjesivac (Crvena Zvezda), Gyajpas Brendon (Ferencvaros), Georgi Jahaia (Stade de Reims)
Departures: Marko Jelaca (Mladost), , Dusan Vasic (Crvena Zvezda), Sandro Adeishvilli (Mladost), Valiko Dadvani (Mladost), Andrea Bitadze (Panionios).
Arrivals: Jose Javier Bustos (Sant Andreu), Oscar Blasco (Sant Feliu), Xavi Teclas (Sabadell junior team).
Departures: Gonzalo Lopez Escribano (Catalunya), David Serrano, Alejandro Andion.
There were not many big transfers in Hungary. Vasas strengthened its roster with several very good players, including Russian leftie Ivan Nagaev, who replaced Viktor Vadovics, and Akos Konarik, who won silver with Hungary at the European Championships in Split.
After many years, Szolnok will enter a new season without foreigners.
Arrivals: Akos Konarik (Szolnok), Ivan Nagaev (Waspo 98 Hannover), Gabor Lorincz (Ferencvaros), Sélley-Rausher Domonkos (Miskolc)
Departures: Viktor Vadovics (Ferencvaros), Kristof Szatmari
Arrivals: head coach Zoltan Hangay (he was an assistant coach), Zsombor Viszmeg (Miskolc), Bertold Vamosi (UVSE), David Belenyesi (UVSE), Gyorgy Agh (BVSC)
Departures: head coach Zivko Gocic (Novi Beograd), Adam Nagy (Ferencvaros), Akos Konarik (Vasas), Andras Gardony (retired) Kristijan Milakovic (De Akker), Bilal Gbadamassi (Spandau 04), Ivan Domagoj Zovic (Jadran S)
Arrivals: Zsombor Ekler (UVSE), Balazs Nyiri (Ferencvaros – loan)
Departures: Adam Decker (retired), Balazs Sziranyi (retired), Balint Fekete (Tatabanya), Gergely Molnar (Miskolc – loan), Szilviusz Tapasto (Szentes – loan), Levente Solyom.
Arrivals: head coach Kalman Toth, Mark Spitz, Gergelyi Klar (junior team of Ferencvaros)
Departures: Hajdu Botond and Akos Lorincz (studies in the USA)
Brescia, the semifinalist of the 2021 and 2022 Champions League, renewed the contracts with all key players and signed an excellent left-handed goal-getter Konstantin Kharkov, who debuted for Croatia this year.
There were a lot of arrivals at Savona and departures from the club. Gianmarco Nicosia, the goalkeeper of the Italian national team, and Montenegro’s Bogdan Djurdjic are Savona’s most important additions.
Posillipo, Quinto, and Ortigia didn’t make many changes to their rosters, but they signed experienced players.
Salerno, Anzio Waterpolis and newcomer to the Serie A1 De Akker reshaped their teams. Salerno made a good move by bringing Alberto Barroso, who won bronze medals in the World League and at the European Championships with Spain. He came from Terrassa. One of Salerno’s additions is Zeno Bertoli, who played for Pro Recco in the last season.
Arrival: Konstantin Kharkov (Jadran Split)
Arrivals: Gianmarco Nicosia (Telimar Palermo) Bogdan Djurdjic (Crvena Zvezda), Giacomo Lanzoni (Waterpolo Milano), Francesco Paneral (Quinto), Mario Guidi (Quinto).
Departures: Guillermo Molina (Quinto), Francesco Massaro (Quinto), Andrea Fondelli (Pro Recco), Matteo Iocchi Gratta (Pro Recco)
Arrivals: Alex Giorgetti (Anzio), Johnny Hooper (Palaio Faliro), Alessandro Vitale (Lazio), Egon Jurisic (CUS Palermo).
