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Stefan Birčević (Serbian: Стефан Бирчевић, born 13 December 1989) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team. Standing at 2.10 m (6 ft 10 12 in), he plays the power forward position.

Stefan Birčević
No. 9 – Telekom Baskets Bonn
PositionPower forward
LeagueGerman League
Basketball Champions League
Personal information
Born (1989-12-13) 13 December 1989 (age 29)
Lazarevac, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2011Metalac Valjevo
2011–2014Radnički Kragujevac
2014–2016Estudiantes
2016–2017Partizan
2017–2018İstanbul BŞB
2018Banvit
2018–presentBaskets Bonn

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Professional careerEdit

Birčević played with Metalac Valjevo, before joining Radnički Kragujevac in the summer of 2011. In August 2014, he moved to Spain and signed with CB Estudiantes.[1] On 13 June 2016 he signed a two-year contract with Serbian club Partizan.[2]

On 13 July 2017 Birčević signed with Turkish club İstanbul BŞB for the 2017–18 season.[3]

On 4 December 2018 Birčević signed with German club Baskets Bonn for the rest of 2018–19 season.[4]

Serbian national teamEdit

Birčević won the gold medal with the Serbian university team at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen. Birčević was a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Birčević also represented Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics where they won the silver medal, after losing to the United States in the final game with 96–66.[5]

Birčević also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2017 where they won the silver medal, after losing in the final game to Slovenia.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Birčević from Kragujevac to Madrid
  2. ^ "Stefan Birčević je prvo pojačanje Partizana u sezoni 2016/17". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Stefan Bircevic inks with Istanbul BSB". Sportando.com. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Baskets verpflichten serbischen Nationalspieler". telekom-baskets-bonn.de. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games". BBC Sport. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Slovenia overcome injuries to claim historic title in Dragic's swansong". FIBA.basketball. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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