Ivan Miljković

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

Ivan Miljković
Ivan Miljkovic (Legavolley 2015).jpg
Miljković in 2015.
Personal information
Full nameIvan Miljković
NationalitySerbian
Born (1979-09-13) 13 September 1979 (age 42)
Niš, Serbia, Yugoslavia
HometownNis (Serbia)
Height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Spike354 cm (139 in)
Block333 cm (131 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOpposite
Current clubretired
Number14
Career
YearsTeams
1996–2000
2000–2007
2007–2008
2008–2010
2009
2010
2010–2015
2011
2015–2016
2016–2017
OK Partizan
Lube Banca Macerata
M. Roma Volley
Olympiacos Piraeus
Al Rayyan
Al Rayyan
Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Al Arabi
Cucine Lube Civitanova
Halkbank Ankara
National team
1998–2003
2003–2006
2006–2012
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia Serbia
Last updated: 29 December 2017

CareerEdit

ClubsEdit

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).

 
Miljkovic with Serbia national team

On 18 July 2007 he signed a contract with the M. Roma Volley. The following year, on 5 July 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 30 June 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]

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

National teamEdit

He played in the national team of FR Yugoslavia for the first time a year later (on 4 October 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. The only player to win MVP of the FIVB World League 3 times in a row (2002, 2003, 2004) and only player to win 4 MVP awards during the FIVB World League (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006).[7]

Style of playEdit

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 achievementsEdit

ClubsEdit

CEV Champions LeagueEdit

CEV Challenge CupEdit

CEV CupEdit

National LeagueEdit

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

IndividuallyEdit

RecordEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Milosavljevic, Zoran (February 14, 2008). "Love of volleyball keeps Ivan Miljkovic going". Reuters. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Ivan Milijkovic signed a two-year contract
  3. ^ Ivan Miljkovic Fenerbahçe’de – fenerbahce.org – October 30, 2010
  4. ^ Big Singing Of Halkbank – Ivan Mijković!
  5. ^ Legendarny siatkarz Ivan Miljković zakończył karierę. Opuścił parkiet jako mistrz, ze łzami w oczach - wp.pl - 04-05-2017
  6. ^ "Serbia and Montenegro Volleyball at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 8, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  7. ^ Geni about – Ivan Miljković
  8. ^ "Η χρυσή βίβλος της Volleyleague". volleyleague. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  9. ^ volleyball-movies.net Best volleyball players in the history
  10. ^ The World’s Best Scorers In The Rally Scoring Era
  11. ^ The World’s Best Scorers In The Rally Scoring Era
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nikola Grbić
Serbia captain
2011
Succeeded by
Bojan Janić
Awards
Preceded by
  Andrea Giani
  Piotr Gruszka
Most Valuable Player of
European Championship

2001
2011
Succeeded by
  Andrea Sartoretti
  Dmitriy Muserskiy