Departures: Andrija Basic (Waspo 98 Hannover), Luca Marziali (Spandau 04), Gianmarco Nicosia (Savona), Andrija Vlahovic (Dinamo Tbilisi)
Arrivals: Petar Velkic (Partizan), Javier Gorria Puga (FNC Douai), Alessandro Carnesecchi (Florentia)
Departures: Christiano Mirarchi, Valentino Gallo (Salerno), Filip Klikovac, Federico Piccionetti
Arrivals: Guillermo Molina (Savona), Francesco Massaro (Savona), Petar Mijuskovic (Glyfada)
Departures: Pierre Pelegrini (retired), , Mario Guidi (Savona), Francesco Paneral (Savona)
Arrivals: Giuseppe Valentino (Strasbourg), Francesco Ghiarra (De Akker)
Departures: Francesco Chiara (De Akker)
Arrivals: Zeno Bertoli (Pro Recco), Valentino Gallo (Ortigia), Alberto Barroso (Terrassa), Gianmaria Siani (Anzio), Gabriele Vassallo (Anzio)
Departures: Marko Elez (Mladost), Simone Santini (Anzio), Nicola Cuccovillo
(Anzio), Giuliano Spatuzzo
Arrivals: Ben Stevenson (Olympic Nica), Milos Milicic (Radnicki)
Departures: Nikola Radonjić, Massimo Di Martire
Arrivals: Filip Radojević (Partizan), Jeremie Blanchard (FNC Douai)
Arrivals: Antun Goreta (Solaris), Roko Pelicaric (Solaris), Eugen Koprcina (Solaris), Luka Bajic (Mladost), Sebastian Susak (Echeyde), Bruno Kadar (President Bologna)
Departures: Alex Giorgetti (Telimar Palermo), Gianmaria Siani (Salerno), Alberto Vecchi (De Akker)
De Akker Bologna
Arrivals: Kristijan Milakovic (Szolnok), Bruno Kadar (Presidente Bologna), Tomy Alfonso Pozo (Montpellier), Alberto Vecchi (Anzio), Francesco Chiara (Trieste), Massimiliano Cicali (Florentia), Matteo Pederielli, Andrea Grossi (Anzio).
Departures: Francesco Ghiarra (Trieste)
Many excellent players arrived in France this summer, so a very exciting national league is on the sight.
Tourcoing Lille brought a new head coach Petar Kovacevic and renovated the roster with several experienced and a few young players.
The best scorer of the World Championships, Alex Bowen, will play in France the next season. Bowen signed a contract with Noisy-le-Sec even before the Budapest tournament.
As already mentioned, Bowen’s teammate in Team USA, Hannes Daube, joined Marseille.
Strasbourg signed several high-profile players, too.
Noisy-le-Sec (Cercle 93)
Arrivals: Alex Bowen (Partizan), Drasko Gogov (Novi Beograd), Remi Garsau (Olympic Nice)
Departures: Mehdi Marzouki (Tourcoing Lille), Stefan Zivojinovic (Sabac), Mathieu Peisson (Pays d’Aix), Andrei Prioteasa (Spandau 04).
Arrivals: head coach Petar Kovacevic (Spandau 04), Mehdi Marzouki (Noisy-le-Sec), Dragan Draskovic (Budva), Matija Brguljan (Waspo 98 Hannover), Marin Dasic (Mladost), Lukas Durik (Barcelona), Duje Zivkovic (Montpellier), Hugo Lepoint (FNC Douai), Julien Offner (Sete), Bogdan Cutovic (Nice), Tom Cathudal (Bordeaux).
Departures: Miroslav Randjic (Sete), Cedric Rocchietta (Pays d’Aix), head coach Jonathan Ghesquiere (became the club’s sporting director)
Arrivals: Zarko Vasin (Mediterrani), Farkas Dory (Peristeri), Leandre Degaille (FNC Douai)
Departures: Ivan Delas (retired),Duje Zivkovic (Tourcoing),Tomas Alfonso Pozo (De Akker Bologna), Ivan Zivkovic (Montpellier)
Arrivals: Marko Petkovic (Jadran HN), Vlado Popadic (Pays d’Aix), Ivan Zivkovic (Montpellier), Steven Vitrant (FNC Douai)
Departures: Giuseppe Valentino (Trieste), Nicolas Missy, David Babic, Leo Vix (all Stade De Reims)
Arrivals: Marin Vrdoljak (Mornar BS), Nikola Strkalj (Solaris), Mathieu Peisson (Noisy-le-Sec), Thomas Dunstan (USA), Cedric Rocchietta (Tourcoing Lille).
Departures: Vlado Popadic (Strasbourg), Maroje Gluhaic (Mladost)
Arrivals: Miroslav Randjic (Tourcoing), Petar Tomic (Novi Beograd), Santiago Bofill (Sant Andreu)
Several foreign players came to the Serbian clubs in the 2022 transfer window. Novi Beograd isn’t the only club that welcomed players from abroad.
The best-known foreigners who arrived in other Serbian clubs are two center-forwards. Captain of Slovakia Lucas Seman joined Crvena Zvezda. Croat Lovro Paparic is a new player of Partizan.
