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 career. Over the years, he’s built a reputation of a water polo icon as he led Serbia on a long golden streak.
Apart from his work in the Serbian National Team, he’s seen his share of club water polo. He played in clubs from all over Europe, including Partizan, Barceloneta, Pro Recco, Crvena Zvezda, just to name a few.
Savić joins us in the Total Player Award for the second time, picking the best players of the last season.
Dejan Savić’s Total 5 of 2018
1st – Daniel Lopez Pinedo
Spanish National Player | Club: Barceloneta | Position: Goalkeeper
“Pinedo is the best goalkeeper of the last season. With his magnificent defenses, he carried the Spanish National Team to the silver.”
2nd – Felipe Perrone
Spanish National Player | Club: Barceloneta | Position: Field Player
“A big player with an even bigger impact on his surrounding teammates and opponents. His play in both Barceloneta and the Spanish National Team raises the quality of play on every competition he attends.”
3rd – Xavi Garcia
Spanish/Croatian National Player | Club: VK Jug | Position: Wing
“One of the best left-handed players in the world, who is not only focused on the attacks but exceeds in the defense. His passes and assistance are sometimes even better than the goals he scores.”
4th – Aleksandar Ivović
Montenegrin National Player | Club: Pro Recco | Position: Driver
“Ivović is currently the best Back in the world. He’s a pleasure to watch, scoring great results on top of that.”
5th – Ioannis Fountoulis
Greek National Player | Club: Olympiacos Piraeus | Position: Centre Forward, Wing
“A killer player and one of the greatest in the offense. He was the best shooter at the European Championships.”