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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010

 SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

Team manager LUKAC Laslo
Head coach KOLAKOVIC Igor
Assistant coach BULATOVIC Zeljko
Doctor MARTINOVIC Ljuban
Therapist / trainer POCEKOVIC Aleksandar
Journalist JAGLICIC Igor
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Nikola Kovacevic Kovacevic N. 14/02/1983 193 78 350 340 Calzedonia Verona (ITA)
  4   Bojan Janic Janic 11/03/1982 198 83 345 322 VC Yaroslavich (RUS)
  5 Vlado Petkovic Petkovic V. 6/01/1983 198 97 325 318 Shahrdari Urmia SC (IRN)
  6   Milos Terzic Terzic 13/06/1987 202 88 340 320 Tours Volleyball (FRA)
  7 Dragan Stankovic Stankovic 18/10/1985 205 94 355 330 Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA)
  L 8   Marko Samardzic Samardzic 22/02/1983 190 82 326 310 AS Aris Thessaolini (GRE)
  C 9 Nikola Grbic Grbic N. 6/09/1973 194 91 346 320 Itas Diatec Trentino (ITA)
  10   Milos Nikic Nikic 31/03/1986 194 79 350 330 Gubernia Nizhniy Novgorod (RUS
  12 Milan Rasic Rasic 2/02/1985 0 0 340 320 ACH Volley Bled (SLO)
  14   Ivan Miljkovic Miljkovic 13/09/1979 206 104 354 333 Fenerbahce Istabul (TUR)
  15 Sasa Starovic Starovic 19/10/1988 207 89 335 321 Andreoli Latina (ITA)
  17   Borislav Petrovic Petrovic 6/01/1988 201 96 350 330 Stade Poitevin VB Pro (FRA)
  18 Marko Podrascanin Podrascanin 29/08/1987 203 100 354 332 Trentino Volley (ITA)
  L 19   Nikola Rosic Rosic 5/08/1984 192 85 330 320 S.C.M.U. CRAIOVA (ROU)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Since claiming gold at the 2000 Olympic Games, Serbia has consistently been in the mix when it comes to medal contenders at international men's Volleyball events.
The Serbian side plays with a passion that is unrelenting and enjoys playing a game that is heavy on attack.
It was at the Olympics that Yugoslavia showed what they were capable of. After placing sixth in Moscow (1980), and third at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the side finally claimed the gold in Sydney 2000.
They then finished a credible fourth at the 2002 World Championship in Argentina before picking up silver at the 2003 World League, losing narrowly to Brazil in the finals and bronze at the 2003 World Cup.

For many years the Serbian team has been led by the Grbic Brothers, Vladimir and Nikola, Goran Vujevic, Andrija Geric and Djula Mešter and Ivan Miljkovic.
In 2005, Serbia and Montenegro had the great honor of organizing the World League Finals. In an incredible final in front of 18,140 spectators in Belgrade the hosts were eventually beaten by Brazil.
The year 2007 marked the first year the boys in blue became known as Serbia, and with a new roster and younger players, the team finished ninth in the World League.
Serbia bounced back in 2008 with a silver-medal finish at the World League, after falling in four sets to USA in the final match, and fifth at the Beijing Olympics after losing again to eventual champions USA in a gripping five-set quarterfinal.
Four years after the successful Final Tournament in 2005, Belgrade witnessed another record with 22,860 spectators watch the side pick up another silver in the World League final and they followed that up this year with a bronze medal in Argentina.

Coach profile

Igor Kolakovic replaced Ljuba Travica as head coach of Serbia ahead of the 2006 FIVB World Championships, after assisting him for three years.

Kolakovic played as a setter for until 1997, after which he began coaching.

He also coached club side Buducnost Podgorica from 1997 until last year and cites his best coaching moment as winning the silver medal in the 2009 FIVB World League in front of 22,000 home fans in Belgrade.


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