Zsolt Varga crowned his very successful playing career by clinching the gold Olympic medal with Hungary in Sidney in 2000. He also was the World and the European champion with Hungary.
Varga played for Ujpest Dosza, BVSC, KSI, Mladost, Zagreb, Posillipo… He ended his playing career in Ferencvaros in 2012. Since 2013, he has been coaching Ferencvaros. The Budapest-based club reached the European top led by Varga.
Ferencvaros won the LEN Europa Cup two times in a row (2017 and 2018), Then, it clinched the title in the 2019 Champions League.
Ferencvaros is the current Hungarian champion, the Hungarian Cup winner, it won trophies in the LEN Super Cup 2018 and 2019, while Varga was voted the best men’s coach in the world of 2018, by the World Water Polo Coaches Association.
These are the best players in 2019 in his opinion.
Hungarian National Player | Club: Ferencvarosi TC | Position: Driver
“One of the best scorers in the world, He won everything with Ferencvaros last year and he is also the captain of the team.”
Serbian National Player | Club: Pro Recco| Position: Wing
“He is the best lefty at this moment for me and he was chosen as the best player of the World League 2019.”
Spanish National Player | Club: Barceloneta| Position: Field player
“He is the best playmaker of the last decade and had a great last season, too.”
Italian National Player | Club: Brescia| Position: Goalkeeper
“In my opinion, he was the best goalkeeper at the World Championships and also had a great season with Brescia.”
Australian National Player | Club: Ferencvarosi TC | Position: Driver
“One of the most complete players all over the world. He can play in many positions and had a crucial role at the Champions League Final Eight in 2019.”
Check out the other votes so far and cast your own on the official Total Waterpolo Player 2019 page.