Vojvodina signed the players from three continents – Mehmet Yutmaz (Turkey), Murat Shakenov (Kazakhstan) and Amos Gold (New Zealand).
Some Serbian players returned to their homeland from foreign clubs
Sabac, which will play in the Champions League qualifications, did some good jobs in the transfer market. A new goalkeeper Stefan Zivojinovic returns to his homeland from France. An experienced Dusan Vasic (who plays for Georgia now) also came back to Serbia – to Crvena Zvezda. Petar Kasum, the former player of Partizan and Crvena Zvezda, joined Vojvodina.
Eleven players departed from Partizan, which has negotiated with several foreigners. To date, there haven’t been the club’s announcements about reinforcements (Paparic confirmed the arrival by himself). Several young players from Partizan’s school will join the first team.
Arrivals: Stefan Zivojinovic (Noisy-le-Sec), Andrej Barac (Partizan), Nebojsa Toholj (Radnicki), Nikita Krug (Radnicki), Pavle Gavrilovic (Valis), Timur Shaikhutdinov (Spartak Volgograd)
Departures: Radoslav Filipovic (Novi Beograd), Savo Cetkovic (Novi Beograd)
Arrivals: Lovro Paparic (Vouliagmeni)
Departures: Milan Aleksic (retired), Alex Bowen (Noisy-le-Sec), Petar Velkic (Ortigia), Nemanja Vico (Radnicki Kragujevac), Dimitrije Risticevic (Panathinaikos), Andrej Barac (Sabac), Milan Bulajic (Valis Valjevo), Nikola Radulovic (Palaio Faliro), Lazar Vickovic (Apollon Smyrnis), Filip Radojevic (Bogliasco), Marko Vavic (Barcelona)
Arrivals: Dusan Vasic (Dinamo Tbilisi), Lukas Seman (Miskolc).
Departures: Bogdan Djurdjic (Savona), Stefan Pjesivac (Dinamo Tbilisi), Filip Gardasevic (Primorac)
Arrivals: Petar Kasum (Waterpolo Milano), Mehmet Yutmaz (Enka Istanbul), Murat Shakenov (Oradea), Amosa Gould (Marist, New Zealand).
Departures: Nikola Bogdanovic (Apollon Smyrnis), Aleksandar Radanovic.
Mladost and Primorje were very active in the transfer market. Both teams have brought several players from abroad. Among them are returnees to Croatia.
Petar Muslim, the 2012 Olympic champion with Croatia, came back to Primorje. Along with Muslim, Montenegrin Darko Brguljan arrived atPrimorje from Hannover. Three players came to Mladost from Dinamo Tbilisi.
Jadran Split, the Croatian Cup winner, left without Konstantin Kharkov. His replacement is Ivan Domagoj Zovic, who returns to Split from Szolnok.
Arrivals: Ivan Domagoj Zovic (Szolnok), Marin Tomasovic (Jug AO)
Departures: Konstantin Kharkov (Brescia), Maro Tiozzo (San Jose University, USA)
Arrivals: Marko Jelaca (Dinamo Tbilisi), Sandro Adeishvilli (Dinamo Tbilisi), Valiko Dadvani (Dinamo Tbilisi), David Mijic (Kaposvar), Eugen Sunara (POSK 1937), Maroje Gluhaic (Pays d’Aix), Marko Elez (Salerno)
Departures: Marin Dasic (Tourcoing Lille), Luka Bajic (Anzio), Franko Lazic, Matias Biljaka (both Jug Adriatic Osiguranje), Jakov Skiljic (Ludwigsburg)
Arrivals: Petar Muslim (Waspo 98 Hannover), Darko Brguljan (Waspo 98 Hannover), Kaan Oguzcan (Galatasaray), Kas te Riele (Polar Bears), Jasa Kadivec (Triglav Kranj)
Departures: Noa Burburan (Solaris)
Arrivals: Noa Burburan (Primorje EB), Paolo Jakovcevic (Mornar BS)
Departures: Antun Goreta, Eugen Koprcina,Roko Pelicaric (all Anzio), Domagoj Bulat (Stade de Reims), Nikola Strkalj (Pays d’Aix), Ivo Begovic (KPK Korcula)
Almost all Greek clubs were very busy during the transfer window.
Igor Milanovic isn’t the only great Serbian coach and former player who arrived in Greece. Vladimir Vujasinovic will guide Vouliagmeni. A few experienced players left Vouliahmeni, but the club welcomed several excellent newcomers or returnees. Among them are center-forward Dimitrios Nikolaidis, who returned from Spandau 04, and two Team USA’s players – Matt Farmer and Dylan Woodhead.
