Sani Bečirovič

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Sani Bečirović
Becirovic with Panathinaikos.
Free agent
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 33)
Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1998–present
Career history
1995–1996 Bistrica
1996–1997 Maribor Ovni
1997–1999 Pivovarna Laško
1999–2001 Union Olimpija
2001–2002 Virtus Bologna
2003–2004 Krka Novo Mesto
2004–2005 Casti Group Varese
2005–2006 Climamio Bologna
2006–2008 Panathinaikos
2008–2009 Lottomatica Roma
2009 Union Olimpija
2010 Armani Jeans Milano
2010–2011 Türk Telekom
2011 CSKA Moscow
2011–2012 Benetton Treviso
2012–2013 Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2013 Dinamo Sassari
2013 Foolad Mahan Isfahan
2013–2014 Krka Novo Mesto
2014–2015 Fulgor Libertas Forlì
2015 Pallacanestro Piacentina
Career highlights and awards

Sani Bečirovič (Serbo-Croatian: Bećirović, born 19 May 1981) is a Slovenian professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Piacentina of the Serie B Basket. His father is Memi Bečirović, former coach of the Slovenian national team. He was selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets.

Pro career[edit]

Bečirović played for the Slovenian youth teams of KK Bistrica and he made his debut with them during the 1995-96 season. He then moved to the Slovenian club Maribor Ovni for the 1996-97 season. He then moved to the Slovenian Premiere A League team Pivovarna Laško, where he played from 1997–99 and next to the Slovenian team Olimpija Ljubljana, where he played from 1999-01. With Olimpija Ljubljana he won the 2001 Slovenian League Championship and the 2000 and 2001 Slovenian Cups. He also played in Slovenia with Krka Novo Mesto in the 2003-04 season.

He played in the Italian A1 league with Virtus Bologna during the 2001-02 season, where he won the 2002 Italian Cup. He also played with the Italian clubs Casti Group Varese in the 2004-05 season and Climamio Bologna in the 2005-2006 season, where he won the 2005 Italian Super Cup.

Bečirović then moved to the Greek club Panathinaikos, where he won the Euroleague 2006-07 championship, two Greek Cups (2007, 2008) and two Greek Championships (2007, 2008).[1] He signed for AJ Milano on 15 January 2010.[2] In October 2010 he signed a two-year contract with Türk Telekom B.K.. In March 2011 he left Türk Telekom B.K. by mutual agreement and then signed with CSKA Moscow until the end of the 2010-11 season.[3] In August 2011 he moved to Italian club Benetton Treviso for one season.[4]

In October 2012, he signed in Iran with Petrochimi Bandar Imam.[5] On 14 April 2013, Bečirović signed with Dinamo Sassari till the end of the season.[6] In August 2013, he returned to Iran and signed a one-year deal with Foolad Mahan Isfahan.[7]

In December 2013, Bečirović returns to Slovenian club Krka Novo Mesto for the 2013–14 season.[8]

In August 2014, he signed with Fulgor Libertas Forlì of the Italian second division.[9] On January 4, 2015, he left Forli and signed with Pallacanestro Piacentina of the Serie B Basket.[10] On March 16, 2015, he parted ways with Piacentina.[11]

Slovenian national team[edit]

Bečirović was a member of the Slovenian national basketball teams that competed at the 1999 FIBA European Championship, the 2001 FIBA European Championship, the 2005 FIBA European Championship, and the 2006 FIBA World Championship.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Igor Rakočević
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP
Succeeded by
Nikos Zisis