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Miljković with Serbia during World League in July 2009.
|Full name||Ivan Miljković|
|Born|| (1979-09-13) September 13, 1979
Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|Spike||354 cm (139 in)|
|Block||333 cm (131 in)|
|Last updated: 29 December 2017|
Ivan Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Миљковић pronounced [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.
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 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. 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. Miljković in 2015 sing in Italian club Cucine Lube Civitanova. Miljković in 2016 back to Turkey League.
He ended up his career after achieving gold medal of Turkish Championship in May 2017 with Halkbank Ankara 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. 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).
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.
- Champions Italia – 2005–2006
- Champions Greece – 2008–2009, 2009–2010
- Champions Turkey – 2010–2011, 2011–2012, 2016–2017
- Champions Qatar – 2009, 2010, 2012
- 2001 World League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2001 World League "Best Scorer"
- 2001 European Championship "Most Valuable Player"
- 2001 European Championship "Best Scorer"
- 2001 World Grand Champions Cup "Most Valuable Player"
- 2001 World Grand Champions Cup "Best Scorer"
- 2002 Serie A1 League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2002 World League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2002 World League "Best Scorer"
- 2003 World League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2003 World League "Best Scorer"
- 2005 World League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2005 World League "Best Scorer"
- 2005 World League "Best Server"
- 2005 European Championship "Best Server"
- 2005–06 Top Teams Cup "Most Valuable Player"
- 2005–06 Top Teams Cup "Best Scorer"
- 2005–06 Top Teams Cup "Best Blocker"
- 2006 Serie A1 League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2007 European Championship "Best Scorer"
- 2007–08 CEV Cup "Best Spiker"
- 2008 World League "Best Scorer"
- 2009 World League "Best Scorer"
- 2010 Greek Volley League "Most Valyable Player
- 2009–10 CEV Champions League "Best Scorer"
- 2011 European Championship "Most Valuable Player"
- 2011 Sportsperson of the Year of Niš
- Best Volleyball Player in the History by volleyball-movies.net
- Serbia's sport Association "May Award"
- 2013–2014 Challenge Cup "Most Valuable Player"
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- Ivan Milijkovic signed a two-year contract
- Ivan Miljkovic Fenerbahçe’de – fenerbahce.org – October 30, 2010
- Big Singing Of Halkbank – Ivan Mijković!
- Legendarny siatkarz Ivan Miljković zakończył karierę. Opuścił parkiet jako mistrz, ze łzami w oczach - wp.pl - 04-05-2017
- "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.
- Geni about – Ivan Miljković
- "Η χρυσή βίβλος της Volleyleague". volleyleague. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
- volleyball-movies.net Best volleyball players in the history
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