THE TOTAL PLAYER AWARD 2018
THEY GAVE IT ALLOnce again, Total Waterpolo sets out to find the past season's best in total. An eventful year filled with action-packed world-class water polo definitely left us wondering, who will take the professional community's most prestigious title.
THE TOTAL PLAYERThe 2nd installment of the Total Player Award will feature more experts than ever before. An exclusive jury of the world's best coaches and media platforms will pick their Top 5 in a series of posts to be published on our website. And for the first time ever, the community will weigh in on the decision!
KING AND QUEENThis year's Total Player Award will crown both, the best female and the best male athlete of 2017/2018. As water polo develops all players deserve to receive the same recognition for their tremendous efforts. In the end, two athletes will be able to call themselves one title: The Best.
COMMUNITY VOTEVote for your personal Total Player 2018 from a list of potential Frontrunners, predetermined by our expert jurors. Support whoever you think deserves the title and tip the scales in their favor. Community voting will commence on December 10th.
The Results are in! Stay tuned to find out, who secured the Community Vote and if it was able to tip the scales.
THE TOTAL PLAYER EXPERT JURY
Female Total Player Expert Jury
Top 5 Picks - 1.Ashleigh Johnson | 2.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 3.Kiley Neushul | 4.Anni Espar | 5.Zhang Jing
Top 5 Picks - 1.Kiley Neushul | 2.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 3.Beatriz Ortiz | 4.Catharina van der Sloot | 5.Ashleigh Johnson
Top 5 Picks - 1.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 2.Maica Garcia Godoy | 3.Maud Megens | 4.Beatriz Ortiz | 5.Dorottya Szilágyi
Top 5 Picks - 1.Ashleigh Johnson | 2.Melissa Seidemann | 3.Monika Eggens | 4.Paula Leiton | 5.Ekaterina Prokofieva
Top 5 Picks - 1.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 2.Maud Megens | 3.Kiley Neushul | 4.Maica Garcia Godoy | 5.Laura Aarts
Top 5 Picks - 1.Maggie Steffens | 2.Rita Keszthelyi | 3.Maud Megens | 4.Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Anni Espar
Top 5 Picks - 1.Maggie Steffens | 2.Laura Ester Ramos | 3.Maica Garcia Godoy | 4.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 5.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot
Top 5 Picks - 1.Melissa Seidemann | 2.Margaret Steffens | 3.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 4.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 5.Beatriz Ortiz
Top 5 Picks - 1.Laura Aarts | 2.Beatriz Ortiz | 3.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 4.Rita Keszthelyi | 5.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot
Top 5 Picks - 1.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 2.Rita Keszthelyi | 3.Maud Megens | 4.Maica Garcia Godoy / Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Anni Espar
Top 5 Picks - 1.Laura Aarts | 2.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 3.Gréta Gurisatti | 4.Beatriz Ortiz | 5.Alexandra Asimaki
Top 5 Picks - 1.Margaret Steffens | 2.Ashleigh Johnson | 3.Rachel Fattal | 4.Laura Ester Ramos | 5.Rowena Webster
Top 5 Picks - 1.Laura Aarts | 2.Alexandra Asimaki | 3.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 4.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 5.Dorottya Szilágyi
Top 5 Picks - 1.Ashleigh Johnson | 2.Maud Megens | 3.Maica Garcia Godoy | 4.Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot
Top 5 Picks - 1.Ekaterina Prokofyeva | 2.Melissa Seidemann | 3.Margaret Steffens | 4.Catharina "Sabrina" van der Sloot | 5.Beatriz Ortiz
Top 5 Picks - 1.Margaret Steffens | 2.Maica Garcia Godoy | 3.Ashleigh Johnson | 4.Rita Keszthelyi | 5.Maud Megens
Top 5 Picks - 1.Maud Megens | 2.Rita Keszthelyi | 3.Beatriz Ortiz | 4.Alexandra Asimaki | 5.Margaret Steffens
Male Total Player Expet Jury
Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Andrija Prlainović | 3.Michaël Bodegas | 4.Maro Joković | 5.Angelos Vlachopoulos
Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone | 2.Dušan Mandić | 3.Aleksandar Ivović | 4.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 5.Ioannis Fountoulis
