Sabahudin Bilalović

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Sabahudin Bilalović
Personal information
Born (1960-05-07)May 7, 1960
Trebinje, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
Died July 29, 2003(2003-07-29)
Nationality Bosnian
Listed height 6.72 ft 80.72 in (4.10 m)
Career information
Pro playing career 1977–2003
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Sabahudin "Dino" Bilalović (May 7, 1960 – July 29, 2003) was a Bosnian professional basketball player. He was born in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Playing career[edit]

In 1979, as a player of KK Bosna Sarajevo, in his early career years, he won the Euroleague at the time European Champions Cup. He played most of his career for KK Bosna Sarajevo, KK Vojvodina, Hapoel Naharya Israel, Dyc Lugo Spain, and in Germany and Switzerland.

National team[edit]

He appeared in the national team of former Yugoslavia in the early nineties at the 1990 Goodwill Games, the second games which took place in Seattle, United States, along with Dražen Petrović, Toni Kukoč, Žarko Paspalj, Dino Radja other great stars of Yugoslavia basketball.[1]

Later, in the first appearance of Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team, in EuroBasket 1993, he was the Top Scorer of the tournament averaging 25 (24.6) points per game:

  • vs. Latvia he scored 36 points,
  • vs. Estonia he scored 29 points,
  • vs. Croatia he scored 28 points,
  • vs. Sweden he scored 26 points.


Bilalovic has died July 2003 during his vacation in Croatian coastal town of Makarska from previously diagnosed heart condition. He died of a heart attack on the beach while swimming with his son.[2]


  2. ^ EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/9/2009 KK BOSNA marks 30th Anniversary of winning European Champion title - (...) Mirza Delibasic Kindje and Sabahudin Dino Bilalovic have past away, but they will be remembered by all KK Bosna fans forever. (...)