SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

Team manager RISTIC Miroslav
Head coach ZARKOVIC Milan
Assistant coach DJORDJEVIC Dragan
Doctor DABIC Dejan
Therapist / trainer LAZAREVIC Darko
Journalist PETROVIC Aleksandar
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 06.05.1993 197 90 340 320 Beijing Baic Motor VT (CHN)
  2   Srecko Lisinac Lisinac 17.05.1992 205 90 355 342 Trentino Volley (ITA)
  3 Lazar Koprivica Koprivica 08.11.1991 200 92 324 314 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  L 4   Milorad Kapur Kapur 05.03.1991 181 80 313 306 Helios Grizzlys Giesen (GER)
  5 Milija Mrdak Mrdak 26.10.1991 201 92 332 312 Partizan Vizura Beograd (SRB)
  7   Nikola Jovovic Jovovic 13.02.1992 197 75 335 315 OAC-TUC Toulouse (FRA)
  8 Miroslav Vrban Vrban 28.01.1991 202 84 340 330 Jedinstvo Stara Pazova (SRB)
  9   Vuk Milutinovic Milutinovic 29.05.1991 203 84 325 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  10 Dusan Petkovic Petkovic D. 27.01.1992 202 86 328 310 SSD Argos Volley s.r.l. (ITA)
  12   Milan Peric Peric 04.08.1991 203 83 334 320 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  C 14 Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 04.09.1991 200 92 350 329 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  16   Maksim Buculjevic Buculjevic 20.09.1991 192 83 320 307 Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

This will be the fifth time Serbia compete at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Junior World Championship and they are hoping for success.

At the 1991 edition they finished tenth before coming seventh in 1997, 2003 and 2005.

Last year the side won their first medal, bronze, at the European Championships.

Coach profile

Milan Zarkovic is the coach of the junior men’s team of Serbia.

He started his playing career in 1976 for VC “Ribnica” from Kraljevo, where he stayed until 1982. He then moved to VC “Partizan” in Belgrade where he managed to become the captain of the team. He remained with the club until 1989.

His coaching career began in 1990 in Cyprus. Up until 1992 he was the coach of VC “Anorthosis” from Limassol. From 1992 until 1997 he coached in VC “Enosis Paralimni”, and from 1997 until 2000, in VC “Pafiakos Silogos Athlopaidion”. During the time he spent in Cyprus, he won several Championship and Cup titles. In 2000 returned to Serbia as coach of VC “Partizan.” For the next four seasons he remained with the club, and won both the Championship and Cup titles. Then he went abroad once again this time to Tunisia to VC “CSS Sfax”, where he managed to win both the Championship and Cup titles again.

He again returned to “Partizan” in 2006 and remains in the position until now. In 2010/2011 season he won the Championship title with the team from Serbia’s capital city. In the meantime, as of 2001, Zarkovic has been the coach of the junior men’s team.

Over the years, he managed to obtain some notable results with the national team. He won the gold medal at the Balkan Championships three times, and finished as the runner-up on three further occasions. He led his team to fourth place at the 2004 European Championship in Zagreb, Croatia, and to fifth place in 2006 in Kazan, Russia. The biggest success of the Junior Men’s national team was the bronze medal at the 2010 European Championship. In addition Zarkovic participated with his team at the World Championships twice, and finished seventh both times.