Dragan Kapičić

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Dragan Kapičić
Personal information
Born (1948-08-07) 7 August 1948 (age 70)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight95 kg (209 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1970 / Undrafted
Playing career1965–1981
Number9, 10
Career history
1965–1977Crvena zvezda
1977–1981Saturn Köln
Career highlights and awards

Dragan Kapičić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Капичић; born 7 August 1948) is a retired Serbian basketball player and executive.

Playing career[edit]

Kapičić played for the Crvena zvezda in his hometown Belgrade in the Yugoslav First League from 1965 to 1977. His teammates were Zoran Slavnić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragiša Vučinić and Vladimir Cvetković among others. With them he won two National Championships, three National Cups and one FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (nowadays Saporta Cup). He is the most points scored leader of Crvena zvezda.[1]

Later, he played for Saturn Köln of the German Championships.[2]

National team career[edit]

Kapičić played 169 games with the Yugoslavian national basketball team. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.[3]

Post-playing career[edit]

Kapičić was the president of the Basketball Federation of Serbia from April 2007 to April 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Kapičić is the son of Jovo (1919‒2013), who was a Yugoslav People's Army general and recipient of the Order of the People's Hero.[4] He married Slobodanka "Beba" Žugić,[5] a Montenegrin actress. The couple have two sons.

His son Stefan (born 1978) is an actor best known for his role of Colossus in Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). In 2015 Serbian sports drama We Will Be the World Champions Kapičić is portrayed by his son Stefan.[6]

Career achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Souly: Kaponja - kapiten svih zvezda, Koš magazin
  2. ^ Kapičići za sve generacije
  3. ^ Dragan Kapicic. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Narodni heroji Jugoslavije. „Mladost“ Beograd, 1975. godina
  5. ^ Ljubavne priče slavnih sportista
  6. ^ Full Cast & Crew of We Will Be the World Champions

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Goran Knežević
President of the Basketball Federation of Serbia
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by
Dragan Đilas