Nikola Jovović joins Rana Verona. the setter comes from the Russian team Dynamo-LO, where he has played for the last two seasons. The Serbian has already played in SuperLega: between 2014 and 2017 he wore the Vero Volley Monza shirt. In the three years spent in Italy, the setter collected 30 victories out of 85 matches, even receiving the MVP award on one occasion.
“When Rana Verona contacted me, I didn’t hesitate for a moment to accept the offer – the first words of the director born in 1992 – I have played three seasons in the SuperLega and I know the level of the championship, which is rightly considered the most competitive in the world. Come back in Italy it represents a great opportunity because I have been able to gain important experiences in recent years that have allowed me to grow further.I immediately understood the ambition of the Verona Volleyball project and I can’t wait to experience the emotions in one of the most engaging arenas of Italy”.
With the Serbian national team, he obtained the bronze medal at the 2013 and 2017 European Championships, then lifting the title in the 2019 edition. He also boasts a silver in the 2015 World League and a gold in the same competition obtained the following year. In addition, he also received individual awards such as the best setter in the 2009 European Under-19 Championship and the Fair Play Award in the 2013 European Championship. At club level, however, Jovovic lifted the German Cup twice, with the of Friedrichshafen, and a Serbian Cup, when he wore the Vojvodina shirt.
Sporting director Gian Andrea Marchesi was satisfied: “We needed an expert setter in this role and the figure of Jovovic perfectly represents the profile we were looking for. Nikola boasts an important career with experience at both club and national level and has the advantage of knowing the Italian championship already. I’m sure your contribution to the Rana Verona project will be invaluable. Welcome!”
Name and surname: Nikola Jovović
Place of birth: Novi Sad (Serbia)
Date of birth: 02/13/1992