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Arvydas Sabonis (Lithuania)
Born on December Saturday, 1964, in in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Height:
221cm (7'3")
Position:
Center
Nationality:
Lithuania

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Sunday, 2010.

Clubs

  • Zalgiris Kaunas: 1981-1989
  • CB Valladolid: 1989-1992
  • Real Madrid: 1992-1995
  • Portland Trail Blazers: 1995-2001 and 2002-2003
  • Zalgiris Kaunas: 2003-2005

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1995 Euroleague
  • Champion of the 1986 Intercontinental Cup
  • 3 times Champion of the Soviet Union League: 1985,1986 and 1987
  • 2 times Champion of the Spanish ACB League: 1993 and 1994
  • Champion of the 1993 Spanish Cup
  • 2 times Champion of the Lithuanian League: 2004 and 2005

National Team

  • Olympic Gold medalist in Seoul 1988 (with the USSR)
  • World Champion in Colombia 1982 (with the USSR)
  • Silver medalist in the 1986 World Championship in Spain (with the USSR)
  • 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist: Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 (both with Lithuania)
  • European Champion in Germany 1985 (with the USSR)
  • Silver medalist in the 1995 European Championship in Athens (with Lithuania)
  • 2 times Bronze medalist in European Championships: Nantes 1983 and Zagreb 1989 (with the USSR)
  • Silver medalist in the 1983 World Championship for Junior Men in Spain (with the USSR)

Individual Highlights

  • 6 times European Player of the Year: 1984,1985,1988,1995,1997 and 1999
  • 2 times MVP of the Spanish ACB League Regular Season: 1994 and 1995
  • 2 times MVP of the Spanish ACB League Final: 1993 and 1994
  • MVP of the 1995 Euroleague Final Four in Zaragoza
  • NBA All-Rookie Team in 1995-1996
  • MVP of the 2003-2004 Euroleague Regular Season
  • MVP of the 2003-2004 Euroleague Top 16
  • President of Zalgiris Kaunas
  • Elected in 2008 as one of the 50 Greatest Contributors in the History of European Club Basketball