FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 SRB / Serbia

 
Team manager LUKAC Laslo
Coach KOLAKOVIC Igor
Assistant coach KOZIC Strahinja
Doctor MARTINOVIC Ljuban
Physiotherapist NIKOLIC Vladimir
   
 
    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)
  2   Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 06.05.1993 197 90 340 310 Casa Modena (ITA)
  3 Marko Ivovic Ivovic 22.12.1990 192 89 350 330 Paris Volley UC (FRA)
  4   Nemanja Petric Petric 28.07.1987 202 86 333 320 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  5 Vlado Petkovic Petkovic V. 06.01.1983 198 97 325 318 Shahrdari Urmia SC (IRN)
  6   Filip Stoilovic Stoilovic 11.10.1992 196 84 324 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  C 7 Dragan Stankovic Stankovic 18.10.1985 205 80 343 333 Lube Banka Macerata (ITA)
  8   Milan Katic Katic 22.10.1993 201 90 345 325 Vojvodina NS Seme (SRB)
  9 Nikola Jovovic Jovovic 13.02.1992 197 75 335 315 VfB Frierichshafen (GER)
  10   Milos Nikic Nikic 31.03.1986 194 79 350 330 Gubernia Nizhniy Novgorod (RUS
  11 Mihajlo Mitic Mitic 17.09.1990 201 90 335 320 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  12   Dejan Radic Radic 06.11.1984 200 95 360 340 Vojvodina NS Seme (SRB)
  13 Dusan Petkovic Petkovic D. 27.01.1992 202 86 328 310 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  14   Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 04.09.1991 200 92 350 329 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  15 Sasa Starovic Starovic 19.10.1988 207 89 335 321 Andreoli Latina (ITA)
  16   Aleksa Brdjovic Brdjovic 29.07.1993 201 73 327 312 KPS Skra Belchatow SA (POL)
  L 17 Neven Majstorovic Majstorovic 17.03.1989 192 83 335 315 Partizan Vizura Beograd (SRB)
  18   Marko Podrascanin Podrascanin 29.08.1987 204 92 343 326 Lube Banka Macerata (ITA)
  L 19 Nikola Rosic Rosic 05.08.1984 192 85 328 315 Energy Investments Lugano (SUI
  20   Srecko Lisinac Lisinac 17.05.1992 205 79 345 335 SCC Berlin (GER)
  21 Petar Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 01.06.1990 206 98 354 335 Djerdap Kladovo (SRB)
  22   Aleksandar Okolic Okolic 26.06.1993 204 81 330 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Serbia have a long history of success in the World League, but the title has proved elusive to them. Between 2003 and 2009 they appeared in four finals and lost all of them. In 2003, 2005 (both times participating as Serbia and Montenegro) and 2009 Brazil were their tormentors, while in 2008 the United States beat them 3-1. This golden era was fuelled by top players who received several individual awards, including Ivan Miljkovic who remains the only player to be named the World League's MVP four times. In recent years their results have deteriorated, and they have not progressed from the intercontinental round in any of the previous three years. Experienced coach Igor Kolakovic, now in his ninth year at the helm, will be looking to revive their fortunes this year.

They have consistently won medals at other international events, including bronzes at the 2010 World Championship and 2003 World Cup, but their crowning glory came at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Having won bronze four years earlier in Atlanta, their campaign took an early blow when they lost their opening two matches, but they bounced back to win all three remaining group games. After defeating the Netherlands in the quarterfinal and Italy in the semifinal, they trounced Russia 3-0 in the final.

Coach profile

Igor Kolakovic played for 18 years as a setter for Partizan Belgrade, winning Yugoslavia’s championship twice. He has tasted success as a coach at domestic and international levels. He guided Serbia to a gold medal at the 2011 European Championship and bronze at the 2013 European Championship. He was also at the helm when the Serbians took silver in the 2009 World League. At club level, he won the championship in Serbia and Montenegro in 2002, 2004 and 2006 with Buducnost Podgoricka and followed that by claiming the Montenegrin title in 2007 and 2008. He joined French team AS Cannes in 2009 before moving to ACH Volley in Slovenia where he led the team to national titles in 2011 and 2012.