FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)

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FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991) is the list of the 50 greatest players in the history of FIBA international basketball, as selected in the year 1991, by FIBA Magazine. The list was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the sport of basketball, by James Naismith. FIBA had a group of international basketball experts, composed mainly of international basketball coaches, vote for the 50 greatest players list. Each expert voter was tasked with picking 25 players.

The voting was tallied as, 25 points for a 1st place vote, 24 points for a 2nd place vote, and so on. There were 51 players selected, as a result of a tie in the vote totals. Players from all over the world were considered to be eligible for the voting, including NBA players.

5 European players that had played in the NBA up to that time, made the list (Divac, Petrović, Marčiulionis, Volkov, Martín). However, no U.S.A. NBA players made the list, because they were not competing in major FIBA tournaments until 1992. Nonetheless, 5 U.S.A. players that played in leagues other than the NBA, did make the list (Brabender, Luyk, Galis, Cruz, Morse).

FIBA's 50 Greatest All-Time Players (1991)[edit]

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  • Player nationalities were selected by the national team eligibility of each player:
Country Player (current independent country)
 Yugoslavia
12
Krešimir Ćosić ( Croatia)
Dražen Dalipagić ( Serbia)
Ivo Daneu ( Slovenia)
Mirza Delibašić ( Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Vlade Divac ( Serbia)
Dragan Kićanović ( Serbia)
Radivoj Korać ( Serbia)
Toni Kukoč ( Croatia)
Dražen Petrović ( Croatia)
Dino Rađa ( Croatia)
Petar Skansi ( Croatia)
Zoran Slavnić ( Serbia)
 Soviet Union
10
Alexander Belov ( Russia)
Sergei Belov ( Russia)
Stepas Butautas ( Lithuania)
Otar Korkia ( Georgia)
Šarūnas Marčiulionis ( Lithuania)
Anatoly Myshkin ( Russia)
Modestas Paulauskas ( Lithuania)
Arvydas Sabonis ( Lithuania)
Sasha Volkov ( Ukraine)
Viktor Zubkov ( Russia)
 Spain
7
Wayne Brabender
Francisco "Nino" Buscató
Juan Antonio Corbalán
Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi"
Clifford Luyk
Fernando Martín
Emiliano Rodríguez
 Brazil
4
Bira Maciel
Wlamir Marques
Amaury Pasos
Oscar Schmidt
 Italy
4
Pierlo Marzorati
Massimo Masini
Dino Meneghin
Antonello Riva
 Czechoslovakia
2
Stano Kropilák ( Slovakia)
Ivan Mrázek ( Czech Republic)
 France
2
Jean-Paul Beugnot
Alain Gilles
 Greece
2
Nikos Galis
Georgios Kolokithas
 Australia
1
Andrew Gaze
 Belgium
1
Willy Steveniers
 Bulgaria
1
Atanas Golomeev
 Hungary
1
François Németh
 Israel
1
Miki Berkovich
 Peru
1
Ricardo Duarte
 Puerto Rico
1
Teó Cruz
 United States
1
Bob Morse

FIBA's 50 Greatest All-Time Players (1991) Top 10 Vote Results[edit]

Rank Player Country Vote Total
1.
Sergei Belov  Soviet Union
317
2.
Dražen Petrović  Yugoslavia
280
3.
Arvydas Sabonis  Lithuania
277
4.
Krešimir Ćosić  Yugoslavia
273
5.
Toni Kukoč  Yugoslavia
264
6.
Nikos Galis  Greece
251
7.
Radivoj Korać  Yugoslavia
246
8.
Dino Meneghin  Italy
221
9.
Dražen Dalipagić  Yugoslavia
209
10.
Oscar Schmidt  Brazil
205

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Sources[edit]

  • Bergum, Bob (2015). "Basketball All Greats": 67–68. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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