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World League 2011
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 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 Club
  1 Nikola Kovacevic Kovacevic N. 14/02/1983 193 78 350 340 Calzedonia Verona (ITA)
  2   Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 6/05/1993 197 90 340 310 Casa Modena (ITA)
  3 Milos VEMIC VEMIC 8/03/1987 202 90 338 320 VfB Friedrichshafen (GER)
  C 4   Bojan Janic JANIC 11/03/1982 198 83 345 322 VC Yaroslavich (RUS)
  5 Vlado Petkovic Petkovic V. 6/01/1983 198 97 325 318 Shahrdari Urmia SC (IRN)
  6   Milos Terzic TERZIC 13/06/1987 202 88 340 320 Tours Volleyball (FRA)
  7 Dragan Stankovic Stankovic 18/10/1985 205 80 343 333 Lube Banka Macerata (ITA)
  L 8   Marko SAMARDZIC SAMARDZIC 22/02/1983 190 82 326 310 Aris SC Thessaloniki (GRE)
  9 Konstantin CUPKOVIC CUPKOVIC 2/01/1987 202 87 365 340 PGE Skra
  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   Milan Rasic RASIC 2/02/1985 205 86 340 320 ACH Volley Bled (SLO)
  13 Tomislav DOKIC DOKIC 27/02/1986 204 97 355 325 Foinikas SC Syros Isleand (GRE
  14   Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 4/09/1991 200 92 350 329 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  15 Sasa Starovic Starovic 19/10/1988 207 89 335 321 Andreoli Latina (ITA)
  16   Veljko PETKOVIC PETKOVIC Ve. 23/01/1977 199 96 329 310 Budvanska Rivijera Budva (MNE)
  17 Borislav Petrovic Petrovic 6/01/1988 201 96 350 330 Stade Poitevin VB Pro (FRA)
  18   Marko Podrascanin Podrascanin 29/08/1987 204 92 343 326 Lube Banka Macerata (ITA)
  L 19 Nikola Rosic Rosic 5/08/1984 192 85 328 315 Energy Investments Lugano (SUI
  20   Nemanja RADOVIC RADOVIC 26/12/1990 204 98 342 318 Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

After winning their 20th international medal at the 2010 World Championship, Serbia will be looking for another in this year’s World League. Since claiming gold at the 2000 Olympics, 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. They finished fourth at the 2002 World Championship before picking up silver in the 2003 World League – losing narrowly to Brazil – and bronze at the 2003 World Cup. For many years the Serbian team has been 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 honor of organizing the World League Finals. In an incredible final in front of 18,140 spectators in Belgrade, the hosts were eventually beaten by Brazil. In 2007, the boys in blue became known as Serbia, and a year later they took silver in the World League and finished fifth at the Beijing Olympics. In last year’s World League, a new generation of players stepped up to win bronze without stalwarts Nikola Grbic and Ivan Miljkovic, demonstrating that they are capable of sustaining the winning form of the previous two decades.


Coach profile

Igor Kolakovic replaced Ljuba Travica as head coach of Serbia ahead of the 2006 FIVB World Championships, after assisting him for three years. Kolakovic played as a setter until 1997, when he began coaching. He coached club side Buducnost Podgorica from 1997 until last year and cites his best coaching moment as winning the silver medal in the 2009 FIVB World League in front of 22,000 home fans in Belgrade. He also helped his side to bronze in both the 2010 FIVB World League and the FIVB Men’s World Championship in Italy.



 

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