FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 SRB / Serbia

 
Team manager KNEZEVIC Ivan
Coach TERZIC Zoran
Assistant coach PROTIC Nebojsa
Doctor
Physiotherapist MLADENOVIC Sinisa
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Maja Savic Savic 14.08.1993 188 71 305 294 PARTIZAN Vizura Beograd (SRB)
  2   Jovana Brakocevic Brakocevic 05.03.1988 196 82 309 295 VAKIFBANK Istanbul (TUR)
  3 Sanja Malagurski Sanja 08.06.1990 193 75 305 295 OSASCO VC (BRA)
  4   Bojana Zivkovic Zivkovic 29.03.1988 185 70 292 284 ILLER Bankasi Istanbul (TUR)
  5 Natasa Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 19.06.1985 188 73 305 285 RABITA Baku (AZE)
  6   Tijana Malesevic Malesevic 18.03.1991 184 73 289 288 VK PROSTEJOV (CZE)
  7 Brizitka Molnar Molnar 28.07.1985 182 66 304 290 ATOM TREFL (POL)
  8   Danica Radenkovic Radenkovic 09.10.1992 184 70 300 294 SCHWERINER DC (GER)
  9 Brankica Mihajlovic Mihajlovic 13.04.1991 189 64 282 264 RIO DE JANEIRO VC (BRA)
  C 10   Maja Ognjenovic Ognjenovic 06.08.1984 183 68 290 270 CHEMIC Police SA (POL)
  11 Stefana Veljkovic Veljkovic 09.01.1990 190 76 320 305 GALATASARAY Istanbul (TUR)
  12   Jelena Nikolic Nikolic 13.04.1982 194 79 315 300 VAKIFBANK Istanbul (TUR)
  13 Ana Bjelica Bjelica 03.04.1992 190 82 310 305 CHEMIC Police SA (POL)
  14   Nadja Ninkovic Ninkovic 01.11.1991 193 77 307 298 Volero Zürich
  15 Jovana Stevanovic Stevanovic 30.06.1992 190 75 308 295 VBC Pallavollo Rosa ssdrl (ITA
  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 09.11.1984 167 60 279 255 LOKOMOTIV Baku (AZE)
  19 Tijana Boškovi? Boskovic 08.03.1997 191 71 303 295 PARTIZAN VIZURA Beograd (SRB)
  20   Sladjana Mirkovic Mirkovic 07.10.1995 184 70 293 282 PARTIZAN VIZURA Beograd (SRB)
  21 Bianka Busa Busa 25.07.1994 186 70 293 282 PARTIZAN VIZURA Beograd (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Serbian women’s programme has become much envied over the past decade as the team have developed into genuine medal contenders every time they take the floor. Their transformation began at the 2006 World Championship where, appearing as Serbia and Montenegro, they took the bronze medal. A year later they claimed silver at the European Championship, while 2008 marked their first Olympic appearance when they finished equal fifth at the Beijing Games.

The Serbians won the European League three times from 2009-11. Taking gold at the 2011 European Championship and bronze at the same year’s World Grand Prix further boosted their reputation. Unfortunately a spate of injuries plagued the team’s campaign at the London 2012 Olympic Games and they failed to win a match.

This year marks Serbia's fourth appearance at the World Grand Prix. They took bronze in 2013 and came 11th in 2012. The Serbians have a wealth of talent at their disposal and most of the team play professionally for clubs across Europe or further afield in China and Brazil. Key team players include experienced duo Jovana Brakocevic and Natasa Krsmanovic. Long-standing coach Zoran Terzic seems to know exactly what buttons to push to get the best from them and the rest of his squad.

Coach profile

Zoran Terzic mentored Serbia to third place on their World Grand Prix debut in 2011 and his team took bronze again in last year’s competition. He has also guided them to three European League titles, the runners-up slot at the 2007 European Championship and the gold medal in the same competition in 2011.

As a player he turned out for VC Crvena Zvezda in his home city of Belgrade. He became coach of Yugoslavia in 2002. After the country’s subsequent break-up, he led Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 until 2006, when they came third at the World Championship, before political upheaval altered his job remit again. He combines national team duties with coaching Russian women’s side Omichka Omsk.