Fridzon playing for Khimki
|No. 7 – CSKA Moscow|
October 14, 1985 |
Klintsy, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||195 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Vitaly Valeryevich Fridzon (Russian: Виталий Валерьевич Фридзон, born October 14, 1985) is a Russian professional basketball player who currently plays for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. He also represents the Russian national basketball team. Standing at 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in), he mainly plays at the shooting guard position, but he can also play at the point guard position.
Fridzon started his professional career in the Russian team Standart Toliatti back in 2001, and stayed with them until the end of 2003–04 season.
He then moved to the prominent Moscow-based team Khimki. With Khimki, he won the Russian Cup in 2007 and the VTB United League in 2011, while also being the VTB United League Final Four MVP. Year later, he won the EuroCup, second-tier continental championship, thus way giving his team a spot in the 2012–13 Euroleague, after year of absence. In the 2012–13 season, he averaged career-high 11.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 24 EuroLeague games. However, Khimki didn't win any trophy that season.
On June 13, 2013, Fridzon signed a two-year contract with the option for third season with the Russian team CSKA Moscow. In his first season with CSKA, in the EuroLeague, he averaged 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 31 games.
In 2014–15 season, CSKA Moscow has managed to advance to the EuroLeague Final Four for the fourth straight season, after eliminating Panathinaikos for the second straight season in the quarter-final series with a 3–1 series win. However, in the EuroLeague semifinal game, despite being dubbed by media as an absolute favorite to advance, CSKA once again lost to Olympiacos. The final score was 70–68, after a great Olympiacos comeback in 4th quarter, led by Vassilis Spanoulis. CSKA Moscow eventually won the EuroLeague third place game after defeating Fenerbahçe by a score of 86–80. Fridzon had nearly the same season, statistically speaking, like his first season with the club, averaging 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, over 23 games played in the EuroLeague. CSKA Moscow finished the season by winning the VTB United League, after eliminating Khimki with a 3–0 sweep in the league's finals series.
On June 16, 2016, he re-signed with the team, on a new two-year contract, with the option of another season.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|†||Denotes season in which Fridzon's team won the EuroLeague|
Russian national team
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- "Spanoulis comes through again as Olympiacos stuns CSKA". euroleague.net. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- "CSKA Moscow beats Fenerbahce in third-place game". eurolague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- "CSKA wins championship!". vtb-league.com. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "Vitaly Fridzon to continue with CSKA". cskabasket.com. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- "Vitaly Fridzon Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
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