Trajko Rajković

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Trajko Rajković
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Rajković with Yugoslavia at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
Personal information
Born (1937-12-07)7 December 1937
Leskovac, Vardar Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 27 May 1970(1970-05-27) (aged 32)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Yugoslav
Listed height 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1959–1970
Position Center
Career history
1959–1967 OKK Beograd
1967–1968 Libertas Livorno (Fargas)
1968–1969 Reyer Venezia (Noalex)

Trajko Rajković (Serbian Cyrillic: Трајко Рајковић; December 7, 1937 – May 27, 1970) was a Yugoslavian basketball player.

Basketball career[edit]

Rajković played for OKK Beograd during theirs so-called 'Golden Era' in late 1950s and first half of 1960s in the Yugoslav First League. His teammates were Radivoj Korać, Miodrag Nikolić, Bogomir Rajković, Slobodan Gordić and Milorad Erkić. OKK Beograd's coaches during that time were Borislav Stanković and Aleksandar Nikolić and sports director was Radomir Šaper. In that period they won three Yugoslav League championships and two Yugoslav Cups.

Rajković went to Italy in 1967 where he played two seasons, for the Libertas Livorno and the Reyer Venezia of the Lega Basket Serie A.[1]

Rajkovic was the best scorer of the Italian Championship 1967-1968 with 521 points.

Yugoslavia national team[edit]

As a player for the Yugoslavia national basketball team Rajković has played from 1963 to 1970. During the time of Rajković’s performance on the national team, Yugoslavia won two European silvers (1965 and 1969) and one bronze (1963), one Olympic silver (1968) in Mexico City, and one World Championship gold (1970 – Ljubljana, Slovenia). He played 113 games for the national team.

Personal life[edit]

Rajković died in sleep on 28th May 1970, just four days after winning the first World Championship gold medal for Yugoslavia on Sunday, 24 May. He had a wife Biljana and son Vladimir.[1]

Career achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rajkovic Profile at OKK Beograd website (in Serbian)

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