Goran Vujević was born in Cetinje, Yugoslavia, 27th February 1973. He started his career in Partizan Belgrade when he was 17 and from the very beginning of his playing there, he seemed to be an extra good server. That’s when he has got his nickname Kvisko.
Kvisko was the mascot of a quiz in which, if Kvisko was used and the answer was correct, the competitor would gain double points. Goran has been given this nickname after many matches he would play as a substitute and then become the key player of the match.
He has played for Partizan for six seasons – from 1990/91. to 1995/96. After that, he’s played for Italian clubs Colmark Brescia and Conad Ferrara for a season each. This season (1998/99.) he plays for Olympiakos Athens where he’s coached by Zoran Gajić.
He started to play for Yugoslav national team at the same time when almost all other current Yugoslav national team players did – in qualifications for Euro championship in Athens 1995. At that championship Yugoslavia won bronze medal. Next year, Yugoslavia won bronze medals at Olympics in Atlanta and at World cup in Japan. At European championship in Athens 1997, the same team beat Italy in semi-finals, but couldn’t do anything against host Holland (and the referees), so the silver was achieved.
Finally, at World championship in Japan 1998, Vujević won silver medal with Yugoslavia and was announced world Best Server. He earned this title because of 33 aces in 12 matches, which is 2,75 aces per match in a bit more than 23 serves per match. This means that in 17 serves he had an average of 2 aces! He also received Best Receiver awards at the end of the 2000 World League.
Vujević’s basic position is reciever, but he often takes part in attacks and, when he’s on position 1 – server, opponents always have trouble to recieve his bomb or lob.
Goran is 192 cm tall. He likes listening to music going to the cinema – his favourite actor is Al Pacino, actress – Jodie Foster.