Team profile

Serbia (including Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro) will be competing in the FIVB World Championship for the 10th time. The country’s best success to date came in 1998 in Tokyo, when they won a silver medal after losing out in the final to Italy. They also picked up a bronze medal in 2010, after beating Italy 3-1 in the third-place playoff.
Serbia's greatest volleyball moment was gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, after a bronze at Atlanta 1996, both under coach Zoran Gajic, who is now President of the Serbian Volleyball Federation. 
Serbia are not short of continental success, having been crowned European champions twice, in 2001 and 2011. In the latest edition of the European Championship, Serbia 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 became World League champions in 2016, winning their first gold medal in the competition with a straight-sets win over Brazil in the final at Krakow's Tauron Arena.
Serbia are one of the FIVB’s core teams in the Volleyball Nations League and, in the inaugural edition, they finished pool play in fourth place on an 11-4 record, qualifying for the Final Six in Lille. 


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 47-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 Blu Volley 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.


  • Team Manager Mrđa Danilo
  • Assistant coach Osmankač Nedžad
  • Second Assistant Coach Nikolić Duško
  • Doctor Martinović Ljuban
  • Physiotherapist Vuković Dejan





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
2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 3 1.666 180 171 1.052
2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 1.000 149 134 1.111
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 5 0.600 150 174 0.862