Petar Popović (basketball, born 1979)

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Petar Popović
Petar Popović.JPG
Free agent
Position Center
Personal information
Born (1979-07-28) July 28, 1979 (age 37)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2000 Spartak Subotica
2000–2001 Crvena zvezda
2001–2005 Hemofarm
2005–2006 Benetton Treviso
2006–2007 Crvena zvezda
2007–2008 Joventut Badalona
2008–2010 Estudiantes
2010–2011 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2011–2012 Crvena zvezda
2012–2013 Artland Dragons
2013–2014 Aliağa Petkim
2014 Metalac Valjevo
Career highlights and awards

Petar Popović (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Поповић; born July 28, 1979) is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Metalac Valjevo of the Basketball League of Serbia.

Professional career[edit]

He played with Spartak Subotica and Crvena zvezda before moving to Hemofarm. With them he played the next four seasons, and won the Adriatic League in 2005.

In August 2005 he signed for the Italian powerhouse Benetton Treviso.[1] With them he won the Italian League.

For the 2006–07 season he returned to Crvena zvezda.

In September 2007, he had a trial with Joventut Badalona.[2] He first signed a one-month contract, but later re-signed for the rest of the season. With them he won the ULEB Cup and the Spanish King's Cup.

In September 2008, he signed a short-term deal with Estudiantes, to replace injured Martin Rančík.[3] He later resigned for the rest of the season. In July 2009, he re-signed with them for one more season.[4]

In July 2010, he signed a one-year deal with the Russian team Spartak Saint Petersburg.[5] With them he won the Russian Basketball Cup.

In September 2011, he returned for the third time to Crvena zvezda, signing a one-year contract.[6]

For the 2012–13 season he signed with Artland Dragons of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[7]

In June 2013, he signed a one-year contract with Aliağa Petkim of the Turkish Basketball League.[8] He left them in January 2014.[9] In March 2014, he signed with Metalac Valjevo for the rest of the season.[10]

National team[edit]

Popović played for Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament in Athens.


  1. ^ "Petar Popovic in Benetton". 9 August 2005. Archived from the original on October 25, 2007. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Petar Popović na probi u Huventudu". (in Serbian). 28 September 2007. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Petar Popović u Estudijantesu". (in Serbian). 8 September 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Petar Popović ostaje u Estudijantesu". 26 July 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Petar Popović prešao u Spartak (SP)". (in Serbian). 11 July 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Petar Popović ponovo u crveno-belom". (in Serbian). 16 September 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "ARTLAND signs former champ Popovic". 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Aliaga Petkim brings in Petar Popovic". 21 June 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Neprijatan rastanak Popovića i Alijage". (in Serbian). 25 January 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Petar Popovic signs with Metalac Valjevo". 21 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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