FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011


 SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

Team manager RELJIN Jelena
Head coach TERZIC Zoran
Assistant coach PROTIC Nebojsa
Doctor MITIC Miodrag
Therapist / trainer MLADENOVIC Sinisa
Journalist STOJMENOVIC Sinisa
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  C 2 Jovana Brakocevic Brakocevic Canzian 05.03.1988 196 82 309 295
  3   Sanja Malagurski Malagurski 08.06.1990 193 74 305 295
  4 Bojana Drca Drca 29.03.1988 186 70 298 283
  5   Natasa Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 19.06.1985 188 73 305 285
  6 Tijana Malesevic Malesevic 18.03.1991 185 78 300 286
  7   Brizitka Molnar Molnar 28.07.1985 182 69 304 290
  8 Ana Antonijevic Antonijevic 26.08.1987 185 71 282 269
  9   Jovana Vesovic Vesovic 21.06.1987 182 68 283 268
  13 Ana Bjelica Bjelica 03.04.1992 190 78 310 305
  14   Nadja Ninkovic Ninkovic 01.11.1991 193 77 307 298
  16 Milena Rasic Rasic 25.10.1990 193 72 315 310
  17   Stefana Veljkovic Veljkovic 09.01.1990 190 76 325 310
  L 18 Suzana Cebic Cebic 09.11.1984 167 60 279 255
  L 19   Silvija Popovic Popovic 15.03.1986 178 65 286 276
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Over the past five years, the Serbia women’s team has started to match the performances of their male counterparts and become strong contenders for podium finishers. While there is still some way to go before matching the men in terms of titles, recent notable results have put the women’s team right up their among the world’s best.

The rise of the team started with the bronze medal at the FIVB World Championship 2006 in Japan, followed by a silver medal at the 2007 European Championship. From there, the side took part in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 for the first time ever, finishing fifth. A year later in 2009, Serbia sealed the CEV European League, a feat they repeated in 2010 and 2011.

The team, with its delightful combination of youth and experience, competed in the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time in 2011, clinching the bronze medal in an outstanding performance. Even more so considering their most experienced player and skipper Jelena Nikolic playing a very limited part due to injury. She returned to lead Serbia to European Championship gold however she is missing again for the World Cup. Despite this potentially upsetting inconsistency, Serbia have obviously shown in the past that they have enough character to ensure it has minimal effect on their World Cup dreams.

Coach profile

Zoran Terzic began his career as a player for VC Crvena Zvezda and has coached teams in Romania and Italy. He became the Serbia coach in 2002. His first major success was qualifying for the 2003 European Championship after a 12-year absence. This was followed by a bronze medal at the FIVB World Championship 2006 and in 2008 he led the team to the Beijing Olympic Games for the first time. This year, he helped them seal a bronze medal in their debut season in the FIVB World Grand Prix and then triumphed at the European Championship.