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Nikola Plećaš (born January 10, 1948) is a former Croatian professional basketball player. At a height of 1.88 m (6'2") tall, and a weight of 86 kg (190 lbs.), he played at the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Nikola Plećaš
Personal information
Born (1948-01-10) January 10, 1948 (age 71)
Bruvno, Gračac, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian / Serbian
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Playing career1967–1978
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
1967–1976Lokomotiva Zagreb
1976–1978Kvarner Rijeka
Career highlights and awards
As player:

He was considered to be one of the greatest European basketball players of the 1960s and 1970s. During his playing career, he was nicknamed Sveti Nikola.[1] Plećaš is an ethnic Serb.[2]

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Club careerEdit

Plećaš began his playing career with the youth teams of Mladost Zagreb. He then played professionally with Lokomotiva Zagreb and Kvarner Rijeka. He was a member FIBA European Selection team, in 1970 and 1972. He won the European-wide 3rd-tier level FIBA Korać Cup championship, in 1972.

Yugoslavian national teamEdit

Plećaš was a member of the senior Yugoslavian national basketball team. With Yugoslavia's senior national team, he won the silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 1970 FIBA World Championship, and the silver medal at the 1974 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nikola Plecas, Saint Nikola.
  2. ^ "Košarkaška legenda: Prešao put od "Svetog Nikole" do "Ubij Srbina!"". Vesti online (in Serbian). 8 January 2008. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  3. ^ Nikola PLECAS (YUG).

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