Montenegro women's national volleyball team

The Montenegro women's national volleyball team is the national team of Montenegro. It is governed by the Volleyball Federation of Montenegro and takes part in international volleyball competitions.

Montenegro
AssociationVolleyball Federation of Montenegro
ConfederationCEV
Head coach Nikola Masoničić
FIVB ranking66 (as of September, 2019)
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History

Period 2006-2016

Soon after the Montenegrin independence referendum, Volleyball Federation of Montenegro founded national teams. Women's team started to play in 2008, with the first match against Albania (3:0, friendly game).
Same year, Montenegro played its first games in official competitions - against Georgia in 2009 European Volleyball Championship qualifiers.
During the time, Montenegro played in qualifiers for European championship 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. National team participated in qualifiers for 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship, too.
In the period from 2006 to 2016, Montenegro didn't qualified for a European Championship or World Championship, but had significant results in 2013 and 2014 qualifiers.
At 2015, Montenegro participated at Games of the Small States of Europe, an event for states with less than million inhabitants. Montenegrin team won the gold medal, with four wins and sets score 12-0.

Period 2016-

On spring 2016, Montenegro women's team for the first time played in 2016 Women's European Volleyball League.
At the same time, the team started to play in qualifiers for European Championship 2017. Montenegro made score 2-1 in the first stage of qualifiers and participated on the final stage, but at the end, with the score 2-4, didn't succeed to qualify for their first big tournament.
In spring 2016, Montenegrin women's team played for the first time in European Volleyball League, finishing with score 2-4. Same score they made in European Volleyball League 2017.

Competitive record

Until now, Montenegro never played on any major tournament. They participated in the qualifiers for European Championship (4 times) and World Championship (1 time). Montenegro played in European League, too (1 time). Biggest success of the team was gold medal at the 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe.

World Championship

Montenegro women's national volleyball team participated in the qualifiers for one World Championship (2014), but never played at main competition.

World Championship Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W L Pld W L
2014Did not qualify826
2018514
Total00013310

As of June 05, 2017

European Championship

Montenegro women's national volleyball team played six times in the qualifiers for one World Championship (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019), but never played at main competition.

European Championship Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W L Pld W L
2009Did not qualify826
2011606
2013606
2015945
2017945
2019624
Total000441232

As of January 09, 2019

Senior team roster

In September 2016, a list of Montenegrin national team for European Championship qualifiers is revealed. [1][2] On the list were next players:

Name Birth Position Team
Evgenija Milivojević 1993 Setter Galeb Bar
Tamara Roganović 1994 Setter TENT Obrenovac
Tatjana Bokan 1988 Outside-spiker PGN Popsivo
Jelena Cvijović 1992 Outside-spiker Penicilina Iași
Dragana Peruničić 1992 Outside-spiker Amiens LMVB
Danijela Džaković 1994 Outside-spiker Jedinstvo Užice
Ksenija Ivanović 1986 Outside-spiker Telekom Baku
Nikoleta Perović 1994 Opposite Targu Mures
Katarina Budrak 1998 Opposite Morača Podgorica
Marija Milović 1989 Middle-blocker Stella Calais
Ana Otašević 1987 Middle-blocker Developres Rzeszów
Marija Sandić 1983 Middle-blocker Amiens LMVB
Melisa Cenović 1998 Libero Luka Bar

Head coaches

From 2007, national team of Montenegro was led by four different head coaches.

Period Coach Score
2007-2011 Nejat Sancak
14
2-12
9:36
2011-2014 Vladimir Racković
14
2-12
11:28
2014-2016 Vladimir Milačić
22
12-10
40:36
2016-2018 Dragan Nešić
21
7-14
26:46
2018- Nikola Masoničić
7
5-2
15:8

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Official matches

Montenengro played its first official match at May 2008. There is a list of official matches of the Montenegro women's national volleyball team.

Opponents

Below is the list of performances of Montenegro women's national volleyball team against every single opponent.

Opponents' country G W L S
 Azerbaijan
2
0
2
0-6
 Belgium
2
0
2
0-6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
3
2
1
8-6
 Bulgaria
3
0
3
1-9
 Croatia
3
0
3
2-9
 Czech Republic
2
0
2
0-6
 Cyprus
1
1
0
3-2
 Estonia
1
1
0
3-0
 France
6
1
5
7-17
 Georgia
4
4
0
12-0
 Greece
5
0
5
3-15
 Hungary
1
0
1
0-3
 Iceland
2
2
0
6-0
 Israel
3
0
3
1-9
 Kosovo
1
1
0
3-0
 Lithuania
2
2
0
6-1
 Latvia
1
0
1
2-3
 Liechtenstein
2
2
0
6-0
 Luxembourg
2
2
0
6-0
 Macedonia
1
1
0
3-0
 Romania
3
1
2
3-7
 San Marino
2
2
0
6-0
 Norway
3
3
0
9-1
 Slovenia
4
0
4
0-12
 Spain
6
2
4
6-13
  Switzerland
6
1
5
5-16
 Turkey
3
0
3
0-9
 Ukraine
4
0
4
0-12
OVERALL
78
28
50
101-163

Last update: September 22, 2019.

See also

References

  1. "Racković objavio spisak odbojkašica". RTCG - Radio Televizija Crne Gore (in Bosnian).
  2. "Racković skratio spisak za kvalifikacije, bez Tanje Bokan i Ksenije Ivanović". vijesti.me (in Bosnian). 2013-05-05.
  3. "Boškan novi selektor odbojkaša, Milačić odbojkašica". Odbojkaški Savez Crne Gore (in Bosnian).
  4. "Dragan Nešić selektor odbojkašica". RTCG - Radio Televizija Crne Gore (in Bosnian). 2016-07-07.
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