Andrija Žižić (born January 14, 1980) is a Croatian former professional basketball player. At a height of 2.07 m (6 ft 9 ½ in) tall, he played at the power forward and center positions. He is currently the sporting director for Cibona of the ABA League and the Croatian League.
Andrija Žižić with Panathinaikos in 2008
|Born||January 14, 1980|
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Listed weight||120 kg (265 lb)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2008–2009||Galatasaray Cafe Crown|
|2014||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2014–2015||Credito di Romagna Forli|
|Career highlights and awards|
In his career, some of the teams that Žižić played with were: Omiš, Solin, Split, Cibona Zagreb, FC Barcelona, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos. He won two Croatian League championships (2003, 2004), and in the 2002–03 season, he was the top rebounder in the Adriatic League (8.2 rebounds per game). He won the Greek League championship and the Greek Cup in the 2007–08 season.
On July 17, 2008, Žižić signed a two-year contract with the Turkish team Galatasaray Cafe Crown. On January 15, 2009, he left Galatasaray, and signed with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza, for the rest of the season. On June 24, 2010, he signed with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in France. On February 28, 2011, he left ASVEL, and signed with Cedevita Zagreb, for the rest of the season.
In the summer of 2011, he returned to Cibona Zagreb. On December 12, 2013, he parted ways with Cibona. On January 3, 2014, he signed with Astana. On February 12, 2014, he left Astana, and signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv for the rest of the season. With Maccabi, the third club he joined in the 2013–14 season, he became a EuroLeague champion, playing in the role of the team's third string center.
In September 2014, he joined the Italian second division side Credito di Romagna Forli. On January 6, 2015, he left Forli, and signed with Pallacanestro Piacentina of the Italian third division. On March 5, 2015, he parted ways with Piacentina.
Croatian national teamEdit
Žižić was a member of the senior Croatian national basketball team. He also won a silver medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and a bronze medal at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, while playing with the Croatian national junior teams.
Shortly after the 2015–16 season ended, Žižić announced his retirement from playing professional basketball, and he became the sporting director for Cibona Zagreb.
He is the older brother of professional basketball player Ante Žižić.
- Galatasaray Cafe Crown lands Andrija Zizic.
- Zizic Galatasaray Cafe Crown'da (Zizic for Gala).
- Zizic signs for CAI Zaragoza
- Asvel Basket adds big man Andrija Zizic
- Andrija Zizic moves to KK Cedevita
- Andrija Zizic moves to KK Cibona Zagreb
- Andrija Zizic officially leaves Cibona Zagreb
- Andrija Zizic signs with BC Astana
- "Andrija Zizic Signs with Maccabi". maccabi.co.il. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
- Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv is the new king of Europe!
- "Andrija Zizic (ex Maccabi T-A) agreed terms with Forli". eurobasket.com. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Andrija Zizic moves to Bakery Piacenza
- Zizic leaves Piacentina
- Andrija Zizic agreed to terms with Cibona Zagreb