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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010
 

 
 SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Ms. RELJIN Jelena
Head coach Mr. TERZIC Zoran
Assistant coach Mr. KOVACEVIC Branko
Doctor Mr. MARTINOVIC Ljuban
Therapist / trainer Mr. MLADENOVIC Sinisa
Journalist Mr. JAGLICIC Igor
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Jelena Nikolic Nikolic 13/04/1982 194 79 315 300 VAKIFBANK Istanbul (TUR)
  2   Jovana Brakocevic Brakocevic 5/03/1988 196 82 309 295 VAKIFBANK Istanbul (TUR)
  3 Sanja Malagurski Sanja 8/06/1990 193 75 305 295 OSASCO VC (BRA)
  5   Natasa Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 19/06/1985 188 73 305 285 RABITA Baku (AZE)
  6 Jasna Majstorovic Majstorovic 23/04/1984 181 64 300 293 Rabita Baku
  7   Brizitka Molnar Molnar 28/07/1985 182 66 304 290 ATOM TREFL (POL)
  8 Ana ANTONIJEVIC ANTONIJEVIC 26/08/1987 185 63 282 269 RC DE CANNES Cannes (FRA)
  9   Jovana Vesovic VESOVIC 21/06/1987 182 68 283 268 Tomis Constanta (ROM)
  10 Maja Ognjenovic Ognjenovic 6/08/1984 183 68 290 270 CHEMIC Police SA (POL)
  11   Stefana Veljkovic Veljkovic 9/01/1990 190 76 320 305 GALATASARAY Istanbul (TUR)
  16 Milena Rasic Rasic 25/10/1990 193 75 303 293 RC CANNES Cannes (FRA)
  L 17   Silvija Popovic Popovic 15/03/1986 178 65 236 226 Volero Zürich (SUI)
  L 18 Suzana Cebic Cebic 9/11/1984 167 60 279 255 LOKOMOTIV Baku (AZE)
  19   Dragana MARINKOVIC MARINKOVIC 19/10/1982 197 75 325 310 Zoppas Cornegliano (ITA)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Serbian women’s team is heading once again to Japan, the scene of their greatest success. In November 2006, at the FIVB Women’s World Championship in Osaka, the girls in blue won bronze, their first medal on the world stage.

Before then Serbia and Montenegro, as the team was known at that time, had participated only once in the World Championships, in 1978, under the name of Yugoslavia, when they finished 16th. In a grand celebration more than 10,000 supporters gave the stars a fantastic reception in front of the City Hall of Belgrade upon their return home in 2006, the players being hailed as champions for the whole nation.

Owing to injuries in 2007 Serbia failed to qualify for the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix, but at the 2007 European Championships in Belgium and Luxemburg they won silver and qualified for their first World Cup. The result was by far the best result the Serbians have ever achieved at the European Championships and gave them, for the very first time, the chance to qualify for the Olympic Games.

At the World Cup in 2007 Serbia finished fifth, winning seven matches and losing four, proving their quality once again but just missing out on Olympic qualification until the continental qualifications, which saw them move on to Beijing where they finished in an amazing fifth place. In 2009 they took part in their first European League, winning the gold medal at the Final Tournament.


Coach profile

Zoran Terzic has been coach of Serbia since 2002, setting off on the right note with a 3-2 win over France.

Since then he has led the side in a host of competitions, securing a number of podium finishes. Most notably the side picked up a fifth-place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, silver at the 2007 European Championships and bronze in the 2006 FIVB World Grand Prix.

He was also coach of Romania’s Metal Galati from 2006 to 2007.


 
 

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