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Paulo
Obradovic
CroatiaCroatia, CRO
Male
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 March 1986
Height
190 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Frenci, son Tomo
Residence
Dubrovnik, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Coaching - University of Zagreb: Croatia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven in Cavtat, Croatia.
Club / Team
Olympiacos Piraeus: Greece
Name of coach
Theodrois Vlachos [club]; Ivica Tucak [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
Handedness
Right
Footedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Italy

General Interest

Nicknames
Medo ['Bear' in Croatian]. (dulist.hr, 26 Dec 2015; novilist.hr, 28 Feb 2013)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (NOC, 17 Mar 2008)
Injuries
He was troubled by a knee injury at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. The same knee complaint forced him to miss the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (jutarnji.hr, 26 Dec 2015)

He has required several knee operations during his career. (dubrovackidnevnik.rtl.hr, 09 Jul 2014)

In March 2013 he suffered a finger injury. (sportcom.hr, 13 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Athlete of the Year in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 08 Mar 2016)

He was named Best Player of the 2013/14 Adriatic League. (sport.hrt.hr, 10 Apr 2014)