Rajko Žižić (January 22, 1955 – August 7, 2003) was a Yugoslavian professional basketball player. The 6'11", 243 pounder[1] represented Yugoslavia at the 1976 Summer Olympics, the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning silver, gold and bronze respectively. He died on August 7, 2003 from a heart attack.[2]

Rajko Žižić
Personal information
Born(1955-01-22)January 22, 1955
Miloševići, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
DiedAugust 7, 2003(2003-08-07) (aged 48)
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
NationalityYugoslav
Listed height2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Career information
NBA draft1977 / Undrafted
Playing career1970–1991
PositionCenter
Career history
1970–1971Sutjeska
1971–1981OKK Beograd
1981–1984Crvena zvezda
1984–1986CAUFA Reims
1986–1987Crvena zvezda
1987Basket Rimini Crabs
1989–1990Poštar Beograd
1990–1991OKK Beograd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports Reference
  2. ^ "Preminuo bivši košarkaški reprezentativac Jugoslavije Rajko Žižić" [Former Yugoslavia National Basketball Player Rajko Žižić Passes Away]. Index.hr (in Croatian). Online (based in Zagreb). 7 August 2003. Retrieved 27 September 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Rajko Žižić (Rajko Zizic) biography on the Žižić family website: Family Zizic (in Serbian)