Andro Bušlje played for the national team of Croatia for 16 years. He debuted in 2005 and won 22 medals at major competitions. Recently, he announced retirement from the national team.
In the past several years, he was Croatia’s captain. He is the most decorated water polo player in the history of the World Championships. Between 2007 and 2019, Buslje won two gold, one silver, and four bronze medals at the WCH. Bušlje is a four-time Olympian and won the Olympic title in 2012 and silver four years after. Bušlje climbed the podium at the European Championships twice (gold in 2010 and bronze in 2018), has seven medals in the World League, two in the World Cup, two Champions Leagues (2006 with Jug and 2018 with Olympiacos), etc.
Andro Buslje’s Top 5 of 2021
1. Dusan Mandic (SRB)
Serbian National Player | Clubs: Pro Recco / Novi Beograd | Position: Right DriverHe won the Olympic gold and the Champions League. Mandić has been playing very well throughout 2021. He is especially good at the most important tournaments. At the Final Eight, he led Recco to the European title.
2. Ioannis Fountoulis (GRE)
Greek National Player/Clubs: Ferencvaros, Olympiacos/Position: DriverAn excellent player. He participated in two finals this year – in the Champions League and at the Olympic Games. He is a captain of the Greek national team that achieved historic success at the Olympics.
3. Filip Filipović (SRB)
Serbian National Player | Clubs: Szolnok / Olympiacos | Position: Right DriverHe clinched a winning trophy in each competition he played in 2021 - the Olympic Games, the LEN Euro Cup, and the Hungarian League.
4. Marko Bijac (CRO)
Croatian National Player | Clubs: Pro Recco/Olympiacos | Position: GoalkeeperThe best goalkeeper in the season 2020/21. He played especially well at the Champions League Final Eight. Bijac helped Pro Recco a lot win the European title with his saves.
5. Stylianos Argyropoulos (GRE)
Greek National Player/Clubs: Olympiacos, Jug/Position: Centre-back-universalA guy who can play on several positions in the team. He proved that throughout the season. He was the best when it was most necessary - the best player of the Greek team at the Tokyo Olympics. He made the most significant progress during the last season.
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