SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

Team manager TADIC Dragan
Head coach DJURICIC Milan
Assistant coach RADISAVLJEVIC Milivoje
Therapist / trainer LAZAREVIC Darko
Journalist VILOTIJEVIC Ivana
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 06.05.1993 197 90 340 320 Trentino Volley (ITA)
  2   Radovan Medenica Medenica 06.01.1993 197 85 325 312 Borac Starcevo (SRB)
  3 Luka Medic Medic 04.08.1993 192 84 325 310 Spartak Subotica (SRB)
  L 4   Lazar Ilincic Ilincic 14.08.1993 180 65 305 288 Putevi Ivanjica (SRB)
  5 Nikola Veljovic Veljovic 11.10.1993 192 84 325 310 Ribnica Kraljevo(SRB)
  6   Aleksa Brdjovic Brdjovic 29.07.1993 204 90 327 312 KPS Skra Belchatow SA (POL)
  7 Cedomir Stankovic Stankovic 11.04.1993 204 83 330 320 Vojvodina NS Seme (SRB)
  8   Milan Katic Katic 22.10.1993 202 99 345 331 PGE Skra Belchatow (POL)
  9 Aleksandar Okolic Okolic 26.06.1993 205 90 347 320 PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE)
  10   Sasa Popovic Popovic 30.05.1994 190 70 315 305 VGSK Veliko Gradiste (SRB)
  11 Mihajlo Stankovic Stankovic 200 83 330 310 Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sa (SRB)
  12   Dimitrije Pantic Pantic 19.03.1993 195 80 320 305 Mladi Radnik Pozarevac(SRB)
  13 Sinisa Zarkovic Zarkovic 09.05.1993 192 84 320 305 Partizan Beograd (SRB)
  14   Aleksandar Blagojevic Blagojevic 05.08.1993 197 87 330 310 Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB)
  15 Marko Popovic Popovic 13.01.1994 204 96 325 310 Partizan Beograd (SRB)
  16   Nikola Curcic Curcic 21.11.1993 198 86 325 315 Putevi Ivanjica (SRB)
  17 Stefan Okosanovic Okosanovic 14.08.1994 205 80 325 315 Antena Krusevac (SRB)
  18   Aleksa Begovic Begovic 20.05.1993 197 88 320 305 Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB)
  19 Milos Milisavljevic Milisavljevic 11.08.1993 197 80 330 310 Selters Mladenovac (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile



Youth Boys of Serbia are the reigning World and European Champions. The previous generation of youngsters enrolled with golden letters in the history of Serbian volleyball, having surprised everyone in Europe and at the 2009 World Championship. Led by promising Aleksandar Atanasijevic, the MVP of the World Championship in Italy, Milan Djuricic’s players climbed up on a pedestal in their debut participation at the World Championships. The 2011 World Championship in Argentina will be the team’s second appearance at the biggest volleyball event of this category of players in the history of Serbian volleyball.


A new generation of Serbian Youth Boys convincingly won the first place at the qualification tournament for the 2011 CEV European Championship played in Kharkov, surpassing Ukraine, Hungary, Israel and Lithuania. Serbia has achieved maximum score: four victories, with only two sets lost. In Ankara in 2011, the Youth Boys of Serbia recorded the best result at the European Championships winning the gold medal.


Youth Boys of Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro) have appeared on four occasions in the previous eight European Championships. Prior to this years’ gold medal, the team won the silver in 2009 in Rotterdam. This makes the total of two medals won by the “Blue Boys” at the biggest European Competition.

Coach profile



Milan Djuricic was elected to be the Head Coach of the Serbian Youth Boys’ National Team in July 2008, when he made his debut at the Balkan Championship, important regional competition. Right away he won the gold medal with his team, initiating his international career from the highest podium.

A few months later, a bigger challenge was presented to this 32-year old Coach when he guided his team to the at the qualifying tournament for the European Championship, where Serbia won the first place and a chance to participate at the biggest European competition.

Milan Djuricic has nothing but nice memories from the 2009 European Championship in Netherlands where the “Blue Boys” won the silver medal and qualified to the World Championship, which was the biggest success for this category of players. However, this wasn’t the end of a beautiful story of success as the “Blue Boys” won the gold medal at the World Championship played in Jesolo, Italy. With the new generation of Serbian youth player, Djuricic won the gold medal at the 2011 CEV Youth Boys’ European Championship. The “Blue Boys” will appear at this years’ World Championship as the reigning World and European Champions.

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

Mr. Djuricic played in 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 in VC VGSK, and made some notable results.

Since 2004/2005 season, he is the Head Coach of Senior Men in VGSK Volleyball Club.