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Sports play an important role in Serbian society, and the country has a strong sporting history. The most popular sports in Serbia are football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, water polo and handball.
Tennis player Novak Djokovic, who has won 21 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including a record nine Australian Open titles.
Football is the most popular sport in Serbia, and the Football Association of Serbia with 146,845 registered players, is the largest sporting association in the country.
The Serbia national football team lacks relative success although it qualified for three of the last four FIFA World Cups. The two main football clubs in Serbia are Red Star (winner of the 1991 European Cup) and Partizan (a finalist at the 1966 European Cup), both from Belgrade. The rivalry between the two clubs is known as the “Eternal Derby”, and is often cited as one of the most exciting sports rivalries in the world.
Serbia is one of the countries with the largest number of NBA players and with the greatest success in FIBA international competitions.
Serbia is one of the traditional powerhouses of world basketball.
Serbia men’s national water polo team held Olympic Games, World Championship, European Championship, World Cup and World League titles simultaneously in period from 2014 to 2016.
Serbia is one of the leading volleyball countries in the world. Its men’s national team won the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, the European Championship three times, as well as the 2016 FIVB World League. The women’s national volleyball team are current world Champions, have won European Championship three times (2011, 2017 and 2019), as well as an Olympic silver medal in 2016.
Jasna Šekarić, sport shooter, is one of the athletes with the most appearances at the Olympic Game