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Here are they TOP 5 pick for both categories
1. Maggie Steffens (USA)
US National Player | Clubs: CN Sabadell | Position: Right DriverA record-breaker and true legend of the sport. After breaking the all-time goal scoring record on her way to leading her country to a third successive gold medal, there is no doubt Steffens is one of the finest female players to pick up a water polo ball
2. Maddie Musselman (USA)
US National Player | Clubs: UCLA | Position: Left DriverIncisive in transition, clinical in front of goal and relentless on the press, Musselman is pivotal to everything the USA does. Despite her age and quiet personality, she is a real leader within the USA national team.
3. Simone van de Kraats (NED)
Dutch National Player | Clubs: Polar Bears / CN Mataro | Position: Right wingerOne of the deadliest goal-scorers in world water polo, Van de Kraats has had a breakthrough season finishing as top goal-scorer at Tokyo. She is a hugely exciting prospect and it’s scary that she will only get better.
4. Bea Ortiz (ESP)
Spanish National Player | Clubs: CN Sabadell | Position: Right DriverOrtiz is at the heart of every team she plays in and can produce a moment of magic from nothing. Her all-round game has come on massively and her performances in the last year for club and country have been top-class
5. Rebecca Parkes (HUN)
Hungarian National Player | Club: Ethnikos | Position: Center ForwardRebecca Parkes is the most dominant but also intelligent centre-forward in the women’s game right now. She is a handful for any defence and is consistently productive for club and country.
1. Filip Filipovic (SRB)
Serbian National Player | Clubs: Szolnok / Olympiacos | Position: Right DriverSerbia's talisman delivered when it mattered most in Tokyo. Immense against Spain in a brutal semi-final battle.
2. Nikola Jaksic (SRB)
Serbian National Player | Clubs: FTC, Novi Beograd | Position: Center BackImpressed throughout in Tokyo and was a key component to Serbia's incredible success.
3. Dusan Mandic (SRB)
Serbian National Player | Clubs: Pro Recco / Novi Beograd | Position: Right DriverA powerful warrior who was unplayable at times in Tokyo. Fought for everything and inspired everyone around him.
4. Stylianos Argyropoulos (GRE)
Greek National Player | Clubs: Olympiacos, Jug Adriatic | Position: DriverSensational performances in Tokyo. Fantastic team player who helped guide his country to their first Olympic medal.
5. Krisztian Manhercz (HUN)
Hungarian National Player | Clubs: OSC | Position: Left DriverScored spectacular and vital goals in Tokyo. Stand-out performer for Hungary, who returned to the Olympic podium for the first time since 2008.
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