Viktor Zubkov (basketball)
24 April 1937|
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||16 October 2016(aged 79)|
|Listed height||2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Виктор Алексеевич Зубков; 24 April 1937 – 16 October 2016) was a Soviet basketball player. He is considered one of the most distinguished players of Soviet and European basketball in the 1950s and 1960s, who won two silver medals at the Summer Olympics for the Soviet national team.
As a member for the national team for seven years (1956–1963) he won two Olympic silver medals (1956 and 1960), one world championship Bronze medal in 1963 (in which he was also team captain) and three European championships (1957, 1959, 1961). He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
He retired from basketball in 1966 and since then has worked as senior instructor and deputy chief of the military-engineering academy named after Valerian Kuybyshev and as the head coach of the Mozambique national team.
Zubkov died on 16 October 2016.
- "EuroBasket History - The 50's". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- "Умер двукратный призер ОИ по баскетболу Виктор Зубков". lenta.ru. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
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