Overview

Team profile

Serbia

Serbia (including Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro) celebrated their highest moment ever with gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, after a bronze at Atlanta 1996 (both under coach Zoran Gajic who is currently president of the Serbian Volleyball Federation), though they failed to qualify to the Rio 2016 Games for the first time in a quarter of a century.
Serbia made it through to the medals round of the 2018 FIVB World Championship, but fell to Brazil in the semifinals and then to USA in the bronze medal match. They were taking part in the competition for the 10th time, having previously won a silver medal in 1998, when they lost to Italy in the final in Tokyo. They also picked up a bronze medal in 2010, after beating Italy 3-1 in the third-place playoff.
Serbia have been crowned European champions twice, in 2001 and 2011. In the latest edition of the European Championship they won their eighth bronze in the history of the competition, defeating Belgium in five sets in the third-place playoff.
After five silver medals, Serbia finally made World League history in 2016, winning their first gold medal in the competition with a straight-set win over Brazil in the final at Krakow's Tauron Arena.
Serbia are one of the core teams in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. In the inaugural edition, in 2018, they finished pool play in fourth position on an 11-4 record to make the finals in Lille. However, they failed to make the medals round.

Coach

Grbić Nikola

Grbić Nikola

After, as a player, leading Yugoslavia and then Serbia to an Olympic bronze medal at Atlanta 1996, followed by gold at Sydney 2000 and the European Championship title in 2001 (in addition to several other medals in most major international competitions) the 48-year-old setter moved on to a coaching career, taking charge of the Serbian National Team in 2015, which he immediately led to silver at the 2015 FIVB World League, followe by gold in the same competition a year later. In 2017 he led Serbia to bronze at the European Championship. He currently also coaches Calzedonia Verona in the Italian League during the club season. As a player he has been named Best Setter at the 2003 FIVB World Cup, the 2009 FIVB World League and the 2010 FIVB World Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Mrđa Danilo
  • Assistant coach Totolo Tomazo
  • Doctor Martinović Ljuban
  • Physiotherapist Vuković Dejan

Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Argentina
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0