TEAM COMPOSITION

 BAK / Rabita Baku - Team Composition

 
Team manager Shahlar MAMMADOV
Head coach Zoran GAJIC
Assistant coach Eldar YUSUBOV
Doctor Mardan VALIYEV
Therapist / trainer Darko STAMATOVIC
Journalist Ilgar IMAMGULIYEV
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Dobriana Rabadzhieva Rabadzhieva 14.06.1991 194 72 305 285
  2   Madina ALIYEVA ALIYEVA 18.03.1990 170 65 0 0
  5 Natasa Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 19.06.1985 188 73 305 285
  6   Jasna Majstorovic Majstorovic 23.04.1984 181 64 300 293
  L 8 Silvija Popovic Popovic 15.03.1986 178 65 236 226
  C 9   Natalya MAMMADOVA MAMMADOVA 02.12.1984 195 75 305 298
  11 Pelin Celik Pelin 23.05.1982 172 55 272 263
  12   Mira Golubovic Golubovic 15.10.1976 188 72 310 290
  13 Natasa Osmokrovic Osmokrovic 27.05.1976 184 69 328 318
  14   Kathy Radzuweit Radzuweit 02.03.1982 196 76 319 300
  15 Sanja Starovic Starovic 25.03.1983 194 96 315 305
  17   Iryna Zhukova Zhukova 22.11.1974 179 72 290 270
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

"Rabita BAKU” volleyball team was established in 2004 and immediately made an impact on the Azerbaijani National League, taking silver in their first two years before sealing the crown for four years running from 2006-2010.

Their first season in the CEV Challenge Cup, in 2007, was also successful as they reached the quarterfinal stage, a feat they repeated the following year before finally taking bronze in their 2009/10 campaign.

This meant they moved onto the Champions League and, astonishingly made the final four where they stunned three-times Italian Champions Scavolini Pesaro in the semi-final to make final, the first wildcard team to do so in the history of the tournament.

Coach profile

Serbia’s Zoran Gajic will lead Rabita Baku into the Club World Championships this year on the back of a distinguished playing career which includes a gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, a 2001 European Championship and a World Championship silver medal.

After many years playing, Rabita Baku is Gajic’s first coaching job, and he has taken to it like a duck to water.