The World’s Best Sporting Nation Is Serbia

Yes, Serbia, despite a population of 10 something million is the world’s best sporting nation. We don’t have oil, but we have balls and the best players. Yesterday, World’s No. 1 Novak Đoković won his third Australia open title, beating Spain’s Rafael Nadal 3-2 in a dramatic and exhaustive six hour match in Melbourne. The same day, Serbian national water polo team won European championship in Holland, beating Montenegro 9-8. And again, the same day, the national handball team took the silver in the European Handball Championship final. Tens of thousands of fans (20.000 including me) gave a heroes’ welcome to their national sports heroes in front of Belgrade city hall on Monday evening in sub-zero temperatures. Thank you so much, so proud of you guys…

Karl Haudbourg

About Karl Haudbourg

I'm a Frenchman promoting Serbia in the world since 2008. I see myself as a Serb. Call me crazy. Call me insane. I am a pragmatic patriot. I love my country, Serbia.


  1. The greatest sporting nation is Serbia!

  2. Well… I am living in Beograd and I love Beograd: people, atmosphere and way to live…. after years living in Sydney when I arrived here I started to breath again….. again I felt my beloved latin way to live and again I enjoyed with not boring people who value friendship and make the most of the day, the night….and the life….

    I watched the match Nadal-Djokovic with Serbian and Spanish friends here in Beograd…we really enjoyed it….

    I like your blog lots. I can say to Serbi: congratualtions for all your success in sport….but I am Spanish….and I think that you should check better if Serbia is the world´s best sporting nation…. or the best but after Spain :-) :-)

    Congratulations for your blog which I really like it. Fátima x

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