Dejan Tomašević

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Dejan Tomašević
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Tomašević promoting a youth sports participation campaign in January 2014.
Personal information
Born (1973-05-06) May 6, 1973 (age 44)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight 114 kg (251 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1995 / Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2009
Position Center
Career history
1990–1991 Borac Čačak
1991–1995 Crvena zvezda
1995–1999 Partizan
1999–2001 Budućnost Podgorica
2001–2002 TAU Cerámica
2002–2005 Pamesa Valencia
2005–2008 Panathinaikos
2008–2009 PAOK
Career highlights and awards

Dejan Tomašević (Serbian: Дејан Томашевић; born 6 May 1973) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player who is the vice-president of the Serbian Basketball Federation. An All-EuroLeague Team selection on two occasions, he played with Borac Čačak, Crvena zvezda, Partizan, Budućnost Podgorica, TAU Cerámica, Pamesa Valencia, Panathinaikos, and PAOK, which he joined in September 2008.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tomašević started his career with Borac Čačak, and he made his first transfer in 1991, to Crvena zvezda, where he stayed for 4 years, winning 2 Yugoslavian League championship titles. His next teams were Partizan (1995–99), where he won 2 Yugoslavian League championships and one Yugoslavian Cup title, and Budućnost Podgorica (1999–01), where he won 2 more Yugoslavian League championships and one Yugoslavian Cup trophy. The big transfer abroad for his career was realized when he signed with TAU Cerámica, where he played the 2001–02 season, where he won the Spanish ACB League and the Spanish King's Cup in 2002. He then transferred to Pamesa Valencia, where he won the ULEB Cup (now called EuroCup) in 2003, and finally on to Panathinaikos, where he won 3 Greek League championships and 3 Greek Cups, in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, and the Triple Crown in 2007. In September 2008, he signed a one year contract with PAOK.

He was voted the EuroLeague Regular Season MVP of the EuroLeague 2000–01 season, and he made the All-EuroLeague First Team that same year, as well as the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague 2001–02 season. He was also the MVP of the Yugoslavian League in 1998. He was also named the ULEB Cup Finals MVP of the 2002–03 season.

International career[edit]

Tomašević was a first team member of the senior men's FR Yugoslav and Serbian National Team, with which he won 3 gold medals at EuroBasket 1995, EuroBasket 1997, and EuroBasket 2001. He also won a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1999. He also won 2 gold medals at the FIBA World Cup, winning the gold at the 1998 FIBA World Championship and the 2002 FIBA World Championship. He also won a silver medal at The 1996 Summer Olympic Games, and he also competed at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games Olympics.[2]

Post-playing career[edit]

After he retired from playing professional basketball, Tomašević became the vice-president of the Serbian Basketball Federation.

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