Total Player 2023 by Alessandro Campagna

November 5, 2023

Alessandro Campagna has achieved the rare distinction of winning Olympic medals both as a player and as a coach in the water polo world.

He won the Olympic gold in Barcelona in 1992, in addition to a European title in 1993 and a World title in 1994.

As a coach, he led Italy to a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games and a bronze medal in Rio four years later, as well as two gold medals at the World Championships in 2009 and 2019.

Campagna was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale in 2019.

This year, the “Settebello” clinched silver in the World Cup and 5th place in the World Championships without a loss in regular time.


+1 Pts | Max Irving (USA)

USA National Team Player. Club: Telimar/Brescia. Position: Ataccker.

Irving has made significant progress this season and has evolved into a formidable right-handed player on the position for the left-handers.

+2 Pts | Konstantinos Kakaris (GRE)

Greek National Team Player. Club: Jug/Pro Recco. Position: Center-forward.

A center forward of the highest class. He combines strength and technique.

+3 Pt | Ben Hallock (USA)

Team USA player. Club:Pro Recco. Position Center-forward.

The strong pillar of the American team. He holds the entire attack of Team USA alone with a lot of playing time and always with a high performance.

+4 Pts | Alexandros Papanastasiou (GRE)

Greek National Team Player. Club: Olympiacos. Position: Attacker

Papanastasiou had an excellent season and showed remarkable versatility, being able to play on both sides of the attack. He stood out for his speed on the counterattack and scored vital goals in Fukuoka.

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+5 Pts | Gergo Zalanki (HUN)

Hungarian National Team Player. Club: Pro Recco. Position: Wing

Zalanki was an instrumental player in all competitions and especially in the crucial matches both in the Champions League and the World Championships.