Ivo Daneu (born October 6, 1937) is a retired Slovenian professional basketball player and coach. During his playing career, at a height of 1.91 m (6'3") tall, he played at the point guard and shooting guard positions. He represented the Yugoslavia national basketball team internationally.

Ivo Daneu
Ivo Daneu 1968.jpg
Daneu in 1967.
Personal information
Born (1937-10-06) October 6, 1937 (age 82)
Maribor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career1956–1970
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number10, 13
Coaching career1970–1976
Career history
As player:
1956–1970AŠK Olimpija
As coach:
1970–1971AŠK Olimpija
1976Rudar Trbovlje
Career highlights and awards
As a player:
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

He was voted the Best Sportsperson of the Year in Yugoslavia, in 1967, and the Slovenian Sportsperson of the Year, in 1969. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2007. He was inducted into the Slovenian Athletes Hall of Fame, in 2012.

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

During his club career, Daneu played with Branik Maribor (1949–1956) at the junior levels, and with AŠK Olimpija (1956–1970), at the senior men's level. With AŠK Olimpija, he won the Yugoslav First Federal League championship six times, in the years 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966, and 1970. He was a FIBA European Selection in 1967. After his playing career, his number 13 jersey was retired by Olimpija.[1][2]

National team careerEdit

Daneu played in 209 games with the senior Yugoslavian national team, from 1956 to 1970. With Yugoslavia's senior team, he won the following medals: the gold medal at the 1970 FIBA World Championship, the silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games, silver medals at the 1963 FIBA World Championship and the 1967 FIBA World Championship (where he was also voted the tournament's MVP), silver medals at the 1961 EuroBasket, 1965 EuroBasket, and 1969 EuroBasket, and a bronze medal at the 1963 EuroBasket.

Coaching careerEdit

Daneu was the head coach of AŠK Olimpija (1970–71), and Rudar Trbovlje (1976).


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Preceded by
Vera Nikolić
  The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
Đurđa Bjedov
Preceded by
Miroslav Cerar
Yugoslav Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Miroslav Cerar