Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016

Water polo is a team water sport where teams try to score by throwing the ball into the opponent’s goal. Water polo is a pretty demanding game considering its played it water so it involves being quick in water along with shooting and throwing and is often called “water rugby”. Here we countdown Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016. Let’s check out some awesome players who master this sport like no one else .

Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016

10. George Wilkinson

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At number 10 in Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016 is George Wilkinson from Great Britain. One of the greatest water polo players from Britain, Wilkinson was part of the Olympic gold medal winning squad three times (1900, 1908 and 1912) and was one of the key players for Britain’s dominance in the game during that time.

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9. Zoltan Szecs

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At number 9 is Zoltan Szecs from Hungary. One of the greats of the game, he has won Olympic gold thrice, FINA World Cup once and the World Championship once. He was one of the driving forces behind Hungary’s dominance at the sport. This is why He bags the ninth position in this list .

8. Charles Sydney Smith

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At number 8 is Charles Sydney Smith from Great Britain. He was the first competing athlete to be the flag bearer for Great Britain and is one of the greatest goalkeepers of the game. He was part of three Olympic Gold winning squads (1908, 1912 and 1920).

7. Tamas Molnar

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At number 7 in Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016 is Tamas Molnar from Hungary. Tamas was named the “Hungary Water Polo Player of the Year” in 1998 just a year after his debut, that in itself proves what a talent he is. He was also part of three Olympic gold winning teams like many of his fellow countrymen and had also won a World Championship.

6. Gergely Kiss

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At number 6 is Gergely Kiss from Hungary. Gergely Kiss is considered to be the best left handed water polo player in the world and he has proved that time and again. His performance in 2004 was really amazing when he became the most dominant player in the world. He has three Olympic gold to his name along with 2 European Championships and a World Championship.

5. Tamas Kasas

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At number 5 in Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016 is Tamas Kasas from Hungary. Tamas was considered to be one of the best defenders of his era due to his ability to block shots and being good in one on one situation.  He was crucial for Hungary as they won the three consecutive gold medals at Olympics from 2000 to 2008.

4. Peter Biros

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At number 4 in Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016 is Peter Biros from Hungary. Peter Biros is one of the few water polo players to have won three Olympics gold medals over the course of their careers. He competed in the 2008 Olympics with a cyst in his heart which was unknown to his team and coaches and went on to show his determination to win. He was also won the European Championship, FINA World League and FIFA World Cup.

3. Paul Radmilovic

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At number 3 is Paul Radmilovic from Great Britain. Paul Radmilovic is still one of the greatest athletes of all time who competed in both swimming and Water Polo. He was the only Great Britain athlete to have won 4 gold medals across three successive Olympics games, a record that was broken in 2000. He has won 3 gold medals at water polo and one at 3*200m freestyle swimming.

2. Tibor Benedek

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At number 2 in Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016 is Tibor Benedek from Hungary. He is one of the greatest players the game has ever produced and was even named “Hungary water polo player of the year” three consecutive times from 1992-1994. He was part of three Olympic gold medal winning squads and that itself cements his place among the greats of the game.

1. Dezso Gyarmati

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At number 1 in Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016 is Dezso Gyarmati from Hungary. Dezso is regarded as a legendary player and is the most decorated player in the history of the sport. He has participated in 5 Olympics and has won a medal in each of them (3 gold, 1 bronze and 1 silver).He also leads his team to victory in two European Championships.

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Water Polo is a demanding sport afterall. requires skills such as swimming, time management, goal orientation, etc. But most of all it requires a combo of healthy mind and body. These players are all rounders according to this .

Top 10 Water Polo Players 2016

1. Dezso Gyarmati
2. Tibor Benedek
3. Paul Radmilovic
4. Peter Biros
5. Tamas Kasas
6. Gergely Kiss
7. Tamas Molnar
8. Charles Sydney Smith
9. Zoltan Szecs
10. George Wilkinson

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