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We have chosen our top 5 male and female world Total water polo players of the year, now it’s your turn! -

We are honoured to have been asked to be on the Media Jury for the 2019 Total Water Polo Player of the Year Awards, and after hours of deliberation (by Andy Rollé), we have had our say!

Find out below who we picked for our Top 5 male and female water polo stars for 2019, and why we picked them, and then have your own say in the public ballot at Total Waterpolo by clicking here

Water polo England’s Total Male 5 for 2019

Denes Varga

1st – Denes Varga

Hungarian National Player|Club: Ferencvarosi TC| Position: Driver

“An outstanding season for club and country, dominating play and driving his teams forward. Rightly named MVP at the Champions League Final Eight with winners Ferencvaros and MVP at the Europa Cup with Hungary.”

Marko Bijac

 2nd– Marko Bijac

Croatian National Player|Club: Pro Recco| Position: Goalkeeper

“Reliable, strong and athletic, Bijac learnt from one of the best in Pavic, and continues to improve each season. A sensational 2019 saw him crowned Best Goalkeeper at the World League Super Final and Europa Cup. There will be plenty more accolades to come, too.”


 3rd –  Francesco Di Fulvio

Italian National Player|Club: Pro Recco| Position: Driver

“After a successful season with Pro Recco, sharpshooter Di Fulvio’s MVP performance at the World Championships helped guide Italy to their 4th title. Lethal in front of goal and a nightmare for defenders.”

4th – Andro Buslje

Croatian National Player|Club: Olympiacos/Pro Recco| Position: Centre back

“Remains the solid defender no-one wants to face. Reads the game superbly and a key player in Croatia’s run to the bronze medal match at the World Championships. Easy to see his value to the national side when he was forced to leave the pool against Hungary through injury.”

 5th – Aleksandar Ivovic

Montenegrin National Player|Club: Pro Recco| Position:Driver

“Great technique and vision, Ivovic has the ability to score from any situation and always looks a threat. Deserves his place in the best five after topping the scoring charts at the World Championships with 21 goals.”

Water Polo England’s Total Female 5 of 2019

Maggie Steffens

1st – Maggie Steffens

USA National Player | Club: CN Sabadell | Position: Driver

“The figurehead of the ‘family’ that is the all-conquering, ‘all gold’ USA women’s team. Calm and composed in attack and defence, her strength and desire helps ensure no-one finishes above the US on the podium.”

 2nd – Rita Keszthelyi

Hungarian National Player | Club: UVSE Budapest | Position: Driver/Wing

“With her speed, energy and power, she makes scoring look easy. A constant danger to opponents and fired in the most goals at the World League Super Final and World Championships.”

 3rd – Roser Tarrago

Spanish National Player | Club: Mediterrani | Position: Driver

“The driving force behind Spain’s silver medal success at the World Championships and correctly voted the tournament’s MVP. A commanding presence in the pool who leads by example.”

4th – Maddie Musselman

USA National Player | Club: CDM Aquatics | Position: Attacker

“Another vital attacking component of the triumphant USA women’s team. Technically excellent, strong, dynamic and skilful, Musselman constantly causes problems for defenders.”

 5th – Laura Ester

Spanish National Player | Club: Sabadell | Position: Goalkeeper

“Marshalls her defence expertly and incredibly difficult to beat. An excellent shot-stopper with terrific athleticism and technique, Ester would comfortably grace any national team.”

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