Matjaž Smodiš

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Matjaž Smodiš
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Smodiš during an interview.
Personal information
Born (1979-12-13) December 13, 1979 (age 37)
Trbovlje, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Playing career 1994–2013
Position Power forward / Center
Number 8, 33
Career history
1994–2000 Krka Novo mesto
2000–2003 Virtus Bologna
2003–2005 Climamio Bologna
2005–2011 CSKA Moscow
2011–2012 Cedevita Zagreb
2012–2013 Krka Novo mesto
Career highlights and awards

Matjaž Smodiš (born December 13, 1979) is a Slovenian former professional basketball player. He was a three-time Euroleague champion and an All-Euroleague Second Team selection in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

Smodiš' previous teams were Krka Novo Mesto of the Slovenian League and the Italian League clubs Virtus Bologna and Climamio Bologna. Smodiš has been playing with the Russian League club CSKA Moscow since the year 2005, being one of the team's major stars. In 2011 he left CSKA Moscow and signed with the Croatian club KK CEDEVITA ZAGREB (A1 Croatia league).[1]

On November 30, 2012 he signed with his home town team KK Krka.[2] Smodiš announced retirement in May, after leading KK Krka to their 4th consecutive championship.

Slovenian national team[edit]

Smodiš has also played for the senior Slovenian national basketball team. With Slovenia's national team he played at the 1999 FIBA European Championship, the 2001 FIBA European Championship, and the 2007 FIBA European Championship.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ "Cedevita signs star forward Smodis". Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "SMODIS TO RETURN TO ACTION WITH KRKA". Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Matjaz Smodis – Croatian Cup MVP". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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