Marton Benczur is the head coach of UVSE, one of Hungary’s most successful clubs in recent years.
Since taking over as the head coach in 2016, Benczur has won six major titles, including the Hungarian Championship in 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. Benczur also guided his team to a 2020/21 Euro League bronze medal.
When away from club duties, Marton is the head coach of the junior national teams for Hungary. With him at the helm, his U19 squad won silver at the European Championships and bronze at the U18 World Championships last summer.
“Thank you for asking me again; it’s a real honour to write my opinions about the top five players from last season.
This year, I would like to turn the spotlight on the future stars of water polo who have already made their mark on senior competitions.
My list contains only five U20 players, but I also must mention: Stefania Santa and Foteini Tricha from Greece; Paula Prats from Spain; Sienna Green from Australia; Lola Moolhuijzen from the Netherlands; and Kata Hajdú and Dalma Dömsödi from Hungary. There are no goalkeepers on my list, but there are many promising young goalkeepers who also play in this age group.
Of course, there are many better players than these youngsters, but I’m also sure these players will be the best in the years after the 2024 Olympic games.”