Polina Tzekova

Polina Tzekova (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Полина Цекова) (born 30 April 1968 in Pleven) is an international basketball player from Bulgaria, considered to be among the best female basketballers the country has ever produced.[1] She has represented the Bulgaria women's national basketball team, averaging 18,5 points for the side. In 1999, Tzekova signed with the Houston Comets in the Women's National Basketball Association and was part of the roster that won the title at the end of the 1999 WNBA season.[2]

Polina Tzekova
Personal information
Born (1968-04-30) April 30, 1968 (age 52)
Pleven, Bulgaria
NationalityBulgarian / French
Listed height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Career information
WNBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Houston Comets
Playing career1987–2009
Career history
1987–1991Lokomotiv Sofia
1995–2002Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
1999Houston Comets
2003–2005Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
2005–2008Mourenx BC
2008–2009Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

She also competed in the women's tournament at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[3]


  1. ^ "Емма - по стъпките на Полина Цекова в баскетбола". tv7.bg. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Polina Tzekova Playerfile". WNBA. Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Polina Tsekova Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2018.