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Maro Joković | 3.Cosmin Radu | 4.Julian Real | 5.Dénes Varga
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 4.Duško Pijetlović | 5.Xavi Garcia
Top 5 Picks - 1.Josip Pavić | 2.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 3.Andro Bušlje | 4.Felipe Perrone | 5.Dušan Mandić
Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone | 2.Josip Vrlić | 3.Andrija Prlainović | 4.Francesco Di Fulvio | 5.Filip Filipović
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Ioannis Fountoulis | 4.Aleksandar Ivović | 5.Luka Lončar
Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Aleksandar Ivović | 4.Andrija Prlainović | 5.Josip Pavić
Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone | 2.Filip Filipović | 3.Marton Vamos | 4.Aleksandar Ivović | 5.Angelos Vlachopoulos
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andro Bušlje | 2.Dušan Mandić | 3.Ioannis Fountoulis | 4.Miloš Ćuk | 5.Ante Vukičević
Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Xavi Garcia | 4.Aleksandar Ivović | 5.Ioannis Fountoulis
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Dušan Mandić | 3.Gergő Zalánki | 4.Ioannis Fountoulis | 5.Aaron Younger
Top 5 Picks - 1.Aleksandar Ivović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Andrija Prlainović | 4.Luka Lončar | 5.Daniel Lopez Pinedo
Top 5 Picks - 1.Filip Filipović | 2.Josip Pavić | 3.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 4.Xavi Garcia | 5.Aleksandar Ivović
Top 5 Picks - 1.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Ioannis Fountoulis | 4.Filip Filipović | 5.Aleksandar Ivović
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Luka Lončar | 4.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 5.Xavi Garcia
Top 5 Picks - 1.Felipe Perrone| 2.Josip Pavić | 3.Aleksandar Ivović| 4.Luka Lončar | 5.Filip Filipović
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andrija Prlainović | 2.Andro Bušlje | 3.Aleksandar Ivović | 4.Daniel Lopez Pinedo | 5.Ioannis Fountoulis
Top 5 Picks - 1.Dušan Mandić | 2.Aaron Younger | 3.Felipe Perrone | 4.Ioannis Fountoulis | 5.Andro Bušlje
Top 5 Picks - 1.Andro Bušlje | 2.Felipe Perrone | 3.Josip Pavić | 4.Andrija Prlainović | 5.Luka Lončar
QUALITY BEYOND RECOGNITION
The second installment of the TOTAL PLAYER of the year AWARD grows bigger than its predecessor, with the inclusion of all female water polo athletes. This year, two athletes who have proven themselves against their competition will be able to call themselves the TOTAL PLAYER 2018. This marks the next big step in further globalizing the incredible performance of all water polo athletes competing in the pools among the world.
While the most accomplished coaches and water polo authorities from the international stage again join to give us their personal Top 5 picks for 2018, this time around, we invite the Total Waterpolo Community to join the vote. Pick your Total Players and make your voice heard in the Total Player Community Poll!
Watch out for the posts dropping daily - make sure to follow us on facebook to not miss a single one. The Total Player 2018 voting will commence mid-December, followed by the crowning of the winning athletes.
Watch out for the posts dropping almost daily - make sure to follow us on facebook to not miss a single one. The Total Player 2018 voting will commence mid-December, followed by the crowning of the winning athlete.
The Total Player Award represents the highest recognition from the international competitive water polo scene a single athlete can receive. It proves the undeniable impact the player has had even among the most critical minds of the craft. With the inclusion of the public vote, the stakes just got upped to the next level.
The voices of the public will make up 20 percent of the total votes, and the remaining 80 percent will be chosen by the jury of coaches from 16 countries, mostly those who have conquered World and European Championships and won Olympic medals. The public community vote concludes on the 10th of December.