Background[edit | edit source]

  • One of the most decorated coaches in water polo.
  • In 2017, returned to Croatia (also known as CRO) Flag of Croatia.svg from Brazil (also known as BRA) Flag of Brazil.svg as a member of the Expert Council of the Croatian Water Polo Federation (HVS) for "expert work."
  • Coached in USA to 2004.

Insights[edit | edit source]

  • Coached five national teams: Template:Yugoslavia (1984–1988), Italy (also known as ITA) Flag of Italy.svg (1990–2000), United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg (2001–2004), Croatia (also known as CRO) Flag of Croatia.svg (2005–2012), and Brazil (also known as BRA) Flag of Brazil.svg (2013–2016), and won 36 medals at major events, 10 of which while coaching Croatia, making him the most successful water polo coach.

He won Olympic gold three times in a row – with Template:Yugoslavia in 1984 and 1988, Italy (also known as ITA) Flag of Italy.svg in 1992, and Croatia (also known as CRO) Flag of Croatia.svg in 2012. At the 1996 Olympics, he won the bronze with Italy. His list of successes includes world championships with Yugoslavia (1986), Italy (1994) and Croatia (2007).

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