Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ivo Trumbic: The legendary player and coach

Ivo Trumbic, born in Split, 1943 has been one of the most respectable Water Polo personalities for more than three decades (60’s as a player and 70’s, 80’s as a coach). Trumbic was a player of Mladost (Zagreb), winning several National and International titles such as the 1968, 1969 and 1970 European Cup for National Champions. With the Yugoslavian National team he had 140 appearances winning the silver at Tokyo 1964 and the Gold at Mexico, 1968 Olympic Games. He started his exceptional coaching career in Greece, winning with the team of “Olympiacos Piraeus” the National title of 1971. In 1973 he moved to the Nederlands and coached the National team at Vienna 1974 (European, 4th), Cali 1975 (World Championships, 7th), Montreal 1976 (Olympics, Bronze), Jonkoping 1977 (European, 5th), Berlin 1988 (World Championships, 13th) and Moscow 1980 (Olympics, 6th). In 1982 he coached the National team of Yugoslavia in Ecuador World Championships and then he moved back to Greece to coach the historical “Nautical Club of Patras”. In 1985 he coached the National team of Greece at Sofia 1985 European Championships and then in 1986 he moved to Pescara Italy, winning the 1988 European Cup for National Champions. During his amazing carrier Ivo Trumbic wrote several Water Polo books and produced Video tapes contributing to spreading his knowledge within the Water Polo family.
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