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Alexander Mikhaylovich Belostenny (Ukrainian: Олександр Михайлович Білостінний; Russian: Александр Михайлович Белостенный; February 24, 1959 – May 25, 2010) was a Ukrainian professional basketball player. He was a member of the senior Soviet national team, from 1977 to 1992, except for an absence during a single competition, EuroBasket 1987. At a height of 2.14 m (7'0 ​14") tall, and a weight of 118 kg (260 lbs.), he played at the center position.

Alexander Belostenny
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Belostenny, in 1980.
Personal information
Born(1959-02-24)February 24, 1959
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
DiedMay 24, 2010(2010-05-24) (aged 51)
Trier, Germany
Listed height2.14 m (7 ft 0 in)
Listed weight118 kg (260 lb)
Career information
Playing career1975–1994
Career history
1975–1979Budivelnyk Kiev
1979–1980CSKA Moscow
1980–1989Budivelnyk Kiev
1989–1990CAI Zaragoza
1990–1994TBB Trier
Career highlights and awards

Alexander Belostenny died on May 25, 2010, from lung cancer.[1]


Club careerEdit

Belostenny spent most of his club career at Budivelnyk from Kyiv, and was a leading player in its only Soviet Union League title in 1989. Late in his career, he played with the German club HERZOGtel Trier, where he also competed in the FIBA Korać Cup. He was a FIBA European Selection, in 1979.

Soviet Union national teamEdit

As a player of the senior Soviet national team, Belostenny won three gold medals at the FIBA EuroBasket (EuroBasket 1979, EuroBasket 1981, and EuroBasket 1985), one gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, and one bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. In addition, he is one of the top medalists in FIBA World Cup history, having won four medals, one gold (1982) and three silvers (1978, 1986, and 1990).

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit



  1. ^ TBB Trier website Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine (in German)

External linksEdit

  • FIBA Profile
  • FIBA Europe Profile
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Oleksandr Bielostienniy". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  • Spanish League Profile (in Spanish)