Serbia – European Volleyball champion

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Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2019

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Serbian volleyball national teams managed to repeat their success achieved in 2011 again in 2019 and win gold medals on the XXXI EC, played in Ankara and Paris. Serbian women volleyball seniors and men volleyball seniors have won their third European champion’s titles this year. Women senior volleyball players also won their titles in 2011 and 2017, whereas men senior volleyball players won their titles in 2001 and 2011. Before Serbia, double European champions were only the Soviet Union (USSR) and Czechoslovakia (CSFR), with Russia being the only country to have achieved the same success as Serbia.

Serbian women’s volleyball national team is the double European champion in two consecutive championships. In Ankara 2019 Serbia repeated its success from Baku 2017 and won its third European champion title. Serbia is also the current champion of the WC 2018 played in Yokohama and the current Olympic runner-up from the OG 2016 played in Rio de Janeiro.

Serbian national team players who played in Ankara: Bjanka Buša, Katarina Lazović, Mina Popović, Slađana Mirković, Brankica Mihajlović, Maja Ognjenović, Stefana Veljković, Teodora Pušić, Ana Bjelica, Maja Aleksić, Silvija Popović, Tijana Bošković, Bojana Milenković and Jelena Blagojević. Staff members were Zoran Terzić, Branko Kovačević, Marko Gršić, Bojan Perović, Siniša Mladenović, Vladimir Banković, dr Dejan Aleksandrić and Dimitrije Pušić.

Tijana Bošković, Serbian opposite hitter, was awarded as the best player (MVP) and the best opposite hitter of the Championship, Maja Ognjenović, the captain and the setter of the Serbian team, was the best setter, and Brankica Mihajlović, Serbian receiver, was the best receiver of the EC 2019.

Tijana Bošković, Serbian opposite hitter, was awarded as the best European woman volleyball player in 2019 according to the selection of the CEV (European Volleyball Confederation). This is the third consecutive best player award for Ms. Bošković in Europe.

Serbian volleyball national teams managed to repeat their success achieved in 2011 again in 2019 and win gold medals on the XXXI EC, played in Ankara and Paris. Serbian women volleyball seniors and men volleyball seniors have won their third European champion’s titles this year. Women senior volleyball players also won their titles in 2011 and 2017, whereas men senior volleyball players won their titles in 2001 and 2011. Before Serbia, double European champions were only the Soviet Union (USSR) and Czechoslovakia (CSFR), with Russia being the only country to have achieved the same success as Serbia.

Serbian men’s volleyball national team won the gold medal on the XXXI EC 2019 in Paris, thus becoming the triple European champion. Serbia also won titles in 2001 in Ostrava and in 2011 in Vienna.

Serbian national team in Paris: Aleksandar Okolić, Uroš Kovačević, Nemanja Petrić, Lazar Ćirović, Nikola Peković, Petar Krsmanović, Marko Ivović, Nikola Jovović, Aleksandar Atanasijević, Dražen Luburić, Neven Majstorović, Marko Podraščanin, Srećko Lisinac and Vuk Todorović. Staff members were Slobodan Kovač, Ljubiša Ristić, Igor Žakić, Dr Ljuban Martinović, Dejan Vuković, Ivan Popović, Radovan Vemić, Mirko Radisavljević, Radivoje Radaković, Zdravko Aničić and Slobodan Boškan.

Uroš Kovačević, Serbian receiver, was awarded as the best player (MVP) and the best receiver of the European Championship, Aleksandar Atanasijević, Serbian opposite hitter, was the best opposite hitter, and Srećko Lisinac, Serbian blocker, was the best blocker of the EP 2019. Uroš Kovačević, Serbian receiver, was awarded as the best European player in 2019 according to the selection of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV), whereas Slobodan Kovač, the first coach of the Serbian men’s volleyball seniors, was awarded as the best coach in Europe in 2019.

Expert collaboration: Volleyball Federation of Serbia.

Graphic realisation of the issue: MA Jakša Vlahović, Academic Graphic Artist.

 

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