Ratomir Tvrdić

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Ratomir "Rato" Tvrdić (born 14 September 1943) is a Croatian former professional basketball player.

Ratomir Tvrdić
Personal information
Born (1943-09-14) September 14, 1943 (age 76)
Split, SR Croatia, FNR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
Playing career1960–1977[1]
PositionShooting guard
Number4, 10
Career history
1960–1977Jugoplastika
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Tvrdić played club basketball with the Croatian team KK Split. With Split, he won two national Yugoslav League championships (1971, 1977), three national Yugoslav Cups (1972, 1974, 1977), and two FIBA Korać Cups (1976, 1977). He was also a runner-up of the FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) in the 1971–72 season, and in the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup (FIBA Saporta Cup) in the 1972–73 season.

He won the Small Triple Crown, in the 1976–77 season.

Yugoslav national teamEdit

Tvrdić played with the senior Yugoslav national team at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games.[2] He was also the Yugoslav national team's captain. With Yugoslavia, he won several gold and silver medals, including at the FIBA World Cup and the FIBA EuroBasket.

He won a silver medals at the 1967 FIBA World Championship and the 1974 FIBA World Championship, and a gold medal at the 1970 FIBA World Championship. He also won a silver medal at the 1969 EuroBasket, and gold medals at the 1973 EuroBasket and the 1975 EuroBasket. He also won a gold medal at the 1967 Mediterranean Games.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaslužio sam koju suzu sjete
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ratomir Tvrdić". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 October 2012.