Andrija Žižić

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Andrija Žižić
Andrija Žižić.jpg
Andrija Žižić with Panathinaikos.
Cibona Zagreb
Position Sporting director
League A-1 Liga
ABA League
FIBA Champions League
Personal information
Born (1980-01-14) January 14, 1980 (age 37)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Playing career 1998–2016
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1998–2003 Split
2003–2004 Cibona Zagreb
2004–2005 Barcelona
2005–2007 Olympiacos
2007–2008 Panathinaikos
2008–2009 Galatasaray Cafe Crown
2009 CAI Zaragoza
2009–2010 Cedevita Zagreb
2010–2011 ASVEL Basket
2011 Cedevita Zagreb
2011–2013 Cibona Zagreb
2014 Astana
2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2014–2015 Credito di Romagna Forli
2015 Pallacanestro Piacentina
2015–2016 Cibona Zagreb
Career highlights and awards

EuroLeague records since the 2000–01 season

  • Most 2-point field goals made in a game without a miss

Andrija Žižić (born January 14, 1980) is a Croatian former professional basketball player. At a height of 2.07 m (6 ft 9 ½ in) tall, he played at the power forward and center positions. He is currently the sporting director of Cibona Zagreb.

Professional career[edit]

In his career, some of the teams that Žižić played with were: Omiš, Solin, Split, Cibona Zagreb, FC Barcelona, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos. He won two Croatian League championships (2003, 2004), and in the 2002–03 season, he was the top rebounder in the Adriatic League (8.2 rebounds per game). He won the Greek League championship and the Greek Cup in the 2007–08 season.

On July 17, 2008, Žižić signed a two-year contract with the Turkish team Galatasaray Cafe Crown.[1][2] On January 15, 2009, he left Galatasaray, and signed with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza, for the rest of the season.[3] On June 24, 2010, he signed with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in France.[4] On February 28, 2011, he left ASVEL, and signed with Cedevita Zagreb, for the rest of the season.[5]

In the summer of 2011, he returned to Cibona Zagreb.[6] On December 12, 2013, he parted ways with Cibona.[7] On January 3, 2014, he signed with Astana.[8] On February 12, 2014, he left Astana, and signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv for the rest of the season.[9] With Maccabi, the third club he joined in the 2013–14 season, he became a EuroLeague champion, playing in the role of the team's third string center.[10]

In September 2014, he joined the Italian second division side Credito di Romagna Forli.[11] On January 6, 2015, he left Forli, and signed with Pallacanestro Piacentina of the Italian third division.[12] On March 5, 2015, he parted ways with Piacentina.[13]

In August 2015, he returned to Cibona Zagreb, playing alongside his younger brother, Ante Žižić, in the process.[14]

Post-playing career[edit]

Shortly after the 2015–16 season ended, Žižić announced his retirement from playing professional basketball, and he became the sporting director for Cibona Zagreb.

Croatian national team[edit]

Žižić was a member of the senior Croatian national basketball team. He also won a silver medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and a bronze medal at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, while playing with the Croatian national junior teams.

Personal[edit]

He is the older brother of professional basketball player Ante Žižić.

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