Danira Bilić

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Danira Bilić
Personal information
Born (1969-07-22) July 22, 1969 (age 48)
Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Listed weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1985–1999
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1985–0000 Elemes Šibenik
1993–1995 Symel Tenerife
1995–1999 Croatia Zagreb

Danira Nakić, married Bilić, (22 July 1969) is a retired Croatian basketball player. As part of the Yugoslavian women's team, she won a silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She was European basketball's Most Valuable Player three times running, in 1988, 1989 and 1990. In 1991, she was awarded Croatia's highest national recognition for sports, the Franjo Bučar State Award for Sport.

Since retiring she has maintained an active involvement in sport, and is currently the Director of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. In 2009 the International Olympic Committee awarded her their "Women in Sports" European trophy.

She is also a politician, being a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

She is wife of former Croatian handball player Zvonimir Bilić.

External links[edit]

  • Profile at sabor.hr (in Croatian)