Called “Pusko,” Zdravko Jezic played on three Olympic teams for Yugoslavia and won silver medals in 1952 and 1956. He contributed to the development of the “dynamic game” after restriction of movement was discontinued in 1950, helping to develop the “Yugoslav school” of fast-style water polo.
He played in every one of the 113-consecutive National Team games from 1950 to 1960, serving as captain from 1958-1960. He also played in over 400 games for his Club Mladost’s team and was captain from 1952-1962. Bela Rajki called him one of the outstanding personalities of his time.