Ivan Miljković

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Ivan Miljković
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Personal information
Full name Ivan Miljković
Born (1979-09-13) September 13, 1979 (age 35)
Niš, 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
Current club Fenerbahçe Grundig
Number 14
Career
Years Teams
1997-00
2000-07
2007-08
2008-10
2010-present
OK Partizan
Banca Marche Macerata
M. Roma Volley
Olympiacos SC
Fenerbahçe Istanbul
National team
1998-2012 Serbia

Ivan Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Миљковић, pronounced [ǐv̞an mǐːʎkɔv̞it͡͡ɕ]; born September 13, 1979 in Niš) is a Serbian volleyball player,[1] whose first club was Student Niš. Starting his professional career in Partizan Belgrade in 1997, Miljković plays for Fenerbahçe Grundig[2] in Turkey. He signed two year contract on 30 June 2010.

Both in the club and in the national team he wears a jersey with number 14.

Club career[edit]

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[3] 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).

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.[4] With Fenerbahçe he won 2011 and 2012 Turkish volleyball league, 2012 Turkish Cup, 2011 and 2012 Turkish Super Cup and 2014 European Challenge Cup.

International career[edit]

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.[5] 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.

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

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

2001
2011
Succeeded by
Italy Andrea Sartoretti
Russia Dmitriy Muserskiy