Željko Topalović

Željko Topalović (Serbian Cyrillic: Жељко Топаловић; born March 3, 1972) is a Serbian former professional basketball player.

Željko Topalović
Personal information
Born (1972-03-03) March 3, 1972 (age 49)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Career information
NBA draft1994 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2001
PositionCenter
Number10, 15
Career history
1989–1991Prvi Partizan
1991–1994Profikolor
1994–1997BFC Beočin
1997–1998Crvena zvezda
1998–1999Budućnost
1999–2000Crvena zvezda
2000–2001Borac Banja Luka
Career highlights and awards

Playing careerEdit

Topalović played for the BFC Beočin in the years when this club was at the top of Yugoslav League and reached the Playoffs Finals in the 1995–96 season. Later he continued his career in the Crvena zvezda and was a member of the great generation that brought the YUBA League title in the 1997–98 season. He also played for the Budućnost and won his second YUBA League title in the 1998–99 season. After that, he returned to the Crvena zvezda. He ended his professional career with the Borac Banja Luka.

National team careerEdit

Topalović was a member of the SFR Yugoslavia national cadet team that won the silver medal at the 1989 European Championship for Cadets in Spain. Over five tournament games, he averaged 3.2 points per game.[1] Also, he represented the SFR Yugoslavia national junior team at the 1991 World Championship for Junior Men in Edmonton, Canada. Over eight tournament games, he averaged 7.4 points per game.[2] Yugoslavia took 4th place.

Post-playing careerEdit

Topalović owns the Zlatarski Zlatnik Hotel in Nova Varoš, located on the slopes of the mountain Zlatar.[3][4]

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