Tamás Märcz can look back at a very extensive and variable career as a player. Playing competitive water polo for over two decades, he was able to appear for 9 clubs from Hungary, Italy and even Malta. He played for European powerhouses like Eger and Pro Recco, while being a solid part of Hungary’s national team for over six years. He was able to amass an impressive number of national international trophies during that time.
In the last year of his career as an active player, he took up the Italian citizenship and joined their national team, finishing his playing days as part of the Settebello.
Since 2013 he took up the position of BVSC head coach and, after coaching the women’s national team for a year, became the new national coach of Hungary’s male team, leading them to the silver medal at this year’s world championships in Budapest.
Coach Märcz’s Total 5 of 2017
1st – Sandro Sukno
Croatia Team Captain | Club: Pro Recco | Position: Driver
“A true leader, calm and collected. Suddenly very reliable and confident. He is at the top of his career.”
2nd – Márton Vámos
Hungarian National Player | Club: 2016/17 Szolnoki Vízilabda SC, 2017 Ferencvaros | Position: Driver
“There was a lot of improvement in is defense. His shots from the 5 m line are a constant danger to any opponent. He takes responsibility in the most difficult moments.”
3rd – Andrija Prlainović
Serbian National Player | Club: Szolnoki Vízilabda SC | Position: Driver
“He never stops playing, a real machine. He made a great choice coming to Szolnoki and playing continuously. In the pool, he is unpredictable.
4th – Viktor Nagy
Hungarian National Player | Club: Szolnoki Vízilabda SC | Position: Goalkeeper
“It is very difficult to compare players and goalies, but Viktor had an incredible season. He played major parts in both, the Champions League victory and the world championships silver medal.
He was also named “best goalkeeper” of both competitions, which he was without any doubt.”
5th – Andro Bušlje
Croatian National Player | Club: Olympiakos| Position: Center Back
“Without a doubt, the best defender in the world right now, but also very useful during the offense. He plays extremely well at the posts.”