25 January 1983|
Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Serbia and Montenegro|
Slobodan Nikić (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Никић; born 25 January 1983) is a Serbian professional water polo player. He is currently playing for Orvosegyetem SC and he is a long-standing member of the Serbia men's national water polo team. His most notable achievements with the national team are the gold medal from the Olympic Games in 2016, silver from the Olympic Games in 2004 and bronze from the Olympic Games 2012, three gold medals from the World Championships in 2005, 2009 and 2015, and five gold medals from the European Championships in 2003, 2006, 2012, 2014, and finally in 2016. He is one of the most decorated players in the history of water polo. In his club career, his most important achievements are the LEN Euroleague and the LEN Supercup won in 2010 with Pro Recco. In the summer of 2012, he signed with Galatasaray.
2012 Samaridis Cup
From 9 to 11 January 2012. Nikić competed with his national team on the Greek island of Chios in the Samaridis Cup which was more a like preparation tournament for the upcoming 2012 European Championship held in Eindhoven. He and his team-mates finished second behind the Montenegrins on goal difference.
Nikić scored his first goal at the European Championship on 17 January against Germany in a second game which the Serbs won by 13–12. On 19 January, in a third game of the tournament, Nikić scored his second goal in a difficult 15–12 victory against the defending European champions Croatia. On 21 January in the fourth match, Nikić scored his third goal of the tournament for his national team in a routine victory against Romania 14–5. On 29 January, Nikić won the European Championship with his national team beating in the final Montenegro by 9–8. This was his third gold medal at the European Championships.
- Pro Recco
- Serie A1: 2009–10, 2010–11
- Coppa Italia: 2009–10, 2010–11
- LEN Euroleague: 2009–10
- LEN Supercup: 2010
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