Total Player 2023 by Anni Espar

November 1, 2023

Our first female juror in Total Player 2023 award is Mataro’s captain, Anni Espar. As a celebrated figure in the world of water polo, with an impressive record of gold and silver medals at major competitions, including the Olympics, and a standout career in both Europe and Australia, her opinion is highly respected. Let take a look on her TOP 5 for the last season.


+1 Pt | Judith Forca (ESP)

Spanish National Team Player. Club: Sabadell. Position: Driver

A great talent who played a crucial role in the success of the Spanish National team at the World Championships and Sabadell in the Champions League. She scored very important goals in critical moments for both teams.

+2 Pts | Elana Ruiz (ESP)

Spain National Team Player. Club: Sant Andreu. Position: Driver.

A young and powerful player with a humble heart and a promising future. She has two silver medals from this summer's competitions and has made a significant contribution to Sabadell's performance in the Champions League.
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+3 Pts | Simone van de Kraats (NED)

Dutch National Team Player. Clubs: Mataro. Position: Right winger

She's a key player for both the Dutch National team and MatarΓ³. Her high shot percentage forces opposing teams to be more aware of her, which, in turn, opens up opportunities for her teammates to score.

+4 Pts | Vivian Sevenich (NED)

Dutch National Team Player. Club: Mataro. Position: Driver

Not only did she help the Dutch team reach the pinnacle of success in the world, but she also made a significant impact on MatarΓ³'s achievements. I want to highlight her exceptional backhand skills and her ability to contribute both in attack and defense through hard work.

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+5 Pts | Rita Keszthelyi-Nagy (HUN)

Hungary National Team Player. Club: Mataro. Position: Driver

The most talented player I've had the privilege of playing with, and she's a dedicated and hard worker. Her ability to read the game and her commitment to daily training are truly impressive. She's always a key player in important matches.