Tanel Tein

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Tanel Tein
Tanel Tein, Estonia-Latvia, 2006.jpg
Tanel Tein in 2006.
Personal information
Born (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 41)
Tartu, Estonia
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
CollegeSt. Francis (NY) (1998–1999)
Playing career1993–2010
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1993–1998University of Tartu
1999–2003University of Tartu
2003–2004Śląsk Wrocław
2004–2005ALBA Berlin
2005–2006University of Tartu
2006Triumph Lyubertsy
2006–2010University of Tartu
Career highlights and awards

Tanel Tein (born 10 January 1978) is an Estonian retired professional basketball player.

Professional career[edit]

Tein's professional career started at the Estonian team Tartu in the 1993–94 season, when he joined at age of 15. Tein is a four-time Estonian champion with University of Tartu team and Polish Cup runner-up with Śląsk Wrocław in 2004. In 2004–2005 season he signed with the Bundesliga club ALBA Berlin. Tein came back to Tartu in 2006 and played for TÜ/Rock team. With the team he won Estonian Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

In May 2010, Tein announced that he will not continue playing basketball as a professional.[1]

Estonian national team[edit]

Tein has been a member of the Estonia national basketball team since 1998 and was a member of the Estonian team in EuroBasket 2001.


On 11 June 2010 Tanel Tein gained media attention after being brought down by the rescuers from the top of the Arched Bridge (Kaarsild) in Tartu, where he had fallen asleep while being drunk.[2]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]


  • 1999–00 Estonian League (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)
  • 2000–01 Estonian League (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)
  • 2000–01 Estonian Cup (Tartu Ülikool/Rock
  • 2001–02 Estonian Cup (Tartu Ülikool/Rock
  • 2002–03 Estonian Cup (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)
  • 2003–04 Polish Cup (Śląsk Wrocław)
  • 2006–07 Estonian League (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)
  • 2007–08 Estonian League (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)
  • 2009–10 Estonian Cup (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)
  • 2009–10 Estonian League (Tartu Ülikool/Rock)


  1. ^ http://sport.delfi.ee/news/korvpall/eesti/tanel-tein-korvpalliga-on-lopp.d?id=31067181
  2. ^ "Kaarsillalt alla toodud purjus magaja oli korvpallitäht Tanel Tein". Õhtuleht (in Estonian). 11 June 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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