Ljubodrag Duci Simonović, najbolji jugoslovenski košarkaš: O svemu i svačemu, samo ne o Upravo u tom periodu, godišnji Duci je dao sledeći intervju. Ljubodrag Simonovic. Full Name: Ljubodrag Simonovic. Height: ( cm) Weight: lbs (84 kg). Born: January 10, (Age: d) in Kraljevo, Serbia. I guess that, for many basketball lovers, the name of Ljubodrag Simonovic aka Duci (prononced Dutsi) does not mean a lot. However, those.

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He knew that basketball was not his future.

Ljubodrag Simonovic: The rebel genius

Pjubodrag using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His playing career ended, while he was a player-coach in Stara Pazova, due to a burst capillary in his throat. From tohe played for 1. It could be argued that he was the first anti-globalist in sports. The press took it on Zeravica, who changed his decisions a little for the next appointment at the Mexico Olympics.

The following season, Crvena Zvezda repeated the title game of the same competition in Nantes, but lost ljubdorag Spartak St. However, those whose memory reaches back to the seventies will surely remember a great player whose brilliant talent clashed with his strong personality and ideas, a combination that shortened a career that could have been much bigger. Your name Your email Your website.

In the world of basketball there are many players with university degrees and in this aspect, Duci Simonovic is not an exception. Views Read Edit View history. The directors, fearing a severe fine, intervened to avoid the fleeing of the players and all changed their decision. He dedicated himself to fighting double morals, doping, ruthless commercialization of sports and basically everything he considered wrong.

In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. The second junior EuroBasket. That same year, Zeravic, who had also been promoted to coach of the absolute national team, took a young team to the Helsinki EuroBasket: Zvezda won 75—50 thus claiming its second title in three years.


Porto San Giorgio, Simonovic had to stay home. Cliques were being formed within the squad and things eventually boiled over on 10 January in Tel Aviv during the away contest versus Maccabi, the first game of the quarterfinals group stage. University of Belgrade LL. Back home, he kept playing for Crvena Zvezda, but he was never back to the national team. The season ended dramatically, as Zvezda lost the Cup Winners’ Cup final in Thessaloniki 70—74 versus Olimpia Milano in late March before finishing the domestic league with the identical 17—5 record as KK Split Jugoplastikawhich meant playing a single-game playoff decider for the title.

He is a left-wing man with high morals, loyal to his ideas and still a rebel character.

Ljubodrag Simonović – Wikipedija

Retrieved 18 September He was a pete athlete, physically powerful but with good technique. Then,that samethe Munich Olympics arrived and that was the simonvoic of the end of his brilliant career. He has three sons from two marriages. Petersburg by a single points, Crvena zvezda —75 Yugoslav Basketball Cup champions.

Ljubodrag Simonović

The same group that had failed at the Helsinki EuroBasket. I remember one of his best performances against Partizan, in which he scored 59 points! For him, work was everything. It was later proven that two players from the Puerto Rican side had used illegal doping substances, prompting a protest from lkubodrag Yugoslav players.

All the seven young ones had an important simonoic as Yugoslavia won its first gold medal in a big competition. Yugoslavia ended up being second because hosting Italy had also a brilliant generation led by Dino Meneghin, Iellini and Zanata.

Even though he was playing elite basketball, he passed his university tests with good grades. Crvena zvezda —71 Yugoslav Basketball Cup champions. Articles with German-language external links Pages which use embedded infobox templates with the title parameter Infobox person using alma mater Articles with hCards Articles containing Serbian-language text Interlanguage link template link number Sports-Reference template with ID same as Ljubodrga Use dmy dates from May Yugoslavia squad — Mediterranean Games — Gold medal.


Istorija: Duci Simonović, buntovnik s razlogom – KOS magazin

Yugoslavia, who had been runner-up in the previous edition, finished up in ninth place. To this day, he is still angry that nobody walked with him or said goodbye to him. He was a real talent but he also worked a lot to reach that high level. For Red Star Belgrade, he wore number 11 while for the national team, he wore number 5.

Because of his character and speaking his mind he had ljubodgag lot of problems everywhere he worked. He played shooting guard, but he could rebound like a power forward. In Yugoslavia he was not able to find a job. He stays away from basketball and from time to time he appears on some TV show defending his ideas to the latest consequences.

Yugoslavia squad — EuroBasket — Silver medal. The team’s victory over Italy85—78, at the beginning of the tournament improved their expectations, but in the second round, the Yugoslav team was defeated by Puerto Ricoby a score of 79— This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Those interested about the life and ideas of Ljubodrag Duci Simonovic can find a lot of articles, forums and interesting things on the Internet.