Yuri Korneev (March 26, 1937 in Moscow, Soviet Union – June 17, 2002), was a Russian basketball player. At a height of 1.98 m (6'6") tall, he played at the small forward position. He was among the 105 player nominees for the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors list.
|Born||March 26, 1937|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Died||June 17, 2002 (aged 65)|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Korneev started his club career with Dynamo Moscow, but he eventually moved to CSKA Moscow, where he became one of the club's cornerstones in the 1960s. While a member of the Red Army club, Korneev won a EuroLeague championship in 1963. He scored 15 crucial points in the tie-breaking final game against Real Madrid, after first two games of the finals were not enough to crown a champion. He made it to the EuroLeague Final once again, two years later, when Real took their revenge for what had been a bitter loss 2 years earlier. In addition to that, Korneev helped CSKA to win five Soviet Union League championships.
Soviet national teamEdit
Korneev was a regular member of the senior Soviet national basketball team. Korneev won two EuroBasket gold medals, in 1959 and 1961, two Summer Olympics silver medals, in 1960 and 1964, and a bronze medal at the 1963 FIBA World Championship.
- sports reference retrieved 25 July 2011