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Alexander Gomelsky (Russia)
Born on January Wednesday, 1928, in in Krondstadt, Russia.
Nationality:
Russia

Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Spartak Leningrad: 1948-1953
  • SKA Riga: 1953-1966xt
  • CSKA Moscow: 1966-1988
  • USSR National Team: 1962-1970 and 1976-1988
  • Tenerife: 1988-1989
  • Limoges CSP: 1990-1991

Club Highlights

  • 4 times Champion of the European Cup for Men's Champion Clubs (current Euroleague): 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1971
  • 15 times Champion of the USSR League

National Team

  • Participated in 4 Olympic Games (Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968, Moscow 1980 and Seoul 1988) and 5 World Championships (Rio de Janeiro 1963, Montevideo 1967, Ljubljana 1970, Manila 1978 and Colombia 1982) as head coach of the USSR National Team
  • Olympic Gold medalist in Seoul 1988
  • Olympic Silver medalist in Tokyo 1964
  • 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist: Mexico 1968 and Moscow 1980
  • 2 times World Champion: Montevideo 1967 and Colombia 1982
  • Silver medalist in the 1978 Manila World Championship
  • 2 times Bronze medalist in World Championships: Rio de Janeiro 1963 and Ljubljana 1970
  • 6 times European Champion: Wroclaw 1963, Germany 1965, Helsinki 1967, Italy 1969, Italy 1979 and Czechoslovakia 1981
  • 2 times Silver medalist in European Championships: Belgium 1977 and Athens 1987

Individual Highlights

  • Gomelsky is known as the ‘Godfather of Russian Basketball”
  • He was the President of the Russian Basketball Federation in 1991-1992
  • He was the Head of the Russian Delegation in the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games
  • President of CSKA Moscow: 1997-2005
  • IOC’s Order of Merit: 1998
  • Upon his death in 2005, CSKA Moscow named him Honorary President