|Born||7 December 1937|
Leskovac, Vardar Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||27 May 1970 (aged 32)|
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||96 kg (212 lb)|
|1967–1968||Libertas Livorno (Fargas)|
|1968–1969||Reyer Venezia (Noalex)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Rajković played for OKK Beograd, during their so-called "Golden Era", in the late 1950s, and first half of the 1960s, in the Yugoslav First League. Some of his teammates were: Radivoj Korać, Miodrag Nikolić, Bogomir Rajković, Slobodan Gordić and, Milorad Erkić. OKK Beograd's head coaches during that time were, Borislav Stanković and Aleksandar Nikolić, and the club's sports director at the time was Radomir Šaper. In that period, the club won three Yugoslav League championships, and two Yugoslav Cups.
Rajković went to Italy in 1967, where he played two seasons, with Libertas Livorno and Reyer Venezia, of the Lega Basket Serie A. Rajković was the best scorer of the Italian League's 1967– 68 season, with 521 total points scored.
National team careerEdit
Rajković played with the senior Yugoslavian national basketball team, from 1963 to 1970. During his senior national team career, Yugoslavia won two EuroBasket silver medals (1965 and 1969), and one bronze medal (1963). They also won an Olympics silver medal (1968), in Mexico City. He also won a FIBA World Cup silver medal (1963), and a gold medal (1970, in Ljubljana, Slovenia). He played in a total of 113 games with the senior Yugoslav national team.
Rajković died in his sleep due to a heart defect, on 28 May 1970, just four days after winning the World Championship with Yugoslavia (Yugoslavia's first ever gold at the competition).
He had a wife, Biljana, and a son, Vladimir.
- Rajkovic Profile at OKK Beograd website (in Serbian)
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