Ive Ivanov

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Ive Ivanov
PositionPower forward
LeagueABA League
Croatian League
Personal information
Born (1985-11-13) November 13, 1985 (age 33)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 6.7 in (2.00 m)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2004–2007Borik Puntamika
2009–2010Borik Puntamika
2016–2017GKK Šibenik
2018–2019MZT Skopje
Career highlights and awards

Ive Ivanov (born November 13, 1985) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Zadar of the ABA League and the Croatian League. He plays at the power forward position.


Ivanov grew up in Borik Puntamika, but made his pro debut with Zadar in 2003. After the 2003-04 season in which Zadar came second in the Croatian Championship and Cup, Ivanov was passed back to Borik Puntamika. In his first professional season there the club reached the semifinals of the Croatian Cup, even though playing in the second level of the Croatian basketball league. Next season Borik Puntamika reached the top level league with Ivanov drawing attention to himself and subsequently being called up for the Croatian All-Star game. After spending another season in his youth career club he moved to KK Zabok, another top-level Croatian club.[1] He spent two seasons there and was traded back to Borik Puntamika in 2009. After spending one more season in Borik Puntamika, coach Danijel Jusup returned him to Zadar in the summer of 2010.[2]

He has spent three seasons in KK Zadar since, playing a major role in his club's Croatian League and Adriatic League performances. In the 2010-11 Adriatic league season he averaged 7.3 points, 3.8 reb, 0.9 assists, in the 2012-13 season 5.0 pts, 2.9 reb, 0.7 ass.[3] In the summer of 2013 he decided to sign another one-year contract with Zadar.[4] Despite injuries that forced him to miss a considerable part of the 2013/14 season, he played one of his best games in the last round, when he scored 17 points and made a decisive contribution to his team beating Union Olimpija and keeping its place in the Adriatic League.[5] In August 2014, he extended his contract, making it his fourth season as captain and fifth as a player of KK Zadar.[6]

In July 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the Slovenian club Krka.[7] While playing for Krka he won the Slovenian Cup – his first and only trophy so far. After spending only one season abroad, he followed his coach Vladimir Anzulović from Krka to GKK Šibenik where he signed a two-year contract in July 2016.[8][9] After one season, he left Šibenik.[10]

On July 25, 2018, Ivanov signed with Macedonian basketball club MZT Skopje.[11]

In July 2019, Ivanov returned to Zadar, signing a one-year deal.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2013 he married his long-time girlfriend Ana with which he had his son Vito a year earlier.[13]


  1. ^ "Ive Ivanov, najveće pojačanje Zabok-Zabokya". Zagorje.com (in Croatian). 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  2. ^ "Ive Ivanov: San svakog djeteta je zaigrati u Zadru". zdnews.hr (in Croatian). 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  3. ^ "Ive Ivanov profile". draftexpress.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  4. ^ "KK Zadar: Produžili Ivanov, Batur i Ramljak". ezadar.hr (in Croatian). 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  5. ^ "Zadar extends captain and signs Segarić". abaliga.com. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  6. ^ "Ive Ivanov: Ove godine želimo nešto više". crosarka.com (in Croatian). 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  7. ^ "Ive Ivanov reinforced Krka's frontcourt". abaliga.com. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Ive Ivanov potpisao za Šibenik". zadarskilist.hr (in Croatian). 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  9. ^ "GKK Sibenik inks Ive Ivanov for two seasons". eurobasket.hr. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Počeli odlasci iz GKK Šibenika: Zadranin Ive Ivanov otišao prvi". sibenik.in (in Croatian). 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  11. ^ "МЗТ Скопје Аеродром се засили со Хрватот Иванов". mztskopjeaerodrom.mk. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Ive Ivanov returns to Zadar". aba-liga.com. 5 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Ive i Ana Ivanov razrezali tortu uz himnu Tornada". 057info.hr (in Croatian). 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-10-13.

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