|No. 3 – Lietkabelis Panevėžys|
|Born||April 14, 1988|
Zagreb, SR Croatia,
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||234 lb (106 kg)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2017–2018||U BT Cluj-Napoca|
|2018–2019||Stelmet Zielona Góra|
|Career highlights and awards|
Željko Šakić (born April 14, 1988) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Lietkabelis Panevėžys of the Lithuanian League and the Champions League. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he plays the forward positions.
Šakić started playing basketball in the Cibona youth systems but never got an opportunity to play for the senior squad. After he almost quit basketball, in 2007 he got an offer from another club from Zagreb, Dubrava where he spent the next 3 seasons. After that he spent 3 seasons in the Bosnian League and then moved to Sutor Montegranaro of the Italian League. He spent the 2014–15 season in Manresa of the Spanish League earning the 4th week Player of the Week award.
Croatian national team
Šakić was part of the Croatian national team youth selections. He was one of the leading Croatian players at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, but to play with the senior team he had to wait for the 2015 EuroBasket preparation games. At the age of 27, he was the oldest debutant in the history of the Croatian national basketball team.
- "Željko Šakić je najstariji debitant za Hrvatsku". hercegovina.info (in Croatian) (22 July 2015). Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Željko Šakić nakon sezone u Manresi preselio u redove najboljeg bugarskog kluba". sportnet.hr (in Croatian) (14 August 2015). Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Cibona tabs Zeljko Sakic". Sportando.com. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- "Željko Šakić s Ciboninih treninga u Poljskua". basketball.hr (in Croatian). 12 September 2018.