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Dražen Dalipagic (Serbia)
Born on November Tuesday, 1951, in in Mostar,Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Height:
197cm (6'5")
Position:
Forward
Nationality:
Serbia

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Wednesday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Partizan Belgrade: 1971-1978 and 1979-1980 (military service: 1978-1979)
  • Venezia: 1980-1981
  • Partizan Belgrade: 1981-1982
  • Real Madrid: 1982-1983
  • Udine: 1983-1985
  • Venezia: 1985-1988
  • Verona: 1988-1989
  • Red Star Belgrade: 1990-1991
  • As a coach: Gorizia (1992-1996),MZT Skopje (1997-1998) and Astra Banka Belgrade (2000-2001)
  • As a manager: Sports Manager of Red Star Belgrade (1998-1999),Team Manager of BC Atlas Belgrade (2003-2006) and Member of the Expert Council of the Serbian Basketball Federation (present)

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1978 Korac Cup
  • Champion of the 1976 Yugoslavian League

National Team

  • 243 appearances with the Yugoslavian National Team between 1973 and 1986
  • Olympic Gold medalist in Moscow 1980
  • World Champion in Manila 1978
  • Olympic Silver medalist in Montreal 1976
  • Silver medalist in the 1974 World Championship in Puerto Rico
  • Olympic Bronze medalist in Los Angeles 1984
  • 2 times Bronze medalist in World Championships: Colombia 1982 and Spain 1986
  • 3 times European Champion: Barcelona 1973,Belgrade 1975 and Liege 1977
  • Silver medalist in the 1981 European Championship in Prague
  • Bronze medalist in the 1979 European Championship in Turin

Individual Highlights

  • MVP and Top Scorer of the 1978 World Championship in Manila
  • European Player of the Year in 1977,1978 and 1980
  • Best Sportsman of the Year 1978 in the former Yugoslavia
  • 3 times Best Sportsman of Belgrade: 1976,1977 and 1978
  • Almost perennial top scorer of all leagues and championships in which he took part,Dalipagic averaged over 30 points a game during most of his entire career (in 1981-1982 he averaged 43 points per game for Partizan Belgrade)