Ivan Miljković

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Ivan Miljković

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Miljković with Serbia during World League in July 2009.
Personal information
Full name Ivan Miljković
Nationality Serbian
Born (1979-09-13) September 13, 1979 (age 38)
Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Spike 354 cm (139 in)
Block 333 cm (131 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite
Number 14
Career
YearsTeams
1996–2000
2000–2007
2007–2008
2008–2010
2010–2015
2015–2016
2016–2017
OK Partizan
Lube Banca Macerata
M. Roma Volley
Olympiacos Piraeus
Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Cucine Lube Civitanova
Halkbank Ankara
National team
1998–2003
2003–2006
2006–2012
Flag of FR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (288)
Last updated: 29 December 2017

Ivan Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic : Иван Миљковићpronounced  [ǐv̞an mǐːʎkɔv̞it͡͡ɕ] ; born September 13, 1979) is a Serbian volleyball player, a member of Serbia men's national volleyball team in 1998–2012, Beijing 2008), Olympic Champion 2000, European Champion (2001, 2011), medalist of World Championship, World Grand Champions Cup, World Cup and World League.

The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet is an adaptation of the Cyrillic script for Serbo-Croatian, developed in 1818 by Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić. It is one of the two alphabets used to write standard modern Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin, the other being Latin. In Croatian, only the Latin alphabet is used.

Serbia mens national volleyball team mens national volleyball team representing Serbia

The Serbia men's national volleyball team is the national team of Serbia. FIVB considers Serbia the inheritor of the records of SFR Yugoslavia (1948–1991) and Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006). Serbia won gold at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and bronze at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

2008 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIX Olympiad, held in Beijing in 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.

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Career

Clubs

After this success he changed his club and started playing for Italian Lube Banca Macerata. In 2001 the Yugoslav team won the European Volleyball Championship [1] in Ostrava, Czech Republic. With his club, Lube Banca Macerata, he also won the Champions League (2001), twice the Italian Cup (2001, 2003) and three times the CEV Cup (2001, 2005, 2006).

The Men's European Volleyball Championship (EuroVolley) is the official competition for senior men's national volleyball teams of Europe, organized by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The initial gap between championships was variable, but since 1975 they have been awarded every two years. The current champion is Russia, which won its fourteenth title at the 2017 tournament in Poland.

Ostrava Statutory City in Czech Republic

Ostrava is a city in the north-east of the Czech Republic and is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is 15 km (9 mi) from the border with Poland, at the meeting point of four rivers: the Odra, Opava, Ostravice and Lučina. In terms of both population and area Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, the second largest city in Moravia, and the largest city in Czech Silesia. It straddles the border of the two historic provinces of Moravia and Silesia. The population was around 300,000 in 2013. The wider conurbation – which also includes the towns of Bohumín, Doubrava, Havířov, Karviná, Orlová, Petřvald and Rychvald – is home to about 500,000 people, making it the largest urban area in the Czech Republic apart from the capital, Prague.

European Volleyball Confederation governing body for the sport of volleyball in Europe

The Confédération Européenne de Volleyball or CEV is the continental governing body for the sports of volleyball, beach volleyball and snow volleyball in Europe. Its headquarters are located in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Miljkovic with Serbia national team Miljkovic & Stankovic.jpg
Miljkovic with Serbia national team

On July 18, 2007, he signed a contract with the M. Roma Volley. The following year, on July 5, 2008, Olympiacos, announced that he will be continuing his career in Greece. In 2009 he won the Greek Championship and the Greek Cup and in 2010 the championship. On June 30, 2010, he signed a two-year contract for Fenerbahçe SK of Turkey. [2] With Fenerbahçe he won 2011 and 2012 Turkish volleyball league, 2012 Turkish Cup, 2011 and 2012 Turkish Super Cup and 2014 European Challenge Cup. Miljković played for Fenerbahçe Grundig in 2010–2015. [3] Miljković in 2015 sing in Italian club Cucine Lube Civitanova. Miljković in 2016 back to Turkey League. [4]

M. Roma Volley association football club

M. Roma Volley is an Italian volleyball club playing in the Italian Volleyball League. The club was founded in 2006. It currently plays in the Italian Serie A1.

Greece republic in Southeast Europe

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, self-identified and historically known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

He ended up his career after achieving gold medal of Turkish Championship in May 2017. [5]

National team

He played in the national team of FR Yugoslavia for the first time a year later (on October 4, 1998, in a game against Turkey). In 2000 in Sydney the Yugoslav national team (members of which were also Vladimir Grbić, Nikola Grbić, Andrija Gerić, Goran Vujević) won the Olympic gold medal. [6] In the final match against Russia Ivan Miljković scored the last point and after that fell on his knees. In March 2012, has officially retired from the Serbian National Team after 14 years and 288 played matches. [7]

Vladimir Grbić volleyball player

Vladimir "Vanja" Grbić is a former Serbian volleyball player. He is 193 cm and played as passer-side attacker. Grbić was born in Klek in SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. He is Nikola Grbić's brother and member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame. With the national volleyball team of FR Yugoslavia, he won a gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal in 1996 at Atlanta. His international victories include a silver medal in the 1998 World Championship and a gold medal in the 2001 European Championship.

Nikola Grbić Serbian volleyball player

Nikola Grbić is a Serbian professional volleyball coach and former player. He has been a member of Yugoslavia in 1995–2003, Serbia and Montenegro in 2003–2006 and Serbia in 2006–2010, gold medalist of the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, bronze medalist of the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, also participant of the Olympic Games, multimedalist of the World Championships, European Championships and World League, a double Italian Champion, Russian Champion (2014), head coach of Serbia men's national volleyball team and Calzedonia Verona. He was named European Player of the Year in 2007 and inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Andrija Gerić volleyball player

Andrija Gerić is a retired Serbian volleyball player who played on middle blocker position. Both in the club and in the national team he wore number 12.

Style of play

Miljković is regularly on the top of the best spikers list in the tournaments and has a great jump serve. He is very well built and extremely strong opposite hitter who has variety of different shots; he can swing the ball away with a power or using his good technique. For an extremely big player Miljković moves surprisingly well. He has a good footwork and is quick from his feet; therefore he is able to generate good speed for his approach from any distance to the ball.

Sporting achievements

Clubs

CEV Champions League

The CEV Champions League was the highest level of European club volleyball in the 2001–02 season, was the 43rd edition and was held in Opole, Poland.

Volley Lube Italian Volleyball Team

Associazione Sportiva Volley Lube is a professional volleyball team based in Civitanova Marche, Italy. Since 1995 the club has been playing in the Serie A of the Italian Volleyball League. It won the Italian Championship four times, the Italian Cup five times, and the Italian SuperCup three-times.

The 2015–16 CEV Champions League was the highest level of European club volleyball in the season and the 57th edition.

CEV Challenge Cup

CEV Cup

National League

  • Champions Italia – 2005–2006
  • Champions Greece – 2008–2009, 2009–2010
  • Champions Turkey – 2010–2011, 2011–2012, 2016–2017

Individually

Record

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References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nikola Grbić
Serbia captain
2011
Succeeded by
Bojan Janić
Awards
Preceded by
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Giani
Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Gruszka
Most Valuable Player of
European Championship

2001
2011
Succeeded by
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Sartoretti
Flag of Russia.svg Dmitriy Muserskiy