Ladislav Demšar

Ladislav Demšar (Serbian Cyrillic: Ладислав Демшар; March 3, 1928 – May 15, 1992) was a Yugoslav basketball player and coach. He represented the Yugoslavia national basketball team internationally.

Ladislav Demšar
Personal information
Born(1929-01-25)25 January 1929
Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died15 May 1992(1992-05-15) (aged 63)
Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia
Listed height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Career information
NBA draft1951 / Undrafted
Playing career1946–1960
Coaching career1961–1986
Career history
As player:
1948–1960Crvena zvezda
As coach:
1961–1964Vojvodina Men
1964–1972Vojvodina Women
Yugoslavia Women
1972–1973Geas Basket
1980–1984Vojvodina Women
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Women's basketball
Head Coach for  Yugoslavia
EuroBasket Women
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Rotterdam Team

Playing careerEdit

Demšar played for Egység from Novi Sad and Crvena zvezda from Belgrade. He missed entire 1953 season.

In July 1950, he was a member of the Zvezda squad that won an international cup tournament in Milan, Italy.[1]

National team careerEdit

As a player for the Yugoslavia national basketball team Demšar participated in 1950 World Championship[2] and three European Championships, 1947 in Prague, 1953 in Moscow and 1955 in Budapest.[3] He played 79 games for national team. During EuroBasket 1947, on 13 May 1947 he score 42 points on 90–13 win against Albania national team and set national team scoring record.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

Demšar coached Vojvodina women's team from Novi Sad. Also, he coached Yugoslavia women's national team and won bronze medal at 1970 European Women's Championship in Rotterdam.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Demšar's wife was Marija Veger (born 1947), a former basketball player who played for Vojvodina and the Yugoslavia national team

Career achievements and awardsEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Daba: Kad je Zvezda osvajala Milano…". September 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ Ladislav Demšar at 1950 World Championship for Men
  3. ^ Ladislav Demšar FIBA Profile
  4. ^ EuroBasket 1947, Yugoslavia–Albania Boxscore
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2017-06-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^

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