FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 SRB / Serbia

 
Team manager LUKAC Laslo
Coach GRBIC Nikola
Assistant coach PLACI Camillo
Doctor MARTINOVIC Ljuban
Physiotherapist NIKOLIC Vladimir
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Nikola Kovacevic Kovacevic N. 14.02.1983 193 78 350 340 Paris Volley (FRA)
  2   Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic 06.05.1993 197 90 340 320 Trentino Volley (ITA)
  3 Marko Ivovic Ivovic 22.12.1990 194 89 365 330 Lokomotiva Novosibirsk (RUS)
  4   Nemanja Petric Petric 28.07.1987 203 96 333 320 Belogorie Belgorod (RUS)
  5 Ivan Kostic Kostic 08.01.1988 192 90 327 320 Vojvodina NS Seme (SRB)
  6   Filip Stoilovic Stoilovic 11.10.1992 195 89 337 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  7 Dragan Stankovic Stankovic 18.10.1985 205 94 355 330 Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA)
  8   Milan Katic Katic 22.10.1993 202 99 345 331 KPS Skra Be?chatów SA (POL)
  9 Nikola Jovovic Jovovic 13.02.1992 197 75 335 315 ZIRIATBANK Ankara (TUR)
  10   Konstantin Cupkovic Cupkovic 02.01.1987 202 96 337 315 Luzniczka Bysgoszcz (POL)
  11 Mihajlo Mitic Mitic 17.09.1990 201 89 345 320 Chaumont Vb 52 (FRA)
  12   Dejan Radic Radic 06.11.1984 200 95 360 340 AS Cannes (FRA)
  13 Dusan Petkovic Petkovic D. 27.01.1992 202 86 328 310 SSD Argos Volley s.r.l. (ITA)
  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 Top Volley Latina (ITA)
  16   Aleksa Brdjovic Brdjovic 29.07.1993 204 90 355 330 PGE Skra Belchatow (POL)
  L 17 Neven Majstorovic Majstorovic 17.03.1989 193 90 335 325 C.S.M.U. CRAIOVA (ROU)
  18   Marko Podrascanin Podrascanin 29.08.1987 203 100 354 332 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  L 19 Nikola Rosic Rosic 05.08.1984 192 85 330 320 S.C.M.U. CRAIOVA (ROU)
  20   Srecko Lisinac Lisinac 17.05.1992 205 90 355 342 Trentino Volley (ITA)
  21 Petar Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 01.06.1990 205 98 354 330 Gazprom-Ugra Surgut (RUS)
  22   Aleksandar Okolic Okolic 26.06.1993 205 90 347 320 PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE)
  23 Drazen Luburic Luburic 02.11.1993 202 90 337 331 HALKBANK Ankara (TUR)
  24   Milija Mrdak Mrdak 26.10.1991 201 92 350 335 Partizan Beograd (SRB)
  25 Bojan Rajkovic Rajkovic 15.02.1991 190 71 315 302 Partizan Beograd (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Despite their undeniable success in the World League, Serbia are yet to take the title. Between 2003 and 2009 they appeared in four finals and lost on each occasion. In 2003, 2005 (both times participating as Serbia and Montenegro) and 2009 their tormentors were Brazil, while in 2008 the United States beat them 3-1. Several standout players earned individual awards during this era, including Ivan Miljkovic, who remains the only player to be named the World League's MVP four times. Serbia's recent record is not so impressive and they have not progressed from the Intercontinental Round for the last four years, finishing third in Pool B behind USA and Russia in 2014.

Last summer Serbia finished level-ninth at the World Championship. Before that, they consistently won medals at other international events, including bronzes at the 2010 World Championship and 2003 World Cup, but their crowning glory came competing as Yugoslavia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 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 Netherlands in the quarterfinal and Italy in the semi, they trounced Russia 3-0 in the final.
Coach profile

Nikola Grbic was named Serbia's men's team coach in February 2015, just five months after he began coaching. Before taking up coaching, Zrenjanin-born Grbic had a storied international playing career as one of the top setters in the world. He won two Olympic Games medals with Yugoslavia, helping the team to win gold in 2000 and bronze in 1996. Grbic also won silver with Serbia in the 2008 World League and bronze at the 2010 World Championships. He was named European Player of the Year in 2007 and inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2013. Along with coaching his native country, Grbic is also the head coach of Italian club team Sir Safety Perugia.