Gregor Fučka

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Gregor Fučka
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Fučka warming up with Lottomatica Roma.
Personal information
Born (1971-08-07) August 7, 1971 (age 43)
Kranj, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian / Italian
Listed height 7 ft 0.75 in (2.15 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Pro career 1988–2011
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1988–1990 Union Olimpija
1990–1994 Trieste
1994–1997 Olimpia Milano
1997–2002 Fortitudo Bologna
2002–2006 Barcelona
2006–2007 Akasvayu Girona
2007–2008 Lottomatica Roma
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2011 Pistoia Basket
Career highlights and awards

Gregor Fučka (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfutʃka] ('Footchka')) was born 7 August 1971 in Kranj, Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Slovenian-Italian professional basketball player. A 215 cm (7'0.75") forward-center, he was a European Player of the Year Mister Europa and Euroscar laureate in 2000.

Professional career[edit]

He played with Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia from 1988–90, then he moved to Italy, playing for Stefanel Trieste (1990–1994), Stefanel Milano (1994–1997) and Teamsystem Bologna a.k.a. Paf Bologna a.k.a. Skipper Bologna (1997–2002). Then he played in Spain with FC Barcelona (2002–2006) and with Akasvayu Girona (2006–07). He then came back to Italy in the 2007-08 season, playing with Lottomatica Virtus Roma.

Italian national team[edit]

Fučka played with Italy's junior national team at the 1991 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he won the silver medal. He also played at the FIBA Under-21 World Championship with Italy's junior national team in 1993.

With the senior men's Italian national basketball team, Fučka played at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games and he won the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 1999, where he was named the tournament's MVP. Fučka also won a silver medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 1997. He also played at the 1998 FIBA World Championship, and at the FIBA EuroBasket 1995 and the FIBA EuroBasket 2001.

Titles and awards[edit]

With Olimpia Milano

  • Italian Serie A: 1996
  • Italian Cup: 1996

With Fortitudo Bologna

  • Italian Serie A: 2000
  • Italian Cup: 1998
  • Italian Supercup: 1998

With FC Barcelona

  • Spanish ACB League: 2003, 2004
  • Spanish King Cup: 2003
  • Euroleague: 2003
  • Spanish Supercup: 2004

With Girona

  • FIBA Eurocup: 2007

With Italian National Team

  • FIBA EuroBasket Gold Medal: 1999
  • FIBA EuroBasket Silver Medal: 1997

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Italy Andrea Meneghin
Mr. Europa
2000
Succeeded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Peja Stojaković