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List of famous basketball players from Soviet Union, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Soviet Union has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Soviet basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Soviet Union and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Soviet Union then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List players include Silver Leppik, Tanel Tein and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Soviet basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Soviet Union?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Soviet Union in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Soviet basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

Alzhan Musurbekovich Zharmukhamedov Kazakh: Әлжан Мұсырбекұлы Жармухамедов, Russian: Алжан Мусурбекович Жармухамедов; born 2 October 1944 in Bostandyk area, Tashkent Oblast, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (now Tavaksai, Tashkent Oblast, Uzbekistan) is a retired Kazakh basketball player who won gold medal in 1972 Olympic Games while playing for the USSR basketball team. He can be considered as the first ethnic Kazakh to become an Olympic champion. He played for CSKA Moscow (1969–1979). In 1971 he earned the title Master of Sports of the USSR, International Class and a year later he was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor. He currently lives in Moscow. While being young and driven with feelings ...more

Nationality: Soviet Union

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Gert Kullamäe is a retired Estonian professional basketball player who mostly played in a shooting guard position and was a great 3-point shooter. Gert Kullamäe is seven-time Estonian Champion and USSR, Lithuanian, Belgian and Dutch champion. Currently he is the head coach of his last team Tartu Ülikool and assistant coach of the Estonia national basketball team. ...more

Position: Shooting guard, Small forward

Nationality: Estonia, Soviet Union

Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

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Marek Doronin is an Estonian professional basketball pleyer. He has played his whole career in Tartu Ülikool/Rock. ...more

Nationality: Estonia, Soviet Union

Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia

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Sergei Alexandrovich Belov was a professional basketball player, most noted for playing for the Soviet Union national basketball team at the Olympic Games. Belov was born in the village of Nashchyokovo, Shegarsky District, Tomsk Oblast, Soviet Union. He trained at Trud Voluntary Sports Society, and later at Armed Forces sports society. In 1968, he became an Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. Later, he became an Honored Coach of Russia, and the President of the Russian Basketball Federation. Belov is considered to be one of the best non-American basketball players of all time. He was given the honor of lighting the Olympic Cauldron with the Olympic flame, during the 1980 Summer Olympics ...more

Birthplace: Tomsk Oblast, Russia

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