FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 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
  1 Nikola Kovacevic Kovacevic N. 14.02.1983 193 78 350 340
  2   Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 06.05.1993 197 90 340 310
  3 Milos VEMIC VEMIC 08.03.1987 202 90 338 320
  C 4   Bojan Janic JANIC 11.03.1982 198 83 345 322
  5 Vlado Petkovic Petkovic V. 06.01.1983 198 97 325 318
  6   Milos Terzic TERZIC 13.06.1987 202 88 340 320
  7 Dragan Stankovic Stankovic 18.10.1985 205 80 343 333
  L 8   Filip Vujic VUJIC 17.10.1989 191 85 335 315
  9 Nikola Jovovic Jovovic 13.02.1992 197 75 335 315
  10   Milos Nikic Nikic 31.03.1986 194 79 350 330
  11 Mihajlo Mitic Mitic 17.09.1990 201 90 335 320
  12   Milan Rasic RASIC 02.02.1985 205 86 340 320
  13 Tomislav DOKIC DOKIC 27.02.1986 204 97 355 325
  14   Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 04.09.1991 200 92 350 329
  15 Sasa Starovic Starovic 19.10.1988 207 89 335 321
  16   Aleksa Brdjovic Brdjovic 29.07.1993 201 73 327 312
  17 Borislav Petrovic Petrovic 06.01.1988 201 96 350 330
  18   Marko Podrascanin Podrascanin 29.08.1987 204 92 343 326
  L 19 Nikola Rosic Rosic 05.08.1984 192 85 328 315
  20   Srecko Lisinac Lisinac 17.05.1992 205 79 345 335
  21 Nemanja Petric Petric 28.07.1987 202 86 333 320
  22   Dejan Radic Radic 06.11.1984 200 95 360 340
  23 Nikola MIJAILOVIC MIJAILOVIC 08.08.1989 191 85 345 330
  24   Marko Ivovic Ivovic 22.12.1990 192 89 350 330
  25 Milija Mrdak Mrdak 26.10.1991 200 87 332 312
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

After winning their 20th international medal at the 2010 FIVB World Championship, Serbia will be looking for another in this year’s FIVB World League after a disappointing World Cup by their standards. Since claiming gold at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the country has consistently been among the medal contenders in major tournaments. The Serbian side plays with a passion that is unrelenting and strong in attack.

The Serbia men’s team has a great tradition in volleyball, finishing fourth at the 2002 FIVB World Championship before picking up silver in the 2003 FIVB World League – losing narrowly to Brazil – and bronze at the 2003 FIVB World Cup. For many years, the Serbian team was led by the Grbic Brothers (Vladimir and Nikola), Goran Vujevic, Andrija Geric, Djula Mešter and Ivan Miljkovic. In 2005, Serbia and Montenegro had the great honour of organizing the FIVB World League Finals. In an incredible final in front of 18,140 spectators in Belgrade, the hosts were eventually beaten by Brazil. In 2009, it was the same again with Brazil beating Serbia in the final of the World League but this time in front of 22,000 fans.

In 2010 a new generation of players stepped up to win World League and World Championship bronze before wrapping up the 2011 European Championship in Austria, demonstrating that they are capable of sustaining the winning form of the previous two decades.

Coach profile

Igor Kolakovic replaced Ljuba Travica as coach of Serbia ahead of the 2006 FIVB World Championship after assisting him for three years. A setter until 1997, Kolakovic began coaching with club side Buducnost Podgorica from 1997 to 2010 and cites his best coaching moment as winning silver at the 2009 FIVB World League. He has to be commended for leading a young squad to bronze in both the major FIVB events in 2010 and will still have plenty of confidence in his charges after proving their mettle by winning the European Championships last year.