Dušan Radojčić (basketball)

Dušan Radojčić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Радојчић; 1931 – 5 May 1999[1]), was a Serbian basketball player and coach. He represented the Yugoslavia national basketball team internationally.

Dušan Radojčić
Personal information
Born1931 (1931)
Yugoslavia
Died5 May 1999(1999-05-05) (aged 67–68)
Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
PositionGuard
Number13
Career history
As player:
1949–1951Proleter Zrenjanin
1952Partizan
1953–?Proleter Zrenjanin
As coach:
0000Kombinat Zrenjanin
0000Mašinac Zrenjanin
0000Plastika
Career highlights and awards
As player

Playing careerEdit

Radojčić spent most of his playing career with Proleter Zrenjanin of the Yugoslav Basketball League.[2] He played the 1952 season for a Belgrade-based team Partizan.

During his second stint with Proleter he won the National Championships in the 1956 season.[3] Radojčić was a part of the group of players known as the Proleter's Five, which included himself, Milutin Minja, Ljubomir Katić, Lajos Engler, and Vilmos Lóczi.[4][5]

National team careerEdit

Radojčić was a member of the Yugoslavia national team that participated at the 1950 FIBA World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He played one game at the tournament and scored 2 points.[6]

Coaching careerEdit

Radojčić coached Zrenjanin-based teams Kombinat and Mašinac, as well as Žitište-based team Plastika.[1][7]

Career achievements and awardsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Radojčić briefly played handball for the Proleter handball team in 1949.[9] His son Dragan played basketball.[1]

In popular cultureEdit

  • The 2016 Serbian documentary Šampioni iz pedeset i šeste (transl. The 1956 Champions) portrays Radojčić and the achievements of the Proleter basketball team in the mid 1950s and how they won the Yugoslav Championship in 1956.[10][11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "25 GODINA KOSARKE U ZITISTU" (PDF). kksvetidjordje.com. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  2. ^ "OD A(rgentine) DO Š(panije): (Ne) živi se od stare slave". mvp.rs. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Košarkaška prvenstva Jugoslavije (1945-91) – treći deo". strategija.org. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "DISKRETNI ŠARM ŠAMPIONA I VIRTUOZA POD OBRUČIMA". sportinfo.rs. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Košarkaško prisećanje: Proleter Zrenjanin 1956". utakmica.rs. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. ^ "1950 Yugoslavia 6 - Dusan Radojcic". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ "KK Sveti Đorđe - Istorijat". kksvetidjordje.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Zrenjanin u znaku košarke". kss.rs. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Istorija RK Proleter". rkproleter.com. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Šampioni iz pedeset i šeste". kss.rs. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Film Šampioni iz pedeset šeste prikazan u Ljubljani". zrenjanin.org.rs. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  12. ^ "ŠAMPIONI IZ PEDESET I ŠESTE". on YouTube. Retrieved 13 January 2019.