2019 FINA Men’s Super Final – Final Stat Leaders

FINA MEN’S WATER POLO WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL

The 2019 FINA Men’s Super Final in Belgrade has now finished, with Serbia defeating Croatia in the Gold medal match. Here we have a leaderboard for the top 5 players in each statistical category through the end of the tournament. The overall team stats will be posted, as well as individual player stats for goals, shot percentage, saves, and save percentage.

Here are the stats leaderboards following the final round of the competition. Each of the 8 teams have played 6 games.

TEAM STATS

Team Goals Shot % Saves Save % Blocks Steals Fouls
Australia 67 40.9% 53 43.8% 16 48 68
Canada 52 21.1% 57 39.6% 19 44 85
Croatia 81 46.0% 63 56.3% 13 58 84
Hungary 83 44.4% 60 47.6% 24 58 82
Japan 73 36.0% 51 37.5% 11 75 66
Kazakhstan 56 33.9% 44 31.0% 13 60 89
Serbia 88 47.1% 54 52.9% 23 63 71
Spain 79 42.2% 49 44.5% 21 66 71

As expected, Serbia and Croatia continued to lead stats across the board. Serbia finished the tournament, both as the champions, and with 88 total goals. Over 6 games, that comes out to an average of 14.6 golas per game. The Serbians also shot at the most impressive clip, landing a tournament-leading 47.1% of their shots. Serbia also managed to block and steal with frequency, while keeping fouls limited. Croatia continued to foul often in the final game, which in part helped Serbia defeat them 12-11.

INDIVIDUAL STATS

GOALS

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Yusuke Inaba Japan 26
2 Alvaro Granados Ortega Spain 22
3 Reuel D’Souza/Filipovic Filip Canada/Serbia 19
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5 Atsushi Arai Japan 16

Yusuke Inaba had another quality outing in his final game, adding 3 more goals to his total. He racked up 26 goals over his 6 games, averaging 4.3 goals per game. Alvaro Granados Ortega held on to his 2nd place position.

SHOT PERCENTAGE

Rank Player Team Shot %
1 Timothy Putt Australia 100%
2 Alberto Barroso Macarro Spain 72.7%
3 Andrew Ford Australia 71.4%
4 DJosef Nemet Toni Hungary 70.6%
5 Mikhail Ruday Kazakhstan 70.0%

Timothy Putt was still 2-for-2 on shots after the 6th game. Alberto Barosso Macarro didn’t take a huge number of shots, but was 8-for-11 on the shots on the tournament. That made him the 2nd most efficient shooter of the tournament, and the most effiecient who took more than 10 shots.

SAVES

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Katsuyuki Tanamura Japan 51
2 Marko Bijac Croatia 50
3 Dusan Aleksic Canada 43
4 Gergely Kardos Istvan Hungary 36
5 Valerly Shlemov Kazakhstan 34

Marko Bijac nearly overtook Katsuyuki Tanamura in total saves, falling just one denied goal short. Aleksic Dusan jumped up to 3rd in the leaderboards after a quality outing in game 6.

SAVE PERCENTAGE

Rank Player Team Save %
1 Gojko Pijetlovic Serbia 59.5%
2 Marko Bijac Croatia 58.1%
3 David Bisztritsanyi/Ivan Marcelic Hungary/Croatia 50.0%
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5 Branislav Mitrovic Spain 49.2%

Gojko Pijetlovic didn’t compete in game 6, but his save percentage held on to come out on top. Marko Bijac’s save percentage slid back under 60%, but he still finished with a very impressive 58.1% after big performances in his last two games.

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