Dragan Kapičić

Dragan Kapičić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Капичић; born 7 August 1948) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player and executive.

Dragan Kapičić
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Kapičić with Crvena zvezda in 1971
Personal information
Born (1948-08-07) 7 August 1948 (age 73)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight95 kg (209 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1970 / Undrafted
Playing career1965–1981
PositionSmall forward
Number9, 10
Career history
1965–1977Crvena zvezda
1977–1981Saturn Köln
Career highlights and awards

Club careerEdit

Kapičić played with Crvena zvezda, in his hometown of Belgrade, in the Yugoslav First Federal League, from 1965 to 1977. His teammates were Zoran Slavnić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragiša Vučinić, and Vladimir Cvetković among others. With them, he won two Yugoslav National League championships, three Yugoslav National Cup titles, and one European-wide secondary level FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (later called FIBA Saporta Cup) championship. He is Crvena zvezda's all-time club leader in total points scored.[1]

In the late stage of his club career, he played with Saturn Köln of the German League.[2]

National team careerEdit

Kapičić played in 169 games with the senior Yugoslavian national team. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics.[3] With Yugoslavia, he won gold medals at the 1970 FIBA World Championship, and the 1975 EuroBasket.

Post-playing careerEdit

Kapičić was the President of the Basketball Federation of Serbia, from April 2007 to April 2011.

Personal lifeEdit

Kapičić is the son of Jovo Kapičić (1919‒2013), who was a Yugoslav People's Army General and recipient of the Order of the People's Hero.[4] He married Slobodanka "Beba" Žugić,[5] a Montenegrin actress. The couple have two sons.

His son Stefan (born 1978), is an actor that is best known for playing his role of Colossus in Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). In the 2015 Serbian sports drama We Will Be the World Champions, Kapičić is portrayed by his son Stefan.[6]

Career achievementsEdit

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Sporting positions
Preceded by President of the Basketball Federation of Serbia
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by