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Goran Rakočević (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Ракочевић; born March 1, 1951), is a former Serbian professional basketball player. He is a father of Igor Rakočević, a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player.

Goran Rakočević
Personal information
Born (1951-03-01) 1 March 1951 (age 68)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Career information
NBA draft1973 / Undrafted
Playing career1969–1979
PositionPoint guard
Number4
Career history
1969–1979Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

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Playing careerEdit

Rakočević spent entire playing career in Crvena zvezda[1] of the Yugoslav Basketball League, where he played during 1970s. His teammates were Zoran Slavnić, Dragan Kapičić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragiša Vučinić and Vladimir Cvetković among others. With them he won the National Championships, three National Cups and the 1974 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (nowadays Saporta Cup).[1][2]

National team careerEdit

Rakočević was a member of the Yugoslavian national team that won the gold medal at the 1975 Mediterranean Games in Algeria. During his career he played 17 games for the national team.[1]

Career achievementsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

He married Vesna Strahinjić and they have a son and a daughter. His son Igor[3] (born 1978) is a former professional basketball player who started his career in Crvena zvezda, also. Igor is a two-time All-Euroleague Team member and three-time Alphonso Ford Trophy winner and won 2002 FIBA World Championship and 2001 EuroBasket representing FR Yugoslavia national team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Na današnji dan: Rođen Goran Rakočević
  2. ^ "Zvezdine legende: Kako smo osvojili prvi evropski trofej". novosti.rs. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ Očevi i sinovi: ko je bolji?