Viktor Zubkov (basketball)

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Viktor Zubkov
Personal information
Born(1937-04-24)24 April 1937
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died16 October 2016(2016-10-16) (aged 79)
Listed height6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
Playing career1955–1967
Coaching career1979–1981
Career history
As player:
1955–1957Rustovnna Burevestnik
1957–1967CSKA Moscow
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
As a player:

Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Виктор Алексеевич Зубков; 24 April 1937 – 16 October 2016) was a Soviet professional basketball player and coach. At a height of 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in), he played at the center position.[1] He is considered to be one of the most distinguished players of Soviet and European basketball in the 1950s and 1960s.

He won two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, while representing the senior men's Soviet national team, he was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

Playing career[edit]

Zubkov played at the club level with CSKA Moscow, with whom he won 8 Soviet national league titles (1959–1966), and two FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) titles (1961 and 1963).

Soviet national team[edit]

As a member of the senior men's Soviet national team for seven years (1956–1963), he won two Olympic silver medals (1956 and 1960), one FIBA World Cup bronze medal, in 1963 (in which he was also the team captain), and three EuroBasket gold medals (1957, 1959, and 1961).

Post-playing career[edit]

Zubkov retired from playing basketball in 1966, and after that, he worked as senior instructor and deputy chief of the military-engineering academy, named after Valerian Kuybyshev, and as the head coach of the senior Mozambican national team.


Zubkov died on 16 October 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "EuroBasket History - The 50's". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Умер двукратный призер ОИ по баскетболу Виктор Зубков". 16 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.

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