Panionios has been reinforced by experienced players – Konstantinos Gkiuovetsis, Alexandros Gounas and Andria Bitadze.
Apollon Smyrnis has several new players, including the best scorer of the 2021/22 Serbian League Nikola Bogdanovic.
Ydriakos, which will play in the LEN Euro Cup, has a new coach Nikos Karamanis, who guided Nireas Chalandriou from the second to the first Greek League. Along with Karamanis, a lot of young players moved from Nireas Chalandriou to Ydraikos.
Arrivals: head coach Vladimir Vujasinovic, Dimitris Nikolaidis (Spandau 04), Matt Farmer (Peristeri), Nikolaos Papasifaki (Peristeri), Dylan Woodhead (YIlysiakos), Andreas Almyras (Ydriakos)
Departures: head coach Hrvoje Koljanin (Jug Adriatic Osiguranje) Dimitrios Skoumpakis (Novi Beograd), Lovro Paparic (Partizan), Luka Lozina (Waspo Hannover), Konstantinos Gkiouvetsis (Panionios).
Arrivals: Konstantinos Gkiouvetsis (Vouliagmeni), Alesandros Gounas (Apollon Smyrnis), Andria Bitadze (Dinamo Tbilisi)
Departures: Nikola Moskov (Steaua), Takis Dimos (Olympiacos).
Arrivals: Nikola Bogdanovic (Vojvodina), Lazar Vickovic (Partizan), Michailis Diplaros (AEK), Anastasis Myrilos (Peristeri), Dyionisios Braimis (Panionios)
Departures: Alexandros Gounas (Panionios), Ante Visković (Roma)
Arrivals: head coach Nikos Karamanis (Nireas Chalandriou), Robopoulos Charalambos (Panathinaikos), Nikos Mitrakis (Palaio Faliro), Stergios Papavasileiou (Panathinaikos), Kontonis Nikos (Palaio Faliro), Georgios Xenophon (AEK), Nikolaos Dimakopoulos (Triana Voulas), Panagiotis Tsironis (Elysiakos), Yannis Garanis, Bertolis Panagiotis, Alexandros Papadimitriou, Mamalis Viktoros, Bekes Charalambos (all Nireas Chalandriou)
Departures: Marko Jankovic (Lazio), Kostas Kokinakis, Nikolas Albertis (Panathinaikos), Marios Chatzigloulas (Panathinaikos), Angelos Foskolos (Peristeri), Manolis Prekas (Peristeri), Andreas Almyras (Vouliagmeni)
Arrivals: Thodoris Papamanoulidakis (Chania), Nikos Kalargyros (Chios), Nikos Tsolakoudis (Apollon Smyrnis), Haris Charalambopoulos (Glyfada)
Arrivals: Drew Holland (Chios),Thanasis Chrysospathis (Olympiacos),Angelos Foskolos (Ydriakos), Manolis Tsachelidis (Palaio Faliro), Manolis Prekas (Ydriakos).
Departures: Matt Farmer (Vouliagmeni), Theodoris Damigos (Olympiacos), Giannis Agortsas (Glyfada), Nikolaos Papasifaki (Vouliagmeni), Farkas Dory (Montpellier).
Barcelona signed two American players. After one season in Partizan, Marko Vavic arrived at Barcelona, along with his fellow countryman Luca Cupido.
A Brazilian with Spanish citizenship Adria Delgado left Barcelona to join Terrassa.
Arrivals: Marko Vavic (Partizan), Luca Cupido (Camogli), Oscar Asensio (Barceloneta), Pau Villar.
Departures: Roger Tahull (Barceloneta), Adria Delgado (Terrassa),Lukas Durik (Tourcoing), Inaki Aguillar (retired)
Arrivals: Adria Delgado (Barcelona)
Departures: Alberto Barroso (Salerno), Victor Alegre (Echeyde Tenerife)
Arrivals: Mees Keuning (Sete Natation), Victor Alegre (Terrassa), Iker Gonzalez (Claret Askartza)
Departures: Sebastijan Susak (Anzio), Marin Borovcic Kurir (POSK)
Departures: Marko Petkovic (Strasbourg)
Arrivals: Filip Gardasevic (Crvena Zvezda), Damir Crepulja (Valjevo), Jaksa Kostic (Budva).
Departures: Dusan Matkovic (Barceloneta).
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