Total Player 2023 by Total Waterpolo

December 10, 2023

In the 2023 Total Player Award voting process, numerous expert jurors have been featured, and it’s now the moment to unveil the votes cast by members of the Total Waterpolo team.


+1 Pts | Sofia Giustini (ITA)

Italian National Team Player. Clubs: Sabadell. Position: Attacker

Sofia Giustini is clearly one of the most promising young talents in water polo. She played a crucial role in helping Italy win a bronze medal in Fukuoka, showing impressive maturity and skill. This caught the attention of European Champions Sabadell, who decided to sign her, even though they already had many talented young Spanish players.

+2 Pt | Brigitte Sleeking (NED)

Netherlands National Team Player. Club: Vouliagmeni. Position: Winger

A key member of the World Championship winning team, and a player who has frequently put in '9 out 10' performance for the majority of 2023.

+3 Pts | Judith Forca (ESP)

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

An unstoppable player at the top of her game. She is always there for the Spanish national team or Sabadell with important contributions when it matters.

+4 Pts | Rita Keszthelyi (HUN)

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

Rita Keszthelyi's playing style still brings joy to spectators, and she has kept up the same high quality and finesse in the water as she did a decade ago.

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+5 Pts | Simone van de Kraats (NED)

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

Simone Van de Kraats is the best scorer in the women's game. She plays a crucial role in the Dutch national team, helping them become world champions. Her offensive skills are unmatched, whether she's playing for her club or country.

+1 Pts | Konstantinos Kakaris (GRE)

Greek National Team Player. Club: Pro Recco. Position: Centre-forward

One of the best center-forwards in the world, he has elevated his game to the next level since joining the European Champions, Pro Recco, and played a pivotal role in helping Greece qualify for Paris with a silver medal at Fukuoka.

+2 Pts | Alvaro Granados (ESP)

Spanosh National Team Player. Club: Novi Beograd. Position: Attacker

Alvaro Granados is quickly becoming one of the most promising attackers of his generation. Considering his age, his potential for peak performance is remarkable. Particularly, his ten-goal performance in the Serbian Championship final is remembered as one of the best individual displays in history.

+3 Pts | Felipe Perrone (ESP)

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

You can't help but love watching Felipe Perrone, and at 37, he is still the most influential player in the game. His longevity is incredible, and his impact for club and country is outstanding

+4 Pts | Ben Hallock (USA)

United States National Team Player. Club: Pro Recco. Position: Centre-forward

The best center-forward in the world, and he proves it every game. He is leading Team USA into new territory, making them a top-tier side, while also keeping Recco at the pinnacle of the European game.

+5 Pts | Gergo Zalanki (HUN)

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

Gergo Zalanki stands out as the very best. His contributions in the critical moments led to victories in both the Champions League and World Championships.