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Congratulations legends!

 

The Results are in

After 40 Expert votes and 50 000+ public votes, we are proud to announce the final standings! Maggie Steffens and Tibor Benedek are the greatest among the timeless legends.

 

Total Player 2020 - Women

Maggie Steffens, a brilliant all-rounder, who made her senior debut for the USA team at the age of only sixteen, won all gold medals in all major competitions - multiple times! Maggie is just entering her best playing years, and is on a clear path to become the undisputed water polo GOAT.

 

Total Player 2020 - Men

Both, Experts and fans had no doubt: Warrior wins again. Another testament to the impact Tibor had on our beautiful game. The legacy he left will undoubtedly help water polo create timeless legends in the future.

 

Timeless Total 7

Every year, our Total Player vote produces a dream team - the Total 7. This time around, a spot in the Total 7 roster has become more significant than ever before, featuring the best of the new millennium so far.

To honor the great talents of the last 20 years, we have extended the roster beyond the starting 7 to feature a full water polo team roster, producing the Gold (starting seven) and Silver (extended roster) Total 7.

Timeless Total 7 - Gold

The starting seven of the 21st century

Goalkeeper - Ashleigh Johnson (USA)

Centre Back - Melissa Seidemann (USA)

Centre Forward - Alexandra Asimaki (GRE)

Left Side - Ekatarina Prokofyeva (RUS)

Left Side - Maggie Steffens (USA) - Total Player 2020

Right Side - Brenda Villa (USA)

Right Side - Tania Di Mario (ITA)

Timeless Total 7 - Silver

The extended roster of the 21st century

Goalkeeper - Francesca Conti (ITA)

Centre Back - Rowena Webster (AUS)

Centre Forward - Maica Garcia Godoy (ESP)

Left Side - Mercedesz Stieber (HUN)

Left Side - Iefke van Belkum (NED)

Right Side - Anni Espar (ESP)

Right Side - Danielle de Bruijn (NED)

Timeless Total 7 - Gold

The starting seven of the 21st century

Goalkeeper - Josip Pavic (CRO)

Centre Back - Vladimir Vujasinovic (SRB)

Centre Forward - Ivan Perez (ESP)

Left Side - Denes Varga (HUN)

Left Side - Tamas Kasas (HUN)

Right Side - Tibor Benedek (HUN) | Total Player 2020

Right Side - Fillip Filipovic (SRB)

Timeless Total 7 - Silver

The extended roster of the 21st century

Goalkeeper - Stefano Tempesti (ITA)

Centre Back - Aleksandar Ivovic (MNE)

Centre Forward - Dusko Pijetlovic (SRB)

Left Side - Sandro Sukno (CRO)

Left Side - Felipe Perrone (ESP)

Right Side - Gergely Kiss (HUN)

Right Side - Maro Jokovic (CRO)

 

The Fans' Timeless Seven

This year, the public vote has been more proactive than ever before. In six rounds of Voting, fans and followers have selected their favorite Timeless Talents of the last 20 years. A place in this dream team secured an additional three points, while the captain's band granted +5 points on the race towards the Total Player 2020 title.


Fans' Timeless 7

Goalkeeper - Patricia Horvath (HUN)

Centre Back - Evgeniia Soboleva (RUS)

Centre Forward -Alexandra Asimaki (GRE)

Left Side - Catharina van der Sloot (NED)

Left Side - Iefke van Belkum (NED) | Capt.

Right Side - Anni Espar (ESP)

Right Side - Danielle de Bruijn (NED)

Fans' Timeless 7

Goalkeeper - Viktor Nagy (HUN)

Centre Back - Aleksandar Ivovic (MNE)

Centre Forward - Ivan Perez (ESP)

Left Side - Denes Varga (HUN)

Left Side - Tamas Kasas (HUN)

Right Side - Tibor Benedek (HUN) | Capt.

Right Side - Filip Filipovic (SRB)

Expert Jury Vote

Each of our highly decorated Expert Jurors picked their "Dream Team" from a selection of top-tier players from the past two decades. From their Timeless 7, they selected the "team captain" for an additional point boost. Every nomination awarded the respective player one point (+1), while the captains band brought an additional two points (+2).

Expert Jury Vote

Each of our highly decorated Expert Jurors picked their "Dream Team" from a selection of top-tier players from the past two decades. From their Timeless 7, they selected the "team captain" for an additional point boost. Every nomination awarded the respective player one point (+1), while the captains band brought an additional two points (+2).<

Expert Media Jury Vote

Just like every year, our friends and partners from water polo's largest and most respected media outlets joined the vote with their exclusive insights and evaluations. They followed the same process as the Expert Jurors, selecting their dream team and picking a team captain.

Expert Media Jury Vote

Just like every year, our friends and partners from water polo's largest and most respected media outlets joined the vote with their exclusive insights and evaluations. They followed the same process as the Expert Jurors, selecting their dream team and picking a team captain.

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