Gregor Fučka

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Gregor Fučka
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Fučka warming up with Lottomatica Roma.
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1971-08-07) August 7, 1971 (age 42)
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
Pro playing career 1988–2011
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
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Italy
FIBA European Championship
Silver 1997 Spain Italy
Gold 1999 France Italy

Gregor Fučka (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfutʃka] ('Footchka')) was born 7 August 1971 in Kranj, Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Slovenian-Italian 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.

Pro 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.

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

  • Eurobasket Gold Medal: 1999
  • Eurobasket Silver Medal: 1997

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

References[edit]

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