Becirovic with Panathinaikos.
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
19 May 1981 |
Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|2003–2004||Krka Novo Mesto|
|2004–2005||Casti Group Varese|
|2010||Armani Jeans Milano|
|2012–2013||Petrochimi Bandar Imam|
|2013||Foolad Mahan Isfahan|
|2013–2014||Krka Novo Mesto|
|2014–2015||Fulgor Libertas Forlì|
|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.
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). He signed for AJ Milano on 15 January 2010. 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. In August 2011 he moved to Italian club Benetton Treviso for one season.
In October 2012, he signed in Iran with Petrochimi Bandar Imam. On 14 April 2013, Bečirović signed with Dinamo Sassari till the end of the season. In August 2013, he returned to Iran and signed a one-year deal with Foolad Mahan Isfahan.
In August 2014, he signed with Fulgor Libertas Forlì of the Italian second division. On January 4, 2015, he left Forli and signed with Pallacanestro Piacentina of the Serie B Basket. On March 16, 2015, he parted ways with Piacentina.
Slovenian national team
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.
- Becirovic page on the Euroleague official site.
- Milano brings Becirovic back to Italy
- CSKA signs Sani Becirovic
- Benetton Treviso lands Sani Becirovic
- "Sani Becirovic inks in Iran with Petrochimi". Sportando.net. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Dinamo Sassari officially signs Sani Becirovic". Sportando.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- "Sani Becirovic signs in Iran with Foolad Mahan Sport Club". Sportando.net. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- Becirovic returns home; FIBA Europe, 10 December 2013
- Forli inks Sani Becirovic, ex Krka
- Bakery Piacenza officially lands Sani Becirovic
- Becirovic leaves Piacentina
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|Awards and achievements|
|FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP