Drasko Brguljan has been a regular member of the Montenegrin national team for more than ten seasons, while he has been a captain in the last few years.
Brguljan has won many medals with the national team. In 2021, he lifted the winning trophy in the World League. He is one of the best athletes of Montenegro and was given the honor to carry the flag of Montenegro at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
After leaving OSC in 2020, he arrived at Vasas, which came back in a circle of the best Hungarian clubs.
“Aleksandar Ivovic deserves to be on the list, but I don’t want to pick my teammates. In my opinion, Jokovic, Perone, Varga, goalkeeper Nagy, and Prlainovic had great seasons. They are all great players, but I can’t put all of them on the list.” stated Brguljan for Total Waterpolo after submitting his votes.
Drasko Brguljan’s Top 5 of 2021
1. Dusan Mandic (SRB)
Serbian National Player/ Clubs: Pro Recco, Novi Beograd / Position: Right DriverDusan Mandic had one of the best seasons in his career. He played superbly throughout the year. He won the Champions League and the Olympic Games - a great player. Nothing needs to be added to this comment.
2. Luka Loncar (CRO)
Croatian National Player/ Club: Jug Adriatic, Pro Recco / Position: Center ForwardLuka Loncar was a pillar of Croatia's game for years. In 2021, he had a great season with Jug. In my opinion, he was Croatia's best player in Tokyo. Loncar sacrifices a lot for the team and always gives his best.
3.Francesco Di Fulvio (ITA)
Italian National Player/ Club: Pro Recco /Position: Left DriverFrancesco Di Fulvio, the best Italian player, is one of the best attackers in the world. He played an excellent Final Eight with Pro Recco and won the Champions League.
4. Krisztian Manhercz (HUN)
Hungarian National Player/ Club: OSC Budapest /Position: Left driverKrisztian Manhercz matured and became a great player. He led Hungary at the Olympic Games and scored many goals - many of them in important matches. He contributed significantly to winning a new medal for Hungarian water polo. He also improved his game in defense a lot, which is why he is now considered one of the best players in the world.
5. Daniel Lopez Pineido (ESP)
Spanish National Player/ Club: Barceloneta /Position: GoalkeeperLopez Pinedo has been one of the top three goalkeepers in the world for many years. He is 41 years old, and it is still very difficult to score a goal when he is between the posts. The best Spanish player in Tokyo, the pillar of Barcelona's defense. Along with Mitrovic, he was the best goalkeeper at the Olympic Games.
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