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2009 Boys' Youth World Championship  |  Jesolo - Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

Team manager TADIC Dragan
Head coach DJURICIC Milan
Assistant coach RADISAVLJEVIC Milivoje
Therapist / trainer NAHOD Djordje
Journalist PETROVIC Aleksandar
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 6/05/1993 197 90 340 320 Beijing Baic Motor VT (CHN)
  3   Milan Peric Peric 4/08/1991 203 83 327 308 Spartak Ljig (SRB)
  4 Maksim Buculjevic Buculjevic 20/09/1991 192 83 320 307 Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)
  7   Nikola Jovovic Jovovic 13/02/1992 197 75 335 315 Dinamo LO Leningradskiy R (RUS
  8 Sinisa Zarkovic Zarkovic 9/05/1993 192 84 305 295 Partizan Belgrade (SRB)
  9   Vuk Milutinovic Milutinovic 29/05/1991 203 84 325 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  10 Dusan Petkovic Petkovic D. 27/01/1992 202 86 328 310 Project Warszawa (POL)
  11   Milija Mrdak Mrdak 26/10/1991 201 92 332 312 Partizan Vizura Beograd (SRB)
  L 12 Bojan Rajkovic Rajkovic 15/02/1991 190 71 315 302 Partizan Vizura Beograd (SRB)
  13   Nemanja Opacic Opacic 16/01/1991 198 86 325 312 Radnicki Credy Bank (SRB)
  C 14 Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 4/09/1991 200 92 350 329 SKRA Belchatow (POL)
  17   Cedomir Stankovic Stankovic 11/04/1993 204 83 325 310 NIS Vojvodina (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Youth Boys National Team of Serbia will make its debut at the World Championships in Italy this year. Their participation in the tournament came as a reward for the fantastic result they had at the last European Championship in the Netherlands, where they finished as runners-up. Their two previous appearances at the European Championship resulted in 7th- and 8th-place finishes.

The new generation of Serbian youth players won gold at the Balkan Championship in Kazanlak last year, while in 2009 they impeccably took first place at the European Championship Qualifiers in Bardeyow (Slovakia), losing only two sets in the tournament.
Coach profile

Milan Djuricic was named head coach of the Serbian Youth Boys National Team in July 2008, making his debut at the Balkan an important regional competition. He had an immediate impact, helping the team win gold to start his international career on the highest podium.

A few months later, a bigger challenge was presented to the 30-year-old coach when he guided his team through the Qualifying Tournament for the European Championship. Serbia once again finished first and earned a chance to participate at the biggest European competition.

Djuricic has nothing but fond memories from the 2009 European Championship in the Netherlands, where the “Blue Boys” won the silver medal and qualified for the World Championship, which was the biggest success for this category of players.

Djuricic was born on March 8th, 1979, in Pozarevac. He lives and works in Veliko Gradiste, where he started his playing and coaching career.

Djuricic played for VC VGSK for 16 years, and he competed in all categories with his club. He retired in 2005.

At the same time, from 2001, he coached younger players at VC VGSK, and made some notable results.

Since the 2004/2005 season, he has been the head coach of the Senior Men's VGSK Volleyball Club.

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