Last Updated: 26/05/10 10:21am
Star midfielder Stankovic is the longest-serving member of the Serbia squad.
Stankovic has been involved in international football since 1998 when he played for Yugoslavia and he was awarded the honour of becoming the first captain of Serbia following the break-up of Serbia & Montenegro.
The experienced campaigner played for Serbia & Montenegro at the 2006 World Cup and he was instrumental in Serbia qualifying for this summer's finals, starting eight of his country's 10 qualifiers.
Stankovic has won over 85 caps for his country and he is one of the most respected members of the current squad.
The 31-year-old started his glittering career at Red Star Belgrade before moving to Italy with Lazio in 1998.
In six years in the Eternal City he won every domestic honour before he made the switch to Inter Milan in 2004.
Stankovic has established himself as a big fans' favourite at Inter, helping them win four consecutive Serie A titles.
The classy midfielder will be Serbia's creative force in South Africa and he boasts a knack for scoring spectacular goals with his prowess for long-range shooting.
Stankovic is an inspirational performer and his hard-working attitude sets the tone for Serbia's style of play.