Alexander Gomelsky

1928 - 2005

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Alexander Yakovlevich Gomelsky (Russian: Гомельский, Александр Яковлевич; 18 January 1928 – 16 August 2005) was a Russian professional basketball player and coach. The father of Soviet and Russian basketball, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 and the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007. Alexander Gomelsky was awarded the Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee in 1998. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Gomelsky has received more than 71,835 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Alexander Gomelsky is the 43rd most popular basketball player (down from 40th in 2019), the 836th most popular biography from Russia (up from 1,021st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Alexander Gomelsky ranks 43 out of 1,264Before him are Moses Malone, Manute Bol, Allen Iverson, Robert Parish, Jerry Sloan, and Svetislav Pešić. After him are Red Auerbach, Muggsy Bogues, Mirza Delibašić, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, and Dirk Nowitzki.

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Among people born in 1928, Alexander Gomelsky ranks 202Before him are Charles Gray, Alexis Korner, Hans Herrmann, Orson Bean, Yevgeny Svetlanov, and Ethel Kennedy. After him are Luis Posada Carriles, Ciriaco De Mita, Aleksey Batalov, Robert Badinter, Rosemary Clooney, and Nils Christie. Among people deceased in 2005, Alexander Gomelsky ranks 106Before him are Kocheril R. Narayanan, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Teresa Wright, Ralph Erskine, Tonino Delli Colli, and Jimmy Smith. After him are Eduardo Paolozzi, Link Wray, Alain Bombard, Andrea Dworkin, Jair da Rosa Pinto, and Amrita Pritam.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Gomelsky ranks 836 out of 2,688Before him are Feodosia Morozova (1632), Yevgeny Svetlanov (1928), Nikolay Danilevsky (1822), Beate Uhse-Rotermund (1919), Alfred Clebsch (1833), and Olga Baclanova (1893). After him are Konstantin Balmont (1867), Konstantin Feoktistov (1926), Pavel Rotmistrov (1901), Arsen Kotsoyev (1872), Pyotr Lavrov (1823), and Nikolai Severtzov (1827).


Among basketball players born in Russia, Alexander Gomelsky ranks 2Before him are Sergei Belov (1944). After him are Alexander Belov (1951), Vladimir Tkachenko (1957), Gennadi Volnov (1939), Andrei Kirilenko (1981), Tatyana Ovechkina (1950), Timofey Mozgov (1986), Sergei Bazarevich (1965), Alexey Shved (1988), Lazaros Papadopoulos (1980), and Yekaterina Lisina (1987).