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Famous Basketball Players from Soviet Union

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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 (alternate spelling: Alzan Zarmuhamedov) (Kazakh: Әлжан Мүсірбекұлы Жармұхамедов, Russian: Алжан Мусурбекович Жармухамедов; born 2 October 1944) is a retired Kazakh professional basketball player and coach. He was considered to be the first ethnic Kazakh to become an Olympic champion.  ...more
    • Nationality: Soviet Union
  • Gert Kullamäe (born 3 June 1971) is an Estonian basketball coach and a former professional basketball player who currently coaches Estonian team TalTech. Kullamäe mostly played at the shooting guard position and was a great 3-point shooter. As a player he is a seven-time Estonian Champion and Soviet Union, Lithuanian, Belgian and Dutch champion.  ...more
    • Position: Shooting guard, Small forward
    • Nationality: Soviet Union,Estonia
    • Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Marek Doronin (born 9 January 1983) is an Estonian professional basketball pleyer. He has played his whole career in Tartu Ülikool/Rock.  ...more
    • Nationality: Soviet Union,Estonia
    • Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
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    Sergei Belov

    Sergei Alexandrovich Belov (Russian: Серге́й Алекса́ндрович Бело́в; 23 January 1944 – 3 October 2013) was a professional basketball player, most noted for playing for CSKA Moscow and the senior Soviet Union national basketball team. He is considered to be one of the best European basketball players of all time, and was given the honour of lighting the Olympic Cauldron with the Olympic flame during the 1980 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, in Moscow. In 1991, Belov was named by FIBA as the Best FIBA Player ever. He became the first international player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on 11 May 1992. He was also inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007  ...more
    • Nationality: Russia, Soviet Union
    • Birthplace: Tomsk Oblast, Russia